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Opportunities through Bible Fellowship Opportunities for you

For more information please contact your Bible Fellowship's Missions Coordinator or the Missions Office (601-450-3079)

Opportunities through Bible Fellowship

Neighborhood Outreach

Mission: This simple strategy will equip TBC families know their neighbors better and, will help build relationships that over time will make it easier to have spiritual conversations.

What we do:

Identify Neighborhood Captains to assemble TBC members and cast vision.

Help TBC members serve as hands and feet of Jesus in their own neighborhoods by meeting practical needs for one another. Help other believing neighbor families to recognize spiritual, physical, and emotional needs in our respective neighborhoods.

Help TBC families serve as a catalyst for bringing neighbors together. We can do this by hosting a block party or other event, creating opportunities for building relationships, creating opportunities for gospel sharing with neighbors who do not walk with Jesus.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Become a Neighborhood Team Member

Contact Neighborhood Captain or Missions Office to get involved.

Who to contact: Philip Slusher: 601-450-3053

The Eagle's Nest Food Pantry

The Eagle's Nest Food Pantry provides on-campus resources for Southern Miss students and staff who are temporarily experiencing challenges accessing basic necessities, including food. The Eagle's Nest Food Pantry seeks to ensure that Southern Miss students and staff never go without food because of financial challenges.

The Eagle's Nest continuously accepts donations of non-perishable items, as well as monetary donations. Suggested items for donation include non-perishable food, hygiene items, and school supplies.

Volunteer: Food Collection

Operation Christmas Child

From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. Year-round volunteers support these efforts across the country.

Volunteer: Pack a Shoebox

Shoeboxes are usually collected in Mid-November

Hope Clinic

Mission: Our hope is that individuals are empowered to choose life– life for the unborn baby; abundant life by making healthy lifestyle decisions, and eternal life by accepting a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

What we do: Hope Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides lab quality pregnancy testing (at no cost to our patients), ultrasound, and decision making consultations for individuals facing unplanned pregnancies.

We are there to meet initial needs. In many cases, this includes confirming pregnancy and that it is viable.

Trained volunteers walk clients through a decision making guide if there is uncertainty about what they want to do. Decision making guides help individuals sort through everything they are facing, questions they have, and what matters most to them. This allows us to know what their true needs are and help find resources to start a journey of a healthy pregnancy.

As an alternative to abortion clinics in Mississippi, we give educational material and support that encourages healthy life-style choices regardless of test result.

Hope Clinic strives to meet the client where they are in their situation. Our goal is that the client finds value within themselves, that we give them accurate and up to date information, and each individual leaves with hope no matter what they are facing.

Who to contact: 601-264-2181 HopeClinicMS.com or hcfriends.com

Office Hours: Monday– Thursday 9:00-4:00

Volunteer Opportunities:

We always need volunteers, please contact us for opportunities. We have need medical personnel, care coordinators (lay counselors) receptionists/ follow up volunteer, and post abortion support/ facilitators.  You can become a monthly Hope Partner or give a one- time donation at hopeclinicms.com.  We also need the following things for our clients: Bottled Water, Stamps, Coffee, Small Individual Wrapped Saltine Crackers, Small items for female client gift bags: lipsticks, small, jewelry, small lotions, nail polish, small notepads, Devotional books (given to our clients according to their situation, please call for details), Toilet Paper, Baby items (pacifiers, bath towels, lotions, shampoo, soap, onesies, gowns, diaper rash ointments, small toys, diapers, wipes, small diaper bags)

We also have an amazon wish list and we are on Amazon Smile

You can also receive our newsletter: email us at to get registered or join our closed Face- book Group: HCFriends

Forrest County Community Work Center

The Community Work Center has about 70 inmates, and about 6-10 of them attend our Bible study each Tuesday night (it fluctuates as in- mates are released and new ones come in.)  The biggest need is for hygiene materials. They have to supply their own, and if they smell bad, they will literally be beaten up by others who don't want to smell them, so inmates who have no family have that need.  Needs: Gallon zip-lock bags, Bar soap, Body wash, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Deodorant, Stationary, Envelopes, Stamps. Also a few modern translation Bibles would be useful, so that when we get a new inmate who does not have a Bible, we could provide him a Bible.

