Tent Site Set-up
Texas Motor Speedway will have the ministry tent set up prior to race week. TxARM volunteers will need to be available around the tent during ministry hours, beginning Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. to assist in the set-up of tables, chairs, electrical cords, etc., as dictated by the schedule of activities.
Family Campground Ministry Site
The Family Campground is located on the east side of TMS property at the intersection of Gordon and Victory Circle (outer ring road). It is designed to provide families a place to camp and enjoy the weekend apart from some of the more adult activities that may be in other areas. Anyone interested in assisting with hospitality, some children’s activities, coffee & conversation and other ministry, may find this to be an exciting location to provide family based ministry within a smaller more one on one environment
West Side Campground Ministry Site (Area 5)
This ministry site provides some great ministry activity for fans who are camping on the west side of the speedway property. An active and potentially very busy area, this ministry changes every race, with a dynamic of Adult campers and Children’s activities, coffee and conversation, hospitality, and other opportunities to interact with the fans often result in ministry and outreach. This can be a very rewarding and exciting location to share God’s message.
Prayer obviously is a key element with regard to the success of any ministry activity. Various times of prayer for Raceway Ministries volunteers, and anyone who wishes to join in, will take place, and prayer walking, which has become a very effective way for God’s people to lift up needs to the Lord “on the spot” may be scheduled. With all the walkways through the campground and across the speedway property, plenty of opportunity for prayer walking is available. Volunteers will arrange specific times, or set their own times for prayer or prayer walking through various areas of the property.
Volunteers with valid Driver’s License and who have passed all other cart-driving regulations, drive appropriately marked golf cars and deliver drinks & snacks to Speedway employees who are stationed around the raceway performing their various tasks. Conversations that lead to evangelistic witnessing opportunities are encouraged, as long as the conversations are welcomed and do not interfere with the work taking place
Snacks For Volunteers
Throughout the race weekend, we need to keep a supply of snacks on hand for the team of volunteers who work with Raceway Ministries. Fruit, cookies, crackers, nuts, brownies, and other snacks, along with bottled water or soft drinks always are appreciated. Keep in mind that Texas Motor Speedway is a Coca-Cola products track and we like to support the vendors that support racing. At TMS is it Coke please
A specialized area of TxARM activity involves doing chaplain work with the fans, TMS employees and EMS personnel. Understandably, this work requires some experience and special training. Let our leadership know if you would be interested in this type of outreach and service. We will in turn let you know about specialized training and requirements.
Information Booths in TMS Concourse
Texas Motor Speedway has offered us a unique opportunity to assistance with helping fans at the official “Information Booths,” These booths are locations under the grandstands in the main concourse area. Volunteers will have the chance to represent TxARM and TMS in a professional capacity; they will need to be familiar with the speedway property, facilities and procedures. We will need at least 2 persons in each of booths. Volunteers will wear TxARM apparel to assure a neat appearance.
We have discovered that many people “drift” into or by the Raceway Ministries tent during the night. This “night shift” volunteer group (at least 2 people per 2-hour shift) will spend the night at the tent, sitting and talking, playing games, drinking coffee, or whatever–but primarily being there just being there for race fans, campers of raceway staff come by needing help, an ear or just a chance to visit. This is a great setting for some witnessing opportunities.
We will be serving breakfast to the fans and track workers some mornings during race weekend. Help will be needed cooking and serving pancakes, helping keep the eating area tidy and clean and visiting with those who come to the ministry site (Area 3) to enjoy the pancakes. This offers an excellent ministry opportunity as fans sit down to eat. Conversation can lead to ministry opportunities.