Outside The Walls

Outside The Walls is our initiative to focus 50% of our resources Outside of the Walls of our church. Our desire is to disciple others to become followers of Jesus by bringing his hope and love to people in our city and around the world.

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More Ways to Serve

Below are more ways that you can bring the hope of the gospel to people locally. 

Sanctity Of Life

LIFEFIRST

LifeFirst vision is to see our society return to one where each individual life is valued and protected form conception to natural death. Their mission is to do the grassroots work of individual heart and mind change to make abortion and euthanasia unthinkable.

For more information, contact Teresa Strack at 


PREGNANCY ASSISTANCE CENTER NORTH

PACN is a non-profit pregnancy medical clinic that offers confidential services for women and men particularly facing unplanned pregnancies or sexual concerns. Their center offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, pregnancy consultations and medically accurate information about all pregnancy options. They also have a women's clinic next door that offers free well woman exams to women 21+ who are not pregnant. They have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, including assisting with fundraising and events, cleaning and maintenance service projects, sorting and organizing clothes, assembling care packages, and working one-on-one with clients in need.

For more information, please contact Donna Rumpel at  .

Children's Outreach

LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Lighthouse Community Outreach seeks to transform the Five Oaks community by providing spiritual, educational, and social support to kids, youth, and families. We provide a variety of programs to build relationships with the community and find opportunities to share the hope of Christ through word and deed.

To get involved, email 


ALL NATIONS COMMUNITY SCHOOL

All Nations Community School offers a globally-minded, Christ-centered education that accepts students from all faiths. All Nations offers a Spanish immersion program as well as a STEM-based curriculum. Need-based financial aid is available to students entering 3rd-7th grade.

Contact Christina Callaway at  .


REVIVAL SPORTS

Revival Sports uses athletics to build relationships and effectively disciple refugees and immigrants from all over the world. Join our weekly sports events, ESL classes & Discovery Bible Studies in Houston as we share Christ’s love through word and action among refugees from Myanmar, Bhutan, and other nations. 

To get involved, email Abbie at 


EYES ON ME

Eyes On Me aims to create community transformation through a reproducible discipleship movement. Currently, they are starting an ongoing ministry program called Hip Hop Hope that shares the light of Jesus to the Greenspoint area.

Human Trafficking Prevention

LOVE146

Love146 is a human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. For more information contact    

LOVE146 WOODSEDGE FREEDOM FORCE

This is a mobilization team in partnership with the anti-trafficking organization Love146 who gather together on a regular basis to learn more about trafficking and take action together. They do so through hotel/motel outreach, hosting educational booths at community events, and various other activities throughout the year.  This is a great way to get plugged in to fighting trafficking in our city!  For more information, email Don Brown:  .

REDEEMED

Redeemed offers restoration services to adult survivors of domestic sex trafficking with a trauma-informed holistic healing program and the support of community partners. For more information, contact Leslie at  .

FREEDOM CHURCH ALLIANCE

Freedom Church Alliance’s vision is to bring hope and freedom to every enslaved child, woman and man, and to realize the power of churches united, engaged and taking action together to end human trafficking. A church united and empowered by the Spirit, working alongside and strengthening anti-trafficking organizations, can transform our city. For more information contact Allison Hankins: 

HANDS OF JUSTICE

Hands of Justice Hands of Justice strives to empower others by supplying them with the knowledge to help prevent human trafficking, to provide awareness of the warning signs and to give an understanding of the overall facts in the communities that they live in today. We seek to help others through awareness, outreach, and survivor support groups and scholarships. Contact Rebecca Cary at   for more information.

Refugees and Immigrants

HOUSTON WELCOMES REFUGEES

Houston Welcomes Refugees is an organization that strives to ease the resettlement process for refugees with hope, honor, and the love of Christ. Get involved by forming a welcome team, assembling welcome kits, or joining a move-in team. One time serving opportunities are available as well as long-term relationship building opportunities with refugees. To serve, email 

PRESTIGE LEARNING INSTITUTE

Prestige Learning Institute provides culturally appropriate and affordable education, including English as a Second Language classes and a Mentoring Program, that empowers students to advance personally, academically and economically. You are welcome to share the love of Jesus by joining this ministry as an ESL teacher, mentor, or friend! To get involved, please email Michael Obringer at  .

