- All men MUST register in advance. Registration closes eight days before any event to give us time to create teams. Registration for each event can be found below on the link for "Upcoming Dates".
- A background check done through the church is required for every volunteer 18 years and older to serve at Men:Serve. See the section, “Background Checks” below, for more details.
- If you desire to serve on the same team with friends, men in your Grow Group or Life Bible Study class, please list their names and/or the name of the Life Bible Study class in the designated questions within the registration. We will do our best to make that happen.
- If you have a son, please register him too. We ask that he be of school age and capable of working alongside of you. If you are unsure, please ask us.
- You will receive your team and mission assignment for a widow via email the Wednesday before the Men:Serve event.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR MINORS WANTING TO VOLUNTEER:
Due to our Safeguarding (CYSNA) Protection Policy
, if a minor wants to serve at Men:Serve as a volunteer, they may only attend if they are with a parent or guardian and must be registered with the adult/guardian. No exceptions allowed.
If you have any questions about this policy, please contact our Safeguarding (CYSNA) department.
No walk-ups allowed. Please register as soon as possible. Spots are limited. Thank you!
On the day of Men:Serve:
- Team Leads will have a meeting at 7:30a in the Oasis Rm. (If you request to be a Team Lead in your registration, you will be contacted the week of the event if you have been assigned a site to lead)
- All registrants will need to park in the South Lot (The Loop Campus) and check-in under the driveway beside the entrance to the Fitness & Recreation Center (FRC) by 8a.
- All registrants will have a meeting in the Oasis Rm (FRC) at 8a.
- All registrants please bring the supplies/tools that your Team Lead asked you to bring.
A background check done through the church is required for every volunteer 18 years and older, to serve at Men:Serve. We do not accept background checks from other companies/organizations.
The church’s background checks are valid for 5 years. If your background check is still valid, you will not receive any event communications until the week of the Men:Serve event.
If your background check has expired, or you do not have one on file with the church:
- After you register for Men:Serve*, you will receive an email from our Operations Administrative Assistant with the subject line “Background Check Requested” that contains a link to the background check application to fill out and submit. The email will be from Amy.Thorn@HoustonsFirst.org. Please check your Spam folder if you do not see it in your inbox.
*If you register well in advance of the event, you will receive your request for a background check within 3 weeks of the Men:Serve event.
- Fill out the background check application and submit it at your earliest convenience. Background checks can sometimes in rare cases take about a week to be reviewed and processed by our vendor.
- You will be contacted when your background check has been reviewed and approved.
- If we do not receive your background check back from the vendor by the Friday afternoon before the event, you will be contacted that you cannot serve at Men:Serve, per the church’s policy.
- Sat, Jan 20, 2024 @ 8a-1p — Off Campus (Registration deadline: Fri, Jan 12)
- Sat, Mar 23, 2024 @ 8a-1p — Off Campus (Registration deadline: Fri, Mar 15)
- Sat, May 25, 2024 @ 8a-1p — Off Campus (Registration deadline: Fri, May 17)
- Sat, July 27, 2024 @ 8a-1p — Off Campus (Registration deadline: Fri, July 19)
- Sat, Sep 21, 2024 @ 8a-1p — Off Campus (Registration deadline: Fri, Sep 13)
- Sat, Nov 16, 2024 @ 8a-1p — Off Campus (Registration deadline: Fri, Nov 8)
If you have questions about serving at Men:Serve, please contact Raúl Cabán in the Men's Ministry at Raul.Caban@HoustonsFirst.org or 713.957.7681.