In his sermon this past weekend, Andrew challenged us all by asking, “What (in our community) is God burdening your heart for?” He then went on to encourage us to chase that burden and use it to bring signs of the kingdom to the community. We want to provide you with some easy steps to get involved with some of the needs that he quickly listed. In addition to these, there are many options at local schools, nursing homes, and non-profit organizations in the Triad for you to get involved.
Young Lives – Mentor a teen mom
Teenage moms are joining the Young Lives ministry at a growing rate. The need for volunteer mentors for these girls is great. For more information about the ministry of Young Lives, visit their website: https://greensboro.younglife.org/Pages/YoungLives.aspx. There is also an orientation for potential new mentors this coming Saturday at the Greensboro Young Life office.
To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact Ashley Kiser at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact their office at 336-834-0381.
Guilford County Jail Ministry – Lead a bible study for inmates
The GCJM is in need of men and women that will lead Bible studies for small groups of inmates. Mercy Hill can provide the teaching material, GCJM will provide the training, and you have the opportunity to share the gospel every time you volunteer.
For information on how you can begin the process of volunteering at http://gcjm.org/support/volunteers/.
Greensboro and High Point Pregnancy Care Centers – Mentor men and women who are facing upcoming parenthood
The Pregnancy Care Centers in Greensboro and High Point both have opportunities for mentoring men and women who are walking through the pregnancy process. Please contact their offices to get more information about ministering in this way.
Backpack Beginnings and Out of the Garden – Transport food from their location to local schools which will be distributed by teachers/administration to the students
Weekly drivers are needed for specific schools across the Triad. Pick up and drop off times are flexible, and each ministry will help you find a fit for the day or days that you are available.
- Backpack Beginnings – http://backpackbeginnings.org/volunteer/
- Out of the Garden – contact Rebecca Entwistle at email@example.com
World Relief of High Point and Winston-Salem – Become a friend volunteer to a refugee or refugee family to help them get acclimated to their new life in the US
Intentionally build relationships with refugees and refugee families to help orient them to their new life in the US. This can include helping them learn basic English phrases that help with everyday life, learn where to go for groceries and other daily necessities, and provide community for them as this life change can be very isolating.
- World Relief – https://worldreliefhighpoint.org/volunteer-opportunities
If you would like information on how to personally get involved with any of the other organizations that Mercy Hill partners with during our Serve Week events, please contact Jonathan Spangler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Jonathan Spangler (Community Groups Coordinator – Community Ministry)