A big part of plugging in at 121 is serving others, out of gratitude for the impact Christ has had on our lives. The list below is a great starting point for ideas on where you might choose to use your skills and passions to serve others.

Local Opportunities

There are so many ways to be a neighbor to people in DFW!

  • Neighbors in the Mustang Community: Volunteer at the GPD Community Outreach Center

    The Community Outreach Center (established by the Grapevine Police Department) provides multiple avenues to build relationships with adults and children and help them flourish.

    Valuable After-School Time (VAST): Adult and high school age mentors come one afternoon each week to the Community Outreach Center on Mustang Drive. Mentors will help 1st through 6th graders with homework and reading, play games and help with activities, and mostly be a positive influence and Christ-centered role model. Contact grapevinevast@gmail.com

    English Conversation Club for adults: Join others from 121 to help community residents improve their English. No foreign language skills necessary! Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm. Contact Gail

    There are many other opportunities such as GED tutoring, computer literacy classes, and more.

    Find more info and the volunteer application here: Community Outreach Center.

  • Neighbors in the Mustang Community: Produce Market

    Join others from 121 to host a low-cost, fresh produce market and build relationships in the Mustang community. The market happens every Saturday from 9:30-11:30 at Community Outreach Center(3010 Mustang Dr. Grapevine) Contact Tim Green.

  • Neighbors in the Mustang Community: 121 Invite Team

    This team meets the second Sunday of each month to visit door to door in the Mustang Drive area to pray for people and invite them to 121.

    Contact Bryan Bundick

  • Children/Students: Timberline Elementary Pen Pal

    Partner with this local school to help students improve their writing skills. 

    Participants are paired with a student and write in a shared journal twice a month. This an opportunity to not only help a student improve their writing skills, but also to act a mentor. 

    Contact Bryan Bundick

  • Poverty: Neighborhood Engagement Team (NET) To Be Friends & Advocates for the Materially Poor

    Join a team at 121 that is committed to walking with people in our area who are looking for help with finances, job skills, and other life challenges. Contact Roddy Youree if you are interested in this opportunity.

  • Refugees: Family Friendships & Good Neighbor Teams

    Family Friendships: Be a Family Friend to a refugee family, helping them adjust to life in the U.S. and sharing the love of Christ in practical ways. Most refugees have children, so this is a great opportunity for the entire family! (3-month commitment or more) Find more information here.

    Good Neighbor Team: This is a tremendous opportunity for a Community Group or a few families coming together to resettle a new family arriving in DFW closer to the Grapevine area (ideally the Mustang Community). The GNT will prepare together over several weeks to be ready to meet the family at DFW airport and help them settle into an apartment. The GNT creates loving, mutually beneficial relationships with their partnered refugees through weekly visits to the family and assisting with the resettlement process. (6-month commitment or more)

    Contact us if you are interested in a 121CC Good Neighbor Team, or see more here.

  • Orphans: Foster Care & Adoption

    Attend a Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting in our area to better understand the foster care system and the needs of kids and families. This is a great first step toward fostering, adopting, or coming alongside another family caring for vulnerable children. Get Started Here.

    Contact us to connect with others at 121 who have experience in adoption or foster care.

    For international adoption, a great place to begin exploring is the Christian Alliance for Orphans.

  • The Unborn: Help for Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancy

    Volunteer at Cura Women’s Care Clinic in Grapevine to support women facing an unplanned pregnancy.

    There are many organizations in our area and lots of ways to serve and connect with women who are in process of choosing life. See more at ServeNorthTexas.com

  • The Unborn: Mentor Women Facing Unplanned Pregnancy

    Cura Women’s Clinic is committed to supporting our clients and their babies even after the crisis of the pregnancy has passed. Our Care Coordinator connects mothers and families with a mentor from the local church community, who will link arms with the mother to provide support, love, and practical help as she parents her child. Our mentors and staff work in tandem to plug our clients into churches where they can grow in their relationship with the Lord, and receive the love and support of a faith family.

    Contact Rachel Avila

  • Neighbors in Hurst-Euless-Bedford: Volunteer with 6 Stones

    There are many ways to serve with 6 Stones to meet needs and build relationships in the HEB area.

