Local Missions

If you are interested in serving in any of the areas listed below please fill out this form.

 

 

Current Outreach Opportunities

Fall/Winter Powercross Discipleship        

We are inviting men of the church to consider being a part of the discipleship ministry of Powercross this fall.  Please contact Brian with any questions and to indicate your interest in this important opportunity to help shape the next generation. brian@westernavenue.org

 

Evangelism Training

Would you like to be trained in how to share the Gospel more effectively?

Starting in September we will be having monthly evangelism training days. Once a month we will meet to encourage each other and learn from others how to share the Gospel and minister in different contexts. This training time will include worship, prayer, and a Gospel tool to equip you to share more effectively. 

Meet in Multi-Purpose Room from 9:00 am - 10:00 am.

September 18 - Brian Pestotnik

October 9 - Sam Morrow

November 6 - Katie Hatchett

Brookwood Inn (Temporary Housing)

Contact: Rick and Connie Darnell

What: Discipleship on a personal level. To meet people where they are and bring them to meet the Savior through acts of kindness, individual conversations, and group activities. Praying to make a difference for Christ one life at a time.  Events at Brookwood Inn include serving food, having conversations with guests, giving out clothing, school supplies, etc.

When: Varied times: next service opportunity Sept.11 Back to School Bash-school supply/ clothing giveaway.

Where: Brookwood Inn on East Broad Street behind Starbucks and several South Statesville locations.

Child Evangelism Fellowship (Good News Clubs)

Contact: Lois Pemberton

 

What/When/Where: Volunteers for Good News Club. Western Avenue sponsors three clubs: Cool Spring (Mondays 2:20pm-3:50pm) Third Creek (Wednesdays 2:25pm-4:00pm) and Statesville Christian (Mondays 2:45pm-4:30pm). Each club is in need of volunteers to serve as Shepherds, who disciple and build relationships with the children, and Teachers, who are willing to be trained present the Bible lesson, memory verse, songs, missionary story or review game at their club. 

 

The CEF office coordinates all the Good News Clubs in the Iredell-Statesville Schools. If you are interested in volunteering in a school that is not WABC sponsored the CEF office can provide you with the information you need.

 

What: Help prepare mailings, training materials, and ministry brochures. 

When: As needed/weekly.

Where: Western Avenue Baptist Church

 

What: Donation of items: The majority of our clubs offer pre-packaged snacks and drinks and small prize incentives (for memory verse memorization) during their clubs. Some of the clubs also collect school supplies to distribute to children in their club when they see a need. A few of the clubs also collect coats and toys to distribute during the Christmas Clubs to families in need. If you would be interested in donating any of those types of items, you can contact our office and we will be sure your donated items are distributed to where there is the greatest need.

When: now throughout the year.

Grill 4 God

Contact: Julie Rodin

What: Help prepare grilled chicken and serve to those in need.  

G4G is a Ministries committed to glorifying our awesome God by serving and ministering to those in need physically and spiritually with our mobile grilling and ministry impact team.

Where:  Varied locations

When: Varied times

Kairos (Men's Prison Ministry)

Contact: Michael Furr

 

 What: Men’s prison ministry partner who befriend, encourage and participate in a ministry weekend in a local prison. 45-50 vaccinated men needed for that weekend

When: 2x a year October and March. It’s a 4 day weekend from 6am-9pm daily. Next weekend Oct. 21-24 (temporary) next training Sept. 11 8:30-3 and every other week before October weekend.

Where: Training-Granite Falls. Prison: Taylorsville, NC

 

What: Cookie bakers and packagers.  There are about 70,000 cookies that are given away over the weekend to the prisoners, guards, staff, etc.

When: Weeks leading up to each weekend.

 

What: Food preparers for the meals that will be provided for the prisoners that weekend.

Where: Hickory Cove Bible Camp Kitchen

 

What: Food runners for the meals from Hickory Cove Bible Camp to the prison in Taylorsville.

 

What: Prayer warriors for the weekend.

When: Each hour of the weekend is covered in prayer.

 

Financial donations of $5 a meal will allow someone to receive a mean with someone’s name with a card at the plate.  

Children make placemats for the prisoners at meal time.

Men's Ministry Work Projects

Contact: Wilson Ruth

 

What: Helping those in our church or community who can greatly benefit from basic home repairs, building wheel chair ramps, trimming bushes/trees, blowing leaves and mowing properties that have been neglected.

