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Local Missions

Local Missions

Local Missions

FPC San Antonio partners with a variety of local mission partners around the city. These partners focus on showing the love of Christ in a myriad of ways; providing food, shelter, and assistance to low-income or homeless individuals and families, assisting with building life-skills and care, building mentorships, planting church families, evangelism, and education.

To find out how you can serve one of our local mission partners, contact Mitchell Moore (210-271-2726) or Lindsay Selli (210-271-2758)

Loaves and Fishes


Loaves and Fishes is our monthly opportunity to welcome our under-resourced neighbors for lunch where they will be fed physically and spiritually. We meet in the Student Center on the third Saturday of each month from 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Setup and orientation begins at 8:30 AM, doors open for guests at 10:30 AM, and serving begins at 11:00 AM. All are welcome. We begin with orientation and then participate in Loaves and Fishes. We have teams for set up, serving, showers, and clean up and we hope all participants will join our guests for a meal around a table. We build relationships through conversation and prayer.

Upcoming Fall dates for Loaves and Fishes are:
October 19
November 16
December 21

In addition to our monthly feeding ministry, there are opportunities to serve weekly at our Monday Night Bible Study. Monday evenings Pastor Jackson hosts a Bible Study for our homeless and under-resourced neighbors from 6-7. We have had multiple men come to trust Christ as Lord and Savior and have had several enter into long term, transitional housing with FBI (Faith Based Institute) House of Discipleship!! We hope our FPC family can participate in the Lord’s work on Monday evenings through set up, sitting at a table, or helping clean up. Interested in participating?

Please contact Lindsay Selli with questions and when you would like to serve.

Chrysalis Ministries


(formerly Bexar County Detention Ministries)
www.bcdm.org / 210-299-4540
Chrysalis Ministries (formerly Bexar County Detention Ministries) provides religious services, support groups, and/or educational classes in 10 adult and juvenile detention and treatment facilities in the San Antonio Metropolitan and Karnes City areas. The Family Renewal Center, located at 503 San Pedro, serves as the outreach center and administrative offices. A wide variety of religious and social services are provided at the Family Renewal Center to those formerly incarcerated in any detention or treatment facility. These same services are also provided to the family members of those incarcerated, or formerly incarcerated. Chrysalis Ministries is currently seeking volunteers to help around the office, provide child care, assist with special events, and people who can serve as spiritual volunteers at Laurel Ridge Treatment Center.

Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM)


www.christianassistanceministry.org / 210-223-6648
The mission of Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) is to share the love of Christ by providing immediate assistance and encouragement to people in crisis. CAM offers temporary assistance to individuals and families in crisis situations, alleviating the duplication of services by banding together to form one centrally located social service agency. CAM is currently seeking volunteers to greet clients, answer the phone, help clients to fill out forms, sort and organize clothing donations, and to work in the food pantry.

Habitat for Humanity


www.habitatsa.org / 210-223-5203
Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, Inc. (HFHSA) is an ecumenical Christian non-profit housing organization working in partnership with God’s people in need to build simple, decent and affordable houses without interest or profit, thereby witnessing God’s love in action. HFHSA works with very low-income families whose total income is generally 25% – 60% of the area median income. Families are accepted to the Habitat program based on their need, ability to pay a 0% interest mortgage, and their willingness to partner. Applicants must be residents of Bexar County. Families spend a minimum of 300 hours investing in “sweat equity” where they support and help build their own house and that of their neighbors. We support Habitat for Humanity through several methods: Project 240, Presbyterian Cluster Build Days, Holy Smoke Fundraiser, attending house blessings, and through financial donations. Habitat for Humanity is currently seeking volunteers who can help build homes or bring lunches to the volunteers at the construction site.

Haven for Hope


www.havenforhope.org / 210-220-2100
Haven for Hope is a place of hope and new beginnings for people in Bexar County experiencing homelessness. It is made up of two major programs: Prospects Courtyard and the Transformational Campus. Both are on the Haven for Hope property and require a visit to the Intake Department to get started. Prospects Courtyard is a low-barrier safe sleeping program that offers shelter and basic needs. The Transformational Campus is a center that offers services and shelter with an emphasis toward addressing the root causes of homelessness. Haven for Hope is currently seeking volunteers who can work to help with the spiritual needs of the shelter guests by leading worship or devotional times.

House of Neighborly Service (HNS)


www.hnstoday.org / 210-434-2301
The House of Neighborly Service (HNS) is a multi-service, nonprofit organization that serves the west side of San Antonio, primarily the 78207, 78228, and 78237 zip code areas. It was founded by Presbyterian missionaries in 1917, and has provided services to people in need for over ninety years. HNS’ mission is to join with neighbors in Christian love and service to enhance the quality of life in the community. Services include early childhood intervention programs, child care, parenting education, healthcare evaluations, outreach programs to senior citizens, food distribution programs including an emergency food pantry, and collaborative programs partnering neighborhood residents with volunteers from various other areas of San Antonio. HNS is currently seeking volunteers to assist with the thrift store, help with maintenance, do general carpentry, serve food to seniors in need, and keep the landscaping beautiful.