    New Hope CenterThis is a place for families to find hope and get emergency assistance of food, clothing and other resources. Volunteer counselors meet and pray with each family coming for assistance, and others help organize food and clothing donations.

    Home Repair through Community Powered Revitalization (CPR)CPR is a joint effort between 6 Stones, cities, businesses and churches to help struggling homeowners with home repairs. There are opportunities to build relationships with homeowners as we meet some of their practical needs. There are two large CPR weekends each year and smaller projects throughout the year.

    Community Ministries: Meet people in apartment communities or joint block parties, and help with Kids Clubs and adult groups to discuss topics like the Bible, ESL, job skills, family relationships, and more. There are dozens of opportunities just waiting for someone to say “Yes, I’ll help.” 6 Stones will train and connect you!

    Family Serve Day: One Saturday each month, 6 Stones organizes projects for families where even young children can begin learning to serve others.

    There are many more ways to meet people, build relationships, and serve through 6 Stones. http://www.6stones.org

Serve North Texas

Explore more opportunities to serve, connect with organizations and engage in their communities!

Visit ServeNorthTexas.com

Global Opportunities

  • Honduras: Orphan Outreach


    Sponsor one of the most vulnerable children in Honduras through our partners at Orphan Outreach.


    Pledge to pray for Orphan Outreach’s work to serve vulnerable children around the world.


    Giving a small amount can cover the cost of a child’s backpack. Large gifts can fund projects impacting whole communities of kids and families.


    Go on a mission trip and serve some of the most vulnerable children in the world!

  • Disaster Relief

    Contact us if you would like to be involved in disaster relief efforts as we bring help and the hope of Jesus in times of tremendous need.

  • Czech Republic: Young Life


    Contact us to receive regular updates and prayer needs from Young Life leaders in Ostrava, Czech Republic.


    Contact us if you are interested in making an investment in the Czech Republic or other Young Life ministries.  


    121 partners with Young Life each summer to host an English and sports/activities camp for Junior High age kids.

    HOST AN EXCHANGE STUDENTContact us to learn more about hosting an international student through Young Life’s AMICUS program.

  • North Africa & Middle East

    Arab World Media


    Sign up to receive Breakthrough, which gives regular updates and prayer needs as AWM shares the truth and hope of Jesus Christ with Muslims every day.


    Give to support the work of media campaigns and front-line responders in the Arab World.


    Sign up to receive Impact, a monthly update from the work of AWM.

  • Cambodia: International Justice Mission


    Sign up to receive weekly IJM prayer update emails and notification of other urgent needs.

    Contact us to receive regular updates and prayer needs from the IJM Cambodia office.


    Become an IJM Freedom Partner: By making a monthly commitment of $24 or more, you're taking a stand to protect the poor from violence around the world.


    121 organizes annual trips to Cambodia (which includes visiting IJM) and to the IJM Global Prayer Gathering. Contact us to learn more.


    Contact us to learn more about connecting personally, or as a family or Community Group, with our IJM Cambodia partners. 

  • India: Cooperative Outreach of India


    Compassion International was involved in India for years, funding schools and community development efforts in partnership with local churches. COI operated one of Compassion’s centers in North India and took responsibility when Compassion was forced to leave the country.

    These sponsorships are now being administered by Genesis of Hope in coordination with COI to provide hope to children living in extreme material poverty.

    Sponsor through Genesis of Hope


    Learn about the work of Cooperative Outreach of India and sign up to receive updates with prayer needs.


    121 organizes trips to serve alongside COI and other partners in India as needs and opportunities arise. Contact us to learn more.

  • Religious Freedom & Persecution

    Connect with 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative in their vision to create a world where religious freedom is embraced as a universal right.

    Pray with Wilberforce Initiative

    Volunteer with Wilberforce Initiative

    The Voice of the Martyrs offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world.

    Commit to pray and stay informed by subscribing to VOM’s monthly newsletter. Pack an Action Pack to help and encourage persecuted believers around the world. Write a letter to a Christian who is in prison for his/her faith.

  • Persecuted Christians: The Voice of the Martyrs

    The Voice of the Martyrs offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world.

    Commit to pray and stay informed by subscribing to VOM’s monthly newsletter.
    Pack an Action Pack to help and encourage persecuted believers around the world.
    Write a letter to a Christian who is in prison for his/her faith.