Missions

Local, National & Global Mission Opportunities

Missions is sending out people with authority to share the amazing news of Christ. It's what we're called to do as Christians. At the end of the gospel of Matthew, Jesus commissioned His followers to go and make disciples of people in all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to follow Him. At Grand Parkway we believe that missions is not an option; it is a choice to be obedient to God's command. We also believe that God has given us gifts and talents, and He has led us to some incredible opportunities where we can use them to live out His passionate plan for our city and our world. 

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LOCAL

There’s no need to go oversees to be a missionary! You can get involved in our own backyard by ministering to our local schools. We have partnerships with neighborhood schools including Mission West Elementary, Oyster Creek Elementary, Austin High School and Garcia Middle School.  

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Mentor an at-risk elementary student (one hour, once a week)
  • Read to students in the classroom
  • Help with various projects and events throughout the school year

 

For more information contact our Missions Team 

The Houston area, including our own Fort Bend County, is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse areas of the country. We have people in our own neighborhoods that have not been exposed to the gospel.  

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

We have an active ESL (English as a Second Language) program at Grand Parkway. Volunteers are always needed in the following areas:

  • Teach an ESL class on Tuesday nights
  • Bring homemade goodies and/or attend Community Coffee Hour on the first Tuesday of the month and help others from all over the world with their conversational English
  • Help with ESL reading classes on Sunday mornings

For more information visit our ESL page

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We help support local missionaries, Jim and Johanna Morisey, in ministering to unreached people groups like Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs living in our local communities. The Moriseys are Grand Parkway members that have a heart to share the gospel, train up leaders and see people grow in their faith.


If you would like to learn how to minister to your international neighbors or want to join the Moriseys during their neighborhood visitations, contact the Missions Team

There are an estimated 24.9 million victims of human trafficking in the world today, but less than 2% of the victims are currently identified. Houston is a major hub for human trafficking. The Landing is a local organization that operates a daytime drop-in center for survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. The Landing’s mission is to serve survivors with a trauma-informed approach fueled by the love of Christ.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Join the prayer team and be a prayer warrior to intercede for survivors and The Landing’s staff
  • Volunteer your time at the drop-in center
  • Help with events
  • Aid in transportation services

 

For more information visit The Landing online or contact the Missions Team

An estimated 2,662 refugees relocate to the Houston area annually. These refugees have been forced to flee their home countries due to violence, war and persecution. Grand Parkway has partnered with Houston Welcomes Refugees to mobilize our city to welcome refugees with hope, compassion and honor as they resettle in the Houston area. Matthew 25:35 says, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…”

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Help collect supplies and assemble Welcome Kits
  • Join a Move-In Team that sets up the refugees’ new homes
  • Join a Welcome Team that helps refugees navigate through daily life and builds lasting friendships

 

For more information visit Houston Welcomes Refugees online or contact the Missions Team

Throughout our communities, there are women facing unplanned pregnancy who are desperately looking for answers. Many of these women are contemplating abortion. The Pregnancy Resource Medical Center (PRMC) is an organization in Rosenberg dedicated to all women who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy. The goal of PRMC is to offer information, emotional support, spiritual encouragement and practical help that will empower a woman to choose life for their child and sexual integrity for themselves. 

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Become a prayer partner that will pray for these women, the decisions they are making and for their baby 
  • Help with projects, volunteer at the clinic, become a client advocate or teach a class
  • Collect donations and help with the yearly “Baby Bottle Boomerang” fundraiser

 

For more information visit PRMC online or contact the Missions Team

NATIONAL

Park Slope Community Church is focused on reaching the community of Brooklyn, New York. Grand Parkway has partnered with the Dagley family and their church-plant team whose calling is to live missionally in the city and spread the gospel to this community. Park Slope seeks to proclaim the gospel and show mercy to those in need—making disciples and loving their neighbors.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Join a team that will travel to New York to assist in construction projects
  • Join a team that will travel to New York to assist in community outreach events
  • Become a prayer partner for Park Slope Community Church and the Dagley Family
  • Sign up for the Dagleys' e-newsletter HERE

For more information contact the Missions Team

INTERNATIONAL

Since 2011, Grand Parkway has partnered with Ovidiu and Adina Petric, who run a local outreach center, to bring the Good News of Jesus to the villages in Romania. Each summer, we send a team to minister to the wonderful people in these villages through evangelism, VBS, community outreach and youth events. We also partner with Pastor Daniel, who ministers from the Baptist Church of Ohaba Lunga. This trip is a great opportunity to encourage and work beside Romanian believers; helping to grow the Church in the face of false gospels, the lingering impacts of Communism, and poverty.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Join a team that will travel to Romania to work with the Petrics to spread the Good News
  • Become a prayer partner for the Petrics and Pastor Daniel

 

For more information contact the Missions Team

For many years, Grand Parkway supported the mission work of the Carty Family spreading the gospel to the Guyami people in Costa Rica. Although that specific work is completed, we continue to support the network of local pastors on the Guyami Reservation who spread  the gospel to their own tribes. It is our desire to see the indigenous pastors grow in their knowledge of the Bible and their love of Christ.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Join a small teaching team that travels to Costa Rica and teaches selected passages of the Bible to the pastors and provides encouragement to them
  • Become a prayer partner for the pastors and the people on the reservation

 

For more information contact the Missions Team

In France there is currently only 1 church for every 30,000 people! We have partnered with Stephen and Sabrina Marshall and their ministry of church planting in Lyon, France. The Marshalls' ministry has already planted 4 churches in the Lyon area and has a goal of seeing 100 more new churches in Lyon (1 church per 10,000 people). They desire to see these church plants multiply out of their current churches and to see the people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.  

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Pray for the Marshall family and the church plants in Lyon
  • Join a team that will travel to France to assist the local church plants in outreach events and to provide encouragement for the Marshall family 

 

For more information contact the Missions Team

We have partnered with Grand Parkway members Derek and Tori Schuessler and their work with FAMM (For All Mankind Movement). Derek provides theological training to implement a church-based theological education program among FAMM’s network of church plants in the Middle East and South Asia. FAMM reaches the unreached and equips the locals to be missionaries to their own people. Derek helps equip indigenous pastors to lead their local churches and spread the gospel to their community. 

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

  • Become a prayer partner for the Schuessler family or join their care team that supports Tori when Derek is traveling oversees
  • Sign up for the Schuesslers' newsletter by emailing Derek HERE

 

For more information contact the Missions Team

Stay up-to-date with the latest Missions opportunities 
here and abroad by signing up for the Missions Connect e-Newsletter

Past Trips

ROMANIA
2019
COSTA RICA | MEN
2018
NEW YORK
2018
ROMANIA
2018
COSTA RICA | MEDICAL
2018
For more information on Missions and Outreach at Grand Parkway please see our 
Missions and Outreach Team Policy