But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Acts 1:8 NIV
HYC raises awareness and meets the needs of homeless youth so they can stay in school and graduate. http://www.hycaz.org
MMC is a motorhome that was gifted to us and customized for the purposes of sharing the love of Jesus in our community. This is a ministry tool for YOU to use!
Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. https://www.facebook.com/RefineryNTS/
Through the local capital "C" church we provide 10 adults with dinner and a safe, warm place to sleep every night of the week. We operate IHELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program) at our facility twice a month. Anyone serving with IHELP must be registered with the organization.Register
“A Church for People Who Don’t Like Church”. The Verve seeks to help non-believers grow towards living a love-God, love-people, turn-the-world-upside-down kind of life. www.vivalaverve.org
A children’s camp that was founded in 2011 by former Refinery members Rick and Shirley Umberger. The goal is to provide children with an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, help them feel loved and experience God’s Majesty. www.feedthefish4.com
Elevate Church with Pastor Dermot O’Mahoney is one of our long-term missions partners. Supporting since its inception in 2012, we have sent many teams to Ireland to assist the church in reaching the people of Limerick. Read more about what they’re doing here. www.ecclimerick.com
'Ansanm' means 'life together' in Haitian Creole. Ansanm is a mission organization that we began supporting in 2016. Its vision is to do life together by partnering with the community of Cap Rouge in the needs of the church, education, job creation/community development and family care. Read more about what they’re doing here. www.lifeansanm.org
1Mission is a community development organization giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community. Every year The Refinery sends teams to Puerto Penasco, Mexico to build homes for families that 1Mission has partnered with. This is an amazing 3-day experience and whole families are invited to join one of our teams. www.1mission.org
Be a part of changing a family's life this spring as we send a team to Puerto Penasco, Mexico to work alongside our missions partner, 1Mission, to help build a home for them. The dates of this trip are Friday, March 6 - Monday, March 9. The cost is $315 for adults, $135 for students ages 12-17, and kids under 12 are free which includes all your food while you’re there. The deadline to register is February 9. Each family is responsible for their own housing: a tent, camper, or RV are all welcome. You’ll need your passport, and a big heart to serve an amazing family that will become part of your family!
Verve Church of Las Vegas, who we’ve partnered with for many years, hosts a community event before Easter that brings in about 2,000 people. Last year was the largest Easter event so far, and hopefully 2020 will bring even more people. In the past, we have helped with snack stands, face painting, games, and a meet and greet with a special TV character. For this mission trip, we will spend some time inviting local neighbors to the event and to church (No knocking on doors required), and Saturday we’ll help Verve volunteers all day at the outreach event. Sunday, we will attend one of the services, and serve at the other one if they need extra help anywhere, and then make the drive back home.
The trip cost is $225 and includes accommodations and some of the meals. The deadline to register is February 16. Viva la Verve!
Students! Do you want to be involved in the first ever Student led international trip with Refinery Student Ministries? Refinery Students are partnering with PROEM Ministries out of Poland and we want you to join us. We will be going June 12-21, 2020 to participate in PROEM’S annual Kontakt Festival. Kontokt Festival is a great opportunity to build relationships in Poland and be a light in a dark place for many people. From painting and renovating apartments, schools, hospitals and churches to playing games, photography, and even working in PROEM’s special needs programming. This is 10 days you don’t want to let slip by!
The trip cost is $2300 and includes all transportation, accommodations, and meals. The deadline for registration is February 23.
On this groundbreaking mission trip we will be helping set the tempo and groundwork for future kids ministry in a country that has never had it. We’re partnering with a church called Familia De Dios (The Family of God). Familia De Dios is the mother church of a network of over 40 house churches in the state of Cienfuegos and Sancti Spiritus. Specifically, we’ll help the church host THE FIRST EVER VBS, as well as construct a classroom space on their property for a future kids ministry.
Since the Cuban revolution, kids ministry has been nonexistent in the country. There are no churches with active children’s or student ministries. This has left an incredible deficit in the growth of churches throughout Cuba. Familia De Dios has made it their goal to not only host the first ever VBS, but to train their staff throughout the southern provinces of Cuba to replicate this ministry.
The trip cost is $1800, which includes all transportation, lodging, and meals. Deadline to register is February 23. Come be part of this amazing opportunity to help ignite church growth in the country of Cuba!
You are invited to join the incredible story God is writing in Poland on our First-Timers trip this coming August. Each year we offer one trip where we invite those who have never flown out of the US on a mission trip to join us at a reduced cost. This year we’re partnering with Proem Ministry in Poland to serve at their Mikser camp for kids ages 7-12. The Mikser camp is a combination of sports, performing arts, and crafts. We’ll assist the camp staff in offering multiple camp breakout sessions which may include but are not limited to arts, crafts, vocals, music, dance, soccer, basketball, volleyball, fitness training, or karate. As this is their last camp of the summer, the camp counselors are greatly looking forward to having our team come alongside them to offer encouragement and excitement to help them finish the summer strong!
The trip cost for First-Timers is $1500 and for returning missionaries the cost is $2300 and includes all transportation, accommodations, and meals. The deadline for registration is March 29.
Be a part of a team of volunteers from Verve Church in Las Vegas to reach out to one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country with the love of Jesus. We’ll be partnering with members of Verve to serve the kids at a housing project called Marble Manor to do cleaning projects, games and events for kids, and a big Halloween outreach for Marble Manor residents. The main outreach will include Trunk or Treat, carnival games, inflatables, crafts, and more. This is an amazing opportunity to serve God with a sister church that is doing incredible things for the gospel in a city that so desperately needs Jesus.
The trip cost is $225 and includes accommodations and some of the meals. The deadline to register is August 16. Viva la Verve!
Be a part of changing a family's life this fall as we send a team to Puerto Penasco, Mexico to work alongside our missions partner, 1Mission, to help build a home for a family in need. The trip is from Thursday, November 12 to Sunday, November 15. The cost is $315 for adults, $135 for students ages 12-17, and kids under 12 are free which includes all your food while you’re there. The deadline to register is September 20. Each family is responsible for their own housing: a tent, camper, or RV are all welcome. You’ll need your passport, and a big heart to serve an amazing family that will become part of your family!