Mission Opportunities

GANews YouthGleanersThere are always plenty of opportunities to participate in local mission work at the General Assembly!

Assembly organizers are still planning and arranging more mission work for Indianapolis. A tentative list of projects is provided.

Please continue checking back for updates and changes. (updated 1/23/17)

Inside the Convention Center

Habitat for Humanity Panel Build

  • Disciples will actually build a home or at least the frame of a home inside the Convention Center Hall A which will then be hauled to a location for construction. Those desiring to stick around Indy for a longer period could help with the onsite construction as well.
  • Must be 16 years old or older
  • No materials or tools needed as Habitat will furnish all
  • Approximately 85 volunteers divided into two shifts
  • Work scheduled for Tuesday, July 11.
    • 1st Shift from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • 2nd shift from 9:30 a.m. noon.
  • There will be a link to sign a release and commitment form soon (1/23/17)

Peyton Manning Children Hospital Project

  • Making hero capes for children and parents in the NICU and PICU units
  • No age limit but supervision for younger volunteers
  • A link will be provided to register to do this volunteer project (1/23/17)
  • People of all ages may volunteer
  • This project will be an ongoing project during the General Assembly near Hall A in the Mission Area

Indiana Blood Center

  • Monday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 11, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Donate blood for the Indiana Blood Center
  • All ages welcomed but a release is necessary for minors
  • A link to register for a time will be provided soon (1/23/17)
  • As well, walk ups will be welcomed

Outside the Convention Center

Gleaners Food Bank

  • The major food bank for Indiana
  • All minors must be supervised
  • Various tasks
  • Monday with 2 shifts. 1st shift from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2nd shift from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (50 to 75 people per shift)
  • A link will be provided soon to register (1/23/17)

Growing Places Indy

  • Community Gardening
  • All ages welcomed. Minors must have supervision
  • No tools or equipment needed as all will be furnished
  • Various tasks from painting to harvesting to weeding plus education about sustainable agriculture

Cost per volunteer

  1. There is NO direct cost to volunteer as the committee has resourced to provide the cost of doing the project that need funding
  2. Lunch each day is $5.00 for those volunteering outside the convention center. Those working on projects within the convention are responsible for their own meals.
  3. Mission Servant T-shirts are $10.00 – A link to order these will be provided soon. (1/23/17)

For more information or if you have question please contact: Rev. Brooks Barrick, Chair of the Local Mission Committee at Reved2@hotmail.com  |  317-847-1695


Youth Council

  • Weaving blankets for clients at Horizon House, a day center with supportive services for people experiencing homelessness (partnership with Week of Compassion and Division of Overseas Ministries)
  • Travel-size toiletry collection for Horizon House (partnership with Disciples Men)

For more information, you may contact Rev. Brooks Barrick.