"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments."Mission outside of our walls begins and ends with love. God loves us and calls us to love others and we embody this in a ministry of service. Service to others and service to God’s kingdom.
- Backpack Buddies
Backpack Buddies provides an opportunity for you to provide a backpack full of school supplies to a student in need in the Temple Independent School District. You may choose to shop for the backpack and supplies yourself or make a monetary donation. We also have bookmarks available that you may use to pray for the students during the school year. Every summer we participate in this local outreach program with our partner Churches Touching Lives for Christ.
- Lunch Buddies
Lunch Buddies is a mentorship program for 3rd through 5th graders. As a volunteer you will sit with 2 to 3 students for an hour every two weeks. Many of these students do not have a stable home life or role model, so we as disciples have an opportunity to live into new relationships for the sake of the Gospel. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact the church office at 254.773.1657 or Sally at email@example.com. You will have to complete a background check for Temple ISD which is very simple and take the Episcopal Church's Safeguarding God's Children training.
- Feed My Sheep
Every Third Wednesday at 9:30-11:00 am and the Tuesday prior at 5:15 pm in the church kitchen.Christ Church participates in a community wide effort to feed the hungry in our community. We prepare 240+ sandwiches for Temple’s Feed My Sheep ministry. We gather Tuesday to prepare the lunch bags and Wednesday to make sandwiches and deliver the meals to Feed My Sheep. The doors open there at 11:30 and clients are served until 12:30. All are welcome to help - no prior experience necessary.
- Reading Buddies
Jefferson Elementary School (W. Zenith & N. 3rd St, Temple)Reading Buddies are volunteers who commit to one hour a week through a public school semester to read to students. The program is aimed at kindergarten and first grade students who are below grade level and can use some practice reading. Volunteers will need to apply.