Our Community Ministries are focused on serving adults and elderly in our area. We engage with people in the community through Church Under the Bridge, B.A.G.S., Community Bible Study, and other services such as recovery programs. Although Mission: Possible! Austin serves a wide range of people in the community, these programs are mostly focused on serving adults and the elderly left behind. Our current programs are listed below.
Church Under the Bridge
A growing homeless population of over 6,000 people resides in Austin. As believers, we know that it is our responsibility to show the love of Christ to all people, no matter who they are or At CUB, those who attend will have the opportunity to be a part of worship, which includes live music, prayer, fellowship and a down-to-earth Gospel message. Twice monthly, host churches provide a meal to those who attend CUB. This meal provides a great opportunity to connect and share a meal with an individual who calls CUB their church home.
B.A.G.S. (Bringing Assistance of Grace and Service) is a monthly grocery assistance provided through the Central Texas Food Bank to the elderly and homebound. Volunteers are provided with a box of supplemental groceries to deliver to the homes of the elderly and shut-in population that we have taken into the program.Volunteers deliver to homes, developing relationships with the individuals and spending time talking with them, praying for them, and determining any additional needs they may have.
Community Bible Study
Every Wednesday from 11 am- 12 pm we meet at 1190 Chicon St. inside the auditorium for a community Bible study. Our community Bible study provides a warm and central location to hear God’s Word, read Scripture, and give input. These Bible studies are led by Mission: Possible! Austin staff, but welcomes community participation. Everyone is invited!
Mission: Possible! Austin deals with several people in the community battling addictions. Recovery ATX hosts Alcoholics Anonymous, Heroin Anonymous, and Narcotics Anonymous groups throughout the week in the evenings. Recovery ATX is apart of Mission: Possible! Austin’s “Family of Ministries” which are strategic partners serving a need in the community located on our campus.
Great Thanksgiving Banquet
The Great Thanksgiving Banquet is held annually at Church Under the Bridge the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Those who attend are offered a hot meal, but, more importantly, are offered offered fellowship with other attendees and those who came to serve at the Banquet. Our goal is to offer hope, compassion and a hot meal to those who attend the Great Thanksgiving Banquet.
Christmas on the Street
The holidays are not only emotionally difficult for those living on the street, but resources like clean clothes and warm blankets deplete quickly. Every year in December Mission: Possible! Austin raises money to purchase brand new sleeping bags. At Church Under the Bridge we pass out vouchers to attenders, and they come back to Mission: Possible! Austin to receive their brand new sleeping bag. This is a practical way to bring relief to the needy.