At MBC we believe that Jesus comes to live in us so that He can express His Life through us. We are His instruments in this world that He uses to serve others so that they experience His love, mercy, and grace available to them. He uses us here and around the world to express His Life to others. Below are ministries MBC has felt led to engage with in order to allow people opportunities for Christ to express His Life in and through them.
MBC's Global Missions Partner is Village of Hope located in San Lucas, Guatemala. The purpose of Village of Hope is to provide family, faith and a future to children and vulnerable mothers in a family style setting. Each family living unit consists of house parents and about 8 children or mothers living in a home together on the Village of Hope property. Their hope is to create a family unit as God intended- a family to provide life- long support as well as teach the children to have life values. Another part of their vision is to develop relationship in the Guatemalan Evangelical churches, to come along side of them, educating them on God’s heart for the orphan, as well as open their eyes to the gift of adoption. See the bottom of this page for mission trip details.
Here at MBC we believe fostering/adoption is something we are called to help in as believers, whether that is being a parent of these children or helping support those parents. God adopts us as His children when we place our faith in Him. He calls us to take care of the widows and orphans and those that can't defend themselves. Our heart for this ministry is to be a place where foster and adoptive families and kids can come and feel supported.
For additional information, contact Claire Davis.
OCC is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse. Shoe boxes are filled with small gifts, toiletries, school supplies, etc. and shipped to underprivileged children all over the world. MBC collects various items all throughout the year and has a workday the 1st Friday of every month, and then has a box filling party in November before they are shipped off. MBC usually fills and ships out between 800-1,300 boxes each year! Also, a group from MBC travels to the Dallas distribution center to help inspect all boxes within the region before their final shipping to the children. To find out more information about OCC or to volunteer to serve in this ministry please contact Marta Knight.
The Austin Disaster Relief Network is comprised of churches, ministries and businesses within the Christian community of Greater Austin to form a disaster relief alliance to help those in need in times of disaster. ADRN's vision is to serve Christ by establishing a church network in the Greater Austin area that will meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of those affected by disaster (Luke 10:25-37). ADRN seeks to accomplish this vision by building a communication infrastructure that will enable and empower the Body of Christ to organize, mobilize, connect, prepare, train and respond quickly in the event of a disaster, great or small.
Manchaca Baptist is a proud partner of the ADRN Network, and you can sign up to be a part of this great ministry. Email the Church Office or go to the ADRN website (http://www.adrntx.org/) for more information.
Mobile Loaves and Fishes' Community First Village is a 27-acre master-planned community that provides affordable, sustainable housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless in Central Texas.
MBC has partnered with MLF to help build micro homes in the village which cost about $20,000 each. To date, we have officially sponsored two homes and are working towards a third. Part of the MBC's Mission's budget is donated directly to MLF for future houses to be built.
Outside of giving, you can get involved by visiting their website for and participating in their service opportunities.
The Angel House Soup Kitchen feeds between 300-400 free meals every single day to the homeless. Churches throughout the Austin area put together teams of about 4-6 people who serve on a rotational basis each month of the year.
Manchaca Baptist has a team that helps serve at the soup kitchen on the first Monday of each month through the year. If you are interested in volunteering please email Lesa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about this ministry please visit
We've partnered with Menchaca Elementary School to be a support to the teachers/staff and inspire children in their process of learning. Twice per school year we provide an Appreciation Breakfast/Luncheon for all teachers and staff. We also collect K-cups (coffee for staff/teachers) and box tops which provide extra funding for the school.
You can also sign up to be a school volunteer, mentor a student, or to be a classroom coach by following this link here.
Project Linus provides handmade blankets for children in crisis: sickness, disaster, family problems, etc. MBC has a group of volunteers who make the blankets at home and then meet at the church on the 3rd Saturday of each month to label and bag the blankets before being sent to hospitals, shelters, police departments, etc.
For more information or to volunteer to serve in the Project Linus ministry, please contact Brenda Kilburn.
TruCare offers women facing an unplanned pregnancy a loving, grace filled environment to consider their options. They are staffed by trained, volunteer client advocates who offer direction and support. TruCare strives to encourage, to affirm dignity and self-worth and to suggest positive alternatives for individual situations and needs while openly share the good news of Jesus Christ. All of the services of the TruCare are provided free of charge and every client’s situation is handled with strict confidentiality. To find out how to volunteer or give financially visit trucarepregnancy.org or call 512-447-7800.
The Joy Food Pantry is located at Manchaca Baptist Church and provides non-perishable food items to clients who need a short-term supply of food. You can help by bringing non-perishable food items to the church, providing monetary donations, or volunteering to help sort the items in the pantry as they come in.
For more information, or to volunteer to serve in the Joy Food Pantry please contact Lesa Yanes at MBC.
The Baptist Community Center Mission has been serving the community since 1941! A number of services are offered, including financial assistance, clothing, food, and after school children's programs. A group for MBC volunteers each Wednesday at the center from 9:00am-12:00pm, but gently worn clothing can be donated also by dropping it off at the church.
For more information on this ministry or to volunteer please contact Lesa Yanes at MBC.
MBC has partnered with Village of Hope in Guatemala not just financially, but in going to serve them. This summer we will be taking a team to express the Life of Christ to kids in need. If this is something you are interested in contact the Church Office.