Ministries

Each of our ministries is geared toward meeting the tangible, relational, and spiritual needs of those we serve. Our goal is to help arm individuals with whatever they might need to live fruitful and fulfilling lives for themselves, their families, and their community.

The majority of our work takes place in Highland Park, as this is our neighborhood. We are firmly convinced that in order to help a community, one must become part of it and work from within. We seek to work in partnership with local community and church leaders to maximize our efforts in bringing transformation to our neighborhood.
 

Jesus’ Shining Stars

JSS is a discipleship program for at-risk teen girls . Through the development of close mentoring relationships, our ultimate goal is to enable these girls to see their true value through Jesus Christ and through that, develop healthy lifestyle habits and leadership skills. JSS is also designed to teach and encourage the girls to develop their God-given abilities and build self-esteem through scriptural truth. We currently meet at Beautiful Temple Church at 5004 Nine Mile Rd. every other Friday night. Call us for dates and times.

Highland Park Learning Center

In partnership with the Youth Life Foundation of Richmond, we offer free after school academic tutoring and mentoring to a limited number of students from Overby Sheppard Elementary. The Learning Center provides a safe and structured environment, with certified teachers and trained volunteer mentors instructing the children daily from 2:30 PM-6:00 PM. We encourage the children's ability to complete their homework successfully and strengthen their academic skills. Daily Bible lessons are also used to teach the children good citizenship and develop important moral values.

NOC Community Thrift Store

The bottom floor of the NOC building houses a thrift store that provides quality clothing and home furnishings at an affordable price for Highland Park residents and patrons. The thrift store is most importantly an avenue to minister to the physical, relational, and spiritual needs of many who walk through our door. Those within the community know that those volunteering at the store will always welcome them with a smile, a listening ear, a loving hand, and a prayer lifted up to God on their behalf. All profits from the thrift store are invested back into the community as they help to support the ministries of the NOC. We are always in need of new items for the store. Please call for ways to contribute.

Store hours are Monday-Friday 10AM-2PM. Yard Sale on the first Saturday of each month.

Overcomers Outreach

Overcomers Outreach is a Christ centered 12 step program for individuals affected by any type of addiction. Overcomers mission is to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the hurting, and to meet human needs in His name. The support group participants, whatever their need, find the extra care and encouragement necessary to grow beyond the wounds of life’s battles, the difficulties in family relationships, the bondage of addictive habits and behaviors, and the isolation caused by shame. Our meetings are filled with the faith, hope, and love that only God can provide.

OO meets every Tuesday evening at the NOC building from 7-8PM.