Pathways

God is calling each of us to go deeper in how we reach our city with the Gospel. Bellevue’s Serve Out Pathways provides a specific path for each member to use his or her gifts to better serve Memphis. 

Churches

binghampton community church

W H O ?
Binghampton Community Church (BCC) was established in 2009 to love God and people, emphasize growth in the faith, and make followers of Christ for the hope of all nations.

W H Y ?
Binghampton Community Church is passionate about serving the Binghampton community by engaging in relationships. Pastor Shun Abram and the church desire to invest in individuals and families to share the love of Christ, support the community, and break down the norms of systemic poverty. BCC seeks to make followers of Christ in church and in homes through worship, study, prayer, fellowship, evangelism, unity, and respect for God. Bellevue partners with BCC to reach and support the community of Binghampton.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Door-to-Door Evangelism
Further details will be communicated upon signing up.

Build relationships and Share Jesus with members of the Binghampton community. Support the ministry by connecting individuals to Binghampton Community Church.

Prayer Partners

Further details will be communicated upon signing up.

Come alongside BingHampton Community Church to labor in prayer for the harvest to be plentiful, staff, and specific needs for the Community.

 

 

SERVE OUT WITH BINGHAMPTON COMMUNITY CHURCH

Goodwill church

W H O ?
Goodwill Village Church desires to Share Jesus and Make Disciples in an area of Memphis that is often overlooked. The church was planted by Kirby Woods Baptist Church in 2009 and focuses on the residents of the North Hollywood Community, primarily the Goodwill Village Apartment Complex.

W H Y ?
Goodwill Village Church is a church plant, led by Mac King, that meets in the Hollywood Community Center. Goodwill Village Church recognizes the importance of godly female role models and seeks to teach useful skills and influence the women of the community for Jesus. The church desires to keep students in school and off the streets through a tutoring program and sports ministry. Bellevue supports the ministry of Goodwill Village Church as they invest in the women and youth of the community.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Tutoring
Thursdays | 5:00 p.m.
Help teach and tutor students at the community center. Encourage students to learn and grow by helping them complete their schoolwork.

SERVE OUT WITH GOODWILL CHURCH

Miracle of redemption baptist church

W H O ?
Through the enabling of the Holy Spirit, Miracle of Redemption Baptist Church desires to be a catalyst for spiritual transformation in the Nutbush community through evangelism and discipleship.

W H Y ?
Miracle of Redemption seeks to be a beacon of God’s love. The church’s mission is to be a catalyst for renewal and revival for the inner city of Memphis. Planted in 2013, Pastor Ronnie Johnson has a passion for outreach among the diverse population surrounding Miracle of Redemption. Bellevue has a longstanding connection with Pastor Ronnie and seeks to partner with him and Miracle of Redemption Baptist Church as they Share Jesus and Make Disciples in the Nutbush community.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, serve out opportunities at Miracle of Redemption Baptist Church have been temporarily suspended at this time.  Please be on the lookout out for ministry updates and new opportunities in the future. Contact Bellevue Missions, at missions@bellevue.org, for any specific questions. 

Please be in prayer for this organization as they seek to maintain relationships in the community and resume activities in a safe way.

 

SERVE OUT WITH MIRACLE OF REDEMPTION BAPTIST CHURCH

riverdeep church

W H O ?
Riverdeep Church believes that a strong church presence in the heart of Memphis, focused on the Gospel and with members who are daily engaged in the mission of the Kingdom, can make an eternal difference for God’s glory. Riverdeep has a vision for deep faith, deep relationships, and deep mission.

W H Y ?
Riverdeep Church believes that the Gospel changes hearts, informs the way believers gather together in worship, and compels followers of Christ to intentional, missional living. Located in the Edge District of Memphis, between the Medical District and Downtown Core, Riverdeep is uniquely situated in a place to reach out to a diverse community ranging from college students, to businessmen, and to the homeless. They hope to see a diverse congregation begin to assemble and grow in maturity from its members’ neighborhoods, workplaces, and organizations. As Riverdeep Church continues to grow, Bellevue seeks to support their ministry in the Edge District through prayer and partnership.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, serve out opportunities at Riverdeep Church have been temporarily suspended at this time.  Please be on the lookout out for ministry updates and new opportunities in the future. Contact Bellevue Missions, at missions@bellevue.org, for any specific questions.

