The Mission Ministry Team of Oakville Presbyterian Church actively supports the following local outreach programs. We encourage our members to volunteer their time, energy, and resources in support of our local community. We seek to provide for the needs of the community through participation in food banks, crisis assistance, Christmas toy projects, and many other.
Home Stays USA – Oregon
USA Homestays has been placing international college students into local homes since 2012. Jordan Heater is the Homestay Director for Oregon and lives in Corvallis, home of Oregon State University. In addition to Corvallis, USA Homestays is beginning to place students in Albany, Salem, Monmouth and Eugene.
Besides finding homestays for students, Jordan loves to play soccer with internationals, go hiking, do rock climbing/bouldering, teach guitar, and tutor students in English. He and his wife have been befriending internationals for 10+ years and have learned some Spanish and Arabic during that time.
Mid-Valley Fellowship is a local Christian organization that presents a message of hope and healing for those struggling with sexual brokenness. We minister to individuals, churches, and those facing the reality of a spouse, family member, or friend impacted by sexual brokenness.
Mid-Valley Fellowship is a non-profit, interdenominational ministry, serving the Central Willamette Valley (Albany, Corvallis, Eugene, and Salem). We are not a mental health facility. Instead, our methodology utilizes personal testimonies, trained counseling, Biblical instruction, and Christ-centered, accountability groups.
We offer a choice to those who struggle with sexual identity issues. We support no political agendas or candidates. We firmly believe that sexual and relational redemption is available for all who seek it.
When a woman discovers that she is pregnant, it can be such a joyous time! However, for many women, the news of an unplanned pregnancy is simply terrifying. There are so many competing opinions on the Internet that are clinical and lack compassion when all that a woman needs is a friend to talk to. A friend who will understand and listen without judgment or contempt. Standupgirl.com is a chat room website that comes alongside women. They encourage and advise them to make the courageous decision to choose life for them and their child.
Love INC of Linn County
Love In the Name of Christ or Love INC of Linn County is a foundation that brings churches together to serve in their community. When a need is found, Love INC facilitates the logistics and means to meet the need. In a way, Love INC acts as the “nerves” of the Body of Christ that engages the “hands” & “feet” into action. Love INC not only seeks out physical opportunities to serve but encourages volunteers to pray for each person they come in contact with.
Options Pregnancy Resource Center
The Options Pregnancy Resource Center (Albany, Oregon) provides complete, accurate information, compassionate peer-counseling and medical care to women who are making decisions about unintended pregnancies.
Everything the center does is focused on allowing women to make healthy, informed, and livable choices. At Options Pregnancy Resource Center, women will encounter a supportive, non-pressured environment in which to explore all their options.
A variety of services, all of which are free and confidential, are offered.
Fish of Albany, Inc.
Fish provides individuals with basic needs: food, clothing, medicine, gasoline, bus tickets, emergency and transitional shelter for pregnant and parenting teens, and transitional housing for individuals and families.
Volunteers are needed to answer phones and direct clients to services, pack food boxes, sort clothing, yard work, building maintenance, and serving on the Board of Directors.
Volunteers of all types are needed including teens, adults, families, seniors, and men’s and women’s groups.
Volunteer training is provided one-on-one as needed.
Willamette Valley First Responder Chaplains
Who is taking care of the brave men and women who take care of our community in our most tragic hours and times of greatest need? Willamette Valley First Responder Chaplains is a ministry started by Dean Aithwaite. WVFRC provides biblically-based chaplain services, both personally and professionally, to all Law Enforcement, Fire, EMS, Search & Rescue, Dispatch, and Medical Examiner’s Offices. WVFRC creates personal and purposeful relationships with first responders and their families.
Molly Mazon, OSU Campus Director
Working in partnership with Grace City Church in Corvallis, Oregon, Molly serves as the Every Nation Campus (NEC) Campus Director at Oregon State University. She has a deep desire to see every single student at OSU have the chance to find a spiritual family they can connect with and to hear the Good News of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
As a Campus Missionary, Molly encourages and empowers the staff and intern team from Grace City Church to minister the the students on campus. The team seeks to equip students with the skills and tools they need to share their faith to a generation that seeks spirituality without Jesus or takes a strong atheist stand against faith. It is her hearts desire to see students at OSU take ownership of their own faith and empower them to minister to other students. Her goal is to equip students to be missionaries on the Oregon State campus, their broader communities, and even to ignite a revival throughout Corvallis and to the rest of the world.
ENC is a church-based, campus ministry, organization that is globally represented in over 73 nations on over 725 university campuses. They believe that investing in the life of one college student can impact multiple communities, families, and nations.