First United Methodist Church - Lakeland, Florida




We believe involvement is an important aspect in living out God’s call to follow Christ. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey with Christ, you are welcome to continue that journey here.

We are a Worship plus three church, which means having a firm commitment to participate in worship in addition to growing in your faith, serving others and inviting those around you to join in the journey.

You do not have to be a member in order to participate in worship, in the many areas of service, and small groups or classes. But for those ready to make an initial commitment or an ongoing commitment to follow Christ, membership is an excellent way to live out that promise.


First United Methodist is a large church, and finding opportunities to connect can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re walking through the doors for the very first time or have been attending for years you can have questions…lots of questions. It can be hard to know where to begin finding out the answers – that’s why you’re invited to Explore First and have Coffee with the Pastors. If you would like more information, please contact Diana, Director of Newcomer Ministries, at or 863-686-3163.