Episode 9: This is Wildwood! For the Church with Laura and Sarah

Episode 9: This is Wildwood! For the Church with Laura and Sarah
For the Church

 
 
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Naomi Reyes with Laura Horstkoetter and Sarah Marcus

At Wildwood, we are FOR THE CHURCH following Jesus together to the glory of God.   By this, we mean that we desire Wildwood members to develop and mature in their faith TOGETHER.  We do not have many congregations here, but one congregation, where many generations follow Jesus together.  On today’s episode, we hear how two Wildwood members are experiencing life in the multi-generational church through the “Adopt-a-Sooner” program.  To tell this story, we are joined by College Ministry Associate Naomi Reyes,  and Wildwood members Laura Horstkoetter and Sarah Marcus.

If you would like more information about:

  • Wildwood’s College Life website, click here.
  • Wildwood’s College Life Facebook, click here.
  • Wildwood’s College Life Instagram, click here.
  • More info about Adopt-a-Sooner, click here.
  • More questions?  Contact Naomi Reyes at naomireyes@wildwoodchurch.org or 405-329-3939.

Episode 8: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into the Word with Heather Beckham

Episode 8: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into the Word with Heather Beckham
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Heather Beckham with Melanie Gladhill

One of the ways God grows our faith in Him and our love for others is through following Jesus into His Word.  We strive to keep God’s Word central in all our ministries at Wildwood to people of all ages: adults, students, and children.  On today’s episode, we hear how God is working to grow the faith of children at Wildwood through our Wednesday evening AWANA program and its Scripture memory and Bible study components.  To tell this story, we are joined by Midweek Children’s Director Melanie Gladhill and one of our key volunteers, Heather Beckham.

Wildwood’s AWANA program starts a new year of ministry on September 11, 2019.

  • To find out more information about Wildwood’s AWANA program, visit our website by clicking here.
  • If you are interested in joining Melanie and Heather in serving through AWANA, contact Melanie or Children’s Pastor Brooke Harrison at the Wildwood offices – 405-329-3939.

Episode 7: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus on Mission with Chris and Chanae

Episode 7: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus on Mission with Chris and Chanae
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Chris Abernethy and Chanae Carter

One of the ways God grows our faith in Him and our love for others is through following Jesus on mission.  By God’s grace, He chooses to use each of us to help fulfill His Great Commission and take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.  Wildwood is blessed to be in Norman, OK . . . a University town . . . and because of that, see a number of college students come through our church and go to the world.  On today’s episode, we hear how God worked through Chris Abernethy and Chanae Carter on a recent mission trip to Kenya!

 

Wildwood has mission trips planned in 2019 to Mexico, Nicaragua, Latvia, and Brazil.  For more information, contact Kevin Bradford in the church office – 405-329-3939, or via email at kevin@wildwoodchurch.org

This is Wildwood! Episode 6: Following Jesus into Community with Joyce Harwell

This is Wildwood! Episode 6: Following Jesus into Community with Joyce Harwell
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Jen Cochell and Joyce Harwell

At Wildwood we we believe God wants to grow our faith in Him and our love for others.  One of the ways in which we have seen God grow these things is through personal involvement in community.  One of the ways many women at Wildwood (and in Norman) connect in community is through involvement in our women’s ministries (WOW – Women of Wildwood).  One aspect of women’s ministry that is launching right now is Women’s Bible Studies (which meet on Wednesday nights and Thursday mornings during the school year).  Today on the podcast, Joyce Harwell (longtime women’s Bible study leader) and Jen Cochell (Staff person working with women’s ministry) stop by to talk more about how God has used these groups in the past . . . and how you can get involved this fall!

 

  • To get more info or sign up for women’s bible studies, click here.
  • To find out more info about women’s ministry in general, click here.

This is Wildwood! Episode 5: For the Community with the Russells

This is Wildwood! Episode 5: For the Community with the Russells
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Brian Hayes with Chase and Julie Russell

At Wildwood we are For the Community Following Jesus Together with us to the Glory of God.  One of the expressions of this value is our “Hey Neighbor” block party trailer that is available for Wildwood members to use to host block parties in their neighborhoods.  In today’s episode, we talk with our Adult Ministries Pastor Brian Hayes about why we invested in block parties, and also we talk with Wildwood members Chase and Julie Russell about a block party they recently hosted in their neighborhood.

