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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Episode 17: This is Wildwood! Following Jesus into Worship with the WSM Worship Team

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Abe, Trevor, Ava, Cici, Makenzie, Gabby, Sydney, Harper, Craig, Griffin, and Keith . . . The WSM Worship Team!

At Wildwood, we desire for all to be growing in their faith in God and love for others.  One of the ways Jesus tends to grow us in these areas is when we follow Him into worship.  At Wildwood there are a number of teams around the church that guide us into worship.  One of those teams is our WSM Worship Team, a collection of amazing Middle School and High School students who help lead our student ministry in worship each Wednesday night.  On today’s episode of the podcast, we hear more of how God is at work in and through this team.

To find out more about Wildwood’s student ministry, click here.

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

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

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

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

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