We believe that God has intentionally placed us here for the purpose of exhaling the gospel into our community through loving service and partnering with gospel-centered ministries.
Serve the City
2019 Schedule: March 3 & Nov. 10
One way that we exhale the gospel is by taking a regular Sunday morning and worshiping God through loving service to our city. Since 2014, this has been a powerful expression of Christ’s love for the community. Our desire is that Serve the City will be a tangible way for us to perform meaningful tasks for the community while showing the love of Jesus to those being served. We pray that by 2026, we will take 4 Sundays that our entire congregation will not be in the pews, but instead intentionally bless our community. We currently celebrate two Serve the City Sundays each year.
On Nov. 10, we will be partnering with Children’s Hunger Fund to pack Mobile Food Paks for families that live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Children’s Hunger Fund is an organization that equips churches with Food Paks so church volunteers can reach out to those in their community and build meaningful relationships.
On March 3, 2019, partnered with AISD and GPISD to connect with schools and serve them. In all, we were able to serve more than 30 different schools and bless each school with cleanup work around their grounds, gifts to teachers and other service projects.
If you would like more information about these partnerships or ways that you could be a part of leading this effort, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Because we serve through community groups, contact Carlos Pinero, community group pastor email@example.com, about how to be connected to a group.
One simple thing can make a big difference in the life of an at-risk child: One-on-one, positive attention from a responsible, caring adult. Kids Hope USA develops these one-on-one relationships through church-school partnerships that pair church members with at-risk kids in supportive, mentoring relationships.
Kids Hope USA mentors spend just one hour per week, reading, talking, playing and listening to a child at school. By helping the child feel loved and valued, they help that child to learn, grow and succeed. We know that God has called our church to invest in kids' lives in a significant way. We pray that by 2026, we will have more than 500 volunteers mentoring elementary students in our local schools.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Connie Holland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly service through community groups
Because we cannot rely on the church building to maintain and dictate service, our church body has to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the community around us. The way that we have encouraged a widespread effect is by asking our community groups to commit to serve monthly. The greatest missionary army is the people of God who are like Jesus right where they live.
International Students Inc. Friendship Partner Program
International Students, Inc. (ISI), is a Christian friendship organization promoting friendships between international students and residents of the United States. They function on over 300 college and university campuses, helping students, scholars and their spouses adjust to and enjoy American life and receive a well-rounded picture of this country and its people.
ISI comes alongside the local church to recruit volunteers and mentors to build relationships with students. This context of trust and friendship forms a basis for sharing the opportunity to know Jesus Christ personally.
To Become a Friendship Partner:
- Attend Friendship Partner training
- Fill out an application at https://ifpvolunteer.utaisi.org
- E-mail Lezlie Langford, UTA ISI Director, at email@example.com and let her know you submitted your application.
- Attend the Match party where you meet your student!
If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Lezlie Langford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit UTA’s International Students Inc. website.
We partner financially with the following organizations to exhale the gospel in our community. Click to find out more!