At Wake Forest Baptist Church, we believe that ministry comes in all shapes and sizes. We believe in charity (giving money and supplies to people in need) but also in justice (ending unjust systems that keep people in poverty). These are some of the organizations where we give time, energy, and money:
Meals-on-Wheels/Senior Services One day each week, Wake Forest Baptist Church members and friends deliver Meals-on-Wheels through Senior Services. More than twenty volunteers drive the route, visiting the homes of some of Winston-Salem’s most vulnerable population: the elderly and disabled. While the meals are important, it’s the relationships formed over years of delivery that our volunteers say they love about volunteering.
Samaritan Ministries Twice monthly, teams of volunteers meet at the Samaritan Ministries to serve delicious meals to more than 400 people. This work is not easy, but the payoff is a warm, tired feeling of having done really good work. In addition, Wake Forest Baptist Church takes a special offering on the first Sunday of the month of food items for Samaritan Ministries.
Second Harvest Food Bank Food insecurity is one of the most pressing issues in Winston-Salem, and we are one of the most food insecure cities in the nation. One group working to end that is the Second Harvest Food Bank. Wake Forest Baptist Church receives a special offering each month to combat hunger, and Second Harvest is one of the area non-profits where we give.
Crisis Control Ministry We support Crisis Control Ministry through our monthly hunger offering, too. They provide short-term emergency services for residents of Forsyth County including: assistance with rent/mortgage payments and utility bills; food from our Client Choice Food Pantry; and prescription medications from our Licensed Free Pharmacy.
Wake Forest School of Divinity The goal of the School of Divinity is to prepare women and men from diverse theological and religious perspectives for faithful and transformative service in a wide array of ministries. Intentionally ecumenical and open to a variety of viewpoints, the Wake Forest School of Divinity was founded on the concept of “soul freedom,” one of the basic tenets of Baptist doctrine. In addition to financial support, we invite students to gain theological experience in internships.
Chaplain’s Emergency Fund at WFU The Chaplain’s Emergency Fund regularly assists members of the Wake Forest community who find themselves in urgent financial straits. This emergency funding is available to students, faculty or staff unable to meet immediate needs for food, shelter, or public services.