But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
— 1 John 3:17-18
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.
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God is using His people to share the gospel message to those in 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.
You are invited to join us as we use tried and true outreach methods in our community. You will learn how to share the gospel with those around you each day, then put it into practice. Prayer partners are also needed. Breakfast and lunch are provided during training. Please RSVP.
For more information, contact Ross Ramsey
Our Food Pantry distributes food and household items to residents of Allen, Fairview, and Lucas who lack the resources to maintain a healthy life.
I NEED GROCERIES
One-time emergency assistance is offered, with continued assistance provided upon proof of residency and income.
This is a "choice pantry" versus a "pre-bagged pantry," so we can 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)
Life is hard. God uses our experiences to create life-change. Ministry happens when we use our experiences to offer encouragement, prayer, and practical support to others.
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:
International Friends Bible Study (English): [Sundays | B125 or B215 (map) | 10:30a] Select from two Bible study classes designed to improve your conversational English skills.
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,
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 a 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 Darel Stokes for more information.
Reaching out to adults who are homebound and are no longer able to 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 are no longer able to attend church for various reasons. Some cannot walk or sit for long periods of time or maybe 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 your appreciation to those who can no longer serve by serving them.
For more information, please contact 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 to allow them to 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 contact Terry Morris.
We are working on building a list of volunteer drivers for you to contact to arrange a ride. If you need a ride, please contact 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.
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 contact 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
If you would like more information about this program, please contact your school counselor or nurse.
We equip those who are called and able to share the hope of Jesus to 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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