When: As needed. The work is usually done on Saturday mornings for 2-4 hours

Where: Throughout Iredell County

 

Pregnancy Resource Center

Contact: Julie Rodin or David Moss

 

What: Truth Girlz Mentoring: Abstinence mentoring.  www.truthgirlz.org

 

When: Meets one day a week from 3:30-5:00

            Upcoming: Mentor training- August 28 9:00-4:00 and Sept. 4th 9:00-1:00at Horizon Church, Statesvillle

 

What: Sexual Risk Avoidance Educator needed for 6th grade girls- Part time job.

When: Weekly

 

What: Volunteer client mentors/receptionists are needed, especially with Spanish speaking abilities.

When: Weekly

 

What: There is a need for cleaning the bathrooms and floors of the PRC.

When: Weekly

 

Where: 1710 Davie Avenue, Statesville

 

Training is available for these positions.

 

What: Life Walk Fund Raiser: This is one of 2 annual fundraisers for PRC.  Captains are needed to help rally individuals and raise support.  Small groups, journey groups, Sunday School classes or neighborhoods could join together to raise awareness of PRC while raising money. 

When: October 9th 10-12. (Team Captain Meeting Sept. 9th 6:30-8:00 at Mi Pueblo.)

Where: Statesville High School

 

Donations are always welcome: diapers, wipes, new baby bottles, formulas, etc.

Powercross

Contact: Brian Pestotnik or Cara Houston

What: You can volunteer to purchase food supplies or prepare meals or serve meals.

When: Weekly, once a month, etc. Food preparation is 9-1. Serving is 4-7 both  are needed M-TH.

What: Gospel-sharing educational mentors of elementary students up through high school AP courses are needed.

When: Daily M-Th 3-6

What: One on one disciplers are needed.

When: Weekly 6-7pm.

What: Gospel-sharing coaches for football, baseball, basketball and wrestling are needed. 

When: Daily per season

What: Repair people of HVAC, lawn-equipment, buses and vans are needed. 

When: As needed.

What: Someone to deep clean the facilities is needed.

When: Weekly

What: Someone to scan receipts is needed.

When: Weekly

Where: 1133 W. Front Street Statesville

Pumpkinfest

Contact: Brian Pestotnik

What:  To help monitor a booth of WABC at the Festival.  It will include telling people about the ministries and programs of WABC; sharing the gospel as needed; praying with people as needed; help them take selfies in front of a fall scene.

When: Saturday, November 6 

Where:  Downtown Statesville

 

Reboot

Contact: Paul Veach

What: Food clean up.

When: After the meeting each Wednesday evening.

Where: WABC

South Statesville

Kairos

Contact: Michael Furr

 

 What: Men’s prison ministry partner who befriend, encourage and participate in a ministry weekend in a local prison. 45-50 vaccinated men needed for that weekend

When: 2x a year October and March. It’s a 4 day weekend from 6am-9pm daily. Next weekend Oct. 21-24 (temporary) next training Sept. 11 8:30-3 and every other week before October weekend.

Where: Training-Granite Falls. Prison: Taylorsville, NC

 

What: Cookie bakers and packagers.  There are about 70,000 cookies that are given away over the weekend to the prisoners, guards, staff, etc.

When: Weeks leading up to each weekend.

 

What: Food preparers for the meals that will be provided for the prisoners that weekend.

Where: Hickory Cove Bible Camp Kitchen

 

What: Food runners for the meals from Hickory Cove Bible Camp to the prison in Taylorsville.

 

What: Prayer warriors for the weekend.

When: Each hour of the weekend is covered in prayer.

 

Financial donations of $5 a meal will allow someone to receive a meal with someone’s name with a card at the plate.  

Children make placemats for the prisoners at meal time.

Iredell County Fair

Contact: Karen Donaldson

What:  Serving the fair workers of the County Fair through haircuts and food service.

When:  September 9 12-2 

Where:  Iredell County Fairgrounds in Troutman

World Relief

Contact: Brian Pestotnik

What: Home set up for a newly arriving asylum seeking family.  Fully preparing a home for a family to live and begin a new life in the US.  We need someone or people who would like to spearhead this project.

When:  No specific dates- but at minimum 1x a year.

Where: The home will be in the Winston- Salem/Greensboro area.

SYBA Food Pantry

Contact: Brian Pestotnik

What:  To assemble and serve food in a food pantry distribution point.

When:  Wednesday 9:30-11:30 am.

Where: On the corner of W. Front Street and S. Miller Ave next to Front Street Baptist Church

Get Involved

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