'New Christians' event is Aug. 6 in Ardmore
The next regional training event is Aug. 6 at Ardmore-First UMC for the "New Christians" evangelism initiative.
Elaine Heath will give the keynote. Also presenting will be Jessica Moffatt Seay, First Church’s senior pastor.
The day’s schedule offers a plenary and multiple workshops.
Future training is set for Sept. 24 at Pryor-First, with leader Bob Crossman; Oct. 15 at Woodward-First, with Ed Kail; and Nov. 19 in the Lawton District.
To register, email Chairman Bob Pierson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bishop records prayer videos
Other efforts within the New Christians program continue as well. Approximately every two months, a new video message by Bishop Hayes is posted at www.okumc.org/NewChristians. These messages can be used in your church services. Directions are provided to upload a high-resolution version for such purposes.
Weekly prayer series
Also online is a weekly prayer series developed by one of the 14 committees within the "New Christians" effort. All clergy and laity are encouraged to pray for Oklahoma’s churches by uniting weekly using a specific Bible verse, spiritual focus, and prayer.
Here are Scripture selections upcoming in July.
The "New Christians" section of the Conference website continues to be updated with additional tools and tips. The task force is a part of the Discipleship Ministries Team.