COMPassion for Tulsa
COMPassion for Tulsa (Community Outreach Ministry Partnership)
"The world is my parish." - John Wesley
COMPassion for Tulsa is a holistic outreach to the Tulsa community to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world; combating poverty and promoting justice by nourishing the health of body, mind, soul, and relationships through a bi-weekly meal, worship service, and community services-support ministry.
In the winter of 2013, Boston Avenue Church reached out to the Community Service Council and Mental Health Association of Oklahoma in an effort to develop new insights into how our church can participate in the larger network of care that is already in place in the Tulsa community for people who are seeking assistance with financial, emotional, physical, or spiritual needs. Through a series of conversations, it was determined that one of the greatest needs was a supportive faith community that sought to build long-lasting, authentic relationships in order to make a difference in people's lives.
Through an ongoing partnership with the Community Service Council and the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma, COMPassion for Tulsa is making a difference in the lives of our downtown neighbors and those participating in the Community Service Council's "A Way Home for Tulsa" initiative, a collaboration of 23 agencies united to end long-term homelessness.
In the first 10 months of this ministry, we have:
- Held 18 meals and worship services,
- Reached out to 9 different living communities sponsored by the Mental Health Association,
- Served more than 1400 persons,
- Witnessed 10 professions of faith,
- Witnessed 10 baptisms,
- Received 2 transfers of membership into our congregation, and
- Witnessed 2 testimonies shared during worship services.
This ministry is made possible through your gifts and, most importantly, your prayers.
To learn more about COMPassion for Tulsa, please contact Blaire Hines at 918.699.0131.