A gospel-centered church in Austin, Texas

Serving at Providence

The gospel is a call to action—a declaration that "the kingdom of God is at hand" (Mark 1:15). God is not just interested in the salvation of humans, but in the restoration of all of creation to its original "good" (Gen. 1:31; Rom. 8:19-22). A gospel-centered church is active in the work of mercy, justice, and cultural renewal, praying and working against the effects of sin so that God's will might be done "on earth as it is in heaven" (Matt. 6:10).

We have chosen to partner with several organizations in the city to help you more easily live out this calling in ways that fit your interest, availability, and location. Providence people are already serving the city through these organizations, so we encourage you to jump in and serve alongside them. Please take a moment to look through some of the featured opportunities. Thank you for considering serving in one of these ways.

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Austin Partners in Education

www.austinpartners.org

APIE is a mentorship program in the Austin ISD. Volunteers commit to 30 minutes per week during the school year. By acting as academic and general mentors, they help bridge the achievement gap for at-risk students. Volunteer by partnering with a middle school or high school student and engaging with that student over lunch once a week. You will have endless opportunities to provide academic, social and spiritual guidance to the student you mentor.

To find out more about how Providence is serving APIE, please contact Will Fowler.

South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center

www.servesaprc.org

The mission of SAPRC is to build meaningful relationships with women and families facing an unplanned pregnancy while providing for both their physical and spiritual needs. Volunteer opportunities include engaging with and praying for clients, maintaining baby care products and other resources, and helping with mail-outs and other clerical tasks.

To find out more about how Providence is serving SAPRC, please contact Beverly Thomson.

Mobile Loaves and Fishes

www.mlf.org

Mobile Loaves & Fishes is a social outreach ministry that empowers communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless. Their Mission is to provide food and clothing and promote dignity to our homeless brothers and sisters in need. We take catering trucks and serve food, basic clothing, hygiene products, etc. to our brothers and sisters living on or near the streets. People from Providence serve together on the first Monday of each month from 5:00-7:00pm, starting at First United Methodist Church (12th & Lavaca).

To find out more about how Providence is serving MLF, please contact Brandon Reyes.