Love Naples

We are compelled to love our local community!

We are compelled by love because He first loved us. We pursue unity with each other so that our love reflects God’s love for all people, spanning all generations and ethnicities. Genuine love is more than a feeling, it’s an act of worship.

Love Naples Day - March 2nd, 2024

LOVE Naples is our annual church-wide serve day. We serve in our community in a variety of ways, with teams working alongside local mission partners, doing community clean-up, hosting block parties to share the gospel, and more.

LOVE Naples is a great way to dip your toes into serving! Keep your eyes peeled for local missions opportunities and contact the Missions department for more information on getting involved.

Registration Information

Registration Information

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. There are few projects that still have limited spots available. If you have not registered and would still like to serve with us, you must arrive in the Commons no later than 7:30AM to register in person for these limited project spots.

Projects are available for all ages and stages and we would love for your family to serve together! We will wear the same LOVE Naples shirts from 2023. LOVE Naples shirts will be distributed to those who do not have one in the Commons on Wednesday, February 28 or Saturday, March 2nd.

Childcare is available for Birth – Prek4

Schedule

Schedule

(subject to change)

7:45am – Breakfast in the Commons and check in with your team

8:00am – Rally in the Worship Center

8:30am – 12:00pm – Teams serve all over Naples and SWFL

Some teams run later in the day, this will be noted in the registration process.

Local Service Opportunities

We have opportunities for serving through food distributions, caring for adults with disabilities, after school programs for kids, disaster relief, and more. Here’s how to find opportunities to serve:

  1. Click below to download the Church Center App.
  2. Open the app and click “Get Started”
  3. Search and select First Naples as your home church.
  4. Enter your contact information.
  5. Type in the 6-digit code that is emailed or text to you.
  6. Enter your name.
  7. Click “Signups” at the bottom of the screen.
  8. Explore the different events and opportunities available.
  9. Click on the event you’re interested in and then click “Register” to sign-up and volunteer.

ESOL Ministry

We’re very excited to offer English classes to all interested! Open to anyone; if you desire to learn English or know someone who does, this is for you!

Registration for the Spring Semester will open soon, meeting Wednesday Nights from 6:30-8:00pm, January 31st through May 15th.

We are looking for volunteers! No teaching or other language experience needed, simply be able to read and write English yourself. All volunteers will participate in a state-wide Florida Baptist Convention training on Feb 9th and 10th.

Fill out the form below to let us know you’re interested in serving!

Prayer Ministry

We believe there is power in prayer. It is not just a thing that we do, but is the very foundation of our ministry. We are called to pray with and for one another.

Click below to submit a prayer request or get involved in Prayer Ministry at First Naples.

Eden House

Eden House is a brand new ministry launching Fall 2023! 

There are thousands of women and girls who are victims of sex trafficking in Florida every year. Only 1% of survivors are identified. Identified survivors have an 80% chance of re-entering the life due to receiving inadequate services. Eden House will be a safe place where women can work through the trauma of their past and seek to build a healthy future.

Eden House will be a longterm residential program for adult survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. Through a trauma-informed, holistic approach our team will help women heal and develop new healthy patterns. Rooted in the gospel of Jesus Christ and committed to the full mental, emotional, and spiritual healing of each survivor, we operate under the belief that she is the best advocate for her own care.

Eden House’s mission is to be a haven of hope and healing for women who have suffered from commercial sexual exploitation.

If you would like to learn more about Eden House, visit the website below or contact Chris Anthony at canthony@firstnaples.org

Family + Adoption Monthly Meetings

Are you interested in being a Foster or Adoptive parent, already a Foster or Adoptive parent, or looking for ways to support your friends and family who are Foster or Adoptive Parents? Our Love Naples ministry has a Foster + Adoption Meeting on the 3rd Sunday of every month at 11:30am in WC117.

