Mission at Irving Bible Church
March 2019

Spotlighting Literacy

Did you know that children who do not read on level by the end of 3rd grade have only a 1 in 8 chance of ever catching up and are 4 times more likely to drop out of school? In our partner school, Townsell Elementary, on average only 1 in 3 kids pass their reading literacy standardized assessments. Because of these realities, this quarter, we are focusing on literacy. Check out opportunities below to see how you can respond.
Serve With Us

Reading buddies meet with a child once a week to read a book while forming a relationship that can last a life-time. By investing half an hour a week, you can change the trajectory of a child.
Serve as a Reading Buddy
Go With Us

This August, we have an amazing opportunity to partner with Home of Hope by working with the staff to host children's programming. Would you consider going with us to Lebanon at the beginning of August? If you’re interested, we will be hosting an informational on Sunday, April 7th at 12:30 in Haven E.
Go to Lebanon
Partnering with El Paso

In February, the government reached out to local churches to respond to the need of asylees at the border. One of those churches, Caminos de Vida, said yes and has been housing asylees for the past month. As a church, we have been supporting this work with resources and teams. If you would like to give, we will be collecting new or gently used duffle bags as well as reusable water bottles. Over the coming months, we are also looking to send teams of IBCers to help relieve the Caminos de Vida staff.
More Info: Email Us

Local Spotlight

SchoolWorks strives to make a lasting difference in our community by serving children, teachers, and families of local schools by meeting their needs in practical ways. SchoolWorks pairs at-risk youth with mentors through our lunch buddies and reading buddies program, working with teachers, and providing college scholarships. 

Global Spotlight

Home of Hope is a ministry that serves the abused, abandoned, and orphaned children in Lebanon. It is the only non-profit that houses, cares for, and educates non-Lebanese children within Beirut, predominantly working with Syrian refugee children. 

Other Opportunities This Quarter

Mar 29 - 30; Apr 5 - 6

Serve with home repairs for our neighbors in need. Contact Glen for more info on how you can serve with the IBC team.

April 4 

Volunteer in various capacities for ALARM's annual gala.

Mar 31- April 6 

Serve homeless families by providing a meal, providing transportation, or being an overnight host during our Family Promise Host Week. Contact Becky for more info.

Ongoing Opportunities

Serve our low-income neighbors.

Collect dryer sheets and powdered laundry soap for Laundry Love.  Bring your items to the large box in the west wing hallway or contact Carita.

Serve those needing legal advice.

Whether you’re an attorney or you just want to help, join us as we launch a quarterly free legal aid clinic for those in need. An informational for all those interested will be hosted at 12:30PM on April 14th. Contact Lisa for more info.

As always, for more opportunities to serve or pray, check out our website

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