Serve Boldly, Share Jesus

Our purpose is to go out from our campus, empowered by the grace of God, to serve our neighbors and community with the love of Jesus Christ.  This ministry intentionally seeks to equip our members to serve individuals in need, through organized congregational serving opportunities or those developed by individual members in their own "neighborhood groups".  

At Webster Gardens we serve our neighbors on an ongoing basis-it is what God calls all of us to do!  We rely on a wide group of leaders and volunteer servants to accomplish our ministry efforts.  Below is a summary of some of the ways individuals can get involved with iServe Ministries:

  • iServe Rapid Response:  This ministry team is dedicated to volunteering when special needs arise in our community.  Past work has included roofing, cleaning gutters, moving heavy objects, plumbing, landscaping needs, and painting. We also are ready to move in when natural disasters strike, such as floods or tornadoes. 
    1. Contact Tim Ellis to be a member of our team!  Team members pick when and where they serve in accordance with their own schedules. 
    2. Submit a project request for the iServe Ministry Leadership team to consider.
  • Summer Cafe:  This is a team that serves a local community by hosting events in their neighborhood parks each summer. Help us prepare and serve lunch (BBQ style), play games, shoot hoops, and mingle with the neighbors. We are all about building relationships with the community and understanding their needs. We also coordinate a school supplies collection with our church members and hand these out to the neighborhood students for the start of the school year.  
  • Food for First Responders and The Big Rake:  We start off each year with 200 volunteer servants preparing and delivering food to 50 different police, fire, and healthcare facilities in our community. Then each November we serve the community by sending droves of small groups, families, and friends to rake yards for those who aren’t able to do so on their own. We accept nominations for yards from members and also work with our local municipalities to learn more about individuals in need.  
  • 4th of July Parade Cleanup Crew: We serve in our community at the Webster Groves Community Days Parade as the cleanup crew! So gather your family and friends for this fun time as we clean up the streets and interact with the community along the 2.5-mile parade route.
  • Other Community Service Partnerships and Projects:  We are always interested in helping people in need in our community or hearing about potential partnership opportunities to connect individuals with local service organizations where possible.  Some examples of our current projects and partnerships include Human Care Fund for individuals in need in our community, municipality "Make A Difference Days", Shepherd's Center Drivers, and the County Older Residents Programs (CORP).  

Please contact Tim Ellis at  or call (314) 961-5275 if you are interested in getting involved with iServe ministries, need assistance from one of our programs, or have a suggestion for a new way we can help in our community.