SOMOS = We Are
We Are A Church FOR Lakeland and A Church FOR You.
Our Core Values
Our core values fuel the vision of our church.
Making a way when there seems to be none
Helping others by connecting to who they are and what they need
Telling and living the most compelling story
Hi! We are Coy and Brooklyn, the Pastors at Somos Church. In 2016 Somos held its first service. One year later we started renting our current building and in 2021 we were able to purchase that same building. We have seen a lot of changes but one thing has remained the same: WE ARE CHURCH. Somos is the Spanish word for “we are.” We are a Church FOR Lakeland and a Church FOR you. We exist to help uncover and support the God given value in every persons story.
What We Believe
We believe your story matters. We believe God wants to do a work in your life and through your life. We believe we exist as the Church to bear witness to the challenges and desires in your story. We believe we exist as the Church to encourage and support you to keep saying "Yes!" to the work God is doing in and through you. We believe we exist as the Church FOR you and FOR this Community.
What We Do
We love our city and believe when the community wins, the Church wins. We focus on building up our city in three ways; Partnering with local schools, Supporting local businesses, and Participating in community initiatives and development. Join our FOR LKLD team below!
Kids are important to us, so we’ve created a place where they can learn about Jesus on their level. Every Saturday & Sunday, babies through fifth-grade children experience safe, age-appropriate environments where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way.
Every Sunday morning during service we provide a space for middle school students to meet and grow through our Middle School Ministry. During the week we invite students in 6th- 12th Grade to Youth Breakout where students can break away from home and school to break into small groups that will challenge and shape their relationship with Jesus.
Our Cultural Values
Our cultural values reflect our behavior and actions as we carry out our vision.
Believing we will do what it takes to help each other
Treating everyone as deserving of your generous response
Giving more than you take
Lead By Example
Doing what you want others to be
Spirit of Yes!
Accepting the challenge without grumbling or complaining
Willingness to change or shift with grace
Able to learn by being taught
Staying the course after a bump in the road
Willing to show the brokenness and beauty of your story to others
Matthew 18:5-7 & James 1:19