MissionsServing at Home and Throughout the World
Because of the great love we have experienced in Christ, our mission is to share His love to others by investing in our community, nation, and world. We desire to push beyond ordinary service and engage in extraordinary opportunities for life-changing engagement with people. No matter your age or ability, there is a place for you to invest in the ministry partnerships we’ve formed with our community and the world.
Our mission begins right here in our community as we invest locally through partnerships with ministries and organizations here in Bay County. Our main areas of focus locally are education and work with children in need, assisting persons with disabilities, poverty-alleviation, and foster/adoptive family support.
Through local partnerships and member-led outreach activities, we are able to share Christ’s love right here in Bay County. To sign up to serve with us, please fill out our Interest Form and someone will connect with you soon! Anyone 18 or older must complete a Volunteer Application and agree to a background check.
Mobile Food Pantry
New Horizons Partnership
Nest Builders Foster/Adoption Ministry
Anchorage Children's Home
Southport Elementary Partnership
Titus 2 Partnership
North Bay Haven Partnership
U.S. and International Missions
Our mission continues as we go beyond our community and reach out to those in need throughout our country and world. God calls us to go into all the world and share His love. In response to that call, we have partnered with friends around the globe so that everyone will know His name and have a chance to live eternally with Him.
We have the great joy of partnering with wonderful mission friends in Uganda, Honduras, Mexico and Ecuador. Periodic international mission trips along with visits from our friends from these places keeps us connected and allows us to invest in what God is doing in our world.
For information on our 2022 mission trips, please click here!
Jorge Martinez and Yulimar Gil lead New Life Ministries in Durango. The ministry was founded in 1998 by Jorge's parents. In 2009 Jorge was appointed as Senior Pastor and has been serving there in that capacity since then. Jorge and Yuli have one son, Santiago. LHUMC members travel to Durango to support the work of New Life Ministries to share the Gospel with Durango's children and youth.
Though trips to Uganda have been limited in recent years due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lynn Haven UMC has continued to partner with pastors in Uganda in order to reach people with the Gospel.
Pumping for Life
Emerald Coast Missions
Teams from Lynn Haven travel to Honduras regularly to support various projects including construction, clean water sourcing, medical outreach, and teaching the Gospel to children at Vacation Bible School programs.
Embrace Florida Kids
In addition to many other services, UMCOR provides early response training that covers the basics of early disaster response, including roof tarping, cleaning out damaged homes, spiritual and emotional care, team protocols, and more.