pathways

“Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare.”

– Jeremiah 29:7 –

As we put our 2018 Love Offering funds to work, we are mobilizing our members to Serve Out alongside our partners in the city. We are calling these Serve Out Pathways – providing a specific path for ministry where each member can use his or her gifts to reach our city.

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bellevue frayser

W H O ?
As a campus of Bellevue, Bellevue Frayser shares our Mission to Love God, Love People, Share Jesus, and Make Disciples in order to be a catalyst for spiritual awakening in Memphis and Beyond.

W H Y ?
Bellevue has had a presence in the Frayser community for almost 20 years, where our members have consistently Served Out to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the community. In 2013, Bellevue Frayser was established as a campus, and members from Appling as well as people in the Frayser community joined together to launch this new location. Bellevue seeks to reach Memphis with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through each of its campuses, and our Frayser Campus needs volunteers to Serve In and Serve Out, as they seek to be a light in the community.

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

Life Group Leader
Sundays | 9:15 – 10:45 a.m.
Serve as a Life Group Leader at Bellevue Frayser on Sunday mornings. Opportunities are available with pre-school-aged children through Next Gen.

Preschool Worship Care and Children’s Worship Leaders
Lead and teach preschoolers and children what it means to worship through prayer, songs, giving, and Bible study one Sunday a month. 

Preschool, Children, and Student Ministries
Wednesday | 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Serve the children and students by leading and assisting with Wednesday night Equip Opportunities. Volunteers are needed for all age groups.

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

Grocery Preparation
Sundays | 1:00 p.m.
Help prepare and distribute bags of groceries to members of the Frayser community through Bellevue Frayser’s Food Ministry.

Food Ministry Personal Evangelism
Sundays | 1:00 p.m.
Engage in relationships through conversations about Christ. Pray with the individuals who will receive groceries.

Food Ministry Follow Up
Tuesday & Wednesdays | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Follow up with individuals who have received groceries from Bellevue Frayser. 

 

SERVE OUT WITH BELLEVUE FRAYSER

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
Wednesdays | 4:30 p.m.
Build relationships and Share Jesus with members of the Binghampton community. Support the ministry by connecting individuals to Binghampton Community Church.

Door-to-Door Evangelism
Monday–Friday | Noon–1:00 p.m.
Support Bellevue’s partnership with Binghampton through prayer. Intercede for the community of Binghampton and the ministry of Binghampton Community Church.

 

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 :

Women’s Ministry
Tuesday | Noon and 5:00 p.m.
Help lead and mentor women in the North Hollywood community. Connect and build relationships with local women through Bible studies, cooking classes, and knitting.

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.

Sports Ministry
Tuesdays and Thursdays | 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Connect with youth of North Hollywood community through sports ministry. Build relationships with students at the community center by organizing and planning games. 

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 :

Women’s Discipleship Group
Thursdays | 6:00 p.m.
Connect with women in the Nutbush area through a weekly discipleship group. Grow in community with the women of Miracle of Redemption through teaching or participating in weekly discussion of the Word.

Evangelism
Mondays | 6:00 p.m.
Join Pastor Ronnie Johnson in reaching out and spreading the Gospel in the community surrounding Miracle of Redemption Baptist Church. Learn and grow in cross-cultural evangelism by Sharing Jesus in a diverse community.

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study
Wednesdays | 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Grow in fellowship with the congregation of Miracle of Redemption through weekly time in the Word and prayer. Support Pastor Ronnie as he shares a lesson from the Word, then join in prayer with brothers and sisters from the Nutbush area.

 

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 :

Prayer Partner
First Thursday of Every Month
Riverdeep Church recognizes that the task before them is too large and longs for the prayers of others. Join with the members of Riverdeep as they lift up the ministry of the church and the neighborhood.

Campus Prayer Walks
First Saturday of Every Month | Noon–1:00 p.m.
Located near several college campuses, members of Riverdeep take time to prayer walk the campuses. Join the Riverdeep body to intercede for the community by praying for the universities and students of Memphis.

Event Support
Provide support to the congregation of Riverdeep as they host events throughout the year in the Edge District. Help facilitate the events and build relationships in the community.

 

SERVE OUT WITH RIVERDEEP CHURCH

leawood baptist church

W H O ?
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.

W H Y ?
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.

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

Youth Mentor
Wednesdays | 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Sundays | 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Invest in the lives of students by leading devotionals, preparing engaging activities, and creating fellowship opportunities.

Worship
Sundays | 10:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m.
Volunteer to share your musical talents by singing or playing an instrument in worship services.

Missions Center Thursdays
Thursdays | 9:00 a.m.–Noon
Seeking Volunteers 60 years and older
Help distribute food and counsel people from the community that visit the Missions Center.

