Community Outreach is a student-led organization that is made up of different need-based ministries that work in Waxahachie and the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth Area to connect with people who do not know the love of God. Student involvement is voluntary and the ministries operate on a weekly basis along special outreaches.

Vision Statement: To see students explore the different avenues of ministry, regardless of their major through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and the willingness to follow where He is leading.

Mission: Provide students with the opportunity to serve, reach, and love the lost of the community and surrounding cities.

Open Ministries

These ministries are open to the student body at any time to visit and participate in.

Common Ground (Waxahachie)

Common Ground Ministry is an after school program for K-5th at risk children. The ministry is Christ centered and the children are encouraged daily to focus on their walk with the Lord by our volunteers through tutoring, mentoring, and relationship building.

Arms of Refuge (Dallas)

Arms of Refuge is a relationship building ministry that connects with refugees living in the Shiloh Village Apartments. They have bi-weekly prayer on Thursdays and minister every other Thursday as well.

Street Hope

Street Hope is a ministry that reaches out to the homeless of Dallas on Friday nights. The desire of Street Hope is to build relationships with these people and to share the hope of a life with Jesus Christ as well as provide them a meal.

Rooted (Waxahachie)

This ministry equips and disciples students who are interested in church planting. It connects them with resources, speakers, and churches to further their involvement and knowledge.

Closed Ministries

These ministries are considered sensitive and require a solid commitment in participating and an interview. Interviews are held at the beginning of each semester. Please contact the SMA office for further details.


A safe house specifically for women and their children. Mondays: 5:30pm

Prayer for Freedom (Female)

An anti-sex trafficking ministry to elementary aged children. Every Other Thursday: 4pm

Prayer for Freedom (Male)

Anti-labor trafficking ministry for young men with a focus on relationship building and drug/crime prevention. Every Other Thursday: 4pm


A safe house that specializes in helping women transition into working a job and finding a home for themselves. Every Other Thursday: 6:30pm

Hope Mansion

A safe house specifically for pregnant mothers or new mothers. Fridays: 6pm

Due to the sensitive nature of these ministries, please contact the SMA office for information on the interview process and meeting places.

Arms of Refuge

A relationship building ministry and prayer group for African refugees in the DFW area. AoR goes out to government owned apartment complexes to fellowship and minister. During their prayer time, information is given out about refugees and how to best reach them. Due to the sensitive nature of this ministry, please contact the SMA office for information on the interview process for the outings.

Prayer Tuesdays: 9:00pm
Outings Thursdays: 3:30pm
*All ministries carpool to conserve gas.
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