Our mission at Amity Bible Church is know God and make Him known. We seek to make God known by sharing the love of God with those who may or may not know Him. We serve our neighbors as we are empowered by Christ to be His hands and feet. At Amity, outreach is not a ministry but a lifestyle. As wholehearted believers in the Gospel, we speak the truths of scripture into the everyday stuff of life because the Gospel is the power of God to save! By sharing God’s story of redemption in our lives it is our hope that others who do not know the Savior will taste and see that the Lord is good!
We reach out to our neighbors through various church-wide challenges and events (i.e. Thanksgiving Outreach, mentorship, donation drives, home improvement projects, etc.). Moreover, most of our service is completed through the context of small groups. Small groups are the engine of our outreach efforts because it is where we do life on life and life on mission with fellow believers with the sole purpose of growing into the fullness of Christ. All small groups are asked to do at least one outreach project a year. This builds camaraderie and solidifies relationships as group members serve alongside one another to advance the Kingdom for God’s glory.
We hope that you will prayerfully consider getting plugged into Amity Bible Church so that you can experience the joy of service as you grow in knowing God more and making Him known.
EXTERNAL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
CARE CENTER MINISTRIES
CareCenter Ministries has a heart to seek and save the lost in one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Dallas: Pleasant Grove. They offer a wide a variety or programs designed to meet the needs of the community they serve. Some of the programs include the Basket Food Pantry, the Race Program (recovery for men battling addiction and life-controlling habits), Tree of Life Women’s Refuge (residential program for battered and addicted women), community center for youth, ACTS (targeting area apartment complexes to strengthen families and ultimately their communities), Soul Snatchers (street evangelism) and Freedom Outreach (discipleship and life skill classes for those incarcerated or formerly incarcerated). Which area would you like to serve in to make God known?
DALLAS LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION
Dallas Leadership Foundation seeks to glorify Christ by equipping leaders in various challenged communities to do the work of the ministry. DLF’s mission is to identify, affirm, and develop leaders to transform communities. DLF focuses on three main areas: DLF Neighborhoods, DLF Reentry, and DLF Youth. DLF Neighborhoods works to bring together community resources, partners, and funding to support the efforts of existing or newly developed Home Ownership Associations in targeted neighborhoods. DLF Reentry mentors incarcerated men and women through a pre and post-entry program at designated dorms in Hutchins State Jail; they support individuals seeking a fresh start by walking alongside them to develop individual service plans designed to help them successfully return to society. DLF Youth seeks to meet Dallas youth where they are through their in-school program, Power Lunch, their annual summer camp, Power Camp, and through their Power Sports Initiative. As you can see there are plenty of ways to share the love of Christ by serving alongside DLF.
NOGGIN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Noggin Educational Foundation seeks to help close the achievement gap for economically disadvantaged children by improving educational opportunities for students, supporting families, and encouraging excellence and innovation in the classroom. NEF provides programs and resources for students and families that promote academic success as well as address challenges that impede their progress. NEF believes that a quality education affords students the opportunity to develop their God-given gifts and talents so they can impact the world. Will you make the decision to speak Gospel truths into the life of an at-risk student, their parents and the educators that serve them?
ALDRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Aldridge Elementary is located directly across Custer Parkway from our church. The Aldridge Mentor Program provides students who need additional academic support with a special volunteer dedicated to making a difference in a child’s life. Mentors are experienced, trusted adults who befriend and guide a child by listening, understanding, responding and offering support. The overall goal of this opportunity is to improve individual academic achievement for at-risk youth through intentional relationship building. This is fertile ground to have Gospel-centered conversations as you encourage the next generation to be strong and courageous!
SERVICES OF HOPE
Services of Hope (SOH) seeks to transform under-performing schools in Dallas ISD into schools that rank high in educational excellence. SOH focuses on three foundational components which includes literacy improvement, character building (Social Responsibility Training) and connections. Their day programs have been launched at two Dallas elementary schools where there has been significant improvement in academics, enhanced student and teacher interaction, and motivated parents to be more actively involved in the school environment. In order to make every learning moment last a lifetime for DISD students SOH needs your help! Will you join them to improve literacy rates for at-risk youth?
ROD Ministries is a faith-based nonprofit that focus on prison reentry from a holistic perspective. ROD begins with a 9-month process consisting of Bible and discipleship classes in state jails. Upon successful completion of the classes and requirements, client’s participate in graduation. Ninety days prior to release an exit interview is completed and ROD assesses client’s needs to determine placement in an aftercare program. After release, ROD continues to walk alongside the client in his or her own new journey! Would you like to make God known to those who are reentering society?
INTERNAL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Angel Tree is a program of Prison Fellowship that connects parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. Amity Stewards are asked to purchase and deliver gifts and the Gospel to children in the name of their incarcerated parent. Through Angel Tree, Amity Bible Church seeks to come alongside families of the incarcerated, at Christmas time, and all year long, to provide support while their loved ones are away. Angel Tree hosts various events throughout the year such as Shoeboxes of Love during summer, Angel Tree during Christmas, Resurrection Cards during Easter and more.
If you are interested being a part of the Angel Tree Ministry, CLICK HERE to contact Ms. Betty Carter.
Amity’s Prayer Ministry consists of Stewards who come together every Sunday morning before service to pray for the needs of the church, our city, and our country. Moreover, this ministry receives prayer request from the congregation and reaches out to them to pray for them. Prayer underlines everything we do at Amity!
If you are interested in seeking the Lord’s face in prayer, CLICK HERE to email Ms. Shirley Ekwelum.
Amity’s New Believer Ministry seeks to share the Gospel with those who have expressed a desire to have a relationship with Christ. Stewards involved in this ministry share the Gospel with those seeking to find rest in Christ. Through a personal relationship with the New Believer they share what life is like without Christ, and what life is like once we decide to live for Christ.
If you would like to be a part of this team, please CLICK HERE to email Minister Anthony Johnson.
Amity’s Prison Ministry aims to bring the Gospel to those who are both incarcerated and formerly incarcerated. Individuals affected by incarceration need encouragement, hope and a new life in Christ if they desire to live transformed lives. Amity partners with Dallas Leadership Foundation and Restoration Outreach Dallas to share good news with those who are struggling to find freedom.
If you are interested in speaking about the power of the Gospel to this population, please CLICK HERE to email Pastor Derrick Johnson.
Comfort and Care demonstrates their commitment to know God and make Him known by their love and service to those in need. Their goal is to be present and to promote compassion, care, and concern in times of crisis and celebration. Members of this ministry pray with those in the hospital, grieve with those who are bereaved, pray for those who are facing adversity, serve those who are unable to leave their homes, and celebrate with others for their birthday.
If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please CLICK HERE to email Ms. Canvas Wesley.