at Springfield Dream Center


God has called his people to fight for justice, to love their neighbor, to rescue the weak and needy, and to do good to the fatherless, the widow, and the afflicted (Psalm 82:3-4). At Freshwater we relationally engage our city to fight back what’s dark and broken in this world by bringing the light and power of the Kingdom of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ, and by empowering those who bear his image to live life abundantly in him. Outreach to Tom Watkins neighborhood is headed up by Jeff Putman & Gabi Hane.

Ways to Engage

  • Outreach Leadership Team
  • Community Events – such as Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Neighborhood Clean Up
  • Days or Trunk or Treat
  • Ongoing Investment Opportunities – such as Reading/Lunch Buddies, adopting teachers, block parties and Story Explorers
  • Long Term Relationships – such as discipleship, moving into Tom Watkins (TW), and the Tom Watkins Neighborhood Association Meetings (TWNA)

Current Outreach Opportunities

  • Easter In TW Park – April
  • Neighborhood Clean Up Days with TWNA – Spring
  • Block Parties in TW neighborhood – Spring, Summer, and Fall
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors – October
  • Neighborhood Night Out in TW Park – September
  • Trunk or Treat – October
  • Cookies and Coca with Santa – December
On Going Partnerships/Investment
  • Lunch/Reading Buddies with Williams Elementary School
  • Reading Videos for Williams Elementary School
  • Adopting Classrooms, Teachers and Staff at Williams Elementary School
  • Story Explorers – Spring and Fall
  • Developing sports programs for TW Neighborhood – Future and ongoing
  • Neighborhood Improvement projects produced through relationship
Long Term Relational Opportunities
  • Discipleship breathed out of relationships built through community engagement
  • Moving into TW neighborhood (See Urban Missions)
  • Engage in TWNA Meetings

Outreach Volunteer Form

Jeff Putman

TWNA Outreach Director
Lifegroup Leader

Gabi Hane

Outreach Director

Interested in Getting Involved?

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