Ministry Scope and Programs - On Wings Like A Dove

Who We Are. What We Do.

-On Wings Like A Dove is a Christ-centered ministry to prodigals, prisoners, and their families, providing tools and resources to encourage the troubled to walk in the light and not the darkness.

-We stay in contact with families of prodigals through bi-weekly Prayer and Support Group meetings for Families, weekly Prayer and Bible Study meetings for Ladies, and annual Ladies Retreats for moms of prodigals to spend time away in fellowship, prayer, Bible study, and worship. We also stay connected via our monthly Family Newsletter, available either through the mail or by email.

-We connect with inmates who write to us and/or subscribe to our monthly Inmate Newsletter. We provide opportunities for prisoners to have pen pal connections with mentors who volunteer to engage the inmate with the exchange of letters in the mail. Moreover, we offer ESV Study Bibles to inmates who request a Bible, and also provide Bible Correspondence Study Courses. Mentors use the mail to interact with the inmates as they complete chapter by chapter Bible book studies, critiquing the inmate’s answers, always with a clear view toward sharing the Gospel with the inmate, giving them opportunity to receive Jesus as Savior and have their lives transformed forever by Grace.

-One of the greatest needs of inmates returning to society is faith-based transitional housing. Our On Wings of Hope initiative helps meet this need in our community. Our Hope Houses provide transitional housing to ex-offenders at the time of their release from prison, engaging them in a 12-month closely managed faith-based program. The On Wings of Hope Initiative enables qualified residential participants to gain life skills, employment opportunity, confidence, and a new sense of what it means to be a good citizen in a healthy community. Volunteer Mentors are provided who are committed to walk with the residents through every phase of their transition. We currently have two Hope Houses in operation and are exploring options to add more houses in the future.

-Evangelism, Discipleship, and Life Transformation are the motivations for all our family, inmate, and returning citizen initiatives.

-On Wings Like A Dove also sponsors a Treasure Box ministry to provide gifts and encouragement to children in underserved families. We pack Treasure Boxes to give to children in underserved neighborhoods during our Community Outreach events throughout the year. In partnership with Forgiven Ministries, we also provide Treasure Boxes for chaperoned Saturday Day Camps for Inmates and their children.

-In addition to Treasure Boxes, through our Resource Center and our Compassion Fund we provide practical support for families. We have a heart for those who live in underserved areas of our community, for the Rolling Hills and North Side neighborhoods, in particular. At Easter, Christmas, and other times throughout the year, our Volunteers spend time with our neighbors in those communities, sharing food, clothing, furniture, school supplies, and the Good News of the Gospel as we fellowship with them.