Episode 27: This is Wildwood! For the Church with the “Stream Team”

Episode 27: This is Wildwood! For the Church with the “Stream Team”
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Scott Hodgson, Jonathan Hodgson, and Greg Hill . . . 3 members of Wildwood’s “Stream Team”

At Wildwood we are “For the Church” following Jesus together to the glory of God.  We understand our church to be a “body” . . . a congregation of people who are bonded together in Jesus when we are physically present in the same room, as well as when we are scattered about.  Each week, over 1,000 people gather in our buildings, but our body . . . our congregation is larger than that.  Many more people (who are a part of our body) are unable to be present each weekend.  How do people stay connected while “away”?  One way is through the audio podcast and video stream of the worship services each week.  In today’s episode we hear from member’s of our “Stream Team” (Scott and Jonathan Hodgson and Greg Hill) letting us know the heart behind the broadcast of our services, how God has been at work through these broadcasts, and how you can get involved.

 

 

To let us know about your interest in serving on the “Stream Team,” simply send us an email indicating your interest to info@wildwoodchurch.org

 

The view from inside the production booth for our video stream.

Episode 26: This is Wildwood! For the Next Generation with the Foundations of Faith Class and the Skaggs Family

Episode 26: This is Wildwood! For the Next Generation with the Foundations of Faith Class and the Skaggs Family
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The Skaggs Family with Elementary Director Lessye Cam

At Wildwood, we are FOR the Next Generation following Jesus together with us to the glory of God.  One of the expressions of this is our Foundations of Faith class which is offered annually to third graders and their parents.  On today’s episode, we talk with Elementary Director Lessye Cam and the Skaggs family about their experiences with Foundations of Faith, and how God used that program in their lives.

 

Current Third graders and their families . . . join us in the upstairs children’s theater on Sunday mornings in February at 9:45 for the Foundations of Faith class!

This is Wildwood! Episode 25: Following Jesus into the Word with Readers’ Theater Production of “Parable of the Talents”

This is Wildwood! Episode 25: Following Jesus into the Word with Readers’ Theater Production of “Parable of the Talents”
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At Wildwood we talk about seeing our faith in God and love for others increase as we follow Jesus into the Word.  One of the types of Scripture that we see in the Bible is the Parable.  These are sermon illustrations used by Jesus to make a point.  On today’s podcast, we have a creative team (led by author Michael Kramer) share an original readers’ theater production of a rendition of the “Parable of the Talents,” a section of God’s Word that list he source for this Sunday’s sermon (covering Matthew 25:14-30.)  We hope this dramatic reading helps prepare you for our study of this passage on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Wildwood!

 

Many thanks to our cast members:

  • Michael Kramer (author)
  • Josh Martin
  • Scott Hodgson
  • Karla Shelby
  • Karen Lopez
  • Pam Hayes

 

If you would like to be a part of future creative team productions at Wildwood, please let us know by sending an email to info@wildwoodchurch.org and letting us know what kinds of creative events you would be interested in knowing more about.

Episode 24: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into Community with College Life Small Groups

Episode 24: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into Community with College Life Small Groups
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Some of our amazing College Life Small Groups Leaders and participants

At Wildwood, we desire our faith in God and love for others to grow.  One of the things that we have seen God use to grow us in these areas has been when we have followed Jesus into community.  Today on the podcast, we welcome in a number of our College Life small group leaders and group members to talk about their experience in Small Group, and the opportunities available to all students this semester.

 

To find out more about College Life or to sign up for small groups, visit http://wildwoodchurch.org/college 

Episode 23: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into the Word with Mark Burget & Israel 2021

Episode 23: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into the Word with Mark Burget & Israel 2021
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Mark Burget and I baptizing people in the Jordan River, March 2019

At Wildwood, we talk about how our faith in God grows as we follow Jesus into the Word.  One thing that has enhanced many people’s study of God’s Word has been a trip to Israel to see many of the locations where the events in the Bible happened.  Wildwood’s own Mark Burget has helped lead 11 trips to Israel, the past 3 with me and a number of folks from Wildwood.  On today’s episode of the podcast we talk about these trips and how God has worked through them in the past.

 

In this episode we talk about the trip to Israel that is scheduled for March 15-25, 2021.  You can find the brochure to this trip by clicking here.  You can find the signup form for the trip by clicking here.

