On Mission
The Church at Canyon Creek
Local Missions
Many years ago, God began stirring in our church a desire to have an eternal impact on our local community. We began to develop relationships with local ministries and look for ways to partner with them to reach our community. Local missions partners provide rich opportunities for our church to impact our neighborhoods and the community of Austin with the love of Christ. Those partnerships provide - for our congregation - hands-on, frontlines engagement with the community so that we can be Jesus’ hands and feet.
There are lots of ways to get involved in Local Missions - as an individual, as a couple, as a family, as a member of an Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF), or a Life Group - whatever makes the most sense for you. We just want to encourage you to dive in and start making a difference in the lives of others, and for God’s Kingdom.
If you want more information about how to serve either through an ABF or as an individual, email Missions Pastor Keith Tooley at: keith@tcacc.net


Texas Baptist Childrens Home

Texas Baptist Children’s Home in Round Rock provides a haven of hope for children and families in crisis through its residential programs for children and single-mother families, as well as community-based outreach programs. Partner with BCH to help House Parents mentor children, assist in the HOPE program to adopt and help needy families in the community, and the Single Mothers program to support families in transition.

Call 512-255-3682 or go to reg.tbch.org

Canyon Creek Preschool & MOPS

The Canyon Creek Preschool is a Christian preschool - located on the Church at Canyon Creek campus - that serves many families in the area. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a support group for moms with children from birth through Pre-K. MOPS provides a welcome break for moms, with the opportunity to connect with others experiencing the unique joy and daily struggles of raising young children. Volunteers are needed to support preschool outreach events and other outreach programs such as MOPS.

Contact Preschool Pastor Ashley Brewer at: ashley@tcacc.net

Austin Disaster Relief Network

The Austin Disaster Relief Network is an organization comprised of church, para-church, ministry and business leaders within the Christian community of Greater Austin. Their vision is to serve Christ by establishing a network that meets the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of those affected by disasters. The ADRN has built a communication and volunteer infrastructure in Greater Austin that enables and empowers the body of Christ to organize, mobilize and respond quickly in the event of a disaster - great or small.

Contact Steven Hieronymus at: steven.hieronymus1@gmail.com

Bridges International

Bridges International is a ministry within Cru (formerly Campus Cru sade for Christ) that seeks to reach out to International College Students studying in the U.S. We serve them by connecting them with American families, helping them with their English, and meeting other needs that they may have. Our desire is to send them back to their countries not just with a degree, but with the Lord of the universe directing them in every way. (Church members Russ and Di Zimmerman work with Bridges Internationl full-time.)

To reach out to an international student, or students, contact Kerby Goff at: kerbygoff@cru.org 

Young Life

Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about teens to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. Young Life started in Greater Cedar Park in 2008 at Cedar Park High School. Since then it has, with God’s provision, expanded to Vandegrift, Rouse and Vista Ridge high schools, and Henry and Four Points middle schools, with hopes to have a presence at every high school and middle school in Leander ISD. There are several ways for people to get involved.

Contact Dan Alexander at cedarparkyl@gmail.com

Foreign Exchange Student Program

Have you ever wanted to travel abroad to see and learn about a new country? Well, hosting a foreign exchange student is a great way to learn about another country right here in your own home. Host families provide a student with a loving home and meals; however, the students have their own spending money and insurance. This is an amazing opportunity that will truly benefit your family as well as the student and his/her natural family. Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) has been working with students and families since 1947 and would love to work with you.

Contact coordinators Charlie and Paula Taliaferro at: ctaliaferro@austin.rr.com or ptaliaferro@austin.rr.com

Impact Austin

This is an outreach of The Church at Canyon Creek Student Ministry aimed at supporting and building relationships with the homeless in downtown Austin. Outreaches include providing meals, hygiene kits, backpacks, coats and other items. This ministry is a great first step for people to get out of their comfort zone. Adults and teens are welcome to participate in this outreach.

Contact Dusty Brewer at: dusty@tcacc.net

Partners in Hope

Partners in Hope is an organization that mobilizes the people and resources of the Lake Travis community to serve one family in need at a time, providing hope for a meaningful life on a firm foundation.
This is a ministry that helps families improve their homes through construction, renovation and clean-up, and improve their lives with various other resources.

Contact coordinator Matt Peacock at: Mattbp61@gmail.com

Reveal Ministries

(food/clothing pantry)
Reveal Ministries is an outreach to needy families in the Northwest quadrant of Greater Austin. It is based out of Hill Country Nazarene Church in Cedar Park. Reveal is a non-profit coalition of churches, assisted by civic organizations and businesses, which provides food, clothing and other services to the needy. Volunteers are needed each week to meet with and assist the 400-plus families that come to this food pantry each Tuesday. Volunteers are also needed Monday mornings for prep.

Contact DaLee Trevino at: dalee.trevino@gmail.com

Education Connection

Our church has a new partnership with the Leander ISD called Education Connection where our church volunteers tutor students who are struggling in reading or math, or mentor students who are struggling in school due to life circumstances. Can you carve out just 30 minutes per week to help students at a local elementary school?

Contact volunteer coordinator Pat Schaerdel at: patsch1@att.net

Benevolence Ministry

The Church at Canyon Creek Benevolence Ministry helps and cares for individuals and families needing immediate assistance, which might include food, clothing, shelter, money for gas, furniture, home appliances, rides, and a number of other services. Volunteers are needed on an as needed basis throughout the year to assist these families.

Contact Keith Tooley at: keith@tcacc.net

Chicon Pregnacy Resource Center

This center, located in East Austin, serves women who are pregnant, or think they might be. They provide free confidential services, free pregnancy tests, free limited ultrasound, individual support to help women work through their situation, a boutique with maternity clothes and baby items, life skills assistance, and many other services. There are numerous ways for men or women to volunteer to help.

Call 512-704-7876