Meals on Wheels
Each Tuesday morning a loyal group meets at the building to prepare a meal that will be delivered to people all across our community. It is a program that involves a great deal of effort and produces a lot of goodwill. The volunteers look forward to their deliveries but not as much as the recipients. It is a chance to have interaction with a caring person. Often it is the most important event in an elderly person’s day. Jesus knew the importance of meeting physical needs, and as our wonderful volunteers go about their tasks they carry the loving concern of the Master. Envision how God can use you as a “Point of Light” in this great ministry.
Foreign Mission Campaigns
Many Britton Road members serve and teach in foreign countries every year. Campaigns and mission efforts have taken members to Haiti, Nicaragua, Germany, Australia, China, the Philippines, India, Ethiopia, Hungary, Japan, Brazil, etc. Where could you go and what can you do to be a “Point of Light” in a foreign land?
FriendSpeak is the domestic version of Let’s Start Talking, an internationally known and proven program that uses the Word of God to help others improve their English language skills. Are you a good listener? Do you care about people? Are you patient, flexible, and able to carry on a conversation? Maybe God can use you as a “Point of Light” in this ministry.
World Bible School and World English Institute
We will soon be introduced to the wonderful ministry of World Bible School. In the meantime you might check it, and the World English Institute out for yourself at www.worldbibleschool.net/ and www.weiady.org. Maybe God can use you as a “Point of Light” in one of these ministries.
One of the best ways to maintain strong interpersonal connections is through small groups. At Britton road we have a collection of both informal and formal small groups. Some informal groups tend to develop around tasks and interests while other center on age and life experiences. The primary formal small groups are our purpose groups. Purpose groups meet twice a month on Sunday evenings. The meetings feature a meal together, a worship experience and the opportunity to share needs and pray together. All of these activities are wrapped in genuine fellowship .Other formal groups consist of bible study groups and prayer groups. There are plans for additional small groups, primarily support groups. Come, get involved, get to know other members and their needs, bring non-members to get acquainted with Britton Road members and to learn about Jesus. Envision how God can use you as a “Point of Light” in a small group ministry. Maybe you could even start a special-interest small group with someone else to make connections with unchurched people, or even a Bible study group in your home.
All you have to do is tour the downstairs portion of the Britton road education building to see the emphasis on children. The walls declare the investment in these young souls. The “Promised Land” teaching program is designed to provide the best possible instruction, while at the same time being innovative and exciting. The educational program also manages to use a large number of teachers from a variety of age groups with the church family. In addition to the educational program there are special activities designed to assist parents in the spiritual development of their family. Envision how God can use you as a “Point of Light” to reach and teach children. What could you possibly do to get more unchurched children involved? How can you connect with non-Christian parents of children who are already involved?
While Britton Road might not seem to be the likely place for an active college ministry we are blessed by a large number of university students. Many of them are students at Oklahoma Christian University but students from a number of institutions of higher learning attend here. The university students add vibrance and energy that only young people can provide. The students are involved in all levels of the congregation including leading in worship, teaching classes, serving as mentors, as well as utilizing their growing skills in multiple areas of need. What can you do to be a “Point of Light” in with our college students?
Britton Road is fortunate to have a dynamic, creative and caring Youth Minister. Nathan Frisk, aided by his wife Whitney, bring together enthusiasm and skill in a remarkable way. The focus of the Youth Ministry is about helping young people navigate the sometimes treacherous water of adolescence. The program utilizes a variety of methods including classes, camps, social and service activities, youth worship times, missions trips and much more. Youth ministry at Britton road is a place where teens grow and develop spiritually and at the same time enjoying the journey. What can you do to help serve and encourage teens?
Tai Kwan Do, Greek Class, Grief Support Group
Britton Road offers classes free of charge to the community. Currently, these classes provide members of the community the unique opportunity to learn biblical Greek and Hebrew. The following new classes will begin in January 2011: Beginning Greek, Beginning Hebrew, and Intermediate Greek. The classes will alternate on Tuesday nights, each class meeting once every three weeks from 7:00-8:30. For details see the links below, call (405) 843-0300, or email email@example.com.