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January 29, 2014 CHURCH OF THE SERVANT Bi-Weekly NEWSLETTER

Issue: 14.2


Church of the Servant

Africa Branch

Dr. Robert Gorrell Senior Minister

Our recent mission team served in Maui Kenya. One of several projects the team took on was building a home for AIDS orphans. Maua Methodist hospital established the AIDS Orphans Program in 2001 as a community based response to the increasing number of orphans, as a result of AIDS-related deaths. The program has enrolled hundreds of orphans to the empowerment program. Their ages vary from 2 years to 19 years. The program supports children who have been orphaned by AIDS are are under the care of the extended family members in the community. This involves offering them necessary skills, information, education, training on how to cope with psychological as well as social effects of losing their parents, and counseling them to reduce the risk of HIV infection.

The team gathers to bless the new home.

Prudy Gorrell helps build a house for AIDS orphans in Kenya.

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Older grandmothers care for many of these orphans. These orphans face a kind of stigma and discrimination within their family, community and even their churches. Maua Methodist Hospital AIDS Orphans Project tries to contribute and initiate community-sustainable programs to improve their living conditions. An important part of the work is building homes for the children. With funding from our Encounters Sunday school class, the team built a home for a wonderful young lady named Nora. Nora, whose parents died of AIDS, is raising her children and younger siblings. Before the team arrived they were literally living under a tree. Now they have a home of their own. Thank you Servant family for your love and support! - Robert

Team leader Ann Knutson presents Nora with the keys to her new home!


Missions

STOP HUNGER NOW

We are off to a great start of reaching our goal to make 151,000 meals, just by the amazing Fish Offering we had on Jan 19 - a Fish Offering of $26,124.00! Your amazing generosity goes to show that as a congregation we realize we all have a stake in this ministry of feeding people and stomping out world hunger with our efforts and God’s help. Our efforts continue as we prepare for this big day on February 23. The next three steps for each of us are: 1. PRAY -

Pray for that day and for the financial goal we are well on our way to meeting. Use the M&M collection as a way to help get closer to that goal.

2. REGISTER -

Registration has begun for classes and individuals for the three shifts available. We always need more people for the 7:30 a.m. shift. Would you consider doing it earlier this year?

3. INVITE -

Stop Hunger Now is a good opportunity to introduce your friends, family, and neighbors to your church. The excitement and activity around this day are a wonderful and tangible way to show that your church is about helping people follow their call as disciples of Jesus Christ. Invite, and then sign up with the group you will bring.

Give Blood, Feel Good! February 16

• Every two seconds someone needs blood. OBI manages the life-saving donations from more than 140,000 individuals each year. • There is no substitute for human blood. Supplies must be constantly renewed. • The need for blood donation is constant. Patients in our hospitals have needs 365 days a year.

The pool of those who are eligible to give is getting smaller, so please consider donating if you are able. Register in advance by Community Hall this Sunday or come by on February 16 and give blood. Save a life!

Upcoming Mission Opportunities Sunday, Feb 2

M&M Containers Returned for Stop Hunger Now

Saturday, Feb 8

Hannah’s Promise, 4:30-9:00 p.m.

Sunday, Feb 9

Guatemala Mission Team Meeting, at Noon

Saturday, Feb 15

Car Seat Fitting Event at Infant Crisis Services, 9-Noon

Everyone Enjoys a Sweet Treat! M&Ms for Stop Hunger Now

Hopefully you picked up your tubes of M&Ms last Sunday and have decided with whom you will share this mission opportunity. Gift a friend the treat and tell them about Stop Hunger Now. Then invite them to fill the tube with $14 of quarters and share in our mission to end world hunger. Bring your tubes and the ones you have collected to one of the Stop Hunger Now bins located around the church this Sunday. Make sure you get registered for the big day too!

Sunday, Feb 16 Blood Drive All Morning in Community Hall Sunday, Feb 23 Tuesday, Feb 22

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Missions Would You Give the Gift of Your Time to Help a Child?

