Community Care Team

DO YOU HAVE AN OUTREACH IDEA?

BRBCers, click HERE to
tell the team about your idea

The team members want to learn about any ideas you may have about reaching out and caring for our community and sharing Jesus through word and deed! 

Fill out this form to help us build up a database of ideas — or to ask for the team to come alongside you, as you pursue an outreach idea for yourself, your family, or your Life Group. 

 

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH A NEED?

BRBCers, click HERE to tell the team

The team members envision a church family where God is actively using us as His hands and feet to be actively involved in caring for those in our local community.

Needs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Some examples of community needs might include: Prayer, someone to talk to or just a social visit, laundry, provide a meal, child care/babysitting, yard work, gutter cleaning, wash windows, paint a room, electrical work, plumbing work, shoveling snow, vacuuming, financial assistance, deck sealing, fence repair, need of home furnishings, need of clothing, need of food, etc.

CARING & SERVING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

  • Mobile Hope of Loudoun (at-risk youth) Liaison: Community Care Team  
    • NEW: Donation drive: This benefits at-risk youth and young adults in Western Loudoun with support and emergency shelter to prevent homelessness. Sign up HERE to donate a food or hygiene item. Or simply click here to see the list of items needed, pick whatever you like, and drop off at the church. All donations need to be at the church by Sunday/May 9.
  • Care for those with special needs 
    Liaison: Church office | Send email
    • NEW: SimplyBe Coffee (a Tree of Life ministry): SimplyBe Coffee offers workplace and volunteer opportunities for those in the special needs community. You can help to support this ministry by dropping by the SimplyBe Coffee location in Leesburg and enjoying something delicious off their menu!
    • Still Waters (a Tree of Life ministry): (Currently on hold due to COVID) Tree of Life offers opportunities to volunteer with the special needs community through Still Waters. This program provides a fun, safe environment for all to learn and interact with others. 
  • Care for the elderly 
    • NEW: “From Me, To You”: Mail a letter & some much needed sunshine to one of our local nursing home residents. Click HERE. After last year’s success, we are excited to say that this project by a member of the BRBC Youth Group is running again! As of June, 364 letters had been sent from BRBCers. Liaison: Eleni K | Send email
    • Day Break (a Tree of Life ministry): Volunteers can pray, read, encourage the senior and at the same time assess other needs that Tree of Life may be able to meet.
    • Home Delivered Meals Program: A message from our county: If you can volunteer just two hours of your time weekly or monthly, you can make a difference in the lives of vulnerable Loudoun seniors. Volunteers 18 and older are urgently needed; weekdays in Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville and Sterling. Email angela.lambert@loudoun.gov or call 703-771-5984 to volunteer.
  • Help for neighbors – each of us!
    • Check-in via text or from a distance (emotional wellbeing)
    • Pick-up groceries or other items as needed (physical care)
    • Offer to pray (spiritual care)
    • Reach out to a neighbor card – Example card here

GIVE FINANCIALLY

This impacts both those in our community and those within our church family! Specifically, your giving is making support possible for: our world missionaries and those they help, the staff who are your local missionaries, local ministries such as Tree of Life and others, and a lot more. Gifts designated “General Offerings” go toward our budget; gifts designated “Benevolence” or other designations are above and beyond the BRBC budget. Thank you for being the means through which God provides!

Give here 

CARING FOR & SERVING WITHIN BRBC

Let’s remember—care starts within our church family! Do you have a need? Please don’t hesitate – reach out to the staff by emailing the office, or contact one of the pastors or life group leaders directly.

  • Ask yourself, who may be in need? Think of older couples, single moms, those with compromised health, those whose paycheck may be affected, etc
  • Check-in with someone via text or from a distance (emotional wellbeing)
  • Pick-up groceries or other items as needed (physical care)
  • Offer to pray (spiritual care)

RESOURCES FOR MAXIMIZING OUR TIME AT HOME

Staying at home means having more time together, but how do we maximize that? How can people in the many different roles and states of life come to the aid of others who might be in totally different roles and stages? What tips, tricks, and resources can we put forward to help us all as we adjust to the new normal?

Class recordings and slides are HERE

Need some encouragement? Click the link above for teaching in practical areas for these times. 

  • Marriage and Family Resources:

If you have a family, your first area of care is to them! Here are some resources during this time as you care for yourself and your relationship with God, your spouse, and your children.

30 devotionals for couples – Happily Ever After: finding grace in the messes of marriage (free download – DesiringGod.org)

Kids Bible lessons – Gospel Project video lessons and activities from Regina Gossage (log into BRC for access)