Go-In the Community

Want to GO and serve in the community? High five! Check out the opportunities below.

 
God is at work right here in Omaha and the surrounding areas. Check out some of the awesome ministries in our community that we partner with and contact the liaisons below if you are interested in serving.

Abide Network

The Abide Network provides critical avenues of leadership and community development through a strong collaborative network of community leaders and an incredible base of committed and caring volunteers. Their mission is to involve caring people in the lives of children, youth and families in under resourced areas.

Contact Liaison: Sondra & Stan Bluma. Contact them via email.

Bethany Christian Services

Bethany Christian Services is dedicated to find loving, permanent homes for more than 32,000 children around the globe! Every child deserves a forever family, and the experienced and professional staff are committed to providing the highest quality adoption services.

Contact Liaison: Heather Lundgren at 402.449.2899 or by email.

Concordia Lutheran Schools of Omaha

Concordia Lutheran Schools of Omaha was organized to equip young people for service as Christian disciples through the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing a Christian learning environment that stresses academic excellence, builds self-worth through the Gospel, fosters mutual respect, encourages responsibility through the Gospel and develops a heart for Christian outreach.

Since Concordia’s creation in December of 1996, we have been blessed to start two schools in Omaha, an elementary school and a junior/senior high school.

Concordia Academy, Kindergarten-6th grade location: 1821 N. 90th Street
Concordia Jr./Sr. High School, 15656 Fort Street

Contact Liaison: Dan Vehle, 402.896.0737.

Connecting Business Men to Christ

CMBC is a worldwide network of business and professional men who are committed to one purpose: To present Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to business and professional men, and to develop Christian business and professional men to carry out the Great Commission.

Some opportunities to get involved include:
*One-on-One Mentoring
*Bible Studies
*Business Forums
*Business Semiars
*Luncheons featuring local speakers from the business and professional community
*Marriage Studies and Workshops

Contact Liaison: Jim Bender 402.331.0247 or, email him at jim@jimbender.com.

Cross Training Center

reaches lower income and homeless people on the streets and in the neighborhoods of Omaha and brings them to a life in Christ. Angels on Wheels partners with churches in the ministry locations to build a discipleship focus. This ministry primarily occurs on Friday evenings, and it’s open to volunteers high school age and older.

Bus Driver – Drive a Passenger bus to points of ministry in the greater downtown area. Once a month on Friday nights.

Food Preparer – Prepare food that will be given to people on the streets. Once a month on Friday nights.

Front-Line Minister – Share Jesus to the people on the streets and in the neighborhoods of Omaha. Once a month on Friday nights.

Prayer Warrior – Intercede for front-line ministers while the team is on the street. Once a month.

Prayer Partner – Pray for the weekly outreach of the Angels on Wheels Ministry. 1-2 hours a week.

Contact Liaison: Joyce Schlosser, 402.333.3509.

Embrace Teachers

Embrace Teachers is a city-wide outreach to raise teacher morale and give encouragement for teachers in 48 elementary schools east of 72nd Street in the Omaha Public School System. King of Kings has now adopted eight schools to bless with donations, meals for Embrace teachersParent/Teacher Conferences and many other ways to show God’s love and build relationships.

Appreciation Team – Help plan appreciation ideas: provide, prepare, and implement them to honor teachers and staff.
Food Team – Serve on a team that supplies, prepares and serves food and/or baked treats that support teachers on a Parent/Teacher conference night twice a school year.
Delivery Team – Deliver items such as school supply donations, gifts, food, etc to the schools, as needed.
Encouragement Writers – Write encouraging notes to the teachers and staff. Note cards provided.
Prayer Partner/Prayer Team – Pray for teachers, staff, students, and neighborhoods from our eight schools, as well as our Embrace Teachers Leaders.
School Volunteers – Volunteer in one of the schools we support. Assist the teacher by working with students needing extra attention with school work or simply help the teacher with bulletin boards, copies, organization, etc.

Contact Liaison: Cheryl Becker, 402.330.4824 or, email her at cherylkbecker@yahoo.com.

Empty Tomb Ministry

Empty Tomb ministers to the poor and underprivileged in South Omaha every Sunday morning with a worship service, Bible study, Sunday School for children and a noon meal for those attending. This is an outreach that ministers to immediate physical needs first and then to spiritual needs of broken families.

Opportunities to get involved:
*cook food
*serve meals
*organize clothing and food pantry donations
*assist with Sunday School for the children.

Contact Liaison: Jim Miller, 402.397.4669.

ENOA (Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging)

The mission of ENOA is to provide a continuum of care for older adults and support for family members living in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, and Washington counties in Nebraska so that older adults can remain independent in their homes for as long as possible.

