Part of Church of the Servant’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by facilitating opportunities for connection and relationship with local, state, national, and international communities and by encouraging the sharing of our time, talents, gifts, prayers, and witness. We’d love for you to read more about the local and global opportunities we are a part of. If you’d like to get involved, click here to contact us or call Dr. Robyn Goggs, Associate Minister, at (405)721-4141.
Church of the Servant’s desire is to fight poverty and injustice so lives are transformed. We work with trusted global partners that have a holistic approach to caring for people’s spiritual and physical needs. Please consider being a valuable part of one or more of the following global ministries:
- Rise Against Hunger
- Maua Methodist Hospital, Maua, Kenya
- My Heart's Appeal, Liberia
- Orphan Relief Effort, Myanmar
- Potter's House, Guatemala City, Guatemala
There are many ways in which you can truly do God’s work in the world. We have a lot of great volunteer opportunities for you to become the hands and feet of Christ in the world right here in our own backyard of Oklahoma City! Click below to learn more about some of the many ways that folks at Church of the Servant bless our city:
- Mobile Meals
- Neighborhood Services Organization
- Oklahoma Blood Institute
- Project Transformation
- Rebuilding Together
- Regional Food Bank
- Servant Hands
- Skyline Urban Ministries
- The Homeless Alliance
- Whiz Kids
After learning more details about the many local outreach programs available through our church, visit our Get Involved page to let us know of those areas that might be of interest to you.
Church of the Servant partners with Hefner Middle School, a school in our community that needs extra help and resources. In August, teachers are given supply boxes to start out the new school year. Various appreciation luncheons are provided throughout the school year for staff. Volunteers also help with Friday’s backpack food program and test monitoring in the spring. If you have questions about this program, email Amber Neaves.
For over 20 years, Church of the Servant has partnered with community agencies that have identified local families needing a little extra love and care at Christmas. Working through these agencies, Servant small groups, classes, and individuals adopt about 250 families each year. If you have questions about this program, email Susy Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United Methodist Circle of Care ministers to Oklahoma children and youth through residential and foster care families. Our joint mission is to provide Christian help, healing and hope to children, youth, and families who are in crisis. This is done specifically through promoting foster families, hosting and supporting events, and fundraising. Our focus as a church is Child Share, which works to recruit, train and provide support to foster parents. If you have questions about this program, email Dr. Robyn Goggs. CIRCLEOFCARE.ORG
Earthglow Gift Shop began 42 years ago and is staffed entirely by volunteers. All proceeds from the sales of the shop are distributed annually to United Methodist missions in OKC (over $800K since inception). On November 9, 2019, Earthglow will sponsor our annual Earthglow Market featuring craftspeople from our community. To sign up to be a vendor at this market, click here. If you are interested in volunteering four to eight hours a month with Earthglow as a sales clerk or have questions about this program, email Lisa Fansher at email@example.com.
Exodus House is a place for individuals who have recently been released from prison to have six months to live rent free and establish a new life. Our church furnishes and maintains an apartment and partners with Penn Avenue Redemption United Methodist Church in providing Christian outreach opportunities to the families. If you have questions about this program, email Dale and June Krumme. CJAMM.ORG
Hannah’s Promise is a ministry for families in the community who have children under the age of 18 with special needs. The parents are given four hours of relief, while all their children (including siblings) have one-on-one activities with volunteers. Volunteers are always needed for this ministry. One Saturday evening a month can provide respite care for the parents and love to the children. If you have questions about this program, email Lola Burgtorf.
Each week, teams of church members take meals to homebound, elderly individuals in our community who may not otherwise have nourishing meals or visits.
If you have questions about this program, email Cherie Dennis.
Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO) has as their mission transforming lives and encouraging independence through safe, healthy homes, dental care and nutrition. Many individuals and Sunday school classes volunteer in various ways. For more information about their volunteer program, contact NSO at (405) 236-0452 or by email.
Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is seeking to provide the safest and highest quality blood, services, and programs to patients and communities. Church of the Servant hosts several blood drives a year at our church, providing the most units of blood of any church in Oklahoma. It is a great and easy way to give of yourself to save the life of someone else. Register on Sundays at the table located near Community Hall. Dates for donations at Servant as well as online registration may be found on the Events page.
Project Transformation is a program connecting energetic college interns with urban churches to provide summer-long day camps for the children of the community. The main focus is literacy through mentoring and reading. We support Project Transformation with prayer, reading volunteers, meals for interns, and financial support. If you have questions about this program, email Matt Patrick.
Rebuilding Together preserves and revitalizes homes and communities so that low-income elderly homeowners may live in warmth, safety, and independence. We remodel houses in April each year. If you have questions about this program, email Clay Cockrill.
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, a member of the Feeding America network of Food Banks, is the largest hunger-relief charity in the state - providing enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans every week, 37 percent of whom are children. Throughout the year, various groups from Servant (youth groups, Sunday school classes and individuals) volunteer their time to fill the shelves at one of the food banks. To learn more about volunteering, click here.
This ministry is comprised of individuals helping people in need within our congregation – such as those who are ill, widows and widowers, seniors, and those with special situations – by doing light housework, minor home repairs, yard work, and other general maintenance. If you have questions about this program, email Tom McGee.
Skyline Urban Ministries is a United Methodist ministry whose goal is to establish an atmosphere of respect and empathy while providing groceries, meals, clothing, eye exams, and dignity to Oklahomans struggling with resources. Church of the Servant takes a special offering in May to help provide school uniforms for children. Servant also provides gifts at Christmas, coats in winter, and ongoing food and clothes for the Skyline Food Distribution Center and Clothing Closet. Various Sunday School classes also provide a meal monthly for the senior citizens served by Skyline. If you have questions about this program, email Rachel Winner.
The Homeless Alliance will be the recipient of all 2019 VBS collections. The Homeless Alliance works to end long-term homelessness in Oklahoma City by building the capacity of the community through collaboration with other agencies, identifying and filling gaps in homeless services, bringing nationally-recognized best practices to the community, and working to build a system that is more efficient, rational, and caring. The Homeless Alliance operates several housing programs for families with children, coordinates a community effort to house veterans and people who are chronically homeless, operates the IT infrastructure used by homeless-serving agencies in central Oklahoma, and publishes The Curbside Chronicle, a magazine that provides a voice and legitimate source of income for people who are homeless. The Alliance owns and operates the Westtown Homeless Resource Campus which includes a Resource Center with offices for multiple nonprofit and government agencies, a housing complex, and a Day Shelter that serves an average of 300 people each day. The Day Shelter serves breakfast and lunch, provides showers, offers access to computers, phone and mail, and provides access to needed services including mental and physical healthcare, budgeting assistance, legal support, and multiple classes and programs.
On Mondays during the school year, volunteers gather at Wesley UMC from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. to address literacy in our city through Whiz Kids. Whiz Kids is a faith-based, volunteer tutoring and mentoring program that focuses on 1st – 6th grade students during the school year. Church of the Servant partners with Wesley UMC and Edgemere Elementary. Each week, the children are served a hot, nutritious meal, share a Bible lesson, and spend an hour in one-on-one reading practice. If you have questions about this program, email Shirley Rolston.