MISSION OPPORTUNITIES: SERVING OUTSIDE OUR WALLS

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, please contact us.

FISH FUNDS

What is the FISH? Every Sunday, Church of the Servant collects what we call a voluntary “Fish Offering.” There are a few fish-shaped baskets placed around the sanctuary. We use these offerings for missions. We have a few Sundays when the fish offering will be dedicated to a particular organization such as Skyline Urban Ministries or Infant Crisis Services. On the other days, the offering goes into a general mission fund called the Fish Fund to be used for mission work as it is needed in the community, the state, or the world. We love and appreciate your support!  

LOCAL MISSIONS

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 on any of the titles below to learn more about the many ways that Church of the Servant blesses our community:  

  • Important steps are being taken to create a new relationship with Martin Luther King Elementary School. Classroom Care teams are all online for the time being, but volunteers are still needed. Amber Neaves is hoping to host luncheons for the entire staff in 2021. Help is needed with setting up. You can also email Missions@ServantOKC.org and let us know you are interested in helping in some way.   

  • 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.  For more information about Christmas Grace, go HERE

  • 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.  CIRCLEOFCARE.ORG

  • 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 Donna Powell. CJAMM.ORG

  • Due to COVID and the vulnerable group that Hannah's Promise serves, Saturday get-togethers have been suspended. 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 missions@ServantOKC.org.

  • Infant Crisis Services (ICS) is an emergency pantry providing for the immediate needs of infants. Our church collects items throughout the year.  Members are always welcome to contact ICS for volunteer opportunities.  If you have questions about this program, email Miki Farris. INFANTCRISIS.ORG


  • Each week, teams of church members deliver meals to homebound, senior citizens in our community who may not otherwise have nourishing meals or visits. If you have questions about this ministry, please email Cathy Maxwell. EAWIDEAGING.ORG

  • 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. NSOOKC.ORG



  • 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. OBI.ORG

  • Rebuilding Together preserves and revitalizes homes and communities so that low-income elderly homeowners may live in warmth, safety, and independence. They remodel houses all year long but have a large Rebuild Day on Saturday April 24, 2021. All ages are welcome, anyone under 14 should be accompanied by an adult. There are two shifts, 8:00-12:00 or 1:00-5:00. To register, email your name, preferred shift and T-shirt size to missions@servantokc.org. Please let us know if you have specific skills like plumbing, electricity or carpentry.


    In addition stay tuned for exciting information about SheBuilds, an all female work team who will work on a female owned home. The date will be in October, 2021. If you have questions about this program, email Clay Cockrill. 

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  • 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. REGIONALFOODBANK.ORG

  • 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 Ministry 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 Rev. Deborah Ingraham. SKYLINEURBANMINISTRY.ORG

  • Whiz Kids is a city wide faith-based mentoring program that focuses on literacy for 1st-4th grade students from inner-city schools. Church of the Servant and Wesley United Methodist have partnered for 10 years serving schools located in the area around Wesley, where we meet. This year our school is Eugene Fields, but due to COVID we have been meeting virtually on Mondays from 4:30-5:30. There are 27 different sites around the city serving 335 kids this year. Whiz Kids provides all the books and resources needed and we deliver them to the kids and tutors. We hope to meet again in-person next school year and will need lots of volunteers involving transportation, meal preparation and tutoring. They will need us more than ever next year because most kids who have been virtual all year have lost a lot of skills. To see the program in action, click on volunteers.  For more information about getting involved, click here.  If you have questions about this program, email Shirley Rolston. WHIZKIDSOK.ORG