For Richardson. For the World.
The Great Commission Fund
The Great Commission Fund is an integral part of our annual mission budget. These funds support many different aspects of our mission budget for the year. Things like our institutional and direct mission partners, events, trips that we do throughout the year, and our partnerships with Richardson ISD and The University of Texas at Dallas Baptist Student Ministry. Because this is a fund and not an offering, you can give to the GCF all year long. Each year, funds are collected for the following year. November and December are our most significant times of giving to this fund, so please do not miss this opportunity to give to the mission of our church as we seek to bring healing and wholeness to our community and beyond!
Church Under the Tree
This outreach to homeless neighbors in Plano meets weekly at Haggard Park beginning with lunch at 1:30PM on Sundays. Come join us in providing a much needed meal, friendship and a Gospel message with these neighbors. If you would like more information about this ministry please click the button below.
Austin Street Shelter
The 4th Thursday of every month our church prepares delivers and serves 450 baked potatoes with all the fixings to our homeless neighbors at Austin Street Shelter. In addition to that we also spend time developing relationships and praying with those at the shelter.
Food For Families
On the second Saturday of each month, our Food for Families team picks up food from Crossroads Community Services, sorts it on church campus, and receives families struggling with hunger needs as they pick up their personalized, nutritionally balanced food. Normally, we provide 7 days of food for every month. Click the buttons below to volunteer or to help a family that may benefit from this ministry.
Merry Mat Makers
A creative way to recycle plastic bags and make sleep mats for our homeless neighbors while joining a great group of encouraging prayer warriors in blessing some of the least of these. Join these ladies throughout the week to continue the process or find out what you can do at home that will help them simplify their process and be of value to others.
Smile Stitchers is a ministry that has been featured in news media more than once. This group of dedicated Stitchers comes together for fellowship and a labor of love. The labor comes in the form of little finger puppets that they sew together to give to children’s hospitals for kids that are sick and undergoing different medical treatments. These lovely little gifts help to comfort and distract the kids.
The Community Garden currently has 24 raised beds. All harvested produce supports our Food for Families program as well as The Network of Community Ministries. ALL ARE WELCOME: free garden CLASSES and WORKDAYS. Volunteer with DONATION beds, or RENT your own!
We’re excited for you to use our Community Trailer as a tool to intentionally connect with your neighbors and to encourage them to connect with Jesus. Please fill out the form and we will be in touch to discuss details.
The Network of Community Ministries
The Mission statement of The Network of Community Ministries states: “Our mission is to care, coach, and empower our neighbors in need as they seek an improved quality of life.” Over 30 years ago, our church was part of a network of churches that came together to create The Network of Community Ministries. Our job now is to support the continuation of that ministry. You can do so by volunteering your time to serve. If you want to do this, please follow the link to become a Network volunteer.
Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children is an organization that feeds the hungry worldwide. Since 2009, they have sent billions of what they call “Mana Packs” across the globe to reach starving children. With Jesus at the center of everything they do, we are honored to partner with them to feed the world. You, your family, or your group can volunteer by following the link below. In addition, look for our annual partnership with them, where we come together with the community of Richardson in our Turn Hunger into Hope event.
In the summer of 2018 our church began a mission. That mission was to get into the hands every student of need in RISD the supplies they needed to start off their school year. As the event grew we partnered with RISD and the community so that we could serve more students. Every year we come together to give and volunteer our time to the community of Richardson.
Spring Break Family Mission Trip
DATE: MARCH 10-12 & 13-15, 2024
Here’s a fantastic chance for your entire family to engage in mission work together.
There will be two separate adventures.
- March 10-12 at The Heights Park
- March 13-15 at Northrich Park
Both of these sessions will be Backyard Bible Club style, providing opportunities for everyone in the family to contribute. We will make crafts, play games, and share snacks our neighbors. Join us for one or both to enjoy the community, establish connections, and share the Gospel with those whom God brings into our path.
Valley Mission Trip
DATE: JUNE 23-29, 2024
We are excited to renew our partnership with The Valley Baptist Association and The Respite Center. The Respite Center is a temporary resting place for legal immigrants arriving through the border. This allows them to recuperate for a day or two before continuing their journey to their final destination within our country. Additionally, we will join forces with a local church to organize a Backyard Bible Club. This initiative presents a wonderful chance to support the local church in spreading the Gospel within their community.
New York Mission Trip
DATE: OCTOBER 14-19, 2024
On this trip, we will work primarily with CityRelief. CityRelief is an organization that helps to first show the love of Jesus and offer hope. Then they provide resources and connection to those that are marginalized. As a volunteer, you will help transform lives and, in the process, be transformed as well. You will be a beacon of hope and connection to hurting and isolated people.
Our secondary mission will be with Prayer Stations. This is an opporunity to stretch yourself by praying for strangers. I have never been to NYC, and I have been multiple times, when this ministry did not transform those who went.