Promises Community Ministries is the counseling and community outreach arm of First Baptist Church Burleson. We exist to help our neighbors through times of need, and to equip and empower them toward a better quality of life.
We serve the community of Johnson County and residents within the Burleson Independent School District by providing food and toiletries. We also offer GED test preparation classes and the New Journeys Christian Women’s Job Corps. Our staff of Licensed Professional Counselors offers Biblically based counseling to individuals and families. Faith-in-Action (FIA) teams are made of individuals, families, Bible study classes and other volunteers who help meet special request needs of our clients. FIA teams are an example of the Christian discipleship that is central to the mission of Promises. We believe that each person who enters our through our doors is a child of God and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, so a foundational thread of unconditional love is woven throughout all services offered at Promises.
“Doing church” goes much beyond Sunday mornings at First Burleson. A provision of after-school programs, children’s day care, recreation activities for all ages, counseling, and other ministries make our church a seven-day-a-week ministry center.
In 1999, God planted a passion in the hearts and minds of several members of our church to begin a new phase of ministry that eventually would become known as “Promises Community Ministries”. In relatively short time, the vision for what this ministry could become was shared with the church family and enthusiastically endorsed. The name Promises Community Ministries was chosen to communicate our desire: to share with our community the promise of hope and abundant life that can be found in Jesus Christ. The question on the hearts and minds of many was this: how could we as a church develop a plan to minister to the whole person—caring for their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs? In the past, this had been done in part through the provision of counseling and benevolence ministries, so this new approach would stand on the shoulders of those who had faithfully served the Lord through these channels.
Promises Community Ministries was planned to minister to a variety of people. The spiritual and emotional needs of individuals and families would be addressed through a host of counseling related services—professional counseling, lay counseling, support groups, and educational classes.
All facets of this project were completed by volunteers and/or the use of funds donated specifically to the project. The development of this ministry happened all because our church cares and wants to communicate the love of God in a practical way. As one volunteer expressed, “ While there are some forms of ministry that may not be a fit for me, there is one thing I can do—work with my hands.” The statement of that volunteer echoes the sentiment of so many others who made the vision of this facility become reality.
We recognize that there may be a wide variety of circumstances that bring individuals and families our way. But if there is one thing we want each person to know, it is that we care for others because we have experienced the abundance of life in Christ. And, out of the overflow of what God has done for us, we want to minister to and serve our community in His name. Stop by and visit us at Promises Community Ministries.
140 NW Renfro St, Burleson, TX 76028
How may we help you?
Promises Community Ministries offers assistance with food and toiletries to residents of Johnson County and residents within the Burleson Independent School District. Promises does not offer assistance with rent, but eligible clients may receive food assistance on a monthly basis.
How does it work?
Please bring proof of residency in Johnson County or the Burleson ISD to Promises during regular operating hours. You will be asked to complete an Application for Assistance. If needed, we will assist you in completing the application form. We will then give you a Promises photo ID card and you will visit with a Promises Assistance Intake Counselor who will pray with you, if desired, and help determine the best way for Promises to help you. The intake counselor may also suggest other types of help for you to pursue and will offer prayer and a Bible. You will then receive the necessary voucher to go to our food pantry where loving volunteers will help fulfill needs. Please bring proof of residency to each visit for assistance.
How does Promises keep Community Assistance strong?
Promises keeps community assistance strong by strong support from the community! Financial donations as well as donations of food and toiletries are needed daily. All donations to Promises are tax-deductible and there are so many ways that you, your family and your club or organization can help. Promises is also grateful to area churches who are involved in meeting needs in our community.
The staff of Promises is made up almost entirely of volunteers. Our volunteers give selflessly of their time, talents, wisdom and skill to serve those in need in our community. We are always in need of warehouse assistants to help our clients with their food selection as well as data entry and front office receptionists. Many others are needed as well, in areas such as prayer, home repair, delivering groceries to home bound clients, establishing small groups for clients in their own neighborhoods and much, much more. Whether you wish to serve four hours a month or 20 hours a week, there is a spot for you. If you would like to learn more, feel free to call us at 817-295-9384. You may fill out the Volunteer Application by clicking the button below.