serve The City
At Austin Life, we believe every follower of Jesus is called to follow the way of Jesus and to live a life of service, where we tangibly demonstrate Christ to others by serving and caring for their needs. We believe as we do that, it gives us a great opportunity to lead people to life in Jesus as well as for us to abide in Christ through obedience.
Here are ways you can serve the city of Austin.
The Angel House
The Angel House is a soup kitchen in central Austin seeking to serve the love of Jesus with each meal and set of clothes they’ve given out since 1986. They are donations based and rely on volunteers to operate.
Serve Lunch And Provide Refills
"And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’” -Matthew 25:40
The Angel House serves nearly 350 meals a day! Meals are served cafeteria style with tea and lemonade. There are various roles needed to serve each meal, the most communal of these roles is giving refills in the dining hall. People are welcome any day of the week to just show up and serve in this way and no RSVP is needed. If you wish to serve in the kitchen or any other capacity you can schedule to do so by contacting Jes Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 478-231-2764.
It's best for volunteers to show up before 10:30AM dressed appropriately with close toed shoes and a hair tie if applicable. Expect to be serving until 1PM.
Provide Donations And Give To Others
“I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. And in this matter I give my judgment: this benefits you, who a year ago started not only to do this work but also to desire to do it.” -2 Corinthians 8:8-10
We were all poor once without God's gift of grace through Jesus. At our lowest point God covered us with the highest price, the cost of His own son. We hope to remind people of their worth in God's eyes and invite them to live life to the fullest with Jesus. Giving our things in order to meet the needs of others is a great way to do this. Giving a new change of clothes can change a person's perspective of their own worth and potential. Since The Angel House has a clothing closet we have opportunity to feed, give drinks, welcome, clothe, and visit people.
Come Make New Friends
"The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith." -1 Timothy 1:5
Anyone and everyone is always welcome at the table with Jesus. We as His Church seek to follow Jesus' example by meeting His people where they are in community and conversation. Reminding one another of His love and care towards each of us is our work. Come share a meal or just hang out and make new friends with others at The Angel House.
The Angel house is located at 908 E Caesar Chavez.
Pursue Your Passions
While we have partnerships with different organizations within the city, that doesn’t mean serving the Lord has to fit within one of those partnerships. If God has given you something to pursue, we encourage you to go for it! Invite people within your Community Group or Discipleship Group to join you and if you ever have any questions about something like this, contact Jes Smith!