For several years now, we have been hosting groups in connecting them to to the “missional” call in the inner city. There are so many people who have been stirred up to “do something.” To help direct people with that passion, we have been hosting various gatherings throughout the year where people can come and connect.
If you are a looking for ways to engage here at The Refuge OKC, here is what we typically say:
Our vision and values behind Missional Connecting
First off, we are not your “typical” inner city ministry. Our vision is to see Oklahoma City, and our nation for that matter, transformed. What we don’t want to be is a place for people (sometimes we refer to them as suburbanites), come down and pass out free food and free clothing, and drive away. What we don’t want to be is a place for those people to come and just feel good about doing some sort of volunteering for the poor people who live in the inner city. We we want to see is people (suburbanites and urbanites and ruralites) begin to love each other well. So, our misisonal DNA is to help restore the streets physically, to see doors open up relationally within our neighborhoods, and trust that Jesus is going to do something supernaturally spiritually.