Antioch Ministries International Fort Worth (AMI-FW) is our missions-sending arm. Its purpose is to train, send, and support missionary church planters in the United States and the nations of the earth. Currently, we have workers in south and east Asia, and the Middle East; and are preparing to send workers to Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. We believe God is raising up a new generation of leaders to plant a new generation of churches that take this calling and culture, and multiply it, leading to more lives transformed by the Gospel.
In addition to domestic and international church-planting, Antioch Fort Worth sends church members through short and long-term impact trips throughout the year. Not all of us will move across an ocean, but all of us are called to be a part of reaching the nations through praying, giving, and going.
Antioch Fort Worth is catalyzing city transformation through the local church by meeting community needs in vulnerable and under-resourced areas. Throughout the year, we have church-wide service weekends, help put together grocery care packages in times of need, and host moms & kids play groups and clothing drives in apartment complexes that are home to many refugees and asylum seekers.
Additionally, we partner with Unbound North Texas and Rivertree Academy to serve minors and adults who are at-risk for or are victims of human trafficking, as well as under-resourced students in the Lake Como neighborhood.
Unbound North Texas exists to support survivors and resource our community to fight human trafficking through survivor support, professional training, and prevention and awareness. They provide 24/7 crisis response and ongoing case management, offer specialized training to equip professionals to be able to identify and respond to victims of human trafficking in their work settings, and work with schools, youth organizations, and shelters to empower youth to stay safe.
In 2020, Unbound North Texas opened Tarrant County’s first drop-in center, The Underground, for trafficked and exploited youth. Housed in One Safe Place, Fort Worth’s family justice center, the center is open 24/7 to provide basic needs and referrals for youth up through age 22.
The Moms Outreach Playgroup (MOP) is a space where Antioch moms and kids can join with mothers and children from the international community to play, learn, and build friendships that demonstrate the love of Jesus. We have served moms from various countries, including Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan, Myanmar, Colombia, and Mexico.
Rivertree Academy is a private Christian school in Fort Worth, Texas providing community-funded education for under-resourced students, pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, in the Lake Como neighborhood. Rivertree Academy’s vision is to end the cycle of poverty in every family they serve by educating students from Como to learn well, love well, serve well, and lead well.
Each November, Antioch Fort Worth partners with Prison Fellowship's Angel Tree Christmas™ to equip churches in restoring and strengthening relationships between incarcerated parents and their children and families. Every Christmas, Angel Tree mobilizes local churches and organizations to minister to hundreds of thousands of children by delivering a gift, the Gospel message, and a personal message of love on behalf of their incarcerated parent.