BAYOU CITY SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
Bayou City Outreach is focused on 3 areas:
- Serving the Vulnerable in Jesus’ Name
- Enabling Vibrant Jesus-Following Churches
- Mobilizing Our People
Our desire is to involve everyone at Bayou City in outreach by providing opportunities to serve others outside of the church walls in the name of Jesus. We have multiple ways for our people to participate in outreach.
SERVING THE VULNERABLE IN JESUS’ NAME
A Bayou City ministry that maintains a database of volunteers who are ready and willing to respond to a disaster, either locally or elsewhere. If you want to be included in the database, please contact Dan Neisch.
A ministry partner located at 7520 Cherry Park Drive #B who offers hope to the homeless and hungry. Serving opportunities for Bayou City include food organization and distribution every 3rd Saturday of the month (great for community group projects). Prior registration is required.
Families Feeding Families
An event organized by local businesses to provide a meal, prayer, flu shots, clothes, and assistance to those in need on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Bayou City organizes a satellite event in the Hufsmith Community and surrounding apartments (over 500 meals provided last year).
A ministry partner located at 300 W Main Street that offers hope to those in need in the local community. Serving opportunities for Bayou City include donating to and organizing the food pantry and shop. An additional volunteering opportunity is serving on the 3rd Tuesday of the month for Taco Tuesday, a time where people are provided breakfast tacos and receive prayer.
A ministry partner located at 16614 Mueschke Road who provides temporary housing for refugee women and their children, restoring their dignity as ones created in God’s image by caring for their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Serving opportunities include workdays on Saturdays and assistance with community dinners on Saturday evenings (great for Community Group projects).
A Bayou City ministry that focuses on the international community by meeting an immediate need with the love and in the name of Jesus, forming and building relationships, and opening doors for sharing the gospel. Classes are held on the Bayou City Cypress campus each Thursday morning and evening. Serving opportunities include teaching, as well as other organizational and relational roles within the ESL program.
Houston Welcomes Refugees (HWR)
A ministry partner birthed by Bayou City members whose mission is to ease the resettlement process for refugees coming to Houston through Christian care and love. Serving opportunities include preparation of welcoming kits, move-in teams, and welcome teams (great for Community Group projects). The first step is to attend orientation if interested in serving. Information can be found on their website at houstonwelcomesrefugees.com.
Prestige Learning Institute (PLI)
A ministry partner located at 5233 Bellaire Road whose mission is to glorify God by educating, equipping, and ministering to immigrant and refugee families, empowering them to thrive in the U.S. It is. Serving opportunities include women’s ESL classes (two to four days a week), men’s program (barbeque one day a week and some classes), and after-school programs for kids (Mondays and Wednesdays).
A ministry partner birthed by Bayou City members who meet fostering and adopting needs. Serving opportunities include workdays (great for community group projects), event planning, social media , CPS Christmas, and much more.
Our Daughter’s House (ODH)
A ministry partner located in Chappell Hill, Texas, that meets the needs of young women aging out of foster care. ODH works with volunteers to provide these young women with housing, education, counseling, and guidance. Serving opportunities include workdays (great for community group projects).
A ministry partner that empowers women and men considering abortion to choose life for their unborn children and find abundant life in Christ. Serving opportunities require volunteer training.
Hands on Community Ministry
A ministry partner that serves widows, single moms, and those marginalized in the Tomball community. If you want to use your skills and have a heart for random special projects, please contact Jim Roddy.
ENABLING VIBRANT JESUS-FOLLOWING CHURCHES
Bayou City is partnering in an initiative to reach the Shawiya people group with the gospel and to start a church movement within this people group. The Shawiya people are originally from North Africa and have been historically closed to the gospel. The serving opportunity is to commit to prayer for this initiative one day a month – or for a Community Group to adopt the Shawiya initiative and develop their own prayer and support structure.
MOBILIZING OUR PEOPLE
There are opportunities for our people to be involved and mobilized by participating in missions trips or committing to pray for one of our missionaries. Below are the mission trip opportunities this fall and contact people for further information:
- India | September 17-26 and October 29-November 7
Brendan Thompson ([email protected])
- Mexico | November 4-8
Dan Neisch ([email protected])
- Indonesia | November 18-28
Brenden Keel ([email protected])
- Moldova | December TBD
Jerry Gates ([email protected])
We are looking for individuals and/or Community Groups to “adopt” a Bayou City missionary, which would involve committing to dialogue with the missionary, specifically for prayer and encouragement. If you are interested, please contact Catalino Muniz ([email protected]).
For the Cypress campus, Bayou City is involved in ministering to the needs of our two neighboring communities, the Winward apartments and the Starwood Farms townhomes. For specific information on how to be involved in this ministry, contact Andy Davies ([email protected]).
For the Tomball campus, Bayou City has adopted the Crossings apartment complex at Cherry street to minister to the needs of the residents, specifically starting with building relationships in monthly activities. For specific information on how to be involved in this ministry, contact Marilyn Neisch ([email protected]) or Tracy Martin ([email protected]).