Describing itself as aspirational,
Church on the Drive
in Orlando, Florida, in the United States, says, "We want to be diverse. ... We want to be multi-generational. ... We want to be known ... for demonstrating what it means to authentically follow Jesus Christ."
Its mission commitment places Christ at the center. "Through acts of love, grace given without judgment, and lifestyles based on Jesus' teachings we hope to be the presence of Christ in our community, work places, church, and families."
That mission drive includes Life Transitions, one aspect of which is the congregation's Job Seekers Network, which provides notifications of job openings, job training opportunities, job fairs and volunteer opportunities.
In addition, the Baptist World Alliance Global Impact Church provides time, space and resources for English literacy classes, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and Financial Peace University.
There is a strong commitment to strengthening family. Its Parenting Class offers encouragement and guidance through the sharing of stories, providing support, prayer and fellowship. The Mom to Mom initiative includes instruction in parenting, small group discussion and the interaction of more experienced mothers with younger moms. Sessions are held to help those who face loss through miscarriage, abortion, stillbirth, SIDS or infant death.
The Student Ministry offers leadership development, intentional fellowship, service opportunities and retreat experiences, as well as sports and games.
"Here at Church on the Drive, we believe spiritual growth happens best in the environment of encouraging relationships where people are dedicated to God's purposes and committed to one another's spiritual growth."