Local Ministries

LOCAL MINISTRIES 

The Miami Valley Women’s Center, founded in 1982, exists as a life-affirming, nonprofit organization that strengthens families by providing practical assistance for pregnancy-related concerns by offering everything from pregnancy tests to ultrasounds, training for expectant moms and dads and support groups.
For women who have experienced an abortion in their past, they offer abortion recovery ministry.
For those who have experienced the loss of a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death, the Silver Linings group offers support and God’s healing.
Their abstinence programs reach out into the community, touching thousands of young lives every year with the life-saving message that saving sex for marriage is the best decision young people can make for their own health, their futures and the well-being of the next generation.
 
Phone: (937) 298-2822
 
The Gospel Mission, now under the direction of Rev. and Mrs. Kenneth Clarkston, is dedicated to serve Christ in the community, specifically the inner city of Dayton. The Gospel Mission has a very comprehensive plan for the inner city. Christ is foremost in all of the various ministries that are offered. They assist with many needs from clothing, food, hot meals in our free restaurant, education, Joy Clubs, Sunday School, Seniors programs, and so much more. Many volunteer missionary staff positions are available in their ever-growing outreach…and we they close.
 
How you can serve:
1) Ask to be put on our monthly prayer letter so that you can effectively pray for our needs, all of our financial support comes from God’s people; no governmental support. God has shown us how to maximize every contribution. Your investment, regardless of size, is very much appreciated.
2) Individual and group volunteers are always needed. Please call for details (223-4519).
3) A needs list is published once a quarter in The Lighthouse, or you may call the mission for a current update.
 
Phone: 937-223-4519

 

Beavercreek FISH

FISH began in England in 1961 when an Anglican priest and a layman started a program where a person in need of anything from food, clothes, and medical attention or just companionship could put the early Christian symbol of the fish, representing Christ, in their window. Beavercreek FISH is a volunteer organization which meets many needs in Beavercreek. Using volunteers and funds from various churches, organizations, and individuals in Beavercreek, FISH provides food and emergency funds to those in need. Although Beavercreek appears to be an affluent area, there are still many needs for the elderly, single-parent families, battered women, and people temporarily out of work.
 
How you can serve:
1) Pray.
2) Provide financial support.
3) Volunteer.
4) Donate the following items: food (canned meats, beef stew, egg noodles, etc.), paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.), toiletry products (bar soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.), laundry detergent, dish detergent, etc.
 
Phone: 937-222-5444.

 

 

The mission of the Family Violence Prevention Center of Greene County is to reduce family violence and its impact in Greene County through outreach, prevention, and residential and collaborative community-based programs. FVPC was founded in 1979 and started the shelter in a two-bedroom apartment. Since then FVPC has been in several homes. Now, it is located on Bellbrook Avenue in the new Kathryn Hagler Family Violence Prevention Center. It offers a variety of programs for those people who have suffered at the hands of domestic violence, as well as other community members. FVPC provides shelter, counseling, crisis response (to both domestic dispute police calls as well as to the hospital), and educational programs to Junior and Senior high school students in Greene County.
 
How you can serve:
1) Pray.
2) Provide financial support.
3) Volunteer.
4) Donate needed items A list is available on their website, or you can donate items to the Xenia Goodwill store on behalf of the FVPC.
 
Phone: 937-372-4552

 

Habitat for Humanity – Dayton

Habitat for Humanity is a national Christian ministry that builds and rehabilitates homes for low-income families with the goal of eliminating poverty housing. The Greene County affiliate functions with all volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials to construct the homes. Each new homeowner family must contribute 300-500 hours of sweat equity to the program to increase the pride of ownership. The partner family then buys the house for the cost of the materials. Greene County then carries the 0% interest mortgage on the home. Habitat for Humanity of Greene County was founded in 1990. Since its inception they have built 14 homes and are presently working on houses in Xenia and Fairborn.
 
How you can serve:
1) Pray.
2) Provide financial support.
3) Volunteer.
4) Donate needed items. A list is available on their website.
 
Phone: 937-374-8726