Serving Holistically And Redefining Purpose
is a missional training of The Spero Project.
The Spero Project is a nonprofit whose mission is to mobilize the Church of Oklahoma City by offering entry points to partnership with under-resourced communities. SHARP addresses the issues facing various under-resourced communities in OKC - neighborhoods dealing with material poverty and systemic injustice, marginalized women, international communities, and more - with tangible ways to engage the very real needs, but more importantly, by encouraging long-term, meaningful relationship.
Through classroom instruction on various topics, participants will learn from leading practitioners who are giving their lives to see Christ's Kingdom come in OKC. Through connections with mentors, participants will have experienced guides as they engage class topics. All the while, trusted advisors and fellow SHARP participants will assist in processing and growing through questions, concerns, celebrations, and struggles.
exists because we know that the call to love, serve and know those in the margins
is not just for "professional" Christians, but for all of us.
It is a course designed to equip and encourage the church not only in the margins, but in every neighborhood and network. SHARP is a place to ask honest questions, have challenging discussions, and learn the beauty of following Christ.
Our hope is that participants would learn how to offer assistance in under-resourced communities through genuine, mutual relationship - and even more than that, that participants would know Jesus to be such a treasure that they find the love and freedom to join Him in His redemptive work in the margins, in their homes and in all places.
SHARP is a program of The Spero Project, a local 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to mobilize the Church by offering entry points to partnering with underresourced communities.
SHARP is executed by great community mentors and partners and is led by The Spero Project Staff Team who are thrilled to see SHARP participants discover the beauty of Serving Holistically and Redefining Purpose.