|Oklahoma churches must connect with more diverse people to grow God’s kingdom, according to the Strategic Plan. http://www.okumc.org/strategicplan
Such variety can be measured by age, income level, family size, etc. Racial/ethnic diversity, united by Kingdom work, is given attention in this Contact newspaper.
- In Lawton, a primarily Korean-speaking congregation is worshipping in a new building.
- In Oklahoma City, Native American students renovated the Leland Clegg church.
- Four churches in the Tulsa area joined in a pilot "green" Bible study; two are in the Oklahoma Conference, and two in the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference (OIMC).
- And a new United Methodist church at Durant was established by the OIMC.
"We want to reach more diverse people."--A core belief of the Strategic Plan