Have studies, will travel
Again this academic year, members of Oklahoma City University’s faculty and staff are offering to travel throughout the state to teach Sunday School classes and provide special studies on a wide range of topics, including books and themes of the Bible, church history, Wesleyan studies, apocalyptic literature, Christian spirituality, and the life and teaching of Jesus.
Depending on distance and availability, presenters can come for one to three sessions.
"We’ve been offering this resource to churches for the last two years, and we’ve had a great response," reported Charles Neff, OCU vice president for University-Church Relations. "We have about 10 faculty and staff members, including myself, who love visiting churches across our annual conference, big and small, delving into a rich diversity of areas related to the Bible.
"And by the end of class, the number one question is always, ‘When can you come back?’"
OCU offers this service free of charge to churches in the Oklahoma and Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conferences.
"We do it because we enjoy sharing our passion for Christian education and also because we want congregations to know that OCU — Oklahoma’s only United Methodist university — can be a resource to them," said Dr. Neff.
To request a study at your church, contact him at 405-208-5060 or email@example.com.
Milhouse Award nominations open
OCU is taking nominations for the annual Bishop Milhouse Award, which honors United Methodist lay people who offer outstanding support and communication between the local church and the university. Nominations (including self-nominations) will be accepted through Oct. 1. For more information or to submit a name for consideration, contact Charles Neff, vice president for University-Church Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-208-5060.
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