In his sermon this past Sunday (available here), Pastor Larry challenged us to use our voice, like Esther, to speak up for the gospel and to speak up for the voiceless. As you do that this week, here are some suggestions, resources, and VRBC partner ministries that you might find helpful.
SPEAK UP FOR THE GOSPEL
- Tell your Jesus story: Creating Your Testimony (from CRU).
- Ask someone if you can pray for them or with them.
SPEAK UP FOR THE VOICELESS
- Support teen moms in South Dallas through our sister church, Cornerstone Baptist Church, and their ministry, Viola’s House.
- Support the New Beginnings Crisis Pregnancy Center in Kenya through the ministry of VRBC-supported missionary Tom Stickney and his his organization, African Christian Outreach.
- Help assemble and deliver nutritious bags of food to families in Valley Ranch through Sack Summer Hunger (Saturdays through August 10).
- Help bless families in Coppell, Valley Ranch, and South Dallas with food, gifts, and the gospel by serving at the VRBC Christmas Store on December 13-14, 2019.
- Serve with our local partners:
- Mentor an at-risk student at Landry Elementary through VRBC’s Big Hope ministry.
- Support our ministry partner, Access Life.
- Volunteer at the North Texas Access Life Expo on June 13, 2020.
Homeless, Mentally Ill, and Veterans
- Did you know that a majority of the homeless population are either mentally ill or military veterans? Join us in serving this vulnerable population through our partnership at Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Widows (and Senior Adults)
- Fellowship with and befriend VRBC senior adults at the Wisdom Warriors‘ luncheon and hymn sing.
- Serve senior adults at Christus St. Joseph or River Oaks Assisted Living Facility. (Please note, even if you don’t want to preach or lead worship, simply showing up and loving on the residents is a wonderful blessing!)
- Volunteer with VRBC’s ESL ministry.
- Support VRBC’s work with immigrants in Peñitas, TX (outside McAllen):
- Serve with our local partner, the Gaston Christian Center, and their ministry Gateway of Grace.
- Support the Border Ministry of Fellowship Southwest (led by VRBC member Marv Knox).