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Men’s Fall Round Up | 11.11.17

admin —  October 15, 2017

Men, join us for our men’s gathering on Saturday, November 11th. This will be a great opportunity to get to know other guys in our church, enjoy some good food, and enjoy some laughs together. We’ll have gear on hand for ultimate frisbee, corn hole, and whatever yard games you want to bring. No pressure to participate in the games, but we know it wouldn’t be a guys event if there wasn’t some kind of competition! We’re planning to have a tv or two set up to watch some college football, so really, there’s no excuse for you not to be here.
This is a men’s event, so guys- feel free to bring your sons along to join you in the fun. This will also be a great opportunity to introduce your friends to other guys in our church as well. Make plans to attend, and invite a buddy. Looking forward to hanging out.
When: Saturday November 11th, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
What to bring: Bring a lawn chair if you have one. Yard games are great to bring too (optional)
How to sign up: Stop by the Next Steps area on Sunday to sign up, or

RSM Costume Contest | 10.29.17

admin —  October 5, 2017

 

Students, let the costume planning begin! Our costume party will be at the same location and time as normal RSM. We will have a costume contest with prizes for the winner. This will be like normal RSM but with more costumes and a whole lot more candy.
  • Dress Appropriately and Modestly
  • Be Respectful and Considerate of Others When Choosing Your Costume
  • Please Avoid the Darker Themed Costumes
  • No Weapons Allowed
  • If you aren’t sure if your costume idea is appropriate, ask a leader or email us at [email protected]

Parents, we want to let you know about an upcoming equipping conference hosted by our friends at Mpact Parenting. This video conference will cover the content from pastor and author, Paul Tripp’s recent release, “Parenting”.  We believe you will be greatly blessed, challenged, and equipped by this event! If you or a parent you know is looking to grow in his or her calling, please pass this along. For more information on this event, please visit Mpact Parenting on Facebook.

Location: Kim Ray Conference Center

Cost: Free

Register by reserving tickets here

“In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.”

Worship & Prayer Night | 11.05.17

admin —  October 4, 2017

Join us on November 5th for a night of extended worship & prayer.

Come excited. Come hungry. Come tired. Come rejoicing. Come with sorrow. Come and spend time with Jesus. And as we do, His promise is to satisfy the deep longing of our souls.

Our time will have two trajectories. We will sing and pray vertically to God, thanking him for his character and expressing joy and gratitude for His saving Grace. And we will spend time encouraging one another horizontally as we declare truth about God in prayer and song.

November 5th | 6:00-7:30 PM | Cheyenne Cafetorium

Childcare for 1- 3 years will be provided on a first come first serve basis. Parents with birth-12mo. you are welcome to bring your baby into worship with us!

Hebrews 10:23-25 says, Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”

Colossians 3:12 calls us to, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

 

What does it mean to thrive?

admin —  October 3, 2017

We have a lot of experience in getting through life in survival mode; running from one thing to the next. But I don’t think God intended for us to merely survive through life. Jesus tells us in John 10:10 that he came that we would have life and have it abundantly. 

As a church, we want you to experience renewal and to thrive as a follower of Jesus. We believe this happens best in the context of being connected to gospel-centered community that we like to call group life.

Group life helps us discover how the gospel transforms all of our lives. Living life together helps us see how Jesus is better than the comforts, securities, and successes we try to attain. Reorienting our hearts around Jesus and His kingdom frees us from being enslaved to fear and the opinions of others.

In our Redemption Groups, we strive to live out this kind of group life. We want to connect you to a Redemption Group. We want you to benefit from a shared life with others in community. We have groups located throughout the city and on different nights of the week. Check out the map and list here, and find a community to do life with.

Community | Redemption Groups

admin —  September 28, 2017

An invitation to community.

We want to connect you to a Redemption Group so you can learn, laugh, challenge, struggle, pray, serve and share life with one another. We all have a common need for growth, support, and community. Who is your community, your support system, your 3:00 AM friends you can call when things go wrong? Who do you celebrate life with? Pray with? Serve with? Are you known by others and know others?

We want you to benefit from a shared life with others in community. We have new groups open this fall, and they are located throughout the city and on different nights of the week. Check out the map and list here, and find a community to share life with. If you’d like to connect over coffee or a phone call to get help with the next steps towards community, email me at [email protected] or call us at 405-285-8146.

