OCC is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse. Shoe boxes are filled with small gifts, toiletries, school supplies, etc. and shipped to underprivileged children all over the world. MBC collects various items all throughout the year and then has a box filling party in November before they are shipped off. MBC usually fills and ships out between 800-1,300 boxes each year! Also, a group from MBC travels to the Dallas distribution center to help inspect all boxes within the region before their final shipping to the children.To find out more information about OCC or to volunteer to serve in this ministry please contact Carlene Cleveland at 512-444-2170 or Lesa Yanes at MBC.
The Austin Disaster Relief Network is comprised of churches, ministries and businesses within the Christian community of Greater Austin to form a disaster relief alliance to help those in need in times of disaster. ADRN's vision is to serve Christ by establishing a church network in the Greater Austin area that will meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of those affected by disaster (Luke 10:25-37). ADRN seeks to accomplish this vision by building a communication infrastructure that will enable and empower the Body of Christ to organize, mobilize, connect, prepare, train and respond quickly in the event of a disaster, great or small.
Manchaca Baptist is a proud partner of the ADRN Network, and you can sign up to be a part of this great ministry. Email Jason White or go to the ADRN website (http://www.adrntx.org/) for more information.
Mobile Loaves and Fishes' Community First! Village is a 27-acre master-planned community that provides affordable, sustainable housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas.
MBC has partnered with MLF to potentially build 3 micro homes in the village which cost about $20,000 each. To date, we have officially sponsored one home and it is in the process of being built. Part of the MBC's Freedom Initiative fund is donated directly to MLF for future houses to be built.
You can get involved by giving to MBC's Freedom Initiative as well as visiting their website (http://mlf.org/volunteer/) for service opportunities..
The Angel House Soup Kitchen feeds between 300-400 free meals every single day to the homeless. Churches throughout the Austin area put together teams of about 4-6 people who serve on a rotational basis each month of the year.
Manchaca Baptist has a team that helps serve at the soup kitchen on the first Monday of each month through the year. If you are interested in volunteering please email Lesa at email@example.com.
To learn more about this ministry please visit
We've partnered with Menchaca Elementary School to be a support to the teachers/staff and inspire children in their process of learning. Twice per school year we provide an Appreciation Breakfast/Luncheon for all teachers and staff. We also collect K-cups (coffee for staff/teachers) and box tops which provide extra funding for the school.
You can also sign up to be a school volunteer, mentor a student, or to be a classroom coach by following this link here.
Project Linus provides handmade blankets for children in crisis: sickness, disaster, family problems, etc. MBC has a group of volunteers who make the blankets at home and then meet at the church on the 3rd Saturday of each month to label and bag the blankets before being sent to hospitals, shelters, police departments, etc.
For more information or to volunteer to serve in the Project Linus ministry, please contact Brenda Kilburn.
TruCare offers women facing an unplanned pregnancy a loving, grace filled environment to consider their options. They are staffed by trained, volunteer client advocates who offer direction and support. TruCare strives to encourage, to affirm dignity and self-worth and to suggest positive alternatives for individual situations and needs while openly share the good news of Jesus Christ All of the services of the TruCare are provided free of charge and every client’s situation is handled with strict confidentiality. To find out how to volunteer or give financially visit trucarepregnancy.org or call 512-447-7800.
The Joy Food Pantry is located at Manchaca Baptist Church and provides non-perishable food items to clients who need a short-term supply of food. You can help by bringing non-perishable food items to the church, providing monetary donations, or volunteering to help sort the items in the pantry as they come in.
For more information, or to volunteer to serve in the Joy Food Pantry please contact Lesa Yanes at MBC.
The Baptist Community Center Mission has been serving the community since 1941! A number of services are offered, including financial assistance, clothing, food, and after school children's programs. A group for MBC volunteers each Wednesday at the center from 9:00am-12:00pm, but gently worn clothing can be donated also by dropping it off at the church.
For more information on this ministry or to volunteer please contact Lesa Yanes at MBC.
This ministry helps bless those in the community who are in need by supplying furniture and really anything that people are in need of if the team can find it! This team helps children aging out of foster care furnish their apartments on a regular basis as well.
To donate any items or to get involved with helping others in need, please contact Barbara Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-581-1889.