At All Saints, we partner with organizations that seek to establish holistic Christian community through:
Leadership Development: Strategically training leaders for Christ’s church.
Church Planting: Commitment to the mission of God established and empowered by local churches everywhere, but especially in Austin with specific visions and strategies.
Compassion Ministries: Partnering with ministries that work with the poor, orphan, marginalized, forgotten.
Side by Side Kids is a faith-based, after-school and mentoring program anchored in East Austin’s St. John community committed to “tutoring and inspiring our kids to reach academic excellence, mentoring and encouraging them to make wise choices, and sharing the love and truth of the heart-changing Gospel with them.”
All Saints has supported Side by Side Kids (formerly Community New Start) from day one. Our involvement and commitment extends far beyond financial support as many members of our congregation volunteer in the various programs, while others are active on the Side by Side Board.
Focusing on Austin ISD’s schools located in under-resourced communities and serving predominantly economically disadvantaged students, Austin Partners in Education delivers innovative, volunteer-driven academic and mentoring programs. APIE’s 1,550 volunteers work with students at pivotal junctures in their education, providing a vital extension of academic and social/emotional support to students. Through the flagship Classroom Coaching program, students benefit from small group (3:1 or below) instruction from volunteers drawn from more than 200 Austin area government agencies, businesses and community organizations.
Founded by David and Margie Peña in 2000, Texas Reach Out Ministries is a local non-profit organization specializing in transitional housing for those released from prison and those who are homeless as a result of unsuccessful integration into society after an extended prison stay. After placement in a house, TROM pairs clients with mentors to promote the development of life and work skills.
Housing, mentor relationships, church involvement, life/job skills development, and job placement –TROM’s comprehensive approach represents an attempt to give these men and women a gospel-based “future of self-sufficiency.”
All Saints has a long-standing relationship with Texas Reach Out Ministries forged from congregant involvement. There are several ways for you to be involved: be a mentor, donate clothes, or provide transportation for the residents of Texas Reach Out’s houses.
Austin LifeCare (ALC) was founded in 1984 with the vision of serving the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of women and families who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. In order to offer its full spectrum of free and confidential services, Austin LifeCare relies on the donated gifts of volunteer time and charitable contributions.
All Saints first partnered with Austin LifeCare in 2009 after several members of our congregation became involved as volunteers.
The mission of East (Northeast) Austin Young Life centers on relationships. Young Life leaders seek to meet students where they are, engaging in school and community activities to build relationships with High School students.
The goal of these relationships is friendship: helping students to understand that they are not alone, that they have a support structure that involves family, teachers, coaches, churches and Young Life leaders.
RUF stands for Reformed University Fellowship and is the campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. As a Christian ministry at UT, RUF strives to reach students with the good news of Jesus and to equip students to serve others.
God is at work and has brought more foreign students to college campuses in the United States than to any other nation. We respond to God’s work and obey God’s Word by welcoming students from all nations and equipping kingdom ambassadors for Christ’s worldwide church. RUF International seeks to reflect God's grace to an international audience. Since God welcomed us when we were foreigners to Christ's kingdom, we share hospitable deeds and gospel words in His Name with internationals.
For many years, All Saints Presbyterian had prayed about sending out a new church into North Central Austin, building upon the Gospel work they had been blessed to be a part of in the Southwestern part of the city.
Simultaneously, Pastor Jay Simmons had been praying that the Lord would somehow bring him back to Austin where he went to college so that he could be a part of what the Lord was doing in the city he loved. God answered these prayers in the Fall of 2014 when All Saints called Pastor Jay and his wife Jen to lead the church planting effort.
After a year of preparation, Grace + Peace Austin was born with its first service at Lamar Middle School on August 23, 2015. G+P's vision is to be a “Gospel-Formed Family for the City”, emphasizing both the calling of God’s people into intimate community and mission to bring His light to the city.
City School is a Christ-centered school that provides a rich education to a diverse community, equipping children academically, spiritually, and relationally to be true servant-leaders.