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Lakewood United Methodist Church Missions Program is comprised of many facets, including supporting international missionaries and projects, providing relief funds to other churches/communities in need, and sending mission teams to domestic and international locations to do various types of activities. 

Lakewood’s Global Missions Program is striving to build relationships with other parts of the Body of Christ outside our own walls. Our strategy to do this is to support missions and programs that: 

  • Train indigenous people to be Christian leaders in other countries.
  • Contain outreach and evangelistic ministries.
  • Contain ‘compassion ministries’ that provide relief to people and communities in need.  

All of LUMC is encouraged to support the Missions Program in various ways including participating in a mission team by going on a trip or sponsoring a trip participant, support the missionaries we sponsor through prayer and direct communication, participating in local projects as they come up, and other financial support. Proceeds from the sale of coffee and other fair trade items in our LakeWorld store also go to support LUMC missions.

2021 Kenya Mission

Lakewood is planning to send another mission team to Kenya over the dates of July 7-22, 2021. There will be an informational meeting regarding this mission on Sunday, December 13 at Noon in room E118. The team will spend 1 week at the Maua Methodist Hospital supporting them through various projects such as Aids Orphans Home Program, Remote Clinics, etc. They will also spend time at an orphanage in western Kenya supporting them through various projects, playing with the children, conducting VBS, etc. Come and learn more at the meeting on the 13. Contact Jack Aulick with questions at zjwa02@comcast.net.


Mission teams travel to the Texas-Mexico border annually to work with and financially support the Manos Juntas Ministry (Hands Together) of the Methodist Church of Mexico. Team activities will usually include a half day children's Bible school, working with the local children on a community project, helping Manos Juntas with teaching/training, construction work, or sponsoring and serving a meal to a community in need.

Missionaries & International Projects

An important part of the Global Mission Program is the supporting of select international missionaries and projects/institutions. Currently we support the West African Theological Seminary in Lagos, Nigeria which is developing Christian leaders for all of Africa and beyond. Also we are excited to support two young missionaries that ‘graduated’ from Lakewood’s Youth Program; after leaving Lakewood and going on to college they felt ‘called’ by God to spread His word and now one of these missionaries is in Romania and the other is in Turkey. Lastly we support a General Board of Global Ministries missionary that serves as the Director of the Manos Juntas Ministry in the Rio Bravo – Reynosa area of Mexico.