Contact Liaison: Yvonne Stock, email her at stock2@cox.net

Good Neighbor Ministries

Good Neighbor Ministries is a Christ-centered ministry that purposes to serve the people in the urban heart of Omaha, NE by sharing the Gospel and meeting felt practical needs. The part of town this ministry serves is a 15 by 15 block area where about 10,000 people live, in the heart of the City, between 32nd to 20th Street and Martha to Harney Street.

Helping Hands Service – Helping the poor with yard care, cleaning, tree trimming, painting, minor home repairs, bulky garbage removal, snow shoveling and much more.
Community Development – Helping neighbors care and reach out to their neighbors.
Food Pantry – Every Thursday at 1:00 p.m., anyone is welcome to attend our “Life Skills” class, visit the food pantry and receive a ride home if needed.
Financial Assistance – Helping the poor meet basic needs such as gas, medicine, bus tickets, ID cards, etc. of $40 or less.
Apartment Based Bible Studies – Leading friendly and encouraging discussion groups for both men and women in large low income apartment buildings in our area.
One-on-One Connections – Connecting caring people to those who are hurting to encourage them and build them up in the Lord.

Contact Liaison: Jodi Durbin at 402.493.3648 or by email.

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry

Good News Jail and Prison Ministry provides chaplains to America’s jails; sharing the Gospel with inmates, as well as providing care for families and correctional staff at Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie County Jails. They minister to the spiritual needs of both inmates and staff through ministry that includes evangelism, discipleship, and pastoral attention.

Contact Liaison: Rev. Morris Jackson, contact via email.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Omaha through King of Kings Church works together with a coalition of 11 other churches. Our coalition – called the E.L.F. Coalition – works on one home per year. Typically this happens in the spring to early summer and involves one or two weekends for our Church to lead, but volunteers can work any weekend that construction is happening.

Builder
Spend half day, full day or weekend laboring with fellow believers to build a new home. Flexible to your schedule.

Cook
Build a team to provide snacks and food for up to 25 workers at the construction site. 4-6 hours at the site plus preparation time.

Contact Liaison: Dave Zauha, 402.861.1827 or, email him at Dave.Zauha@OrthoWestPC.com.

Hearts of Worship

Hearts of Worship is a group of friends who love to sing. They minister with their hearts, hands, and voices to whomever, wherever and whenever God opens a door. They sing regularly in the Classic Grace service, as well as outreach concerts in other churches and locations throughout the city. They meet on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Kids Kount Garage.
Contact:  Sarah Chvala at singingsarah1@cox.net or 402.573.5383 for more information.

Hope Center

Hope Center for Kids reaches out to children and youth, ages 7-19, in North Omaha to offer a safe place with homework help and spiritual regeneration. Programs include social skill training, educational tutoring, recreation, leadership training, economic development, Bible study, art exploration and mentoring relationships

Contact Liaisons: Scott and Jodi Durbin, 402.493.3648.

Lutheran Family Services

Lutheran Family Services

Help plan for retreats for foster parents, serve military families, mentoring refugees, and more.

Darlene Rohlfsen at 402.960.9535

Omaha Street School

Omaha Street School is a private, faith-based organization, providing quality, affordable education to at-risk Omaha youth, in a Christ-based atmosphere. They serve high school students ages 14-21 who have been unsuccessful in traditional learning environments, by offering a second and often last chance to earn their diploma.

Contact Liaison: Sandy Nelson, 402.496.2738.

Open Door Mission

Open Door Mission is a Gospel rescue mission. Their mission is to rescue the poor and needy by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to equip men, women and families with the tools to become self-sufficient and independent in their community. They offer emergency temporary housing, long-term rehabilitation and recovery, transitional housing, and outreach to the community that reflects the life and teachings of Christ.

Great Thanksgiving Banquet – Gather food donations, fill pantry boxes, enter registrations into the database, set up, clean up, organize volunteers, serve meals, clear tables, hand out food boxes, etc. Flexible, Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Operation Santa – Sort and prepare donated items to be delivered to families. Seasonal.
Administration Area – Direct visitors and volunteers to their destinations, answer phones and light office duties. 2-4 hours a week.
Outreach Center – Sort, fold, hang and shelve clothing, household items and other gently used donations. 2-4 hours a week.
Loaves & Fishes – Be part of a team that prepares and serves healthy nutritious meals to the hungry and homeless. 2-4 ho

Contact Liaisons: Terry & Trish Niemoth, 402.944.2788 or, email them at tandtniemoth@windstream.net.

Patty's Pantry

Patty’s Pantry serves school children of North Omaha with food on the weekends, when they are most apt to not have anything at home. The primary concern of this ministry is to meet children’s basic needs (food, clothing, personal care items, and school supplies).

For more information call Patty Fidone at 402.630.5760.
Contact Liaison: Ted Koehn, 402.680.7082.

Release Ministries

Release Ministries reach youth in detention centers, drug and rehabilitation facilities, group homes, and behavior modification facilities. The primary mission is to affect their lives with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ, releasing them to be who God intended them to be – Prisoners No More.

