We want everyone who calls OVCN home to look outside the four walls of our church. We desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus to people in need in our own neighborhoods, and across the globe. We are a missions minded church! Opportunities are available to serve in our missions effort year round. Everyone is challenged to be a part of OVCN Missions. Now is the time to serve!
feed my starving children
February 5-10, 2024
Join over 5,000 people from across Tucson coming to OVCN to pack meals for Feed My Starving Children! There are 20 different sessions available over 6 days.
Upcoming mission trips
NAVAJO NATION (NACA)
Help with several work projects including plumbing and minor electrical work, building demolition, drywall, painting and fencing…and of course, connecting with the incredible kids there!
Play sports and connect with kids and their families, and/or those who have medical, dental, or optometrist backgrounds can help host clinics for locals who are struggling financially. Spanish speakers also needed!
Play with the kids and handle several work projects on the property. Planting, painting and patching skills are helpful! Those with electrical skills will be a particular need. Run workshops for kids too.
In partnership with Unite4Africa – love on kids and families, share your faith story, and join in baptizing new converts from the Muslim faith whose lives are being totally changed by the power of the Gospel!
Assist with projects on the campsite, including rebuilding one of their cabins or finishing the dining hall and/or staff apartments. Looking for people with trade skills especially! A great trip for students and families.
Help run the first ever MEGA Sports Camp in Costa Rica and assist with the construction of a new, expanded sanctuary. Perfect for students and families to serve together!
Partner with a local organization specializing in providing leadership & human trafficking prevention skills in schools, supporting families with special needs children, and developing young leaders in the Church.
Come along the CHE team to provide basic medical, dental, and/or vision care. Host workshops for pastors to help with depression & anxiety and grief support for local families, as many have lost loved ones to suicide.
ongoing mission activities
Gospel Rescue Mission Serving
Groups serve at Gospel Rescue Mission each week. You can join one of these groups regularly or just one time.
Caring Ministries Serving
Come serve at Caring Ministries any 4th Saturday. It’s open for any age, which makes it a great way for kids to serve in missions.
Let us know what trips you are interested in, and we will notify you when trip registrations and further information is available!
Yearly Mission Events
A unique opportunity to learn about what Christian life is like in areas where they are persecuted.
MILLION MEALS CAMPAIGN
Since 2013 we have purchased and packed nearly 6 million meals for children around the world – with the help of the Tucson community. Our next mobile pack is February 5-10, 2024.
DRESS A GIRL | SEW-A-THON
Dresses are sewn at OVCN and given to girls in need all over the world. The Sew-A-Thon is a one day event in November with the goal of making 1,200 dresses. The next Sew-A-Thon is scheduled for November 2, 2024.
MissionS AT OVCN
Blessed Grounds @OVCN
All proceeds from the Blessed Grounds @ OVCN Cafe support our mission endeavors locally and around the world. Our affiliation with Blessed Grounds Mission Company in downtown Tucson allows them to use their profits in Tucson for outreach projects also. Blessed Grounds is open Sundays from 8-11:30 am and Wednesdays from 5:15-6:30 pm.
We are concerned with the plight of hunger locally as well as globally, so OVCN partners with a dozen schools in the Tucson area to provide meals to children from low-income families every weekend. We are currently helping to feed over 600 kids weekly.
SEWING, QUILTING, CROCHETING & MORE
At OVCN we have three ministries where people can sew dresses, assemble quilts, and even knit/crochet items that are used through OVCN Missions at locations all over the world. These teams meet monthly to build community as well as work on these items at home.