Serve

Make a difference today by loving God and loving people through serving!

There are many ways to use your talents and gifts to serve God at Thomas Road! No matter who you are or what you like to do there is a place for you here!

Pre-School Ministry

The Thomas Road Kids Pre-School ministry is designed for children & infants through kindergarten. We believe that little ones grow so fast and now is the time to introduce them to the incredible God that made them!

Our nursery is designed for infants and toddlers from 0 – 30 months, while our Pre-K/K environment is for children 2 ½ through kindergarten.

Our team of volunteers participate in games, worship, storytelling, and other hands on learning activities that almost always include jumping, laughing, playing, all while learning more about who God is!

Elementary Ministry

The Thomas Road Kids Elementary ministry is passionate about loving God and doing our part in growing and discipling Christ followers of 5-10 year old kids! We do this through our discipleship plan that is at the heart of who we are. We provide caring and consistent leaders in their lives, have programs that invite them into God’s Story by engaging all their senses and partner with parents, so faith talks go home.

On Sundays, Kid Central and Route 45 minister to 1st-5th grade kids. Mid-week is our Awana program and both programs follow the above 3 values.

Student Ministry

The Thomas Road Student Ministry exists to help students know God, own their faith and make their faith known to others. We love to have fun and we always want to be all about Jesus in everything that we do. Our volunteer leaders play a huge role in making sure that all are welcome, everyone gets connected to a group and everyone knows that they belong.

You can volunteer with us by joining our guest services team, leading a life group, or serving on our tech team or worship team in our Student Ministry area.

Worship Ministry

The Thomas Road Worship Ministry encompasses four main areas of service: choir, orchestra, Kids Worship Crew, and the Virginia Christmas Spectacular.

We are looking for worship leaders…not just choir members who like to sing or instrumentalists who are skillful but people who are called and committed to serve God with all of their heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Host Team

The Thomas Road Host Team cultivates an environment of hospitality for all who attend our services. Whether it is giving a friendly smile at a door, answering questions about our church at the Connect Center, or directing traffic in the parking lot, the Host Team is an essential component of helping people take their next steps in following Jesus.

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Prayer Team

The Prayer Ministry is looking for strong Christian leaders to be prayer counselors for the people in our church. We are looking for people who love others and will be available to pray with them on Sunday mornings during our regular services.

If this is something that interests you, please let us know your availability. There are two positions available every Sunday. There is a prayer table in the Main Lobby and prayer counselors during altar calls. Occasionally, TRBC will hold events where prayer counselors would be needed.

Life Group Leaders

Do you have a passion to help others grow in their walk with Christ? We believe community is important in allowing people to connect with God and others. Our Life Group leaders create environments for people to develop and grow in their relationship with Jesus, together.

If you are feeling led in this direction, we are here to help equip and guide you.

Missions

The heartbeat of every Christian has to be the “Mission of God.” And here at Thomas Road we believe that every Christ-follower is, “Made for a Mission.” That mission is to fulfill the “Great Commission” by taking the gospel (the love of Jesus Christ) across the street and around the world. It is our passion to help facilitate and provide opportunities for you, your family, and your Life Group to accomplish the mission. Here’s the punch line; “it’s not missions unless you’re going.”

So come join with us and together we can “change the world.”

Special Events

Come volunteer where the fun happens. Beast Feast (Wild Game Dinner), Refuel (Church Leaders Conference), Virginia Christmas Spectacular and Large Concerts. These are just a few of the many Special Events where you will want to be involved.

Foster & Adoption

The heart of the Thomas Road Foster and Adoption Ministry is to encourage and support children and families. We provide resources for parents who help create a safe and caring home for the children entrusted to their care. Each week, we have the opportunity to meet, encourage, and pray over families as they come into the resource center. Additionally, we clean and organize donations so they are in excellent condition to bless kids and families. Our prayer is that as we walk alongside families on this journey that they would see and experience the tangible love of Christ.
The Resource Center (located in the Fort Hill Shopping Center) is open on Thursday nights from 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm. Come and volunteer with us as we serve the foster and adoptive families in our community!
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Serving

