“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:37-40
At The Venues we believe that the best way to relate to people is to be in relationship with people. Social Response is not just one ministry of the church but is instead the heart of how the church forms a relationship with the greater community. Our vision of what this looks like is multi-faceted:
We have life-changing opportunities for you to be a part of the Social Response mission of the The Venues. Do you want to be involved, or do you know of a need in the community? Let us know here!
Kids Venue -- Sunday mornings at 9:30 or 11 -- Spend time hanging out with the kids from birth through 4th grade.
Special Needs -- Second Friday each month 5:30-10pm -- Hang out with some very special kids and their siblings. No experience necessary!
Welcome Crew -- Sunday mornings at 9:30 or 11 -- Be the smiling faces on Sundays, hand out programs, greet people as they arrive. email.
Offering Crew -- Sunday mornings at 9:30 or 11 -- Be the collection basket passers! Background checks required. email.
Gathering Tree -- First and Third Saturdays of each month 5-8pm -- Play games and hang out with our homeless friends from 5-8pm at The Vineyard Church downtown. Contact Larissa!
Robberson Community School -- Lots of needs and flexibility -- Paint, clean, etc., making the school brighter and more inviting. Deeper opportunities: Reading with kids, eat lunch and build a relationship, adopt a classroom, etc. Contact Laura Carpenter 523-1800 M-W or 523-1440 Th-F, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe to Sleep -- Overnight women's shelter volunteer -- Four volunteers needed every night (two shifts of two volunteers). Contact Jessica Luraas at 343-4189 or email@example.com. Background checks required.