Rural & Smaller Membership Church Commission

The Commission on the Small Membership Church is a ministry area under the direction of the Local Church Development Ministry Team and the Office of Connectional Ministries.

The members of the Commission focus on discovering ways to help the smaller church, in the Oklahoma Conference of The UMC, to realize their full potential through providing support, encouragement and resources.

Generally held in the spring in four locations across the conference, the workshops cover a particular topic with guest speaker and resource book. Click this link for past workshops and topics.

Small-town churches can’t escape the genuine and painful problems that face rural North America.

At the same time, many Jesus’ followers across rural regions are uncovering exciting possibilities as they explore creative and practical approaches to loving their neighbors.

Rural Revival Summit is a two-day digital event that will introduce you to other ministry leaders serving in small-town and rural contexts to provide examples and inspiration for being the Church and addressing the needs unique to your community.

Click here for more information and to register. Use discout code OKUMC25

Evangelism Resources (New Christians)

Magnetic Church Plan materials by Jim Hollifield

Grants are available for ministry from the commission.

There are a limited number of grants awarded each year. Applicants will be considered based on funding availability.

Rev. Derrek Belase
Director of Connectional Ministries
1501 NW 24th St, Oklahoma City, OK, 73106
(405) 530-2020 |
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