Ministries - Service
Current Opportunities For Church Members
(as of Nov 12, 2013):
During times when there is so much need in our community, the Travis Avenue family will once again have the opportunity to help. This year’s Thanksgiving Celebration worship service will be on November 25th.
Volunteers are needed and should arrive by 8:00 am, when the doors to the Sanctuary will be opened to our invited guests.
The goal this year is to provide a turkey for 700 families. Members of our church are encouraged to purchase one extra turkey when shopping for their own Thanksgiving meal.
Sign-up sheets will be placed in each of the Sunday Morning Bible Study groups and in the preschool, children, and youth departments.
Donated turkeys may be dropped off at the NorthWest corner of the parking lot.
Baptist Global Responce to Typhoon Haiyan:
1.That the relief goods would reach the people in need. People are hungry and have no clean water which has created an issue with peace and order.
2. As physical and emotional needs are being covered, ask God to bring healing and salvation as the gospel is shared.
3. Pray for strength for those who will be participating in the relief work. This will be a stressful time and exhausting for many weeks.
The Christmas Store: December 5-6
Toys for Community Children
Sponsor A Child/Volunteer Signup
Sundays, November 17, 24 and December 2, 2013
Sundays, November 17, 24, and December 1
Each year during the Christmas holiday season Travis Avenue serves neighborhood families in need by providing Christmas toys for their children through the Christmas Store. This ministry operates through the gracious service of hundreds of volunteers. Sign-ups begin at Sunday Morning Bible Studies. A gift of $20 will sponsor three toys for each child invited to the Christmas Store. Please consider how you and your family could be a part of our church’s effort to reach out to our community at this special time of year.
Directory of Ministries and Fellowships
Contact Bernie Hargis 817.924.4266, firstname.lastname@example.org
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
Baptismal Ministry Team
Community & Benevolence Ministry Team
Disaster Relief Ministry Team
Flower/Decorating Ministry Team
Food Services Events
Fort Worth Pregnancy Center
History Ministry Team
Hospitality Ministry Team
Intercessory Prayer Ministry Team
Library Ministry Team
Lord’s Supper Ministry Team
Media Tech Ministry Team
The Mercy Clinic
Mission House Ministry Team
Pinterest Craft Group
Quilted Comfort Ministry
Recreation Ministry Team
Travis en Comunidad (Spanish Speaking Congregation)
Travis on Mission Network
Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you.
Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you…. Jeremiah 1:5
What is PLACE?
PLACE is a biblically-based, self-discovery process that helps pastors, church members, lay leaders, and others realize their ideal PLACE of ministry in life and in the local church. This assessment tool was created out of a desire to help design and maximize ministries within the church and to equip Christians to serve in ministries that bring fulfillment in their Christian walk and help them carry out God’s plan for their lives.
An important part of our mission here at Travis is to “love God by serving others sacrificially.” In an effort to equip our members to fulfill this mission, we have adopted PLACE as the means by which each participant can (1) discover who God created them to be and (2) find their ideal place of service in the church.
In recent years, PLACE workshops were scheduled the three times annually - in November, February, and July. Each workshop consisted of two two-hour sessions, usually on consecutive Sunday afternoons. This method is still an option or you may nowtake the PLACE assessment online at home. Then, simply make an appointment with me and I will explain the results and help “place” you in a position of service within our church. Just email me at email@example.com or call me at 817.924.4266, and I’ll give you the instructions you’ll need to get started.
The 5-Step Process
1. Personality Discovery
Participants use PLACE’s unique assessment to discover their personality based on the DISC model of human behavior. Individuals from the Bible are studied in terms of their personalities and how God interacted with them and used them to accomplish His purpose in their lives. The DISC personality assessment will help answer the following questions:
How does my personality affect:
- How I think?
- My emotions and how I control them?
- My will and self-discipline?
- My communication style?
- My leadership roles?
- How I relate to others?
2. Learning Spiritual Gifts
PLACE promotes a scripture-based 16-gift model using our comprehensive 112-question assessment. Additional Biblical teaching is offered on what Spiritual Gifts “are” and “are not” as well as insight as to how different spiritual gifts may manifest themselves in individuals based on their personality types.
The assessment will:
- Help you determine your giftedness.
- Define and describe your specific gift(s).
- Describe how your persoanlity strength(s) relates to your gifts.
3. Abilities Awareness
The Abilities Awareness assessment is a tool that will help identify the environment within which you are most effective and fulfilled. This environment can be described as the atmosphere and circumstances in which you most desire to minister and where you feel the strengths of your personality, your gifts, your skills, and your training can be best utilized. You will be able to evaluate the environment in which you feel most secure in serving. This security will lead to a desire to stay involved in a ministry over a prolonged period of time. Also, you will be able to evaluate what ministry opportunities reflect your interests and the environment where you feel most comfortable working.
4. Connecting Passion with Ministry
You will define what the term “passion” means, and how to discover the relationship between your passion and personal motivation and ministry. You will also determine the top three categories of people that you feel the most passion for and desire to help.
5. Experiences of Life
You will discover how your past experiences in life have helped equip you for your place in ministry today: spiritual, educational, and painful experiences—experiences of failure and victory.
Every person completing PLACE will have the opportunity for a one-on-one personal conference with a trained Ministry Consultant.
The Consultant will:
- Help you discern where you are in your spiritual growth.
- Help you validate your present place of ministry involvement.
- Help you identify the ministry opportunitites for which you are best suited.