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Serving

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?” There are many serving opportunities at Gloria Dei, and beyond, 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, or if you have questions, please 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? 

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.

Glocal  Glocal Mission is a Houston based mission group led by Pastor David Kim that strives to seek the lost, disciple the found, and multiply disciple makers both locally and globally. For more information check out the Glocal Mission webpage.

LINC  LINC is a church planting organization that raises up indigenous leaders to reach the people of Houston for Jesus, regardless of race, color, or language. Their vision is that hundreds of communities around the Houston area would be blessed by the presence of the faith communities working there to proclaim the truth of the Gospel and also to work for the peace and prosperity of its neighborhood. For more information, contact Rev. Lonnie Gonzales or visit the LINC Houston webpage.


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.

For more information about serving, please contact Stephanie Knea.