Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church


Mission and Ministry


Welcome to the Oklahoma United Methodist Church Mission and Ministry, formerly Connectional Opportunities! The generous financial support of OKUMC churches like yours keeps these ministries funded, offering the tangible love of Jesus Christ to those most in need. Please follow the links in the left column to find out more about these wonderful ministries that you are helping to support!

Additionally, you can find resources here to use in your local church. Whether you use these resources to collect a special offering, help a discipleship group get involved, or inform your congregation how their financial giving to Mission and Ministry changes lives in Oklahoma, we hope you’ll use these tools to share about the important work of these ministries.


News About Mission and Ministry


Below, you will find news stories from the OKUMC Communications Ministry about Mission and Ministry

Mission & Ministry: Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference

The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference is one of three missionary conferences in the United States and has been established for 175 years. According to the General Commission on Archives and ...

Mission & Ministry: New People New Places

New People New Places challenges churches to see and reach more of the people in their neighborhoods and communities, and help them grow into disciples of Jesus Christ. The goal is to introduce a new ...

Mission and Ministry: Office of Mission

The Oklahoma Conference has been working on formalizing covenant partnerships in ministry and mission with FIVE conferences within our Methodist family: Bolivia, Eastern Mexico, Chile, Colombia and...

Mission & Ministry: Criminal Justice & Mercy Ministries

“I was in prison, and you visited me.” (Matt 25:37)   These are words that Criminal Justice & Mercy Ministries takes to heart. With Oklahoma being the state with the highest incarceration rate in the ...

Confirmation Camp heads to Canyon Camp on Feb. 22-23

By Meagan Ewton What does it mean to be a United Methodist? Allen Carson, pastor of El Reno-Wesley, hopes to help youth answer that and other faith-related questions during a special 24-hour camp. ...

Connectional Opportunities now called Mission and Ministry

During Annual Conference in May 2018, 14 ministries were removed from apportionment giving and given their own designation: Connectional Opportunities. Nearly nine months later, this collection of ...

Mission and Ministry: Camps & Conference Programming

Camping ministry provides Oklahoma United Methodist churches the opportunity to engage in meaningful experiences, relationships, and ministry.   Three campsites around the state provide a ...

Avedis Foundation awards grant to Circle of Care to build foster homes

The Avedis Foundation and Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care, a statewide foster care agency, have announced plans to collaborate on a building project to provide homes for sibling sets in ...

Connectional Opportunity: Project Transformation

Project Transformation is one of the Connectional Opportunity ministries supported through the generous giving of churches in the Oklahoma Conference. Based on a model founded in 1998 in the North ...

Canyon Camp raising funds for nurse’s station

By Meagan Ewton Canyon Camp is raising $40,000 for a new nurse’s station that they hope to build in time for the summer season, according to Director David Combs. The camp began to focus on ...

Challenge grant matches up to $25,000 for independent living program

Circle of Care is raising $25,000 to match a $25,000 challenge grant from the Paul Milburn Gift Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.This grant will benefit the Preparation for Adult Living ...

OCU holiday shows make the season bright

The fall semester at OCU will come to a close with some fun holiday performances. The American Spirit Dance Company’s annual “Home for the Holidays” showcases the school’s world-renown program with a ...

OCU: Bishop Scholar Application Now Open

High school seniors who feel called to ministry and who are interested in studying in the Oklahoma City University Wimberly School of Religion are encouraged to apply for the prestigious Bishop ...

OU Wesley Foundation holds open house

The Wesley Foundation at the University of Oklahoma held an open house and dedication on Nov. 10 to celebrate the completion of a $700,000 rennovation. Updates include asbestos abatement, a redesigned...

Challenge grant matches up to $25,000 for transitional living program

Circle of Care is raising $25,000 to match a $25,000 challenge grant from the Paul Milburn Gift Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.This grant will benefit the Preparation for Adult Living ...

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