There are so many ways to help our neighbors and we need your help as we seek to engage our community and meet those needs in the name of Jesus!

Sunday (August 4th and 21st) are your opportunities to sign-up to join one of our BA Loves the Boro teams.
Take a moment learn more about this year’s teams… and remember to sign up for one on Sunday!
For more information on how to join, email [email protected] or
call the church office at 615-890-6977 and let us know where you are interested in serving.

English as a Second Language

Team Leader: Debra Smith
The Ladies’ ESL class seeks to meet the need of women in our community to improved their English skills in a safe, caring environment. A typical class includes a “survival skills” topic, conversation practice, Bible lesson, refreshments, singing and a game or activity.

We currently offer a class on Monday mornings at 9-11a. Enrollment has grown to 15 ladies, ages 22-52 from 6 different countries! Their language skills range from beginners to those who have studied English, but need practice with conversation. Several request have come from men an women who cannot attend at that time, so we now have a Coed class on Wednesday evenings. For more info, please call the church office, visit our ESL page, or email [email protected].

Current needs:
  • 2-3 teachers for the Coed class on Wednesday evenings (training materials provided).
  • 2 alternate child care workers for Monday mornings until December 9

Daniel McKee Alternative School

Team Leader: Meredith Dye
The Daniel McKee team will help decide when and how to employ some or all of the following suggestion, as well as to consider other possibilities:
  • Celebrate “graduates” preparing to return to their former schools after their 50 to 60-day sojourn at Daniel-McKee with a cake and a gift bag.
  • Provide meals for teachers at special times, like parent-teacher conferences.
  • Do service projects needed on the DM campus
  • Provide school uniforms, belts, socks, shoes, etc.
  • Invite students to be a part of some of the BLB projects, so they earn community service hours.
  • Befriend and “love on” faculty and students as we share Jesus’ love and words.
  • Provide inspirational, motivating talks for students.


Team Leaders: Joan Phillips & Cindy Donnell
GriefShare is a video led, volunteer facilitated support group for those who have experienced, or are experiencing grief from the loss of a spouse, child, parent, relative, or friend.

The GriefShare Group will meet once weekly for the 13-week course. Facilitators (2/3 for each course) will be asked to attend every session during the course they will help to facilitate in order to get to know and understand the special needs of each participant. All volunteers will be asked to pray daily for the GriefShare Group and facilitate when asked.

Evangelistic Strategy:
The GriefShare Program is set up in a way that points the members to Jesus as the true answer to our grief needs as well as our spiritual needs. The gospel is presented in various ways throughout the program through the video presentations as well as in the workbook. At appropriate times throughout the course the facilitator will give an opportunity for anyone who has questions about becoming a Christian to fill out a card and a facilitator or a church staff member will get with them privately to answer their questions.

Hobgood Elementary 

Team Leaders: Carolyn Outland & Ann Davenport
  • Highest poverty level of all schools (91%)
  • Most ethnically and racially diverse
  • Virtually no parental involvement. Hobgood has no PTO or other organization to assist teachers.
  • Most students are emotionally and spiritually needy. 
  • Teachers in need of encouragement.
  • Majority of homeless children zoned to Hobgood.

  • High Five Fridays welcoming students with a smile 
  • Encouraging student s at Rocket Run Day
  • Reading to classes to show concern and love
  • Occasional small gifts or refreshments for teachers
  • Meal served to teachers at BABC for teacher appreciation. Reading with and encouraging individual students 

  • Monthly activities but team members would rotate according to their schedules. 

  • 307 Baird Lane (3.2 miles from BABC)

Hope Center

Team Leader: Jonathan Morton
The Hope Center Ministry is an outreach of Belle Aire Baptist Church to our local community. Farrer Properties has provided us use of a mobile home park located off of Wenlon Drive. We use this space on Monday afternoons to provide a meal and a Bible Study to local children and teenagers. We also run a clothing closet out of this space, with clothing provided by members of our church. Hours are 3:45-5:15p on Mondays during the school year.

Belle Aire also runs vans to this community to pick up the same children and teenagers for the Wednesday night meal and activities.

Special events include:
  • Our backpack and school supply giveaway at the beginning of the school year.
  • Fall Festival in mid-October with inflatables and games at the Hope Center.
  • Christmas Angel Tree, which provides each participating child’s needs and wants for Christmas (this is the only gift some children will get).
  • Christmas party, which parents attend as well, with crafts, games, and the Christmas Bible story.
  • End of the school year party at the Hope Center, with inflatables and games.
  • Several children have attended BABC retreats and summer camps on scholarship, provided my church members.

Our evangelistic strategy is simple – teach Jesus each time we get together. And we are experiencing fruit! Some children are also attending on Sundays, being brought by parents. And we are encouraging families to attend church together on Sundays.

Last Call 4 Grace

Team Leader: Mike Arnold
What Last Call 4 Grace does:
  • We strive to be obedient disciples by going into a broken world to try to make disciples.
  • We feed the hungry by providing hot meals to Murfreesboro’s working poor, homeless and near homeless. 
  • We preach the Gospel to those we serve while we actively display the love of Jesus through our service.
  • We love unconditionally, without judgement, without condemnation and without strings.
  • We build lasting relationships and trust in the hope of transforming people’s lives with the Gospel.

