HOW WE LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS | We don't feel the need to reinvent the wheel. Instead, we partner with organizations that are already doing great work in our local neighborhoods. We encourage our people to partner with them and we also provide service opportunities throughout the year through events like Buy a Tree, Change a Life and our outreach days. Our hope is to initiate personal and family partnerships in the community that lead to consistent serving. Check out the list of partners below and then fill out the form at the bottom to begin serving!
OUR PARTNERS |
Fresh starts |
Fresh Starts exists to find REAL, LIFE CHANGING, WORKABLE, DEEP solutions for families struggling with the effects of addiction, alcoholism, poverty, incarceration, mental health issues and abuse. They believe in a Holistic Approach and that the best solutions care for the entire person, body, mind and spirit AND that the best solutions include the whole family AND build healthy relationships and create a loving and supportive Recovery Community. Their mission is to AID transformation of individuals, families and ultimately of our community. One of the consistent ways that Gateway partners with Fresh Starts is through providing meals. Visit their website to learn more and then fill out the form at the bottom of the page to get involved!
Buy a tree. Change a life. |
BUY A TREE. CHANGE A LIFE. (BATCAL) is an organization that helps children globally and locally through selling Christmas trees. Churches all over country partner with BATCAL to sell trees and spread the word of the impact that’s being made. Gateway has participated the last few years and we are excited to be patterning again this Christmas! Opportunities for service include sponsorship, spreading the word out and helping sell trees. Visit the website to learn more and then fill out the form at the bottom of the page to get involved!
Men of acts |
Made up of men from all professions, vocations, and retirees, The Men of Acts has a desire to use time and skills to minister to others in the community. The Men of Acts works on the homes of single parents, the elderly, the disabled, orphans and widows. The various kinds of work that they do includes yard work, plumbing repairs, painting, gutter cleaning, fence mending, building ramps for the handicapped, carpentry repairs, minor electrical repairs and much more. They not only repair things, but they also repair lives and minister and pray for those to whom they aid in their needs. Our men pray, listen and show the love of Jesus Chris as they work with the people in the community. Visit the group page to join the Men of Acts team!
GraceWorks Ministries, Inc. was founded in 1995, when area concerned citizens and faith leaders came together and decided Williamson County needed a central place to send people who needed help with food, clothing and financial assistance. By pooling church resources with private and public sectors, GraceWorks was able to provide more help for many needs to better serve our community, rather than duplicating efforts.
Today, GraceWorks has expanded upon these relationships to establish a referral network with other agencies to provide help for immediate needs and long-term resources. GraceWorks has four program areas that make up the acronym F.I.S.H. — family support, instructional programs, seasonal needs and hunger prevention. Visit their website to learn more about volunteer opportunities and then fill out the form at the bottom of the page to get involved!
Franktown open hearts |
Franktown Open Hearts operates based on a mission to "be Jesus" to Williamson County's inner-city youth. Their goal is to bring physical and spiritual hope to low-income youth within our community by instilling in them critical life skills. They provide academic assistance, mentoring, recreation and spiritual growth opportunities for youth ages 8-18 in the form of weekly educational and vocational classes. They meet 3 nights each week, and they supply transportation to and from their programs, as well as a hot meal each night. In addition to their regular programming of weekly courses, they provide college entrance test prep and college application assistance, which is a key service within their organization. Visit their website to learn more and sign up to volunteer or fill out the form at the bottom of the page to get involved!
The Path Project |
The Path Project partners with families, schools, churches and business to guide kids in the Franklin Estates on the Path towards graduation and knowing God’s purpose in their lives. During the school year, they operate afternoon programs that offer homework help and extra literacy lessons for kids pre-k through 9th grade. Time together also includes a Bible lesson and a snack. They meet in the Franklin Estates Clubhouse. The best way to get involved is by serving consistently in one of the after-school programs. Visit their website to learn more and then fill out the form at the bottom of the page to get involved!