Serve Tampa Bay

Part of our mission at GFC is to serve the city of Tampa Bay, and make a difference at the local level. With 5 campuses spread all over the city, we have a unique opportunity to help people right where they live. Below are some of the ways you can get involved.

Serve Saturday

This is a monthly outreach opportunity to Serve the Tampa Bay Community. Come out and support one of our local ministry partners, lend a hand on one of our campuses, or join us on a special project! We have a variety of opportunities across Tampa Bay and we hope you can find one that you are passionate about. To sign up simply choose one of the opportunities below and register!

Below is a list of all upcoming Serve Saturday opportunities. Click the registration link to get more information and sign up!

The next Serve Saturday is September 14.
Use the links below to register by Wednesday, September 11.

For questions, please email outreach@gfconline.com.

Monthly Spotlight

The Village Recess

At Grace Family Church, we want you to know that we see and affirm your calling as foster parents. What you’re doing is not easy! We’d like to come alongside you in a small way by offering a fun morning for your children, foster, and bio, so you can get a break–a recess for parents!
There are two options: Volunteer to serve as child care, or register your foster child so that you may enjoy a morning recess.

 

THE VILLAGE RECESS – VOLUNTEER
Support foster families in our church by providing a fun morning for their kids!

Time
: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Neighborhood: Waters Ave
Age Requirement: 12+

More Info & Registration

THE VILLAGE RECESS – REGISTER YOUR CHILD
Register your foster children here for our event. Please pack a lunch for each of your kids. We’ll provide snacks, activities and fun!

Time
: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Neighborhood: Waters Ave

More Info & Registration

Children / Youth Outreach

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CHILDREN’S SERVICES
Create an awesome morning for the youth by making and serving breakfast, playing games and hanging out.
Time: 9:40 AM – 12 Noon
Neighborhood: Lake Magdalene
Age Requirement: 18+
* Background Check required for adults

More Info & Registration

METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES BIRTHDAY PARTY
Connect with the children and mothers at Metropolitan Ministries by playing games and helping to host a group birthday party!
Time: 12:40 – 2:40 PM
Neighborhood: Lutz
Age Requirement: 14+
* Background Check required for adults

More Info & Registration

CHILDREN’S HOME NETWORK
Host arts & crafts and feed lunch to the residents (displaced youth) and staff.
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Neighborhood: Town & Country
Age Requirement
: 15+
* Background Check required for adults

 More Info & Registration

KIDZ JAM
We will facilitate sports activities and games for children in the local community.
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Neighborhood: Ybor
Age Requirement
: 15+
* Background Check required for adults

 More Info & Registration

On Campus Opportunities

SOUTH TAMPA WEEKEND PREP
Help with tasks inside the church to prepare for the weekend or by helping clean the surrounding area of our campus.
Time
: 8:10 – 11:00 AM
Neighborhood: South Tampa
Age Requirement: 7+

More Info & Registration

VAN DYKE WEEKEND PREP – INDOOR
Help with tasks inside the church to prepare for the weekend and help clean the surrounding area.
Time
: 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Neighborhood: Lutz
Age Requirement: 5+

More Info & Registration

TEMPLE TERRACE WEEKEND PREP – INDOOR
Help with tasks inside the church to prepare for the weekend and help clean the surrounding area.
Time
: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Neighborhood: Temple Terrace
Age Requirement: 7+

More Info & Registration

YBOR WEEKEND PREP – INDOOR
Help with tasks inside the church to prepare for the weekend and help clean the surrounding area.
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Neighborhood: Ybor
Age Requirement: 7+

More Info & Registration

Relational / Care / Evangelism

SALT N/ PRAISE – CARROLLWOOD
Facilitate arts & crafts and music activities with the residents of Brookdale Senior Home
Time: 9:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Neighborhood: Carrollwood
Age Requirement: 3+

More Info & Registration

SENIOR SOCIAL HOUR
Play games and socialize with the residents of Brookdale Senior Home
Time: 10:00  – 11:45 AM
Neighborhood: Bayshore
Age Requirement: 3+

More Info & Registration

TRINITY CAFE – NEBRASKA AVE
Serve nutritious meals to the homeless and hungry.
Time
: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Neighborhood: Ybor City
Age Requirement: 16+

More Info & Registration

TRINITY CAFE – BUSCH BLVD
Serve nutritious meals to the homeless and hungry in the Temple Terrace area
Time
: 8:00- 12:00 PM
Neighborhood: Temple Terrace
Age Requirement: 16+

More Info & Registration

CAR WASH
Wash cars, have fun, and share God’s love in a practical way!
Time
: 9:15 – 11:45 AM
Neighborhood: Waters Ave
Age Requirement: 7+

More Info & Registration

AAB – ADOPT A BLOCK
Build relationships with people in the neighborhood, cleaning up, praying with neighbors, and inviting them to church events.
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Neighborhood: Ybor
Age Requirement: 5+

More Info & Registration

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Connect with the senior citizens in our community and minister to them through devotionals
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Neighborhood: Ybor
Age Requirement: 12+

More Info & Registration

CONVERSATION CAFE
Do you have a heart for international students? Join us at Armature Works as we build relationships with students that are seeking to better their English skills over coffee or tea!
Time9:30 AM -12:00 PM
Neighborhood: Downtown Tampa
Age Requirement: 18+

