Reformed University Fellowship
RUF is a Christian ministry at UT, dedicated to reaching students with the good news of Jesus and to equip our students to serve others. RUF stands for Reformed University Fellowship and is the campus ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. If you are interested in supporting RUF, you can do so in a few ways:
Reformed University Fellowship International
RUFI obeys God’s Word by welcoming students from all nations and equipping kingdom ambassadors for Christ’s worldwide church. RUF International seeks to reflect God's grace to an international audience.. To learn more, visit http://www.ruf.org/about/ruf-international or contact Terry Dykstra.
Young Life of Northeast Austin
The mission of Northeast Austin Young Life is that every student in urban Northeast Austin would hear the gospel of Jesus Christ and grow in their faith. College volunteer leaders and staff build relationships with students at Lanier, LASA, LBJ, Reagan and Burnet and share the love of God in word and in deed. Caring adults mentor leaders, pray for students, serve in various roles and support the mission financially. You can get involved by praying, joining the Committee for a semester or year, opening your home to the volunteer leaders, delivering food for club, or giving financially. For more information, please reach out to Chris Fisher or Ceirra Riley.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes
We empower communities into a lifestyle of service with the homeless. 365 days a year with the Mobile Loaves & Fishes Truck Ministry, volunteers hit the streets of Austin (and 4 other cities) to serve the homeless, delivering food, clothing, hygiene products, and other life-sustaining items where needed most. The second Saturday of each month from 11am-2pm a group from G&P volunteer. To get involved, please reach out to Tom Parker.
Hill House Ministry
Since its founding in 1989, Hill House has done more than merely help students to survive their university years with their faith intact. We have sought to recover a tradition of Christian living and scholarship that takes both the Bible and contemporary culture seriously. Ours is not a new vision. We stand in the tradition of the Reformation and of contemporary writers such as Francis Schaeffer and C.S. Lewis.
Greg and Mary Jane Grooms lead the Hill House Ministry. Their conviction in leading Hill House is that the Bible is true and that all of life is spiritual and meant to be lived to the glory of God. It is a conviction that is reflected in Greg’s teaching. He begins with the Bible and moves to everything else, from academics to pop culture.
Many students have been influenced by a secular view, influenced first by modernism and then postmodernism. This popular, yet mistaken, view rejects exclusive truth and pressures individuals to keep their faith private and separate from the ‘real world.’
Hill House seeks to help students develop a solid Biblical framework of worldview and theology so that they are confident in their faith. For more information, please visit http://www.hillhouseaustin.org or contact Greg and Mary Jane Grooms.
Texas Reach Out
At Texas Reach Out, we provide Christian men and women leaving the criminal justice system with safe housing, spiritual guidance, employment assistance, social skills, and support while reintegrating into society. Through these five services, we prepare formerly incarcerated men and women to live life as productive citizens walking in the fullness of life with Christ. For more information please visit http://texasreachout.org/.
Casa Marianella provides shelter, food and full supportive services to homeless immigrants. Two clusters of shelters in renovated houses in residential neighborhoods in East Austin serve women and children escaping violence and adult immigrants. Our shelters are home-like facilities designed to meet emergency or transitional needs so vulnerable and injured people can resolve their immediate crisis, get stabilized and once again become independent, which then opens up space for new residents. In 29 years, our population has evolved from survivors of the Salvadoran war to asylum seeking refugees and other immigrants from over 40 countries.
Casa Marianella is the only homeless shelter in Austin dedicated solely to immigrants. 65% of our shelter residents, including children, are asylum seekers, many coming to us from immigration detention.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Graduate & Faculty Ministry
InterVarsity's Graduate and Faculty Ministry at UT works to plant and grow witnessing communities of grad students and faculty committed to spiritual formation, community, evangelism and service, and the integration of faith, learning, and practice..
Austin Disaster Relief Network
Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, is comprised of over 175 Greater Austin churches and thousands of trained volunteers bringing hope into crisis. ADRN’s network enables and empowers church members to organize, prepare, mobilize, and respond quickly in the event of disaster, great or small. Business partners, local agencies and community support play a vital role in ADRN’s mission. It is through the generosity of their in-kind donations, monetary gifts and volunteer assistance, that ADRN can fund the rebuild/repair of survivor homes and provide immediate assistance to those in crisis.
Fostering Hope Austin
Fostering Hope Austin is committed to building stronger foster and adoptive families through training, mentoring, and church ministry development. This extends beyond the foster and adoptive families to volunteers who want to be involved in one of our five areas of need within the child welfare system and biological family support. Fostering Hope empowers and equips families and church leaders who want to offer a holistic solution to the foster care and orphan crisis while working with other community partners to achieve this goal, and with applying God’s love and trauma-informed care, we can transform our kids, families, and even relationships with others.
For more information, visit https://www.fosteringhopeaustin.org/.
Vida House exists to train ministry leaders in and for cross-cultural mission in life-giving ways. We partner with churches and non-profits, working in under-resourced communities in Austin, to provide holistic leadership development that includes spiritual, biblical, ministerial, vocational and communal formation.
For more information, or to find out how you can get more involved please contact Josh Eby at firstname.lastname@example.org.