Ways to serve your local community

Your church knows your community best. What unique challenges is your neighborhood facing? Where can your church step in and serve?

Here are some ideas to get you started as you plan to ServeNC. Find more here.

NC Baptists partner with ministries around the state. Your church can connect with them for more opportunities.

The Pregnancy Network

The Pregnancy Network is a Christian, multi-denominational organization that serves women facing unplanned pregnancies.

  • Cleaning/Maintenance
  • Hospitality
  • Administration
  • Serve at fundraising events
  • Host baby showers
  • Host diaper drives
  • Serve your local pregnancy center

Baptist Aging Ministries/Elderly

The North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry helps adults ages 65+ maintain independence and enjoy quality of life.

  • Serve on a care team
  • Serve on the Hope Line
  • Wheelchair ramps

Baptist Children’s Homes

The Baptist Children’s Homes cares for children, adults and families across the state, and hosts several “Friends of Children” workdays at statewide locations.

  • Participate in a “Friends of Children” workday
  • Landscaping
  • Flooring
  • Painting
  • Construction
  • Pressure washing
  • Volunteer at the annual Food Roundup

Community ministry

  • Back-to-school gift baskets for teachers
  • ESL classes
  • Park cleanup
  • Roadside cleanup
  • School painting, landscaping, cleanup

Economic needs

  • Assemble hygiene kits for shelters
  • Deliver meals for houseless
  • Food pantry outreach or serve with local food bank
  • Community garden ministry
  • Job training


  • Community health fair
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Free dental checks
  • Free vision checks