A er months of planning and praying, the board and staﬀ of Chris an Services of Oklahoma are pleased to introduce our agency’s new name:
Lilyfield ChrisƟan AdopƟon and Foster Care Please see the reverse side for Frequently Asked Ques ons on informa on regarding the name change. You may visit our website at www.lilyfield.org or call our oﬃce at 405-216-5240. We hope that you join us in celebraƟng our conƟnued growth and looking toward the future as we hope to serve more children by providing loving, ChrisƟan adopƟve and foster families.
Name Change Frequently Asked QuesƟons 1. Why is ChrisƟan Services of Oklahoma changing its name? Our Board Our Boar Bo ard d of Directors Dir irec ecto tors rs entered ent nter ered ed into int nto o serious seri se riou ouss talks talk ta lkss and and discussions disc di scus ussi sion onss about abou ab outt a name name change cha hang ngge several seve se vera rall years y ar ye arss ago. aggo. The The Board Boa oard rd felt that the original name had served us well when the agency was founded. However, it is quite lengthy and similar to names of other organiza ons in our area. The Board and staﬀ no ced that many people in the community struggled to say our name correctly and we were frequently misiden fied or had to correct those who introduced us publicly. The board desired to inves gate the possibility of renaming the organiza on. The renaming was meant to serve several purposes including clarifying our mission and cu ng down on confusion and lack of agency recogni on. The board desired that the new name be meaningful, memorable, grounded in scripture, and easy to say.
2. How was the new name chosen? The board held several focus groups and employed the help of local ar st and OC graduate Jesse Owen. With the help of Mr. Owen, the board considered a variety of name possibili es that had meaning for the important ministry that we do and were grounded in scripture. Early on, the name Lilyfield rose to the top. It fits the criteria above (meaningful, memorable, grounded in scripture, and easy to say). The board felt that the visual imagery combined with the meaning of the scripture it referenced gave vision for our ministry. In addi on, a tagline will accompany the name—Chris an Adop on and Foster Care—giving clarity to our mission and the services we oﬀer.
3. What scripture does it reference? Ma hew 6:28-29 “And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” The scripture reminds us that if we know God cares even for the lilies of the field we can be sure that he will care for us, and the sweet children that we serve.
4. Have you changed your mission, vision or programs? No, not at all. Our board of directors, staﬀ, bylaws, programs and services all remain intact and unchanged. We hope that this name change will be a source of encouragement to those we serve and our agency as a whole. We have experienced significant growth in the past year and look toward more growth in the year to come. The process of renaming has helped our agency focus in on the important work that we do: finding Chris an families for children through adop on and foster care.
Published on Sep 23, 2012
Published on Sep 23, 2012
Christian Adoption Agencies Oklahoma is pleased to introduce Lilyfield Christian Adoption and Foster Care as New name of agency. Here are so...