Missions Ministry

Opportunities to Serve

Our mission in the Missions Ministry is to make and mature followers of Jesus Christ through a response to mission, what we believe to be an indispensable part of the church’s calling.

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    Local Missions

    First Presbyterian Church is serving daily somewhere in our community with such partners as Parker Street Ministries, Lighthouse Ministries, Talbot House Ministries, Gospel Inc., Beth-El Farmworkers Ministry, Laundry Love, kidsPACK, and more. We partner or participate with ministries throughout the county. Hundreds of volunteers come together to feed the hungry, cheer the homebound, welcome the stranger, advocate for change, and minister to people in need just outside our doors.

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    Global Missions

    First Presbyterian Church supports six missionaries across the world in Egypt, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, and Taiwan. These include the Parkers in Lebanon, John McCall in Taiwan, the Bertrams in Kenya, and some whose names are best not shared. Please join us in praying for all of our missionaries.

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    Mission Trips

    We offer adult and youth mission trip opportunities annually within the USA and overseas. Adults have been primarily focused in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. For more than 30 years we have worked with the San Pablo Presbyterian Seminary building new churches in the Yucatan, Mexico. The youth alternate each year between national and overseas trips.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind. Visit the Celebrate Recovery Page for more details. You may also email CR@fpclakeland.org for information.


Who We Are

The mission of First Presbyterian Church is to make and mature disciples for Jesus Christ.

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