LUKE 2: WELCOMING REFUGEES
Show Christ’s love by befriending a refugee family as they settle into a new culture, language, education system, and society. Join us as we take the families on special outings to the rodeo, fishing at the lake, fall festivals, and more, providing them an authentic USA cultural experience and while mirroring Christ's love! To get involved, email Kelly Sharpe at  .

ALL NATIONS COMMUNITY SCHOOL

All Nations Community School offers a globally-minded, Christ-centered education that accepts students from all faiths. All Nations offers a Spanish immersion program as well as a STEM-based curriculum. Need-based financial aid is available to students entering 3rd-7th grade. Contact Christina Callaway at  .

REVIVAL SPORTS

Revival Sports uses athletics to build relationships and effectively disciple refugees and immigrants from all over the world. Join our weekly sports events, ESL classes & Discovery Bible Studies in Houston as we share Christ’s love through word and action among refugees from Myanmar, Bhutan, and other nations. To get involved, email Pavel Khripunov at   .

International Ministries

INTO ABBA'S ARMS

Into Abba’s Arms is an orphanage in Kenya that cares for the homeless children of Kenya. IAA seeks to change the lives of orphans in Africa by introducing them to the love of Jesus Christ. IAA is also known as an outreach center coordinating spiritual training, educational seminars, medical clinics, and food and water distribution to their neighbors. WoodsEdge sends short-term teams to IAA to care for the orphans and serve the surrounding community.

FREEDOM FIRM

Freedom Firm is an international organization in Asia working to rescue minors who have been sold into the commercial sex trade, restore their identities, and seek justice against those who perpetrate these crimes. WoodsEdge takes a short-term trip there each year to put on a camp for these young women, helping to bring them hope and healing.

OPERATION MOBILIZATION GREECE

Operation Mobilization Greece is meeting physical and spiritual needs of refugees in Athens, Greece. Athens has become a safe haven for hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing violence in the Middle East. For information about a 3 month internship serving refugees with OM Greece, please contact Linsey at  .

HOPE 4 BURUNDI

Hope4Burundi is a non-profit mission organization whose goal is to share the hope of Christ with the people of Burundi and see the country restored by partnering with local Burundi Christian leaders who are impacting their country. Their desire is to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of this country known as “The Heart of Africa” that has suffered much from waves of internal conflict which have resulted in poverty, vulnerability to disease, restricted access to education and an abundance of widows and orphans. Pray for Burundi. For more information, contact John Crews:  

RADIATE COALITION

Radiate Coalition exists to develop, equip, and pioneer restorative programs that provide whole-person care to victims of abuse, exploitation, trafficking, trauma, and oppression through a spectrum of crisis intervention and aftercare services - as well as prevention education, trauma-informed training, family and community support services, and awareness efforts - across the globe. Its efforts are Christ-centered and frontline-focused, empowering local disciples to lead sustainable transformation in their communities. Radiate Coalition’s flagship program in Honduras, Casa de Ester, is a restoration home for teenage girls rescued from sexual abuse, violence, and trafficking. Contact   for more information.

Special Needs

JOURNEY OF A JOYFUL LIFE

Journey of a Joyful Life exists to enable the precious children with special needs of our community and around the world to become all they can be through love, care and the teaching of Christ’s redemptive work on the Cross. The Journey School will provide quality education and give them the tools they need to be successful throughout their lives. For more information, contact Melodie at .

THE MIGHTY WAFFLE

The Mighty Waffle is a non-profit aiming to be a restaurant centered career development center for adults with disabilities. Please contact Arielle Lewis at   to get involved.

