Shortly after the former Chouteau Elementary School closed, John 3:16 Mission was able to purchase the property totaling almost 160 acres and the school buildings. Currently, our administrative offices, Renew Recovery Program for Women, and our social enterprise/vocational training program, BeeLoved Trading are operating out of The Refuge. Eventually, the site will also house the live-in recovery programs for both men and women, allowing us to do even more restorative ministry in Jesus’s name. The Mission’s downtown Tulsa overnight shelter and Family & Youth Center in North Tulsa will remain where they currently are.
We have dreamed for years of moving the recovery programs for men and women out of the harshness of the downtown Tulsa environment and The Refuge is the ideal location. It is only minutes from the overnight shelter but is in a very beautiful, peaceful rural section of the city that is much more conducive to full recovery and life transformation.
With fields of grass, grain, woods, a stocked fish pond, multiple beehives – this property truly is a place of peace, a refuge.