Wesley Mission Center | Mansfield, TX
The Wesley Mission Center in Mansfield, Texas, seeks to empower people toward economic self-sufficiency and wholeness. People experiencing an immediate crisis or living in poverty have basic needs that go unmet, and these unmet physical and spiritual needs can adversely impact the stability of their families and consequently the Mansfield area. The Center helps people when they are in an immediate crisis and then works with them to make lasting, positive changes in their lives.
Serving Mansfield, TX, Since 1979
Since 1979, The Wesley Mission Center has been serving Mansfield and the surrounding area. The Center began as part of First UMC Mansfield at its downtown Mansfield location. Several years later, the church moved to its current location, 777 N Walnut Creek Dr, Mansfield, TX 76063. At that time, several members of the church joined together to build “The Thrift Store,” an 1,800-square-foot dedicated building to house the resale shop and use those funds to those in Mansfield who were in need.
In 2013, First UMC Mansfield enabled The Wesley Mission Center to officially separate from the church to become an independent, non-profit community mission. This is a snapshot of the social services that The Wesley Mission Center offers to residents of Mansfield:
The Thrift Store that funds its operations and many of its programs so that every dollar donated to the mission can be used to directly help people in the Mansfield community.
Emergency Financial Assistance and Food Pantry to help those who are in crisis.
More than 200 volunteers, most from Mansfield, and a need for many more! (see How Can I Help)
Interventions and programs to help people make lasting, positive changes in their lives. This includes Job Programs, Financial Education Programs, leadership development, individual case management, and much more.
Supporters of The Wesley Mission Center
With the support of local partners, including businesses in the Mansfield area, The Wesley Mission Center provides financial assistance, resources, and customized action plans which focus on intervention and prevention methods. We build partnerships with Mansfield area churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals who have a desire to help our neighbors become the people God made them to be.
If you are in the Mansfield area and would like to support The Center, please contact us.
About Mansfield, Texas
Mansfield, Texas, is located mostly in southeastern Tarrant County, with small parts in Ellis and Johnson counties. It is a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, its location almost equidistant to Dallas, Fort Worth and DFW Airport.
Mansfield is a dynamic, growing community with a rich history and a bright future. In its more than 100 years Mansfield has developed from a rural, farming community to a bustling suburban city. It blends the past with the present as it looks to the future in what it offers residents and visitors.
Mansfield ISD serves families not only within the city, but also portions of Arlington, Burleson, Grand Prairie, Kennedale, and Rendon. Some children within Mansfield attend schools in other districts, including Arlington ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, and Midlothian ISD.
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Summer Reading Program
The Summer Reading Program at The Wesley Mission Center is done in partnership with Common Ground Network Inc. and the Mansfield Public Library, in conjunction with the “Feed the Kids for Summer” program. Children receive free books along with their food bags. Their reading minutes are logged, and the children earn rewards based on their reading accomplishments.
The Wesley Mission Center offers and receives assistance from people who live in the Mansfield Independent School District, and surrounding area including: Alvarado, Arlington, Burleson, Cedar Hill, Dalworthington Gardens, Everman, Forest Hill, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Kennedale, Mansfield, Midlothian, Pantego, Rendon, and Venus.