PSM’s vision is the culmination of a 20+-year commitment to the spiritual and physical wellbeing of the adults and children living in the Parker Street community.  It represents the recommendations of the Board of Trustees and core staff, four of whom have lived in the neighborhood for a combined total of 40 years.

It is our hope that you will support our vision as we move forward with a continued presence in the Parker Street neighborhood.


Mission Statement

Parker Street Ministries is a non-profit 501c3 organization committed to Gospel-centered community development beginning in Lakeland’s Parker Street neighborhood.

Vision Statement

We desire that our residents are:
-influential lifetime learners who reach their full potential
-living in a mixed-income neighborhood containing exceptional businesses and housing;
-financially healthy stewards and generous through dependence on God; and
-pursuing healthy community as all people are created in God’s image.

Four Goal Areas

Goal 1: Parker Street residents are influential lifetime learners who reach their full potential.

Objective 1.1: Provide academic support for students, pre-K through young adult.
Objective 1.2: Provide learning opportunities for all ages for a variety of topics and purposes.
Objective 1.3: Enhance indigenous leadership to share skills in all areas of learning.
Objective 1.4: Cultivate partnerships with outside agencies and volunteers to improve learning.

Goal 2: The Parker Street neighborhood is a mixed-income neighborhood containing exceptional businesses and housing.

Objective 2.1 Set an example of and advocate for standards for neighborhood.
Objective 2.2 Partner with outside agencies and residents to increase number of owner-occupied homes.
Objective 2.3 Partner with landlords, residents, outside agencies for highest quality rental experience.
Objective 2.4 Implement projects that utilize volunteers /organizations to work with residents to build community and beautify the neighborhood.

Goal 3: Parker Street residents are financially healthy stewards and generous through dependence on God.

Objective 3.1 Offer jobs preparedness activities or programs for all ages.
Objective 3.2: Provide access to professional money management instruction or resources that serve all ages and includes budgeting, record keeping, financial transactions, resource building, debt reduction, and credit repair
Objective 3.3: Encourage sacrifices of resources, time, and energy for others.

Goal 4: Parker Street residents are pursuing healthy community as all people who are created in God’s image.

Objective 4.1: Encourage a life of listening, learning, and reconciliation where diverse people are valued and intentionally engaged in authentic relationships.
Objective 4.2: Develop and implement leadership among diverse people.
Objective 4.3: Encourage a joyful love for God through constant practice of the ordinary means of God’s grace: prayer, the Bible and the sacraments.
Objective 4.4: Demonstrate and share Godly examples and biblical principles of family life.
Objective 4.5: Promote healthy living.
Objective 4.6: Identify & combat the internal and external forces that contribute to poverty.

Ways YOU can help us

  • Give: We need your financial support;
  • Share: Introduce us to your friends–lunches, tours, speaking engagements, etc. ;
  • Learn: Facebook, our website, and newsletters keep you informed;
  • Volunteer: Opportunities abound; and
  • Pray for our staff, ministry and families.