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Deadline nears for Peru sign-up

Posted by Shana Adkisson on

In 2018, First Baptist Church will partner with Operacion San Andres (OSA) by sending a team of high school youth for the third time. The deadline to sign up for the mission trip is Nov. 19 and the deposit is $200. Avery Taylor plans to make another trip to Peru, and she's pretty excited about...

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WakeUpWeekEnd is coming!

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

WakeUpWeekEnd (or WUWE for short) is coming this weekend, and I couldn't be more excited! We are still taking signups, and would love it if you would help us identify more students who need to come and aren't yet signed up.  This weekend is Serve Weekend. What does it mean to live a...

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Psalm 19

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

One of the goals for our students is that they critically engage with the Bible. In other words, what is happening at the time that this text was originally written? What kinds of themes do we see here? In what ways can the text (no matter which one we're looking at) speak to us today? We did...

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New Beginnings

Posted by Dr. Wade Smith on

It was graduation morning and I was up at the crack of dawn. My friends and I decided that we would celebrate our special day with a round of golf at Tulsa’s LaFortune Golf Course. It was a beautiful spring day and in the midst of all the fun, remembering the great times we had in high...

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Growing Intergenerational Faith

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

A week and a half ago, I had the distinct pleasure to watch something that I think few youth ministers get to see. I got to see the future of our church. Youth and children got on vans during normal Wednesday night times and were delivered to long term care facilities of all kinds to give pots...

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Tags: children's ministry, intergenerational, youth ministry

Tornadoes and Hail

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

On Wednesday night March 25th, I was reminded of the one thing that I didn't miss about Oklahoma during my "missionary journey" to Texas - sudden, severe weather.  That the worst of it came just as we were beginning our youth time was frustrating to me. We had scheduled a different kind of...

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Tags: youth ministry

Ash Wednesday Provides an Opportunity for Children and Youth to Lead!

Posted by Crystal Byrd on

     It's an amazing thing to see kids and youth leading one another through a holy service like Ash Wednesday.      Confession, Ashes, Prayer, Communion, Commitment-these are the stations our kids and youth experienced together, hand in hand, to start off the Lent...

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Tags: children's ministry, intergenerational, youth ministry

A Beautiful Transition

Posted by Rich Lubbers on

As we've transitioned into being a part of this church, Stacy and I have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received. Many have even apologized about not doing more, which makes us wonder what more people could have done! In thinking about the way that we relate to the church...

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Tags: youth ministry, intergenerational