COLLEGE OUTREACH MINISTRY
“Helping college students advance spiritually as they progress academically.”
“There is no way I would have made it to graduation day without God and being able to come to Reid Temple every week [to] be filled with His Word.” (College Student Testimonial)
The Reid Temple College Outreach Ministry (R.T.C.O.M.) embraces and supports hundreds of college students, encouraging their spiritual development with a full range of faith and fellowship activities while they are attending local institutions of higher learning. Its members coordinate the free transportation services, meals, programs, care packages, hospitality/hosting services, and more that Reid Temple provides for local college students, churched or unchurched, as their “home-away-from-home” worship center. R.T.C.O.M. also helps to integrate college students into the life of the church by coordinating their participation and service in programs sponsored by other Reid Temple ministries. College students—come and get your praise on! Join us for a life-changing experience of powerful preaching, insightful teaching, and anointed praise and worship at Reid Temple this Sunday.
Reid Temple members with commercial driver’s licenses and food-handling certification are especially encouraged to participate as R.T.C.O.M. volunteers. College shuttles to and from Reid Temple currently serve Howard University, Bowie State University, and the University of Maryland-College Park. Join this ministry for dinner, fellowship, and evening services every Sunday from 4pm to 8pm on the Reid Temple-Glenn Dale Campus.
Contact Rev. Hilda L. Hudson, Ministry Leader, firstname.lastname@example.org; (North)
Contact Sis. Loretta McClurkin, Volunteer Coordinator, 301-352-0320, ext. 415 (Glenn Dale)
GLOBAL EVANGELISM AND OUTREACH MINISTRY
“Witnessing to the nations.”
The mission of the Global Evangelism and Outreach Ministry is in accordance with the Word of God, which calls upon each Christian to be a “witness to the nations” (Acts 1:8) and to share the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with “the least and the lost—men, women, and children—across nations, tribes, and tongues” (Revelations 14:6). Its members reach across cultures and the globe—working locally, nationally, and internationally.
Contact Rev. Kim Queen, Ministry Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 424, global_outreach@ReidTemple.org, for more information on this ministry and its upcoming meeting dates and times. This ministry meets on the Reid Temple-Glenn Dale Campus.
HARVEST STREET WARRIORS MINISTRY
“Winning souls for Christ.”
The purpose of the Harvest Warriors Street Outreach ministry is to answer the call of the Great Commission as mandated in Matthew 28:18-20, operating under the guidance of the Holy Spirit as found in Acts 1:8.
Our ministry goes out into the streets to witness the Good News of Jesus Christ in areas not normally reached by the church. We perform search and rescue of thosewho God has called unto reconciliation – the harvest!
Ministry Meetings and Trainings:
Our ministry meetings are held the 2 nd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. We meet to plan outreach, fellowship, share praise reports and receive training during these meetings. Additionally, we join with Master’s Touch, under the leadership of Bro. Robert Myers, in training and outreach.
If you are interested in street ministry, please contact us at the email below.
Ministry Outreach Activities:
We welcome your participation and support of the following outreach activities that provide opportunities for service and witnessing. Additional activities will be announced as they are confirmed:
1. Clothing Closet – ongoing collection and distribution of men, women and children’s items
2. Bread & Water Outreach – outreach performed at various metro stations and other high-traffic
areas distributing Our Daily Breads and water with scriptures
3. Mobile Evangelism – book remote screenings of Reid Temple services to those unable to travel to
4. Our Daily Bread Share Sunday – Our Daily Bread distribution during a Sunday service. One to keep
and one to share.
5. Care Package Outreach – collection of items for homeless and at-need population at area shelters
and during street patrol days
Contact: Beverly John, Call 301-352-0320, ext. 453 for more information.
MASTERS' TOUCH OUTREACH MINISTRY
“Ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless through food, fellowship, prayer, and one-to-one witnessing.”
The Master’s Touch Outreach Ministry is obedient to Scripture and the Great Commission of Jesus Christ in carrying out its mission: “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel” (Mark 16:15). The members of this ministry express the love and helping hand of the Master by ministering to the natural and spiritual needs of others and reconciling them back to the Master. Twice monthly, ministry members meet to prepare, transport, and serve free healthy meals and to distribute clothing and toiletries to men, women, and families at homeless shelters throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. They pray with and for the persons they serve, and bear witness through their actions to the promises of God’s Word as spiritual food for the soul. Join this ministry for instructional meetings every Friday at 7pm on the Reid Temple-Glenn Dale Campus. This ministry meets to cook and prepare meals for the homeless and to assemble other materials every 3rd and 4th Saturday at 9:00am, also at Glenn Dale.Ministry members go out into the community every 3rd and 4th Saturday from 11:00am to 4:30pm, leaving from the Glenn Dale Campus.
