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December Royal Ranger Winter Trace.................................. December 2-4 Spanish School of Ministry................................. December 10 OYM Student Leadership Retreat.................... December 27-30
January Prayer & Bible Conference................................. January 3-4 SOM Game Day (District Office)....................... January 7 STL Mini Tour (Haworth)....................................... January 12 OK Coaching Network (Spring Creek)........... January 11-13 STL Mini Tour (Miami)............................................ January 17 WM Sectional LIFE Rallies.................................. January 20 Healthy Church Network Retreat #1............ January 20-21 STL Launch (Tulsa Area)....................................... January 21 Sanctity of Human Life Day............................... January 22 STL Mini Tour (Woodward................................... January 24 STL Mini Tour (Lawton)......................................... January 26 Youth Camp Registration Opens..................... January 27 STL Launch (OKC Area)......................................... January 28 ACMR Deadline........................................................ January 31
February Sectional Council, Section 2 (AM)................. February 2 Sectional Council, Section 1 (PM).................. February 2 SOM Game Day (District Office)...................... February 4 Credentials Application Deadline.................. February 4 JBQ................................................................................. February 4 Sectional Council, Section 8 (AM).................. February 6 Sectional Council, Section 5W (PM).............. February 6 Sectional Council, Section 7 (PM).................. February 13 Sectional Council, Section 10 (AM)............... February 16 Sectional Council, Section 9S (PM)............... February 16 Sectional Council, Section 6 (AM).................. February 17 Girls Retreat (Tulsa Woodlake)......................... February 17-18 District Royal Ranger Staff Meeting............... February 18 Sectional Council, Section 11 (PM)................ February 20 Sectional Council, Section 12 (AM)................ February 21 Sectional Council, Section 9N (PM)................ February 21 Kids Kamp Registration Opens......................... February 24 Credentials Seminar (Entry Level)................... February 25 JBQ District Finals.................................................... February 25 Oklahoma Women’s Day...................................... February 26 Sectional Council, Section 3 (PM)................... February 27 Sectional Council, Section 4 (AM)................... February 28 Sectional Council, Section 5E (PM)................. February 28 405.475.1100 firstname.lastname@example.org @OKDCofAG facebook.com/OklahomaDistrictCouncil
Copyeditor Renae Elmore GENERAL PRESBYTERS
Frank Cargill Superintendent
Raymond Frizzelle Section 1
Craig Dacus Assistant Superintendent
Leo Guthrie Section 2
Tom Goins Secretary-Treasurer
Melvin Baker Section 3
Steve Rose Section 4
Curtis Owens Ron McCaslin
Bruce McCarty Section 5E
Darryl Wootton Section 5W
Doug Everaard Youth Ministries
Chad Brodrick Section 6
Dean Guthrie Children’s Ministries
Weldon Wright Section 7
Darren Pilcher Church Ministries
Micah Wells Section 8
Michelle Pilcher Women’s Ministries Jack Salkil Executive Administrator Lindell Warren Missions
David Brooks Section 9N L Duane Elmore Section 9S Don Barnes Section 10 Billy Martin Section 11
Benefits of Belonging “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many man-
sions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:1-3 KJV). The miracle of redemption reveals a great mystery. Why would the Creator, after investing Himself in our existence, provide an avenue of forgiveness for fallen humanity? He who breathed life into existence, He who formed the creature, He who placed the stars and scattered the planets, separated the heavens from the earth, scooped out the oceans with only His hand, spoke vegetation and life-forms into existence, “Loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16). The message remains an enigma! He became like us so that we might become like Him! “He escorts me to the banquet hall; it’s obvious how much he loves me.” (SS 2:4). The benefits of divine grace exceed the boundaries of human reality. The fact of belonging enables identity, provides relationship, reveals strength, and affords a future. Belonging enables identity not because of who we are but because of whose we are. The mere thought of being a King’s kid overwhelms our mental reasoning. Skeeter Davis penned the words, “I’m a child of the King. His royal blood now flows in my veins and I who was wretched and poor now can sing. Praise God, Praise God! I’m a child of the King.” Secondly, belonging provides relationship. David cried, “Declare me innocent, O Lord, for I have acted with integrity; I have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Put me on trial, Lord, and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart. For I am always aware of your unfailing love, and I have lived according to your truth.” (Psalm 26:1-3). Paul described such a relationship when he asked, “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” (I Cor. 6:19-20). Not only does a believer find identity and relationship, our weaknesses reveal His strength. His blood covers our sin; He hides our soul from evil; He carries His children through the fire and the flood. Because we “belong” to Him, “He knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust. Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. The wind blows, and we are gone – as though we had never been here. But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear him. His salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to his covenant. (Psalm 103:14-18).
