FLC Gainesville’s mission is to INVITE, DISCIPLE, and SEND. We take this seriously and endeavor to live it out both locally in Gainesville and North Central Florida and around the globe.
The ministries below are our local mission ministries and partners. Together, we seek to join in with what God is already up to in our community and lean into the opportunities he present us with. In everything we do, we seek to bless, love, and serve our community.
Gainesville Community Ministries: Participate in quarterly food drives to stock local food bank. Help prepare holiday meals, volunteer for many other available programs. Become involved with “Praise in the Field” event.
Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF): The mission of Lutheran Church Extension Fund is to support the Church in fulfilling its mission of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ by being a Christ-centered servant partner of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), ensuring that funds and services are available now and in the future. VISIT the LCEF PAGE HERE.
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML): The official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, where a group of missionary-minded women meet for Bible study, prayer and business.
Open Arms Child Development Center: A vibrant, creative, and exciting community center, focused on the growth of children and their families so that all may share the love of Jesus Christ. Our core values include quality and excellence in service, safety, hospitality, grace-filled relationships, diversity, and celebrating Christ in all things. We are also a ministry of First Lutheran Church, Gainesville, FL.
Thrivent Financial: A financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. We offer a broad range of products and services – including life insurance, annuities and mutual funds – along with guidance from financial representatives nationwide.
Angel Tree for Christmas: Contact Volunteer Center for names of those in need, cut out paper angels/stars to hang on Angel Tree. Coordinate the delivery of the gifts.
Card Ministry Team: Sends cards to people on the FLC prayer list, home-bound members and our military families.
*For more information on our LOCAL MISSIONS, please contact us!