Temple Contact: Bob Rogers 601-264-0090

Urban  Ministry

Mission: to provide an opportunity for underprivileged and under reached children to hear God’s Word and to be mentored by spiritually mature adults.

What we do: Minister to urban and inner city children.  Weekly Sunday meetings (4:00-5:00 at Temple Baptist Church). Spiritual and physical nourishment provided.

Volunteer Opportunities: Provide Meals, Teach/ Mentor (materials provided), Van drivers, Donate new Bibles, Assist with physical needs of children as they arise, Christmas gift collection

Who to contact: Missions Office:

 

Opportunities for you

Auto Ministry

Mission:  Our goal is to assist those that have very limited means to repair their own car, but are very dependent on it for their income.

What we do:

Car care for those on limited budgets

Prime candidates– TBC members, single parent working families. All others are assisted as funds are available

Donor vehicles accepted

Meets 1st Saturday of the month

Applications for assistance are due before the 1st Saturday

No emergency Cases

Volunteer Opportunities:

Breakfast cooks on meeting days for workers and beneficiaries

Experienced mechanics

Who to contact: Missions Office at Temple 601-450-3000

Women on Mission 

Mission: Our mission is to provide prayer and support for TBC affiliated missionaries, mission teams, the Christian Women’s Job Corp, and special missions offerings.

What we do: The Women on Mission Group meets monthly (except during summer months). We gather the missionary prayer requests each month and distribute them to the Bible Fellowship classes and in the Missions Center. We want to educate women of all ages about various mission opportunities and provide missions avenues.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Join our monthly meetings (2nd Tuesday of the month)

Pray for our missionaries through your Bible Fellowship class and the missionary profiles.

Who to contact: Kathy Owens: ; Barbara Hahn:

The Gideons International

Mission:  The Gideons International is an association of Christian professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through service, sharing personal testimony, and providing Bibles and New Testaments. While we are often recognized for our work with hotels, we also place and distribute Scriptures in strategic locations so they are available to those who want them, as well as to those who may not know they need them.

What we do:

We practice and prepare others for personal witnessing.

We distribute God’s Word in the Hattiesburg area and gather weekly to pray for local churches and pastors.

We also participate with the youth challenge program at Camp Shelby; we counsel and participate in the chapel service. This is a 22 week program starting in mid-January and again in mid-July.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Help fund and distribute Bibles.

Help with Forrest County Prison Ministry.

Help design talks for public schools in a way that is allowable by the school, but also effective to the students.

Help with Youth Challenge Chapels or organize a cookout/ event for one of the platoons (Chapel is Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.).

Who to contact: Terry Cress: ; David Foy:

Forrest County Jail Ministry

Mission: Our mission is to give inmates a chance to hear the Gospel, be discipled, be prayed over and cared for.

What we do: 

We meet every Monday evening from 6:30-7:30 to spend time with inmates waiting on court, waiting to be bonded out, or going to prison to complete their sentencing. During this time we present the Gospel and disciple new believers.

We partner with the Gideons to give Bibles to inmates. There are up to 24 inmates in each cell block and there are 14 cell blocks for men and 3 for women.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Help us share the Gospel in the prison on Monday evenings.

See the information for inmates at the Community Work Center program.

Who to contact: Terry Cress: David Foy:

Christian Women's Job Corp

Mission: to provide a Christian environment where women in need (financial, emotional, relational or spiritual) can be empowered through education and mentoring to move toward self-sufficiency and find God’s plan for their lives.

What we do: 

We help women in need who have lost hope and are interested in making their lives better.

We provide a 12-week course that teaches life and career skills. Some of our classes include: Bible study, money management, career skills, conflict resolution, computer skills, communication, and goal setting.

Classes are Monday through Thursday 9-12:30 and include a free lunch.

Each participant (chosen by application and interview) is assigned a Christian friend to stand with them, to encourage them, and to hold them accountable for the goals they set.

Volunteer Opportunities:

We need teachers, Christian friends, encouragers, and various coordinators.

Provide classroom supplies, office supplies, snacks, and Bibles.

We are hoping to expand to a night time program with childcare and to add more sites for the classes to take place.

Who to contact: Linda Donnell: ; *Temple Contact* Catherine Jorns: ; Ezra Jackson: