Hope’s Closet: Hope’s Closet exists to enrich the lives of foster children and their families. Through our foster and adoptive parent support, clothing boutique, whole family activities, foster parent recruitment and training, we endeavor to build intentional relationships to restore families. Learn more at: https://www.hopes-closet.net/
King’s Local Food Pantry: The Kings Local Food Pantry provides interim relief of food and assistance to those residents living in the Kings Local School District. To find out more information, visit their website at www.kingslocalfoodpantry.org.
Matthew 25 Ministries: We support the important efforts of Matthew 25 Ministries to support the poorest of the poor and offer disaster relief locally, domestically, and internationally. In addition to serving at the warehouse, walking in the annual Hunger 5K fundraiser, and monetary donations, King of Kings has a donation bin in our parking lot. We accept gently used and new clothes
The Children Are Waiting (aka A Child’s Hope International and Hands Against Hunger): Our mission is to motivate and mobilize the church and the community to care for orphans and vulnerable children in their distress. We have four bridges of care, including adoption, foster care, orphan care, and humanitarian relief. Learn more about our four bridges of care and how we are caring for God’s precious children around the world at: https://thechildrenarewaiting.org/.
Building Hope in the City (BHITC): BHITC is a Lutheran organization that seeks to restore urban communities by intentionally sharing Christ and connecting God’s people in service throughout various parts of Ohio. The local BHITC–Cincinnati chapter sponsors various ministry outreach opportunities in several Cincinnati urban communities. Learn more about ongoing volunteer opportunities at www.bhitc-cinci.org, or watch this YouTube video: http://youtu.be/aaZlrF8xwTo.
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML): LWML is an LCMS women’s auxiliary that encourages and equips women of all ages to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions. Activities include: mission-focused projects, Bible study and fellowship, regional/national seminars and conventions, and providing financial support for various missions. To learn more, visit: www.lwml.org.
Federation & Women’s Auxiliary: The Cincinnati Federation of Lutheran Churches and the associated Women’s Auxiliary are local LCMS mission organizations that provide assistance and financial aid to the Federation chaplains and deaconesses serving in the Cincinnati area. Federation ministries include: hospital and institutional ministries, college campus ministries, The Bridge Ministry, and Parish Nurse Program. The Federation sponsors a yearly Reformation service. The Women’s Auxiliary sponsors additional projects throughout the year. Federation news and events are published in the “Cincinnati Lutheran” newspaper. Learn more at: www.cincinnatilutheran.org.
Lutherans In Africa: There is a severe shortage of trained pastors in Africa. In America, the Lutheran Church has 1 pastor for every 376 members. In Tanzania, for instance, there is 1 pastor for every 3,500 members. By training Africans to be teachers of the faith, Lutherans In Africa (LIA) is able to help fill the need for pastors and further spread the Gospel, allowing God to work through His external Word. Through teaching, translating, and training, LIA is equipping pastors to meet the needs in Africa, which is the fastest-growing region of Lutherans in the world. Learn more at: www.lutheransinafrica.com.
Operation Christmas Child: King of Kings gathers together annually to assemble shoeboxes full of life-giving items that are shared, along with the Gospel message, by OCC with children around the world. The amazing journey of a shoebox gift begins with you and results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication. Learn more at: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/.
LCMS International Missions Ministry: Learn more about how the national church is serving the world.
- For adults: www.international.lcms.org/
- For students/children: www.international.lcms.org/missions-unpacked-for-kids/
International Missionaries: King of Kings supports two families who were called to serve as international missionaries, including the Kesslers, serving in Belize, and the Wasmunds, serving in South Korea. Click on the links below to learn more about their efforts to bring the Gospel to others.
- Kesslers’ Belize Outreach Ministry – www.lcms.org/kessler
- Wasmunds’ South Korea Outreach Ministry: www.lcms.org/wasmund
Thrivent: Thrivent is a Lutheran-based company that offers insurance and investment products to members, plus provides funding and assistance to various community and global social service organizations. This service group organizes and encourages congregational involvement in various Thrivent-sponsored fund-raising and community service events throughout the year, plus handles the distribution of KOK-designated Thrivent funds. The team welcomes project suggestions for future consideration. Suggestions for KOK congregational or Warren County projects should be educational, mission, and/or evangelical in nature. To find out more information, visit their website at www.thrivent.com.