Life Skills for Living


(Formerly Anger Management Skills)
www.lifeskillsforliving.org / 210-804-0085
Life Skills for Living, provides education and seminars to public/private businesses and corporations, city and county public utilities, schools, civic and church groups. This San Antonio-based service organization also provides one-on-one training, small group sessions, weekend encounter groups and family intervention, and certification for faith-based anger management facilitators around Texas and the world.

Mission Road Ministries (MRM)


www.missionroadministries.org / 210-924-9265
Mission Road Ministries is a non-profit organization serving more than 825 children & adults with intellectual & other developmental disabilities each day with residential, day services & vocational programs in San Antonio, Texas helping clients reach independence, productivity & inclusion in the community. Mission Road is currently seeking volunteers who can help with facility needs, such as painting, gardening, repair work, and hanging Christmas lights. Mission Road also seeks volunteers who can come to campus and enjoy getting to know residents while going on walks, playing sports, doing arts and crafts, etc.

MorningSide Ministries


www.mmliving.org / 210-734-1000
Morningside Ministries, located in San Antonio, Texas is the area’s oldest and largest not-for-profit, faith-based organization providing a full continuum of care to older adults in three retirement communities. Housing and services available at Morningside Ministries include independent living apartments and cottages, residences for individuals needing assistance with daily activities, memory care, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. Morningside Ministries is currently seeking volunteers who can help with visiting residents, singing, playing games, crafts, decorating, making popcorn, manicures, celebrating birthdays, reading stories, sewing, movies, bingo, working in the gift shop, and assisting with office work.

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services (PCHAS)


www.pchas.org / 210-558-4770
Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) provides a variety of Christ-centered services to children in need and their families, including children age birth to 17 who have suffered from neglect, abuse and abandonment, or children whose families are experiencing some type of crisis, such as the death of a parent, divorce, illness, violence, homelessness, parental drug/alcohol abuse and other issues that threaten family stability. The main programs through which PCHAS provides services are: group homes, foster care, adoption services, child and family outreach, single-parent family support and education programs.

San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic, INC. (SACDC)


www.sachristiandental.org / 210-220-2300
The mission of the San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic is to provide charitable dental care to indigent persons in keeping with Christian Ministry. Dental services provided by SACDC include exams, X-rays, general dentistry, oral health education, cleanings, fillings, extractions, and prosthetics including dentures, bridges, and partials. SACDC is currently seeking volunteers who are experienced dentists, hygienists, RDA’s, lab technicians, volunteers who can help with appointment setting and office work, or volunteers who can help with graphic design, planning special events, social media, and business outreach.

San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries (SAMM)


www.samm.org / 210-979-6188
SAMMinistries is an interfaith ministry whose mission is to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless attain self-sufficiency by offering, with dignity and compassion, shelter, housing, and services. SAMMinistries also provides volunteers opportunities to be renewed and fulfilled as they serve. Programs and services offered by SAMM are designed to provide homeless guests with the basic tools necessary to return to the path of self-sufficiency. SAMMinistries receives over 500 calls PER WEEK and is in need of help to answer the phone. SAMM is also currently seeking volunteers to help with babysitting, tutoring, mentoring, planning the Street2Feet race event, cleaning, painting, gardening, and hosting worship or Bible Studies.

Servant Partners


www.servantpartners.org / 626-398-1010
Servant Partners sends, equips, and trains those who want to share their lives with the urban poor and see urban slums transformed. Servant Partners desires to work alongside the urban poor to find Christian based strategies to help serve those in need, partnering with indigenous leaders to serve the poor in transformative change. Servant Partners is currently seeking volunteers to help with building relationships and planning neighborhood special events.

Seton Home


www.setonhomesa.org / 210-533-3504
Seton Home is a residential facility that provides housing and supportive services for homeless, abused, pregnant and/or parenting teens and their children. Although Seton Home is not an emergency shelter, services are sometimes provided to teens that are homeless and without resources. Located in San Antonio, Texas, Seton Home operates on eight acres of gated property in a park-like setting including a playground for children of the residents, landscaped gardens, and an indoor-outdoor chapel. Seton Home is currently seeking volunteers to help with hosting baby showers, maintaining the beautiful landscaping, providing childcare, celebrating birthdays, handyman repairs, and helping in the office.

