Ways to Begin Serving Today
Help me, God my Father, to so live that Your light might shine out through me. May I live a life pleasing to You "making the most of every opportunity" (Eph. 5:16) Please or call (901) 454-0034, ext 165 to learn more about how His light can shine through you.
Opportunities within the Church
Join our Hospitality team and greet for one of our Sunday morning worship times for one Sunday a month. We ask for at least a one year commitment.
As we gear up for the fall, we are seeking people who are available at least one Sunday a month to help advance slides during our 6:00pm worship service. Responsibilities include showing up 15 minutes before the service and counting attendance while the service is in progress. Familiarity with Macs and Keynote/Powerpoint are preferred, but not required. We will work with your schedule.
Read to a PDO (Parents Day Out) class any Monday or Wednesday anytime between 10:00a – 12:00p. Contact Mo in the Library at or 901-454-0034 ext.134
Opportunities with Ministry Partners
Neighborhood Christian Center Hallelujah Fest Fall Carnival
Friday, October 31 from 4-7pm assist with games, rides and concessions.
Rain Date- Saturday, Nov. 1 (10 am – 1 pm)
Sponsors/Donations also needed Contact: Pam at 881-6013 or email
The Salvation Army 2014 Angel Tree Adoption
- Organize your corporation or organization to adopt 15+ Angels. It's not too late! Group Adoption Form.
- For those adopting fewer than 15 angels, you may adopt and deliver at one of these locations Visit the Oak Court Mall, Wolfchase Galleria, Carrefour at Kirby Woods or the Hickory Ridge Mall http://www.salvationarmymemphis.org/relief/christmas-angel-tree/
SuCasa Family Ministries
SuCasa ministers to Hispanic families primarily in the Berclair-Kingsbury area by providing ESL classes for adults and corresponding programs for children.
They need people who can serve as ESL substitutes for all class times (Tuesday/ Thursday, 9:15-10:45 a.m. or 6:30-8:00 p.m.). Two childcare volunteers are needed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:15-10:45 a.m. Volunteers will be working with children ages 0-4. Contact Emily at 320-9833 or .
World Relief Memphis
World Relief equips the church to serve local refugees.
Be part of a Good Neighbor Team by teaching English or moving furniture for refugee clients’ apartments. No experience is necessary. Training will be offered the evening of November 13 and December 8. Also, support WR by attending “A Night to STAND for the Stranger” at The Racquet Club on November 7. Contact Kate at 341-0225 or email .
Refugee Empowerment Program
The Refugee Empowerment Program seeks to help refugees arriving in Memphis to become self-sufficient and independent. Its primary focus is on the Binghampton neighborhood.
Opportunities to serve at REP include PreK to 12th grade After-school Tutoring, Monday–Thursday, 3:00-7:00 p.m. or being an ESL Instructor or Classroom Helper, Monday–Thursday, 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Nursery Helpers are needed during these same times while parents attend class.). Pre-HiSET Instructors (formerly Pre-GED) are needed Monday–Thursday, 5:30–7:00 p.m. to prepare students for high school equivalency testing. Contact Cam Echols at 725-3103 or .
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA International Student Ministry
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship seeks to engage with and minister to more than 1,500 international students on the University of Memphis campus.
The principal volunteer need is to assist with and/or host the monthly large group
parties. They also need people to be a part of the ministry’s prayer and support team. Arrangements can also be made for anyone interested in being paired with an international student or family. Contact Anna Lansford at or 335-0399.
MultiNational Ministries serves refugees and immigrants who need help understanding and acclimating to this culture, achieving academic success and experiencing the love of God through Jesus Christ.
- On Monday nights, from 5:45-6:45, volunteers are needed to help with the one-on-one reading program.
- Elementary tutors are needed to help students with homework on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30–4:45 p.m.
- Leaders are needed on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00-10:30 a.m. to teach beginning English classes to women. During that same time, helpers are needed to teach little ones preschool readiness skills
- Additional opportunities include the Elementary Bible Club on Wednesdays, 3:3–4:45 p.m.; Birthday Bible Club (Elementary Party) on first Wednesdays, 3:30–4:45 p.m.; and “Merge” & “The Nook” (Middle/High school Bible Clubs) on Mondays, 5:45–6:45 p.m. Contact Laurie Graves/Morris at 725-3138 or .
Binghampton Christian Academy
Binghampton Christian Academy (formerly The Neighborhood School) is a school for grades K-8 located in the Binghampton area. Currently over half of the students are from Sudan and other African countries. The Residential Program serves children who have the most challenging home lives and the highest needs for additional academic support and stability.
Servant opportunities at BCA include:
- Dorm Suppers: Provide supper for the 28 residential students and 6 staff members living on campus, Monday-Thursday. Home-cooked meals, frozen meals, and ordered meals are all welcome!
- After School Tutors: Meet with a student regularly to assist them with homework and studying. Packets are provided to volunteers to coordinate with classroom curriculum and address the student’s major needs. Times and days are flexible.
- Prayer Partners: Pray for a student and their needs regularly. Build a prayerful relationship by receiving prayer requests, helping plan and attend class parties, visiting your student on their birthday, and more.
Contact Travis Crutchfield at 323-4092 or .
Streets serves kids 8-20 to provide a safe place to hang out, get help with homework and reading and to learn the love of Christ.
Opportunities include literacy coaching, Pathways tutoring and mentoring a student. Any afternoon of the week, Monday thru Friday. Contact Beth Plough for information at 525-7380.
Presented by Brent Stenberg