Novo Ministries Inc

Rating: 4.89 stars   56 reviews


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  

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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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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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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I love this ministry! Novo benefits so many inner city children of OKC. The feeling of love and giving is alive here. I'm so glad to have toured their facility , it really gave me a feel for the passion and dedication of everyone involved! I hope you will get involved in this ministry too:)

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As a ministry, they do a great job taking care of their staff's needs, providing space and opportunity to do the behind the scenes work necessary before going out to work with the children. It has been good to see how they use finances and donations to better equip their leadership team in order to lead the volunteer groups successfully.

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8 people found this review helpful

I went through Novo training. I've read through their literature. I've met with a number of their directors and club leaders. I've spoken with the members of our church who work with the local Novo club. The program and persons behind it are highly committed to sharing the gospel with children. The clubs are in settings to reach many unchurched children. I've been a donor ever since I first learned about Novo 3 years ago. I intend to contue to support them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

100% committed to bringing the gospel to children who not otherwise ever hear it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

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