In 1911, Julia Johnston wrote these words, “Grace, grace, God’s grace, Grace that will pardon and cleanse within; Grace that is greater than all our sin.” Recently The Martins wrote and recorded, “I was in prison, locked up in chains. Sin held me captive to sorrow and pain. Years of frustrations as love passed me by. Until the Master heard my hearts cry. For grace, marvelous grace, I needed grace to pardon and make me whole. Grace, marvelous grace, flows from above with infinite love, marvelous grace. I am forgiven! I am redeemed! A brand new creation! He saved me and gave me a reason to sing.” Finally, belonging affords a future. Paul spoke of another world when he said, “For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.” (Romans 8:16-18). Jesus announced, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.” (John 14:1-3) The security of our future rests entirely in our belonging. THAT will PREACH! However, the points of the above “sermon” provide a framework of our “belonging” to this earthly fellowship of the Oklahoma Assemblies of God Ministries. We share diversity and uniqueness yet find covering through identity. We relate to the larger body of Christ yet enjoy benefits of relationship through belonging. Our weaknesses fade as we unite and together affirm, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit.” Until He transforms this mortal into immortality, our future as the Oklahoma Assemblies of God affords unlimited opportunities! Thank you, FAMILY MEMBERS, for offering Linda and me a place at the table! Together – we cross uncharted waters in response to His Commission – with knowledge of the BENEFITS OF BELONGING!
Frank and Linda Cargill
Oklahoma AG Ministries Pastors
FRANK CARGILL // District Superintendent email@example.com
The Pursuit of God I know all of us have a strong desire and longing for God. We are in a constant pursuit of God and His
My prayer is that something in me would be “open to heaven,”
presence. I love the words of A. W. Tozer.
much of God as we truly want.
as Tozer has described. For the truth is that we all have as
Why do so many persons “find” God in a way that others do not? Why does God manifest His Presence to some and let multitudes of others struggle along in the half-light of an imperfect Christian experience? Of course the will of God is the same for all. He has no favorites within His household. All He has ever done for any of His children, He will do for all of His children. The difference lies not with God but with us. Pick at random a score of great saints whose lives and testimonies are widely known. Let them be Bible characters or well known Christians of post-Biblical times. You will be struck instantly with the fact that the saints were not alike. Sometimes the unlike-nesses were so great as to be positively glaring. How different, for example, was Moses from Isaiah; how different was Elijah from David; how unlike each other were John and Paul, St. Francis and Luther, Finney and Thomas
Oklahoma School of Ministry Saturday, August 20 Level 1 Relationship & Ethics Level 2 Conflict Management Level 3 Pastoral Ministry This will be our last Big Day for 2011. If you need to makeup a course, please email me tom.goins@ okag.org. We will begin our 2012 year on December 1, 2011. The first Review/Exam Day will January 7, 2012.
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a’ Kempis. The differences are as wide as human life itself: differences of race, nationality, education, temperament, habit and personal qualities. Yet they all walked, each in his day, upon a high road of spiritual living far above the common
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Their differences must have been incidental and in the eyes of
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God of no significance. In some vital quality they must have been alike. What was it? I venture to suggest that the one vital quality which they had in common was spiritual receptivity. Something in them was open to heaven, something which urged them Godward. Without attempting anything like a profound analysis I shall
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say simply that they had spiritual awareness and that they went on to cultivate it until it became the biggest thing in their lives. They differed from the average person in that when they felt the inward longing they did something about
it….As David put it, “When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.”
TOM GOINS //
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PK Update One of the greatest opportunities of ministry when asked to serve in this office is the ministry to the Preachers’ Kids. I have found they are some of the greatest young people in the world. Although some face unique challenges they have illustrated
It is our goal to assist all churches in any way we can. Although this is only one way please be assured that we will do everything possible to facilitate this ministry.