More Info & Registration

Light Work / Cleaning

LIBERTY MANOR VETERANS HOME
Serve veterans in our community by helping at their facility: cleaning, painting, light construction, yard work and more.
Time: 9:40 AM – 12:00 PM
Neighborhood: Forest Hills/Sulphur Springs
Age Requirement: 8+

More Info & Registration

Sorting Donations

CHRISTIAN SOCIAL SERVICES
Sort and stock clothing and food items for the thrift store.
Time
: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Neighborhood: Land’O’Lakes
Age Requirement: 10+

 

More Info & Registration

VINTAGE, ETC.
Help sort and tag items in our new vintage boutique.
Time
: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Neighborhood: South Tampa
Age Requirement: 14+

 

More Info & Registration

FEEDING TAMPA BAY
Sort donated food to prepare it for the hungry and homeless of Tampa.
Time
: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Neighborhood: Ybor
Age Requirement: 5+

More Info & Registration

Vintage, Etc.

Vintage Etc is a high-end resale store. Our mission is to provide affordable, quality merchandise to the community in a loving Christian environment. Proceeds from Vintage, Etc. will help support the Dream Center of Tampa and various global and local missions supported by Grace Family Church.There are several ways to donate:

  • During Store Hours – When Vintage, Etc is open, you can make deliveries around that back of the building. Ring the bell for assistance.
  • 2nd Saturday of the Month – bring donation items to GFC Temple Terrace, Waters or Van Dyke campuses.

Visit VintageEtc.org for more information.

Dream Center of Tampa Bay

2806 N. 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33605

The Dream Center of Tampa is a faith-based non-profit organization founded by Grace Family Church in November 2010 as a grassroots approach to ministry. The Dream Center partners with local community organizations to provide after school, mentoring and community programs like no other in Tampa, with the vision of serving the youth and residents living in the East Tampa inner city area. The heart of the Dream Center of Tampa is to strengthen community and provide opportunities for youth and families in our inner city to grow into a relationship with Christ.

For more information visit dctampa.org

Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen meets every Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:00 PM.

Meet at 14004 N 15th St, Tampa, FL 33613.

  • Consent and Release forms are required for all participants.
  • Students older than 10 may serve at Soup Kitchen.
  • Students 15 and up may serve without an adult.
  • Students under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Volunteer leaders are not responsible for other volunteers’ children.

Register for Soup Kitchen

Questions can be submitted to soupkitchen@gfconline.com.

Hope Rising Prison Ministry

Hope Rising Prison Ministry is a local outreach serving currently incarcerated individuals and their families.
Our Mission is to Initiate Hope, Awaken Purpose, and Restore Families.

We have opportunities to serve inside and outside of the prison, such as leading Sunday worship services, Mentoring Inmates, Facilitating Classes, Leading a Small Group, Children of Inmate Events, and Letter Writing.

Questions? Email rbeacham@gfconline.com to learn more about how to get involved.

Outreach Partners

Below is a list of local missions supported by Grace Family Church. Currently, the Grace Family Church Missions Department is not accepting new applicants for monthly missions support. We apologize for any inconvenience.

ARC – Assoc of Related Churches
Church plant leadership
arcchurches.com

Bridging Freedom Ministries, Inc.
Therapeutic safe home campus that provides long-term comprehensive survivor care for victims of child sex-trafficking
bridgingfreedom.org

Christian Social Services
Provide food and clothing for the homeless
css-helpinghands.org/

CRU/Campus Crusade for Christ
Campus Ministry, evangelism and discipleship
crustore.org

Educator’s Professional Network – EPN
Ministers to teachers
epntampabay.com

FCA Pasco
Influence coaches/athletes through Discipleship
fca.org

First Priority of Tampa Bay
Student-led christian groups on middle and high school campuses
firstprioritytampa.org

Hillsborough House of Hope
Transition for women released from detention
hillsboroughhouseofhope.com

Hope Children’s Home
Rescue neglected/abused children
hopechildrenshome.org

IAMFreedomGirl
Outreach to women in the sex industry in the Tampa Bay area
iamfreedomgirl.com

Intervarsity Campus Ministries
Leadership training with students
intervarsity.org

Libery Manor Veteran’s Ministry
Providing homeless veterans an opportunity to flourish emotionally
libertymanor.org

Metropolitan Ministries
Ministry to the homeless
metromin.org

New Hearts Outreach
Minister to people struggling with homosexuality
newheartsoutreach.org

New Life Solutions – A Woman’s Place
Pregnancy Crisis center
newlifesolutions.org

No More
equips churches to make a difference in the lives of orphans and foster children
fornomore.org

Oasis Pregnancy Center
Pregnancy Crisis Center
oasispregnancycenter.org

Outreach to America’s Youth
RV Brown Ministry reaching young people
rvbrown.org

Seafarer’s Port Tampa Ministry
Provide a Christian environment for meeting the physical, social and spiritual needs of the international seafarers
tampaportministries.com/about-us/

Tampa Muslim Outreach
Evangelize to the 45,000 Muslims of the Tampa Bay area
tampamuslimoutreach.com

Created Women
Outreach and comprehensive services for women in trafficking and sexual exploitation
createdwomen.com

Young Life-North Tampa
Outreach to teens in local high schools
tampa.younglife.org

Young Life-Urban
Outreach to teens in local high schools
tampaurban.younglife.org