Community Ministries

Be the hands and feet of Christ in the Local Community

Believing that our influence, efforts, and impact are multiplied through partnerships with like-minded groups, we seek and develop alliances with Christian ministries and caring groups in our community. We encourage City of Refuge members to select and serve where their interest and abilities lead them. For help identifying your best place of service, contact Ikki Soma.

Join Us!

Where:

3150 Yellowstone Blvd

Meeting Days:

Various

Leader:

Ikki Soma

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Opportunities to Serve

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.

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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.

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Founded as a ministry of City of Refuge, 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.

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

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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. Their monthly Friday Night Live event meets at City of Refuge.

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Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, an evangelical campus mission, serves students and faculty on college and university campuses nationwide.

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Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, an evangelical campus mission, serves students and faculty on college and university campuses nationwide.

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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.

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Join other men to teach and lead worship every Tuesday evening with male inmates at the Jester 3 Unit. All are invited to join us for our Jester Prison worship services at the prison each Easter and Christmas season.

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WorkFaith Connection, a Christ-centered non-profit, helps adults find and keep meaningful employment. Volunteers help by tutoring, encouraging, and assisting with Celebrate Recovery meetings.

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Yellowstone Academy, a Christian private school in the Third Ward, provides high-quality education to children living in poverty. Previously housed in City of Refuge, 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.

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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.

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