With These Hands: A Study of Nehemiah

In this series, we will look at how Nehemiah faces down a seemingly impossible challenge. Heartbroken by a report of his devastated homeland, he risked everything to restore the forgotten city. He wept and he prayed. He worked and he planned. He called people to rise up and rebuild. God had put it in his heart to do this, and he was determined to see it through.

Join us for these amazing lessons in overcoming challenges, growing leadership, facing resistance, finding passion and sacrifice for the things that matter most, committing to community and teamwork, staying faithful to God, and seeing the Sovereign God restore forgotten and broken things.

We would love for you to join us for this new series starting January 14th,10:30 AM at Cheyenne Middle School,1271 W Covell Rd, Edmond, Oklahoma.

To listen to sermons in this series, click Sermons.

New Year’s Reflections

January 1, 2018

Our New Year’s Eve sermon looked at a time in the life of Elijah where he needed to hit pause for a time of reflection. In these events, we see Elijah at his best and at his worst, but God is faithful to him in both places. Just like Elijah needed to pause for rest and renewal, we need to do the same.

Through Elijah’s experiences, we saw that God will care for us on our good days and our bad days. God will be there for us when we are confident and when we doubt. God is present with us when we are serving him faithfully and when we are running in fear. That means we don’t have to put on airs, we don’t have too pretend to be someone we aren’t. We can be honest with God and ask him to care for us as he did Elijah. One way we can apply this is to stop and reflect on where we are currently, trusting that God’s love for us is not at stake. 

To help us reflect, we’ve created a New Year’s Reflections worksheet to help you look back on 2017 and look ahead to 2018. We hope this helps you talk with God and trust God’s love more deeply as you head into a new year.

You can download the worksheet here: New Year’s Reflections Worksheet

If you missed the sermon, you can listen here: Rhythms of Rest and Renewal or subscribe to our podcast. The sermon will help you connect with the worksheet and aid in your time reflection.

Students, it’s almost Winter Retreat time! The RSM Winter Retreat will be February 16th – 18th, 2018 and costs $65.00. The retreat is a great way to get to know one another and make some new friends. We’ll get out of town for two days and nights to enjoy a good bonfire, laugh, play, learn, worship, and connect in small groups. You’ll have time for basketball, frisbee golf, gaga ball, nine square, and just hanging out.

Don’t forget to invite some friends!

You can sign up and pay for the retreat in the following ways: (1) online, (2) at the Students Table in the Commons on Sunday mornings, or (3) by mail to P.O. Box 1127, Edmond, OK 73083. Payment is due February 11. After completing your sign up and payment, you will need to complete waivers for each student before he or she can attend.

We want you to have a thriving relationship with Jesus. We will dive into topics specifically designed to help you experience the joy and abundant life God desires for you. There will be lots of time to connect with leaders and other students in good discussions about life. Whether you are completely new to church or have been around a long time, this weekend is for you.

• The Retreat is open to any student grades 6 through 12!
• The $65 cost per-student includes transportation, food, and lodging.
• Each student must have their waivers completed and signed by their parents before attending.
• The retreat location is at Jacob’s Ladder Camp in Chandler, Oklahoma (http://www.jlcamps.com/).
• Check-in will be on Friday, February 16th at 5:30 PM at the Cheyenne Middle School parking lot.
• Students should bring a sack dinner or take out dinner with them Friday night to eat on the way.
• We return on Sunday, February 18th in time to attend our regular church worship gathering.
• Scholarships are available; if we can help you, please email us at [email protected] 


You better not pout, you better not cry, and you better get yourself to our RSM Christmas Party!! Come decked out in your favorite Christmas sweater, come dressed as one of Santa’s elves, or just come as yourself, and join us for hot chocolate, and lots of cookies and treats. It’s going to be normal time and location. We will play fun games, stuff our faces, and most importantly, celebrate the birth of Jesus our Savior together. You don’t want to miss this.

Invite your friends. We can’t wait to see you there!

  • When: Sunday, December 10th, from 6:00-7:30
  • Where: Cheyenne Middle School Cafetorium
  • What to Bring: Enough of your favorite dessert for you and several others (Drinks provided)
  • What to Wear: Christmas attire (get creative) or just come as yourself!


What is Advent?

Advent comes from the latin word Adventus which means coming or arrival. It is a season of preparation for Christmas that lasts around four weeks. It is a time to prepare our hearts in celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus. It is also a time to look forward in anticipation to our Savior’s promised second coming!

Why Advent?

In a season that is busy with shopping, family, meals, decorating, and traveling, we need to be reminded of what all the busyness is about; or at least what it should be about. We are celebrating the greatest story every told. Observing the season of Advent is a way to interrupt the busyness and direct our hearts and minds toward Jesus. It’s designed to help us remember what God has done for us. It is a way for us to connect our hearts to the anticipation that our ancestors felt as they eagerly awaited the coming Messiah. It is also a way for us to ponder and pray for Jesus’ return.


