Local and global missions

What is “missions” at Riverbend

At Riverbend Church, we make every effort to be a blessing to the community and world around us. One of the ways we can be a blessing is through missions. At Riverbend Church, missions is defined as serving anyone outside of the walls of our church. This can be as easy as volunteering to make sandwiches for our Homeless Outreach ministry, or as in-depth as taking a short-term trip to El Salvador.

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Local serving opportunities 

One of the goals for missions at Riverbend Church is to demonstrate God’s love by embracing, engaging, and empowering those in need throughout Austin. We work with communities all over Austin, and many of these opportunities are great for people of all ages, including children. 

HOMELESS OUTREACH

We work with Mobile Loaves & Fishes to provide food and clothing for the homeless and poor throughout Austin.

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MLF Community First! Village

Community First Village is more than just providing affordable housing. It’s about creating a community for the homeless to have their own living unit, but also to be able to earn a living by farming the land, selling the vegetables at the farmer’s market, raising hens, goats, or learning woodworking.

NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT

Helping local communities in the Rundberg neighborhood generate self-sustaining spiritual, economic, and social health. 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

We assist local communities by building and renovating houses. This is a great opportunity for anyone age 16 and older.

 

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

We have opportunities for individuals to train with the Austin Disaster Relief Network to qualify as first-response volunteers.

FEB 29  |  CERT Training

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SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN 

Each year we find different ways to bless local schools, and honor the committed efforts of their staff, faculty, students, and families.

KIDS IN MISSIONS

Little Pebbles is an effort to bring serving opportunities directly to Riverbend’s children at their developmental level.

ANGELS AFOOT

Each November the Riverbend community donates gifts to thousands of disadvantaged children in the greater Austin area.


Global serving opportunities

El Salvador

We partner with Iglesia Bautista Siloe Church (Siloe for short) in San Salvador, El Salvador. It supports and operates a Christian school for almost 300 preschool to 9th grade students in the impoverished Santa Lucia colonia. Siloe provides an education, one hot meal per day and after school care. Because the neighborhood it serves is a relatively poor area where there is little financial support for the school and church, we are committed to assisting Siloe in becoming self-sustaining spiritually, economically and socially.

SPONSORSHIP

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Upcoming El Salvador trip

Spring 2016 TRIP

Dates: APR 1–7 | Cost: $1500

If interested in joining us in the Spring for a one week trip please click the link below. Trip cost includes, flight, transportation in El Salvador, meals, and accommodations.

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