Serving Stats


Total Volunteers: 2,225

Life Group Leaders: 330

TRYA: 116

Care Team: 46

Host Team: 116

Neighborhood Connectors: 426

Multi-cultural: 42

Preschool & Nursery: 249

Special Needs: 39

Kids (Elementary) Ministry: 277

Student Ministry: 168

Choir: 313

Orchestra: 64

Missions: 27

OCC Boxes Donated 2021: 1,500

Foster and Adoptive Families Served: 146





Nursery Stats

Diapers Changed: 750

Take Home Snacks Provided: 1,800

Toys Cleaned: 10,000





Impact Sports

Players: 1,000

Coaches/Volunteers: 137




Community

Group Attendance

Preschool: 29 Groups

Kids: 46 Groups

Students: 20 Groups

TRYA: 27 Groups

Married Life: 10 Groups

Men’s Life: 41 Groups

Women’s Life: 77 Groups

Adult Life: 37 Groups

Sunday Groups: 35 Groups

Senior Life: 19 Groups



Group Stats

Life Group & Adult Ministry Leaders:  446


Hours served by AM Leaders: 40,872


New Groups This Year: 46


Total Life Groups
224

People in Life Groups
3076




Worship

Praise Through Song

Minutes spent in corporate Worship/Singing

12,000

Different songs sung

146

Countries watched

Over 79

People watching online

Over 153,000


Top 10 Countries (online)

USA
Bahamas
UK
Puerto Rico
Korea
Indonesia
UAE
Germany
China


Audience Numbers

Facebook

40,393 Page Likes
52,964 Page Follows
67,377 Check-Ins

Instagram

6,589 Page Follows




Sharing


Salvation Numbers Church Wide: 333



Beth's Blessings Barn & Dedication


Beth’s Blessings Barn is one of our favorite God-stories at TRBC. Beth McClain moved to a home on Wise Street in 2010, only a few years after her family experienced 2 tragic losses. Through God orchestrating many details that only He could, Beth had a new home in a new state.  She knew God had called her here but could not have known all He had in store for her.

As Beth began to get to know her new neighbors in her rough neighborhood, she trusted God to help her build relationships and show His love to her neighbors. Word began to spread that “Miss Beth was OK.” At Women’s Life Bible Study, Beth’s table collected items to help a neighbor lady move and get settled.  Then, the next semester, her group did another outreach for another neighbor. And then people just started bringing donations to Beth’s home for her to distribute to her neighbors.  When she ran out of space, her Sunday morning group surprised her with her first Blessings Barn to store all the donations for her neighborhood.  Beth started doing Bible study at her home each month and meeting the physical and spiritual needs of her neighbors.  A fourth barn arrived this spring from TRBC.  All four barns are full of clothing, cleaning products, paper towels, toilet paper, toiletries and other necessities that folks can’t purchase with their food stamp money.

This year, TRBC also built a covered deck on the back of Beth’s home so her Bible studies and gatherings could continue, despite covid concerns.  Pastor Jonathan and many others from TRBC were there celebrate what God has done, to dedicate the space, and pray for God’s continued blessing on the people Beth is able to minister to.




Mission Trip


Northern Virginia /DC is home to people of more than 170 nationalities and ethnic groups, making it one of the most diverse cities in the United States. As the world continues to move to America, we continue to adapt our Missions strategy to meet those needs. For the past several years we have been taking teams to NOVA/DC partnering with ministries that are focusing on reaching many of these unreached people groups. To be involved in the missions you don’t have to step on a plane and fly around the world. You can just step on a vehicle and in the matter of a few hours be on the mission field. Our vision is to start right here in our own front yard (NOVA/DC) then move to other cities across our country. Come join with us as together we, “Reach the World from Home”.



Disaster Relief


This has been a very busy and fruitful year for our TR Disaster Response Ministry. From serving our church family and community neighbors right here at home, to travels across the country to meet the needs of those devastated by floods, hurricanes, and tornados. While there is not enough space to cover every ministry in detail, here is a brief summary of our ministries preformed his year.