Mentor – Demonstrate to youth, through a mentoring relationship, the love, mercy, and grace of Jesus Christ. 2-4 hours a week, varies. 1 year commitment.

Prayer Partner – Pray regularly for the ministry and for the youth to whom are ministered. 1 hour a week.

Administrative Support – Work in the Release office to support the ministry through administrative tasks such as record keeping, technical support and partnering with administrative staff. On call.

Bible Study Leader – Work with a team to present Bible studies to youth who are in facilities in this region. 2-4 hours a week.

Contact Liaison: William Woodruff, 402.455.0808 or, email Bill.

Royal Family Kids' Camp

Royal Family Kids Camp was founded in 2003 with a heart for serving abused and neglected children in the Omaha area.

Counselors: The primary role of a counselor at RFKC is to care and cheer for their campers as they walk alongside them through the daily activities of camp. The counselor role requires energy, patience, love, and a willingness to look beyond your own needs in order to wholeheartedly serve the children in your care.

Staff: The main role of the staff at RFKC is to 1) run the camp programs and activities and 2) support the counselors by assisting them throughout the day and caring for the kids at counselor break times. The staff role requires a servant’s heart, flexibility, patience, love, and a willingness to be a self-starter and hard worker as you look for opportunities to contribute and encourage others throughout the week.

All persons interested in volunteering as a camp counselor or staff member go through an application, interview, and background screening process. Volunteers must be 18 or older and have a heart for sharing God’s love with hurting kids. If you would like more information about joining the RFKC Omaha Volunteer Team, please CONTACT Ryandean Birge via e-mail.

Contact Liaison: Ryandean Birge, 402.715.1470, 402.658.7668 or, email Ryandean.

Teen Challenge of the Midlands/Nebraska

Teen Challenge of the Midlands is a non-profit ministry funded through financial contributions and other donations, that provides HOPE in Christ, HELP for hurting people, and FREEDOM from addiction. This ministry reaches out to those with life controlling addictions and cares for them through residential programs and assists local churches in ministering to hurting people and families in our communities.

Contact Liaison: Adam Nordstrom, 402.305.5825 or, email Adam.

Looking for 14 volunteers to assist at a concession booth at the College World Series. TD Ameritrade gives them a concession stand to work at and they make a percentage of those sales. All proceeds go directly to Teen Challenge. They need help with manpower coming along side them and assisting for just a few hours at a game, making nachos and wrapping hot dogs.

Teen Challenge of the Midlands, 402.551.2322,  or visit their website.

Friends of the Forgotten (Threefold Cord Ministries)

Threefold Cord Ministries takes the Gospel to the aged and dying in care facilities for the elderly and raises financial support for orphaned street children in impoverished countries.

Ministry to the widow… provides hope to the aged and dying and raises awareness for that ever growing and vastly neglected need.

Ministry to the orphan… meets the physical needs and brings the love and salvation of Jesus to children who might otherwise perish; and offers them hope and a future through a relationship with Christ.

Fund/Support Raising – Raise up supporters and financial resources for the work of the ministry. On call, 1 year commitment.

Administrative Assistant – Help with office tasks. 1 hour a week. On call.

Care Facility Outreach Assistant – Assist with a local care facility outreach ministry on a weekday or weekend. Commitment, flexible.

Care Facility Materials Coordinator – Coordinate the placement of ministry materials with care facilities and church care ministries; both locally and nationally. Varies, 6 month commitment.

Church & Materials Coordinator – Help connect ministry materials with churches and care facilities nationwide.

Contact Liaisons: Bob & Diane Doering, 402.968.5235.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a ministry that meets the needs of those seeking assistance: material, emotional, and spiritual. They offer Child and Family Services, Senior Services, Housing Services, and Behavioral Health Services.

Red Kettle Campaign (Bell Ringing)

Turkeyfest- Help is needed delivering 1,400 Thanksgiving meals to the elderly, disabled and homebound in our community.

Winter Night Watch – Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. to help feed the homeless.

Telephone Reassurance Volunteer Callers – Callers will be “matched” with a homebound older adult. Phone calls are prearranged at the convenience of each person. Calls can last a few minutes to as long as you want. As the relationship grows, it becomes easier to visit about all topics. Some older adults want a daily or weekly phone call. Friendly Visitors visit an older adult in their home.

Toyland Program – They turn their gymnasium into a toy shop and parents come through and shop for gifts for their children so those who are less fortunate will have gifts under their tree Christmas morning.

Nonperishable Food – Stock pantry shelves – include cereal, boxed dinners, boxed or bagged rice products, canned meat, canned vegetables, canned tomato products, boxed macaroni and cheese, canned soup/stews, canned beans, bread, cake, cookies, boxed mixes, muffins. The pantry also needs donations of personal hygiene products: diapers, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, detergent, toilet paper, tissues, and paper towels.

Contact Liaison: Linda Burkle, 402.898.5940.

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