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Missional Serving Teams

Give your time and talents to bless those in need.

Volunteer opportunities for individuals, families & small groups.

When people in our church respond to a personal calling to serve those in need, Community Impact comes alongside them to support and promote their vision, creating “Missional Serving Teams.” These Missional Serving Teams, led by HCBC members, respond to a variety of needs such as mentoring at-risk youth, supporting foster families, evangelizing the incarcerated, providing disaster recovery, and so much more.

Respond to your personal calling & join a missional serving team!

Featured Ministries

Gideons

God’s Word for the World
The Gideons single purpose is to win the lost to Christ through personal witnessing and by placing God's Word into the hands of others. Gideons do this in our local community and in approximately 200 countries with the support of many churches like ours. You can read, listen to and share the Bible using the Gideons Bible App (in 1,200 languages) by downloading the free app at Gideons.Bible.is.

For more information, email Derrick Burt.

Follow Gideons: FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

 

Drive a Senior Northwest

Drive a Senior offers free transportation and other support services for senior adults to live independently in their own homes. Services are provided by volunteer drivers, home handymen, office volunteers and hosts/hostesses for twice monthly Senior Day Out luncheons. Drive a Senior also maintains a medical equipment loan closet and accepts donations of gently used walkers, canes, shower chairs and similar supplies.

Volunteer commitment: Flexible scheduling with some services requiring a short one or two-hour commitment. Volunteers must receive introductory training about use of the scheduling website and the spirit of services provided. You can get involved by joining others from Hill Country who serve in these roles.

For more information or to volunteer, email Mark Holder.

Follow Drive A Senior NW: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Clinics

Agape Pregnancy Resource Center

Demonstrate & Share God's Unconditional Love

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Agape Pregnancy Resource Center exists to demonstrate and share God’s unconditional love by providing practical help and loving support to those facing an unplanned pregnancy. Agape PRC provides pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, educational opportunities, counseling services, maternity clothes and more – all at no charge to the client.

Agape PRC is located at 104 E. Main St, Round Rock, TX 78664. The center’s hours are MTWF 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Thursday 12:00 to 8:00 pm.

Volunteer needs include:

  • Client advocates
  • Resource organizers
  • Clerical workers
  • Classroom teachers
  • Meals/snacks for Thursday night class trainings
  • Also accepting donations of diapers and other pregnancy items.

For more information or to volunteer, email HCBC ministry leader Greg Meyer  or call 512.248.8200.

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Trotter House

Building a Culture of Life

formerly Austin Pregnancy Resource Center

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Trotter House offers resources and services including pregnancy testing, sonograms, Life Skills classes and more. The mobile unit visits the Christian Resource Center on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, and client services are available during the rest of the week at the newly renovated office in Central Austin.

Trotter House is located at 2717 Rio Grande, Austin, TX 78705. The center’s hours are Mon & Wed 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Tues 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday 12:30 – 6:00 pm, and 1st Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Volunteer needs include:

  • Mentor and teach clients through the LifeSkills program
  • Greet and welcome clients at the front desk
  • Conduct sonograms (free training available)
  • Find resources in the community to keep the Life Skills Boutique stocked with new and/or lightly used items
  • Cleaning and yard work
  • Work with executive director on development projects, such as grant writing and planning the fall banquet

Mobile unit volunteer needs include:

  • Client Advocates
  • Sorting items/resources for the clients
  • Assisting with limited sonograms
  • Assisting with pregnancy testing

For more information, email our ministry leader Rachel Carpenter at rachelcarp@outlook.com.

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Education

Education Connection

Every Child Reading by the End of 3rd Grade

Serve as a Literacy Partner or Mentor

A few years ago, the church community asked city leaders what we could do to make a lasting impact in our city. The answer was simple: help fight illiteracy and school dropout rates. Last school year, more than 966 volunteer literacy partners and mentors served nine school districts across Central Texas, sitting down with elementary students each week for 30 minutes to read one-on-one. With the program growing rapidly and with more and more children in need of special attention, there’s a place for you to make a difference in a child’s life and education. Consider investing just 30 minutes a week in a school near you, and bless the life of a child.

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Registration for the 2018-2019 school year is open now at Education-Connection.org. When you register, you will receive instructions for an online training session that will prepare you to begin serving as a Literacy Partner.

Evangelism & Equipping

Apartment Life

Support or Become an Apartment Life Team

"We all have a need for genuine community, and nothing beats the frequency, availability, and spontaneity of connecting deeply with others who live nearby." -The Art of Neighboring, by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon

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Apartment Life believes that a community can be radically transformed when a single team intentionally invests in the lives of neighbors and combines heartfelt service with joy, fun, and authentic relationships. It’s that simple!

