Our Vision

Christ announced His ministry by proclaiming His heart to bring good news to the poor, liberty to the blind, sight to the captives, and the Lord’s favor. This call to serve the poor is made clear by many of His teachings, the way He lived His life among the poor, and the way His disciples and church lived out these commands. Our vision is that H2O church would build real, gospel-centered relationships with orphans, immigrants, widows and those in poverty – visiting, praying and gathering with them on a regular basis. We want to see the people of our church grow their understanding of Christ’s love, and the life of a devoted disciple.

Current Community Engagement Opportunities

Community Engagement Partners

Some of our partners have ongoing opportunities to serve while others have events throughout the year! Click on a partner to learn more & download the Point app & search for “H2O Columbus” to see what community engagement opportunities we have right now!

  • Hubbard Elementary

  • Life Beyond the Streets

  • My Village Ministries

  • She Has A Name

  • Stowe Mission of Central Ohio

  • The Bridge Community Center

  • The Miracle Garden

Hubbard Elementary

H2O is partnering with King Avenue UMC and Hubbard Mastery Elementary School to supply Reading Buddies. Reading Buddies do companion reading with children, to help them build competence, confidence and enjoyment in reading because children in the state of Ohio are required to pass a reading competency test before being promoted to 4th grade.

See H2O’s current volunteer opportunities with Hubbard Elementary on the Point app!

Life Beyond the Streets

Life Beyond the Streets Inc., a peer recovery coaching service provider for women who are suffering with addiction, prostitution, untreated mental health issues and women who have become victims of human trafficking. They also operate the only Drop-in Center for women in the Greater Linden Community and recently opened a second Drop-In Center on East Main St. Through their mobile support ministry, they provide “Hygiene love bags” to increase access to sexual education and health options for women who are still involved in prostitution. They also provide sack lunches to help women keep up with balanced nutrition.

See H2O’s current volunteer opportunities with LBTS on the Point app!

My Village Ministries

My Village Ministries started in 2017 and is growing throughout the Central OH area.  They are committed to serving families who are in crisis and socially isolated with the gospel in both word and deed. Their heart is to engage the local church in family preservation through Biblical hospitality.  Their main objectives are family support/stabilization, preventing abuse and neglect, keeping kids out of foster care when not needed, and reducing/repairing childhood trauma.

H2O Church is a My Village Ministries church partner & there are many ways that you can be involved with the organization as part of our church. For more information, email one of the individuals below!

Kathryn Hawkins
Nicole Walters

She Has A Name

She Has A Name (SHAN) exists to fight human trafficking through education, collaboration, and survivor care. They desire to see all those impacted by human trafficking restored into society and thriving in their community. We, at H2O, partner with SHAN through ‘Life Beyond the Streets’, a drop-in center for women. We help with projects, organizing, and street ministry. We also partner through community education by attending SHAN’s anti-human trafficking training so that we can be equipped to respond.

See H2O’s current volunteer opportunities with SHAN on the Point app!

Stowe Mission of Central Ohio

Stowe Mission is located on the South Side of Columbus. They desire to give gospel hope and restoration to people facing hardships. They are actively engaged with and serving the community through: education, a community kitchen, a dental clinic, a food pantry, tutoring, a pregnancy resource center, a vision clinic, and free healthcare on Mondays. We, at H2O, desire to partner with and come alongside them in this mission. 

See H2O’s current volunteer opportunities with Stowe on the Point app!

The Bridge Community Center

The Bridge is located in the Southwest part of Columbus. Their mission is to partner with and serve the refugee population and those battling homelessness in the city. They desire for these communities to encounter Jesus through teaching English, equipping refugees for citizenship, tutoring, adult education, a soup kitchen and food bank, and a free legal clinic. We, at H2O, are currently coming alongside them in these gospel efforts through providing tutors and teachers for education while also helping with building projects. Due to Coronavirus, all tutoring is online & scheduling is flexible based on both parties schedules! Volunteers are needed throughout the semester!

Want to volunteer to tutor with the Bridge? Fill out this form

The Miracle Garden

The Miracle Garden is a non-profit organization that provides creative and sustainable uses of vacant urban lots in the Linden neighborhood of Columbus. Their goal is to bring about positive change by empowering the community with opportunities for healthy food access, beautification, and economic development. We, at H2O, desire to come alongside The Miracle Garden to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the Linden Community by being His hands and feet to those in need.

See H2O’s current volunteer opportunities with the Miracle Garden on the Point app!