Being the "light of the world" in your own backyard and in your community.
13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
16 “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
First Baptist Church has teamed up with Family Promise to serve homeless families in our community. You can volunteer and make a difference in the lives of families by serving during May 18-25, September 7-14, & December 7-14.
Prepare and serve a meal for fourteen individuals
Arrive at the FBC Transition House by 5:30 PM.
The meal is served at 6:00 PM.
Clean up after the meal.
Serve as evening host by visiting with our guest and meeting whatever needs may arise. The needs that arise are minimal.
Volunteer time ends at 8:30 PM when the overnight host arrives.
Serve as an overnight host
Arrive at FBC’s Transition House by 8:30 PM on your night to serve.
On school nights families are in their room by 9:00 PM and lights out by 10:00 PM.
After 10:00 PM the volunteer is provided with a bed for the night.
Guests wake up by 6:00 AM and they are picked up by the Family Promise Driver by 7:00 PM sharp. After the guests leave the Transition House, the volunteer will make sure the lights are out and secures the home by locking the front door.
Serve as a weekend Host
Serve in one of two shifts (7:00 AM to Noon or Noon to 5:00 PM).
Serve as chaperone for the families while they are at the Promise House which is a Family Promise facility.
The host may read, watch G or PG television etc. The families usually do laundry, their chores; go out for the day etc.
All shifts are responsible for putting comments in the blue book should you observe something that needs to be brought to the Family Promise staff.
To volunteer with this ministry contact Jerry Ramirez at 806-747-8153.
St. Benedict’s Chapel
St. Benedict’s Chapel is a downtown ministry that feeds the homeless in Lubbock. 4 teams from our church are currently being formed to be in rotation to help serve on Fridays from 3PM to 6PM. This is a great opportunity for our church to be ‘on mission’ and serve those in our community.
To learn more about this ministry, please contact Jerry Ramirez 806.747.0281.
First Lubbock partners with Lubbock Impact at 34th and Boston. Here you can volunteer to serve in the soup kitchen.
In addition, they need volunteers for a clothing closet. Recruitment to help with this opportunity will be done through our young adult and 50 Plus ministries. If you have questions, please contact the mission’s office at 806.747.0281.
Circumstances along the journey of life are sometimes beyond our control and one of the ways that our church can give a hand up is by provided a hot meal for a family or individual. First Lubbock is partnering with Fiesta Domingo, a ministry of Aldersgate Church at Hope Community of Shalom. Many whom we will feed are either homeless or are just having a hard time putting food on the table.
Once a quarter on a Sunday night FBC members will get together and cook a meal to feed 125 to 150 people at the Hope Community of Shalom, which is housed in the Asbury Methodist Church building.
Volunteers will be recruited through the Sunday School departments. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, contact Jerry Ramirez 806.747.1027.
Kids Hope USA
Your willingness to invest just one hour a week of your time is the one that can change the life of an at-risk student. At Dupre Elementary there are a variety of ministry opportunities that would allow us to express the love of Christ and be the presence of God in the life of a child—volunteering to read with kids, tutoring kids in reading and math, donating physical education equipment, donating small gifts for student incentives (for attendance, good behavior, etc.), or helping to provide teacher appreciation lunches.
For more about Kids Hope USA, please contact Jennifer Crews 806.747.0281.
The Silent Partner Ministry is a local ministry of First Baptist Church with the goal of having members of the church provide prayer support for every law enforcement officer in Lubbock County. Each officer who requests a Silent (prayer) Partner will have a member or members of the church pray daily for God's protection to surround the officer and the officer's family.
To obtain additional information about this ministry, to become a Silent Partner or if you are a law enforcement officer in Lubbock County who would like to have a Silent Partner, please contact Jim Tillinghast.
Helping Hands is "handy man" ministry that assists with projects for people in the community that need help with maintenance or repair projects around the home. Including:
Fence and/or gates repair or building
Trim shrubs and trees
Change light bulbs
Mow and/or clean up yards and flower beds
Transportation-to and from church, dr. appointments, grocery shopping, etc.