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Serving opportunities

Working together to make the lives of others better

Here at Riverbend Church we believe that God has blessed us so that we may be a blessing to others in our community and the world. Serving is a great way to be a blessing to others. Whether you have a few hours on Sundays, or have several days a year for a mission trip, you can make a significant impact in the lives of others through your service. 

On this page you’ll find information about:

We encourage and support our members to find ways to use their talents and abilities to serve and make other’s lives better. 

Photo by Krista Ross Photography

Photo by Krista Ross Photography


Where can I serve?

Here are a handful of ways you can get involved:

  • Kid’s / Student Ministry 
  • Ushers / Greeters 
  • Golf Cart Driver 
  • Coffee / Cafe
  • Rundberg Development 
  • El Salvador Missions
  • Mobile Loaves & Fishes
  • Office Administration 
  • Graphics / Media
  • Camera Operator 
  • Choir
  • And many more!

Ready to start serving? 

 

Unsure where to serve?

If you are unsure about how God can use you, we encourage you to attend the Discovering My Spiritual Gifts class and learn how God has uniquely wired you to be a blessing. 

More info about Discovering My Spiritual Gifts >

 

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.

Sign-up to serve in May for MLF >  
Sign-up to be trained to drive the MLF truck >
See a list of our current needs >

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. 

Watch Community First featured on CNN >
Find out more >

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.

Bastrop Community Build Sign-up >

 

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

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

Sign up for training with ADRN >

Sparrow House

Due to the generosity of some individuals from Riverbend and from NACC a home for women has been recently purchased.

More Info >

 


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

Sponsor a child at Bautista Siloe Church >
Sponsor a high school or college student >

Upcoming El Salvador trip

MEN'S MISSION TRIP TO EL SALVADOR

JUN 22-27, 2016  |  Cost: $1,500

We are planning a Men's trip to El Salvador and looking for 15 men to go. We will host the 2nd annual Men's Summit for the Salvadorian Men (60 men from Siloe Church).

Registration >