Mission: John 3:16 mission's foundational purpose is a)to provide food, shelter, clothing and recovery services to people who are homeless, and, b) to prevent homelessness from occurring amoung at-risk or disadvantaged people. John 3:16 mission conducts all activities according to definitive christian values of faith, love and charity for all and openly expresses these beliefs and values.
Programs: The family ministries center seeks to facilitate, in christ's name, family and community, and by doing so, to meaningfully reduce the number of homeless living in tulsa. Family ministries meets the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of those who are facing hardships or possibly at-risk of becoming homeless. Daily programs aid in crisis relief by providing food, clothing, furniture, vehicles and utility assitance. Along with daily programming, family ministries serves the community by hosting an annual clothes for kids back to school festival to prepare children to go back to school with confidence; a thanksgiving food basket distribution to ensure all families have a thanksgiving meal, and monthly biblically based life skill classes. Accomplishments in service to families in 2013: over 6,000 food baskets distributed; over 40,000 articles of clothing and 700 pieces of furniture distributed; and $13,000 dollars distributed for utility assistance
men's recovery program: the creation life skill's program is a christ-centered, live-in recovery program to assist men who are willing to make a serious commitment to life transformation. Approximately 70 students participate in the program, live at the mission and are provided three hot meals a day. The recovery program offers counseling, life skill classes, bible studies, work programs, and recreational activites all in the hope of walking them through the process of healing and life change. Those men who apply themselves and trust god to work in their lives will leave the new life creation life skills program a restored human being, ready to live, work and worship independently.
the kitchen served approximately 150,000 meals to homeless people and men in the creation of life skills program. We also store and give out the food that is donated through different programs.
John 3:16 Mission is a highly effective ministry serving the homeless and at risk populations of Tulsa, OK. I found them to be very open and very intent on maintaining a high degree of integrity. They have committed to high levels of financial transparency, good board governance and ethical fund-raising practices.