Ten Cause Areas in Our Community

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body”
(1 Corinthian 6:19-20, ESV).

Healthy people lend to healthy communities. When individuals are able to achieve and maintain fitness and physical well-being it enhances their overall quality of life. This happens through education, prevention, screening and the availability of health care services, especially to the underserved in our community.

We provide opportunities for our volunteers to donate blood, help families find school clothes for their children, sort and package hygiene products for school-aged children, and provide support through resources and relationships to those overcoming addiction.

Current partners include:
  • Carter BloodCare - Carter BloodCare saves lives by making transfusion possible.
  • Clothe a Child - Clothe a Child partners with churches, organizations, individuals and businesses in the community to serve the new clothing needs of economically disadvantaged Kindergarten through 8th grade school children in Frisco, Little Elm, Prosper and Celina ISDs.
  • Grace to Change - Grace to Change utilizes a multimodal counseling approach to meet the needs of clients struggling with drug and alcohol dependence. Their program includes group and individual counseling techniques designed to meet each client’s specific needs.
  • Refresh Frisco - Refresh Frisco connects with students in need through the Frisco ISD school staff and administration. They provide Refresh Packs for those Frisco ISD students in need of hygiene products.

“Then he turned to his host. ‘When you put on a luncheon or a banquet,’ he said, ‘don’t invite your friends, brothers, relatives, and rich neighbors… Instead, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind’”
(Luke 14:12-13, NLT).

Communities are as diverse as the people who live in them. During certain life stages or situations, through experiences and circumstances, people often need assistance and/or resources to help. Being a trusted friend, resource provider or navigator to someone and walking with them during a season of need can be invaluable.

As we look to grow this cause area to support veterans and those with loved ones who have been incarcerated, our teams currently volunteer their time providing companionship and activities for those in local nursing homes.

Current partners include:
  • Landing at Watermere Frisco - Landing at Watermere is located off of Legacy Drive near Main Street. Their mission is to create the perfect blend of comfort, care and empowered living. They believe that they are simply a small chapter in a loved one’s journey and are here to assist in creating a supportive and caring environment. By partnering with families, they provide ease and peace of mind, knowing that their loved one is not only cared for, but is thriving as well.
  • Sunrise of Frisco - Sunrise of Frisco is located off of Legacy Drive near Warren Parkway. They provide assisted living, Alzheimer’s and memory care and short-term stays. Their mission is to provide warmth and camaraderie and the highest level of senior care.
  • Victoria Gardens of Frisco - Victoria Gardens is located off of Rolater Road near Hillcrest Road. Their rehabilitation department believes in a fun, productive environment where patients enjoy working hard to recover so they can return home. They provide individualized medical rehabilitation that focuses on all aspects of the individual, including their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

“In the beginning, God created…” (Genesis 1:1, NIV).

The world is a more beautiful place because of the arts and culture. Teaching, supporting and participating in the arts leads to more balanced individuals and communities—and it’s fun!

We want volunteers willing to teach music, drama and art classes. Our team will also support local art exhibits and seasonal events.

Future partnerships include:
Melody of Hope - Melody of Hope is a nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for nonprofits across DFW by hosting concerts or providing musical entertainment during fund-raising events. Partner organizations (like Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County) are then better funded to serve the community. Melody of Hope educates and mobilizes donors by extending the hope of Jesus through music.

“All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace.” (Isaiah 54:13, NIV).

The energy and strength of any community is based largely on the health of its families and children. Providing for their social, physical, economic and spiritual well-being is a high priority to God and to our team. Our partners serve those who are in transition, rebuilding or trying to survive and learn to thrive under extraordinary circumstances.

Our teams are given opportunities to volunteer their time offering childcare so families, single parents or young moms can have some adult time. The teams also provide meals, fellowship, assistance cleaning out rooms and preparing for new residents and other support.

Current partners include:
  • Blake’s House/His House - Blake’s House seeks to give young women facing homelessness a chance to live a new story. They provide a warm living environment, while equipping the women with life skills, fostering educational and career advancement and building a network of support around them with mentors and individual coaching.
  • City House - The mission at City House is to protect, empower and transform the lives of at-risk children, youth and young adults suffering from abuse, neglect or homelessness.
  • Embrace Texas - Embrace Texas connects willing hands with opportunities to serve children in foster, adoptive and kinship care.
  • Emily’s Place/The Plaid Tag - Emily’s Place seeks to break the cycle of domestic violence for women and their children through long-term transformational care that seeks to restore faith, hope and health.
  • Single Parent Advocate - Single Parent Advocate is a nonprofit organization committed to educating, equipping, and empowering single parents with resources, practical assistance, emotional encouragement and social networking to better their lives, and those of their children.
  • YoungLives - YoungLives supports pregnant and parenting teens through mentorship, community and a life with Christ.

“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and all who live in it;
for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters”
(Psalm 24:1-2, NIV).

Preserving, protecting and improving the environment and the created world is a community effort. There are various eco causes that can be engaged in to help keep the earth healthy and green.

Our teams join the community to keep area parks and streets clean. We are working to expand in this area and establish more partnerships.

Current partner:
  • Clean It and Green It - Frisco

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these”
(Mark 10:14, NIV).

Educating children is an important priority. We support our public education system by advocating for and coming alongside the principals, teachers and staff in supporting school children and their families.

