The Community Church
A mission growing roots in Babcock Ranch, Florida
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.
“Green Spaces” worship in the community garden, Babcock Ranch. January 2022.
The Community Church?
Vision & Values
Our Vision: To be a faith community growing together in love of Jesus Christ through worship, life-long learning, service to neighbor, discovery ,development of spiritual gifts, and care for creation.
Our Values: Biblical Study, Discipleship, Inclusion, Encouragement, Sustainability, Innovation, Stewardship, and Outreach.
Our first baptism, Yes and Amen!
What is The Community Church up to?
Learn more by selecting the “events” button located in the menu
TCC presents “House Church” meeting on Sundays at 10:00am. 42319 Saddleback Trail, Punta Gorda FL. 33982 (In Babcock Ranch). Starting in January 2022 TCC will gather outdoors for an extended series called “Green Spaces.”
Vision Team – A team has formed to build this new faith community in Babcock Ranch: Laura Bialy, Alison Burns, Lisa Hall, Tom Hall, Marcia Mecum, Toni Scali, Judy Schaff, Shawn Shapton, Kelli Vokaty, and Pastor Matt Shapton.
On Wednesdays we gather in Sunset Park (8:00am) and Founder’s Square (5:00pm) for a time of wellness; mind, body, and spirit. We gather for prayer, a devotional, and a walk in the community. All of creation welcome.
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 “Small Groups” 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
Photo: TCC donation of 100 chairs to Rabbi Love International Ministries. Shown here left to right, Osnar Morisseau, Francoise Morisseau, and Pastor Matt Shapton.
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)
“Text to Give”
Text the word “give” to the number above and you will be directed to a quick, easy, and safe way to support the mission and ministry of TCC. Thank You!
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.
Babcock Clean Up Crew sponsored by The Community Church
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 Church
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.