GLOBAL + LOCAL = GLOCALAt Northwood, we believe a large part of stepping into God’s story for your life is serving within your domain or your areas of influence. In other words, we want to equip you to live and love like Jesus in every context and season of life. We have opportunities at Northwood for you to do this locally and globally. What are your gifts? Where do you work? What are you passionate about? These are all questions that are a part of the Glocal impact conversation. God has created all of us with unique jobs, skills, and passions – we want to help find the place where you can make a difference in the world around you. Learn more about our current opportunities below:
Northwood partners with Academy 4 to mentor 4th graders in leadership at Watauga Elementary School for the school year of 2022-2023. Once a month, for 90 minutes, our mentors serve together on a Friday afternoon during the school day. The one-on-one mentoring focuses on leadership while building a positive relationship with a caring adult. In addition, the 4th graders attend two spark clubs each month that expand their horizons. This is a great opportunity for every NW member to use your passions and skills to serve others and advance God’s kingdom. Please click on the following link to sign up to be a mentor. Make sure you choose “Birdville ISD” and then “Watauga Elementary School”. https://academy4.org/mentor-sign-up
Amira’s House is a home in Keller dedicated to supporting women through an unplanned pregnancy. They offer comprehensive and faith-based programming and a safe place to stay as these women transition into their life as a new mom. As volunteers, we serve in the “House Mom” role, which includes everything from bringing a meal and holding a baby to organizing a closet and watering the plants. There are weekly opportunities to serve, both day and evening. Shifts last two hours, and you only need to commit to times you are available. If you have a heart for women in this season of life, please register at the link below. Paige Langford will reach out to you and coordinate a time to plan your next step! https://northwoodchurchdfw.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/947628
Northwood Church currently serves Haltom High School and Watauga Middle School in partnership with Birdville ISD’s A.S.P.I.R.E. program. We facilitate leadership lessons with discussion, games, and activities to provide enrichment experiences for students. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Pastor Isai for more information and you can start the application process. email@example.com Fall semester begins the week of September 6 and ends the week of November 15. We serve on Thursday at 3:45-5pm at Watauga Middle School. At Haltom High School we serve Tuesdays 2:50-4pm.
The Community Enrichment Center (CEC) is a non-profit committed to assisting and empowering victims of family violence, homeless and low-income families and seniors across Tarrant County.The CEC works directly with these families and individuals to move them out of crisis and into stability through employment readiness, high school equivalency, financial coaching, counseling, safe housing, food and basic necessities. These tools and Christ-centered resources help the CEC coaching staff to restore hope and share God’s love while guiding families toward a bright future which will end their cycle of poverty and/or family violence. Northwood members have committed to come alongside this organization by volunteering and supporting in any capacity they may need. To volunteer, please contact Uyen Holdeman: firstname.lastname@example.org
God has brought the world to our doorstep! Like every city and town in the United States, our community is experiencing an influx of people from all around the world. Many of these folks are unable to speak or read basic English. In order to practically love these neighbors, Northwood was excited to start an ESL Ministry in 2021. Through this ministry, we will help non-native speakers practice their English conversation skills and develop friendships to support them outside the classroom. This class is open to anyone who would like to learn English as a second language, including the Skyline community, refugees, new immigrants, and more! When: Wednesday evenings from 6:15-8 pm Where: Northwood Church – The Chapel Volunteer positions: teachers, teacher assistants, and classroom assistants. No ESL experience or ability to speak Spanish, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, or other non-English languages is required! To volunteer, please click on this link to register: https://northwoodchurchdfw.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1539176 For more information, contact Alejandra Higgs at email@example.com
We currently partner with World Relief to support Afghan & Ukrainian refugees moving to our area. Join us to be the hands and feet of Jesus for these families. For more information, please contact Uyen Holdeman: firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteer To volunteer, please click on this link to register: https://northwoodchurchdfw.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1324584 All volunteers need to fill out this volunteer application with World Relief: https://worldrelief.org/north-texas/get-involved/volunteer-application/volunteer-application/ Donate If you wish to monetarily support this ministry, go to northwoodchurch.org/give/ and choose “Refugees” If you wish to donate items for these families—drop these items off on Sundays at our Donation Center located in the Glocal Café or Room 103 by the Children area.
