Grace in the City

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In Acts 1:8, Jesus says, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” If you’ve never had the chance to take a short-term trip that challenged you culturally, relationally and spiritually, we recommend that you start with one of our weekend Grace in the City trips here in our Judea/Samaria— Cleveland, Ohio! These trips take place two times per year (spring and fall) and give you the opportunity to serve alongside several urban local ministries.

Your next opportunity will be in the spring of 2018. As soon as we have dates we'll have them posted here. Click HERE for more information!


Envision Cleveland

Envision is a ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. EC seeks to connect people with a heart to serve in the city by matching them with local urban ministries and organizations. Their ministry areas include refugee and immigrant outreach, community development, church partnership, urban leadership training, English teaching and youth and kids ministry. The mission of Envision Cleveland is ...

Building Hope in the City

Building Hope in the City (BHITC) is a ministry in Cleveland that seeks to be seen as a vibrant part of the community of Jesus in the city, sharing the hope of Christ with all people. Building Hope has a long legacy as a Christ-led presence in Cleveland. Their ministries include: Church Planting and Leadership Development, The Hope Center for Refugees and Immigrants, Urban Family Learning Centers, Open Table, Urban Ministry Training and Engagement and Hopeworks (entrepreneurial ventures).  For more information CLICK HERE

The City Mission & Laura's Home 

The City Mission has been ministering to the city of Cleveland since 1910. Its reputation has remained faithful around the city and community. The City Mission is a holistic ministry that exists to serve men, women and children at their point of crisis by progressing them towards stability, employment and independent housing” (The City Mission website). They function to give an option for those at risk to be self-sufficient and productive. Their programs include: Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center, Pathways Family Outreach Services, New Horizons Housing Collaborative, Crossroads Men’s Crisis Center, and Inmate Outreach Services. For additional information, CLICK HERE.

International Friendships, Inc.

International Friendships, Inc. is a “Christian community organization that partners with universities and volunteers to promote friendship and hospitality for international students, scholars and family members.” They focus on social, cultural, spiritual, and practical help as they work with international students. IFI supports students at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Lorain County Community College and Baldwin Wallace University, as well as being on 27 campuses in 17 cities and in 7 states in the United States. At IFI, students are linked with ...

True Freedom Ministries

True Freedom Ministries is a ministry dedicated to reaching those in prison (men, women and juvenile), struggling with addictions, dealing with homelessness, and those in nursing homes. In 2014 alone, True Freedom Ministries touched the lives of over 42,000 people!

TFM has a need for worship leaders, small group facilitators, mentors, musicians, social workers, clerical assistants and counselors. They can also provide volunteer training to interested churches and members. The best “on-ramp” opportunity is serving food in the homeless ministry.

You can expect to hear some incredible stories of Christ’s redeeming love in many lives, and may even be asked to share your story. TFM is unique because they minister to people of all ages, both male and female!

Training needed: None.

Cleveland Pregnancy Center

Cleveland Pregnancy Center has been offering crisis services to women and men in the Cleveland area for over 30 years. They provide hope and healing to women and their families through restoring hope, healing hearts and saving lives. Their services include the H.E.A.R.T.  program, pregnancy support, parenting support and education, baby material assistance, post-abortion and grief support, Frontline Fatherhood Program, community and educational resources, offering ultrasounds or a sonography. Though free of cost, these programs carry lasting effect and benefits for those using them. The Cleveland Pregnancy Center relies heavily on ...

Inner-City Tutoring

The Phillis Wheatley Association has had a presence in their neighborhood for over 105 years. Sponsored by the Phillis Wheatley Association in Cleveland, the Inner City Tutoring Program works in George Washington Carver Elementary School on East 55th Street. This inner-city school is under academic emergency and the children there need to be tutored in reading and math, in particular. The tutoring program provides an opportunity to minister to the heart of children and may be the door that Jesus uses to speak to them. In addition to math and reading skills, the tutoring program works on encouraging better school attendance and parent engagement, as well as behavior improvement. The Inner City Tutoring Program takes place...

Ohio Guidestone

Ohio Guidestone has been serving children and families from Cleveland since 1864. Originally founded as an Orphan Asylum during the Civil War, they now focus on serving children and youth that are in need of specialized therapeutic programs and skills to become self-sufficient. They always look for value-driven, passionate people who want to make a difference in the lives of children and families in Berea and its neighboring communities. Their areas of services include childcare, residential treatment, counseling, and support services. Today, Ohio Guidestone...

Family Ministry Center

Located in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, the Family Ministry Center exists to see God transform the lives of people there. They exist to be a place and a people of refuge so that God can be made famous! They partner with around 20 other organizations to accomplish sustainable community development. Their main areas of ministry include urban renewal, alternative education, church planting, the arts, international missions, transitional care for veterans, and many more! The Fulton-Clark neighborhood ...

Scranton Road Ministries

Scranton Road Ministries actively contributes to the spiritual, economic, and physical restoration of the Greater Cleveland Community, focusing mostly on the west side. They are located in Ohio’s most diverse neighborhood and focus on representing, equipping and investing in youth and families and promoting a community-wide revitalization by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Their areas of ministry include job training, educational enrichment, legal education, computer training and leadership development. The vision of Scranton Road Minisitries ... 



















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