We need volunteers to serve at least one evening a month (once per week would be even better): 
  • We need help packing meals (we serve 225 meals each Wed. & Friday/ over 2,200 per month in total). 
  • We need cooks willing to help prepare meals. 
  • We need people willing to help serve meals with love (primarily on Wed. & Friday nights, starting @ 5:30PM).
  • We need people willing to cross barriers to show Jesus to a lost world.

We go weekly to two of the worst motels in town as well as to other locations. We use food to make lasting connections and build trust so that we are able to share encouragement, truth and the love of Jesus. We meet people where they are, often in the middle of desperate situations, frequently the product of tragically broken lives due to physical abuse, sexual abuse, addiction and homelessness. 

Murfreesboro Law Enforcement

Team Leader: Bucky Phillips
Our goal is to have a team of 10 to 12 individuals with a desire to love on our police officers and show them that we appreciate their service. We plan to have service projects once per month, and would appreciate your ideas on the needs that we can meet within our community of law enforcement officers. As we serve these needs, we will be looking for opportunities to share the gospel message with them. Our God has given the men and women a tremendous responsibility. They deal with forms of sin that most of society will never see, encounter, or need to face. These interactions can discourage and harden the hearts of officers to the point that they stop caring for those who are closest to them. We believe that having a relationship with Jesus Christ, studying God’s word daily, prayer, and fellowshipping with other believers can provide the encouragement and strength so critical to dealing with the challenges faced by law enforcement officers. We believe this work is a high calling from God!

MTSU Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Team Leader: Diane Turnham

MTSU is a vital member of our community and is less than a mile from our church. There are many mission fields we need to touch and MTSU is one of them. MTSU has over 22,000 students plus over 3000 staff and employees on campus daily that need to know about the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It’s our mission to share Jesus with some of MTSU athletic programs. This year we are targeting the MTSU Women’s volleyball team plus the MTSU men’s basketball team. We want to make a difference in their lives, as we share Jesus with them. We hope to expand to each and every team at MTSU, however at this time we want to show God’s love to these special group by planning a monthly function with the teams each month. We would like to ask you to join us in this outreach if you have a heart for sharing God’s Love and if you love MTSU and MT Athletics Please join us as we share God’s love with these young men and women. We plan to attend a game, prepare a meal, invite them to a service and other activities through the year. We welcome your ideas. Joins us as we Serve Up God’s Game Plan for these Athletes.


Team Leader: Jeff Adcock
Nailbenders reaches out to the elderly, widowed, single mothers, and needy during times of need and trouble offering construction abilities and Christ like love. Consider joining our team as we demonstrate the love of Christ in a tangible way.


Team Leader: Connie Rodriguez
Portico offers confidential, cost-free services including:

Pregnancy Services:
  • Abortion Education
  • Adoption Education
  • Adoption Agency
  • Referrals Medical Referrals
  • Pregnancy Options Ed.
  • Prenatal Vitamins
  • STD/ STI Education
  • Ultrasound

Education and Support
  • Earn While You Learn Program
  • Mom and Dad Group
  • Maternity/ Infant Supplies Men Support
  • One on One Budgeting Teen Mom Group

Tentative schedule for BA Loves the Boro Portico Team
  • Late September/Early October Portico Team meeting
  • October: Annual Banquet
  • November: Portico Orientation
  • January: Sanctity of Life Sunday/Baby Bottle Campaign Kickoff
  • January–February: Baby Bottle Collection Sundays

Future ministry opportunities may include monthly baby showers for expectant mothers and training for those interested in counseling those in need.

Stepping Stones Safe Haven

Team Leader: Becky Allen
Stepping Stones is a shelter for homeless women and children.

From 8am–4pm it is a day shelter where clients can shower, wash clothes, and eat a meal. Night shelter is 5pm-7am and provides dinner and a safe place to sleep. All clients and volunteers must pass a criminal background check.

Ways you can help:
  • Assist the 2nd Thursday of each month for Belle Aire host night.
  • Men and or women lead Bible study 
  • Contribute to moving out needs, birthdays, volunteering at shelter.

Special Kids

Team Leader: Stephanie Folkman
Special Kids is a local Christian non-profit serving children with special needs. They have 60 staff members focused on providing the best care possible to over 600 children in our local community. The nursing center has nurses, teachers and recreational therapists that help children with their daily medical and developmental needs. The therapy center has physical, speech and occupational therapists that work with children on meeting their developmental goals. Special Kids has excellent staff but it is sometimes difficult to have enough funds to do special things to make the staff feel appreciated. This committee is focused on helping support the staff and help them care for the families.

Some activities we will do:
  • Sign up for weekly prayer walking around SK campus for staff and families of Special Kids
  • Sign up to help with quarterly meals for the staff
  • Help with writing encouraging cards
  • Help volunteer at Special Events
  • Help with hosting a staff retreat
  • Help with sponsoring families for Christmas
Please let us know which Belle Aire Loves the Boro team(s) you might be interested in learning more about or joining!