The Community Church

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!

“Green Spaces” worship in the community garden, Babcock Ranch. January 2022.

Who is

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.

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 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!

EIN 85-2153065

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

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.

EIN 85-2153065

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.