As followers of Jesus, we desire to be intentional about loving our neighbors and blessing the city in the context of relationships. Our church family is blessed to enjoy a variety of partnerships with other churches, schools, organizations, and our city government and leadership that continues to make a difference in our community and world. We call these collaborative efforts "Strategic Mission Partnerships." Additionally, we find ourselves on mission through short term trips that go to other places in our nation and around the globe to demonstrate and share the love of Jesus. Wherever we go, we desire to see the Kingdom of God bloom "on earth as it is in heaven." Get connected today and find out how you can begin to live in community and on mission with the Arapaho Road family.
- David Rogers, Dmin.
Buckner International is dedicated to the transformation and restoration of the lives we serve, delivering redemptive ministry to the most vulnerable from the beginning to the ending of life. For more information and to learn how you can be a part of this partnership, contact David Rogers.
childrenshungerfund.org – Highlights from Serve Together Sunday
Partnering with Children’s Hunger Fund allows our church to serve our local community and children around the world with gospel-centered mercy ministry. We’re already planning to host our second annual Serve Together Sunday, May 21, 2017, participating in Project Food Pak. We will set aside this morning to pack boxes with non-perishable food (costing about $20) and include a $5 donation to cover the cost of transportation. Children’s Hunger Fund will pick up the boxes from our campus and distribute them throughout our region. Families can learn to serve the needy together. For more information and to learn how you can be a part of this partnership, contact David Rogers.
Heart for the Fatherless is a ministry and resource center for foster and adoptive families to obtain the necessary resources to care for children in the foster care system and adoption process. For more information and to find out how you can be a part of this partnership, contact Luana Araujo.
The International Mission Board partners with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God. For more information and to learn how you can be a part of this partnership, contact David Rogers.
International Student Partnerships seeks to partner families in the church with an international student in the area to make them feel more welcome when coming to America. For more information and to find out how you can be a part of this partnership, contact Mishele Perry.
Lionheart Children’s Academy provides early childcare and kindergarten readiness for ages 6 weeks through 5 years as well as excellent, fun before and after school care for school-aged children through age 12. With Five Lionheart Distinctives: Education, Nurturing the Whole Child, Parent Partnership, Staff Quality and FUN!, LCA combines excellent academic and faith-based education for families year round, Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. For more information and to learn how you can be a part of this partnership, contact Tama Bankhead.
Arapaho Road partners with students who are in college, university, or seminary who have a call to serve in vocational ministry. Arapaho Road provides the student with valuable experience in ministry while contributing a financial stipend to the student’s education. For more information, contact David Rogers.
The North American Mission Board exists to work with churches, associations, and state conventions in mobilizing Southern Baptists as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism and church planting. For more information and to learn how you can be a part of this partnership, contact David Rogers.
The mission of Texans Can Academies is to provide the highest quality education for all students, especially those who have struggled in a traditional high school setting, in order to ensure their economic independence. For more information and to learn how you can be a part of this partnership, contact David Rogers.
Dates: the months of July and August
Description: Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls provides new shoes and socks to orphans and vulnerable children in the United States and throughout the world. When we donate new shoes through our annual shoe drive, they will be received by one of the world’s most vulnerable children through the relationships Buckner has around the globe. And while Shoes for Orphan Souls serves children all over the world, 30 percent of our shoes stay in the United States, offering hope to children in communities just like yours. Since 1999, Buckner has distributed more than 3 million pairs of new shoes and socks to children in 82 countries.
Date: Sunday after Mother’s Day
Description: We believe that families who serve together grow strong together. The Sunday after Mother’s Day has become the day when the entire church family and collaborative partnerships from the community Serve Together. Children’s Hunger Fund leads the service opportunity by facilitating thousands of pounds of food that the church and friends then assemble into Food Paks for hungry children and families in our community and beyond.
Dates: the months of October and November
Description: The church’s partnership with Hickman Elementary School has allowed us to provide coats for elementary school aged children who need some additional help in staying warm. Through our relationship with the school guidance counselor, we are able to purchase the coats, deliver them to the school, and allow the guidance counselor to distribute them to the appropriate children while keeping their dignity intact.
Contact: Susan Ward
Dates: the month of October
Description: Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
Contact: Evelyn Cates
Date: the Saturday before Thanksgiving
Description: The Saturday before Thanksgiving volunteers from the church provide and serve a Thanksgiving meal to the international students enrolled at the International Leadership of Texas Charter School across the street from the church. This is a way to help our friends from across the seas understand a part of our American culture while blessing them with a good meal and great relationship building opportunities.