Local Missions

We believe God calls us to serve where we live, in our own particular neighborhoods and workplaces. Houston is our mission field.

Our local efforts focus on both compassion for our neighbors and proclamation of the gospel. Because of our geographic location, we have a particular emphasis on the Texas Medical Center and Houston’s Third Ward.

Recognizing that many excellent Christian ministries do effective work in our community, we partner with and support these existing ministries whenever possible. Our current activities include:

Prison Ministry – To demonstrate the love of Christ to those who are incarcerated, we lead weekly Bible study and worship at the Jester 3 Prison in Sugar Land and at the Joe Kegan State Jail in downtown Houston. As a congregation, we lead large worship services at Jester 3 at Christmas and Easter.

Children and Youth Ministries – Joining with several organizations in the Third Ward, we provide guidance to at-risk children and youth though tutoring, scout troops, mentoring, sports programs, and small group ministry.

College Outreach – We partner with organizations that bring the gospel to the campuses near our church, including the University of Houston, Texas Southern University, and Rice University. Opportunities include meeting with students and assisting with events throughout the school year.

Fighting Sex Trafficking – City of Refuge is part of the Freedom Church Alliance to combat sex-trafficking in Houston. The Alliance focuses on prayer, prevention, education, and after care.

For a list of service opportunities inside and outside the church please click here.

If you would like help finding a place to serve, please contact the Serve Pastor, Brandon Fremion