Weekly outreaches are at the core of our program as we partner with strategic organizations all over Tulsa. By our collective involvement, we are able to build deep relationships, invest in the staff of the organizations, and understand the needs of the community to make a sustainable impact.
These outreaches occur weekly, but students are simply asked to serve as regularly as possible.
Transportation is provided for weekly outreaches and trained student leaders are present every week.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
WEDNESDAY 4:15PM - 6:45PM
Boys and Girls Club is an after-school program where you are given the opportunity to work with kids in West Tulsa. Meet with elementary & middle school aged children to help them with homework, play sports and games, and simply get to know them. You will have the opportunity to build influential relationships through this outreach As You Share The Love Of Christ With The Students.
HOUSE FOR HOPE
MONDAY 3:45PM - 6:00PM
Come serve in a home for survivors ages 18-24 who grew up homeless in foster care and are now learning the skills to succeed. if you enjoy hands-on help, come make this house a home for teens who never has one through cleaning, organizing or decorating projects. if socializing is your strength, come play games, lead crafts, perform music or just hang out. your example can mean everything to a young person who has never had love and support.
JAMES MISSION AFTER SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY 3:45PM - 6:00PM
James Mission is an after-school program where you are given the opportunity to work with children in West Tulsa. You will develop great relationships with the kids in that neighborhood through sports, helping them with homework, and consistent mentoring.
JOHN 3:16 MISSION
THURSDAY 3:45PM - 7:00PM
The children’s ministry at John 3:16 Mission is focused on discipleship and education. On Thursdays, John 3:16 hosts an after-school program with tutoring, along with a weekly Bible study for neighborhood youth. Let your creativity and passion shine in serving the kids at this exciting after-school program. Dinner is provided.
JOHN 3:16 WORSHIP
WEDNESDAY 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Every evening of the year, John 3:16 Mission provides chapel, dinner, and a warm bed for Tulsa's homeless. On Wednesday nights, help lead worship during their evening chapel. Dinner provided.
LAURA DESTER HOME
THURSDAY 5:30PM - 8:30PM
The Laura Dester Home is a 24-hour short-term emergency care facility for children to stay while child welfare specialists conduct investigations into alleged abuse and neglect cases. The shelter holds children until a safe, loving foster family adopts the child into their home.
WEDNESDAY 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Work with the Salvation Army Center for Hope in Downtown Tulsa and have the opportunity to be a part of a full chapel service including worship, preaching, and praying for those in need.
SUPER SATURDAY DREAM CENTER
SATURDAY 9:30AM - 12:30PM
This urban outreach allows ORU students the opportunity to serve alongside the Tulsa Dream Center's Adopt-A-Block and Super Saturday programs on alternating weekends. You will serve and minister to North Tulsa through a variety of ways including children's ministry, landscaping, sports, and assisting the Tulsa Dream Center in their chapel services.
THURSDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
THURSDAY 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Experience Thursday night barbecues with a team from the Boiler Room serving homeless families in Tulsa. Enjoy this opportunity to help set up, serve food, and converse with the homeless over a great meal. This is a great opportunity to share life experiences, speak hope, and build friendships. Dinner is provided!
TULSA DREAM CENTER
TUESDAY 4:30PM - 7:30PM
This outreach gives you the opportunity to be a part of The Dream Center's Literacy program and help students with their homework, be a positive influence, and lead devotionals. You will build consistent relationships with students who need positive mentors and encouragement in their lives.
TULSA HILLS YOUTH RANCH
MONDAY & THURSDAY 5:00PM - 7:45PM
Youth, ages 6-17, experience a mentor relationship in an authentic farm environment, so as to feel heard, accepted, and valued. Most have experienced trauma, come from foster homes and group residences, or are adopted. Mentors meet one-on-one, in weekly 90 minute sessions. All volunteer abilities are welcome.
FRIDAY 5:45PM - 7:45PM
University Village is a senior citizen home that provides a comfortable and active atmosphere for senior residents. You will have the opportunity to play board games, perform music, tell stories, help with technology training, and build friendships with those at the home.
FRIDAY 5:00PM - 7:30PM
A fun, high-energy children's outreach centered on leading children into an encounter with Jesus. Volunteers will run and assist with serving dinner, games, drama, live music, and building relationships with elementary-aged children in North Tulsa through small groups.
WEDNESDAY 4:15PM - 6:15PM
Formerly known as P-61, The Zone is an after school program centered in one of the most poverty filled areas in Tulsa. By unifying and equipping the local church, The Zone serves middle school aged students through sports, fine arts, and school-based curriculum. Come be a part of the heart transforming experience at The Zone.