World Mission Offering

How Your Gift Makes A Difference:

When you give to GABC’s World Mission Offering, your generosity directly impacts missions around the world. These special gifts are used by our Missions Ministry to support GABC’s church planting partners, mission trips and local, national and international mission partners and projects, as well as provide significant support to these leading mission organizations:

Current Mission Opportunities

Angel Tree
Angel Tree

Provide Christmas gifts for children, special needs adults and senior citizens by selecting an “angel” in the Worship Foyer November 14-December 5.  In addition to providing gifts, we can be intentional about sharing the truth of Jesus by also including an encouraging note and Bible or age-appropriate devotional.

Feed Our Friends

Help meet practical needs in our community by distributing food at our December Feed Our Friends event on Monday, December 20 from 9am to noon.

Grace EmBEDded

Help build beds for children in foster care on Wednesday, November 24 in the lower deck of the GABC parking garage.  One-hour shifts are available from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Laundry and Shower Trailer at Church Under a Bridge
Laundry and Shower Trailer at Church Under a Bridge

Help minister to our homeless community  by offering shower and laundry services alongside Church Under a Bridge on December 3 or December 17 in Downtown Tyler. Two-hour shifts are available from 8am-4pm.  Email the Missions Office at missions@gabc.org to sign up for a day and time slot.

Son Shine Lighthouse
Son Shine Lighthouse

Encourage the women and children living at Son Shine Lighthouse by providing holiday treats or helping with holiday-themed activities. Email the Missions Office at missions@gabc.org to learn more about the many opportunities to serve at Son Shine Lighthouse.

First Responders
First Responders

Help us show our gratitude to our First Responders by taking Thanksgiving/ Christmas treats or gift baskets to our Police and Fire Stations and Sheriff’s Office. Contact the Missions Office at missions@gabc.org to sign up for a location.

Josie's Kitchen
Josie's Kitchen

Josie’s Kitchen shares the love of Jesus in Belize by providing meals and sharing the gospel with the those in extreme poverty.  They are in need of men’s pants and shorts sizes 30-32 to help clothe individuals with dignity as they encourage their spiritual growth. Donations can be dropped off at the Missions Office on weekdays or email missions@gabc.org to coordinate a different drop-off time and location.

School Outreach
School Outreach

Encourage hard-working teachers by providing treats or lunch during the bustle of the holiday season.  Email missions@gabc.org to learn more about ways to serve our schools.

Widow Gift Bags Delivery
Widow Gift Bags Delivery

Join us on December 1 at 11:00am in the Worship Foyer to assemble gift bags for our GABC widows to remind them how much they’re loved this Christmas.  You can also help by picking up bags to deliver beginning Sunday, December 5 in the Worship Foyer.  Email mimiy@gabc.org for more information.

Connect Groups on Mission

Missions happens through Connect Groups at Green Acres. Each Connect Group has a Mission Coordinator who leads his/her group’s mission efforts and coordinates quarterly service projects. A number of local mission opportunities along with some of our national and international partners are listed below so you can see how your group can connect with missions.

Email missions@gabc.org to learn more about the ways your group can serve.

Local Mission Opportunities
SCHOOL OUTREACH
Green Acres has a successful history of working with Dixie Elementary to encourage teachers and students through reading volunteers, Scripture-based teacher treats, staff lunches and a variety of other ways.  We have other area schools in need of our support, and there are many ways a committed Connect Group can minister to the teachers, staff and students in our community.
HAND UP NETWORK
Connect Groups can do a variety of service projects to help Hand Up Network encourage those needing a “hand up” in life, including helping in the thrift store and with disaster relief efforts. Mentors are also needed to walk alongside struggling individuals and families.
FOSTER/ADOPTION SUPPORT
Help Grace emBEDed build/deliver beds for children in foster care, or serve at one of the many events The Fostering Collective hosts to support foster/adoptive families in our area.
FIRST RESPONDERS
Build relationships with our local law enforcement officers, fire fighters and EMS professionals, and serve them through snacks/meals, prayer and encouragement.
GIRLS/WOMEN IN CRISIS
Help Hope Haven love on girls in the foster care system, or minister to exploited women through Refuge of Light, For the Silent or Kainos Ministry (in Germany). Your Connect Group can write notes, make cards, help with Bible studies and meals, and engage with these girls and women in a variety of other ways.
COLLEGE CAMPUS OUTREACH
Serve alongside GABC’s College Ministry at intentional outreach/evangelism events at UT Tyler and TJC.
ROC & SOUTH CAMPUS
Support outreach in the growing areas of South Tyler by serving at the many events hosted at the ROC and GABC’s South Campus, including VBS, Fall Festival and seasonal sporting events.
GABC RETREAT CENTER
Help support outreach events at the Retreat Center on Lake Tyler by helping with maintenance/beautification projects to keep our facilities available for ministry.
Church Planting Opportunities

GABC has helped plant a number of new churches across the U.S. These newer, and often small, congregations can use our help with the many community outreach events they plan throughout the year such as Easter egg hunts, VBS/summer camps and block parties.

Redemption City Church  |  Fort Worth, Texas
New Life Church  |  Kailua-Kona, HI
Calvary Church Severance  |  Severance, CO
Connections Church  |  Kapolei, HI
Living Rock Timnath  |  Timnath, CO
Niddrie Community Church  |  Edinburgh, Scotland
Roots Community Church  |  Seattle, WA
PDX Global  |  Portland, OR

International Mission Opportunities

Our international mission partners in Africa, Haiti and the Philippines need help with various humanitarian/building projects and community outreach events, in addition to intentional prayer support and encouragement.

You Turn Ministries  |  Malawi, Africa
Word of Hope  |  Philippines
Cape Missions International  |  South Africa
Kenyan Girls  |  Kenya
Beyond the Bricks  |  Liberia
Riaz Ministry  |  Haiti

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