There are several urgent needs as of 1/26/2014. Prayerfully consider if you could fill one of these places of service:
- Worship Tech Crew: Sound technician, lighting technician, screen technician, sound crew assistant(s). Each of these require some proficiency in computer technology. Training on specific software and technical hardware used in worship will be provided. Please contact John Flenniken firstname.lastname@example.org or John Lee at email@example.com.
- Musicians: Our rapidly growing Hispanic church, Travis en Comunidad, is in need of several instrumentalists to be a part of the worship team. If you play guitar, bass or drums, we need you. It is not necessary for you to speak Spanish. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or attend the iServe Rally this Sunday and indicate your interest.
Directory of Ministries and Fellowships
“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
6:18 Prayer Ministry
What is the 6:18 Prayer Ministry?
A movement to mobilize believers to obey the Scriptures by fervently praying for the leaders, members and ministries of our church.
A2C groups provide a place for Travis members and their friends to experience Christian community in a small group setting.
Members of this team assist pastoral staff in caring for the men, women and children coming for baptism.
Need people of all ages who love serving God, children and families.
Areas of service: Sunday School, LIT, TK Inc, RA’s, & GA’s,VBS, and Camps.
Assist in administrative and clerical projects during the week at Travis Avenue Baptist Church.
Travis Avenue’s college ministry exists to disciple our students in hopes of preparing them for a lifetime of ministry.
Reach across age and cultural avenues to share the Good News of the Gospel with our community.
Areas of service: Benevolence, Christmas Store, Senior Adult Luncheons, Good Friday Service, Friendship House, Thanksgiving Celebration.
Teams aid communities and individuals in response to floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, drought, tornadoes, and riots.
- Building strong families one step at a time. Equips and partners with parents to inspire and nurture the faith of their children.
Join this exciting and growing ministry by serving in various leadership opportunities through Sunday Bible Study, planning and development of additional ministries: Director, Teacher, Greeter, Coffee Set Up, Fellowship Coordinator, Missions Coordinator.
Travis needs more greeters, parking assistants, ushers, and Welcome Center Kiosk personnel to make people feel welcome and know where and how to get involved in our many programs. Greeters, Parking Hosts, Ushers, Welcome Center Hosts.
Fort Worth Pregnancy Center
Volunteers needed are client advocates (esp. bi-lingual), office administrators, and organizers of baby shower fellowships, dollar store contests, Spring cleaning crews, and, of course, financial gifts to help men and women experience God’s miracles.
Lyndsay Kelly • Phone 817.924.9110
In charge of all floral arrangements for Sanctuary, decorating for Christmas, and Mums for Moms on Mother’s Day.
Heart to Heart Women’s Ministry
Leading ladies to know and serve God.
Ladies’ Retreat, Quilting Comfort
The History Ministry Team maintains the church archives and promotes awareness of the church’s history.
Grimes Fortenberry • Phone 817.613.9666
Team plans and serves at all church-wide receptions and other functions.
Mentoring program for students in grades 2-5 at George C. Clarke Elementary.
olunteers work circulation and organizational tasks for Travis children, young adult, and adult fiction and non-fiction books, Bible resources including commentaries, audio recordings, and DVDs. Sun 9-10:50; Wed 4:30-6:30 and TAFA days.
Detail-oriented, dependable servants needed to prepare for the Lord’s Supper approximately once every 3 months.
Team provides sound, video, and computer support for services and events.
John Flenniken • 817-924-4266 x 350 • Email: john.flenniken@ travis
Opportunities for men to develop Christ-centered relationships with other men who share similar passions.
Leadership service opportunities include Bible study, discipleship, leadership development, accountability groups, mentoring, retreats,
mission trips and special events.
The Call of the Wild ministry provides the opportunity to serve and help reach men who love the great outdoors.
The Clinic provides free health
care, spiritual care, and assistance in self-help to
the under-served in the vicinity of Travis.
Opportunities for healthcare providers, office
personnel, translators and greeters.
Peggy Leitch • Phone 817.923.1933
Upkeep for the Travis missionary house, preparation for new missionaries, clean up afterwards.
Legacy and Senior Adults
Come together for Bible study, ministry and fellowship with other adults experiencing the joys and challenges of being “empty nesters” through older senior adults.
Areas of service: praying for and encouraging students and younger married couples, serving in our community ministries, Homebound ministry, mission trips to the Navajo Nation in Gallup, NM and overseas serving in Sunday Morning Bible Study as greeters, teachers, and class/department leaders.
Outreach and Missions
These ministries equip people to share Christ in daily life or around the world.
Opportunities for people, who love young children, to serve as SMBS leaders, assistant leaders, substitutes; Sunday Morning Worship Care leaders (rotation-based); KidStyle Worship Volunteers; Mission Friends leaders; and VBS leaders.
This choir, with over 135 Legacy and Senior Adult members, has sung in concerts at home and across the country.
Places of service and ministry include the following: singing in the PraiSingers choir, playing in the PraiSingers orchestra, assisting with records, refreshments, music library, and ministry during PraiSingers rehearsals and performances.
Assist in organizing softball and basketball leagues, golf tournaments, clay shoots, cycling, running and exercise classes.
This team helps equip singles to be passionate followers of Christ.
The Student Ministry team is made up of adults who feel called to go to students with the Word of Christ in the Love of Christ, building relationships and encouraging discipleship. Areas of service: Wildfire Volunteers, Sunday night SQUADS food team, drivers for various events, various camp volunteers, service project coordinator for small groups.
Travis en comunidad
Opportunities to reach the surrounding Hispanic community by engaging our neighbors through meaningful service.
The ability to speak Spanish is not required.
Areas of service: First Impressions, Worship Music Ministry, Prayer Intercessors, Wednesday Ministry Teachers.
Join us as we “make a joyful noise to the Lord with songs of praise” through choirs, vocal ensembles and instrumental groups for all ages, preschool through adults.
Areas of service: Sanctuary Choir, Celebration Choir, Orchestra, Ensembles, Children’s Choirs.
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.