Whether we’re feeding the homeless right here in Lakeland or conducting a medical clinic in South Africa, we realize the importance of Missions. We don’t go as merely fixers; we go as servant-learners, because we understand that it is through serving AND learning that homes are built, victims comforted, children rescued, and lives changed.
Kid’s Club Outreach Ministry
Monday – Saturday | Lakeland Community
This after-school and Saturday outreach program takes ministry straight into Lakeland’s toughest inner-city neighborhoods on a daily basis, reaching 300-400 kids, plus their families, each week. Volunteers conduct a dynamic, high-energy kids’ service in order to teach God’s life-changing word. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday – Thursday and Saturdays. We promise you that your involvement will change the lives of both the children you minister to and your own. Call Pastor Theresa at 863.859.6000 ext. 406, or click here and send us an email, to find out how you can get involved.
The Dream Center
Lakeland Community Outreach
We’re thrilled to have invested roughly $500,000 in constructing this Christian Community Center in Lakeland’s most difficult inner-city area, aptly known as “the bottom,” and we are honored to contribute about $75,000 annually toward its operation. At the Dream Center, volunteers tutor and mentor children in after-school programs. Parents are taught parenting skills, financial responsibility, substance abuse awareness, and much more. In every setting, people are cared for, loved, and presented with the hope that only Jesus provides. Check out their website for more information.
Circle J – Summer Camp
June & July | Lakeland Community
Victory takes very seriously the privilege of hosting a three-week summer camp which impacts 600+ inner-city kids each year. With a yearly operating cost of $25,000, kids receive two balanced meals daily, VBS-style classes, western shows with a Christ-centered message, a weekly carnival, a T-shirt, and tons of attention. More than that, they are shown what the love of Jesus really looks like. This outreach opportunity would not be possible without the financial support and volunteer commitment of the Victory Church family. Call Pastor Theresa at 863.859.6000 ext. 406, or click here and send us an email, to find out how you can get involved.
November & December | Lakeland Community Outreach
Each year, Thanksgiving – Christmas Eve, Victory Church schedules bell-ringers to ring the Salvation Army bell and collect donations at two Wal-Mart locations. Over the past seven years, we have raised $128,232 for this organization, through the faithfulness and commitment of our volunteers. Sign up information is available in the weekly bulletin, beginning shortly before Thanksgiving, and a table will be set up in the lobby to make sign up easy and quick.
Summers | Various Locations
Missions trips provide an invaluable opportunity for us to serve others and grow in our personal walk at the same time. Each year, Victory Church takes 1-2 mission trips with trip dates being announced a few months prior to the event. The cost of the trips varies, but typically trip costs range from $900-$1200 per person. On our most recent trip, we sent approximately 90 people to Managua, Nicaragua, to help missionaries Nathan & Christine Alfaro with construction, evangelism, a medical clinic, and children’s ministries. Please call 863-859-6000 for more information, or click here to send us an email.
World Missions Conference
Each November | Victory Church Campuses
Each year in November, Victory Church sets aside two weeks as we focus our attention on both home and world missions. These services are anointed, inspiring, uplifting, and miraculous! Keynote missionary speakers are invited to share their heart and teach us how we can join them in prayer and financial support. We also invite missionaries to speak in our VictoryLife Sunday School classes. This provides excellent opportunities for us to meet missionaries in person and hear about their ministry first-hand. We would be privileged to have you, and your family, join us.
Missionary Prayer Journal
Prayer Journals are available at the Information Desk in the lobby.
One of the greatest ways you can be involved in missions at Victory, is by perusing our missions prayer journal, familiarizing yourself with the missionaries and organizations we support, and making a commitment to prayer & financial support of these vital efforts.
Each year, we also encourage everyone to “adopt” a missionary or missionary family. This does not involve any additional financial resources; it’s simply a great way to pray, correspond, and get to know one missionary family. If you need suggestions for ways to stay in touch with our missionaries, or need further information, please call 863.859.6000 ext. 222, or click here and send us an email.