Contact Bro. Robert Myers, Ministry Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 438.
NURSING HOME AND OUTREACH CENTER MINISTRY
The members of this ministry visit nursing homes, assisted-living residences, adult and senior day care centers—anywhere the elderly gather or live—as well as youth homes, shelters, and centers to share the blessings of Christian fellowship and Bible study with those elders who can no longer physically travel to church on their own and youth who cannot otherwise get to church services. They pray with and hold off-site church services and Bible study for elderly citizens and youth and offer physical, emotional, and spiritual support to both young and old.
Contact Rev. Janice C. Williams, Ministry Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 448, for more information on this ministry and its upcoming meeting dates and times. This ministry meets on the Reid Temple-Glenn Dale Campus.
“Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” (Hebrews 13:3)
Members of this ministry are called to share the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the men, women, and youths who are serving time in prison locally, nationally, and internationally. Their mission is to prepare the physically incarcerated for the great transformation of spirit, deliverance from sin, and new life in Christ that awaits them when they declare that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Members of this ministry visit local correctional facilities to distribute Christian literature to inmates, pray with individual and groups of prisoners, host Bible studies and worship services, and provide discipleship training. They also organize workshops, conferences, picnics, fellowship activities, and gift-giving exchanges for prisoners and their families. Additionally, the Prison Ministry hosts an ongoing aftercare/re-entry program that provides returning citizens with mentoring, job training and education, substance abuse prevention support, and housing and clothing assistance. It also assists other churches with starting or enhancing their own prison ministries. This ministry meets every 1st Thursday at 7:30pm on the Reid Temple-Glenn Dale Campus.
Contact Rev. Joyce Pugh, Ministry Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 455.
QUEEN JEFFERSON WOMEN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY
“Called to strengthen our faith, and sent to continue the ministry of Christ by service and witness to the world.”
The members of this ministry are women who are called to discipleship and who seek to grow in their knowledge and experience of God through Jesus Christ, but men and youth can join too! Their mission is to support the mission and vision of this church and its ministries in whatever way necessary. In that role they travel far and wide, wherever helping hands and willing hearts are needed, spreading the Good News to persons of all stations, races, and places. The good deeds of this ministry are widespread and plentiful. From visiting the ailing in hospitals and the infirm in nursing homes, helping the homeless, and organizing blood drives and emergency services, to raising money for scholarships, aiding the victims of famine and war through overseas missions, and hosting Christmas gift-giving programs for needy children—the members of the Queen Jefferson Women’s Missionary Society are here, there, and everywhere, honoring Christ and Reid Temple locally and globally. The Society’s also sponsors a Young Women’s Initiative to prepare young women between the ages of 26 and 40 for the Christian leadership roles of tomorrow.
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Contact Sis. Renee Brooks, Ministry Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 441, for more information on this ministry and its upcoming meeting dates and times. This ministry meets on the Reid Temple-Glenn Dale Campus.
S.H.A.R.E. : SELF-HELP AND RESOURCE EXCHANGE
"Blessed are you, who help someone else, for you are also helping yourself.”
Reid Temple S.H.A.R.E. is affordable, accessible, and convenient. Here’s how it works:
- REGISTER: S.H.A.R.E. is open to all—if you eat, you qualify! Simply register and pay $20 for each package of food you want. Cash, money orders, Master Card/Visa, and E.B.T. cards (food stamps) are accepted.
- VOLUNTEER: Give at least two hours a month to assist the Reid Temple S.H.A.R.E. Ministry or S.H.A.R.E. D.C. in packaging or delivering orders or providing other services.
- PICK UP: Take your food receipt and volunteer service receipt to the Reid Temple Host Site and pick up your groceries. Be sure to sign up for next month!
Participants can sign up for S.H.A.R.E. distributions every 2nd Sunday after 7:15am and 10:30am services (or every 1st Sunday if a Monday holiday falls after the 2nd Sunday). S.H.A.R.E. food packages are distributed every 3rd and 4th Saturday from 8:30am to 9:30am. Sign-up and distribution activities take place on the Reid Temple-Glenn Dale Campus.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE/VOLUNTEER
Contact Sis. Carla Cash, Ministry Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 458.