The Vision of our church is to be a community of God's people who Live the Love of Jesus. That means that we strive to be involved in our community and world. In fact our mission is To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World. Some of the ways we reach out to our community and world are through the..
Cross and Flame Road Show.
The Cross and Flame Road Show is a summer program that involves taking our Cross and Flame cooker to the McGoy park on Thursday evenings to cook hot dogs and hamburgers which are served with chips and lemonade. This is simply a way for us to connect with our friends in the McGoy park neighborhood. During our the there, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., we pass out New Testaments and children's Christian story books. We visit with friends and sometimes organize games and activities for the children. We offer prayer to any who might have a need. From time to time there are special activities which might include: a visit from the local fire department with one of their trucks, the setting up of inflatables, or the making a hydrogen ice cream
Back Pack Program.
The Back Pack Program is operative during the school year. Through this effort we prepare, on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m., 115 back packs with food and necessities which are then given to children in need at the Alan Bowden School. Resources for the back packs are provided through special fund raising efforts, our annual pumpkin patch, and both private and corporate gifts. We always need additional workers to help us prepare the back packs on Sunday morning.
Our local missions team, which includes a "chain saw group" answers the call throughout the year to meet the needs of residents in our community. A sample of some of the needs we have recently responded to include: building of handicapped ramps, porch and various home repairs, painting, yard clean up, and climb removal. The Local Missions Team becomes active as various needs arise.
The Pumkpin Patch is an annual event leading up to Halloween. The Patch is set up on the front of our property and pumpkins sold over a ten day period. All proceeds from this effort go to our Back Pack program. While visiting our Pumpkin Patch, visitors can also share personal or family prayer requests which will be lifted up by members of our prayer team.
New Day Camp.
New Day Camp is a youth special camp, sponsored by the Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries of our Oklahoma Conference which provides a therapeutic camping experience for children and youth whose parents are incarcerated. Participants in this camp receive special training and are equipped to Live the Love of Jesus with children who are often forgotten or dismissed.