 Please be in prayer for this organization as they seek to maintain relationships in the community and resume activities in a safe way.

 

SERVE OUT WITH RIVERDEEP CHURCH

leawood baptist church

Who?

Leawood embraces the mission of God to make Memphis a city where God’s will is done on earth as it is in Heaven; where people from every nation and language will forever praise our God together as the united Church.

Why?

Areas throughout Memphis have critical physical and spiritual needs that must be met in order for them to become safer and more prosperous communities. Leawood Baptist Church is excited to support and serve alongside other churches as they seek to be a catalyst for spiritual awakening in the Heights community. Located in a diverse area, Leawood Baptist Church desires to reach its community for Christ and bring about long-lasting city renewal in the process.

Serving Opportunities

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, serve out opportunities at Riverdeep Church have been temporarily suspended at this time.  Please be on the lookout out for ministry updates and new opportunities in the future. Contact Bellevue Missions, at missions@bellevue.org, for any specific questions. Please be in prayer for this organization as they seek to maintain relationships in the community and resume activities in a safe way.

Serve with Leadwood Baptist Church

Parachurches

Refugee Memphis

Who

REFUGEE MEMPHIS was established to befriend, serve and share Jesus with new refugee arrivals to our city. We partner with local churches and World Relief to provide an extended, high-touch Christian response to the emotional, physical, social and spiritual needs of refugees. 

Why

God “made one man from every nation…of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they would seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet actually he is not far from each one of us.” (Acts 17:26-27) Refugee Memphis believes this truth. As we ‘do life’ together with internationals, the Spirit fills us with love, compels us to care, and makes us like family. Bellevue believes in the mission of Refugee Memphis to seek God and seek relationships with internationals to share the Gospel. 

Serving Opportunities

Homework Buddies
3:30-5:00
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday 

No preparation needed! Volunteers simply show up to help elementary, middle and an occasional high school student with their homework.   

Prayer Walking Teams
Prayer walking is a great avenue for small groups to come and pray regularly around River Trace and Highland Chateau apartment complexes where many refugees live. We can provide a prayer walking guide for teams. Small teams, of two or three people, praying once a week are invited to join by walking or driving.  An orientation and addition information will be provided upon request.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Partners/ Teachers
There is a need for English as a Second Language classroom teachers and individual tutors. A Biblical based curriculum is provided! Some students prefer one on one instruction in their homes due to childcare needs. This also allows for a more personal approach and relationship building. (Additional information will be provided upon request for this specific opportunity due to COVID-19).

Ladies Ministry: Craft Nights and Cottage Industry Opportunity
Many widows and young mothers are very gifted in sewing, making crafts, and other artisan trades. We would love to expand our women’s ministry through partnership with Christian women gifted in turning handiwork into marketable trade. Cottage industries could effectively mobilize the skills of these ladies and help them both financially and spiritually. If you are interested in helping with this program or hosting a craft night, please inquire for further details. 

one by one ministries

Who?
One by One provides trained, church-based mentors to expectant and new moms who have made life-affirming decisions for their babies.  One by One serves any mom, of any age, of any socio-economic background.  The majority of the moms we serve are single moms who are under-resourced and need someone to walk alongside them with love and support.  

Why?
Children are the future leaders who will shape our world, so One by One Ministries provides new and expecting parents with the tools to build a strong foundation to ultimately become strong families. They work alongside the church to provide quality, personalized ministry for each family that educates, empowers, and transforms the lives of parents. Bellevue mentors can help families, especially mothers, by providing parenting tips and life skills, sharing the Gospel, and connecting families to church and community support networks.

Serve opportunities

Mentor
One by One Ministries needs women of faith to serve as mentors to pregnant and new moms who are asking for help. Mentors provide support and friendship, equip mothers to be great parents, and share the hope of Jesus Christ. They commit to meeting with their assigned mom at least once a month in person, with weekly contact by phone or text, for approximately 18 months or until the baby’s 1st birthday. Currently, meetings may be done virtually if desired.

Prayer Partner
Become a prayer partner for a One by One mentor – commit to praying with the mentor for the assigned mom and her family.

