Serving in the City

Meet our Local Ministry Partners.

Hill House 
Greg & Mary Jane Grooms
Hill House is a ministry at the University of Texas at Austin that seeks to instruct students in the Biblical perspective that all of life and vocation flows out of our identity in Christ. They believe that to be obedient to Christ’s command to “Follow me,” students must be equipped to go into the world and integrate their faith in academia, the workplace and the community.
As a Christian ministry at UT, RUF strives to reach students with the good news of Jesus and to equip students to serve others. Jesus said that he did not come to save the righteous, but sinners. RUF exists for the "convinced" and the "unconvinced," the lost, the found, the burned, bored, cynical, and spiritual.
RUF International is a ministry of the PCA that, in partnership with local churches, goes to campus to welcome the nations, explore the gospel, and equip believers to serve. These are done in part through community, hospitality, events, and Bible discussions.
Vida House 
Rev. Josh Eby
Vida House exists to train up the next generation of missionary leaders. They do so by working with local churches and ministries to support them in their mission, and partner with them in raising up their leaders. They are committed to developing leaders through a holistic, integrated approach to theological education and leadership formation. They are committed to raising up leaders who know how to pray, study, serve, work, and live to the glory of God and the love of neighbor. Specifically, they are committed to raising up cross-cultural leaders, and prepare those they train for working in diverse, distressed, and displaced communities.
East Austin Young Life exists for students. Caring leaders meet students where they are, building relationships that bring hope and vision. They do this by hosting weekly group meetings during the school year, running small group discipleship Bible studies, and by participating in regional summer camps each summer.
The Source for Women
 Mary Whitehurst, Austin Director
The Source for Women exists to support, care for, and equip women by providing high quality, whole-person health services. Their vision is that every woman in Texas has access to comprehensive, life affirming reproductive health and pregnancy care. They are compelled by the love of Jesus Christ to love their neighbors by providing
excellent, accessible healthcare. The Source joyfully serves clients regardless of age, race, religion, creed, immigration status, or sexual orientation.
City School 
Jay Jones, Headmaster
City School is a Christ-centered school that provides a rich education to a diverse community, equipping children academically, spiritually, and relationally to be true servant leaders. In 2002, City School was founded by a group of families who shared a vision for a school that would be: “economically diverse, self-consciously Biblical, and recognize that different children need different things but all need to be challenged.” This has created a unique Christian school community that reflects God’s Kingdom in the City of Austin.

Texas Reach Out Ministry
Dale Brown, Director

Texas Reach Out is a non-profit ministry that provides housing and spiritual development for Christian men and women reintegrating into society after exiting the criminal justice system. Texas Reach Out provides participants with rooms in residential, furnished homes in safe atmospheres. One of the biggest things working against the formerly incarcerated are the environments to which they return after prison. Texas Reach Out is committed to walking alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ as they work to rebuild their lives with Christ.
Austin Disaster Relief Network 
Sid Newcomb, All Saints Contact
Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) is comprised of nearly 200 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.
Side by Side Kids (SBSK) is the only free faith based after-school program serving elementary-aged students in Austin. They serve in some of the city’s toughest, most under-resourced areas where many kids have no supervision or safe place to go after the bell rings. For this reason, SBSK was established to provide after-school academic support and spiritual growth for economically-disadvantaged students.