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Tornadoes and Hail

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

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...

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Tags: youth ministry

One of Our Outstanding Mentors

Posted by Angela Atkins on

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...

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Tags: community ministry

Sweetheart Night

Posted by Crystal Byrd on

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...

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Tags: children's ministry

College Students on Mission this Summer!

Posted by Laura Robertson on

       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...

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Tags: missions, university ministry

Ash Wednesday Provides an Opportunity for Children and Youth to Lead!

Posted by Crystal Byrd on

     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...

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Tags: children's ministry, intergenerational, youth ministry

University Ministry Wants YOU to Connect!

Posted by Laura Robertson on

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.  A...

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Tags: university ministry

Onward and Upward

Posted by Clint Taylor on

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...

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Tags: recreation ministry

Bikes and Bibles, Oh My!

Posted by Angela Atkins on

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...

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Tags: community ministry

♫ ♫ Girls Just Wanna Have Fun ♫ ♫

Posted by Crystal Byrd on

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...

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Tags: children's ministry, intergenerational

A Beautiful Transition

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

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...

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Tags: youth ministry, intergenerational

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