Episode 16: This is Wildwood! For the Community with the Mission Norman Christmas Shop

Episode 16: This is Wildwood! For the Community with the Mission Norman Christmas Shop
For the Community

 
 
00:00 / 00:20:08
 
1X
 
Stephanie Berryhill, Rebekah Key, Janet Hess, Sue Tegeler, and Mary Anderson help with the Mission Norman Christmas Shoppe

Wildwood is For the Community following Jesus together with us to the glory of God.  One expression of this is our hosting of the Mission Norman Christmas Shoppe each year.  On the podcast today are the directors of the Christmas Shoppe (Janet Hess and Rebekah Key) together with key volunteers Stephanie Berryhill, Mary Anderson, and Sue Tegeler to share with us some of what God has done in year’s past, and how we can get involved this year!

 

Episode 15: This is Wildwood! For the Next Generation with the Children’s Staff Team

Episode 15: This is Wildwood! For the Next Generation with the Children’s Staff Team
For the Next Generation

 
 
00:00 / 00:23:14
 
1X
 
Wildwood’s Children’s Staff Team: Brooke Harrison (Children’s Pastor), Emily Grave (Special Needs Director), Jennifer Skinner (Children’s Admin), Jolie Williams (Early Childhood), Lessye Cam (Elementary), Melanie Gladhill (Mid-Week Ministries)

At Wildwood, we are For the Next Generation Following Jesus together with us to the glory of God.  One of the clearest expressions of this is our Children’s Ministry.  On today’s episode, we sit down with our children’s staff team to talk about what God is doing among the next generation at Wildwood.

 

  • To find out more information about our children’s ministry click here.
  • To volunteer, call the church office at 405-329-3939

 

Episode 14: This is Wildwood! For the Church with John Abernethy and Chad Riopelle

Episode 14: This is Wildwood! For the Church with John Abernethy and Chad Riopelle
For the Church

 
 
00:00 / 00:13:39
 
1X
 
Care Pastor John Abernethy and Chad Riopelle

Wildwood is For the Church Following Jesus together to the glory of God. The programming we do as a church family is designed to help each of us follow Christ in a deeper way.  One of the programs that have to help fathers connect with their children as they help them follow Christ are our Father/Son and Father/Daughter campouts.  In today’s episode we hear from Care Pastor John Abernethy (who oversees our campout ministry) and Wildwood member Chad Riopelle who share a story of how God has been at work through these events.

 

  • To learn more about our campouts and sign up (beginning August 2020), click here.

Episode 13: This is Wildwood! The Importance of Prayer with Natalie and Ann Marie

Episode 13: This is Wildwood! The Importance of Prayer with Natalie and Ann Marie
Prayer

 
 
00:00 / 00:11:25
 
1X
 
Natalie, Ann Marie, and Ciera

As we follow Jesus as a church, one important thing for us always to remember is the dependence we have upon Christ.  One of the most tangible expressions of our dependence upon Him is through prayer.  Prayer is an important part of our relationship with God and our life as a church here at Wildwood.  On today’s episode of the podcast, we interview Natalie (a 7th grader) along with her Student Ministry Leader Ann Marie Hubbard and our Student Ministry Associate Ciera Morren to talk about how Natalie applied what she heard at the most recent “Rooted” Girls Ministry event by praying for her Volleyball team.  Check it out!

 

To find out more about Wildwood’s Student Ministry, click here.

 

 

Episode 12: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into Community at “The Well”

Episode 12: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into Community at “The Well”
Follow into Community

 
 
00:00 / 00:26:28
 
1X
 
Kelly Shockley, Kelly Skrapka, and Ali Swanson – part of the Leadership Team for “The Well”

As we follow Jesus into Community, He grows our faith in Him and our love for others.  This move AWAY from isolation and toward the Body of Christ is seen as a key component of “The Well” – a ministry of encouragement and refreshment to young moms at Wildwood Community Church.  On today’s episode, we talk with Kelly Skrapka (the Well’s Founder and Director) and two key members of her leadership team (Kelly Shockley and Ali Swanson) about how God has been at work in this ministry.  Check it out!

 

  • To find current information about Women’s Ministry at Wildwood (including the Well), click here.

Episode 11: This is Wildwood! For the Nations with John Carswell & Compassion International

Episode 11: This is Wildwood! For the Nations with John Carswell & Compassion International
For the Nations

 
 
00:00 / 00:20:57
 
1X
 
Hanging out with John Carswell from Compassion International on today’s episode.

At Wildwood we are “For the Nations” following Jesus together with us to the glory of God.  The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) is truly GREAT, and requires us to work together with many partners as we live out it’s calling.  One of the partnerships Wildwood has in world missions is Compassion International.  Wildwood has helped fund a church plant in Lagoa de Sao Francisco, Brazil in partnership with Compassion, and Wildwood members have sponsored 200 children who live in this community!  On today’s episode, I catch up with John Carswell who works with Compassion helping forge church partnerships.

 

  • To learn more about Compassion’s Ministry, visit their website here.
  • To learn more about Wildwood’s global outreach opportunities, including short term trips (like the one to Brazil in March 2020), click here.

Episode 10: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into Worship with the Worship Team

Episode 10: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into Worship with the Worship Team
Follow Into Worship

 
 
00:00 / 00:25:44
 
1X
 
Some of Wildwood’s Worship Team after practice one Wednesday night.

We believe that one of the ways that God grows our faith in Him and our love for others is through worship.  Worship Pastor Greg Hill summarizes a definition of worship as, “Responding to all that God is with all that we are.”  This includes so many aspects of our relationship with Him – including obedience, giving, etc. . . . but it certainly includes singing.  At Wildwood, we are so blessed to have a worship team that devotes hours each week to lead us into worship together.  On today’s episode, we get to hear from a number of the members of this worship team – including Pastor Greg Hill, Susan Storm, Adam Shockley, and Diane Nutt – about how worship plays a big role in their lives.

 

  • To see Wildwood’s Spotify playlist with links to songs we sing each week, click here.
  • To get access to song lists, lyric previews, etc. for Sunday singing, join MyWildwood and sign up for the “Sunday Worship” group by clicking here (and following the prompts).
  • To inquire about serving on the worship team, contact Pastor Greg Hill at greghill@wildwoodchurch.org or 405-329-3939.

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

 
 
00:00 / 00:15:09
 
1X
 
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
Follow into the Word

 
 
00:00 / 00:17:39
 
1X
 
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
Follow on Mission

 
 
00:00 / 00:13:07
 
1X
 
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