Posted by Rich Lubbers on March 30, 2015
On Wednesday night March 25th, I was reminded of the one thing that I didn't miss about Oklahoma during my "missionary journey" to Texas - sudden, severe weather.
That the worst of it came just as we were beginning our youth time was frustrating to me. We had scheduled a different kind of...
Tags: youth ministry
Posted by Angela Atkins on March 23, 2015
Six years ago, our church adopted the Kids Hope USA mentoring program as a way to help at-risk children in one of our local schools. That first year we had seven mentors. Now we have twenty one, including four of those first seven.
When asked by the Boren Mentoring Initiative to pick one...
Tags: community ministry
Posted by Crystal Byrd on March 23, 2015
Some parents use it for a night out in OKC to grab sushi, steak, or a movie. Some parents just want a night in with no kids.
Whatever they chose, our parents took advantage of Sweetheart Night. From babies to 5th grade, 56 kids were dropped off at the church for a night of crafts, games, and...
Tags: children's ministry
Posted by Laura Robertson on March 10, 2015
Do you know these people? Do you know where they are going this summer? I do! And they are pretty rad. If you do not, here is your chance to get to know these six University students going on mission this summer.
Krystal Harrington and Morgan Smith will be going...
Tags: missions, university ministry
Posted by Crystal Byrd on February 25, 2015
It's an amazing thing to see kids and youth leading one another through a holy service like Ash Wednesday.
Confession, Ashes, Prayer, Communion, Commitment-these are the stations our kids and youth experienced together, hand in hand, to start off the Lent...
Tags: children's ministry, intergenerational, youth ministry
Posted by Laura Robertson on February 16, 2015
Connect is a ministry intended to “connect” University students with God, their local church, and their fellow believing peers. During this time, students can come and rest, fellowship, and worship-a nice break to rejuvenate from busy lives of class, work, and studying.
Tags: university ministry
Posted by Clint Taylor on February 10, 2015
Here at First Baptist Church Norman, we are halfway through an exciting and fruitful season of Upward Basketball. FBC began hosting Upward a little over 10 years ago, and I have had the opportunity to watch players grow in their basketball skills as well as their relationships with Christ. This...
Tags: recreation ministry
Posted by Angela Atkins on February 02, 2015
Twice a week a group of guys works in our bike shop, repairing donated bikes to distribute to people in need of regular, inexpensive transportation though our Bikes and Bibles program. Since its inception in 2004, we have given out over a thousand bicycles—212 in 2014 alone. This past...
Posted by Crystal Byrd on January 23, 2015
Games, popcorn, snacks, PJ’s, Pillow Pets, OLAF, singing, dancing, making new friends…what else could a girl ask for?
Sunday’s Girls Night was AMAZING as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Youth and University girls gathered to have fun and act silly! We made new friends and laughed...
Tags: children's ministry, intergenerational
Posted by Rich Lubbers on January 22, 2015
As we've transitioned into being a part of this church, Stacy and I have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received. Many have even apologized about not doing more, which makes us wonder what more people could have done!
In thinking about the way that we relate to the church...
Tags: youth ministry, intergenerational