These meetings are for:

  • Those who are already Foster or Adoptive parents – to fellowship and see how we can support them
  • Those who want to become, are thinking about becoming, or are even curious about the possibility of being Foster or Adoptive parents – to provide information about it, give them guidance on how to do it and anything else they want to know about Foster Care and Adoption.
  • Those who don’t want to or can’t or don’t see themselves being Foster or Adoptive parents, but would like to learn of ways they can help, support, serve and love Foster and Adoptive families.

To join us or get more information, email Joanne at jcox@fbcn.org.

Local Missions Partners

We are called to make disciples that make disciples, reaching the world with the gospel from Naples to the Nations. We are blessed to partner with many missionaries and ministries, locally, nationally, and internationally and our Naples to the Nations missions offering supports these partners. This year, we are taking a step of faith and have expanded this offering to $549,500 and we are so excited to see how the Lord will use these resources! Click below to give toward missions and scroll to find more information about each of our local missions partners.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ mission is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. They work to share Christ through sports programs, Bible Study huddles, and coach mentoring in area schools.

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Eden House

Eden House will be an 18 month program that provides 24/7 residential care to survivors of commercial sexual exploitation. Their mission is to be a haven of hope and healing love for survivors of human trafficking.

One More Child / Florida Baptist Children's Homes

FBCH and One More Child bring love and compassion to children and families in need all over the state of Florida and serve over 44,000 international children in crisis each year.

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Good News Clubs

After-school Bible clubs are facilitated by First Naples church members in 11 public elementary schools and one middle school in our county. These clubs are designed to bring the Gospel to children at their level. 

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Helps Outreach

Helps Outreach started over 20 years ago out of our own church family. They faithfully help the needy and struggling families of Collier County, providing food, clothing, and household items in the name of Jesus. First Naples hosts two annual food drives and we encourage you to call Helps Outreach if you have items to donate.

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Into the Jordan

Into the Jordan brings the hope of Jesus to women trapped in the bondages of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in SWFL. They empower survivors by providing life-skill groups, trauma therapy, work-study programs, career coaching, and biblical mentorship. 

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Pregnancy Resource Center of SWFL

PRC provides counsel and practical help to women in crisis pregnancies. Clients see ultrasounds of their babies, hear the gospel, have the opportunity to be discipled, and can find resources, support, and advocacy during and after pregnancy.

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Protected Harbor

Protected Harbor operates Christian care homes for developmentally disabled adults in the spirit and compassion of Christ. They currently have two homes in the SWFL area and First Naples has sent many teams to help maintain the homes and support ministry events.

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St. Matthew's House

St. Matthew’s House provides housing for those experiencing homelessness, food for those experiencing hunger, and comfort for those experiencing addiction and suffering. Our Men’s Ministry has had a close relationship with their recovery program over the years and First Naples partners with them to host food distributions for our community monthly. 

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Ride Nature

Ride Nature is a missions organization dedicated to giving generously, proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, and making disciples through action sports outreach, evangelism, and discipleship. They have regional locations around the world and First Naples teams have served on many projects at their Fort Myers location and joined on trips to run action sports camps in Nicaragua.

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First Naples Ministries

These funds assist and equip our own missions teams, local outreach, and whatever special projects the Lord brings our way.

Kids/Middle School/High School Missions, College/Young Pro’s Missions, Foster Adoption Ministry, Neighbors to the Nations Conference, ESOL Classes, Local Outreach Projects, Event Trucks, Women’s Missions, Men’s Missions, Español Missions, 60’s Plus Missions, Love Naples/Cape Outreach Day, Gap Year/Journeymen/Interns, Disaster Relief, Love Naples Director, Trunk N Treat, Mission Trip Mobilization, and Mission Education/Equipping.

Royal Palm Baptist Association

Funds that support the mission work of the association of Southern Baptist churches in Collier and Lee counties.

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To find more information about our National and International partners, how you can get plugged in, and what short term missions trips are coming up, click below!

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Meet the Team

Kevin Taylor

Missions Pastor

Edisson Cantor

Love Naples Director

Tina Platter

Missions + Media Ministry Assistant