No matter what you do, where you are, or what stage of life you’re in, God’s people are called to embody the values of God’s Kingdom by serving the common good. It’s our mission to give glory to God in our everyday lives by demonstrating his goodness and grace in all that we do. While we do that as individuals, sometimes we have to work together as a community, filled with the Spirit of God to be a redemptive force against the brokenness of our culture. These Common Good Initiatives, supported by TPC, help to serve that end.
In response to the overwhelming need for accessible health care in the city, in 2017 we launched a free and charitable health clinic. Beyond providing physical healthcare, our hope is that patients would be cared for spiritually as the gospel is shared and applied. Volunteer opportunities exist in the following areas: nurses, spiritual care, Spanish translators, administrative volunteers, set-up/tear down crew, truck driver.
If you’re interested in getting involved, we encourage you to contact Denise McMillan.
Hope Women’s Center
Hope Women’s Center is a non-profit medical clinic serving Collin County and the surrounding North Dallas area. They provide free medical services and accurate information on all options regarding unplanned pregnancy, including education on abortion, adoption, and parenting. All services provided are free and confidential and include pregnancy test and verification, ultrasounds, STD testing and treatment, options education, post abortion support, and community referral.
If you’re interested in getting involved with Hope Women’s Center, we encourage you to contact Holly Snell.
We want to help restore dignity and hope for the homeless community in the form of a hot shower by taking the shower to them. We call this “radical hospitality” and believe that, in the words of Bill Wilson, “The purest form of love in this world is demonstrated by a person who loves somebody who can give absolutely nothing in return.”
If you’re interested in getting involved with Streetside Showers, we encourage you to contact Lance Olinski.
DAEP (District Alternative Education Program) is McKinney’s only disciplinary school campus K-12th grade. We mentor the students on campus once a week, serve as the staff’s PTA, and organize bags of fresh groceries for the students.
If you’re interested in getting involved at DAEP, we encourage you to contact Aaron Snell.
Bags of fresh groceries are delivered throughout the city each week. Join the grocery pick-up team or the grocery bag delivery team to make this ministry possible. The grocery pick-up team is in charge of gathering the food items from various community supermarkets throughout the week. The delivery team is in charge of organizing supplies and putting bags together for drop-off each week.
If you’re interested in getting involved with our Grocery Ministry, we encourage you to contact Lindsay Farley.
In 2013, The Parks Church began serving the city’s first regularly occurring warm meal to the homeless and food insecure of McKinney. We need volunteers in food-prep and food service. The meal is served every Sunday afternoon at The Salvation Army. Opportunities for service are weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly.
If you’re interested in getting involved with our Grocery Ministry, we encourage you to contact Kristi Self.
Serving is one of the best ways to get connected here at TPC. If you have any questions about our Common Good Initiatives, reach out so we can get you connected to the right person!
VIETNAM | Church Planting & Orphan Care
Our primary global focus is Vietnam and Southeast Asia. We have the privilege of partnering with and supporting Lighthouse Evangelical Church, a thriving gospel-centered church located in Vietnam’s largest metropolitan area Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to regular financial and prayer support, we pack up a team and head over once a year to encourage our Vietnamese brothers and sisters with boots on the ground assistance in their work of church planting, orphan ministry, and providing gospel and practical resources to the locals.
If you’re interested in joining us on our next trip to Vietnam, we encourage you to contact Aaron Snell. If you’d like to specifically support this initiative through your giving, select “Vietnam” from the dropdown on our Give page.