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Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Matthew 25:31-40

Bridge Homeless Ministry

Every third Friday of the month we carpool as a group to downtown Houston to hand out food, clothing, and the gospel to the homeless.  Everything is donation-based, and volunteers work hard every month to ensure clothes are sorted and ready to go for Bridge. Feel free to join us every third Friday at 4:30 pm in the University Heights Baptist Church parking lot to carpool to downtown Houston! In addition to serving once a month, we are also in need of volunteers to help sort clothing at any time. For more information on sorting clothes, please contact Kim at 281.797.1779.  Check out our events page for our upcoming Bridge events.

Prison Ministry

Sports Reach Prison Ministry

God created us all. and people in prison are not much different than the rest of us . 97-98% of them will be released from prison at some point and they will be right back in our communities. Our job is to love them and point them to Jesus.  Travis Henderson leads teams into different women prison units, and participates in family days at prisons for offenders and their families. This ministry is a perfect way for women, college students and our church to love on those in prison and fulfill the commands of Christ. For more information and to join, contact  Travis Henderson at travish@suddenlink.net or 936-661-2087

Jubilee Prison Ministry

More than two million Americans are incarcerated. Combined with the other five million people on probation and parole, nearly seven million American adults are under the supervision of the corrections system. These men and women need a new start. They need a new direction. They need a Savior.  We happen to know an awesome Rabbi from Galilee who specializes in the business of transforming lives. As it happens, He loves prisoners.  At the Jubilee Weekend, we introduce incarcerated men and women to the One who can redeem their lives and give them lasting hope. Come and see miracles happen. Join the Jubilee, we are in need of faithful men to volunteer on the 'inside' of the Holliday Unit to disciple and evangelize and women on the 'outside' team to cook, prepare, and pray.

Community Opportunities

Arise2Read

Did you know, two out of three students who do not read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up either on welfare or in jail. However, children in poverty who read proficiently by the end of the third grade have an 89% graduation rate.
 
What can you do about it? You can impact the lives of children, teachers, and families and make a difference in our communities by helping us focus on second-grade reading ability. By becoming a volunteer and partnering with us, other churches, and Walker County public schools to help boost reading proficiency.  You do not need a background in education, all you need is a willing heart and the ability to work with a child on a basic sight-word list. We will provide the training.  To sign up for training, learn more at our website below:

Good Shepherd Mission

The role of Good Shepherd Mission is to help this community, our “corner of the world” by feeding, clothing, sheltering and counseling thousands and thousands each year all through the teachings of Jesus Christ.  The ministries of the Mission avail those served with over 1.7 million dollars’ worth of services each year on a budget of about $300,000.  The most time and resource consuming, and most difficult of all the Mission Programs is that of lodging, i.e. providing safe beds and feeding those in need three meals each day.  Sheltering individuals and families who have no apartment or home and cannot afford a hotel is a massive undertaking.  We are in need of volunteers to fulfill a number of different roles and serve on Thursday mornings at 8 AM. To learn more about serving at GSM, contact Sarah Rogers below.

Get Involved in the community

Endorsed Organizations

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

When a family is in crisis and becomes involved in the child welfare system, a CASA volunteer may be appointed by a judge to advocate for the child.

Good Shepherd Mission

Help hundreds of children, elderly and disabled have a higher quality of life and empower the working poor to better themselves.

The Hospitality House

Supporting the struggling families of prison inmates. 

Care Center

Care Center Huntsville provides a place where individuals can find compassion and help without judgment or condemnation. Client advocates at the Care Center are committed to offering the emotional support and personal concern  rarely found anywhere else. The organization provides pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, prenatal services, and parenting classes as well as STD testing for both men and women. 

SAAFE House

SAAFE HOUSE is committed to empowering victims of family violence and sexual assault by providing individualized, immediate, free, and confidential services.  Our goal is to prevent family violence and sexual assault by educating our community. 

Sam Houston BSM

Student Baptist Ministry for the campus Sam Houston State University, who both supports and send students on missions.

Service Organizations

Boys and Girls Club of Huntsville

936-291-6054
Promotes and enhances the development of boys and girls.

Christian Organization for Missionary Endeavors

936-295-0671
Provides utility, food, clothing assistance for the needy.

Community Emergency Response Training

936-581-5565
Volunteer group to help with community emergencies.

Habitat for Humanity

936-295-2090
Build homes for the needy.

Hospital Auxiliary

936-291-4599 
Volunteer opportunities throughout the
hospital.

Pets Helping People

936-291-8029
Animal assisted therapy. 

Project Sunshine at SHSU

Senior Center of Walker County

YMCA

org_pso@shsu.edu
Free programs and services for children with disabilities or special needs.
936-295-6151
Serve the senior citizens of Walker County.
936.295.8009
Developing programs for the youth of Huntsville and Walker County. 

Missions

Our Church has formal relationships with excellent organizations around the world. There are groups that we support with monthly gifts and small teams of short-term volunteers. We'd love to see you pray, give, or go in support of these efforts. If you're interested, please let us know below or call our office at 936.295.2996.