Serve Tampa Bay

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!

Join us for Serve Saturday on July 14. 

Children / Youth Outreach

KIDZ JAM
Facilitate sports activities and games for children in the local community
Time: 9:00 AM – 12 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Ybor
Age Requirement: 18+

More Info & Registration

METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES
Host arts & crafts and other activities, celebrate birthday parties.
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Lutz
Age Requirement: 8+

More Info & Registration

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CHILDREN’S HOME
Host group activities and feed breakfast to the residents.
Time: 10:00 AM – 12 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Lake Magdalene
Age Requirement: 18+

More Info & Registration

HOPE CHILDREN’S HOME
Host arts & crafts and feed lunch to the residents (displaced youth) and staff
Time: 9:30 AM -12 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Westchase
Age Requirement: 7+

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 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Town ‘n’ Country
Age Requirement: 18+

More Info & Registration

Indoor Cleaning / Painting

SOUTH TAMPA WEEKEND PREP INDOOR
Help with tasks inside the church to prepare for the weekend
Time: 9:00 AM – 12 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: South Tampa
Age Requirement: 5+

More Info & Registration

VAN DYKE WEEKEND PREP INDOOR
Help with tasks inside the church to prepare for the weekend
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Lutz
Age Requirements: 8+

More Info & Registration

YBOR WEEKEND PREP INDOOR
Help with tasks inside the church to prepare for the weekend
Time: 9:00 AM – 12 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Ybor
Age Requirement: All ages welcome

More Info & Registration

TEMPLE TERRACE WEEKEND PREP INDOOR
Help with tasks inside the church to prepare for the weekend
Time: 9:00 AM – 12 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Temple Terrace
Age Requirement: 5+

More Info & Registration

LIBERTY MANOR VETERANS HOME
Help clean, paint, light construction, landscape, etc.
Time: 10:00 AM – 12 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Forest Hills
Age Requirement: 8+

More Info & Registration

Outdoor Cleaning / Landscaping

SOUTH TAMPA WEEKEND PREP OUTDOOR
Help beautify your campus and the surrounding area
Time: 9:00 AM – 12 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: South Tampa
Age Requirement: 5+

More Info & Registration

TEMPLE TERRACE WEEKEND PREP OUTDOOR
Help beautify your campus and surrounding area
Time: 9:00 AM – 12 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Temple Terrace
Ate Requirement: 5+

More Info & Registration

VAN DYKE WEEKEND PREP OUTDOOR
Help beautify your campus and surrounding area
Time: 9:00 – 11 AM
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Lutz
Age Requirement: 5+

More Info & Registration

Relational / Care

ADOPT A BLOCK
Build relationships with people in the neighbhorhood using consistency and servanthood
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Ybor
Age Requirement: All ages welcome

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 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Ybor
Age Requirement: 12+

More Info & Registration

SALT N’ PRAISE
Help facilitate arts & crafts and music activities with the residents of Brookdale Senior Home
Time: 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Carrollwood
Age Requirement: 8+

More Info & Registration

SOLE 2 SOUL
Pass out water, toiletry bags and invitations to our weekly Soup Kitchen
Time: 10:00 AM – 12 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Fletcher/Nebraska Intersection
Age Requirement: 10+

More Info & Registration

Sorting / Packaging

METROPOLITAN MINISTRIES
Serve in various assignments to assist in the problems facing our community
Time: 8:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Tampa Heights
Age Requirement: 13+

More Info & Registration

VINTAGE ETC.
Help sort and tag items in our new vintage boutique
Time: 8:15 AM – 12:00 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: South Tampa
Age Requirement: 16+

More Info & Registration

CHRISTIAN SOCIAL SERVICES
Sort and stock clothing and food items for the thrift store
Time: 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Land’O’Lakes
Age Requirement: 10+

More Info & Registration

FEEDING TAMPA BAY
Sort boxes and food items and some lifting
Time: 9:00 AM – 12 Noon
Day: 2nd Saturday, July 14
Neighborhood: Ybor
Age Requirement: 10+

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.
  • 1st Saturday of the Month – bring donation items to the GFC Waters campus.
  • 2nd Saturday of the Month – bring donation items to GFC Temple Terrace or Van Dyke campuses.

Visit VintageEtc.org for more information.

Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen meets every Tuesday at 5:00 PM with serving 5:00 – 6:30 PM.
Meet at 806 East 131 Avenue Tampa, FL 33612

  • 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.

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

Hope Rising

The Hope Rising Ministry is designed to initiate hope, awaken purpose and restore families. Opportunities are as follows:

  • Facilitate classes during the week on Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays; classes and times vary.
  • Serve on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month during our satellite service to the inmates.
  • Questions, email: hopeisrising@gfconline.com

More information and registration.

You must complete a GFC ministry application and background check, per the state of FL.

Supported Local Missions

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.

Acts 29 Foccus Ministries
Evangelical and humanitarian assistance to overseas churches
acts29foccus.org

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

C D Light Ministries Belize
Reach families for Christ through their children, to evangelize them to go out and reach future generations for Jesus

Christ Favour Ministries/Soup Kitchen
GFC Soup Kitchen site

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
facebook.com/pages/EPN-International-CA2Y-Inc/176661622419966

EMI – Engineering/Building
Architects/engineers donating skills to help children and families in poverty
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

Hernando Women’s Correctional
The Hope Rising Ministry is designed to initiate hope, awaken purpose, and restore families

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

Jericho Road Ministries
Ministry to the poor

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
Campaign to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
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

Traci Watson Ministries
Evangelism
traciwatsonministries.com

Underground Network
Assist women out of sex-trafficking
createdwomen.com

Valle, Rudy or Olepa
Evangelism through dance
facebook.com/rudy.valle.39

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