TR Seniors & Widows Ministry – Community Neighbors - Big Island Pastor’s Home Renovation - Flood Recovery in Charlotte County VA. & Hurley VA. - Beth’s Blessing Barn – Tree Removal – Deck Build - TRO Workdays – God’s Pit Crew Workdays – New Home Build Cleveland, TN. – Church Rebuild Lake Charles LA.

It has been a privilege to serve alongside our TR Ready Response Team. I’m proud to be part of a ministry that goes above and beyond the call of duty. While the work at times is hard, the rewards far outweigh the labor.

Ron Steele – TR Disaster Response Coordinator




Afghan Refugee Story


The sound of laughter rang through the air, as I watched the faces of smiling paint-splattered little kids run by. You wouldn’t have expected such an atmosphere, considering the circumstances these kids just escaped. Thousands of Afghan refugees left behind everything they knew and were familiar with, to survive the nightmare that is the Taliban.

I noticed her at first because, unlike the other women, her hijab had slipped off her hair and was draped perfectly over her shoulders. She wasn’t worried about the men seeing her hair since the tent in which we found shelter from the sun, was separated into two sections by tall black curtains. Her skin was fair compared to the others which made me think she most likely was wealthy in her previous life. As I walked closer, I noticed her eyes were fixated on a piece of art one of the children had done. She caught my gaze and asked in perfect English if she could keep the painting. I told her I didn’t see why not and looked down to see what she had seemed to want so desperately. The colors black, red, and green stroked across the page and collided into the image of the Afghan flag. With tears in her eyes, she asked with a weak voice, “How can you be of a people if you have no flag and no country…” At a loss for words, all I could say was that I was so glad she was safe and in America, that she is welcome here. A tear fell down her cheek as a genuine, “thank you” escaped her lips.

Then she shared, “I remember coming home from work the day before… I worked with the Embassy. Everything was normal, safe, well for the most part. Then that morning my husband and I woke up to find the Taliban had overthrown the city and they were everywhere, roaming the streets. We were terrified. For seven days we hid in our bedroom with our young 2-year-old daughter. We were too scared to even go into the living room for fear of the Taliban seeing us through the windows. After that week, which felt so much longer, my husband got a message from an American contact telling us they could get us out. When we made it to the airport, it was worse than we could have imagined. Panic had erupted everywhere. Body to body people shoving as hard as they could to get in through the gate. Eventually, we accepted that there was no way for us to get in. My daughter could hardly breathe from the crowd, so we had to leave. Later on, the American contacted us again and we miraculously escaped. I’ve been here for over a month now, and only my husband, daughter, and I made it out. The rest of my family is still stuck in Afghanistan.”


“This is a nightmare I can’t wake up from.”


I told her about how I cannot begin to imagine what she is experiencing, and how again, she is welcome here. I told her that I am a follower of Jesus the Messiah and would love to pray for her if she would allow me to. She asked me to pray that her family would escape.




Student Ministry



Middle School Attendance

275 Average

High School Attendance

245 Average

Unique Individuals Checked in since January in both areas

1,760 People





VBS



Kids attended

1000

Volunteers

550

Salvations

45





Young Adults



Worship Night Attendance

500

G2 Events

150





Kids Karnival



Kids attended

3500

Volunteers

500





Camp Hydaway



Kids attended

964

Volunteers

215

Salvations

118





Other Stats


Number of Special Needs Families Ministered to through Events

70

Families and Groups who Donated Clothes, Toys, School Supplies, and Baby Items to Journey Home

83




Prayer


Baptism

Total Baptisms

201





Counseling

7400 hours Clinical Mental Health Counseling

1500 Hours of Pastoral Counseling Provided

285 individuals and families helped through benevolence ministry




Hospital Visits

Over 1200 Hospital visits in 2021.



Prayer Requests

1500 shared through mobile app and website


Scripture

YouVersion Stats


91,801 Total Subscribers

25,508 Completed Bible Plans





AWANA verses for preschool- 1,000 verses recited for Puggles & Cubbies this year.

AWANA verses for elementary – 3,500 verses for Sparks and T&T.






Over 75 Hours of Reading Bible out loud done by Staff during January.




In 2021 Pastor Jonathan and our teaching team took the entire church through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Throughout the year we learned about God’s timeless character and His relentless love for us through the Gospel narrative present in every book!

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