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INVESTING in COMMUNITY and YOUTH? What does that mean - or even LOOK like? So glad you asked!

Our First Baptist family desires to do more than merely preach the Gospel - we want to LIVE OUT the Gospel in relationships with others.  That means moving outside of church walls into the community and finding inroads to build relationships and invest in lives.

We know this passion comes from God, so we followed Him in 2012 when a unique opportunity presented itself.  Our congregation voted to purchase the 2.88 acres including 14,425 sq. ft. main building and 2,640 sq. ft. garage/storage building next door that had been home to Pierce County Sheriff's Precinct since 1985. What an opportunity - we will use this facility to establish a Youth and Community Center (Y.A.C.C)!

There has already been prayer, designated monies and hard work going on - allowing youth to meet for weekly faith-based activities and recreation.  The vision goes further as we seek to create additional opportunities to share God's love, interacting with youth and adults throughout the week - beyond just Sundays. Here are a few of the ideas for this facility, as we look forward to additional ways we can invest in our community and youth.

That's where our ICY campaign comes in! We have remodeling, site-improvements and paying off the last portion of the debt that we believe God wants us to tackle next.  As these goals are met we look forward to following God in obedience and building additional bridges that reach into our community and youth.  It is an exciting time to be part of FBCL!  Is God leading YOU to Invest in our Community and Youth? Here's how you can join us:

      ADDITIONAL WAYS TO LEARN MORE HERE and KEY DATES!      

SPIRITUALLY
Join us in praying for God’s guidance as we seek to follow Him as a church. We need His wisdom and continued direction as we develop our Community outreach and Youth development programs.

  "Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit;"
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19

FINANCIALLY
Make a commitment to invest in the Youth and Community Center. Follow God in obedience knowing that your sacrifice will make an eternal difference in the lives of our youth and community. For Campaign Financial Details click here.

PHYSICALLY
Pitch in and help with some of the site improvements and remodeling that still need to be done on the facility. We have many needs across all skill sets! Grab your gloves and let us know of your interest here!
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YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTER
Even as we work towards completion, we have partnered with the City of Lakewood to start a Community Garden and have youth aleady meeting weekly.

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THE VISION
The fire God has placed in our hearts to engage, interact, care, coach and ultimately love - by sharing the love of Jesus - keeps the creative ideas coming! Some of the excitement you will hear from us include plans for the following, once the Youth and Community Center is ready:

  •  Skills development center for youth, basic car maintenance, auto body work, wood work, music lessons, voice lessons, instrumental, etc.
  • Potential transitional housing for displaced youth
  • Missionary Teams Hospitality Center
  • Provide Classes - marriage enrichment, finance, military support, etc.
  •  Provide a safe, fun Christ-centered place for youth to come after school
  • Additionally, many outside organizations have shown interest in the property: Emergency Food Network, Habitat for Humanity, City of Lakewood, Caring for Kids, Neighborhood Assosications, Neighborhood Watch, etc.
IMAGINE!
Utilizing the skills and talents of our church members and community volunteers!  Watching God work as we find creative bridges into our community and youth that this open space, classrooms and garages allow. Teaching basic vocational skills, meeting real needs, investing in lives -  and making an eternal impact beyond our church campus. EXCITING times!
 IS GOD WANTING YOU TO INVEST IN THIS VISION?

 

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION: QUICKLINKS:    

Address:
5400 112th St SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
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Tel: 253-582-1000
Fax: 253-582-2065
Email:
info@fbclakewood.org

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