Serve with One by One ministries

MORNING CENTER

W H O ?
The Morning Center exists to partner with the local church to provide prenatal through postpartum care to moms in need at no charge, all in the name of Jesus.

W H Y ?
The Morning Center is a clinic that desires to share the love of Christ by providing medical care to new and expecting moms. This organization partners alongside crisis pregnancy centers and mentoring programs to provide patients with a variety of services. Launched in 2011 by Samaritan Ministries, the Morning Center is able to provide medical care to mothers at no cost. Bellevue partners with the Morning Center to fulfill their vision of sharing the love of Christ with moms in need.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Store Manager
Serve as a volunteer store manager for “Hannahs Closet”, The Morning centers baby store ministry.  This position will help organize mission groups to serve at the store.  Serve on a weekly basis with flexible hours.

Cultural Ambassador
Shifts occur Monday–Thursday
9:00 a.m.–Noon and 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Build relationships with the non-English speaking patients. Assist the Morning Center staff in translating and understanding varying cultural norms. Share the Gospel with patients in their preferred language. The Morning Center serves patients from over 30 countries with various first languages, primarily Spanish. Cultural Ambassadors should be conversationally competent in Spanish or another language.

 

 SERVE OUT WITH MORNING CENTER

Red door urban ministries

W H O ?
Red Door Urban Missions is a non-profit organization that holistically serves those who have been marginalized, neglected, and ignored by meeting their unmet needs in love with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They seek to facilitate spiritual, economic, social, and physical transformation to endangered communities within the city of Memphis and beyond.

W H Y ?
The ministry exists to foster hope and transform lives by sharing the love of Christ and providing social and educational services to endangered communities living within the city. Bellevue partners with Red Door Urban Missions to Share Jesus and provide supportive relationships for vulnerable and at-risk families.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Classroom Monitors:
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays | 2 Hour Shifts | 9:00am-11:00am, 11:00am-1:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Volunteer at S.T.A.R after-school club by monitoring the classroom as students complete their assignments.  Volunteers will be assigned to one grade and will assist with any questions that may occur in the room. 

Lunch Room Monitor
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am- 1:00pm
Volunteer at S.T.A.R After-school club by monitoring students during their lunch break.  Volunteers will assist with prepping meal bags, supervising students, and cleaning up after the lunch hour.

Maintenance
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 4:00-5:00
Volunteer at the after-school club by helping reset the facility for the next day.  Volunteers will assist with cleaning classrooms (wiping down surfaces) and sanitizing bathrooms.  

Training will be provided for the volunteer on the first day of service.

Ronnie tullos evangelistic association

W H O ?
Ronnie Tullos Evangelistic Association (RTEA) seeks to win people to Jesus. RTEA is loving the heart of Memphis by facilitating life transformation for those living in the inner city of Memphis and surrounding areas. Programs at RTEA include evangelism, discipleship, mentoring and counseling, meeting daily physical needs, education and job-seeking guidance, recreation, and resource referrals for daily living.

W H Y ?
Based on the Great Commission, RTEA reaches the lost with the Gospel and teaches all the Lord has commanded. Volunteers are an integral part of the ministry of offering hope through Jesus Christ. Bellevue partners with RTEA as they reach out to those in the community and seek to break the cycle of generational poverty and hopelessness.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Life Source Mentors
Thursday afternoons from 2:30–4:30 p.m. Share Scripture during reading classes, assist with one-on-one counseling, and developing relationships with the women.

Living As My Bible Says (LAMBS) Program
Thursdays: 2:30–4:30 p.m. Monthly and Bimonthly Volunteers Needed. Assist in teaching children (ages 3–9) Bible lessons, social skills, reading, writing, and other educational skills. Volunteer and allow mothers to study the Word as their children learn about Jesus.

Community Service
Thursdays. Volunteers Needed Monthly or Quarterly. Help with Thursday Fellowship Meals and preparing hygiene bags is always needed. Opportunities are available for groups or individuals.

tn baptist children's home : ranch in millington

W H O ?
Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes (TBCH) ministers with the love of Jesus Christ to children and families in crisis by providing Christ-centered, nurturing homes for children in hard places across Tennessee through compassionate on-campus homes and foster families. Volunteer opportunities are available to both male and female adults with family opportunities available on special occasions.

