Jerusalem Opportunities

Will you teach the children?
The Children’s Ministry at VBC is privileged to teach over 60 children each week.  With this privilege comes the responsibility to provide caring adults for each class.  We currently need more teachers at 9:15 for all preschool ages (Birth – Kindergarten), and we also need volunteers for for our Children’s Division, Grades 1-6.  Contact the Children’s Ministry Office at 903.883.4619.

Dates: Sundays – AM and PM, Wednesdays PM

Contact: Brandi Cook, bcook@vansickle.org or Mandy Brown, mbrown@vansickle.org

Will you help feed those in need around our community?
Many families are finding themselves in desperate situations as the economy is putting a financial burden on more and more people.  One of the greatest things we can do for these families is provide a helping hand… be it a meal, a glass of water, a bag of groceries, etc.  At Vansickle Baptist Church we have a food pantry with which we are able to bless many families from the Hunt County area.  We are in need of people to help stock canned goods, as well as in need of people to help supply groceries to furnish our food pantry.

Dates: Twice a month on Sunday afternoon

Contact: Leslie Kuhn, lkuhn@vansickle.org

Will you join the band, choir, or media team?
The worship and arts ministry is one of the most dynamic ministries at Vansickle as we have the opportunity to lead our congregation each week in praise and worship of our Savior King.  Our worship team is comprised of a full-praise band and praise team, a worship choir, and our media team, without which the technical aspects of the service would not be possible.

If you enjoy leading others in praise and have a heart to sing, proficiently play a musical instrument, or are techno-savvy, we have a place for you to plug-in and we are always looking for talented people to be a part of our team.

Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise! – Psalm 95:2

Dates: Sundays AM and Wednesdays PM (Band/Praise Team – 6:45 PM; Worship Choir – 7:30 PM)

Contact: Church Office, info@vansickle.org or call 903.883.4619

Will you help welcome guests to our campus?
Anytime you go somewhere new, including church, it can be a bit overwhelming and scary because you are in a new place and you do not know anyone or know your way around and seeing a smiling and welcoming face as you enter a new place goes miles in helping you to feel at ease as you enter unknown territory and being a volunteer at a welcome center, you have the opportunity to be that smiling face that makes a HUGE first impression on guests as they come on to our campus.

If you are outgoing, welcoming, love to smile and help people, then consider giving 25-30 minutes of your time serving in our welcome center ministry.  This is a high impact, low maintenance ministry, that helps make a positive first impression on guests visiting our campus.

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. – Hebrews 13:2

Dates: Sundays AM (9:15-9:40 and/or 10:15-10:40)

Contact: Sue Cariveau, info@vansickle.org or call 903.883.4619

Judea & Samaria Opportunities

Will You Help Feed the Homeless?
Schedule a time for your Bible Study Group or Department to feed the homeless at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Dallas.

Cornerstone provides lunch for many of the homeless in the downtown area every Tuesday and Thursday, and you can help be a part on each week from 12:30 – 1:30 PM.  The hope is to no simply “provide” a meal but to serve the homeless who attend.  This is an opportunity for you to pass along a personal-touch of care and concern.

Help is appreciated with the following items: flour, corn meal, coffee, cream, sugar, coffee stirrers, styrofoam cups, plates, bowls, napkins, plastic tableware – forks, spoons, knives, toilet paper and paper towels.

Dates: Tuesdays or Thursdays

Location: Cornerstone Baptist Church
Cornerstone Kitchen
2815 South Ervay Street
Dallas, TX 75215

Reach Texas Missions Offering
Baptists in Texas see the task of reaching the unchurched as so important, that each year they dig a little deeper to give a little more through a State-wide missions offering in September.  Fittingly, the offering is called the Reach Texas Offering. Its goal is just that: to reach Texas.

Both evangelism and church planting are core elements of the Reach Texas Offering. One hundred percent of the money given to the Reach Texas Offering goes straight to evangelism training, disaster relief, church planting, missions mobilization and missions strategies.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
Every year we honor the life and work of Annie Walker Armstrong (1850-1938) when we give to the annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American missions. As a tireless servant of God and a contagious advocate and supporter of missions efforts throughout the world, Annie rallied churches to give more, pray more and do more for reaching people for Christ. The Annie Armstrong website provides a wealth of resources for promoting the offering in the local church, including supplemental materials available only online.

Ends of the Earth Opportunities

Lottie Moon Missions Offering
One woman saw a need – a need for more missionaries and more resources to reach the lost for Christ around the world. Because of her urgent desire to tell all of China about Jesus Christ, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering had its beginnings over a century ago. Today, thousands of missionaries depend on Southern Baptists’ gifts to continue sharing God’s love through Worldwide missions.

Watch for upcoming opportunities.