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.
Featured Missional Effort
SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN
Supply Drive drop-off dates: July 24, 31 and August 7.
Donations can be dropped off before Sunday services at the main entrances of the Home For Hope - Just look for the bins.
Each year we find different ways to bless local schools, and honor the committed efforts of their staff, faculty, students, and families.
Smart Start School Supply Drive is a way we can serve hundreds of kids that need a little extra help. All of our donations go directly to the schools and community organizers so they can best access and address the needs.
We work with Mobile Loaves & Fishes to provide food and clothing for the homeless and poor throughout Austin.
MLF Community First! Village
In partnership with Mobile Loaves and Fishes, this self-sustaining community opened APR 2 to permanently house homeless people from the streets of Austin.
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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.
We have opportunities for individuals to train with the Austin Disaster Relief Network to qualify as first-response volunteers.
Due to the generosity of some individuals from Riverbend and from NACC a home for women has been recently purchased.
Global serving opportunities
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.