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Ministry Partner Opportunities

We are always mindful that we are living in the presence of the risen Christ. This mindfulness prompts us to ask questions. “What is God doing in this situation? How is God directing me? How might I be helpful right now?”

Whether you are a first time volunteer or a veteran, we have a place for you to serve. There are many serving opportunities at Gloria Dei to fit your giftedness, passion, experiences and availability. You will be blessed as you serve others.

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others. 1 Peter 4:10


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How do I get started?

If you are ready to get started, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Julie Requadt at . She will help you to identify the best place for you to serve, considering your schedule and availability, your interests and what the current needs are at Gloria Dei.

What if I don't have any "skills."

Most of our volunteer positions don't require special skills, other than a willingness to serve. For those opportunities that require special skills, training is provided.

What if it's not a good fit?

No problem! Just let your ministry leader know and  we can plug you into another area. We are here to help you find the right fit. Feel free to try a volunteer team for a while. If it's not a good fit, just try another one. Here are a few questions to consider when getting ready to volunteer:

  1. When am I available?

  2. How much time do I have to volunteer?

  3. What things do I enjoy doing? What do I not enjoy doing?

  4. How will it impact my family life and worship schedule?

  5. Am I ready to serve rather than be served?

 

For additional information contact Julie Requadt at


 

Serve Others Through Missions Work

At Gloria Dei, we like to help and serve others— not for what we get out of it, but as a response to what Jesus has done for us. Our efforts include a variety of service opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. A variety of opportunities are available throughout the year to help others here in our own community. Short term projects are often scheduled on Saturdays, while longer term projects are available at a variety of times. Depending on who you have a heart to serve, there's probably a project waiting for you. Each project offers an opportunity for you to serve others, experience their culture, spend time with friends and broaden your faith. 

Local Opportunities

Kids Hope - Become a mentor in one of our local elementary schools. Kids Hope USA helps churches develop one-on-one relationships through the creation of church-school partnerships that pair church members with at-risk children in supportive mentoring relationships. Kids Hope USA mentors spend just one hour a week, reading, talking, playing and listening to a child at school. By helping the child feel loved and valued, they help that child to learn, grow and succeed. For more information contact Jean Peltier.

Mercy Tree- Provide a meal for the homeless and hungry people in the Clear Lake area. Lunch or dinner is provided every day. Dinner is served at Gloria Dei on Sunday's from 4-6pm. Visit their website for more information on how to volunteer.

Anchor Point- Anchor Point champions the future of children by educating and empowering parents because no one is beyond hope.

Their approach is a multi-faceted 501c(3) ministry that delivers hope to families including pregnant teens and women, babies on the way, troubled youth and their families, foster and adopted children, and families considering adoption. Visit their website to find out how you can get involved.

Lighthouse Christian Ministries- LCM serves the Bacliff area through food ministry, short term assistance, educational programs such as GED, health and dental care, and a community resale store. Email Lighthouse Christian Ministries for more information on how you can volunteer.

Family Promise of Clear Creek-FP is a ministry to homeless families in the Clear Lake area. Through Family Promise families who have found themselves homeless are offered shelter, food, and assistance with employment. Thirteen churches in the area have come together to offer their facility as a place of shelter for one week increments,  four times a year. For more information please contact  or check out the Family Promise website.

International Mission Trips

Gloria Dei is in partnership with Chaguiton, Guatemala. Our partnership with this village has allowed us to build ongoing relationships with the village leadership, teachers, and community. Through these relationships we have been able to navigate how we can best serve the village. Projects on each trip range any where from seeing patients in the clinic, assistant the dentist, building a playground, or visiting the schools.

When do we go?

We currently have 3 trips scheduled for 2017.

Feb 24th-March 5th- (COMPLETED) The BLUElab group from University of Michigan will be gathering data and holding workshops for water filter prototypes.

March 11th-19th - (COMPLETED) Our high school and college students will work in the village for two days and then participate in a youth retreat with the student of Chaguiton.

October 18th-24th- (COMPLETED) We will work with the COCODE (village leaders) to develop spiritual disciplines that can be used to multiply disciples wherever we go.

 

Trips scheduled for 2018:

February 24th-March 3rd

March 10th-18th

July 21st-28th

October 20th-27

How do I go on a trip?

1.) Make sure your passport is up to date.

2.) Fill out an application

3.) Wait for contact from your trip leader.

 

For information contact Stephanie Knea.