Children's Ministry

In the Barn

Is this going to be your very first Sunday visiting The Ranch? You are at the right place! We are so eager to make your experience here an enjoyable one, in which you and your family feel welcome and well taken care of. 

Our mission is to partner with parents and families in giving your children the spiritual and character foundations that will shape their lives. We provide resources, support and opportunities for your children to discover for themselves the love of Jesus.

Safety for Your Children

We use electronic check-in for all children (K-5th) in our care. You can have peace of mind leaving your children with us to learn about God while you worship and go to a community group.  Our check-in process on Sunday mornings is quick and easy, plus we have ministry partners in The Barn ready to assist you. Providing a safe place for our children is our top priority! We recognize the extreme need for your children to be safe and secure and that is why our ministry partners are regularly background checked and trained to help provide a safe learning environment.

We are always looking for ministry partners, if you are interested in serving in the Children's ministry please click here!


TeamKid clubs are offered during the school year on Wednesday evenings from 6:15pm to 7:30pm for Preschool through 5th grade.

Clubbers enjoy a high energy game time, a large group teaching time, and small group time where they can earn awards for memorizing Scripture. Come and join us! 

UNITEstudents believes that every student can KNOW, LIVE, & SHARE the TRUTH of Jesus.

KNOW: The Gospel is to be known. We desire students to have an understanding of who Jesus is and the opportunity to respond to the Gospel. Then making the Word of God become a part of their daily life.

LIVE: The Gospel is more than's a lifestyle. We encourage the fruit of that in service opportunities both inside and outside the walls of the church, as well as investing back into the student ministry through our mentorship program.

SHARE: The Gospel is not just for us. The UNITE student ministry desires to be an inviting culture. A place that students want to invite friends, and a place that those friends feel welcomed and hear the Gospel. We also offer training oppurtunities in sharing your faith through our discipleship program.

For more information:
Click HERE, contact our Interim Student Minister team at, or call the church office at 941-257-4431.

  • Overflow: College Ministry

    Overflow is the College Ministry at Lakewood Ranch Baptist Church. We welcome all college-aged students whether you are currently taking classes, or taking some time to figure out your next move! We meet Sunday mornings and we meet on Monday evenings for a Bible study. We also get together for fun activities like concerts, game night, bowling, etc. We would love to meet you! Contact Chris Behling at


MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a group of moms committed to creating a better community for us and our children! MOPS exists to encourage, equip and engage mothers of preschoolers. More info to come, but we hope you will join us! 

If you are interested please let us know by filling out this short form!

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MEn & Women's Ministries

Our Men's and Women's Ministry exists to encourage men and women to seek God's best in their life through a love relationship with Christ and supportive bonds with other believers. We have bible studies, get togethers and other events throughout the year. Be sure to check on our Facebook page for new events and get togethers.

  • Plus Ministry

    The PLUS Ministry provides an opportunity for people over the age of 50 to build meaningful relationships with others in the same stages of life. These active adults participate in deepening their spiritual walk in Community Groups, Growth Group classes, and Conferences. Through Social Activities and Get-A-Way Trips, they have fun, care for one another and reach out to new friends. Contact Ken Greene for more info.

Sunday Morning Worship

Worship is more than just singing; it’s not just a Sunday morning experience. Worship is a lifestyle that honors God.

Through our worship on Sundays, we hope to accomplish at least three things: honor God, lead His people into doing the same, and to help prepare hearts to hear God through His Word. We do this by playing music that is true, good and beautiful. It is our desire that through this, people will see the truth of scriptures, who God is and what He has done in Jesus Christ.

Our style is broad though generally modern/contemporary, but we also will occasionally have a stripped down Sunday morning worship set with acoustic instruments. We are always looking and open for volunteers who want to use their gifts and talents to serve on our team. If you’re interested in learning more about serving please contact