Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Domestic Missions

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Click on the links below to learn about or to contact a mission.


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Festa (formerly Serving Our Neighbor (SON) Ministries)

Serving neighbors and ending poverty through life-changing relationships. A Christian ministry, serving individuals and families, especially the suburban poor. Programs include: Free Lunch Summer Camp for Kids and Family ESL/Kids Club program. Find out lots more information here. Contact: Kim Emch, Director, (614)-586-7939;

The Gideons

An association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While known for our work with hotels, Gideons also share Scriptures in schools and colleges, prisons and jails, hospitals, and medical offices. To date, Gideons have placed over two billion Scriptures around the world in 99 languages. Contact: The Gideons, Columbus Northwest Camp, P.O. Box 81, Dublin OH 43017; Follow the Gideons Intl. Blog here. UALC Contact:  Jim Harrass.

God’s Hygiene Help Center

GHHC is a rapidly growing ministry that “provides dignity and hope through hygiene to people in need with the compassion of Jesus.” They are committed to serving people in need in our low-income communities who are in desperate need of hygiene and personal care products. They serve hundreds of people each month and are changing lives while sharing the love of God and the hope of Jesus Christ. Find lots more information here. Contact: Terry Starr,

Helping Appalachian Rural People (H.A.R.P.) Mission

The H.A.R.P. Mission in Caldwell, Ohio, sponsors programs and promotes activities addressing the spiritual and physical needs of Southeast Ohio families. We provide household items, bedding, appliances, furniture, Christmas presents and school supplies to families in need. Mission teams build wheelchair ramps, make home repairs and provide prayer and care to local residents. Find lots more information here. Contact: Mike Leininger, 810 Main St, Caldwell, OH 43724; 440-879-8027; UALC contact: Becky Armstrong.

Helping Hands Health & Wellness Center

A community, faith-based, free medical clinic in Columbus, Ohio that serves uninsured and under insured adults whose income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.  The mission is to be the caring hands of Jesus to provide medical care, health education, counseling, social services, and spiritual guidance to those in need. Also assist clients with finding medication support, making dental and medical referrals, and offering TB skin tests at a reduced cost. Contact:, 614-262-5094. Located at: 5100 Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229.

Hilltop Preschool

Providing at risk 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds with social experiences and educational tools to be successful in school and life. Contact: Laura Moehrman, Exec. Director; 12 South Terrace Ave., Columbus, OH 43204; 614-279-9991;

Kairos Prison Ministry 

An ecumenical Christian ministry building strong Christian communities in state and federal prisons. For info about the local Kairos ministry, click here. Contact:  Jim Daily, Kairos Prison Ministry, PO Box 14490, Columbus, OH 43214; UALC Contact: Dave Dicke.

Kairos Torch Prison Ministry

Supporting and mentoring juveniles in correctional facilities. Contact:  Jim 

Kindway Prison Ministry

A prisoner re-entry ministry meeting an individual’s needs with dignity while embracing Christian values. Contact:  Christine Money, 6950-F Americana Parkway, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068; 614-501-7322;

Lower Lights Christian Health Center

A not-for-profit family practice in Franklinton that ministers the love of Jesus Christ through high quality health care to all who need it regardless of ability to pay. Contact:  Lower Lights Christian Health Center, 1160 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43222; 614-274-1455;

Lutheran Social Services Food Pantries

Serving central Ohio by providing needed food to individuals and families. We collect grocery bags of non-perishable goods to distribute to hungry families. Fill up a bag or two and bring them with you to the LSS bins at Mill Run or Lytham Road. Contact:  Chris Burger or Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio, Columbus, OH 43205; 614-443-5130;

The Navigators – Church Partners

Providing resources and personalized coaching to pastors, leaders
and churches to help them become intentional disciple-makers. Contact:  Bill and Peggy Mowry, 60 Pocono Rd., Columbus, OH 43235;  614-396-6342;

The Refuge

A faith-based men's treatment facility focused on raising up men out of addiction to being responsible men of God through a free, 13-month residential ministry. Training and equipping the families and volunteers within the community on the West side of Columbus. Contact:  Rebekah Linton, Outreach Director, 614-991-0131;

Pregnancy Decision Health Center

Educates and supports women to help them find the best choice for their life and the life of their child. PDHC, 665 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Ste 120, Columbus, OH 43229. Contact:  Erin Brown, Community Outreach Coordinator, 614-888-8774; Hotline 614-444-4411;

ReNew Partnerships

A Christian non-profit that provides biblical, multi-ethnic training resources for Christian leaders. Contact:  Chad and Laurie Brennan, ReNew Partnerships, PO Box 4063, Dublin, OH 43016; 614-432-8899;
Mission Trips

Mission Trips

Find out how you can participate nearby or across the globe. Or join the home team. Pray for safe travel, offer support and correspond with missionaries. 


Domestic Missions

Domestic Missions

Sometimes the mission field is right in our backyard.


Global Missions

Global Missions

We all are bridge builders, called to cross boundaries for the sake of God's Kingdom. 


Student Missions

Student Missions

College campuses are "fields ripe for harvest."