There are 226 employees of the Humboldt City School system. Each one is positioned to make a radical difference in the lives of young people. From the teacher in the classroom to the crossing guard on the street, these workers offer themselves to help young people navigate their way through the impressionable years of childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. As a follower of Christ, you and I are called to stand in the gap for those on the front lines of service. I invite you to join me as one who will intentionally undergird one of these workers.
This is not an assignment to be taken lightly. If you want to be an encouraging partner consider the following.
Receive a random assigned leader
Agree to pray for them daily or regularly.
Be willing to send them an occasional note, via email, text, or regular mail, attaching an encouraging word from Scripture.
Invest in them personally; get to know things about them, their family, their birthday, their anniversary, their favorite things, their most difficult challenges.
Send them small gifts on their birthday, Christmas, etc. A gift card to their favorite restaurant for example.
Plan on inviting them to join you in an annual appreciation dinner where we will open God’s Word to them and encourage them to have round table discussions about the challenge of living out their faith at school. If this is an opportunity you want to seize, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, church name, email address, and cell phone number. You will receive your assignment when ALL 226 employees are being covered. If you volunteer and are number 227 you will be added to a waiting list for new hires. This is a spiritual work and must be seen as such.
Our family of faith is the light of Jesus among our families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, schoolmates, and acquaintances. We desire to reflect God's love and message and take every opportunity to share the love of Jesus to those around us.
Here are some local opportunities. If you have any questions, contact Steve Babcock email@example.com or the appropriate contact person. See slideshow below.
Humboldt Helping Hand – FBC members participate in this Christian community clothes and food distribution center for the less fortunate by providing needed items each month, volunteering to sort clothes, organizing the food pantry and store, and financially through our Ministry Plan. Phone: (731) 824-1757 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Strawberry Festival Parade Outreach - Each year the Festival is the first full week of May. Over 100.000 people come to Humboldt to participate in the Strawberry Festival. FBC members hand out a treat, with the Gospel message and church contact information attached, to many people aligning the parade trail on Thursday and Friday.
Vacation Bible School is a week long evangelistic children’s summer event with Bible study, missions, crafts, and recreation for children who have finished 1st – 6th grades. Contact person: email@example.com
November Missions Involvement Day - On the Saturday before Thanksgiving Day, our family of faith infiltrates our community showing acts of kindness and sharing the joy of Christ. In 2012, we invited the families in our PATH inner city ministry to a Christmas Party that included a store, live nativity, lunch, but most importantly our church families connecting and sharing God's love with these precious families in our community.
Birth Choice Pregnancy Resource Clinic, Trenton, TN - FBC partners with this ministry who helps over 700 young women each year deal with a crisis pregnancy. These women receive compassionate, godly counseling and the ability to see their babies through the amazing technology of ultrasound. An astounding 70 percent of the women who come into Birth Choice considering abortion, leave the clinic planning to give birth to their children. FBC through our tithes and Global Missions Offering help financially support this ministry. If you would like to be a volunteer, contact Kelly Wall, Clinic director. Phone: 731-855-2900. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website: yourprivatechoice.com
CWJC- Christian Women's Job Corp, Trenton, TN
The purpose of CWJC®, provides a Christian context in which women in need are equipped for life and employment; and a missions context in which women help women. Women receive training in life skills and job readiness. Often computer skills are taught as well. Each ministry is customized to meet the needs of the participants and their community. Bible study is a big part of the training. CWJC is located in Trenton and needs volunteers who will mentor, train, and supply work clothes for these women. Contact number: 731-855-3305