Welcome To

The Community Church

A mission growing roots in Babcock Ranch, Florida

Mission Statement

Our Mission: Being called to Christ, we live out God’s will and serve each individual through faithful discipleship with Christ-centered love, compassion, acceptance, and action today to nurture and inspire the disciples of tomorrow.

Faithfully Forward!

Who is

The Community Church?

Vision and Values

Our Vision: To be a faith community growing together in love of Jesus Christ through worship, life-long learning, service to neighbor, discovery and development of spiritual gifts, and care for creation.

Our Values: Biblical Study, Discipleship, Inclusion, Encouragement, Sustainability, Innovation, Stewardship, and Outreach.

What is The Community Church up to?

Learn more by selecting the “events” button located in the menu


We look forward to outdoor worship during the Lenten and Easter Season 2021.

Vision Team – A team has formed to build this new faith community in Babcock Ranch: Alison Hofley Burns, Tom Hall, Lisa Hall, Marcia Mecum, Shawn Shapton, Kelli Vokaty, and Pastor Matt Shapton.


Our faith journey is a daily walk. Look to the Facebook page for recorded devotions that we pray will guide you in your personal time of prayer and devotion.

But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray. Luke 5:16


We grow together as we read and wrestle with God’s word. Look to the “events” tab in the menu to learn about our current Christian book study. Our Small Groups meet on Thursdays at Pastor Matt’s house for Bible/book studies. Join us at any time during the study. All are welcome, whether you are a seeker or skeptical.

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105

The Community Church


How can we serve you?

Volunteers serving our developing youth ministry program will be required to complete background screening through The Safe Gatherings website. See the link below to access SafeGathering.com. Our organization’s name is The Community, ELCA Punta Gorda. (Scholarships are available)

Weddings, Baptisms, Funeral Services, Prayer, Home Visits, Home Blessings, Outreach. Please complete the form at the end of this site to submit any questions and let us know how we might serve you.

T.A.S.K Outreach Ministry (Taking Action and Serving with Kindness)

To support this new mission, click the Make a donation button. We appreciate your support of God’s work here in Babcock Ranch, Florida.

Joining Creation with

One Voice

Look at our monthly New Mission News E-Newsletter for more information about what is happening in The Community Church.

We want to hear from YOU

Life is better TOGETHER!

Here you can request additional information or a call from the Pastor:

The Community Church is a new mission growing roots in Babcock Ranch, Florida.

The Community

Pastor Matt Shapton



PO Box 3508

North Fort Myers



The Community Church is a Synodically Authorized Worshiping Community of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in the Florida-Bahamas Synod.