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.

Dunbar Elementary Workday

Volunteer at Dunbar Elementary

Saturday, Aug. 25
9 am–1 pm

Join us on Saturday, August 25 from 9 am–1 pm in freshening up the halls of Dunbar Elementary School, located in the Mill City Neighborhood. We will be painting lockers and stenciling sight words on the hall walls for the students. High School age and older are welcome to participate. 

Dunbar Elementary School
4200 Metropolitan Ave

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Refugee Welcome Teams

All Ages, Individuals, or Groups

When refugees come to Dallas they are often alone and don't know how to navigate life in our city. We partner with For the Nations: Refugee Outreach to work alongside refugees to give them friendship and support, and set them up to live a successful and independent life in their new homes. Welcome teams are a great volunteer opportunity for individuals, small groups, or Sunday classes.

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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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