South Texas Alliance for Orphans (STAFO)


alliance4orphans.org / 210-216-6223
The Alliance was created to fill the huge gap between the Biblical mandate to care for orphans and the state and local organizations that govern the foster/adopt process. They strive to impact the full foster care continuum from crisis pregnancy to aging out youth through prevention (slowing the flow of children needing to enter foster care through mentorships, meeting tangible needs and wrapping around birth families), capacity (raising up “more than enough” Christian families, mentors and advocates for the children) and support (ensuring longevity for families that say “Yes” by wrapping a trained, trauma informed community around them). They work with churches to equip and encourage them in their foster/adopt ministries. Caring for children and families in the foster system and beyond solves root issues and positively impacts all social service areas including welfare, prison population, homelessness, teen pregnancy, domestic violence, and mental illness. The Alliance was founded on the strong knowledge that the orphan/foster crisis is solvable and they want God to get the glory through what His church does. The church, in turn, gets to show the children their identity in Christ.



http://www.younglife.org/ForEveryKid/YoungLives/Pages/default.aspx / 210-271-2724
YoungLives is a ministry of Young Life especially for teen moms and their babies. Through traditional Young Life activities like club, camp and Campaigners, YoungLives mentors come alongside young women in a way we believe Jesus would do: with compassion, support and hope. Treating each mom and her child or children with unconditional love and respect, YoungLives offers teen moms relief from the isolation and struggle of their daily lives and hope for the future. YoungLives meets on Tuesdays each week at FPC, in the downstairs kitchen at 3pm.  We welcome volunteers to come weekly to love and play with the children of the teenagers, as well as others that are willing to serve as friends and mentors of the parenting teens.

SA Heals  – Serve in Washington Elementary School Neighborhood

SA Heals is a ministry on the East Side of San Antonio which works with families and children in the neighborhood around Washington Elementary School. There are several opportunities to serve with the children, just minutes away from FPC, through their Reading Buddies Program, volunteering as a Lunch Buddy, and more. Please contact Lindsay Selli (lindsays@fpcsat.org) for more information about ways to serve and training opportunities. You can also check out their organization website at www.saheals.com.

One by One Training Event

Saturday, September 28 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | KRL
One by One is a Christ-centered, one on one, mentoring ministry to expectant and new moms in need in our city. Its mission is to mentor and educate new moms to parent well so that their children will flourish and a positive impact will be made upon the next generation against poverty, neglect and abuse. One by One’s Vision is that moms will experience God’s love in these mentoring relationships and that they and their families will come to saving faith in Christ.

If you are interested in learning more or becoming a part of this transformational ministry, there will be a One by One Training Event at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 28. Contact annescates@gmail.com for more information.

Register for the One by One Training Event

Babysitting Collaborative (Foster Care Babysitting Certification)

Saturday, October 5 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Westminster Hall
You can be an integral part of keeping children in foster care in a secure and loving home. By giving their foster parents the breaks they need, they’ll be able to refresh, refocus, and re-enter the mission field of loving our city’s most vulnerable kids. Certification that used to take weeks can now be completed in just one day! We have even partnered with local companies for free and discounted services.

Register Today – spots are limited and we will likely sell out!

* You must be 18 years of age to complete this training.
* Total out-of-pocket costs for certification will be approx. $90 ($45 FBI fingerprinting, $30 CPR, and $15 event registration).
* Thanks to a generous grant from the Gage Foundation, FREE CPR/First Aid for the first 50 people to register!

Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes is our monthly opportunity to welcome our under-resourced neighbors for lunch where they will be fed physically and spiritually. We meet in the Student Center on each month. From 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM, we begin with orientation and then participate in Loaves and Fishes. We have teams for set up, serving, showers, and clean up and we hope all participants will join our guests for a meal around a table. We build relationships through conversation and prayer.

Monday Night Bible Study

In addition to our monthly feeding ministry, there are opportunities to serve weekly at our Monday Night Bible Study. Monday evenings Pastor Jackson hosts a Bible Study for our homeless and under-resourced neighbors from 6-7. After our first three evenings we have had multiple men come to trust Christ as Lord and Savior! And have had two enter into long term, transitional housing with FBI (Faith Based Institute)!! We hope our FPC family can participate in the Lord’s work on Monday evenings through set up, sitting at a table, or helping clean up. Interested in participating?

Please contact Lindsay Selli with questions and when you would like to serve.

(KRL) | Kingdom Restoration ColLaborative

The Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL) at FPC helps meet the needs of our under-resourced neighbors in their journey to becoming self-sufficient. The KRL is a collaboration of various prominent mission-focused ministries, including the San Antonio Christian Hope Resource Center, Christian Assistance Ministries, Any Women Can, and Church in the Streets/Faith Based Institute, and is also in collaboration with the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), Ignite, Haven for Hope/Next Right Step, and the SAPD Hope Team.

You Can Make A Difference!

Donate: current needs – pop-top canned meats (tuna, chicken, Vienna sausages, etc.) and socks
Make Care Packages:  this is a great class or group project (gallon ziplock bags with a water, a gatorade/juice drink, package crackers/cookies, granola bar, fruit snacks, and a pop-top canned protein)
Volunteer: email lindsays@fpcsat.org

Amazon Wishlist

Donation needs and items for Care Packages can be purchased from our Amazon wish list created by our partner, Christian Hope Resource Center (CHRC.) The items are then delivered directly to the KRL.

Thank you so much for your help in this endeavor to serve even more of our San Antonio community! For further information please contact Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org.