Women at Risk

WINGS

WINGS helps incarcerated women discover and embrace their identity in Christ while learning essential skills necessary to meet the challenges of life. They provide a seven-module series on how to complete a job application, create a resume, interview for a job, manage money, and create an individual customized plan for success when released from incarceration. The program is very practical, but faith-based and emphasizes the importance of building a personal relationship with Jesus, finding a church home when released, and starting/continuing a discipleship journey. For more information, contact Kate Callan at 

HIV/AIDS MINISTRY

This ministry serves at-risk women living in a residential program sponsored by the AIDS Foundation of Houston. Their mission is to express the unconditional love, acceptance, and freedom that come through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The WoodsEdge team meets with these precious ladies every Mondays at 2:00 pm in their residential home for Bible study, prayer, crafts, fellowship, and food. To get involved, contact Anne Frey at  .

YOUNGLIVES

YoungLives has a vision to reach teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be. Through Young Life’s time-tested methods and life-on-life mentoring, teen moms are empowered to make positive choices, set and achieve goals, and live a future rooted in Christ. For more info, contact Kele at  .

REDEEMED

Redeemed offers restoration services to adult survivors of domestic sex trafficking with a trauma-informed holistic healing program and the support of community partners. For more information, contact Leslie at  .

MOSAICS OF MERCY

Mosaics of Mercy serves as a hub of hope, resources, and education empowering each unique journey toward mental well-bring. To learn more about our unique service or to get involved, contact Amy at  .

GOD'S GARAGE

The mission of God's Garage is to help single mothers, widows, and wives of deployed military with car repairs when they cannot afford to repair them on their own. For more information or to serve, contact Matthew Zielinski at  .

Orphan and Foster Care

LOVE FOSTERS HOPE

The mission of Love Fosters Hope is to model the character of Jesus for children and teens in foster care, show them their value as individuals, and equip them with the tools they need to live independently and to the fullness of their God-given potential. There are numerous opportunities to get involved, including volunteering at the summer camps, becoming a mentor for a foster child, and helping with the various fundraisers and events. For more information, contact Cindy Mericle at 

ANGEL REACH

Angel Reach’s overall mission is to break the generational cycle of abuse, neglect, and homelessness so individual lives of foster care and community youth can be enhanced. Their goal is to assist these youth to move toward stable and productive lives, assisting them in becoming emotionally stable and financially independent. For more information, contact Janel Savage at 

LIFESONG FOR ORPHANS: ADOPTION ASSISTANCE

WoodsEdge partners with Lifesong For Orphans in order to provide financial assistance for adoption and post-adoption costs. 

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What God Is Doing

As a church, we are called to serve. And through every ministry, every partnership, every area we take the gospel, our goal is to glorify Christ and make his name known. 

All numbers below are from 2019. 

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Backpack Drive

Number of backpacks distributed to local students in need

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Giving Tree

Christmas gifts distributed to children in need in our community

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To All Nations

The number of nationalities ministered to

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Threads of Nissi

Number of people served through our clothing and food pantry

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WoodsEdge sends teams each year to serve alongside our partner ministries overseas and to help bring relief in crisis situations. Short-Term Trips offer the best opportunity for a new perspective on God's heart for the nations. We long to see every member of WoodsEdge participate in a Short-Term Trip each year by going, giving, or leading!

Go

If you feel called to go on one of our short-term trips please fill out our detailed application and we will get back to you! We are so grateful you are considering serving with us. 

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Give 

If you would like to give to a short-term trip, please consider how God will mightily use your donation to further the kingdom all over the world. 

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Lead

Are you interested in leading a short-term trip? WoodsEdge is looking for leaders who have a heart of service, who are spiritually dependent on God, sensitive to cultural differences, willing to submit to church leadership, organized and have great communication skills. If you feel called to lead one of our short-term trips, please fill out the application below. 

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WoodsEdge's Impact on the World

Part of our vision is to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to the world. 

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Short Term Trips

WoodsEdge embarks on 7 short-term trips around the world.

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International & Local Ministries

WoodsEdge partners with 35 local and international ministries.

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Diversity at WoodsEdge

WoodsEdge ministers to over 43 different nationalities worldwide.

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Audio Bibles

In September 2019, 140 chiefs in Malawi received audio Bibles to bring back to their villages.

Short Term Trip Highlight Video