At Sycamore Baptist Church, missions and service is something we encourage all our members to participate in. As you follow Jesus and grow in your love for God and others, you should be motivated to serve the world and reach the lost.
Spreading the gospel is not an event or a team we are calling you to, rather it is a lifestyle. A lifestyle where you are living “on mission” as a missionary in your own community. We believe, if you do that — if you live as missionaries in your own community — then spreading the gospel and making disciples won’t be difficult because it is apart of the natural rhythm of your life.
To help you serve others, we want you to join one of our service teams. These teams will help you grow and follow Jesus in serving others, whether they are in our church or community.
Serve the Church
We are always looking for volunteers in our nursery. Please see our Pastor or LaVon Hayes, if you are interested in serving in this area.
We need volunteers to help run the Media Booth during the service. If you would like to serve in this area, please see Mike Blankenship.
Men’s Work Group
The men in the church meet periodically to keep our facilities running and grounds looking nice. If you are interested in helping, please see Casey Lewis.
Serve the Community
The Wise Area Relief Mission (WARM) is a non-profit Christian food pantry located in Decatur, Texas that provides help and services to needy families in Wise County through food supplies, utility, and medical assistance. While Sycamore Baptist Church supports WARM financially, we also encourage you to serve. To learn more about WARM and how you might serve at this ministry, visit their website.
Give to W.A.R.M.
W.A.R.M. is in need of supplies, which they use to serve the community. They need the following, which can be dropped off Tuesday-Friday from 8 am to 2 pm at 300 N. Trinity Street Decatur, TX 76234.
- Toiletry Items
The Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center located in Decatur, Texas serves families in Wise County and the surrounding area that are facing unplanned pregnancy. Wise Choices provides education and resources to women to help them make life affirming choices. Sycamore Baptist Church is a financial partner with Wise Choices and participates in their yearly baby bottle fundraiser. We encourage you to personally serve at this ministry. To learn more about Wise Choices, visit their website.
Serve Wise Choices
Below are ways you can serve Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center. If any of these positions interest you, please contact Joyce Upton at 940-627-6924. For the Resale Shop, please contact Becca Howell at 940-626-4501.
- Client Advocate
- Grant Writer
- Email Prayer Warrior
- Resale Shop
- Office Assistant/Data Entry
- Life Skills Teacher
- Special Events
- Special Projects
- Godly men to minister to fathers
- SIMS teachers
- Lawn care
Give to Wise Choices
Wise Choices Pregnancy Resource Center is also in need of supplies. You can support their ministry by giving the following. Please contact Joyce Upton at 940-627-6924 for drop off location.
- Wet wipes
- New Infant Car Seats
Our Women’s Ministry collects coats, scarfs, clothing, blankets, toiletries, etc. throughout the year that are donated to the Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth, Texas. This ministry continues year round to help those that are currently homeless to get back on their feet. If you would like to find out more ways you can personally volunteer at the Presbyterian Night Shelter, please see our Women’s Mission’s Ministry Leader.
Barbara Oden is the “Missionary Encourager” that Sycamore Baptist Church encourages as she seeks to plant churches in apartment buildings. You can send encouragement to Barbara by mail at: Texas Multi-Housing Consulting, 5100 Gold Basin Road, Ft. Worth, TX 76179 or by e-mail.