-Pastor Chris Gray

A Call to Fast – Fasting Resources

admin —  September 20, 2017

Let’s seek God together! We are calling our church to a day of fasting and prayer. For those who can participate with us, we will begin at Noon on Thursday, the 21st and end at Noon on Friday, the 22nd. If that does not work with your schedule, please consider fasting and praying with us for a portion of that time or carving out another time this week that does work.

“Fasting is markedly counter-cultural in our consumerist society, like abstaining from sex until marriage.” -David Mathis

“We fast from what we can see and taste, because we have tasted and seen the goodness of the invisible and infinite God — and are desperately hungry for more of him.” – David Mathis

For some, thinking about this biblical and spiritual discipline may be new. We want to pass along some resources to help you in your study and (hopefully) to help you in your own attempts at fasting. Like any new discipline, this will not come naturally. It will take practice. That’s normal. We trust that over time you will come to value it in your relationship with God.

For past sermons on prayer and fasting, visit our sermons page or subscribe to our podcast in iTunes. (search for sermons called “Hunger for God” and “Adventures in Missing the Point“)

The following are generally arranged from easiest to hardest (or maybe it’s better to think of it as shortest time investment to longest). Though Scripture is the only completely reliable guide for our lives, we hope these supplemental resources will prove helpful to you as well.

“Fasting for Beginners” – Article by David Mathis
A short, helpful, practical guide for those who new to fasting.

“Why Do Christians Fast?” – Interview with John Piper
A 12 minute audio clip of Pastor John Piper talking about fasting.

A Celebration of Discipline – Book by Richard Foster
While we might differ on some matters, this book on the spiritual life from the contemplative tradition includes a helpful chapter on fasting.

A Hunger for God – Book by John Piper
A wonderful exploration of the Bible’s teaching about fasting to shape your heart and life.

In Mark 10-13, we see a call to stay awake to the things of God. From the story of Blind Bartimaeus who receives his sight through Jesus’ wake up call about being ready for the end, we are told to put our faith on full alert. In many ways, these were dark days in the life of Jesus. He is constantly challenged by those who do not recognize the story of God unfolding. We see his anger flash against the money-changers in the temple and in the cursing of the fig tree. Yet we also see glimmers of hope in the faith of the blind man and the generosity of a poor widow who gave all she had. Each chapter preaches to us a message: Do not slumber. Do not drift off to sleep. Stay awake! God is alive! God is coming for you!

Join us this Fall as we continue to walk through Mark’s Gospel. We meet every Sunday at 10:30 AM inside Cheyenne Middle School in Edmond, Oklahoma.

RSM Hideaway Event | 09.23-09.24

admin —  August 24, 2017

RSM Hideaway
September 23-24, 2017
An overnight event in houses around our city
for the purpose of having fun and growing friendships.

Register Now

Hideaway will be a blast for our students grades 6th to 12th. This is an overnighter with each age different group gathering in a home for fun and friendship September 23rd and 24th. Our hope is for the students to bond together early in the year, and then see those friendships grow the rest of the year in RSM (Redemption Student Ministry). They will share dinner, snacks, and breakfast at the host home. They will laugh, play games, watch movies, and stay up as long as they can. We will collect cell phones upon arrival and return them the next day. Students will be driven to church on Sunday morning for our worship gathering and Food Truck Fun Day, which is a fun event for the whole church right after our worship service. We will have food trucks where you can purchase lunch. There will be inflatables for kids and students, and time to connect with friends.

For this event to be great, we need the help of parents who would be willing to open their home for the students’ sleepover and other parents who would commit to bring dinner, snacks, or breakfast.

Parents, register your kids here (and sign up to host or bring a meal if you are able).

Food Truck Fun Day | 09.24.17

admin —  August 17, 2017

Healthy families have fun together.

Join us for Food Truck Fun Day on September 24th directly after service. We will be gathering in the parking lot of Cheyenne Middle School to enjoy food, family, friends, and baptisms! We will also have some bounce houses for the kids and students.

We have spent a lot of time talking about hospitality as a church. Sharing a meal with people is a great way to practice hospitality and get to know one another. So bring a lawn chair,  a friend, co-worker, neighbor, or family member, and connect with us over a meal.

Dress casual and plan for about $7-$10 per person to purchase a meal.

We can’t wait to see you there!