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.

Christmas Outreach - Love Naples Boxes

Our church-wide Christmas Outreach this year is our very own Love Naples Boxes! We will use these boxes to bless kids in our community this Christmas + internationally through mission opportunities in the next year. Starting November 20th, pick up your box in the Commons and return by Sunday, December 11th.

Click below to download the list of ages and suggested item lists for each age.

Spring 2023 Class - Perspectives

Perspectives is a discipleship course that guides you through the Bible toward a better understanding of who God is, what He is doing, and your role within that. This course equips the church for local and international missions, as we come together and explore God’s call to all believers to find their part in His global purpose.

Meeting Tuesdays, from Jan. 3 through Apr. 11. from 6:00-9:00pm in WC117.

Register by clicking the button below. The cost of tuition is $275 (not including study materials.) Upon completion of the course, a $200 discount will be available to apply to your next First Naples Mission Trip. Register before Dec. 11 to receive a $75 discount. When one family member registers, a second family member in the same household may also receive a $50 discount.

Local Service Opportunities

Youth Haven
Youth Haven

Youth Haven provides a safe harbor for traumatized, abused, neglected and homeless children and teens. During the month of December, they need help with gift wrapping. For this opportunity, they have specific dates and time shifts. The dates and shifts are as follows: Dec. 12 – 11 am-1 pm + 3 pm-5 pm, Dec. 13 – 11 am-1 pm, Dec. 19 – 11 am-1 pm + 3 pm-5 pm, and Dec. 21 – 11 am-1 pm + 3 pm-5 pm.

If you are able to help with any of these dates, email Jen Weismore at jennifer.weismore@youthhavenswfl.org tell her you are with First Naples, and let her know what date and times you’ll be volunteering.

Ride Nature Rebuild
Ride Nature Rebuild

Ride Nature needs help rebuilding its Girls Discipleship House. They have set up 3 phases to complete this project: Demo, rebuild, and finishing touches. You can volunteer any day to go up and help their team finish the rebuild.

If you would like to help Ride Nature with this project, please email Edisson at ecantor@fbcn.org.

Become a SBC Credentialed Disaster Relief Volunteer

Disaster Relief seeks to involve every church and member in this ministry. By being trained and credentialed you will be ready to serve in the event of a disaster. There are a few steps that you need to complete to be credentialed. There is a cost to the registration and background check process. After completing all these steps, your credential will be mailed to your address on file.

Click below to go to the SBC website containing all instructions and links required to complete your credential. Scroll down on the page and select “Become a Credentialed Disaster Relief Volunteer”

Once you receive your SBC Disaster Relief badge, please email Edisson Cantor a picture of it along with a list of trades or specialties you have. 

St. Matthews Food Distribution

Join us to help St. Matthews House distribute food to those in need in our local community. Shifts are from 4:00-6:30pm at Lely Elementary School on the following dates:

Jan. 19, Feb. 16, April 20, May 25, Aug 17, Sept. 21, and Oct. 19

Click below to sign up and find more info!

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Love Naples

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.

We have a number of smaller LOVE Naples days throughout the year, partnering with St. Matthew’s House for food drives, serving the widows and shut-ins within our church body, 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.

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

FCA works to share Christ through sports programs, bible Study huddles, and coach mentoring in area schools. Charlie Weatherbie serves as the Southwest Florida Director.

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Florida Baptist Children's Homes

Florida Baptist Children’s Home brings love and compassion to children and families in need all over the state of Florida.

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Good News Clubs (Child Evangelism Fellowship)

After-school Bible clubs are facilitated by First Naples church members in 11 public elementary school and the first middle school club in our county.

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Helps Outreach

A ministry started by members of our church over 20 years ago. They faithfully help the needy and struggling families of Collier County, providing food, clothing, and household items in the name of Jesus. We host two annual food drives and encourage you to call Helps Outreach if you have items to donate.

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Into the Jordan

The ministry exist to bring the hope of Jesus to women trapped in the bondage of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in SWFL. They strive to empower survivors, providing life-skill groups, trauma therapy, work-study programs, career coaching, + biblical mentorship.

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Pregnancy Resource Center

This ministry provides council and practical help to women in crisis pregnancies. Clients see ultrasounds of their babies, hear the gospel, and have the opportunity to be discipled.

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Protected Harbor

Funds to operate Christian care homes for developmentally disabled adults in the spirit and compassion if Christ. They currently have two homes in the SWFL area and we have sent a number if teams to help maintain the homes.

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St. Matthew's House

One of the many ministries in the Saint Matthew’s House is the long-term programs for men and women aimed to combat alcohol and drug abuse. Our men’s ministry has had a close relationship with them over the years and First Naples partners with them on a regular basis to host food drives for our community.

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First Naples Ministries

These funds assist out ministries in missions mobilization.

Family + Kids, High School, Middle School, College + 20’s, Potential Projects International, Potential Projects National, Naples To The Nations Conference, Local Missions, Event Truck, Women, Love Naples Outreach, Summer Missions Interns, Men, Disaster Relief, Love Naples Director, Trunk N Treat.

Royal Palm Association

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

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Find more information about our National and International partners and how you can get plugged into global missions here!

Start Serving!

Let us know how God has gifted you, what ministries you're interested in serving in, or if you have any questions!

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Meet the Team

Kevin Taylor

Missions Pastor

Edisson Cantor

Love Naples Director

Tina Platter

Missions + Media Ministry Assistant