Sharing and connecting with others is the best way to grow in your faith through friendship, prayer support, and participating in learning opportunities in the casual comfort of a private home – Home Groups at Lorne Park Baptist Church form the core of church fellowship. Home Groups are the way to go beyond “church on Sundays” to building each other up in faith in Jesus, and providing encouragement, becoming discipled and loved.
At a typical Home Group meeting expect to:
- Chat with others in the group, catch up on the events in each other’s lives
- Engage in lively discussion of a study topic
- Spend time in prayer over concerns that have been shared among the group
- Plan service projects
- Enjoy fellowship over light refreshments
If you are interested in participating in a Home Group, call or email our church office and we will put you in touch with our coordinators, Brian and Sharon. Please note that during Covid all of our Home Groups are meeting on Wednesdays over zoom.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 NIV
Special Events also happen throughout the year, which are designed to help connect kids and families together.
KidZone is designed especially for children ages 4 to grade 5. Actively play, learn, laugh, sing, share…all in ways that are fun and interesting that appeal to children today! The bible lesson is always applicable and understandable to them. KidZone is a fun place to learn about Jesus and to understand His love for His children! Several times a year we have special guests too! Come and explore KidZone with us!
BabyZone is a safe place for infants who need lots of cuddles and special care during the Sunday Service.
ToddlerZone is for those active wee ones (ages 2-3 years.) We combine play, stories and crafts all while learning about the love that Jesus has for each one of these children. The children will hear simple Bible stories and the basics of the Christian faith. They also begin to build special friendships while here and learn to care about their friends. Offered during the Sunday Service.
SPARC Day Camp is a community-based outreach program which provides a safe, creative and fun environment for children where they can grow through friendships and example of Christian values lived by caring and enthusiastic counsellors. Camps are offered for children from senior kindergarten to grade 9 with volunteer opportunities for 15-year-olds.
For more details visit the SPARC website.
G1: God First – Lorne Park Baptist Church Youth Group
Fun and friendships all combined with learning more about what God wants for us in our lives. As we build relationships on Tuesday evenings find you will build authentic friendships that last! The group is made of diverse teenagers from across Mississauga and South Oakville. G1 meets every Tuesday evening (gr 6-12) and during special events to connect you together with each other and God. Connect on Facebook, Connect on Instagram
Sundays at LPBC is both an unique and engaging experience. Youth (high school) and Young Adults join the Sunday morning service in the sanctuary. Junior Highs (Gr 6-8) meet with their leader for an engaging ‘Know your Bible’ session combined with fun games and activities. LPBC helps you to Get answers, Be passionate followers of Jesus and Connect you with friends.
Meeting together in fellowship, study and activities define the Men’s and Women’s Ministry at Lorne Park Baptist Church. An active and growing group of men and woment meet regularly through various opportunities to connect throughout the year at events:
- Men’s Breakfasts and Women’s Wednesday morning Bible Study
- Sports activities include a weekly Men’s Hockey time and co-ed Softball with other churches in the spring and summer
- Our women can participate in such activities as the annual fall retreat at Elim lodge, our Seams Nice Quilters and the Christmas Tea to name a few
Prime Timers’ Activities
Welcome to this friendly group, and we don’t ask for proof of age! This group represents many treasured friendships new and old.
The Prime Timers’ Group joins together (see specific details below):
• On the 3rd Tuesday of each month
• 12:30 p.m. bring your own sandwich unless otherwise mentioned.
• Dessert, coffee, tea, juice and warm fellowship provided
• In the Fellowship Room
Our programs and themes vary, such as: Mission presentations, birthday celebrations, aromatherapy, the “cheeses of the world,” a Seniors Choir, and a Christmas luncheon at the Mississauga Golf Club.
If you need transportation to and from the church, please contact the church at 905.278.7833.
We are called to worship; it is ingrained within our very being. Sunday Services seek to worship and praise God through contemporary praise songs, newer versions of old hymns and some traditional hymns as well, scripture readings, prayer time and special highlights. Worship calls us to worship to an audience of one – to God alone. God desires us to respond in praise to Him and adore Him – Sing a joyful song unto the Lord and praise his glorious name.
Opportunities to respond to God in worship include:
- Being a part of the worship team, choir or bells
- Reading scriptures and dramatic readings
- Interpretative dance, art, sharing testimony
- Audio/visual and sound teams
Reaching and Serving Others
Thanks for your wonderful support for our Brownfield Food Grains campaign!
Engaged in Bringing Christ’s Love to Our World
Responding to world needs
- Sponsoring a refugee family
Recently we have been blessed through our initiative to sponsor a Syrian refugee family to come to Canada and help them get established.We will promote new opportunities to assist refugees through volunteering and donor support.
- Relief and hope to refugees in Lebanon
We provide financial support for an ongoing Food Security program bringing urgent relief to Syrian refugees through food depots run by local churches in Lebanon.Consider participating in this exciting mission by joining a mission trip or donating.
- Relieving world hunger with Brownfield Alberta farmers
Our partnership with farmers at Brownfield Baptist Church in central Alberta to grow food grains for world food relief continues to inspire and motivate us!We raise the funds to rent the fields. Brownfield farmers grow and harvest the crop, with proceeds going to the Canadian Food Grains Bank.With matching government funding, the project provides up to one-half million dollars annually for world hunger relief.Share in our annual fall campaign to raise funds for this inspiring partnership ministry.
Inspired by our ministries with Indigenous peoples in Canada
- Reaching children in First Nations communities
Lorne Park has been privileged to serve for many years in building relationships and sharing in ministry to children in our First Nations communities in northern Manitoba and here in Ontario. Would you like to do something to bring fun, laughter and the love of Jesus to indigenous kids in Canada? Consider volunteering for one of our opportunities to serve a First Nations community.
Connected in care with our local community
- Serving our neighbours in need through our Compass ministry
The Compass is a volunteer-based Christian food bank and outreach centre in Port Credit, operated by 18 participating local churches and serving those in need in South Mississauga. Support through donating or volunteering is always needed.
- SPARC day camp
Our SPARC day camp program has served our community for over 30 years. It provides high-quality opportunities for children in a safe and creative environment where they can grow through interactions and the example of Christian values, modelled by caring, enthusiastic and experienced leaders.
- Providing a healthy breakfast to kids at Riverside School
Lorne Park played a founding role in launching the breakfast program at Riverside School in Port Credit. Each day students are given a healthy breakfast and care to start their day. We need volunteers on a regular or as-needed basis – consider joining us.
- Church Community Volunteers
Provides care for the community through volunteers who can help drive people to appointments, and assist the elderly and those in care facilities. Contact us about volunteering for CCV opportunities reaching beyond the Lorne Park community helps families in other countries find God, receive encouragement and tangible support. You can help too by getting involved, donating or coming to find out more about serving beyond this community. You too can make a difference in the life of a child, woman, man, family, and their future.
The relief and development ministry of Canadian Baptist Ministries to which we are affiliated as a Convention Baptist Church (many opportunities for involvement)
- Serving overseas includes Dominican Republic and Lebanon and assessment of other needs