The primary means by which we engage in mission is through Neighborhood Groups. We don't have a "missions department" of our church because we believe it is all of our responsibility. Because this is true, our Neighborhood Groups pray about where and how they feel led to engage in local mission and as a group, they adopt a local people group to which they feel called to bring God's Gospel. By God's grace, we have begun partnering with these local organizations to help bring the Gospel to our neighborhoods through our Neighborhood Groups.
Mission Across the Street
FORT BEND YOUNG LIFE
The Fieldstone Neighborhood Group has adopted Fort Bend Young Life. YL hopes to give every adolescent the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ and follow Him. They do this through loving leaders, intentional relationships, and prayer. To get more information, please contact Mat Yelvington here.
The Grove partners with Abigail's Place whose mission is supporting single mothers and their children in Fort Bend County by providing transitional housing and restoring hope during a time of family crisis. Their vision is to acquire and restore distressed structures in order to provide transitional housing for single mothers who are facing episodic homelessness. To get more information, please contact Shereen Sampson here.
DEPELCHIN CHILDREN'S CENTER
The Pecan Lakes Neighborhood Group has adopted DePelchin Children's Center in Richmond. The DePelchin Children's Center in Richmond is a Residential Treatment program. This program treats children and adolescents struggling with severe mental, emotional or behavioral problems that inhibit normal functioning in a family setting. The purpose of the program is to help youths develop the coping methods, internal control and social skills they need to transition to a home environment. To get more information, please contact Jacey Jetton here.
Mission Across the Sea
House of Love | India
Since 2010, several of The Grove's partners have been traveling to the foothills of India to join God in what He's doing through our friend and pastor, Beek. Back in 2007 and 2008, the Christians of Orissa were faced with much persecution brought on by the radicals. Since then Beek has taken in 40 orphans, who make up The House of Love, and has started a church planting ministry. Where the mass persecutions are not as prevalent today, the individual persecution still exists. When we're there, we serve in many tangible ways like caring for orphans and widows (James 1.27), building up the local church, equipping pastors and planters, and encouraging women in their priesthoods. When we are not there we get to partner with God through prayer: That God would move through the darkness and bring light (Eph. 5.13), that hearts of stone would be made into hearts of flesh (Ezekiel 36.26), that the fatherless would find their identity and hope in the Father (Psalm 68.5), and that all creation would be made new (2 Cor. 5.17).