the City

God has intentionally placed our church in Dallas so that we can reach the millions of people who live here. Whether you are planting seeds at an urban farm or serving a meal to the homeless, your time spent serving helps shape the city’s future by sharing Christ’s love with people in need. Put your gifts to use at one of our ongoing service opportunities.


Refugee Ministry–Preschool Aids

Urgent Need

For the Nations needs weekly volunteers to help in the preschool classes where 3 and 4-year-olds learn fine and gross motor skills, social skills, pre-reading and math skills, and of course, the Gospel of Christ! Preschool classes are taught by a full-time teacher and utilize volunteers to assist each 2 hours morning and afternoon. On-Site child care for your children ages 0–5 is provided. We ask for a commitment of 2 hours (9–11am or 12–2 pm) once a week. 

Sign up to be a Preschool Aid

Refugee Ministry–Adult English Class Aid

Share the love of Christ and learn about the world while assisting with adult ESL classes for refugees at For the Nations. The classes are taught by experienced teachers and utilize volunteers as teachers’ aids in each level. Classes are 9–11 am, Mon–Thurs and 12–2 pm, Tues–Fri. We ask for a commit to the same two hour slot per week. On-site child care for your children ages 0-5 is provided.

Sign up to be an Adult English Class Aid

Austin Street Center

Austin Street Center

Every 2nd Wednesday – All Ages
6:15–7:30 pm

The Austin Street Center offers emergency shelter and related services to the homeless of Dallas. Every second Wednesday we gather to prepare and serve dinner to the 400 men and women who are being ministered to here.

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Bonton Farms

Bonton Farms

Every 2nd Saturday – All Ages
9:30 am–12 pm

Bonton is a “food desert” neighborhood located in South Dallas, and Bonton Farms is an urban farm created to make local, organic produce available to the surrounding community. Every second Saturday, volunteers serve, plant seeds, and feed animals.

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Body & Soul

Body & Soul

Every 3rd Saturday – All Ages
7:30–9:45 am

Body and Soul is a partnership of local churches that have been instrumental in providing innovative solutions in transforming Dallas’ homeless and at risk populations. We serve breakfast and distribute toiletries, clothing items, and spiritual nourishment in the basement of the St. Paul United Methodist Church.

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Handymen Ministry

Year Round Opportunities

Join the Men’s Ministry and use your handy skills to assist our elderly members and others in need in the community. We help with small house projects or yard needs.

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International Friendship Partners

Year Round Opportunities

Most international students who come to study in the U. S. never have the opportunity to enter an American home. You can break down walls by becoming an IFP Partner and begining a relationship with an international SMU student. You'll connect with your student every four to six weeks over a cup of coffee, having them over for dinner, attending an IFP event with them, or whatever else fits into your lifestyle.

Become an IFP Partner

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