Missions Outreach Weekend
Missions Outreach Weekend is an opportunity for everyone to serve a few of our local mission partners: Greystone Elementary, Willow Springs Boys Ranch, and NW Nursing Home. On Saturday, we'll help with physical labor projects and connect relationally with those who our partners serve. On Sunday, we'll celebrate together over lunch, make new friends, and connect with what God's doing. If you're interested in volunteering on Saturday, April 13th, sign up below and let us know where you'd like to serve.
Missions Outreach Weekend Churchwide Picnic
Sunday, April 14th
Meat and drinks provided by OLCC. Please bring a side dish according to your last name:
A-I: salad or vegetable
18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
We take this Great Commission from Jesus seriously. We all have a mandate to live a life that looks like Jesus, as we are on mission for Him.For over 40 years, OLCC has had the privilege to support and send many people who are making disciples for Jesus. We give just over 10% of our annual budget to support local and global mission.
Our vision is to partner with the Church in the nations and see the Kingdom of God transform lives as we pray, give and send our best to all that Jesus is doing in the earth. We invite you to join us and find a place where you can share the privilege and experience the joy of loving the nations.
Look below to have a read through of the places and people we are involved with supporting. It's not only with our finances that we are working with our various partners, but there are practical ways too.
If you would like to join us in any way with supporting our mission partners, please let us know and we will help you find out how to get connected with missions.
Global & Local Mission Partners
Our goal is to love and support Greystone elementary as they seek to educate and inspire 900+ local students. One avenue of support is becoming involved in an OKC Public Schools sponsored book club - a weekly initiative to help students learn to read. If you would like more information about this program, please contact Gretchen Kaup, firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Marshall Mid-High School
Every year we look to bring love and support to John Marshall, a school for 6th-12th graders just down the street from our church building. We host annual luncheons, donate towards gifts, and try to help in any way needed. Please contact the church office if you are interested in helping at JMHS in any way. John Marshall Mid-High School 12201 Portland Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73120 (405) 587-7200
Willow Springs offers a safe, nurturing, structured family-style environment. Willow Springs develops character, responsibility and self-discipline in boys so that they may successfully navigate the challenges of life. Contact Will Springs, email@example.com
Esther Kerr is a counselor at Willow Springs Boys Ranch. She models the transformational love of Jesus Christ to boys in need, at-risk, or in a family crisis. Esther is a licensed counselor who combines her skills in marriage and family therapy with community counseling in her ministry at WSBR. She meets with the residential boys who come from families in crisis who are struggling through hard circumstances such as parents who are deceased, imprisoned, and are struggling with addictions and/or living with mental disabilities. Contact Esther, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ilir Lika is the executive director of Eagle’s Wings, which is a foundation in Albania for at risk girls that prepares them for a healthy and integrated life in a group home. Contact Illir, email@example.com
Disciples of Jesus Church Planters (Albania)
Landi and DeAnne Sula will be pastoring the Disciples of Jesus Church in Tirana. Contact Landi and DeAnne, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregor and Markela Menga are planting and developing churches among the Albanian people in Macedonia. This is their third church plant. Contact Gregor, email@example.com
Geni and Soni were in charge of the church plant in Kosovo but have recently moved back to Tirana. They are praying about their next church plant. Contact Geni, firstname.lastname@example.org
Klodi Licaj pastors a church plant in Berat and his wife, Migena, leads worship and women’s ministry. They recently planted a second church in Kucova. Contact Klodi, email@example.com
Bill and Wanda Perrow at Open Arms ministers to the poor in Medellin. They have a farm for children previously living on the streets along with two church plants. Contact Bill and Wanda, firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell Migl is the Suburban Area Director with Youth for Christ. YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other likeminded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus. Campus Life programs in Russell’s area include: Deer Creek, Piedmont, as well as Yukon. Contact Russell, email@example.com
Gena Hellman directs Fellowship of Christian Faculty and Staff at OSU which is designed to encourage faculty, staff and students explore the relevance of Jesus Christ and share His love to other. Contact Gena, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Black is the executive director of a biblically-based discipleship and support group ministry for those who desire freedom from relational and sexual brokenness issues. First Stone offers a chance to discover newfound freedom in Christ through deeper intimacy with Him and more wholesome ways of relating with others. Contact Stephen, email@example.com
Ivo and Mirjami Ivanov is the president of Mission Possible which focuses on the people of Russia and Eastern Europe through church planting, children’s ministries, drug rehabilitation, education, training, and literature. Contact Ivo and Mirjami, firstname.lastname@example.org
Von and Sue Golder were missionaries for almost 30 years in Albania pastoring/leading a Disciples of Jesus (DoJ) church and sending teams out to church plant in the region. This past summer they moved back stateside to pursue God’s next season for their family. They will be working with indigenous leaders to plant churches internationally where none currently exist. They are based in Washington. Contact Von and Sue, email@example.com
Mission's Sunday Sermon by Mike Milner and Esther Kerr