OC's outreach to ministers and church leaders this year will include a few new events over a shortened time period.
OC welcomes churches for One Voice Sept. 30 OC will host Ministry Equipping Day and Internship Fair Oct. 1-2
For decades, OC has hosted a Bible lectureship every fall, and this year's outreach to ministers and church leaders will include a few new events over a shortened time period. First, OC will host area churches of Christ for One Voice, an evening of worship, Bible reading and prayer Sept. 30 from 6-8 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. The Oklahoma Christian Women's Association will provide desserts afterward.
The name and theme for One Voice are based on the book of Romans. In fact, Grady King, the director of church resources at OC, believes One Voice will bring together the different members of Christ's body.
“Our common commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ empowers unity in our diversity,” King said. “Our main goal is to bring people together, just like the church did with Jews and Gentiles."
The day after One Voice, OC will host a Ministry Equipping Day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. featuring four seminars in the Williams-Brach Center for Biblical Studies. Timely lessons include "How Senior Adults Can Pass on Faith," "Ministry to the LGBTQ Community," "GEN Z: Cultivating Contributors" and "Resources for Leading Well." Those sessions will be taught by OC professors and administrators such as King, Charles Rix, Tina Winn, Bobby Kern, Dudley Chancey
Finally, OC will also host a Youth and Children's Ministry Internship fair on Oct. 2. Students interested in ministry internships can meet with church leaders from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Center.
Through these three days of events, King hopes church leaders will be strengthened.
"We are living in challenging times that compel us to evaluate our purpose and approaches in living out our faith in Jesus Christ," King said. "Oklahoma Christian’s commitment to Churches of Christ remains strong."