+The hope of Local Outreach is to share the love and truth of Jesus with people outside the walls of Grace Bible Church.
Grace helps people grow as disciples in five ways: worship, fellowship, learning, serving, and sharing. The primary purpose of local outreach is to share. We do this by volunteering in our neighborhood and nearby communities where our people are meeting tangible needs. Our hope is to love others in such a way that people ask, “Why?,” leading to the opportunity to share Jesus.
Pray for your neighbors
One simple way you can be a part of local outreach is to start praying for your neighbors!
Help serve our neighbors, the students at Caillet Elementary, through reading, tutoring, and assisting with after-school clubs. Clubs include chess, robotics, soccer, basketball, board games, reading, science experiments, music and guitar, and gardening. If you’d like to volunteer, fill out a volunteer application here. For more information email Annie Dillard.
Casa del Lago is a Christian ESL learning experience that also helps reach the Hispanic community of Caillet Elementary School. We serve on Wednesday evenings at Christo Rey: 3353 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX. There are many ways you can help serve. They need adult English as a Second Language teachers and assistants (no Spanish needed) for both their morning and evening classes. Mornings are Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30AM (can teach one day). Evenings are Monday and Wednesday from 7 from 8:30PM (can teach one day). Casa del Lago could also use reading partners for the After School reading program Monday through Thursday, from 4 to 5PM.
On Fridays at 10AM, volunteers meet at the Walmart/Sam’s parking lot in Dallas to pack hygiene and snack bags for the homeless at the Dallas Convention Center and surrounding areas. We pass out tracts, offer to pray, and share Christ with any that are interested. Contact Kimberlie Derrick to find out how to get involved.
KiDs Beach Club
KiDs Beach Club is a weekly outreach that provides every student at Caillet Elementary an opportunity to have a Jesus-centered experience. We are connecting kids to Christ and putting Bibles in their hands through groups, fun games, songs, and memory verses. If you would like to learn more, go to the KiDs Beach Club website or email Betsy Edmondson.
Become a mentor for elementary school age kids in West Dallas, helping them with schoolwork and building a relationship with them. For more information see Mercystreetdallas.org or email Brian at Mercy Street.
Volunteer to be a reading buddy and help children improve their reading skills, as well as increase their confidence and develop a love of learning and reading. Reading buddies are needed at our partner schools during the day for a minimum commitment of 50 minutes, once a week or after school, at the Readers 2 Leaders learning center, which is a 90 minute commitment once a week. For more information, contact Stephanie Schweinfurth.
Join our team to serve homeless men and women at Cornerstone in South Dallas in an environment where they hear about God’s love for them. There are many different opportunities, including serving meals, assisting in the clothing closet and shower facility, and helping pregnant teens with the transition to motherhood. There are also opportunities to work with formerly incarcerated individuals as they look for jobs, learn new skills, and acclimate back to normal life. Contact Andy Wileman to learn more.
Help us reach teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be. Email Maria Klie-Carrollto learn more and get involved.
Additional Opportunities and Partners
FindHelp.org Find Help is a search engine that will help you connect people in need with programs that provide services such as food, job training, housing, and medical care. Grace does not endorse every result on the search engine, but there are many programs that do agree with our beliefs and will help others in need.
Questions about Outreach?
“Grace is filled with people who love Jesus and desire to learn His word. These people genuinely care for one another.”