Neighborhood Outreach

These ministries express God’s love within Oakdale’s neighborhood by calling on neighbors at home, through prayer, by sharing invitations to a ministries for adults and children (for instance Oakdale Wednesday night ministries, Sept – May), through Oakdale Neighbors’ services of assistance and educational support, and the Conqueror's Support Group successfully and spiritually reaching out to homicide survivor's.

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Teams of Oakdale members hit the streets to call on church neighbors each week (April-September) to have friendly conversations and offer prayer support. Community Connectors have information and invitations for joining in with Oakdale ministries.

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Oakdale Neighbors is a Christian community development organization that is creating a neighborhood of vitality and grace by discovering, developing, and connecting skills and resources. Activities include Boston Square Community Bikes, Timebank Grand Rapids, Youth Mentoring, Tax Credits and Refunds, Neighbor Organizing and Action, and Green Space Development.” Oakdale Neighbors has offices at 1260 Kalamazoo SE. It can be reached at 248.2848 and found on Facebook at



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Conqueror’s is a 501 (c) (3) organization in its fifth year of successfully and spiritually reaching out to homicide survivors.  We provide grief counseling through professional agencies that volunteer their time and resources to help our support group members adjust and/or cope with the loss of a loved one to murder. We also provide family oriented activities to promote closeness to others sharing the same experience allowing participants to feel a part of something where there was previously a void.

Conqueror’s volunteers and is active in community initiatives e.g. Walk for Warmth, Toys for Tots, Annual distribution of toys and gifts to support group members and OPCRC families as well.  We provide food baskets to families as needed.

Conqueror’s pays a small burial fund to families that have demonstrated a need.  We are trusting God for increase in our funding efforts to be able to assist with a larger donation (along with other agencies) to families that have no means to pay for the final expenses of their loved ones.  We are blessed to be a part of the Oakdale Church family where Conquerors Ministry is housed.

For further information about Conqueror’s you may go to our website, contact Conqueror’s by email, call us at 616.248.4333 or 616.309.5601, or write us at Conqueror’s Support Group P.O. Box 7552 Grand Rapids, MI 49510.

In Christ’s Service,

Carolyn E. Priester, Founder/President