Each Apartment Life Team (a married couple, family, or two single adults of the same gender) moves into an apartment community and partners with the management team. Through the program, the team has the opportunity to build community and serve residents by doing things that flow naturally out of the Christian lifestyle – welcoming new neighbors, planning social functions, building spiritual relationships, and caring in times of need.

You can get involved by serving as an Apartment Life Team member or volunteering to support these teams and help at special events.

Discover more online: ApartmentLife.org

To learn more or volunteer, contact HCBC Ministry Leader Keith Burris.

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Austin Disaster Relief Network

Bringing Hope into Crisis

Respond quickly in the event of a disaster, large or small

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Hill Country Bible Church partners with Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), a non-profit organization that exists to bring hope into crisis. ADRN unites a network of Christ-centered churches from across Greater Austin with members who are trained and ready to respond when disasters occur.

Volunteers are needed for clean-up, recovery, emergency response, administrative support and to shepherd families from crisis into recovery and connect them to a local church community. Click HERE for current training opportunities.

For more information or to volunteer, email HCBC ministry leader Vern Williams.

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Engage: Civic Equipping & Engaging Ministry

Serve in the Civic Arena

engage!  is a non-partisan HCBC Community Impact ministry encouraging believers to get involved in the civic arena with the compassion and wisdom of Christ and to pray for our leaders with understanding. Check out our new website at engage-citizen.com. Below are some ways to get involved!


86th Texas Legislature Class

Join us for a four-week class on Sunday mornings from March 17 – April 7 from 9:00 – 10:30 am at HCBC Lakeline, Room 4.120. We will explore how to engage! with Christ followers currently serving in the state legislature.

  • Learn more about your State Legislature
  • Find out what issues regarding your faith, family and freedom will be tackled this session
  • Discover how to track important legislative bills using the (free) capitol bill tracking system
  • Learn the most effective way to go talk to your legislature about an important issue
  • Gain an "insider's perspective"

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Q Commons - "The Power of We"

This two-hour interactive POWER of WE event with Q Commons will educate Christians on how to dive into our divisive culture with the love and wisdom of Christ.

Join this unique opportunity for interactive conversation and learning. We will hear national and local speakers, unify attendees, inspire the generations, and challenge our culture to engage well.

  • March 30 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM
  • HCBC Lakeline North Auditorium
  • Registration starts at 9:00 AM

Promo Video

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News & Opportunities

Coming Spring 2019:

Launching of engage! website with a bi-monthly newsletter to equip, connect and engage the body of Christ with local, state and national civic events, a calendar, serving opportunities and resources. If you would like to subscribe to Equip!, please email us at engage@HCBC.com.

Specific volunteer needs:

Newsletter development including book reviews, Media team, Website development, Civic equipping trainers, Research, Prayer warriors, Social Media development. Please contact us at engage@hcbc.com for more information.

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Resources: Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce | Cedar Park Chaplains

Gideons

The Gideons International

God’s Word for the World
The Gideons single purpose is to win the lost to Christ through personal witnessing and by placing God's Word into the hands of others. Gideons do this in our local community and in approximately 200 countries with the support of many churches like ours. You can read, listen to and share the Bible using the Gideons Bible App (in 1,200 languages) by downloading the free app at Gideons.Bible.is.

For more information, email Derrick Burt.

Follow Gideons: FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

Central Texas Floods

Blessing Our Neighbors

Thank you for demonstrating God's love by supporting our neighbors in response to the recent Central Texas Floods. 

The families whose lives were impacted by the flooding are especially thankful for the hope and help they received from your prayers, financial gifts and multiple relief trips to clean out homes. Hill Country's response efforts included:

  • 9 coordinated and independent relief trips
  • 78 people who served on relief teams
  • A core team lead by 7 staff and lay leaders
  • 21 houses were mucked out, including 2 from our own church family, located in Marble Falls, Kingsland and the Lake Travis area
  • $7,000 in giving for recovery efforts

At this time, Hill Country's flood response efforts are closed. If you would like to find ongoing serving opportunities related to local disaster response, please visit Austin Disaster Relief Network.

Foster Care & Adoption

Foster Care & Adoption Ministry

Foster Care & Adoption

The mission of the HCBC Foster & Adopt ministry is to encourage, equip and build community among foster and adoptive families and those who wish to support them. If you have a heart for children from hard places, we invite you to get involved.

