Local Opportunities

Local Opportunities

Contact Jeff Bice (jeff@bethelbible.com) for general info about any of these ministries.


Bethesda Medical Clinic

The Clinic provides medical care for low income working adults who have no access to insurance. Bethel’s Doctors, Nurses, and medical administrators join together two to three times per year to serve the community by staffing Bethesda on a Saturday morning. For more information, call the clinic at (903) 596-8353.


Child Evangelism Fellowship

Volunteer during the East Texas State Fair alongside the CEF staff as they share the Gospel with hundreds of children and their families while painting faces. Volunteers can also help with the Good News Clubs, which take place at local public schools each week. For more information, contact Rebecca Sorge at (903) 526-7813.


Living Alternatives

Living Alternatives offers friendship, constructive answers, and support to those facing the difficult choices surrounding unplanned pregnancy. Life Groups, families, and individuals join together to serve in many different areas:
Fatherheart Maternity Home – Quarterly workdays where families, groups, and individuals can help with all kinds of work projects. Email Elaine Allegretto at eallegretto@ywamtyler.org.
Building Blocks – Mentoring program for moms. Email Aimee Krol at aimeekrol@livingalternatives.org.
Pregnancy Resource Center – Offer guidance, support, and resources to women facing unwanted pregnancies. Call Doreen at (903) 592-4495.


Bill Glass Ministries – Prison Ministry

Spend some time in prison and you’ll see God moving among the inmates. Join Bethel on one of the three trips each year to a regional prison to share the Gospel, For more details, visit http://www.behindthewalls.com/about-us.


Girls Shelter

Serve a meal, spend time doing a craft, or share conversation with girls who are in a vulnerable place in life. These girls have been removed from their home situation and are awaiting placement into foster care or adoption. There are weekly opportunities to relate and connect. for more information, contact Jack Jordan at Ajorden53@gmail.com.


Salvation Army

Join a group heading to the Salvation Army monthly to serve a meal or do volunteer work with our partners in ministry. Ring the bell during Bethel Days leading up to Christmas. For more information, email Jennifer Barnes at Jennifer_Barnes@uss.salvationarmy.org.


East Texas Food Bank

More than 200 non-profit human service agencies in 26 counties in East Texas receive much of their food from the East Texas Food Bank’s warehouse in Tyler. Bethel helps several times a year with processing, sorting, and distributing food. For more information, click here.


Foster/Adoption Ministries

There are many foster and/or adoptive families in our Church, and they need our support! Opportunities to bless these families include preparing meals, and taking CPR and First Aid classes, so you can be eligible to babysit their foster children. For more information, contact Philip and Shalene Grisham at grafted@bethelbible.com.


TISD and WISD Elementary Schools

Each Bethel campus partners with a local elementary school. If you don’t have kids in school, this is a great way to get plugged into the school system and make a huge impact in the lives of children! To begin, sign up to volunteer through the school district website. For more information, contact Jeff Bice at jeff@bethelbible.com.


Refuge of Light

This ministry has a passionate commitment to rescue girls from sex trafficking and to provide them with a safe home where they can heal. There are many ways individuals and groups can partner with this ministry, including work projects, volunteering at their coffee shop, Grounds for Justice, and helping at the safehouse. For more information, email Tammy Dees at tammy@refugeoflight.org.


Azleway

Visit www.azleway.org for more information on how you can help come alongside these young men.


ISI

There are so many international students at UT Tyler, and there are several ways we can reach out to them! You can sign up to greet them at the back-to-school welcome party, invite them into your home, or start a small group. for more information, contact Emily Lindvall at (903) 253-7008.


Mentoring Alliance Boys and Girls Club East Texas (BGCET)

Visit The Mentoring Alliance for more details.
Gospel Village – This ministry focuses on one-on-one mentoring relationships between church members and children from local/partner schools.
After School Programs – Partner with BGC staff as they minister to kids at local area elementary schools. You can help with homework, games, and lead Bible Studies.
Rose City Summer Camps – Staff and volunteers focus on loving kids, having fun, and supplementing math and reading skills to prepare for the coming school year.


Young Life

Middle school and high school ministries are always in need of committed, godly couples and individuals to come alongside students and build relationships with a purpose. For more information, contact Johnny Russell at jdruss4@yahoo.com, or check out tyler.younglife.org.


Parental Care Ministry

Their primary ministry is in Uganda, but PCM has an office in East Texas and is in need of volunteers for different events throughout the year. For more information, visit www.pcmonline.org for more details, or contact Justin Hayes at justin@pcmonline.org.