Community Care

allowing God to use us to care for and encourage those around us

Our Purpose

The Community Care Ministry believes that part of encouraging all people to pursue a lifelong, joyous relationship with Jesus Christ is allowing God to use us to care for and encourage those around us. We want to use the gifts and resources God has given us to show the love of Christ as we minister to those in need.

Our biblical commission is found in Matthew 22:37-39:  And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’  This is the great and foremost commandment.  The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

We seek to accomplish this through service to people beyond the walls of our church by partnering with ministries and organizations in the community of Frisco and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Community Care opportunities are prayerfully organized and dependent on the power of the Holy Spirit to meet the practical needs of our communities, providing encouragement and support, and advancing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all we do.

Your Next Step

Want to join us in loving God and loving our neighbors? Here are three ways to get started.

1. Contact us! We would love to help you explore how your skills and passions can be best put to work.

2. Come to Beyond These Walls at 12:15 on the second Sunday of every month to brainstorm ways we can care for our community together.

3. Look through our current opportunities below and sign up to join us.

Annual Events

Learn more about the events we organize throughout the year to help care for the community around us. To register for a current opportunity, visit our event calendar.

Change for Life

Change for life

January–February

Spare change can save lives when we partner with Real Options, a local pregnancy resource center, for our annual Change for Life project.

Widows Luncheon

Widow’s Luncheon

February

Widows in our church and community are invited to our special Valentine Luncheon for a catered lunch, music, and an encouraging message.

Go and Be Spring

March–April

During Easter season each spring, we offer multiple days and times to go and be the church in our community.

Summer lunches

Summer Lunches

May–August

We prepare, pack, and deliver 900+ lunches to underprivileged kids in our community every week all summer long!

Go and Be School Supply Drive

School Supply Drive

July–August

We collect school supplies for approximately 900 children in Frisco, Little Elm, and South Dallas.

Clothe A Child

Clothe A Child

September–October

6:00 AM – 8:00 AM Saturday, October 19, 2019, we partner with Clothe a Child to provide clothing for more than 3,000 local children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Sign up here!

Thanks For Giving

Thanks for Giving

November

Our church family comes together every year to help provide local families with a special Thanksgiving meal package.

Comfort and Joy

Comfort and Joy

December

Each Christmas, we create gift bags for the homeless and distribute them in South Dallas.

Ongoing Opportunities

Beyond these walls

Beyond these walls

Beyond these Walls

Join us the second Sunday of each month at 12:15 in A104 to brainstorm ways we can care for our community.

Homeless in South Dallas

Homeless in South Dallas

Cornerstone

Serve the homeless at a clothing and shower complex in South Dallas, or donate clothes for those in need.

 

C-kids

C-kids

C-Kids

Give kids in South Dallas a safe place to experience Christ’s love at our Saturday morning Bible club.

 

Kids Beach Club

Kids Beach Club

Kids Beach Club

Bring the Good News into local elementary schools as a volunteer for one of our weekly Bible clubs.

 

Career Transition Workshop

Career Transition Workshop

Career Transition Workshop

Learn from our panel of experts in this one-day workshop focused on key strategies to propel your job search.

 

Frisco Connect

Frisco Connect

Frisco Connect

Network and build skills for your job search on the first and third Tuesdays of every month.

 

Our Partners

Christian Community Action

For more than 40 years, Christian Community Action (CCA) has been healing, feeding, and educating families in need throughout Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Wise counties. Headquartered in Lewisville, CCA is one of the largest private nonprofits in North Texas, providing more than 10,000 individual services each year. Through careful case management, CCA’s holistic approach from rescue to transition helps families in need achieve self-sufficiency by offering a “hand-up” instead of a hand-out.

 

Clothe a Child

Clothe a Child partners with area churches, organizations, individuals, and businesses in our community to serve the new clothing needs of economically disadvantaged Kindergarten through eighth grade school children in Frisco, Little Elm, Prosper & Celina ISDs. All communities have children in need of new clothes.  Unfortunately, not all families have the means to provide the basic clothing items they need for school–shoes, shirts, jackets, jeans, underwear, etc. As Christ followers in the community, we feel the call to help.

 

Cornerstone Baptist Church

Under the leadership of Pastor Chris Simmons, Cornerstone Baptist Church started the Cornerstone Community Development Corp., Inc. with the mission of bringing about community development and revitalization in one of the most blighted areas of South Dallas. Cornerstone has acquired a number of properties in the South Dallas community that were once community nuisances and transitioned them into facilities that currently contribute to the growth and development of local residents. Among these are a former liquor store that is now the Cornerstone Kitchen, abandoned crack house that his now the Philemon House for the formerly incarcerated, a rundown apartment complex that is now the Cornerstone Care Center providing a number of outreach ministries in the community.  In partnership with the City of Dallas, the development corporation has purchased a number of abandoned vacant so that new affordable homes can be built for the community.

 

The Coventry Reserve

The Coventry Reserve is a distinctive day program for adults with special needs that offers life enrichment opportunities, creative activities and therapeutic programs. Through this program, participants enjoy a full, active, and productive day. They are engaged in discovering and learning intellectually, mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually in a positive and encouraging environment. Coventry establishes a foundation for each participant to accept themselves as valuable individuals, encourages personal growth, and helps participants discover how to be their best and how they can contribute, share, and engage in the world around them.

 

Frisco Family Services Center

Frisco Family Services exists to help members of local communities who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency. In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, FFS assisted more than 3,490 individuals, provided more than $1.24 million in annual program support, provided more than 474,600 meals, issued $27,720 in vouchers for clothing and household goods at Frisco Resale, offered adult life skills classes to over 475 individuals, helped over 300 children with back to school clothing, shoes and supplies, distributed 328 Thanksgiving Meal Boxes to families, provided more than 900 children, parents and seniors with holiday gifts, and distributed more than meals to children at the Summer Lunch Program. These  impressive accomplishments could not be achieved without the support of donors and volunteers.

 

Frisco FastPacs

The mission of Frisco Fastpacs is to ensure that no child in Frisco has to endure hunger when school is not in session. Every week throughout the school year, Frisco Fastpacs delivers individual pre-packed bags to FISD schools that include enough food for seven meals for each qualifying child to eat over the weekend at home. Along with donations, Frisco Fastpacs is always looking for volunteers who have a servant’s heart and who want to impact and make a difference in the community.

 

Operation Christmas Child

After sharing the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus said “Go and do likewise.” That is the mission of Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse—to follow the example of Christ by helping those in need and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel. Every Christmas, OCC invites individuals and churches to pack shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, and other small gifts for children in need around the world.

 

Real Options for Women

Real Options for Women is a pregnancy resource center that has been serving Collin County and North Dallas for over 25 years. With the goal of empowering women to make informed choices when facing an unplanned pregnancy or possible STI infection, Real Options for Women offers free and confidential pregnancy testing, sonograms, pregnancy options information, community resources, and STI screenings.

 

The Samaritan Inn

The Samaritan Inn is a comprehensive homeless program that helps willing people gain dignity and independence. Located in McKinney, The Samaritan Inn offers shelter and teaches self-sufficiency and life skills to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. On a typical night, approximately 160 people sleep at the Inn, of which 60 are children. All services and support are provided free of charge through funding made from donations by churches, service groups, organizations, corporations, and individuals like you.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer Senn

Ministry Coordinator

summers@stonebriar.org

469-252-5378

 

If you have any questions about Community Care or want help deciding where to start, reach out to Summer.