Connect: Meet other families who are at various places along their foster and adoptive journey. You’ll be blessed by the opportunity to share stories, offer encouragement and learn together.

Equip: Find out about classes, training sessions and conferences that are available to support your family.

Resources: Hill Country Bible Church partners with Fostering Hope Austin to build stronger adoptive and foster families.


Events

Informational Series

2020: February 5, 12 & 19 @ 7:00 pm

For those curious about fostering or adopting. This is a time for potential foster or adoptive parents to hear from professionals and talk directly with experienced foster/adopt families.  Details can be found in our Facebook group, or email our Ministry Leaders to RSVP

Foster & Adopt Ministry Family Picnic
2019: Nov. 9, Milburn Park Pavilion
Join us for a Foster & Adopt Ministry potluck family picnic. Come connect with Adoptive, Foster and Supportive Families within our church. Please bring a dish to share and RSVP to our Ministry Leaders.

Foster & Adopt Movie Nights (video series)
2019: Oct. 23, 7:00 - 9:00 pm -- TOPIC: Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Overview

2020: Jan. 23, 7:00 - 9:00 pm -- TOPIC: Attachment & Why It Matters

2020: July 8, 7:00 - 9:00 pm -- TOPIC: Children from Hard Places and the Brain

Join us for our Foster and Adoption Ministry video training series and social time. Snacks and drinks will be provided. RSVP to our Ministry Leaders for location details.

Foster Care Babysitting Certification

For those who would like to become licensed to care for children in foster care.  This is an opportunity to become licensed by several local agencies in one day. Fostering Hope Austin, an organization we support and partner with as a ministry, offers a few of these classes each year.  

Nov. 2, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Fostering Hope Austin Family Center. More info and registration Here

Parent Coaching Lunches

For those caring for kids who have been adopted or placed in foster care.  This is a great opportunity for specific discussions in a setting with professionals and a small number of parents.  Fostering Hope Austin offers these regularly, on different topics. More info and registration Here


Join our Facebook page. This is a closed group for confidentiality, but just click the link and request to be added. Follow us for up-to-date info on our ministry’s latest events.

Questions or suggestions? Email our Ministry Leaders for more information.

Prison Ministries

Prison Ministry

Is God Calling You to Serve Prisoners & Their Families?

When people in our church respond to a personal calling to serve those in need, Community Impact comes alongside them to support and promote their vision. In the area of Prison Ministries, several Hill Country Bible Church members have felt led to serve and support the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated. Join them on their mission! We have several opportunities to serve and provide for those who are affected by incarceration and show them the hope found in Christ Jesus.

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Resources for the Needy

Bags of Grace

Provide Basic Necessities to our Brothers and Sisters in Need

A ministry that assembles and distributes gallon size zipper bags containing water, non-perishable food and other basic items for our homeless community, Church Under the Bridge, and others in need.

Volunteers are needed to assemble and/or distribute bags on the dates listed below. Also accepts donations of travel-sized hygiene products, new/gently used socks and disposable water bottles. No advance sign up needed, just show up! This is a great opportunity for families and/or small groups to serve together.

Bags of Grace Assemblies on these Saturdays from 1:00 – 2:30 pm in the HCBC Lakeline Gym (Building B)

2019: September 28 | November 23

Church Under the Bridge Distribution on the following Sundays from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm. Meets in the parking lot under the Interstate 35 bridge between 7th and 8th Streets. Exit B234.

2019: September 29 | November 24

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For more information, email HCBC Ministry Leaders Kevin and Lori Thomas


Kids Are Making a Difference with Bags of Grace!

Young Addison came to a Bags of Grace assembly and was so moved that she told her mom that instead of presents for her birthday, she wanted to invite her friends for a Bags of Grace assembly. All of her friends got Bags of Grace shirts and they assembled bags at her party. We’re thankful for Addison’s servant heart, and how she is already demonstrating what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus!

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” Matthew 25:35


You Never Know Who Your Cheerful Giver Will Be

Meet Bailey. He has been homeless for many years but found Christ in 2010. Bailey was speaking with Bags of Grace Ministry Leader Lori Thomas about how much he has been blessed over the years by the Bags of Grace ministry and the people he has met who minister under the bridge. He said that he really wanted to give back to help others and asked to make a donation. The picture shows Bailey and Lori as he pulled out a $100 bill and joyfully gave! The team were all surely blessed by this cheerful giver that Sunday! What a testament of God at work.

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. 9:7

Round Rock Area Serving Center

Multiple Opportunities to Serve the Needy in Round Rock.