We have two separate teams for each of our partnering schools. One team serves the students by mentoring one hour a week in a safe and nurturing environment. Trusting and enriching relationships are formed while spending time together reading, enjoying games and activities, and sharing character traits that inspire and equip kids.

The other team supports the staff and parents by providing notes and gifts of encouragement, showing up at school-wide events and assisting the Parent-Teacher Organization.

Current partners include:
  • Christie Elementary - Christie is considered a Title 1 school and is one of our two Frisco ISD partners. Christie is located south of Main St. near Hillcrest Rd.
  • McNeil Elementary - McNeill Elementary is one of Preston Trail’s newest partners. The McKinney ISD school is borderline Title 1 and is located off of Hardin Blvd near Eldorado Pkwy.
  • Minshew Elementary - We “adopted” Minshew Elementary in 2019-2020. A borderline Title 1 school in McKinney ISD, Minshew is located near Virginia Pkwy and Lake Forest Dr.
  • Shawnee Trail Elementary - Shawnee Trail, added in 2019-2020, is a Title 1 school and is one of our two Frisco ISD partners. Shawnee Trail is located at Hillcrest Rd and Rolater Rd.
  • Webb Elementary - Webb was adopted by the Preston Trail McKinney campus several years ago and is considered a Title 1 school in McKinney ISD. They are located near Virginia Pkwy and S. McDonald St.

“…show hospitality to strangers,
for by doing that some have entertained angels…”
(Hebrews 13:1-2, NRSV).

Refugees, immigrants and other displaced people thrive when their communities welcome them and are involved in their integration. Helping people resettle and learn the basic navigation skills in a new community reflects the welcoming call of Jesus.

As we look to grow this cause area, we are currently praying for opportunities to advocate on their behalf, mentor new families, assist them in setting up their homes, teach language and job-hunting skills, as well as basic orientation.

Current partners include:
  • Welcome. - Welcome. is a community of Christian women committed to creating a movement of Christ-like welcome in our country. They are dedicated to diving deep into the whole of Scripture to understand God’s love for the immigrant and refugee. Welcome. seeks to understand Biblical hospitality and learn, engage and grow more like Christ in their welcome towards the sojourner.

“Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed” (Psalm 57:1, NIV).

Periodically every community faces an emergency or disaster situation—either natural or manmade. We support our local community by assisting emergency response teams and offering repairs.

We provide opportunities for volunteers to join local response teams, support local law enforcement, distribute meals and assist in home repairs.

Current partners include:
  • Convoy of Hope - Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response.
  • Fix-it Clean-it - Through the Good Neighbor team we will provide assistance with yard work, home repairs and odd jobs for those who are in need and unable to complete these repairs themselves.
  • Responder Impact - Responder Impact seeks to encourage and equip First Responders with the tools they need to thrive both on duty and off.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me”
(Matthew 25:35, ESV).

Communities, regardless of their economic status, have those who are homeless. Providing temporary shelter and help for people to get back on their feet and address the causes of their homelessness is invaluable. Closely related is the issue of hunger and the inability for many people—often including school-aged children—to meet their basic nutritional needs.

Through our partners we are able to assist in stocking shelves, packing food boxes, serving meals and providing an engaging, loving environment for families as they receive support and skills to gain independence.

Current partners include:
  • Community Lifeline Center - Community Lifeline Center provides financial assistance for housing, utilities and food for families in need who reside in McKinney and North Texas.
  • Feed My Starving Children - Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, they are dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. They work with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development. FSMC meals are developed by food science and nutrition professionals to supplement nutritional needs and reduce problems with malnutrition.
  • Frisco Family Services - Frisco Family Services helps members of the Frisco and Frisco ISD communities who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs improve their quality of life and achieve self-sufficiency.
  • Frisco FastPacs - The mission of Frisco FastPacs is to ensure that no child in Frisco has to endure hunger when school is not in session. Every week throughout the school year they deliver individual, pre-packed meal bags of non-perishable food to all 72 Frisco ISD schools.
  • Lovepacs Frisco - Lovepacs engages communities to feed children in Frisco who are in need as an expression of love. Lovepacs provides boxes of food to cover meals and snacks for each day students are not in school over Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break.
  • Lovepacs Prosper - Lovepacs engages communities to feed children in Prosper who are in need as an expression of love. Lovepacs provides boxes of food to cover meals and snacks for each day students are not in school over Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break, as well as every long weekend.
  • The Samaritan Inn - The Samaritan Inn is more than just a place to spend the night. It is a comprehensive program that teaches self-sufficiency and life skills to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness. They help willing people gain independence. On a given night, approximately 160 people sleep at the Inn. Of those people, one out of every three is a child.

“Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile.
Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper” (Jeremiah 29:7, NIV).

Loving our neighbors and engaging in acts of kindness brings people together and strengthens the community. It is through compassion that bridges are formed between demographic, socioeconomic, ideological, religious and geographic barriers, ultimately resulting in community transformation.

Our teams strive to support our local government and community events, as well as develop ways to build relationships with those in our very own neighborhoods.

Current partners include:
  • 3e United - 3e United equips the Church to engage with culture and empower the under resourced.
  • Business - The Good Neighbor team will help connect and support local and small businesses.
  • City of Frisco - The city has a number of events, parks and teams we can partner with to engage our community.
  • Frisco Chamber of Commerce - The mission of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce is to protect and promote commerce through advocacy, resources and connections.