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
You can start today praying for your neighbors! Sign up with our Blesseveryhome.com account to be reminded Monday through Friday with a short email including five of your neighbors names and a scripture to pray over them.
On Fridays at 10AM, our volunteers meet at the Walmart/Sam’s parking lot in Dallas to pack 300 bags for the homeless at the Dallas Convention Center and surrounding areas. We pass out the bags of food with tracks, offer to pray, and share Christ with the 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, email Kevin Goldsmith or go to the KiDs Beach Club website.
Tutoring, Service Outreach, and After-School Clubs
Help serve our neighbors, the students at Caillet Elementary, through reading, tutoring, and spending time with them. The after-school clubs consist of chess, robotics, soccer, basketball, board games, reading, science experiments, music and guitar, and gardening club. Contact Kevin Goldsmith to find out how to get involved and click here to fill out the volunteer application.
South Dallas Outreach | Cornerstone
Join our team to help serve the homeless through offering meals and new clothes and providing showers in environments where they hear from scripture about God’s love for them. Assist with job creation, skill development, and reclamation to civilization for the formerly incarcerated. Help teen mothers with the transition to motherhood. Contact Kevin Goldsmith to find out how to get involved.
Teen Moms Outreach 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 Rachel to get involved.
Additional Opportunities and Partners
Mercy Street Become a mentor for elementary school age kids in West Dallas, helping them with schoolwork, and spending time with them. To learn all the ways to get involved, click the link. Contact Kevin Goldsmith for more information.
Casa Del Lago Casa del Lago is a Christian ESL learning experience that also helps us 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. Contact Kevin Goldsmith for more information.
Readers to Leaders 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 please email Stephanie Schweinfurth, Stephanie@readers2leaders.org or visit https://www.readers2leaders.org/volunteer
Union Gospel Mission Twice a month a group from Grace serves dinner to homeless men and women at Union Gospel Mission. Contact Chris Vander Galien for more information.
Aunt Bertha Aunt Bertha 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 support every result on the search engine, but it does help you find programs that do agree with our beliefs and will help others in need.