We are truly blessed people. As people who have the luxury of knowing about Jesus and his infinite love for us, we should never stop being grateful. In Student Ministries, we try to put this idea to work in the lives of our students through our Move Houston service projects. The idea is to get our students off their couches on a lazy Saturday every month, get them up and moving in our Houston community, show others how grateful we are for Jesus’ love and show it to others through acts of service.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. – 1 Peter 4:10

Adhering to the idea that God has blessed each of us with individually specific gifts that make us uniquely capable of serving His kingdom in a certain way, we have a wide gamut of projects that we do each year. The hope is that students will discover new skills and passions that will motivate them to serve others on their own. After a project with SEARCH Homeless Services, one of our 7th grade girls took the initiative to run a bake sale and raise additional money which helped us buy over 50 Bibles for SEARCH to give to homeless clients.

Through monthly service projects, St. Luke’s middle and high school students have impacted literally thousands of Houstonians. Here are a few of the ways:

  • Brightened the day for 130 senior adults at Wesley Community Center
  • Repaired a building housing 100 children at House of Tiny Treasures
  • Delivered 70 poinsettia plants to St. Luke’s Friends at Home
  • Cleaned up a Houston public park with Bufflao Bayou Partnership
  • Gardened at Wesley Community Center and helped provide food
    assistance to 18,755
  • Spread community awareness through United Against Human Trafficking
  • Assisted Christian Community Service Center at their Sunshine Resale Shop
  • Prepared 650 Kids Meals
  • Cleaned Japhet Creek public park
  • Worked with  St. Luke’s woodshop to build wooden toys for children
  • Sorted donations for 1,200 children through Undies for Everyone
  • Prepared pet food for 1,100 animals through AniMeals
  • Cut fabric for Sole Hope shoes
  • Gardened and built shade structures for Urban Harvest garden
  • Served on mission trips within the United States and the Dominican Republic
  • Mucked houses, assisted with St. Luke’s distribution center during Hurricane Harvey relief efforts