Ideal Volunteer Opportunity for Individuals, Families with Teens, and Small Groups.

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Round Rock Area Serving Center provides a food pantry, Round Rock Coats for Kids, clothing & furniture vouchers, Computers for Kids, community gardens, The Volunteer Center, adult computer classes in English & Spanish, a charity thrift store, and more.

This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Driving & Delivery
  • Evangelism
  • Food / Clothing Pantry
  • Job Skills Training
  • Pack & Sort
  • Professional Services (Front Desk)

Specific volunteer need: Phone receptionists, client receptionists, casework interviewers, pantry volunteers, cashiers, gardeners, and food / merchandise sorters. Volunteers are also needed to pick up food donations, drive the truck, teach computer classes, and for data entry.

RRASC accepts donations of food, clothing, household items, furniture and computers Monday – Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The Food Pantry and Treasures Charity Resale Shop & Boutique is open Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm & Saturday 9:00 am – Noon.

For more information email HCBC Ministry Leader Bill Davis or call RRASC at 512.244.2431.

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Christian Resource Center

Empowering People Across Greater Austin

Volunteer opportunities for individuals, families & small groups.

The purpose of the Christian Resource Center is to network and support ministries, churches, businesses and individuals to work together to demonstrate and proclaim the gospel for all people by addressing real needs.

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Senior Care

Drive a Senior Northwest

 

Drive a Senior offers free transportation and other support services for senior adults to live independently in their own homes. Services are provided by volunteer drivers, home handymen, office volunteers and hosts/hostesses for twice monthly Senior Day Out luncheons. Drive a Senior also maintains a medical equipment loan closet and accepts donations of gently used walkers, canes, shower chairs and similar supplies.

Volunteer commitment: Flexible scheduling with some services requiring a short one or two-hour commitment. Volunteers must receive introductory training about use of the scheduling website and the spirit of services provided. You can get involved by joining others from Hill Country who serve in these roles.

For more information or to volunteer, email Mark Holder.

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Youth Tutoring & Mentoring Ministries

Mission: Possible! Austin

Weekly Programs Serving Children & Youth in East Austin and Pflugerville.

Ideal Volunteer Opportunity for Families with Teens & Small Groups.

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Mission: Possible! Austin is a collective of ministries working together to connect the Body of Christ across the Greater Austin area with individuals in under-resourced areas for personal transformation through life-on-life relationships.

Ministries include: Camps, Bible Clubs, Church Under the Bridge, special events, and more.

This ministry offers the following types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Adult Recovery
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Evangelism
  • Food / Clothing Pantry
  • Meals & Snacks
  • Medical / Dental / Pregnancy Care
  • Pack & Sort
  • Physical Labor
  • Prayer
  • Professional Services
  • Tutoring & Mentoring

Mission: Possible! Austin also accepts donations of food, Bibles, baby supplies & kid’s toys.

For more information or to volunteer, email HCBC ministry leader Jon Rector.

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Mentorship in Williamson County

Mentor at-risk teens in Williamson County

HCBC partners with Williamson County to provide mentors for students assigned by the court. Model the love and hope of Jesus Christ through a personal relationship to achieve agreed upon goals.

Specific volunteer need: Mentors

Volunteer commitment: Meet one hour per week with assigned mentee for 6 months.

For more information or to mentor, email Community Impact.

Scouts

Be a Troop or Den Leader

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Volunteer Type: Mentoring

HCBC sponsors Pack/Troop 234 providing a values-based program for young people that builds character and leadership, as well as training them in responsibilities of participating, citizenship, and developing personal fitness.

  • Volunteer need: Den & Troop leaders.
  • Volunteer commitment: Varies, contact for details.
  • For more information on Cub Scouts, email Ben Mouton.
  • For more information on Boy Scouts, email Chuck Boorman.

Jail to Jobs

Empowering Juvenile Offenders Across Texas

Jail to Jobs (previously Nineveh Ministries) is making a difference in the lives of juvenile offenders across Texas. Empower juvenile offenders to find purpose & personal growth through a relationship with Christ.

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Specific volunteer need: Mentors & Bible study leaders (especially African American or Hispanic males) to meet with students in Williamson & Travis County juvenile detention facilities to pray and equip them with the gospel. Also looking for individuals to provide meals for weekly lunches and Thursday night teen center gatherings. Nineveh accepts donations of cars, trailers, old cell phones and computers, food and pallets.

For more information or to volunteer, email HCBC ministry leader Lara Bailiff.

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