Local Missions

Volunteer opportunities inside City of Refuge

Children Contact Louann Pepper

  • Sunday morning Nursery Rock babies.Teach children about God. All nursery volunteers work alongside professional staff to provide a fun and safe place to learn about Jesus. Infants to kindergarten.

  • Children’s Sunday School  Teach or assist with Bible stories, activities, and crafts for kids ranging from Kindergarten through 5th grade.

  • Summer-Rama Evening Vacation Bible School (last week in July) Serve dinner, teach crafts, tell stories, lead singing or dancing, guide small groups, decorate, or photograph.

Youth Contact Itoro Akpaffiong

  • Youth Sunday activities, 6th through 12th grades. Teach, lead a small group, chaperone, or mentor

Adult Discipleship

Sunday Worship Contact Nicky Pizaña

  • Praise Team Use your singing ability and bright countenance to bless the church. People of all skill levels welcome. Rehearse Thursday evenings.

  • Band If you play an instrument, join the band to lead weekly or volunteer for special events.

  • Greeter Greet members and visitors and help receive the offering.

  • Set-up Team Set up and break down tables and chairs before and after Sunday worship.

  • Audio Visual Team Operate the sound board or projector during worship.    

City Connection Team Contact Jennifer Broussard

  • Follow up with notes and phone calls to COR visitors.

  • Host Discover City of Refuge classes for prospective members.

  • Enter contact data to the Fellowship One church membership directory.

Hospitality Ministry Contact Jeffrey Beird

  • Provide meals or other assistance for people in the church experiencing major life events.

Communication Team Contact Nicky Pizaña

  • Write, edit, or design.

  • Print or post announcements.

  • Maintain electronic communication with the congregation and community.

Facility Team Contact Erin Walsh

  • Use your personal handyman skills to help with minor repairs and maintenance of the building and grounds.

 

Partner Ministries beyond our walls - to our Community and City

Agape Development Ministries www.agapedevelopment.org

Agape works with youth and adults in the Third Ward seeking to transform the neighborhood by preparing Christ-following, independent, community-minded leaders, creating opportunity for individuals regardless of circumstances. Contact Amanda Garner  713-658-1001.

Bridges International www.bridgesinternational.com

Bridges International, a caring community of Christ-followers, serves, promotes social connections, and engages in spiritual conversations with international students in Houston’s universities as those students become leaders and return to their home countries. Contact Daka Dyussekov

The Forge for Families www.forgeforfamilies.org

The Forge invests in youth through mentoring, educational, and sports programs. Opportunities include mentoring students in the sports programs and volunteering in afterschool tutoring and character-building activities. Contact: Blake Thomas

Hope for Youth www.hopeforyouth.org

Hope for Youth  focuses on 6th through 12th grade students with Christian mentoring in a variety of settings including large groups, small groups, and one on one. Contact Moriah Hollander 832-981-9100.

Freedom Church Alliance - Fighting Sex Trafficking www.freedomchurchalliance.org

The Freedom Church Alliance combats sex-trafficking in Houston through awareness, prayer, prevention, education, and after care. To volunteer, contact Brandon Fremion

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship www.intervarsity.org

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, an evangelical campus mission, serves students and faculty on college and university campuses nationwide. In Houston, InterVarsity ministers at Rice University, the University of Houston, and Texas Southern University. Contact Chelir Grady at TSU. Or Pete Aldrich with the U of H international student ministry.

Opened Bible Academy www.The-oba.org

Receive college-level Bible training for free every Monday night right here on the City of Refuge campus. The Opened Bible Academy offers tuition-free, exceptional biblical and theological training to anyone whom God has given the desire. For more info or to apply, contact London Wilson.

Prison Ministry

Join other men to teach and lead worship every Tuesday evening with male inmates at the Jester 3 Unit, 3 Jester Rd., Richmond 77406. Contact Elder Carol Vance

WorkFaith Connection www.workfaithconnection.org

WorkFaith connection is a Christ-centered non-profit that seeks to help adults find and keep meaningful employment. Volunteers help by tutoring, encouraging, and assisting with Celebrate Recovery meetings. Contact Kristin Ayers 713-401-9746.

Yellowstone Academy www.yellowstoneacademy.org

Yellowstone Academy, a Christian private school in the Third Ward, provides high-quality education to children living in poverty.  The school serves children from low-income families with a program designed to deliver educational, spiritual, social, and practical resources. Volunteer opportunities include tutoring, listening to children read, chaperoning field trips, and leading Boy or Girl Scouts. Contact Tamaika Parish 713-741-8000.

Young Life South Central https://southcentralhouston.younglife.org/Pages/default.aspx

Young Life brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be. Young Life starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship.  Volunteer leaders commit to being involved with kids' lives -- from supporting them at their sporting events to listening to them talk about what's important to them. Leaders help kids consider the direction of their lives, and they offer hope for their future. Committee supports front line leaders. Contact DAnderia Dunham at 713-560-8078 Monique.dunham@gmail.com. Or call 713-589-5419.