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!
Operation Christmas Child
four ways you can help!
1. Donate small toys, school supplies and other items to be used to pack these shoeboxes! Get the list here. These items can be dropped off into the marked bins in the OVCN foyers, from Oct 16 to Nov 13.
2. Give a gift to help us cover the $15,000 needed for mailing the shoeboxes. Go to GIVE at the top of the page and be sure to select the “Kidz – Shoeboxes” designation.
4. We will be packing 1,500 shoeboxes on Wednesday, November 16 in the Third Space, 5:30-8:30pm. This is for ALL AGES (it’s a great way for kids to light their mission badge!). To let us know you are attending this packing event, fill out the form below.
Missions month activities
operation Christmas child (OCC)
Collecting items now – pack on November 16
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. The goal is to pack 1,500 boxes.
help pack food boxes
October 18 or 22
Pack meals for local children with Snack Pack on October 18 or pack holiday boxes for Thanksgiving at Caring Ministries on Oct 22.
navajo nation mission trip
A one-day bus trip to Naomi House foster home in the Navajo Nation. We will bring collected gifts, play with and put on a Christmas party for the kids.
Partnership with Paraguay
The work of the Church of the Nazarene in Paraguay is fairly new, with only a couple dozen churches in the country. The exciting thing is, they are now beginning to plant LOTS of churches there AND, they are using sports ministry to do it! OVCN is excited to partner with the Church in Paraguay!
Superintendent of Central District
Yoan came to a crossroads; play baseball with the Atlanta Braves or go to seminary with the Church of the Nazarene.
Superintendent of Southern District
Pablo is a global missionary from Argentina. He never thought he would be the Superintendent of a country that isn’t his home.
Athlete at Cristo Rey
See how the sports ministry at Cristo Rey has changed Gabriel’s life on and off the field.
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 experience worship like millions of Christians do in areas where they are persecuted. Service is held once a year in October.
MILLION MEALS CAMPAIGN
Since 2013 we have purchased and packed nearly 5 million meals for children around the world – with the help of the Tucson community. Our next mobile pack is February 6-11, 2023.
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 1,000 dresses. The next Sew-A-Thon is scheduled for November 4, 2023.
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 5:30-6:45 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 400 kids weekly.
Dress a Girl
We dream of a world in which every girl has at least one new dress. We want girls to know that they are worthy of respect and that they are loved by God. This outreach sews dresses which are then presented to girls in the Name of Jesus.
They meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month in Bldg D.