Jul 14 2024


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Local Outreach


Our heart

At TGP, we believe in Local, National, and International Missions.  We are answering the call to “GO.”  To “GO” and serve the lost and unfortunate throughout the world and make disciples of all the nations.

It is our goal to mobilize the Body of Christ to spread the Gospel so that the lost may be found, the found may be strengthened, and God is Glorified.

From mission trips to church planting, The Great Commission continues here! Together with our global partners, we are taking the gospel outside the walls of our church to our community, our state, our nation, and the rest of the world.

Backpack Buddies

Backpack Buddies is a local organization that feeds over 1,000 schoolchildren in the St. Clair County area. The only balanced meals many children are able to receive are the meals provided by the schools Monday – Friday.

The weekends are hard at home and many kids go without food until they return to school on Monday. Backpack Buddies provides a bag of food to these kids every Friday during the school year to bridge the gap at home.

Help is needed in the areas of pre-packing, packing, and delivery drivers. 

Volunteers are needed on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 9 am for pre-packing, and the 2nd Sunday of every month at 2 pm for packing.  Each process takes about 2 hours.

Delivery drivers are also needed each week to deliver bags of groceries to the surrounding area schools.

Due to scheduling, Backpack Buddies requests that people commit in advance to help when the events take place. A schedule will be provided. The work area is at Moody Elementary School, and there are tasks available for both men and women. 

Please reach out to Johnny Kirkland at 205-337-2926, johnnyk@eraking.com or Judy Kirkland at 205-358-3391, judyk@eraking.com if you are interested in serving.

Shepherd Supply Mission

Shepherd Supply Mission is a faith-based ministry here in our local community that builds healthy, lasting relationships with those that they serve one heart at a time.  Shepherd Supply assists families with food, personal hygiene items, and cleaning products.

Every Monday from 9 am-1pm, Shepherd Supply is looking for volunteers to help bag and load groceries for those in need.

If you are interested in serving, please contact Jennifer Monday at 205-441-2340.

Ann’s New Life Center

Ann’s New Life Center is a resource center dedicated to supporting and empowering women facing unplanned pregnancies.

Educate. Support. Empower.

Ann’s offers free pregnancy tests, pregnancy classes and parenting classes. They also have a baby boutique for baby supplies including diapers, baby clothes, maternity clothes, cribs, car seats, and much more.

Ann’s New Life Center offers a wonderful place to volunteer for those wanting to make a difference in the lives of women and their families.

For more information on Volunteering visit https://www.annsnewlifecenter.com or contact:

Leeds Location
Pell City Location

Arise Birmingham

2nd Saturday Outreach Street Ministry
12 pm – meet at Arise Birmingham

Join us as we take the gospel to our city and invite the power of God to be demonstrated in people’s lives. Jesus is ready to touch people in a life-changing way and we get to be a part of it!

For more information on how you can get involved, contact Jonathan Irby at 205-919-8112 or visit http://www.arisebirmingham.com/streetministry

The Just People Project

Serving the Homeless
1st Saturday of the Month
Linn Park, in front of City Hall
9 am

The Just People Project is an organization focused on serving the homeless in Birmingham with immediate needs, building relationships, and ultimately trying to help people find a relationship with Jesus. They serve a meal, toiletries, and clothes, provide dentures, and have a van to pick our homeless fam up for church to further their relationship with the Lord.

If you are passionate about ministering to the homeless, let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We’ll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you.

For more information on how you can volunteer, contact Chris or Nichole Carr at 205-281-8887.

The Lovelady Center

The Lovelady Center is an organization whose mission is to help women rebuild their lives and walk forward with faith-driven hope for the future. The Lovelady Center ensures that each woman is taught how to overcome barriers to success by providing much-needed services, life skills, and spiritual guidance. We can give a woman shelter, food, and clothing, but if she cannot support herself and parent her children, the cycle of poverty and incarceration will not be broken.

We believe in empowering women through faith-based initiatives so they can return to society as well-equipped women of God.

Please use the link below to begin the volunteer registration process: Lovelady Volunteer Form

The WellHouse

The WellHouse is an organization that provides residential, therapeutic programs to female victims of human trafficking who have been sexually exploited, offering medical, spiritual, mental, and emotional care. We welcome all women and girls regardless of age, race, color, creed, or religion. Survivors in pain can be assured they will find love and acceptance at The WellHouse.

The WellHouse has three primary volunteer teams; the Administrative Office Team, the ShopWell Team, and the Resident Services Team. We also offer more specialized volunteer opportunities in the Stabilization Center and Mentorship programs, both of which require additional training.

Administrative Office Team: Volunteers support the administrative staff in the front office.

ShopWell Team: volunteers are available in our ShopWell program to assist with sales events, production, or order fulfillment.

Resident Services Team: volunteers are available to our programming team, meeting needs directly related to resident care. Assignments may include house sitting, transportation, or educational support.

Please check out our website for more details on how you can volunteer:


Hope FIlled Rooms

Hope Filled Rooms exist to provide a safe, caring and life-giving environment where trafficked women can experience rest and hope, as they develop awareness of and trust in God’s love for them, and gain confidence in the future He has made available for them to receive. 
The women we serve can come to the drop in center in woodlawn to come have a hot meal, wash close, shower and get loved on from volunteer.
For more information on Volunteering visit https://www.hopefilledrooms.org/ or contact 205-462-7946

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