Come celebrate the season of Advent with us on Sunday mornings at Cheyenne Middle School, December 3rd – December 24th at 10:30 AM. Bring your family. Bring your friends. We will also be celebrating a with a special community Christmas gathering on December 17th, so make plans to attend A Night of Hope with Christy Nockels. Let’s celebrate the coming of our Savior, Jesus!


We would love to provide you with resources so you can celebrate the season of Advent at home with friends or with your family. Here are a couple of resources we recommend:

Advent Guide – Distributed by The Village Church 

Good News of Great Joy – Daily Advent Readings 

GivingTreeEach year, there are several families at John Ross who are not able to provide gifts for their children at Christmas. John Ross Elementary has invited our church again this year to help with their Giving Tree effort for the benefit of these families. This year, the needs are greater than ever. This is a great opportunity for our church family to demonstrate the love of Christ through giving, just as God has given to us through Jesus.

On Sundays, the Giving Tree will be in The Commons, with tags for each family in need. The tags will have all the information for the family’s needs. We also have a list of the needs on this form here. If you did not have an opportunity to pick up a tag on Sunday, please select a gift from our online form.


  1. Stop by the Giving Tree in the school lobby and pick up a gift tag on November 19th, 26th or December 3rd.
  2. Purchase a new gift based on the information on the tag.
  3. Bring the unwrapped gift to the Giving Tree. Gifts can also be brought to the school office during the week, no later than December 4th. 
Other ways to help:
  • Donate Walmart gift cards and 7-11 gas cards.
  • Donate wrapping paper, ribbon, tape, gift bags, gift tissue, etc.
  • Volunteer with the school staff to wrap the gifts.

If you have any questions, please contact Glenda Lawrence ([email protected] or 405-760-5131).

Thanks for making a difference in our community!

New Sermon Series begins November 5th!

Sex is everywhere. Wherever we turn, people are talking about sex.

Too often, the church has chosen to avoid this conversation, at least publicly. Truth is that we often talk about sex…just not at church. We talk about it at the office. We talk about it at the gym. Our students talk about it in the hallways. We just choose not to talk about it at church.

That’s about to change. The time is long overdue for the church to engage in this conversation in a healthy and biblical way. We need guidance. We need direction. We need to uncover the naked truth about God’s design for sex.

In this series, we seek to provide answers to the questions we all ask but typically don’t ask at church. We hope that you will join the conversation.

A NOTE TO PARENTS: This series will be rated PG, so parental guidance is suggested. It may feel PG-13 in some places, but that’s only because the Bible is a PG-13 kind of book. As a father of four, this is a series I would certainly want my 6th and 9th grade students to hear, but it is not a series I would want my 2nd grader to hear. Our kids need age-appropriate guidance in this area of their lives. They have a natural interest and desire to discover what it’s all about. They will find information about sex somewhere. I think it’s best if they view the church and their parents as great sources of wisdom who are not afraid to have this conversation. – Jeff

We have some exciting news! 
We will be hosting “A Night of Hope” with Christy Nockels on Sunday evening, December 17th. This will be a family tailored event with amazing Christmas music by Christy and her band, guest speaker, and story telling that will engage all ages. We couldn’t be more thrilled!

Christy Nockels is a singer and songwriter who has been contributing to the Christian music scene for the past 10 plus years and has been involved with Passion (worship conferences). She and her husband, Nathan were nominated for several Dove awards including female vocalist of the year and producer of the year in 2007. They both have roots in Oklahoma City and got their start as worship leaders here. They currently live in Atlanta, Georgia with their four children. You can purchase Christy’s new Christmas album, The Thrill of Hope, here.

We will be partnering with the “ A Night of Hope” tour team to bring this event to our city. This is a ticketed event with some exciting VIP options that families won’t want to miss, including: early entry, family photos with Christy, and a fun family Christmas activity before the concert begins.

Click here to purchase tickets now!

Our Savior was born to bring the thrill of hope to all who receive Him! This will be a fantastic chance to invite our church and our city to engage in the story of Christmas and to shine a bright light for all to see the splendor and glory of our Lord, Jesus. 

Mark December 17th, 6-8 PM on your calendars now and make plans to invite family, friends, co-workers, baristas, servers, anyone and everyone to celebrate Christmas with us on this special occasion. Spread the word! Share our social media posts, send personal invitations, shout this from the rooftops! 

Go:Local Outreach Opportunity: 

We have some unique one-time opportunities to serve as a volunteer to help make this event happen (marketing, hospitality, merch sales, ushering, photography, production assistance, set up/tear down, and more). Most volunteers will be able to fully attend the concert! If you are interested in volunteering, sign up here.

RSM Bonfire Night | 11.12.17

October 24, 2017

Students, join us for bonfire night on November 12th! We are going to hang out, play games, roast hot dogs, make s’mores, and worship together.


      What you need to know:

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