Children roam the streets around Inner City Church with little supervision and few positive activities. People struggle to provide enough food for their families, and clothing and home essentials are hard to come by.
Our community is hurting, and volunteers change lives. As volunteers build relationships through our compassion ministries, they address the greatest need of the poor in America – the need for love. We build relationships within the context of a local church and encourage our new friends to fulfill their God-given potential.
Children are the future of our city and world, yet 90% of the children in OKC live in poverty. Half of the children in our area can’t read proficiently. Knowing 85% of people who accept Christ will do so before they are adults, we invest heavily in programs for children and youth. An afterschool mentoring program, faith-based athletic teams, and special events complement our worship experiences for children and youth. Volunteers are needed, and some programs have a waiting list due to a shortage of volunteers.
The area surrounding Inner City Church includes multiple low-income apartment complexes. Seniors, persons with disabilities, and single moms struggle to meet their basic needs. Our food bank and food co-op, clothing closet, community resource center, and Dream Center Adopt-a-Block program all seek to meet these needs. Volunteering in these ministries is a great way to build relationships with those in need, and many people who first came to our church seeking assistance now volunteer to keep these programs going.
Opportunities exist for Christians to join our team in evangelizing and discipling believers. Bible teachers, worship leaders, and others with a desire to reach the marginalized in OKC are encouraged to connect with us regarding needs and opportunities.