The people of WordServe know that God has called us beyond the walls of the church—to serve the overlooked, the forgotten, the marginalized, the unloved. In response to that calling, WordServe has reached out beyond the walls of our church and teamed up with some amazing local ministries, as well as global ministry operations.
Family Hope is an exciting family transformation ministry that started in the greater Fulshear/Simonton community in 2015. Family Hope exists to transform hurting people into healthy families through the hope of God. This ministry was launched through a collaboration of several area pastors.
kingdom of God.” Mark 10:14, ESV
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations. To learn more about OCC, visit their website here: Operation Christmas Child | Shoebox Outreach of Samaritan’s Purse (samaritanspurse.org)
WordServe church partners with OCC during National Collection Week, the third week of November every year by serving as a community drop off location for shoeboxes that will then be sent around the world. Samaritans Purse delivers millions of shoeboxes filled with gifts every year to children in need around the world, but more importantly brings the message of the Gospel to their communities. There are also year-round opportunities to serve with the Fort Bend County OCC regional team. Check WordServe’s calendar for those events.
The Xena Project is a 501(c)3 organization founded and run by
veterans. They facilitate mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing for warriors and their families in both group and individual formats, in a safe, tranquil environment rooted in nature. In addition to the ministry that is our foundation, they offer animal encounters, counseling (peer-led, pastoral, licensed professional), and family reunification programs. The Xena Project is focused on breaking down barriers that keep warriors from a vibrant life as contributing members of their communities. In practice, this means that our programs are free, and we challenge ourselves daily to become maximally accessible. It means Bible studies that talk about violence, fear, guilt, lack of faith, anger, and addiction. It means meeting warriors where they are, whether isolated in their own homes, struggling with addiction, in or newly out of jail, or falling through the cracks of daily life. The Xena Project welcomes military veterans, law enforcement officials, and first responders, and their families.
To visit the full Xena Project website, click here
Living Water International
Living Water International is a ministry focused on providing clean drinking water to developing countries around the world. Living Water International has completed more than 18,000 water projects since it began in 1990. If you would like to learn more about the trip and view stories from previous trips, click here.
To read more about LWI, click here.
On April 28, 2013, WordServe Church pledged to adopt Huggins Elementary to help fulfill our church vision of transforming communities one relationship at a time. By strategically partnering with Huggins, it allows a greater community impact and provides a rich environment for real relationship building.
WordServe Church has been blessed with several opportunities to help the Huggins community such as Habitat for Huggins, FaithFULL Kids, the Teacher Ministry and volunteering through Friends of Huggins.
“Loving Houston’s Mission is to advance community transformation by helping churches serve local schools. We inspire and equip churches to build long-term relationships with local schools so that every child, parent, and teacher can experience Jesus’ love in a tangible way.” For more information on Loving Houston, click here: Loving Houston
Based on our adoption of Huggins Elementary as mentioned above, WordServe has connected with Loving Houston as a great resource for serving local schools. Networking, prayer gatherings, sharing of ideas, training, and equipping is just some of what Loving Houston offers churches who are in a church-school partnership.