Jack and Faye Salkil District PK Directors
great maturity and spirituality. Someone said, ”The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn”. We all have decisions that will either make us strong or make us weaker. Because of a desire we have to assist in making positive changes in the life of the “PK” we are concentrating more
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and more on this ministry. We are in process of creating a network of Counselors that will assist those who are facing life’s challenges. These individuals are PK’S and understand the uniqueness of being a PK. We are also looking at ways of ministry to our younger PK’s. We appreciate leadership allowing us to invest in this ministry. PK Retreat is but one of the avenues of ministry. This ministry has been in process for some time but has had a few adjustments in the last few years. If your son or daughter has not attended this retreat I certainly would encourage them to do so. Because of the desire to get to know the preachers’ kids many of the director’s here at the District office attend this event. It is a relaxed weekend that provides activities and ministry to your PK. It takes place at Turner Falls, for ages 12 through 19, on Labor Day weekend and cost relatively nothing. If interested please go to the District website to download information and forms. Below are a few pictures on a recent mission’s trip taken by PK’s. Those attending were from all across the state and assisted in ministry to the Spanish church ministry to children and youth.
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Reaching the NEXT Generation At the time I am writing this article, we have exactly one week
the open air tabernacle that night after the video was shown, I
left in our camping season for 2011. We have completed I-Camp
found myself staring into the faces of the Next Generation, and
and Kids Kamps 2 and 3. We have seen God do tremendous
they want their new camp!
things in each service. Many kids have accepted Christ for the first time, many have been healed, and many filled with the
I urge you to keep promoting the Next Generation Campaign in
Holy Spirit. Once we have compiled the final numbers, we will
your churches. The children and youth of this district are
publish those at a later time.
depending on you. For those that have not become Next Partners, please prayerfully consider doing so. The District
A few nights ago during one of our services, we showed the
Office has incredible resources on promoting the next campaign.
animated walkthrough of our new campgrounds in Sparks. The
Our District Youth Director, Doug Everaard, and I would love to
tabernacle erupted with cheers and applause as each frame un-
come and speak at your church about the Next campaign.
folded what the new facility will look like. I had seen that video dozens of times, but this time it had a different effect on me.
While we are anxious and excited about what God is doing this year, we can’t help but think about the future of the “Next
For the last few years, we have been talking about the Next
Generation program. We have talked to pastors about sharing with their churches about becoming Next Generation Partners. We have heard the heart of our Superintendent, Bro. Cargill, talk about the Next Generation every chance he gets. As I stood in
If you have made a phone call over the last few weeks to the OCM, you may have heard a friendly voice that you may not have recognized. That’s because we have a new member that has just joined the Children’s Ministries team. Her name is Shelle Anderson and she is the new Administrative Assistant for the OCM office. Shelle joined our team just a few weeks before our camp season started and has done a tremendous job with camp registrations - as well as keeping the home fires burning while we are away at camp. Shelle has been married for 24 years. Her and her husband, Alan, have a daughter named Sarah who is a junior at Jones High School. If you find yourself visiting the District Office over the next few weeks, stop by the OCM office and get acquainted. Welcome to the family Shelle!
DEAN GUTHRIE // Children’s Director email@example.com
Shelle Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Ministries Sleepover! Introducing the new National Girls Ministries and Sleepover theme for 2011! National Girls Ministries Week is held Sept. 11-17 and National GM Sleepover is Sept. 23-24!
Coins for Kids Coins For Kids Missions giving for National Girls Ministries! When you give to Coins for Kids this year, you will help to build cooking centers for Childrenâ€™s Resource Centers in South Africa where hundreds of boys and girls can have their physical, emotional, educational, and most importantly, spiritual, needs met. A mere $5,000 will build one cooking center that can reach dozens of children. Imagine how many cooking centers we can build this year... How
The National GM Theme and Sleepover packet can be downloaded at www.ngm.ag.org and there is also a free downloadable Coins For Kids project DVD available.
many can your church build?
