In Our Neighborhood
As we go is the way our church family takes part in touching our community. As we go about our daily lives at work, at school, on our block, and in our church, we desire to make a real difference - one person at a time -- by providing help to people right where they are.
First Baptist Carrollton is a hands-on church when it comes to helping others. Whether it is through medical screenings offered during the year, supplying backpacks and school supplies to our neighboring students, or just being there for a family in a time of need, our church participates on the field rather than the sidelines.
I hope you will become familar with the many opportunites to be involved through our church, right here in Carrollton and Farmers Branch, to meet a need and change a life. I'd love to help you find a place to serve!
If you would like to make a financial donation to any of our community outreach projects, please click the button below and select "Benevolence" or "Friendship House" from the drop down. All donations are tax deductible.
Bus Outreach Ministry
The Bus Outreach Ministry provides transportation, every Sunday morning, to children in our community. Our volunteers get up early each week to give rides to kids who need a way to get to church. Pick-up is usually around 8:30 am. Once at church, we have a special, high-energy worship service for our elementary students and our middle school and high school students partcipate in our church-wide worship service. After worship, we offer age appropriate Bible Fellowship classes for everyone. Once Bible Fellowship is over, all of the children get back on their bus and are returned home around 12:30 pm. Volunteers are always needed to drive a bus or work as a driver's assistant.
The Friendship House
Located on our church campus, The Friendship House provides food, clothing, and small household items to people needing assitance. We are open to serve the *community on Wednesdays from 10 am-12 pm and from 5-7 pm. During the summer months, we are open from 10 am-12 pm and closed in the evenings. If you are in need of assistance, please bring a photo ID and proof of residence. You can also help by volunteering at The Friendship House, donating clothing and household items, or by making a financial donation. Clothing donations can be dropped off daily from 7 am-7 pm. Our desire is to give away items we ourselves would wear or use. The majority of our food items are purchased through the North Texas Food Bank, using the monetary donations we receive.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact The Friendship House or call 972-512-3838.
*Food assistance is available for the following zip codes: 75001, 75006, 75007, 75008, 75010, 75019, 75244, and 75287. Clothing assistance is available for the following zip codes: 75001, 75006, 75007, 75008, 75010, 75019, 75234, 75244, and 75287.
Good News Clubs
Once a week at local elementary schools, our Good News Clubs meet to teach Bible stories, memory verses, and songs to girls and boys of all ages. We have over 300 children meeting in clubs at several Carrollton-Farmers Branch and Lewisville ISD schools and we are growing each week! Volunteers are always needed to help in one of these clubs. Most clubs meet once a week for one hour immediately after the school day is over. Good News Clubs do not meet during the summer months.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
On Wednesdays, during the school year, we offer conversational English classes from 6-7:30 pm in House C. Free child-care is available for parents participating in an ESL class. Volunteers do not need to know Spanish in order to teach or help lead a class.
For more information about any of our weekly volunteer opportunities, contact our Outreach Office or call 972-512-3832.