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Novo Ministries Inc

Rating: 4.89 stars   56 reviews 4,074


1700 NE 4th St Oklahoma City OK 73117 USA


Novo Ministries exists to break cycles of destruction, hopelessness, and purposelessness through the creation and cultivation of life-changing mentoring relationships with inner-city boys and girls.


This past year we reached over 3,000 children in our programs and the programs of our partners! We have established partnerships with more than 50 local churches and organizations. Currently, over 170 volunteers are involved in Novo programs in the lives of boys and girls. Last year we developed 44 lessons of curriculum and distributed 6,812 booklets. Received ECFA Certification for financial accountability and transparency - Spring 2015.

Target demographics:

At-risk children ages 4 - 12 in Oklahoma City's inner-city communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Over 500 children in our programs and 2500 in partner programs

Geographic areas served:

Oklahoma City


Novo Ministries seeks to connect passionate individuals, churches, and organizations with inner-city communities in the greater Oklahoma City area by helping facilitate weekly after-school programming in these communities. Regularly, the children of our Novo programs and the programs of our partners have the opportunity to build relationships with caring mentors who pour into their lives, share positive teaching, and who paint a picture of a reality that doesn’t have to end with jail, broken families, or gangs. We believe that the children and families in inner-city communities have many needs, but their greatest one is to experience hope and to find and fulfill the purpose for which they were created.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great organization that truly cares about the children in our community.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I was able to volunteer for Novo about 5 years ago. I helped with a Bible club in west OKC. The training I received by the staff at Novo helped me feel confident to share the gospel with kids in a way that was thorough but also easy to understand. I am thankful for the experience I have had with Novo.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Novo ministries is making a difference in the lives of inner city children and families! I volunteer at one of their bible clubs located in a section 8 apartment complex, which meets one night every week. The curriculum is easy to follow and the children have fun while learning foundational truths from the Bible. A mentoring relationship is built between leaders and children, giving them someone to talk to in a safe loving environment. The Novo employees are extremely helpful and obviously care about these children and love the Lord! I would highly recommend getting involved with this organization!

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Rating: 5 stars  

All things are done with excellence and hard work. The workers and volunteers are held to a high standard, and they work really hard to serve inner city kids and their families. The training is thorough, and the workers try to hard to reach places other people don't want to go so that no one is left behind.

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Rating: 5 stars  

About five years ago a church I was attending had a presentation regarding NOVO ministries. I was impressed with the concept of after school activities made available to children that might otherwise find themselves involved in activities that may prove harmful to themselves or others around them. The bonus was that these after school activities offered would present the Gospel! I personally knew some of the volunteers and they would share stories of children running with excitement to participate in the activities provided to them. Stories were told of how the children made a positive impact in the volunteers' lives as well. When approached with an invitation to partner with NOVO ministries by giving a donation, I gladly accepted. I have been made aware of children being turned away as a result of a lack of funding to open more activity sites, or a lack of volunteers. My prayer is that the Lord our God will touch the hearts of all those he will to respond to the call to aid NOVO ministries in presenting the Gospel to all who desire to come to the activities they make available.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Wonderful charity that gives inner city children a place to learn about their faith while in a safe and encouraging setting.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Novo Ministries is making a phenomenal mark on our city! OKC will never be the same!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The people ar Novo have a great heart for God and children. The love they show is changing lives.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became a monthly donor for Novo Ministries after a personal visit to their main office. Their helpful staff is passionate about their cause. They're dedicated to the mission of loving urban kids and equipping them with the tools they need for a thriving life. Their Bible clubs provide an opportunity for students to learn, socialize, and ask faith questions in a safe environment. If you're interested in learning more, don't hesitate to contact them. Their staff and their volunteers are very personable.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Getting to be a part of NOVO has been an amazing experience, so far. Going each week and spending time with the kids, watching their love for Christ grow and his work in their lives, is definitely one of my favorite parts of my week. The organization is very organized and fun. I love their message and desire to share the good news of the gospel with inner-city kids.

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