Local/Global Missions

Missions is not just sending others, it’s going yourself — whether across the street or around the world. Real life is too good not to be shared. Why not consider volunteering some of your time to get involved in one of the many Houston Northwest mission projects? But be warned…it may very well change your life!

Local Ongoing Mission Opportunities


Benevolence needs are administered by the Benevolence Leadership Team within the deacon body. As needs are identified by church staff or a deacon, the request is submitted to the Benevolence Leadership Team for approval. These requests can be caused by job loss, medical emergencies or other catastrophic events in the life of a church member. If you are experiencing a financial emergency, please feel free to contact us at 281.469.3389.

Gano, Fletcher and Joy Missions Centers

These are 3 mission centers that are operated by the Union Baptist Association. All are in the Inner City of Houston in strategic communities and assist in providing opportunities for students at risk. Families are reached and encouraged by these missions throughout the year and programs are offered weekly to support the spiritual needs of the children. HNW supports this work through our General Missions Budget and we recommend these being places for our members to volunteer .

Joy Explosion

Each December we show the love of Jesus to our community by caroling in the Prestonwood Sub-Division and handing out invitations to our Christmas Eve services, taking gift baskets to community partners, and ministering to the widows in our church who need encouragement during the holiday.

Prison Ministry

The mission of Kairos (maximum security prisons) and Jubilee (Texas State Jail system) is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities. We need men and women volunteers! If you’d like to volunteer with Kairos email Wade Brehm at wdbrehm@comcast.net or Jubilee at jubileeprisonministry@gmail.com. | Learn More: kairostexas.org & jubileeweekend.org 

New Life Children's Services

New Life is empowering women experiencing pregnancies to make the best life-affirming decisions for themselves and their babies. They lovingly and unconditionally provide client care, personal support, factual information, and adoption services. Learn More: newlifeadopt.com

Operation Backpack

Operation Backpack is a community outreach event which provides free backpacks to children in our community who are in grades K-12. We team up with several businesses to impact the northwest Houston community and help families in need by distributing 2,000 new backpacks filled with school supplies. Not only do we be give away much needed school supplies, but we also provide families with many other activities & services at Operation Backpack, including free food and drinks, live music, inflatables for children, free sports physicals, and low cost immunizations.

Star of Hope Men's Shelter

Star of Hope Men’s Shelter is a nonprofit shelter in downtown Houston providing overnight housing for homeless men. They have a worship service every night for the men who stay there. In addition it provides a work program – training men to work and encouraging them spiritually. HNW has groups who go periodically and help with these worship services .

Three Trees

Three Trees is an opportunity for those who are able, to give a gift to those who are in need by taking a gift tag(s) from one of the three trees located around campus during the month of December, purchasing the gift on the tag(s) and returning the unwrapped gift to HNW. Each gift tag represents a boy or girl in need during the Christmas season. If you know of a family here at HNW that we can help, email us at missions@hnw.org.

YMCA Outreach

We are blessed to have the YMCA next to our campus at HNW. We work together and share facilities each week. We have Life Groups meet at the YMCA and the YMCA uses HNW fields. In addition we work together in activities such as Operation Backpack and the Fall Festival. This gives opportunity to interact with the YMCA community on a regular basis. We also have opportunity on the weekends to hold outreach venues to those who are using our fields and invite them to HNW. If you are looking for a great way to touch the community have your Life Group come up on a Saturday morning and hand out material with church information and give them a bottle of water. It goes a long way with our community to you care.

Kids Hope

Kids Hope is an organization that is committed to local elementary students in our community. The goal is for committed adults encounter one child for one hour a week and encourage them by building lasting relationships. We are always interested in training new mentors. If you are interested please contact the Missions office or email chrish@hnw.org.

Global Mission Trip Opportunities

2017 Mission Trips
  • Eastern Europe Mission Trip | for College & Young Adults | March 11-19 | This trip is full
  • Spring Break Kenya Mission Trip | for Students & Adults | March 11-19 | This trip is full
  • Colorado Mission Trip | June 2-10 | Click Here to register
  • Summer Kenya Mission Trip | June 15-23 | Click Here to register
  • Colorado Mission Trip | August 14-22 | Click Here to register
  • Fall Kenya Mission Trip | September 28-October 7 | Click Here to register

For more information about each trip and details on the cost: Click Here.

Short Term Mission Trip Application

We are excited to know that you are interested in serving Jesus Christ through a short-term mission trip. Each person will need to fill out an application for the trip in which they wish to participate. Please write clearly and answer all questions as applicable. Attach separate pages if needed. All applications must be turned in prior to six weeks before the team departs (some teams could possibly have an earlier deadline). If your team will be going overseas, please attach a copy of your passport.

Application Form

HNW Mission Partners

Global Partners

Learn more about the current work of some of HNW’s mission partners by clicking on the links below:

Local Partners

Aldine CTC   |   Cypress Christian Ministry   |   Habitat NW Harris County   |   Mission Greenspoint   |   New Life Adoption Ministry   |   Spring Assistance Ministries   |   Pleasant Hill Ministries in 5th Ward   |   Wear Gloves   |   Kairos Prison Ministries   |   Spirit Key   |   The Work Faith Connection   |   Freedom Place (Arrow)   |   Free the Captives   |   Foster Care (Arrow)   |   Boys & Girls Country   |   1000 Hills Ministry Intl.   |   Kids Hope USA   |   ICES Foreign Exchange   |   PTSD

e. lisad@HNW.org
p. 281.469.3389