Episode 31: This is Wildwood! For the Community with the CarePortal

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For the Community with Lisa Goering … volunteer coordinating opportunities for Wildwood with the CarePortal

At Wildwood, we are For the Community following Jesus together to the glory of God.  This means we desire for our church to reach out in love and invite the people of Norman and Cleveland County to follow Jesus with us.  One of the ministries at Wildwood that God uses to help us love our community well is the Care Portal.  On today’s episode, we talk with Lisa Goering, a volunteer who helps Wildwood be connected with the Care Portal.  Listen to find out more about how you can help be the hands and feet of Jesus to children in the foster system in Oklahoma.

NOTE:  To find out more about the Care Portal click here.

Episode 30: This is Wildwood! For the Church with Julie Farthing

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Julie Farthing volunteers at “The Well”

At Wildwood, we are For the Church following Jesus together to the glory of God.  This means we desire for all Wildwood members to be growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ.  One of the ministries at Wildwood that God uses to help young mom’s walk with Jesus is “The Well.”  On today’s episode, we talk with one of the volunteers at “The Well” – Julie Farthing – who talks about this ministry and her experience with it.

NOTE:  To find out more about “The Well” click here.

 

Episode 29: This is Wildwood! For the Nations with Bill Jankowski and Operation Christmas Child

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Wildwood member Bill Jankowski helped our congregation connect with the Operation Christmas Child program this year.

At Wildwood we are “For the Nations” following Jesus together to the glory of God.  This value takes on many applications at Wildwood … one of which was our participation in the Operation Christmas Child program this year.  In all, Wildwood members contributed 283 shoeboxes full of gifts to be sent to children around the world.  Praise God!  In today’s episode, Wildwood member and volunteer Bill Jankowski tells us a bit more about this program.

To find out more about Wildwood’s Global Outreach, click here.

Episode 28: This is Wildwood! For the Next Generation with our Interns

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At Wildwood we are “For the Next Generation” following Jesus together to the glory of God.  Not only do we pour into children, middle/high school students, and college students, but also we see a strategic opportunity to raise up the next generation of leaders.  For the 2021-22 school year, we are proud to introduce a class of 4 interns who will be serving in our children, student, and college ministries:  Jack Bennington, Cici McDonald, Hannah Gaines, and Chanae Abernethy.  Join me in welcoming them to the team … and enjoy this episode where you hear more from each them as they look forward to the year ahead.

  • To learn more about our children’s ministry, click here.
  • To learn more about our student ministry, click here.
  • To learn more about our college ministry, click here.

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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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!