 

  • If you are interested in more info about hosting a block party, click here.
  • If you are interested in more info about any of Wildwood’s Community Outreach opportunities, click here.

This is Wildwood! Episode 4: For the Next Generation – Student Team

This is Wildwood! Episode 4: For the Next Generation – Student Team
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Student Team (Top Row from left to right): Abe, Kevin, Jonathan (Bottom Row from left to right): Ciera, Naomi

At Wildwood we have the great privilege of being For the Next Generation Following Jesus Together to the glory of God.  One of the expressions of this vision is our ministries to students (Middle School, High School, and College aged.)  We are blessed to have an amazing staff team of 5 that focus on these areas:

  • Jonathan Holmes (Student & College Pastor)
  • Abe Mahner (High School Minister)
  • Kevin Choate (Middle School Minister)
  • Ciera Morren (Student Ministry Associate)
  • Naomi Reyes (College Ministry Associate)

In today’s episode, we get to know this team, as well as some of the programs they lead.  In addition, we hear a couple of stories of what God did in the lives of Wildwood students over the summer.

 

For further info:

  • If you are interested in learning more about our ministries to Middle School or High School Students (we call these “Shift” for Middle School and “The Avenue” for High School) click here.
  • If you are interested in learning more about our ministries to College Students (including “Adopt a Sooner” possibilities) click here.

You can also follow on Instagram:

  • Shift & The Avenue – @wildwoodstudent
  • College Life – @wildwoodcollege

 

This is Wildwood! Episode 3: Following Jesus into Ministry – The Hughes Family

This is Wildwood! Episode 3: Following Jesus into Ministry – The Hughes Family
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Brooke Harrison with Clint and April Hughes

One of the wonderful truths of the Christian life is that Jesus grows and matures us over time.  2 Thessalonians 1:3 tells us that as we mature in Christ, we grow in our faith in God and love for others.  One of the ways that we see Jesus grow faith in our lives is as we follow Him into Ministry to others.  When we serve others, not only is God glorified and others served . . . but something happens in our lives as well!  Our faith in God grows, and our love for others increases.  This is part of the testimony of Clint and April Hughes, and in today’s episode, they share more of what God has done through their time of serving in our pre-school ministry here at Wildwood.  Also, we talk with Children’s Pastor Brooke Harrison to hear her heart for why she is so motivated to recruit people to fill the nearly 300 serving roles inside our children’s ministry each year.

Also, we reference in this episode:

 

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This is Wildwood Episode 2: For the Nations – Latvia!

This is Wildwood Episode 2: For the Nations – Latvia!
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On this week’s episode, we focus on how (as a church) we get to be for the nations following Jesus together with us to the glory of God.  By God’s grace, for the past 29 years, one nation that Wildwood has had the privilege of being “for” is the nation of Latvia.  Today’s episode features Teaching Pastor Bruce Hess and Wildwood member Tony Middleton talking about the orphan camp Wildwood has hosted in Latvia the past 7 years.  Hear the story of what God did at this year’s orphan camp in today’s episode.

 

To find out more info about Orphan Camp 2020, email Pastor Bruce Hess at brucehess@wildwoodchurch.org

 

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This is Wildwood Episode 1

This is Wildwood Episode 1

 
 
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Welcome to the “This is Wildwood” Podcast! In this episode, we will be providing a short overview of what to expect from this new podcast each week. In today’s episode, we are covering:

The mission of the Wildwood: We are for following JESUS together to the glory of God.

The 4 For’s of influence we are trusting God for:

  • For the Church
  • For the Community
  • For the Nations
  • For the Next Generation

The 5 Follows — activities God often uses to grow our faith:

Follow Jesus into:

  • The Word
  • Worship
  • Community
  • Ministry
  • Mission

All of this lies upon a foundation of dependence upon the Lord in prayer.

To share YOUR story with us, let us know at http://wildwoodchurch.org/thisiswildwood