The Loop

Sharing Jesus Across Town and Across the Street

Key Dates

  • May 7 — Registration Starts
  • June 25 — Deadline to Register and Background Check
  • July 8 — Kick Off Rally (at each of the campuses)
  • July 10–13 — Houston 1:8

Choose Your Track

Houston's First family members from The Loop Campus serving as Houston 1:8 missionaries can choose from one of two options for the week — Ministry Site Track or Neighborhood Track.

To fully register for Houston 1:8, you must:

  • Complete the Houston 1:8 registration form (for a specific ministry site or the Neighborhood Track)
  • Complete a Background Check
    • Background checks are good for five years. Contact Charlotte, Jonathan or Caroline to see if you have a current one on file with the church.

Ministry Site Track — Partner with local church leaders at locations around Houston as we host VBS, youth events, adult Bible studies and other activities throughout the week.

Neighborhood Track — Reach out to your neighbors, make connections, and share the Good News.


Ministry Site Track

July 10–13, 2017

Our win for the Ministry Site Track is to equip local churches and leaders with the tools they need to minister to the people God brings them. In the past, Houston’s First led VBS and other activities for churches. Now, we want to serve alongside them and equip them to lead on their own.

If you’ve ever served at a Houston 1:8 ministry site, this year will look like what you’ve done before. Local church leaders will join in on the planning phase with our missionaries and be encouraged to lead during the week as much as possible — equipping them to grow their ministry.

Cost
  • $35 for Adults 18+
  • $25 for Single Parents and College Students
  • Free for 11–17
  • Free for 10 and Under
Deadline to register and fill out your background check is by end of day June 25th.

Ministry Sites

Find the ministry site where you want to serve and register at the link provided. You may want to choose a site along with your Life Bible Study, or one that you can get to easily from work or home each evening. Space at some ministry sites is limited, so register soon before they fill up!

Pebble Brook
8801 Gustine Ln, Houston, TX 77031

Pebble Brook Apartments are located in Southwest Houston just inside the Beltway. During the week of Houston 1:8 we partner with a local ministry that is doing work in these apartments by helping with VBS, Youth, Women's Ministry, through games, crafts, food, evangelism, and outreach. We pray that you would consider being a part of what God is doing at Pebble Brook!

Ministry Opportunites:

  • Vacation Bible School
  • Youth
  • Adult Ministry
  • Prayer
  • Evangelism
  • Food Distribution

Faith Center - Harwin
5860 Ranchester, Suite 833, Houston, TX 77036

The Faith Center Harwin site is located near several apartment complexes inhabited mostly by international refugees from Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Iraq and many other countries. During the week of Houston 1:8, we will be working to reach these refugees through bible storying and evangelism to all age groups, from children to adults. Our prayer is that we may share the love of Jesus with the refugees and build long-standing relationships with them. If you are interested in international missions, you need look no further than Houston.

Ministry Opportunities:

  • Vacation Bible School
  • Adult Ministry
  • Prayer
  • Evangelism
  • Food Distribution

Faith Center - Spring Branch
8009 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77055

At Faith Center Spring Branch site we will be helping equip both the Long Point Baptist Church as well as Casa de Dios to lead VBS to reach out to their communities. This Houston 1:8 site consists of Adult ministry & Kids' VBS available in Spanish & English as well as daily activities for Youth. We have needs for help in all of these areas as well as Evangelism, Prayer, and serving Food.

Ministry Opportunities:

  • Vacation Bible School
  • Youth
  • Food Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Soccer
  • Evangelism
  • Prayer
  • Adult Bible Study
  • Registration

Memorial Park
Off Memorial Drive inside the West 610 Loop

Started 2 years ago by the Renewed Life Bible Study class, this site is focused on encouraging, praying for, and reaching out to those using Memorial Park with the goal of connecting people to Houston’s First. If you enjoy running, being outside, or just encouraging and praying for people, join us out on the track!

Ministry Opportunities:

  • Prayer
  • Food Distribution
  • Evangelism
  • Set up/tear down

North Central
2102 Tidwell Rd, Houston, TX 77093

North Central Baptist Church is located in the Northeast part of Houston. During the week of Houston 1:8, there will be opportunities to minister through praise and worship, bible storying, reaching teens through sports, and through adult bible study. Our prayer is that we see changed lives through salvation and that the members of North Central are equipped for sustainable ministry. Will you consider being a local missionary at North Central this year? We would love for you to serve alongside us!

Ministry Opportunites:

  • Vacation Bible School
  • Youth
  • Food Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Prayer
  • Evangelism
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Youth
  • Food Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Prayer
  • Evangelism

Park Temple
4027 Irvington Blvd, Houston, TX 77009

Park Temple Baptist is a church located north of Downtown inside the Loop. We will be working alongside this church to do outreach to their community through putting on a Vacation Bible School. Transportation and hot meals are also provided and there will be many ways to help out during the week. Our hope and prayer is for Park Temple to flourish after this week and that leaders are equipped to continue the ministry there.

Ministry Opportunites:

  • Vacation Bible School
  • Youth
  • Food Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Prayer
  • Evangelism

Spring Woods
2045 Gessner, Houston, TX 77080

This site hosts a sports camp at Spring Woods High School for kids ages 5-18. We use sports as an opportunity to build one on one relationships with the kids that live in the area with the hope of sharing God's love with them. We are able to use the indoor and outdoor facilities at the school to coach football, basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball and dance. You don't even have to be good at sports to help out at this site. We hope you will join us at Spring Woods!

Ministry Opportunities:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Dance
  • Food/Registration
  • Prayer
  • Evangelism
  • Childcare
  • Security

Star of Hope (Family Shelter)
419 Dowling St., Houston, TX 77003

The Star of Hope Houston 1:8 site started after a group of couples at Houston’s First realized the need for long-term ministry with these families who are in need. As a result, the ministry has continued throughout the year. Each of the four nights, a group will go to the family shelter and provide snacks, lead a bible study for the women, and play games with the kids. Space for this site is very limited, so sign up early!

Ministry Opportunities:

  • Snack Preparation
  • Bible Study
  • Games

Neighborhood Track

July 10–13, 2017

Our win for the Neighborhood Track is to equip and encourage Houston’s First members to share the love and truth of Jesus in their neighborhoods. Rather than going to a ministry site, you will stay and minister to the people God has placed around you.

Cost: $15 per Household (includes t-shirts and resource pack)

Your Neighborhood
Throughout our city

Resource packet will be made available to each household at your campus.

Deadline to register and fill out your background check is by end of day June 25th.

Structure

  1. Register your household (yourself, your family, or roommates).
  2. In June, we will begin connecting those who have registered.
  3. As a group, decide whether to do one event together or multiple events.


After Houston 1:8

The week of Houston 1:8 is meant to be the start (or a continuation) of relationships with your neighbors. When the week is over, the ministry continues! Keep in contact with the people you meet during the week, invite others over for dinner or coffee, invite people to church — and continue to pray for your neighborhood!

Have questions or comment?

Your primary Houston 1:8 contact for The Loop Campus is Jonathan Huegel. You can reach him directly by using this form or send emails to Jonathan.Huegel@HoustonsFirst.org

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