Episode 22: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into Worship with the Financial Peace Crew

Episode 22: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into Worship with the Financial Peace Crew
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At Wildwood, we desire to see our faith in God and our love for others grow in 2020.  One of the ways that God tends to grow these in our lives is as we follow Jesus into worship.  While we often think of worship as primarily singing, worship is ultimately a response on our part, where we respond to all of who God is with all that we are, lifting Him up.  Singing is one way we do that, but we also do that by stewarding the financial resources the Lord has entrusted to us well.  Financial Peace University is a 9 week course designed to help equip us to worship God with our finances.  Honoring God with our finances includes handling well the daily responsibilities we have for ourselves and our families, but also being generous with those resources toward others.

On today’s episode we talk with FPU coordinators Dennis Stone and Larry & Madeline Inman to find out how God has been at work in this program in the past, and how you can get involved this spring.

 

To find out more info and to sign up for FPU this spring, click here!

Episode 21: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into Worship at Christmas Time

Episode 21: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into Worship at Christmas Time
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I am solo on the podcast today . . . talking about taking advantage of the cultural celebration of Christmas to invite friends and family to worship with us!

At Wildwood, we talk about following Jesus into worship.  At Christmas, there are many opportunities to follow Jesus into worship as a church family . . . but also unique opportunities to invite those in our extended networks to worship with us.  Today on the podcast I share a few thoughts about how Jesus did this . . . and how we can take advantage of the cultural fascination with Christmas to invite others to worship with us this time of year.

 

To find out more info about Wildwood’s Christmas schedule, click here.

 

To access all 31 days of the “Christmas Light” Devotional, click here.

To access the “Christmas Light” Playlist:

 

Episode 20: This is Wildwood! For the Church with Trips for Kids

Episode 20: This is Wildwood! For the Church with Trips for Kids
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Eric and Harrison Carter with Richard Gray

At Wildwood, we are for the Church following Jesus together to the glory of God.  A church family is a large place with a diverse set of people.  While we are all united around the Person of Jesus Christ and His mission, we also gather around other shared interests and hobbies.  One group that unites people of various generations at Wildwood is our Trips for Kids program.  Today on the podcast, Wildwood’s Trips for Kids Director Richard Gray talks about the history and purpose behind this program, while Eric Carter talks about the impact Trips for Kids has had on his son, Harrison, and Harrison shares what he likes most about it.

 

  • To find out more about Trips for Kids at the National level, click here.
  • To inquire about  Trips for Kids next rides at Wildwood (rides resume in April 2020), call the church office at 405-329-3939.

Trips for Kids at Wildwood is for boys and girls in the 4th – 7th grade + there are opportunities to volunteer.

Episode 19: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into the Word with The Bible Institute & Evan Vassar

Episode 19: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into the Word with The Bible Institute & Evan Vassar
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Evan Vassar and I taping an episode of the podcast . . .

At Wildwood, we believe God grows our faith in Him and our love for others as we follow Jesus into the Word.  Every semester, Wildwood facilitates Bible Institute (TBI) classes to better equip people for life and ministry, and the Word of God is central to all of these classes.  On this episode of the podcast, Evan Vassar (TBI participant) sits down with me to talk about how God used the TBI course “Grasping God’s Word” to depend his relationship with Christ.

 

To enroll in future TBI courses, or find more info visit tbiok.com

 

Episode 18: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into Ministry with Jeff Harwell and Mike Strauss

Episode 18: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into Ministry with Jeff Harwell and Mike Strauss
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Dr. Jeff Harwell and Dr. Mike Strauss

At Wildwood, we believe that one of the ways God grows our faith in Him and love for others is as we follow Jesus into ministry.  This is not just a vocational issue . . . all of us have the opportunity to a representative of Christ wherever we go.  In today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Jeff Harwell and Dr. Mike Strauss about some of the ministry opportunities they have in their lives.

 

For deeper dive:

3 Books Mike Strauss has authored, edited, or contributed to:

Jeff co-leads a topical Sunday Group at Wildwood that meets at 11:00 AM in Room 2.

Mike and Jeff both are instructors in The Bible Institute.  For current classes and schedules, visit tbiok.com