W H Y ?
Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes believes every child should experience the stable, nurturing love of a family and that the most crucial thing we can share with a child is the love and hope of Christ. TBCH trains and develops evangelical Christians to be houseparents for children in crisis, with the mission of not only providing safety and stability, but showing Christ’s love to each child who comes into their care. Bellevue supports TBCH as they provide students with skills, a stable family environment, and the message of the Good News of Christ.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, serve out opportunities at TBCH have been temporarily suspended at this time.  Please be on the lookout out for ministry updates and new opportunities in the future. Contact Bellevue Missions, at missions@bellevue.org, for any specific questions.

Please be in prayer for this organization as they seek to maintain relationships in their ministry and resume activities in a safe way.

SERVE OUT WITH TN BAPTIST CHILDREN’S HOME

world relief

W H O ?
In community with the local Church, World Relief envisions the most vulnerable people transformed economically, socially, and spiritually.

W H Y ?
World Relief works holistically with the local church to join the vulnerable in their time of need. This organization believes that God has equipped the Church to leverage time, energy, and resources to stand with individuals and communities through the process of healing, reconciliation, transformation, and empowerment. Bellevue partners with World Relief to serve the international community of Memphis.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Cafe English Volunteers
One Hour Per Week – Wednesday & Thursdays
Help students at the Connect Language Center practice their English through conversation. Volunteers talk with the students to practice what they have been learning in class and to build friendships.  Due to Covid-19 all volunteer positions will meet virtually until further notice.


Good Neighbors Team
Volunteers will join a team to help resettle refugees. This may include greeting refugees at the airport, collecting donations for them if necessary, helping enroll them in social services, transporting them to appointments, assisting with job and school readiness, practicing English, and most importantly, building a relationship with them. Routine contact and engagement occurs weekly for about four to six months.  

Education

ARISE2READ

W H O ?
ARISE2Read is a partnership of evangelical churches and businesses with local school districts to strengthen 2nd grade students and enable them to enter 3rd grade reading on grade level.

W H Y ?
ARISE2Read believes that the only way for the cycle of poverty and crime to be broken is through the saving power of Jesus Christ and through education. Founded by Donna Gaines, ARISE2Read has a longstanding partnership with Bellevue Baptist Church. Bellevue seeks to support them as they combat poverty through Sharing Jesus and increasing reading fluency.

Pre-tests results showed only 20% of students were reading on sight word grade level. Post-test results demonstrated a 247% increase in the number of 2nd graders reading on sight-word grade level in the 31 schools tested.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Bible Club
Serve with Arise2Read in an after school Bible club at Red Door Urban Missions. The goal of this program is to promote literacy and share Bible stories in creative ways. See RDUM for further details on this service opportunity.

SERVE OUT WITH ARISE2READ

Binghampton christian academy

W H O ?
Binghampton Christian Academy (BCA) is a private, Christian day and boarding school that serves the Binghampton community. Their mission is to develop students who honor and glorify God. They promote spiritual and academic excellence and encourage students to become productive, Godly leaders.

W H Y ?
BCA provides a nurturing family-like environment where students can thrive both academically and spiritually. They pray together daily and engage students in academic challenges. They provide a Christian setting in Binghampton with a Day School and Residential Program, where some students live on campus, to have a more successful educational experience. In order to accomplish this, volunteers are welcomed and needed to engage students with the love and truth of the Gospel in their school setting.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Dorm Meal Ministry
Volunteers supply catered meals and/or pre-packaged food on Monday – Thursday night during the school year. Open dates and other information can be view on www.takethemameal.com (Last Name: Dorms Password: 1234). Frozen meals are also requested to stock the dorms freezer for nights when volunteers have not signed up to cover the dinner meal.

 

Prayer Partners
Each BCA student is assigned a prayer that prays for them throughout the month. Partners also serve as Room Moms and Dads and host four class parties a year. *A new Prayer Partner class (typically 8 – 15 volunteers) are needed to serve the 1st Grade class.

Tutors
Assist students in various subjects including math, reading/language arts and science.  Tutors are matched based on skill level and scheduled according to their availability.

