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)
  • Complete a Background Check
    • Background checks are good for five years. Contact Jen or Skyler to see if you have a current one on file with the church.

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.


Ministry Site Track

July 9–12, 2018

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 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!


  1. Bethel Baptist Church
  2. Faith Center - Harwin
  3. Faith Center - Spring Branch
  4. Park Temple
  5. Pebble Brook
  6. Scarborough
  7. Spring Woods
  8. Stonehaven (Ignite LBS)
  9. Waterford Grove (Renewed LBS)

Bethel Baptist Church

25 Tidwell Rd, Houston, TX 77022


The Tidwell and North-Central area of Houston was a severe flood zone caused during Hurricane Harvey. Pastor Jaime Garcia and their team at Bethel Baptist have been reaching out to the community ever since. With a gymnasium full of supplies and donations and their Sunday school rooms filled with out of town teams for relief work, Bethel Baptist has committed to bring restoration and renewal to the whole the area for the Kingdom of God to be established. Our aim this week is for our Family:Serve First Kids Team to partner with them in this effort and coming along side their people and staff to empower and encourage.


Register Here


Ministry Opportunities:


  • Small construction projects
  • Clean up and maintenance On Site
  • Host massive block party
  • Time of Worship and Encouragement with Staff
  • Evangelism
  • Prayer
  • Child Care

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
  • 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.


Register Here


Ministry Opportunities:


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

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

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!


Register Here


Ministry Opportunites:


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

Scarborough

4141 Costa Rica Rd. Houston, TX 77092


This site hosts a sports camp at Scarborough High School focusing on baseball, softball, and basketball. We will engage with the children of this community through sports themed devotionals and personal engagement and they learn how to play a new sport. We also hope to reach the parents though adult fitness classes. We hope you will join us at Scarborough High School!


Register Here


Ministry Opportunities:


  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Food/Registration
  • Prayer
  • Evangelism
  • Childcare
  • Security

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!


Register Here


Ministry Opportunities:


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

Stonehaven (Ignite LBS)

6419 Skyline Dr, Houston, TX 77057


Stovehaven Apartments is placed right in the middle of the refugee corridor across the street from Wisdom HighSchool where many gather. Continuing with the monthly partnership between Servant of the Nations and the Ignite class Houston 1:8 aims to host outreach to the multi-ethic youth that live in the complex.


Register Here


Ministry Opportunities:


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

Waterford Grove (Renewed LBS)

3125 Crestdale Dr. Houston, TX 77080


At this site, Renewed LBS will be continuing to build on already formed relationships with the residents of this community. This site will include kids VBS and adult ministry as well as activities for the youth with the hope of sharing with them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and creating long-term relationships.


Register Here


Ministry Opportunities:


  • VBS
  • Youth
  • Adult Ministry
  • Food/Registration
  • Prayer
  • Evangelism

Neighborhood Track

July 9–12, 2018

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

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!

Have questions or comment?

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

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