Compassion & Outreach Ministry

"Believers brighten cities!” Dr Mike Rakes

Winston-Salem First’s compassion ministry seeks to brighten our city by reflecting the light & love of Jesus through sustained & collaborative efforts of ministry!  Fueled by Jesus’s call to love "the least of these”, our mission is to do "good works", build "good friendships", & share in the Good News of Christ’s Kingdom with vulnerable communities. 


How do I get involved in Outreach?

Below you will find a list of serving opportunities. Some are family friendly & others have age & passion specific requirements. Whatever you choose, we strongly encourage you to attend the summer missions workshop: "Where the Cross Meets the Streets" on Saturday, June 4 from 11am-2:30pm at Redeemer Presbyterian.


Brownsboro Rd. Community Garden: 

Volunteer to help with the upkeep of the Brownsboro Community Garden! CLICK HERE to see more about this opportunity. 


Brownsboro U

Every Tuesday from 4pm-6:30pm students come to Awake Church's campus in partnership with Love Out Loud for a meal, reading time, discipleship, and homework help. Come be a homework helper!


Brownsboro Trunk or Treat // Monday, October 31 at 6pm

Join the community for a safe & fun night of games, food, trunk or treating, & the Good News. Volunteers can serve by decorating & stocking their car trunk with candy, dressing in a costume, & having fun with children.  


Christmas Gift Mart // Mid December

The Christmas Gift Mart provides inexpensive way for parents in the community purchase new & softly used toys for their kids for Christmas. Donate toys or sign up to serve for this dignity affirming way of helping under resourced parents provide a meaningful Christmas expletive for their kids. 


Lit City U 

Our Lit City U character education groups meet 3 times a month at 6 to 7 public school campuses. If you have experience in working with middle & high school students & have availability during the 2-5pm window let us know. We also need folks who are willing to cook meals for our meetings. We generally build with 50 students per school & try to bring food for our meetings to show ourselves friendly & to help counteract childhood hunger.


Lit City Mentoring

If you are interested mentoring a middle or high school student contact us. We train, screen, & match mentors with youth growing up in vulnerable circumstances. The aim is to share your life & the Good News with the student for a full year, meeting 3 times a month. 


If you are interested in being a part of any of the opportunities mentioned above, please click on the button below so that we can send you more information.




Love Out Loud

Transforming our city with the love and compassion of Christ by unifying and mobilizing the body of Christ.