Breaking out in the Spirit
The Conference Strategic Plan underscores the importance of both individual leadership and ministry partnerships to be fruitful for Christ in Oklahoma. Methodism’s founder, John Wesley, emphasized both personal and social holiness — words that have evolved into mercy and justice ministries. Here are modern-day stories of such individual and corporate faith witness.
CJAMM director to begin new role
Free in Christ
Welcome to Christ’s family
Photos by Holly McCray
Above, Pastor Adam Leathers, right, baptizes Dean Smith on April 12 at OKC-Penn Avenue Redemption Church. Smith was one of seven adults welcomed that evening into church membership.
Alva helps build chapel behind prison walls
Chapel of hope --Prison warden Janice Melton, left, and Alva-First pastor Terry Martindale are shown outside the new chapel building on the grounds of Bill Johnson Correctional Center.
Photos by Ron Wallin
District responds for Redemption Church
Workers get a boost with exterior repairs in Lawton.
A church without air conditioning pleaded for help as worshippers baked under Oklahoma’s record-setting summer heat, and United Methodists...
Saint Paul seminary honors Basler
From left, Stan Basler receives congratulations from Susan Southall of Enid and Dean Elaine Robinson of Saint Paul at OCU.
Stan Basler received the 2011 Distinguished Graduate Award from Saint Paul...
'I was in prison, and you visited me'
The Oklahoma Conference Strategic Plan provides the framework to envision, implement, and assess all ministries and missions for every church. The Plan targets 3 key areas.
This story focuses on: "Be more fruitful in our ministry partnerships in spaces the local church alone cannot."
Agency honors Tulsan -Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries
Ellis Frazier accepts his award.
Ellis Frazier of Tulsa was honored as Volunteer of the Year by Criminal Justice & Mercy Ministries (CJAMM) of the Conference.
The award was given March 27 during the agency’s Volunteer...