Southwestern Christian University is our university. As one of the premier IPHC institutions, SCU has been training students for ministry and many other careers for many years. SCU is a tremendous Christian liberal arts college training students to serve with integriy and deep-rooted spirituality in a variety of career fields. To determine how deep the relationship between SCU, the Heartland Conference and the IPHC is, you only have to attend one of our churches to bump into someone who has attended/graduated from there. Historically, many of our pastors come from these hallowed halls of learning and preparation.
A Time to Honor Pastors
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Different churches designate different Sundays for Pastor Appreciation Day, but the important thing is for your church to pick a Sunday that works for you and your pastor’s schedule. You know that pastors are a gift from Jesus Christ to His body! We are called to honor our leaders at all times, but this one day can be especially affirming for your pastor and his
November 4 – 6, 2015
Omega Ministries Annual Fellowship Meal is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, at 12 noon, at The Crown Center, 13300 S. Western.
Rev. Dick Goad, whom I recently appointed pastor of Senior Ministers in the Heartland, sponsored a Hawaiian luau at the Heartland Retreat Center Friday evening, October 12, attended by about 75 seniors from across the conference. Pastor Goad is an excellent chef and prepared a meal of pulled pork and beef with all the trimmings. It was a festive evening that included a hilarious highlight with Don Burchett organizing a hula dance. Charlene West was the guest speaker and James and Thelma McDowell were crowned king and queen. The food was excellent and the fellowship was rich.
Congratulations, Dick and Esther! You're off to a great start in senior adult ministry in the Heartland.
About 40 senior and/or retired ministers and guests were present on Saturday, September 12, for the 2015 Omega Ministries Fellowship Lunch. The event was held at The Crown Center in Oklahoma City. Pastors John and Anne Youell proved to be gracious and accommodating hosts.
Vintage table décor reinforced this year’s theme, “Remember When,” as did the singing of old, but familiar, songs led by Jim Bratcher and activities that caused us to recall some things with fondness. Other memories sparked gladness in our hearts that we don’t have to do “that” again.
June 3 – 7, 2015