As the church, we are called to impact our communities. We bring the hope of the gospel to those around us as we serve. Check out our partners below and find a place to show others the hope of Jesus. Our Local Missions Coordinators are Gina Hicks, Barbara Hardage and Christy Bailey-Byers. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCA offers opportunities for individuals, families, and small groups to give hope and alleviate suffering to area neighbors in need. Immediate needs - volunteers to help with Christmas celebrations for children, sorting food items, toy drive, Adopt A Senior, and Golden Angels. Immediate needs:
- Individuals and small groups can volunteer any time at the Flower Mound Distribution Center and can sign up for specific times and dates at http://ccahelps.org/participate-volunteer/.
- Larger groups can coordinate jobs by contacting Roger Gray.
Hearts for Homes seeks to improve the living conditions of low-income senior homeowners in Denton County. Skilled and non-skilled volunteers work together to make needed repairs and improvements that allow seniors to remain in their own homes as long as possible. Local churches provide most of the volunteers. In addition, Hearts for Homes provides much needed resources like food baskets at Christmas. Visit the website at heartsforhomes.org to learn more about this organization. Immediate needs:
- Groups are needed to help with Christmas baskets: Sort donations, assemble baskets and deliver to various seniors' homes.
- Larger groups can work with a project coordinator with upkeep, mowing, minor repairs and painting of existing homes.
- More volunteer opportunities can be found http://heartsforhomes.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities/.
Communities In Schools exists to ensure children's success in school and meet family needs that prevent children from dropout. Volunteer by mentoring and reading to children, tutoring, and sending food and snacks for families at risk of hunger. Visit the website at cisnt.org to learn more and apply to be a volunteer at a local school. Immediate needs:
- Mentors to hang out with teens (one hour per week) during their lunch break.
Contact: Gina Hicks
Habitat for Humanity of Denton County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God's love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocacy for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Immediate needs:
- Individual volunteers are needed to build houses in the Denton area (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays).
- Larger groups can volunteer on Saturdays.
- For more information on their needs, visit their website at http://www.habitatdentoncounty.org/.
The Salvation Army's mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination. The Salvation Army has many events including the Angel Tree and after-school programs. They also provide meals, shelter and clothing for the homeless, seniors, veterans and families in crisis. Immediate needs in Lewisville:
- Volunteers can serve a meal to 50+ Lewisville homeless on the 2nd Sunday of the month.
- Immediate need for garden workers and clothing sorters
- Other volunteer events for larger groups are available at http://www.salvationarmydfw.org/p/Get-Involved/Volunteer_Opportunities.
Contact: Ruth McMaster
Journey to Dream equips and empowers youth to overcome adversity and live purposeful lives. Through curriculum‐guided peer support groups, school prevention assemblies and homeless services, Journey to Dream is able to impact over 10,000 students every school year. Journey to Dream recently opened a home for unaccompanied youth: Kyle'sPlace. Kyle's Place serves homeless teenagers by providing safe shelter, counseling and planning for future services. Immediate needs:
- Volunteers can find more opportunities to serve at www.journeytodream.com such as student mentors, school outreach chaperones, and prayer teams. Volunteers must attend an orientation so they can connect you to the right opportunities
McFadden Ranch is a juvenile detention facility for young men 12-18 years old in the rural section of Roanoke. Our church serves at McFadden Ranch with the youth in a variety of ways, from providing weekly mentors and tutors to hosting special events throughout the year. Immediate Needs:
- Volunteers needed on Monday or Wednesday nights to minister to boys and share Bible verses and stories using the Tattooed Hearts curriculum that's provided.
CBC provides a 45 minute worship service every week Sunday at six facilities in the Flower Mound area. Most of the residents at these facilities were CBC members or have family members who are CBC members. Immediate needs:
- Substitute teachers during the weekly bible studies at six different facilities
- Teach, lead worship or hang out at any of our six facilities on some Sunday mornings.
- Anyone is always welcome to come out during the week to play games, read or visit with residents.
Contact: Dick Knight
CBC volunteer ministers to inmates in the Denton County jails. Immediate needs:
- Male volunteers willing to be spiritual mentors on Wednesday nights from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for men released from prison.
- Volunteers can also write letters of encouragement to the inmates.
Contact: George Beach