Oct. 31 event for all sponsored by ‘Strengthening the Black Church’


Build up your God-given talents to help build God’s Kingdom at a spiritual event Oct. 31 in Oklahoma City, presented through the Oklahoma Conference program "Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century" (SBC-21).

All people are welcome. SBC-21 is an initiative of the denomination.

The conference will be held at OKC-The Christ Experience United Methodist Church, at NW 17th and Kelly.

Theme is "Committed Disciples Committed to Building God’s Kingdom," based on Matthew 28:16-20. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with praise and worship starting at 10. The conference will conclude at 3 p.m.

United Methodist pastors and laity are presenters: Revs. Nick Lee, Stephanie Stephens, and Ernest Jackson Jr., and layman Leon Wilson. Directing worship will be Valerie Steele and Erica Thomas.

Among the topics is "Committed to Spiritual Gifts and Strengths."

"Come explore and experience what it means to be committed to discipleship and building the Kingdom of God," said Rev. Jackson, who chairs Oklahoma’s SBC-21.

To sign up, email registration@christchurchokc.org   by Oct. 26. Childcare will be provided and requires preregistration.


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