Shelter Guidelines Agreement

John 3:16 Mission is a Christian ministry. All areas of the Mission are restricted for the use and furtherance of the ministry’s religious purpose.

Shelter Schedule

5:00 pm | Doors open 
5:45 pm  |  Chapel starts at 5:45 pm.
6:30 pm  | Dinner starts 
7:00 pm  |  Bed check-in starts (shower and scrubs are required)
9:00 pm  |  Lights out
7:00 am  |  Wake up. Every day.
7:30 am  |  Breakfast 
8:00 am  |  Doors close for cleaning and maintenance.


  1. All guests must behave in a safe manner. Unsafe behavior will not be tolerated and will result in suspension of mission property and access to mission resources.
  2. No tobacco use allowed on John 3:16 Mission property except in designated areas.
  3. No weapons allowed on Mission property. Weapons may be turned in at the front desk.
  4. Absolutely NO alcohol. No illegal or non-prescribed drugs are allowed on Mission property. Prescribed and over-the-counter medications are not allowed into the shelter or dorm areas and must be turned in to the Supervisor. A supervisor will provide turned-in medicine to guests at the appropriate times. No cannabis is allowed, even with a medical marijuana card.
  5. The Mission is closed to guests every day from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. except on days with inclement weather where our lobby will be open to guests with limited access to mission resources.
  6. No one is allowed to leave the building after bed check-in. If you leave, your bed will be assigned to someone else.
  7. Guests that are employed may apply for a retained bed. Consistent proof of employment is required. Employment must consist of 4 or more workdays per week.
  8. Valid photo identification is required for registration. If a photo ID is not available at time of check-in, it must be provided within the first week of a guest’s stay. Any photo ID is acceptable.
  9. To continue to stay at John 3:16 Mission, proper paperwork must be filled out, signed, and turned in. This includes guest registration, AHP forms, and this document must also be signed.
  10. Chapel begins at 5:45 p.m. with dinner following. Chapel attendance is required to dine and sleep at the Mission. Please no talking, cell phone use, headphones or other disturbances/distractions during Chapel. Failure to adhere to this policy may result in suspension.
  11. All guests are required to shower daily and sleep in assigned scrubs. All scrubs must be turned in upon check out. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in suspension.
  12. No food, bags, blankets, or excessive clothing are allowed in the dorm. Bags are turned in for storage and returned the next day at Check-out. All bags must be taken with you when you leave the next day. All items left will be considered abandoned and will be discarded. John 3:16 is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.
  13. Lights out at 9:00 p.m. All personal electronic devices such as phones, DVD or CD players, etc. must be turned off after lights out.
  14. Wake up is at 7:00 a.m. every day.
  15. Guests are responsible for returning their blankets, towels, and scrubs. Failure to do so will result in suspension.
  16. Breakfast is served to overnight guests only.
  17. No food can be brought into the building or dorms.
  18. No fighting or unsafe/aggressive behavior will be tolerated at John 3:16 Mission.
  19. Guests may apply at the front desk to receive mail at the mission, for a limited time only.
  20. No one is allowed to sleep outside on John 3:16 Mission property.
  21. Guests should not share beds, mats, pillows, blankets, or any other designated sleeping space or sleeping articles with another person.
  22. The Mission does NOT allow registered sex offenders to stay in the shelter.
  23. Guests who are illegal aliens (as determined by legal authority) or who have outstanding warrants are requested to confidentially notify the staff of the Mission and will be allowed to stay at the Mission on a temporary basis if you are not suspended or a violent offender.
  24. Guests who have been previously suspended from the Mission or other Tulsa shelters may request a suspension review form at the Welcome desk to seek the removal of their suspension. Violent offenders or individuals that create an unsafe environment will likely not have their suspension lifted.
  25. The Mission’s overnight shelter services are open to males seeking shelter with us. For safety considerations, we are only able to provide overnight shelter to biological males who are dressed in male clothing or in the scrubs provided by the Mission. The Mission does not have overnight shelter space for women currently. Women may visit with our Guest Service Coordinator or Supervisor on duty for shelter referrals. If there are questions about this process, please refer to the Mission’s policy labeled “Non-Discrimination and Conduct Policy as Applied to Requests for Emergency Services”. The intended hospitality spelled out in that document will be honored unless individual safety or security become a concern.
  26. All guests must wear shoes and shirts.
  27. NO PETS are allowed in Mission facilities or on Mission property.

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