We glorify God by making disciples and multiplying churches in Greater Washington, D.C. Much of our disciple-making in the D.C. area occurs through our members’ personal witness in their offices, schools, and neighborhoods. But we also unite together in structured outreach to make disciples and multiply churches in our communities.
God has equipped each believer with talents and gifts to be His witness in the world. In Local Outreach, we provide a variety of opportunities for church members to serve in different communities, from children’s programming to box packing, as we build on the foundation and connections MBC created during the pandemic. We recognize that we can’t meaningfully make disciples in a community if we are there only a few times a year, so we encourage you to join us as we establish and maintain an ongoing presence throughout our area.
To get connected to Local Outreach and find out about all of the different ways to serve, please sign up for our main eNews here. We are so glad you are here!
Check out our current opportunities happening around our area! If you are interested in starting a new outreach opportunity, or serving with one of our partnering organizations, you’re in the right place!
Check out our list of partnering organizations (specific contact info coming soon). We already have relationships with wonderful groups serving all around our city, including categories such as food pantries, pregnancy care centers, Give them a call to see what kind of options they have for volunteers and get serving. Or…
Look at our Idea Guide for some suggested outreach options that you and your friends, Church Group, or family, can do on your own. Local Outreach also has equipment for you to use in these outreach efforts. See our available Supplies and Equipment List and get those creative juices flowing.
Register your event here by filling out a simple form. This is very important as it gives you access to the full support of MBC Local Outreach.
If you have any questions or want to discuss event ideas further, contact Lauren at [email protected]
Select your location to see other ways your church family is serving the community around them.
For our MBC community, if you’d like to help out with any of our outreaches in the area, please sign up for our eNews here.
If you represent an organization which would partner with MBC, fill out Local Partnerships Form.
Each region holds outreach activities, so please check with yours to see how you can get involved.
MBC members also lead several outreach ministries serving groups or causes about which they’re passionate—whether adoption and foster care or support packages for troops serving abroad. We also have ethnic fellowships which often lead outreach efforts in those ethnic communities locally. Check out our Ministry Directory for a full list of our outreach ministries.
Assist Pregnancy Center’s mission to promote life through Christ to those vulnerable to abortion. Assist Pregnancy Center clients and their partners are offered free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and counseling, they are taught the truth about abortion, and they are provided with real help and hope for their future. The ultimate hope is that these women and men can come to know the love of Christ and the hope found in Him through the work of Assist. MBC Arlington supports APC by preparing quarterly newsletter mailings, participating in the annual Walk Run Ride for Life, attending the annual fundraising banquet, and adopting baby showers. Providing this support allows them to devote more time and resources to caring directly for clients.
We seek opportunities to partner with and serve at Drew Elementary, a Title I school in the Green Valley neighborhood of Arlington, VA. We hold annual events and participate in an ongoing mentoring and reading buddy program. We are building a ministry to serve the families of students at Drew Elementary school and share with them the love and salvation of Jesus Christ.
Pure J.O.Y. is a ministry that visits the residents of local nursing homes every second Saturday of the month to share God’s love. We seek to demonstrate that they are beautiful and treasured through simple manicures, playing games, and conversation. We work for the opportunity to share with them the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. Men, women, whole families, and Church Groups serve together in this ministry.
Thomas & Lauren Black, [email protected]
We equip and mobilize members of MBC Loudoun to care for orphans in varieties of ways including: adopting and fostering children; mentoring teenagers who are in foster care; mentoring young adults who have aged-out of the fostering system; supporting families who have adopted or are fostering by providing them with prayer, friendship, and practical help (i.e. delivering a meal, furniture delivery, mowing their lawn, doing their laundry, cleaning their house, etc.)
Aimee Palumbo, [email protected]
In partnership with Iglesia Campo Blanco, we help people learn and practice the English language. Some of us teach English, while others of us serve as language partners. Language partners meet informally once a week or twice a month for casual conversation to help someone practice speaking English. Currently this ministry meets at our Tysons location.
Ken Tucker, [email protected]
This ministry helps couples enrich their marriages through teaching, coaching, and small group discussion. We are seeking small group facilitators and coaches. Currently this ministry meets on Wednesdays at 7PM at our Tysons location but we hope to offer groups in Loudoun led by Loudoun couples.
Loudoun Staff, [email protected]
Financial Coaches counsel people about their personal finances including budgeting, debt reduction, how to manage money according to biblical principles, and other financial matters. Volunteers are not financial planners, but rather individuals who seek to help people to honor the Lord no matter what financial circumstance or crisis they might be in.
Loudoun Staff, [email protected]
From time to time, God brings refugees to Loudoun who are in critical need. There are many different ways to serve and bless them including – delivering furniture, serving as an English language conversation partner, meeting for tea/coffee for developing a friendship, providing transportation (driving them to their appointments), and helping them navigate through American culture (registering their children for school; completing medical forms; completing forms at the DMV).
Dave Young, [email protected]
In partnership with Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and Tree of Life ministry, we are piloting a program in which we can go into the prison to do Bible studies with incarcerated people. There are opportunities to serve one-on-one for Bible discussion, opportunities to serve one-on-one for life coaching, and opportunities to serve together in a community Bible study.
Matt Broderick, [email protected] or text 703-966-0791
Our church serves residents of Loudoun County who are in need by providing gently used furniture. You can serve by donating gently used sofas, tables and chairs, dressers, nightstands, end tables and lamps. We are a little strict on the condition of the furniture, so please send Matt pictures of your items to see if it is something currently needed and meets our criteria. We also purchase new household items (kitchen and bath items) essential to families getting off to a good start in their new apartment. You can serve by periodically shopping at Walmart from a specific list we provide, and then by taking the items to our storage unit in Leesburg. Also, you can serve by helping pick up donated items or moving items out of storage and into a client’s home. A very flexible schedule is usually required, as the needs arise quickly without much notice. People with flexible work hours during the week are sorely needed, as well as anyone who can help carry an end table, a lamp, a kitchen chair or bags of newly purchased items. You don’t have to be a professional furniture mover to help.
God has directed us to care for the orphaned and vulnerable. At MBC MoCo we desire to follow His call and reflect His love in our community and around the world in this way. Everyone can do something! How is God leading you to care for children and families in need?
If you are interested in volunteering, click HERE
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ESOL is a ministry that continues to grow as we teach English and share the gospel with immigrants from our local community. Classes are Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. If you would like to participate by teaching, assisting students, driving the van, hospitality, music, or translating, please contact Cindy Wilbur.
Opportunities to serve in this ministry outside the jail within our ongoing partnerships for re-entry citizens to provide physical and spiritual needs. INFO/VOLUNTEER: [email protected]