How to Serve

“Do all the good you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can.” 

   – John Wesley, founder of Methodism


                    Joshua Methodist believes God has uniquely gifted every person with a purpose and role for serving others.                      We offer ample opportunities for everyone to find a place to serve through our various ministry partnerships.

  • Find what you’re most interested in
    by viewing our extensive list of ministry partners below. If you are unsure or would like more information about these ministries and service opportunities, schedule an appointment with Pastor Payton or Barbara Crew to discuss your spiritual gifts and where you can put your gifts into action for God’s Kingdom.​​​
  • Complete MinistrySafe certification training
    Everyone serving through Joshua Methodist must complete MinistrySafe certification training which prepares you to serve and teaches our church’s mission regarding spiritual leadership and provides safety and security details about working with children, youth, and vulnerable adults. 

    Call Jennifer Higgins for a servant application and background authorization form. 817-487-2400

Serving Opportunities


A program of the Upper Room division of the General Board Discipleship which calls forth and renews Christian discipleship. The Walk to Emmaus is a three-day experience, a highly structured weekend, which takes a New Testament look at Christianity as a lifestyle. The program is designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people and through them their families, congregations, and the world.


Bethlehem Center

The Joshua Methodist Women take a birthday party filled with cupcakes for all and for the birthday child, a personalized gift and a personal cake to take home.


City of Joshua, Texas

We respond to their request of help with a city clean-up day, for citizens in need, for example: mow lawns or put in a wheelchair ramp. Read More


Joan Katz Cancer Center

The JMW make pillows for breast cancer patients at Baylor Scott & White to help feel better after surgery. Read More


CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) 

Training to help with local catastrophic events.


Pumpkin Patch 

Fund-raiser for missions in October.


Joshua ISD 

We have the Angel Tree during Christmas. 

Backpacks4Kids program provides children with backpacks full of nutritious food that they can take home and won’t go hungry over the weekend. Read More


Children’s Advocacy Center of Johnson County


City on a Hill

An event by Crazy 8 Ministries in May, to promote our church and outreach with the community.


Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Provide pillows & bedding for needy kids.


Picnic in the Patch

Community event


Trunk or Treat

Halloween Alternative


Prayer Team


Backpack Program 

For many children and teens, the only meals they eat each day are provided at school.  Joshua Methodist’s Backpack Program provides children with backpacks full of nutritious foods that they can take home and won’t go hungry over the weekend.  Nutritious meals are vital to a child’s overall well-being.  Joshua Methodist partners with Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB).



I was in prison and you visited me. -Matthew 25:36

One in six families has someone incarcerated.


The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen.


Early Response Teams 

The mission of an Early Response Team is to provide a caring presence in the aftermath of a disaster, under very specific guidelines that enables a team to be productive and caring while causing no further harm or being a burden to the affected community. Read More


Grief support

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Read more


Lord’s Acre

Fund-raiser for missions on the 4th Saturday in September.


Silver Angel Tree

Christmas gifts for seniors at Colonial Convalescent.


Wesley Mobile Pantry – Fort Worth

Every 4th Saturday of the month, we meet at the church and head to FW to serve 200+ families.


JUMPs Boo-Hoo Breakfast

Goody bags for the parents for the first day of school.


JUMPs Staff Appreciation

Lunch during teacher appreciation week.


Cooks Who Care

Bereavement dinners


Visitation Team


Stephen Ministry