Outreach is about sharing hope, meeting needs, and building relationships with our community. Our goal is to create opportunities for you to show Jesus’ love by connecting with people where they are. These encounters leave a lasting impact not only on those we reach but also on those who serve.
God uses His people to share the gospel message to our community. It's easier than you think! Training opportunities are offered regularly.
"Jesus said to them, 'Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men,'" Mark 1:17.
Our Food Pantry distributes food and household items to Allen, Fairview, and Lucas residents who lack the resources to maintain a healthy life.
I NEED GROCERIES
One-time emergency assistance is offered, with continued service provided upon proof of residency and income.
This is a "choice pantry" versus a "pre-bagged pantry" to meet an individual's nutritional needs and provide the foods they enjoy.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6:00-7:30 p.m.
(The Food Pantry may close around certain holidays. Call 972.727.8241 to verify opening during holiday seasons.)
Location: Building D - corner of Cedar Street and McDermott Drive. (map)
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFO HELP FINDER
Life is hard. God uses our experiences to create life-change. Ministry happens when we use our experiences to offer others encouragement, prayer, and practical support.
I NEED SUPPORT
No matter what life throws at you, we've got your back. Check out the variety of groups available to you.
We serve Christ by assisting international adults as they adjust to life in the United States.
Here are a few opportunities available for our International Friends:
Capilla de Fe (Spanish): [Sundays | Main Street Building (map) | 10a] This mission, led by Ted Lindwall and Francisco
Eastview Church (Vietnamese): [Sundays | C205 (map) | 10:30a] Our Vietnamese partnership, led by Pastor Vince Vo, averages 40 per week. Vietnamese language classes are also offered. Learn more: Eastview
Hội Thánh Việt Nam Eastview chúng tôi, do Mục sư Vince Vo quản nhiệm,
Trinity Chinese Church (Chinese): [Sundays | Main Street Building (map) | 10:30a] Our Chinese partnership is led by Pastor Peter Fu. Learn more: Trinity Chinese Church
Cornerstone Korean Baptist Church (Korean): [Sundays | Main Street Building (map) | 10:30a] Our Korean partnership is led by Pastor Haedo Son. Learn more: Cornerstone Korean Baptist Church
우리의 한국 파트너십은 손해도 목사님이 이끌고 있습니다. 더 알아보기: Cornerstone Korean Baptist Church
We help residents of local senior communities continue to live out a life of worship and adoration to our Lord by providing worship services in their living communities.
We provide a Sunday worship service, hymns, and Christian love to residents of senior living centers who can no longer attend church service.
Sunday worship teams include a teacher, music provider, and greeter. Each team is responsible for preparing a Bible-based message. Volunteers serve one Sunday every 4-5 weeks.
Contact Jimmy Smith for more information.
We are reaching out to homebound adults and can no longer attend church. We provide a hug, a smile, and warm conversation regularly.
Volunteers help keep in touch with our members who are homebound. These are usually older adults and can no longer attend church for various reasons. Some cannot walk or sit for long periods or may be confined to a wheelchair. Many of our homebound live in their own homes. Some live with family, while others live in senior living centers. These members are an essential part of our church family. Now is the time to show appreciation to those who can no longer serve by serving them.
For more information, please get in touch with Jimmy Smith.
On Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, we provide transportation to members who live in local senior living communities as a service to them and attend worship and have fellowship with their Sunday morning small groups. Volunteer drivers and bus assistants serve every 4-5 weeks.
We are also building a network of volunteers available throughout the week to transport members to medical appointments upon request.
I NEED A RIDE
Sundays: We pick up riders around 8:30a and arrive at church at 8:45a. After services, we leave the church at 11:45a.
Wednesdays: We pick up riders around 4:30p and arrive at church at 4:55p, leaving again at 8p.
Assistants are available to help riders on and off the bus.
Allen: Parkview, Discovery Village, and Alexis Estates
McKinney: Grand Reserve, Grand Texan, and Country Lane
For more information, please get in touch with Terry Morris.
We are building a list of volunteer drivers for you to contact to arrange a ride. If you need a ride, please get in touch with Jimmy Smith.
SPECIAL FRIENDS parents' night out
Children are a blessing and a heritage from the Lord. Parents Night Out provides care, friendship, and guided activities for grade-school-age children and their siblings free of charge so their parents and caregivers can enjoy a night out.
MORE PROGRAMS for SPECIAL FRIENDS
Whenever disaster strikes or there is a need, our chainsaw team shares God's love through service by providing free tree-cutting services to those in need within our community.
I NEED HELP
Our team is available one day per month to those within our community who cannot financially afford these services. This is a team of volunteers, and we do not carry any insurance against property damage. For more information, please get in touch with Tim Cline.
Backpacks for Kids
Bags filled with nutritious, kid-friendly foods for the weekend are provided to local elementary school children who have been identified as "food insecure."
I NEED HELP
Please get in touch with your school counselor or nurse if you want more information about this program.
We equip those who are called and able to share the hope of Jesus with a hurting world through local, regional, and international missions. New trips are under development throughout the year. Training and preparation are provided.
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