Be the hands and feet of Christ in the Local Community
City of Refuge (COR) champions the many organizations working diligently and prayerfully in the Houston community to meet local needs and spread the gospel to a broken world. COR partners with other organizations and individuals serving within our local community that align with COR's mission "to equip a diverse community of Christ-followers to make Him known". COR financially supports specific individuals and organizations as determined by the Local Missions Team‘s recommendations in order to achieve Christ's goals through our mission. The Team focuses on (i) organizations within Houston’s Third Ward/South Union area, with emphasis on our ability to partner with the organizations, (ii) individuals with personal connections to COR who undertake local Christian ministries, particularly with a focus on international and other students at local universities, and (iii) COR-led missions work. While COR may be able to offer financial assistance during the year, the Team generally reviews requests via a submission form opened in the fall for the upcoming year’s partners.
Please note that COR has worked with and continues to applaud the inspiring works of local missionary organizations, many of whom directly serve our Greater Third Ward area. These agencies include The Forge for Families, The Freedom Alliance, Yellowstone Academy, Hope for Youth, and Restoration Church. You can contact these organizations directly if you wish to volunteer.
Periodically, we will post requests for volunteers, activities and other needs from our partners and other community organizations.
For help identifying your best place of service, contact The Local Missions Team.
Agape works with youth and adults in the Houston's South Union seeking to transform the neighborhood by preparing Christ-following, independent, community-minded leaders, creating opportunity for individuals regardless of circumstances. https://www.agapedevelopment.org/Contact
Bridges International, a caring community of Christ-followers, serves, promotes social connections, and engages in spiritual conversations with international students in Houston’s universities, Houston Community College, and nearby as those students become leaders and return to their home countries https://www.bridgesinternational.com/Contact
Young Life brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be. Young Life starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. https://southcentralhouston.younglife.org/Contact