How to Serve

“Do all the good you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can.” 

   – John Wesley, founder of Methodism

 

FUMC Joshua believes God has uniquely gifted every person with a purpose and role for serving others. We offer ample opportunities for everyone to find a place to serve through our various ministry partnerships.

  • Find what you’re most interested in
    by viewing our extensive list of ministry partners below. If you are unsure or would like more information about these ministries and service opportunities, schedule an appointment with Pastor Dale or Shannon Dow to discuss your spiritual gifts and where you can put your gifts into action for God’s Kingdom.​​​
  • Complete MinistrySafe certification training
    Everyone serving through FUMC Joshua must complete MinistrySafe certification training which prepares you to serve and teaches our church’s mission regarding spiritual leadership and provides safety and security details about working with children, youth, and vulnerable adults. 

    Call Jennifer Higgins for a servant application and background authorization form. 817-487-2400

Serving Opportunities

Emmaus

A program of the Upper Room division of the General Board Discipleship which calls forth and renews Christian discipleship. The Walk to Emmaus is a three-day experience, a highly structured weekend, which takes a New Testament look at Christianity as a lifestyle. The program is designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people and through them their families, congregations, and the world.

 

Bethlehem Center

The United Methodist Women take a birthday party filled with cupcakes for all and for the birthday child, a personalized gift and a personal cake to take home.

 

City of Joshua, Texas

We respond to their request of help with a city clean-up day, for citizens in need, for example: mow lawns or put in a wheelchair ramp. Read More

 

Joan Kantz Cancer Center

The UMW make pillows for breast cancer patients at Baylor Scott & White to help feel better after surgery. Read More

 

Chisholm Trail 100 Club 

 We support the First Responders in requesting for donations for their clay shoot tournaments. Read More

 

Mariposa Apartment Homes 

We provide toiletries for seniors. Read More

 

Joshua ISD 

We have the Angel Tree during Christmas. 

Backpacks4Kids program provides children with backpacks full of nutritious food that they can take home and won’t go hungry over the weekend. Read More

Crazy 8 Ministries

We sponsor 2 of their rooms for their Housing Program. Read More

 

Tarrant Area Food Bank 

For many children and teens, the only meals they eat each day are provided at school.  FUMC Joshua’s Backpack Program provides children with backpacks full of nutritious foods that they can take home and won’t go hungry over the weekend.  Nutritious meals are vital to a child’s overall well-being.  FUMC Joshua partners with Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB).

 

Kairos

I was in prison and you visited me. -Matthew 25:36

One in six families has someone incarcerated.

 

The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen.

 

Early Response Teams 

The mission of an Early Response Team is to provide a caring presence in the aftermath of a disaster, under very specific guidelines that enables a team to be productive and caring while causing no further harm or being a burden to the affected community. Read More

 

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women is a mission-oriented community of nearly one million women. Read More

 

Grief support

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Read more