Welcome to Adult Ministries with a senior focus. We would like to invite you to embrace and participate in our growing mission to touch the lives of the fastest growing segment of our society. At Victory Church we are striving to create a community that meets need at every level of life. It’s less about age and more about stage. So, what stage are you in, and how can we help? Join us on our journey and consider the role God may be calling you to play. Keep reading for a for a listing of the AdultPlus Ministries you can be involved in. Contact the church office at 863-859-6000, for more information. – AdultPlus Chaplains: Richard & Deborah Cooke
Every Friday | 9:30-11 AM | Light of Lights Chapel
DO YOU HAVE PLANS THIS FRIDAY MORNING? WE DO! We are certain that you will thoroughly enjoy our weekly chapel service, where enthusiastic seniors meet for an upbeat, exciting service, as we hear the Word of God and join in celebration with others.
- This is the focal point and highlight of our AdultPlus Ministries. (open to all)
- Atmosphere is informal as to schedule and attire: (testimonies, prayer, and singing intermingled)
- Gospel style worship with senior orchestra and worship team. Music begins early as people are entering.
- Open communion & special music often.
- Short devotional message to challenge and inspire.
- We often schedule Gospel concerts or bring in speakers that will appeal to a broad range of adults.
- Fellowship opportunities after Chapel with lunch at local restaurants.
- Chapel facility seats 300 comfortably. Large screen and multimedia capable.
- If there is a place to start, this is it! Get plugged in and have your Friday morning devotions at our house.
DAY TOURS & RETREATS
Various Times & Locations
Day trips via motor coach in Fall/Winter/Spring months to local and regional attractions. See current flyer above for event dates.
VICTORY LIFE CLASSES & SPECIAL GROUPS
Victory Life Classes & Groups are devoted to helping people step into the freedom found in Christ. Through various specialized focus classes & groups, this ministry provides people with the tools necessary to experience life transformation. Topics of study include: growing in your walk with God, understanding God’s design for marriage, overcoming life controlling issues, dealing with the loss of a loved one, moving forward after a divorce, and much more. Click here for a complete list of all our Victory Life Classes
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
The Breakfast Club meets on the third Monday of each month for the “Endless Breakfast Buffet” and a program of interest for seniors. See link to the current flyer above for specific information about this month’s event. We meet at the Golden Corral, 4705 Hwy 98 N., Lakeland, FL 33810. Breakfast is served at 8:30 AM and program starts between 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM. We are usually out by 10 AM – 10:15 AM.
Adult Service Transportation
Weekly service times
The Adult Service Transportation Ministry provides two limited 14 passenger bus routes. The majority of the riders are seniors who need the extra assistance in attending church. We offer bus transportation for Sunday 9 AM and 6:00 PM services, Wednesday 6:30 PM and Friday 9:30 AM senior chapel service at the Estates at Carpenters. We also offer transportation for the Sunday 9 AM service at Noah’s Landing, a special needs adult community. For other requests we put out the word to our VictoryCare Network to see if there is anyone who may be able to adopt an individual or family to bring. If you are in need of our transportation services click here to submit an application and someone will be in touch with you regarding availability. If you are interested in serving as one of our bus drivers contact Care Pastor, Randy Brock at 863-859-6000 for more information, or click here and send an email to the VictoryCare Network. (No CDL required)
VISTE Meal Delivery
1st Wednesday each month | Delivered to VISTE clients
This is a cooperative ministry with the Estates at Carpenters and Volunteers in Service to the Elderly (VISTE). The Estates at Carpenters provides the packaged breakfast, VISTE provides the routes and Victory Church provides the volunteers to deliver the meals. We can always add more routes to our list so if you are interested in being a part of this ministry outreach contact AdultPlus Chaplain, Richard Cooke. Meal pick up is 8 AM at the Estates and routes usually take no more than an hour to an hour and a half.
Dream Center Store/Market Volunteers
Beginning November 7th, 2018, the Dream Center will be opening a new and expanded thrift store and senior volunteers can sign up on a semester basis, 10 weeks on, 7 weeks off. The serve days will be Wednesdays from 10 AM – NOON and the function will be helping folks “shop” for canned food, hygiene items, and clothing, and then ringing up their purchases which will then be paid with vouchers earned by attending Dream Center programs. When traffic is slow, volunteers will be sorting through the bags of donations as well. Sign-up sheets will be placed in the chapel lobby or you can call the Dream Center at 863.413.0088. The best thing you have to give away is yourself. Love God! Invest in People! You can do this!
Visitation & DVD Ministry
Various Times, Dates, & Locations
Lead Care Pastor, Glenn Procopio, serves as team leader with AdultPlus Chaplain, Richard Cooke, and Hospital Visitation Pastor, Esther Haas, along with hundreds of VictoryCare volunteers, to ensure congregational needs are covered and seniors are receiving and involved in ministry. Click here for more information on VictoryCare Ministries. We also provide DVD or CD recordings of all of our services to those who are unable to attend our services. Call Care Pastor, Glenn Procopio, for more information, or you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Advocacy & Caregiver Support
Various Times, Dates, & Locations
Advocacy and support services offer to help individuals and families navigate the transitions of aging as well as help for seniors with life management issues. Contact our Care Pastor, Glenn Procopio. If we can help you, we will. If we can steer you in the right direction, we will. We deal with people and resources on a daily basis. Your needs are important to us. Two excellent website resources for seniors and caregivers are Better Living For Seniors-Polk County, a professional coalition of senior service providers of which Victory Church is a part of, and Polk Elder Care Guide, a website with information that will help you wade through the maze of elder care options and resources in Polk County.
Victory Church has developed strategic partnerships within Polk County and the City of Lakeland to help serve our elderly population. We are members in the Polk County Better Living For Seniors Coalition (BLFS) which is a network of senior service professionals and agencies that help coordinate care, educate and meet needs in our communities. Click here to be re-directed to the BLFS website to obtain resources and provider information to help meet any need that you or your family may have.