Missions

Local Ministry Partners

David Mason - Young Life, Troy, Ohio

David Mason is on staff with Young Life in Troy, Ohio. This position encompasses three main areas. The first one is developing leaders within the Miami/Shelby County area. David spends time with the volunteer leaders at Versailles, Piqua, Troy, and New Knoxville. The second responsibility is to build an adult support team to support the ministry in prayer, finances, and opening up their homes for meetings and activities. Lastly, David is developing Young Life at Troy High School for students there.

City Gospel Mission 

Serving Greater Cincinnati since 1924, City Gospel Mission empowers men, women, and at-risk youth to break the cycle of poverty and despair.  We collaborate with local churches to offer a variety of one-to-one, relationship-focused programs and services to equip those in need with the spiritual, emotional, and physical skills and resources to achieve life transformation.  For more information, visit: www.citygospelmission.org.

International Friendships, Inc.

What is International Friendships?
IFI is a Christian community organization that works in partnership with universities and volunteers to promote friendship and hospitality for international students, scholars and family members. IFI links international students with US American volunteers from local churches who are interested in cross-cultural exchange and who help meet the various practical needs internationals face in living in another culture.

Programs and activities are open to students of all nationalities and religions; any international student, visiting scholar, or spouse who wants to get to know other international students and US American volunteers can participate. Families are always welcome.

Visit www.cincy.ifiusa.org for more information

Julie Rhine - International Friendships Inc.

IFI is a Christian community organization that works in partnership with universities and volunteers to promote friendship and hospitality for international students, scholars, and family members. IFI links international students with US American volunteers from local churches who are interested in cross-cultural exchange and who help meet the various practical needs internationals face in living in another culture.

Julie has been on staff with International Friendships since 2004. She coordinates the Welcome Dinner for new students each fall, and the October Harvest Party. Her family has had many international students live with them at various times, and they host and lead a weekly Friday night multicultural Bible study.

View the most recent IFI newsletter here.

A Hand Up Ministry 

Allows the people of Hope Church to serve those in the greater Cincinnati area in need with donations of food, clothing, and personal care items. Collections days are the third Sunday of every month, and items are donated to One Way Farm in Fairfield, Ohio.

Learn more about the needed items by visiting the One Way Farm website.

Hope House Mission 

Located in Middletown, Ohio. Founded in 1989, Hope House Mission is a 501(C)(3) faith-based ministry, serving homeless men, women and children in Butler, Warren, and surrounding counties in Southwest Ohio. Much more than an emergency shelter, Hope House Mission provides comprehensive programs and services designed to promote long-term, sustainable life transformation. For more information, visit www.hhmission.org

Life Forward Pregnancy Care Center 

Life Forward exists so that every woman in Cincinnati dealing with an unplanned pregnancy knows they are empowered to choose life while seeking to work in collaboration with other pregnancy resource organizations throughout the area to support women in need as one collective body of Christ.

They offer support to parents of newborns in developing skills, teaching unmarried people about God honoring relationships, and extending grace and help to post-abortive parents. Their aim is to provide as many options as possible to help clients navigate a challenging time, providing hope, support and compassionate care.

For more information, visit www.pregnancycareofcincinnati.org

One Way Farm 

The One Way Farm Children's Home is a non-profit organization located in Fairfield, Ohio, providing residential care for the abused, abandoned, neglected, troubled youth, and children with disabilities and developmental disabilities in the state of Ohio through unique programs and a view toward overall care and healing. For more information, visit www.onewayfarm.org

River of Life Church 

Pastor Chris Woodard

The desire to start churches around the world was the basis of the church plant cultivated by the congregation of Hope Church.  We made a commitment to begin a church in downtown Cincinnati in 2000.  The mission of River of Life Church is to share the love of Christ for life transformation in Over-the-Rhine, urban Cincinnati and the world.  For more information, visit their website at www.riveroflifecincy.org

Streams of Hope - a ministry to the residents of area local nursing homes offering worship services, Bible studies, as well as individual visits with residents. Currently providing services at HeritageSpring Extended Care Facility, Barrington Assisted Living, and Brookdale at Long Cove. 

Whiz Kids - serving the at-risk students at Western Row Elementary School in Mason with one-on-one literacy-based tutoring. For more information, visit http://citygospelmission.org/tutoring/