Community Involvement

Our motto is making Austin and the world a better place. Here are some ways we’re actively engaged in our communities.

Sunday morning services

Service Times

9:00 am & 11:00 am

Church location

8203 West Highway 71
Austin, Texas 78735

Austin: Local Schools & Families

Back to School Bash

Every August, SWFF partners with the Travis County Community Center and the SWAC (Southwest Austin Advisory Committee) to provide new backpacks, shoes, socks, and underwear to children and families who are experiencing financial needs.

It is a simple but powerful way to make a difference: These gifts help make the return to school a little easier for families who are struggling, and it shows them they are valued and supported by their community.

How to get involved:
Purchase back to school items

In early August, we’ll have cards available with students’ age, grade, and sizes. Pick up a card (or a few!), and purchase shoes, socks, underwear, and backpacks for that student (all items must be new), then return them to the church.

No time to shop? You can also donate money and we’ll do the shopping for you.

Volunteer on distribution day

On distribution day, SWFF hosts a large community party with inflatables, food, games and other activities. Families visit SWFF, enjoy the party, and pick up their supplies. Come serve with SWFF – get to know your neighbors – and let’s have some fun while doing so!

Christmas Gift & Coat Drive

The Christmas season – while full of wonder – can be a struggle for some families. We partner with Travis County Community Center, SWAC, and the Southwest Austin Rotary Club to help families in our community create the magic and warmth they wish to provide for their kids.

We purchase new toys and gifts for infants and school-age children and collect gently-used coats to help keep the whole family warm.

How to get involved:
Purchase new toys and gifts

In late November, we set up a bright orange Christmas tree in the foyer. Each child has a tag with their age and a few items from their wishlist. Pick out a tag, purchase the new gifts, then return them to the church under the Christmas tree.
No time to shop? You can also donate money and we’ll do the shopping for you.

Coat Drive

We also collect new and gently-used coats to distribute to those needing to stay warm. There will be a collection box in the foyer.


In early December, we host a huge Christmas Party where Santa sits down for a visit. Families are welcome to take photos with Santa, play on some inflatables and enjoy a petting zoo. We also serve a meal of chili and chicken and distribute the gifts and coats.

It’s an opportunity for the church body to interact with other families in the community, and our volunteers help distribute the gifts and make every family feel special.

We believe that together, we can make the holiday season brighter and warmer for children and families in Austin.

Oak Hill Freeze Shelter

During the winter months, SWFF and multiple other churches in the Oak Hill area help put together a Freeze Shelter for people who are homeless.
The shelter is at Austin Oaks church (off of MoPac) and it is available on nights when temperatures drop below 32 degrees.

The shelter provides warm meals, hot showers, cots and a warm spot to sleep. People who are homeless are welcome to bring their dogs and other pets. And breakfast is provided the following morning.

How to get involved:

If you are interested in getting involved with the freeze shelter, email us at or contact Pastor Connor Davis at .

The World: Global Missions

Global Missions

Our church sponsors more than 30 full-time missionaries spreading the Gospel around the world; in places like Uganda, Estonia, and right here in the USA.