“I want to celebrate” comments from Pastors are added after Monthly Stats.
I WANT TO CELEBRATE…9/2019
Melissa King, Chelsea Open Doors. . . We had a great community outreach at the Chelsea Jamboree. The church sold tamales and sopapilla cheesecake. Celebrate Recovery had a silent auction. Many people thanked us for having the CR ministry and the difference God that is making in the community.
Cary Tipton, Mannford Grace Family Worship Center. . . Discipleship is increasing. We love it! Working with atheists and talking about Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ. New friends have come in and one played the mandolin and sang an ole time gospel song. A family member came back to the church because we have teens and children following Jesus and they see life here!
Carl Brown, Hominy. . . We have seen God’s wonderful hand working in Hominy and look forward to the bright future that the Lord has ahead.
Drew Dinnel, Muskogee First. . . With the fall kick-off and the launch of the new logo, we have had a great month! We are seeing families coming back to the church. We have seen our youth ministry grow to 18 teens and have had three baptisms. In October we are planning on baptizing at least five more. We have a new worship leader and have new musicians joining us each week. We are excited about the future of our worship team. One really exciting piece of news is our partnership with Freedom Ministries a Nazarene non-prophet here in Muskogee. We are partnering with them to reach our city better.
Tim Odom, Collinsville. . . Had a great revival/renewal weekend with Susie Shellenberger — always a joy and blessing to have her come and share God’s Word with us. Also enjoyed Dr. Blair Spindle during the Pastor’s Retreat and then also had a great enlightening service this past Sunday with the Voice of the Martyrs.
Brady Thelander, Sapulpa. . . We baptized two young people this month!
Austin Troyer, Tahlequah. . . We continue to see God grow fruit from our efforts to reach out to new families. This month we had several new visitors become a regular part of the life of our church. Our Board is taking significant efforts in bringing renewal to the ministries that happen in our fellowship hall and Sunday school building as is our emphasis for the year. Seeing them get excited about the possibilities for God’s power to work through those efforts has been a blessing. Praying as we encourage and incorporate our newer families into the life of our church and into the possible leadership opportunities we have.
Dale Fillmore, Okmulgee. . . Had several visitors this month.
Bret Metcalfe, Claremore. . . We started a women’s Bible study this month. One of the participants testified God has healed her and lifted from her depression, deep hurt, and other emotions that have plagued her for 72 years. Praise God for His healing touch!
Geoffrey Gunter, Tulsa Regency Park. . . We were able to help a single mother, recently divorced, with three children in a desperate situation by providing an abundance of food as well as a cash offering for her family. We were also able to help another single mother with a disabled child by providing extensive work on her van. Our church was blessed as well as these moms.
Jim Thornton, Tulsa Hills. . . Two people were baptized last Sunday. One of these ladies is a direct result of our goal to raise up 100 Praying Disciple Makers.
Casey Hollingsworth, Miami New Life. . . We had a “Community Serve Day” and went out to serve in our community. This was in place of our typical Sunday worship service. We helped the Child Advocacy Center, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Community Crisis Center, Integris Mobile Care Program, and Windridge Nursing Center. Great Sunday of going and being the Church!
David Stevens, Vinita. . . God is helping us! A church member celebrated 98 years of life! We had a good group who came to help him celebrate.
Steve Brown, Cleveland. . . There has been an increased openness to listening to and following the Holy Spirit. Individuals are stepping into ministry opportunities as they see needs they take the lead in meeting them and inviting others to join. It has been great seeing the church be the church.
Ronnie Baker, Tulsa Audacity. . . We have kicked off our Fall Semester of small groups with an immediate increase in engagement. We love to find creative ways to serve our community and this month we served our Roger’s High School by providing a pregame meal for the football players, trainers, and coaches. 5th Sunday was a success as we closed our doors to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We served a woman in our community who has serious health challenges. We cleaned out her basement, removed appliances, and cleaned up her lawn. We removed limbs from her roof from the last storm and cleaned out her gutters. Yay for Jesus!
Yalmi & Norma Izaguirre, Tulsa Roca de Salvacion. . . The Church is committed to pay the mortgage and everyone is encouraged with having a church building.
Brian Loderhose, Owasso Silver Creek. . . Our students were featured in the Tulsa World on Wednesday, September 25th for participating in See You At The Pole.
Otoniel Dannemann, Tulsa Fuente de Vida. . . We are praying daily, and praise the Lord God is moving in our services.