Oklahoma Girls Ministries is here to serve YOU! For information or assistance please call Elizabeth Moon at 918-453-7124 or email lizmoon@ sbcglobal.net
Liz Moon// Girls Ministries Coordinator email@example.com
Haced Discípulos Hermanos y Hermanas, hemos estado creciendo en número de Iglesias y en número de asistencia en nuestras Iglesias, pero Jesús nos dijo que fuéramos a “Haced Discípulos” . Es una cosa ganar nuestra ciudad o
en la vida Cristiana. Jubilarse de ser Espiritual no existe. Las
nuestra familia para Cristo, pero para hacer discípulos de cada
4. Como rendirse al Rey más fuerte. En esta presentación, Jesús
uno de ellos. Yo creo que es tiempo de que empecemos a
describe 2 reyes. Uno no tiene suficientes hombres, así que
aprender cómo alcanzar, enseñar y mandar. Todos nosotros
se acerca al Rey que es fuerte en número y hace un tratado de
tenemos que “alcanzar” al perdido, pero “enseñar” de alguna
paz antes de que la guerra de comienzo. Tu y Yo somos uno de
manera analizar y hacer discípulos de ellos. Pastores,
los reyes y Dios es el otro. ¿Adivina cual rey usted y yo somos?
necesitamos hacer discípulos de los recién convertidos.
Porque una no podremos ganar contra Dios, debemos rendirnos
páginas de la Biblia están llenas con grandes hombres y mujeres que no terminaron bien.
a Él. En los tiempos de Jesús un rey que se rendía podría ser Yo no creo que exista una nueva forma de hacer discípulos ,
hecho esclavo del rey rival, así que requería una gran
más que nada porque Jesús nos dio el Ejemplo. Necesitamos
humildad para humillarse y pedir un tratado de paz. El día de
hoy se requiere humildad para rendirse a Jesús.
1. Como amar a Jesús sobre todo. Para ser un discípulo,
5.- Como convertirse en la Sal que preservara lo bueno. La sal
necesitas amar a Jesús más de lo que pues amar a cualquier otra
era un producto muy valioso en los tiempos de Jesús. Los
persona- inclusive a tu familia. Tu amor por Jesús tiene que ser
soldados Romanos eran pagados con raciones de sal. En el
más fuerte que en comparación, pudiera ser que nuestro amor
tiempo de Jesús la sal tenía un valor grandísimo ya que era
hacia los demás parezca insignificante.
usada para preservar comida. Como no existía un medio de poder mantener la carne refrigerada, la sal era aplicada a la
2. Como vivir como una persona muerta. Un discípulo
carne fresca para prevenir que la carne se descompusiera. La sal
verdadero es aquel que toma su cruz. Muchos cristianos están
creaba una reacción química que hacía que la carne tardara en
confundidos hoy en día sobre el significado de cómo tomar su
descomponerse. Retardaba la deterioración, así que como
cruz. Pablo entendió el significado de cómo tomar su cruz. En
consecuencia, preservaba lo bueno del a carne. Eso era la razón
Gálatas existen 3 versículos poderosos que nos muestran el
por la cual Jesús dijo en el Sermón del Monte, “Vosotros sois
significado de tomar la cruz: “Con Cristo estoy juntamente
la sal de la tierra. Pero si la sal de desvaneciera, con que será
crucificado, y ya no vivo yo, mas vive Cristo en mí….” (Gálatas
salada? (Mateo 5:13)
2:20) “Pero los que son de Cristo han crucificado la carne con sus pasiones y deseos.” (Gálatas 5:24) “Pero lejos esté de mí gloriarme, sino en la cruz de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, por quien el mundo me es crucificado a mí, y yo al mundo.” (Gálatas 4:14) 3. Como valorar un buen final. Jesús presenta la imagen de un hombre que planea edificar una torre. Antes que empieza a construir, el tiene que “contar los costos” para que vea que es suficiente para terminar el trabajo. Ahora este es el costo del discípulo, no el costo de la salvación. Lo más que envejezco, lo más que me doy cuenta que nunca puede existir ningún “costo”
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Damas y Caballeras vamos y hagamos discípulos.
