Outreach Ministries

Outreach Ministries

Outreach Opportunities

ADOPT-A-BLOCK

The goal of Adopt-A-Block is to build relationships with the people of Bakersfield, and the key to success is consistency. No gimmicks; just genuine relationships. We want to make a difference in the lives of people living in our city. We want to show them the love of Christ. We do this by visiting door-to-door and spending time with the families, playing games with the kids, handing out clothes, picking up trash, praying for families, and inviting families to church.

Meeting Times: Every second and last Saturday of the month, at VBF in the Xtreme 
9:45 am – 10 am: Sign-in 
10 am – 10:15 am: Announcements and prayer
10:15 am – 1 pm: Departure to serve blocks  

For more information, please contact Al Martinez at 661-325-2251 ext. 115 or alm@vbf.org

HOSPITAL VISITATION

When illness or injury strikes, it is comforting to not have to go through it alone. Teams of trained, caring members are available to visit for prayer and encouragement if you or someone you know is hospitalized. To request visitation, contact us here or call the church office during regular business hours at 661.325.2251.

BLOCK PARTIES

Is a day at the barbecue, grooving to upbeat jams, and basking in the glorious Son your idea of paradise? Bust out the flip-flops and Hawaiian shirt and come on down!

The VBF Block Party Ministry reaches out to local neighborhoods in a joyful celebration of the love of Jesus. Equipped with contemporary worship, cheerful and loving attitudes, and savory free treats from the barbecue, block party teams march into Bakersfield cul-de-sacs with God-powered exuberance! If you’re ready to affect the lost, the lonely, the complacent with your infectious love for Jesus, VBF Block Parties needs you to help set up, clean up, cook, serve, and love people.

FUNERAL MEALS MINISTRY

Do you enjoy coming alongside people who are hurting?  Are you spontaneous?  Here’s a practical way to help.

The VBF Funeral Meals Ministry provides a dinner for families during the week they are making funeral plans. Volunteers are needed to pick up a prepared meal (you don’t have to cook) and deliver it to the family.  Sign up on a Response Card the next time you are at church.

PRISON CORRESPONDENCE

In a world of isolation and dreariness, a thoughtful letter becomes a message of hope. Are you willing to be the heart of kindness behind that letter?

The VBF Prison Ministry reaches out to inmates with the transforming message of redemption in Christ. The ministry team meets regularly to pray over prisoners and writes letters filled with the love of Jesus. You may not thrive among crowds, but you can affect a positive change in many lives. Your letters will provide the encouragement these inmates need to survive their incarceration.

NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH

Friendly faces and caring hearts are needed to reach out to our friends in the VBF neighborhood.

Our VBF Neighborhood Outreach Team exists to show the love of Jesus to those who live in the area surrounding our church. We provide free haircuts and bicycle repairs, paint children’s faces, and offer welcoming smiles to all who come. If you love to help people, come be part of a ministry that bathes our neighbors in Christ’s love.

FOOD ROOM TEAM

Do you have a welcoming smile and a heart of compassion for those in need? Do you thrive in an atmosphere of one-on-one contact? You’re the perfect fit for our Food Room.

The VBF Food Room provides staples, canned goods, and miscellaneous items to those in need, in our church body and the community. Volunteers are needed to assemble food baskets, do grocery shopping, keep inventory on the stock at hand, and, most importantly of all, show those in need that Jesus is the Provider. If your heart is characterized by empathy and you desire to use that gift to bless others, come be a part of the VBF Food Room ministry and touch those in need with the love of Christ.

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