missions

LakeRidge UMC’s mission is “Connecting generations with Jesus to impact our world." That’s why we financially support a number of local, domestic, and global missions. 
If you have any questions or want to get involved, please contact Susie Burton, our Mission Coordinator.

local

change 4 children 

Change for Children is a ministry providing weekend food bags to middle school students in LISD, Frenship, and Lubbock Cooper Schools. We are currently sending home 450 bags each weekend directly through the schools. Teams of volunteers fill these food bags that go home with the students on Friday. These children have been identified by principals, counselors, and teachers as possibly not eating from the time they leave school on Friday until they return on Monday.

Open Door - Chad Wheeler  

Open Door strives to cultivate community, opportunity, and restoration with people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Lubbock by providing a loving and Christ centered environment to all who walk through the doors. Open Door’s vision is to see Lubbock become a place where every person can live, thrive, and belong. Open Door is grounded and driven by our faith in the God who moved into the neighborhood (John 1:14), sat at the table with sinners (Matthew 9:10), and invited all people to experience abundant life with Him (John 10:10). www.Opendoorlbk.org

Fellowship of Christian Athletes-Brandi Cantrell

Fellowship of Christian Athletes mission is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes vision is to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Brandi is the women’s athletic chaplain on campus for Texas Tech and leads Bible/Discipleship studies for women teams. bcantrell@fca.org

Lubbock Impact - Becky RObertson

Lubbock Impact’s mission is to transform lives, renew minds and educate families. They do this by ministering to people through a food ministry, a clothes closet, the medical, optometry, and dental clinics. Lubbock Impact ministers to people’s spiritual growth through worship services, children/youth ministry and Unpack Ministries for women. www.lubbockimpact.com

Regeneration Ministry
Jon Mark Hester

Regenerations Ministry’s focus is to introduce young kids and youth to Jesus, help them find their identity, meaning and fulfillment through a relationship with Him. This includes both evangelism and discipleship through camps, retreats, revivals, chapels, worship services, and online Bible studies. regenerationsministries@gmail.com

Domestic and global

Avant-Brandon & Jenny Scott

Avant does church planting, church support ministries, media, education, camp and business, with the  hope to establish churches among the unreached: mature nationally-led churches that desire to plant more churches, first in their own city and then all over the world. The Scotts live out the Gospel ministry by hosting weekly meals and Bible studies in their home for neighbors forming intentional relationships and showing them the love of Jesus.  bscott@caminoglobal.org

Circle of Hope  -  Karen ROller

Circle of Hope International exists to witness the Good News of Jesus Christ by engaging in works of mercy and justice alongside the world’s most impoverished people in Malawi, Africa. Circle of Hope has built churches, trained pastors, built a school 1st-8th grade, continue to provide food through feeding programs. Grace Community Health Center has built a medical clinic, a maternity ward and are building a pediatric ward at the clinic that even reaches out to serve remote rural areas. Karen@cohcommunity.org 
www.cohcommunity.org

New Life Children’s Home  
Wendy & Kendon Wheeler

New Life Children’s Home is a Christian ministry which strives to raise and disciple Guatemalan children and youth: offer holistic, trauma competent care, attending to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs in a family atmosphere. NLCH promotes life change: a transformation through knowing Jesus Christ by imparting Biblical values and principles through a comprehensive, quality education.
kendonwheeler@gmail.com; wgfwflute@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/newlifeadvance/

Reconciled World
Paul & Elizabeth Kaufman

Reconciled World administers discipleship training for rural church congregations in East Africa to empower them to walk in obedience to God in all areas of their lives. Reconciled World develops church leaders into Master Trainers who in turn provide training for congregations in their community. The 5 year discipleship program focuses on “loving your neighbor” and using the resources God has given to you to walk in obedience with Him. kaufman@reconciledworld.org
www.reconciledworld.org   www.tctprogram.org

volunteer

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