Northwood’s Skyline Community Outreach is an outreach to a mobile home community in Haltom City. This community deals with issues such as drugs, poverty, lack of employment, immigration, language barriers, and many more. Our desire is to be the hands and feet of Christ and “Love Our Neighbors”! We will do this through different outreach opportunities, such as Summer Sports camp, weekly Youth Club during the school year, Senior Care support, English classes, neighborhood beautification projects, and quarterly Family Events. As God opens the door, we will continue to obey! Come join us as we seek to be used by God to have a positive impact on this community!
Youth ClubJoin us as we mentor kids and youth from the Skyline Mobile Home Estates community! Every Thursday night we will play games, eat snacks and have small group bible lesson & prayer time with some amazing children! We meet in the clubhouse at the Skyline Mobile Home Estates each Thursday from 6:30-7:30 pm. Bring the family or your small group and serve together. Register for every week or once a month, whenever you can volunteer! Children under 14 must be accompanied by a paren. To volunteer, please click on this link to register: https://northwoodchurchdfw.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1382285
ESLWe teach English to adults from the Skyline Community on Wednesday nights from 6:15 pm – 8 pm at Northwood Church.Come join us as we build relationships with the adults from Skyline and help them to learn English. No ESL experience is required or ability to speak Spanish. To volunteer with our ESL ministry, please click on this link to register: https://northwoodchurchdfw.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1539176 For more information on any of our Skyline ministries, please send an email to email@example.com or fill out the form below.
The Unhoused Community Ministry’s mission is to provide the unhoused community with necessary support as needs arise and to share with them the gospel and bring encouragement by showing the love of Christ. Our ministry meets at the church’s “Shed”, the first Saturday of each month to organize, sort, and make care packages. Immediately after, we distribute those care packages for the community near True Worth Place Shelter, 1513 E Presidio St, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Time varies depending on the weather (you can check our calendar or Facebook page for updates). Upcoming serving dates:
- March 4
- Apr 1
- May 6
Ways to Serve:Volunteer If you would like to serve and/or if you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Donate If you wish to monetarily support this ministry, go to northwoodchurch.org/give/ and choose “Local Missions.” If you wish to donate items for care packages—drop these items off on Sundays at our Donation Center located in the Glocal Café or send an email to email@example.com Here is an ongoing list of needed items for care packages:
- Dial Bar Soap (white)
- Shampoo (Travel size)
- Conditioner (Travel Size)
- Bottled Water
- Energy or cereal bars (peanut/tree-nut free)
- Ziplock bags (gallon)
- We also always welcome items such as jackets (all sizes) and warm socks.
Northwood has partnered with Watauga Elementary, a Title 1 school in Watauga for the last few years. We have come alongside their teachers and staff and asked the question, “How can we serve you?” This has manifested in a multitude of ways – from partnering with Academy 4 to mentor the 4th graders (see Academy 4 on our missions page for more details), helping teachers with classroom projects to hosting an annual Fall Festival. We are excited to come alongside to serve the school, the students and their families. Upcoming service opportunities:
Fall Festival 2023Date: TBD, 11 AM to 1 PM (Plus time before to set up and after to clean up) Help man games and activities for the kids and their families. Help prepare and serve lunch. Registration will be open in September. For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the interest form below.
We feel it is important for our members to take their faith outside our church walls and to make an impact for Jesus Christ not only in our community but around the world. God has called Northwood to serve the country of Vietnam for over 25 years! Northwood members have been serving communities in Northern Vietnam since 1995. Every year, Northwood sends 5- 10 teams to Vietnam, impacting multiple areas/domains in each of the communities we serve. Join us to participate in what God is doing around the world!