 

child evangelism FELLOWSHIP

W H O ?
Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish them in the Word of God and in the local church for Christian living. Child Evangelism Fellowship is the largest evangelistic outreach to children in the world, reaching millions of children each year. CEF is actively expanding ministry into new areas with the goal of reaching every child, every nation, every day.

W H Y ?
Good News Clubs are a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which groups of children hear a clear presentation of the Gospel and have an opportunity to trust Jesus as their Savior. Every Club also includes strong discipleship training to build character and strengthen moral and spiritual growth.  Statistics show that most people who accept Christ as Savior will do so before they are 15. CEF offers the unique opportunity to take the Gospel to the children of Memphis while their hearts are still open to the truth. Many of the students who are reached by a Good News Club have never set foot in church and have never heard the most basic stories in God’s Word. Good News Clubs offer the privilege of taking the Good News to them.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, serve out opportunities with CEF have been temporarily suspended at this time.  Please be on the lookout out for ministry updates and new opportunities in the future. Contact Bellevue Missions, at missions@bellevue.org, for any specific questions.

Please be in prayer for this organization as they seek to maintain relationships in the community and resume activities in a safe way.

SERVE OUT WITH CHILD EVANGELISM FELLOWSHIP

fellowship of christian athletes

W H O ?
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has the vision to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

W H Y ?
Fellowship of Christian Athletes seeks to make disciples by engaging, equipping, and empowering coaches and athletes to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same. FCA accomplishes its vision to and through the coach. They seek ministry first to the coaches’ hearts, marriages, and families. When ready, the coach shares the Gospel with their fellow coaches, teams, and athlete leaders. Bellevue and FCA Memphis partner in mobilizing the Christian coaches and athletes of Memphis to influence their teams for Christ.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, serve out opportunities with FCA have been temporarily suspended at this time.  Please be on the lookout out for ministry updates and new opportunities in the future. Contact Bellevue Missions, at missions@bellevue.org, for any specific questions.

Please be in prayer for this organization as they seek to maintain relationships in the community and resume activities in a safe way.

 

SERVE OUT WITH FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

Economic

advance memphis

W H O ?
Advance Memphis exists to empower adults in South Memphis to break cycles of unemployment, establish economic stability, reconcile relationships, and restore dignity through knowledge, resources, and skills by the power of the name of Jesus Christ.

W H Y ?
Advance Memphis believes that adults can be empowered to change their lives and their community. They provide biblically based programs that bring hope, knowledge, resources, and skills to the neighborhood. The residents of the neighborhood then have the tools they need to affect change. Bellevue partners with Advance Memphis as they seek the transformation of South Memphis into a revitalized community through the empowerment of local adults.

S E R V E   O U T   O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

Work Life Ally
Wednesdays, 11am-12pm. 4 week commitment.
Advance Memphis is seeking individuals to be Work Life Allies and facilitate a small group of adults going through job readiness training starting Nov. 16 – Dec. 11! As a Work Life Ally, volunteers facilitate discussion questions about goal setting, basic soft job skills, and life application of God’s Word. Work Life Allies commit to showing up each Wednesday of class from 11:00 – 12:00 for 4 weeks.

Meal Provider
Advance Memphis is still looking for a few volunteers to provide individually packaged meals for our South Memphis neighbors attending job readiness classes for 12 – 15 adults. Providing, a COVID-safe meal is a great opportunity for individuals, families and/or small groups to demonstrate love to our neighbors. Contact Gina Johnson at gjohnson@advancememphis.org with any questions.

Mock Interviewers
Nov. 5, Nov. 19, Dec. 10, 2020. 9:00 -11:00 am.
Support adults pursuing employment opportunities as they attend a 4-week job readiness program through Advance Memphis. Help provide practical interview experience by conducting mock interviews and feedback for future success in an interview. Advance Memphis needs mock interviewers on the following days, both in-person or via Zoom. Contact Kelsey Dees if you are interested in serving in this way kdees@advancememphis.org.

SERVE OUT WITH ADVANCE MEMPHIS

Contact us

We are happy to answer your questions and provide assistance. If you’d like to speak with someone over the phone, please call (901) 347-2000. You can also fill out our contact form using the link below. 

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