Where are you called to serve?

At Knollwood, mission and service are central to how our faith is developed and expressed.

Sensitive to Jesus’ call to serve alongside others locally and globally, we seek long-term change through partnerships with community groups and persons. And we find that we are also changed as we join Christ’s work.

Some of our efforts have Knollwood’s signature on them; others involve committed partnerships with other groups. All express our desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world.

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KBC Missional Support Team

The Missional Support Team provides oversight of and coordination among the various mission and outreach efforts of the church, as well as with the diaconate and DEC. In addition, the team serves as an effective "clearinghouse" to help nurture interest and human capital in missional activities. This team is closely aligned with both the Faith Formation/Education Committee, reinforcing the learning and transformational opportunities of missions and outreach involvement, and also the Mission Affiliation and Allocation Committee, thus ensuring a strong connection to strategic decisions of both financial and human resources of the church.
For more information, contact knollwoodmissions@gmail.com

Our ongoing missions and service efforts


All God’s Children

This ministry team focuses on advocacy and activism for those often excluded from full participation in society and church life. The group has initiated studies and activism focused on justice for those of diverse race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity, socioeconomic status, and more. AGC's Antiracism subgroup welcomes those interested in learning about actions to promote racial equity, and about supporting Black-led non-profits through gifts of time, talent, and donations.

Faith in the City

Knollwood Baptist Church offers this monthly series of conversations on topics related to equity in education, running October-May on the first Tuesday, noon-1 PM. These gatherings will explore Faith in the City, inviting participants to deepen community conversations about complex issues and find ways to work together to address injustices.

Education and child development

Kids’ Café Tutoring

Knollwood volunteers tutor children on Tuesdays during the school year at Kids’ Café, a partnership of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Second Harvest Food Bank’s Children’s Nutrition Program. Children receive a hot meal and tutoring three nights a week. Many children come from non-English-speaking homes, so Kids’ Café is their primary source for homework help.

Cub Scout Pack 911

The Cub Scouts of Pack 911 enjoy bimonthly den meetings, camping monthly excursions and activities, Cub Scout Camp at Raven Knob, and summer day camp. In Cub Scouts, the boys start with their best right-now selves and grow into their very best future selves.

Knollwood/Bolton Elementary School Partnership

Since 2013, Knollwood has been a community partner with Bolton Elementary School. Church members serve as tutors, reading group leaders, special event volunteers, and media center volunteers. Three times a year, Knollwood contributes books to all Bolton students for their personal libraries to foster a love of reading.

Food Assistance

Crisis Control

Knollwood collects food weekly and annually for Crisis Control, a nonprofit that assists people in crisis to meet essential life needs. Just before Thanksgiving, the church conducts a big ingathering of food. To contribute, look for donation boxes at church and announcements in church publications.

Bolton Elementary Food Pantry

In the spring of 2018, KBC and two partner organizations started a food pantry for families of Bolton Elementary School students. The pantry opens on the second and fourth Tuesday afternoons of each month at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, next door to Bolton Elementary. Running the pantry takes many volunteers.

Meals on Wheels

Over 30 members of Knollwood deliver Meals on Wheels on a monthly basis for Senior Services of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, on a route sponsored by the Winston-Salem Foundation. Some members deliver individually while others go as couples or with a friend. Additional volunteers are always welcome!

Housing Assistance

City with Dwellings Overflow Shelter

In the four coldest months of the year, Knollwood volunteers assist City with Dwellings in providing a women's overflow homeless shelter at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Volunteers and homeless guests share stories, eat together, and journey toward a stronger community for all. Volunteer spots are available for early morning work, evening mealtimes, and during the night.

Habitat for Humanity

Knollwood partners with Habitat for Humanity and others to construct or repair homes for low-income residents in the community. We make an annual commitment to the Faith Build, a collaborative effort with brothers and sisters from other churches, temples, and mosques.

Ministries of welcome and support

Refugee Resettlement

Since 2016, Knollwood has supported refugees arriving in our community. Good Neighbor Teams have provided assistance and friendship to families from Syria, Afghanistan, and the Congo, in partnership with World Relief. Knollwood members also facilitate a local Refugee Advisory Coalition, which works systematically to enhance services. We provide child care while mothers take ESL classes. In the summer, we contribute to educational and recreational programs for newly arrived families and children.

Sew and So’s

This group of talented church and community members gathers to sew, knit, crochet, quilt, and craft. They provide handmade items for infants, children and adults who may need a bit of warmth and comfort in our local and extended communities, as well as overseas.

Global missions partnerships

AMOS Health and Hope, Nicaragua

AMOS is a Christian nonprofit organization in Nicaragua, supported by American Baptists. Founded by David and Laura Parajon, AMOS addresses problems of poverty, disease, and preventable deaths by working alongside the residents of impoverished communities as they improve health, education, and development. Evaluations have consistently shown reductions in infant and child mortality and improvements in maternal health in each of the communities in which AMOS works. In addition to our missions giving, Knollwood teams have traveled to Nicaragua to provide hands-on assistance and supplies and to learn from AMOS Health and Hope.

See a presentation about AMOS’ recent work and plans.

Africa Exchange, Kenya

Africa Exchange engages specific marginalized communities in East Africa through integrated child development centers, building local capacities, and promoting conservation of critical ecosystems. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Sam and Melody Harrell initiated this organization. Knollwood members have traveled to Kenya three times to assist and learn from Africa Exchange. Our missions giving supports specific health-care initiatives, especially for children, including parasite treatment, treated mosquito bed nets to prevent malaria, daily nutritional supplements and multivitamins, immunizations, and construction of pit latrines.

Young Life Latin America and the Caribbean

Roy and Rebeca Clifford are Young Life Missionaries working in both the Caribbean and Central America. In the DR, Roy created and managed Pico Escondido, a retreat center for Dominican adolescents, primarily from low-income families, where they may have transforming Christian experiences in camps and retreats. Roy is now focusing most of his efforts on building a Young Life camp in Haiti. Rebeca is the director of financial operations for YL’s Latin America/Caribbean division, helping to provide the organizational structure necessary for YL staff and volunteers to be successful in their ministry to adolescents.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship/Women’s Centre for Change in Malaysia

Continuing the work in Southeast Asia begun by CBF missionaries Eddy and Cindy Ruble, the Women’s Centre for Change advocates for survivors of child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence.


Missions & Service at Knollwood Baptist Church

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