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.
Transportation is provided for weekly outreaches and trained student leaders are present every week.
*All times listed below are the time that the outreach team leaves ORU’s campus and the time the team will arrive back onto campus.*
THE BOILER ROOM (WORSHIP)
SUNDAY 9:45AM - 12:45PM
The Tulsa Boiler Room is a local church with an emphasis on simple churches, prayer, and ministry to the poor. They have a heart to reach the city of Tulsa with the Gospel and to demonstrate the love of the Father to the poor and marginalized. Join the Tulsa Boiler Room by building relationships with the poor and leading worship.
*You do not need to play an instrument or sing to serve at The Boiler Room.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
WEDNESDAY 4:15PM - 7:00PM
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.
Tuesday’s 3:00–5:30 PM
Global Gardens works with several low-income schools in the Tulsa community by helping students grow gardens, providing engaging educational opportunities and empowering students to combat cycles of poverty. Students are challenged to live healthily, creatively, and confident lives. Come and step alongside inner-city youth as they grow in their independence and understanding of Christ through your service and mentorship.
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 Family Youth Center 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 4:45PM - 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 is provided.
*You do not need to play an instrument or sing to serve at John 3:16 Worship.
FRIDAY 4:15PM - 7:00PM
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 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, praying for those in need, and building influential relationships.
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 BOYS HOME
THURSDAY 5:30PM - 8:30PM
This new outreach provides the opportunity to partner with the Tulsa Boys Home, a home providing mentorship, shelter, and training for young men in foster care. You will have the chance to build relationships with those in the Tulsa Boys Home through mentorship, tutoring, playing sports, and teaching them practical skills and life lessons to help them as they prepare to make big life decisions.
TULSA DREAM CENTER
TUESDAY 4:30PM - 7:30PM
This North Tulsa 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 4:15PM - 6:45PM
Youth, ages 6-17, from "hard places” and suffering the effects of varied traumatic experiences, receive a mentor relationship in an authentic farm environment so as to feel heard, accepted, valued, and, thus, come to know hope. Most come from foster homes and group residences or are adopted. Mentors meet one-on-one in weekly sessions . All volunteer abilities are welcome to serve through avenues such as mentoring, performing work projects, being a fishing guide, volunteering on the horse team, or gardening.
TULSA YOUTH WORKS
MONDAY 4:15PM - 7:00PM
Tulsa Youth Works serves low-income elementary school children and teens that struggle with reading. By making and giving free pizzas to the homeless, praying with those they give pizzas to, and selling pizzas to the public to earn money for college, youth learn how to be Christian witnesses to the poor and homeless and prepare for college to live out their life purpose and dreams. ORU students have the opportunity to make and serve pizzas with the youth and teach prepared curriculum lessons that are Bible-centered and Christ-focused to help them with planning, teamwork, marketing, math, and reading.
FRIDAY 5:45PM - 7:45PM
University Village Retirement Community is an independent, assisted living and health care (nursing home) community of senior citizens that continue to enjoy life even with physical challenges. You will have an opportunity to assist the Life Enrichment Coordinator connect with the older generation by building relationships with those in the community, helping them with practical needs, and sharing the Gospel.
WEDNESDAY 4:15PM - 6:30PM
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 a heart-transforming experience at The Zone.