SERVE OUT WITH LEAWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH

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one by one ministries

W H O ?
One by One provides trained, church-based mentors to serve and walk alongside vulnerable, at-risk new and expecting families who visit faith-based pregnancy care centers.

W H Y ?
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. 

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

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.

SERVE OUT 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 :

Friendship Ambassador
Shifts occur Monday–Thursday
9:00 a.m.–Noon and 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Develop friendships with expecting mothers through their time at the Morning Center. Friendship Ambassadors spend time building relationships and praying with patients before their appointments.

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.

Social Ambassador
Support the Morning Center and their mission to provide mothers with medical care in the name of Jesus through media. Contribute your skills in marketing, photography, videography, web design, and social media management. Social Ambassadors provide support to the Morning Center on a freelance basis.

 SERVE OUT WITH MORNING CENTER

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 :

Student Tutoring
Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday Afternoons
Connect with male students ages 11–18 living at the Boys Ranch. Support students through consistent tutoring and extracurricular activities during the week. Volunteers will connect with their students once a week for the duration of the school year.

Student Discipleship and Skills Mentoring
Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday Afternoons
Connect with male students ages 11–18 living on the Boys Ranch. Support students through consistent discipleship and mentoring and by working alongside the students in their skills programs. Volunteer opportunities are available to male adults with skills compatible with the Ranch’s skills programs. Volunteers will connect with their students once a week or once every two weeks for the duration of the school year.

Bible Studies for TBCH Staff
Invest in the houseparents of the TBCH Ranch by leading Bible studies, prayer, and fellowship. Volunteer opportunities are available to both male and female adults on a consistent basis.

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.


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.


Road Runners

Road Runners volunteer once a week (during business hours) to support casework staff by driving refugees and asylees to and from scheduled appointments. It is a tangible way to be the hands and feet of service and befriend World Relief’s clients. These opportunities may include but are not limited to: medical appointments, immigration appointments, school enrollments, home setups, and additional transportation needs. Commitments are 5–10 hours a month for a minimum of three months. Drivers are insured by World Relief.

SERVE OUT WITH WORLD RELIEF

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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 :

Team Read Coach
Volunteers work with students to build their sight-word fluency in a fun and engaging way. Volunteers serve for one hour a week from September to April working with two 2nd grade students.

After School Club Volunteer
Volunteers work in after-school Bible clubs where they facilitate small groups that focus on integrating character traits with Scripture through activities such as music and games. Volunteers serve for one hour a week during the school year.

SERVE OUT WITH ARISE2READ

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 :

Team Leader
One Hour a Week | September–April 

Volunteers can take either a lead or support role in the Club, the elements of which are: opening, song, verse, lesson, games, and counseling. Volunteers are screened through CEF in order to work with minors and participate in “Organizing the Good News Club” CEF training. Team leaders must attend the “Teaching Children Effectively” course provided by CEF Memphis. Leaders and helpers will facilitate an exciting and fun-filled club. 

After School Club Volunteer
One Hour a Week | September–April
Volunteers work in after-school Bible clubs where they facilitate small groups that focus on integrating character traits with Scripture through activities such as music and games.

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 :

Team Character Coach
Build relationships with the members of a sports team. Share a devotion when the opportunity arises. Commit to spending 2–3 hours per week during the season and periodically during the off-season.

Coach’s Group Leader
Establish relationships with a coach or coaches. Lead a Bible study for coaches and live life alongside them. Meet with coaches on a regular basis.

Coach’s Ally
Reach out to a coach through text, email, or phone call to encourage them and pray for them. Communicate with the coach on a weekly basis.

School Huddle Leader
Invest 30 minutes a week to attend an FCA school huddle to build relationships with student athletes and encourage them in reaching their teams for Christ. Schedules for each Serve Out opportunity are flexible and vary from school to school and sport to sport.

 

SERVE OUT WITH FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

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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 Champions
Wednesdays | 11:00 a.m.–Noon
Mentor a small group of those participating in Work Life, a soft job-skills training program for people who are unemployed or underemployed.
Requirements: Experience in business planning

Launch Mentors
Mondays | 5:30–8:00 p.m.
Provide small business and start-up assistance to those participating in LAUNCH, a class that offers training, support, and mentoring, all focused on the basics of getting a business up and running.
Requirements: Experience in small businesses

Mock Interviewers
Wednesdays | 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Prepare those participating in Work Life by conducting mock interviews and giving advice on basic interview tips.
Requirements: Experience in interviewing

High School Equivalency Tutors
Volunteer tutors work closely with adult students to help them prepare for the GED/HiSET exam. Academic subjects and volunteer times will be provided upon request.

SERVE OUT WITH ADVANCE MEMPHIS

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