In Memory Of Dewey A. McDonald
Though Dewey excelled in the field of carpen-
5/23/1924 – 6/25/2011
try, he felt called to the ministry of the gospel. Brother McDonald began his pastorate in
Dewey was born to Newton and Mary
1954 at Kaw City Assembly of God, Kaw City,
McDonald on May 23, 1924, and departed this
Oklahoma. He then moved to a small country
life on June 25, 2011.
church Baum Assembly of God, Baum, Oklahoma. In 1960 Brother and Sister McDon-
Dewey met Martha McDonough during a reviv-
ald pioneered a new Assembly of God church
al at the North Utica Assembly of God in Tulsa,
at NE 36th and Douglas, Spencer Assembly of
Oklahoma, in early 1949 and having the same
ideas and goals, they married on September 4,
Ministers’ Spouses Brenda Holder Spouse of James B. Holder 2/18/1947 - 6/30/2011 David B. Dodd Spouse of Margie Dodd 5/31/1930 – 7/01/2011
1949, at North Cincinnati Assembly of God in
Brother McDonald and the men of the church
Tulsa. To this union were born three children,
supplied the knowledge and much of the labor
a son, Dale Edward of Northwest Oklahoma
to construct a beautiful church. With the help
City, and two daughters, Dorma Lea of Okla-
of the volunteers from the Carpenters Union
homa City and Dee Ann of Midwest City. Five
Local 329 the framing of the building was
grandchildren, Dawn Michelle, Jason, Martha,
complete in one day. Brother McDonald was
Daniel, Cara Lea and two great-grandchildren
pastor of Spencer Assembly of God which was
Maia and Gabby who shared Dewey’s love,
renamed Reigning Life Assembly of God until
teaching and affection.
OKLAHOMA DISTRICT NEWS
PASTORS’ REPORTS Raymond Frizzelle, Miami, reports 20 first time salvations in jail ministry, 4 adults saved in regular service, and 1 counselor filled with the Holy Ghost at Youth Camp. Charley Hudspeth, Newkirk, reports 5 saved in revival with J. P. McCamey, 1 filled with the Holy Ghost, 3 refilled, many rededicated, and 4 healed. Oren D. Jackson, Watonga, reports 5 saved in revival with
PRAYER REQUEST Doug Everaard- son’s healing from cancer. Kaye DePinto- healing from hip replacement. Please pray for a building for the Arabic church in Tulsa to meet. For information call (626) 261-1789.
INFORMATION Help for Pastors call (918) 758-4147 or visit www.pastoralcareinc.com.
NEEDED *Part time Youth/Music Leader at Shawnee New Life. Contact *David Pollard (405) 214-8282. *New Season church needs a 15 passenger van for the ministry you have one reasonably priced or one to donate. Contact Kelly Martin (405) 824-2592. *Lone Grove needs a Full Time Youth Pastor. Contact John Harris at (580) 657-4725.
CONGRATULATIONS Reverend and Mrs. Howard Burton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on 6-24-11. Had open house on Saturday the 25th at home for friends and family.
BIRTHS Reverend and Mrs. Stan Miller announce the birth of their second grandchild, Ryan Izaic Miller, born on 5-29-11 at 3:03 A.M. weighing 8 lbs. 11 ozs. Ryan was welcomed home by his 2 yr. old sister, Hadley Faith.
Gary White and several healed. Three saved during Easter Sunday and several healed in regular service. Over 600 saved and 200 healed in a three night crusade in Honduras. Monroe Lowrimore, Sallisaw, reports 2 saved in regular service. Larry Womack, Finley, reports 2 saved in regular service. Bob Wingo, Dustin, reports 3 filled with the Holy Ghost in regular service. Steve McMahan, Haileyville, reports 1 saved, 3 rededicated, and his 9 yr. old was filled with the Holy Ghost. Gary Furr, Pickens, reports 5 saved or rededicated, and 5 filled with the Holy Ghost in June.
EVANGELISTS’ REPORTS Deana Clingerman reports 7 saved and several rededicated in Children’s Church. Robert & Jan Teel reports 36 saved and 1 filled with the Holy Ghost in revivals and Kidz Krusades in May and 44 saved in June. Kurtis Ivey reports 120 saved in revivals in Oklahoma and Texas. David Crittenden reports many saved and healed. Marna Hillard reports several saved. Charles Holybee reports 8 saved and 2 rededicated in jail in June. Ken Burge reports 5 saved and 24 filled with the Holy Ghost. Alex Hanna reports 28 Iraqi and Egyptians saved and healed thru Arabic TV ministry.
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