The Loop

Sharing Jesus Across Town and Across the Street

Key Dates

How to Register

  • Complete the Houston 1:8 registration form (for a specific ministry site or the Neighborhood Track)

Ministry Site Track — Partner with smaller local churches to reach their communities through VBS and other activities and to advocate for what they provide people year-round.

Neighborhood Track — Host a block party, a cookout, a backyard movie night or your own way of being intentional about connecting with people God has placed around you.


Neighborhood Track

July 8–11, 2019

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. Find out how many other Houston's First members might live in your same neighborhood and join them for outreach to your community!

Whether you host a block party, a cookout, a backyard movie night or your own idea, be intentional about connecting with people God has placed around you!

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

Resource packet will be made available to each household at your campus. Deadline to register is by end of day June 23.

Register WIth the Neighborhood Track

Your Neighborhood

Throughout our city


  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!

Ministry Site Track

July 8–11, 2019

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 17 and under

Deadline to register is by end of day June 23.

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!

Two | Faith Centers
  • Faith Center Harwin
  • Faith Center Spring Branch
One | Sports Camp
  • Spring Woods Baptist Church
Two | Church Partners
  • Park Temple
  • Wilcrest Baptist

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.


Register Here


Ministry Opportunities:

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

Faith Center – Spring Branch

8009 Long Point Rd, Houston, TX 77055


Faith Center Spring Branch site is a strategic opportunity for The 5 to serve together through their LBS classes. With Faith Center Spring Branch being settled centrally in the heart of Spring Branch, we will be outreaching into nearby apartment complexes to connect with these communities through bible stories, games, VBS, sports and evangelism. This site will look a little different this year as the Faith Center itself will be used as a logistical hub with volunteers being dispersed into key locations in the Spring Branch area including apartment complexes, Freed Park, and Warrior Field.

**Stude Park volunteers will now serve at this location as well.


Register Here


Ministry Opportunities:

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

Stude Park

(RELOCATED)


**Please see Faith Center Spring Branch ministry site for details on the updated service opportunities for the relocation of this site.


Register Here

Spring Woods Baptist Church

10131 Emnora Lane, Houston, TX 77080


This site hosts a sports camp at Spring Woods Baptist Church 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, 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 Baptist Church!


Register Here


Ministry Opportunities:

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

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.


Register Here


Ministry Opportunities:

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

Wilcrest Baptist

10800 Sharpview Dr, Houston, TX 77072


This site is partnering with the church Pastor Gregg Matte grew up and got baptized in! The focus will be serving their multi-ethic community while hosting a sports camp and VBS at Wilcrest Baptist Church 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 church to coach football, basketball, and of course soccer. We hope you will join us at Wilcrest Baptist Church!


Register Here


Ministry Opportunities:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • VBS
  • Food/Registration
  • Prayer
  • Evangelism
  • Childcare
  • Security

Have questions or comment?

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

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