When we donate and write a check, it does make a difference; but when we give our time, sometimes it may be a greater sacrifice of ourselves, yet it comes with greater rewards. In this new year would you consider giving the gift of your time to a child? We have three special ministries in our church that serve children in different ways where you might find a calling. Below are the ministries and the areas where volunteers are needed for each one. Whiz Kids: Meets Mondays, 2:305:30 at Wesley United Methodist Church and serves the children of Edgemere Elementary by providing tutors/mentors for reading. • New Fulltime Tutors: for students on the waiting list. • Substitutes: to fill in when tutors have to be absent. These subs need to keep that 2:30-5:30 window open on Mondays to be available if needed, • Facilitator for the IPAD Center: one person to manage and show the available games for the 3 students on

the IPADS each week from 4-5 p.m. • Drivers and Riders: volunteer one Monday each month, helping transport children to Wesley UMC. • Kitchen Assistance: help prepare a meal for the children several Mondays a month. Hannah’s Promise: Second Saturday of each month, 4:30-9 p.m. A ministry that offers an evening of respite to parents of children with special needs. • One-on-one Volunteer: play with and care for a child during the evening as you help him/her participate in the offered activities. • Playground Monitor: help keep children safe when outside, by being the eyes and ears for safety in the area. • Entertainment Coordinator: identify individuals or groups that could come and share 30 minutes of interactive entertainment or lead singing with the children. • Bible Lesson Leader: come to do a 30-minutes Bible lesson with children, one time or more.

The Gallery: An after-school Arts Academy held at St. John’s UMC, 1755 N Meridian, Monday-Thursday, 3-6 p.m. Sessions run for 8 weeks and address a different art medium for one hour a day, one week at a time, with the hope of completing a project in a week or two for an art show at the end of the session. Students are third graders from Hilldale and Linwood Elementary. • Artist: lend 3-4 afternoons in a one-week session to teach and help children complete a piece for the art show at the end of the 8-week session. The art sessions run from 4-5:30 each afternoon, Monday-Thursday. • Kitchen Help: come at 2:30 to prepare a meal for children when they arrive; and clean up, leaving by 4:30 p.m. Please contact Dr. Robyn Goggs at 721-4141 or rgoggs@churchoftheservant.com if you would like to volunteer and change a life - a child’s and yours too!

FAITH IN REEL TIME Friday, March 7, 7:00 p.m. Centrum

The First Grader - you won’t want to miss this one, especially since our mission team just returned from Kenya, where this true story takes place. Full of vitality and humor, this film explores the remarkable relationship Maruge, an old Mau Mau veteran in his 80’s, builds with classmates some 80 years his junior. Maruge fought for the liberation of his beloved Kenya, and now feels he must have a chance at the education so long denied – even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-old children. Through Maruge’s journey, we are taken back to the shocking untold story of British colonial rule 50 years earlier – a time when Maruge fought for the freedom of his country and eventually ended up in the extreme and harsh conditions of the British detention camps. The First Grader is a heartwarming and inspiring true story of one man’s fight for what he believes is his right in order to overcome the burdens of his past. It is a triumphant testimony to the transforming force of education. We’re moving Faith in Reel Time to Friday nights this year, so hope you can make it to each and every one. The First Grader will be shown at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 7, in the Centrum.

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13.2 is selling these fun and sleek 20oz insulated mugs for only $8.00! Stop by and pick one up today! We also have 2 fun Frozen drink flavors with a lower calorie option for the new year! No-Sugar-Added Mocha and No-Sugar-Added Vanilla. Come say “Hello” to our friendly and wonderful volunteers as you enjoy your favorite beverage from our famous Church of the Servant coffee shop, 13.2.


Our Life Together Our Prayers

u David and Lynda Barnes as David deals with health issues and undergoes tests. u Gary and Darlene Berkovsky as Darlene’s sister, Pam Mowery, deals with health issues and is hospitalized in Arizona. u Kenyatta, Christi-Lynn, Colby, Samuel, and Sadie Bethea as Sadie recuperates from a procedure. u Hazel Bishop as Hazel deals with health issues and hospitalized at Mercy Health Center. u Sarah Chastain as Sarah’s sister, Martha Hammett, deals with health issues and is hospitalized at OU Medical Edmond Hospital.

Our Prayers continued... u David, Sarah, and Jackson Krivy as Jackson deals with health issues and was recently hospitalized. u LeRoy Ball and Pat McGarrity as Pat’s mother, Jean McGarrity, undergoes physical therapy and is hospitalized at Mercy Rehab Hospital. u Erica Punch as her mother, Diane Punch, deals with health issues. u Camila Riley as Camila’s cousin, Flint Hendricks, deals with health issues and recuperates from surgery in Texas. u Bruce and Pat Ruby as Bruce deals with health issues.

u Jay and Nancy Collins as Nancy’s cousin, Teresa Hawkinson, deals with health issues and is hospitalized at Mercy Health Center.

u Lizette Stephens as she deals with health issues and is hospitalized at Mercy Health Center.

u Dale and Elaine Cox as Elaine’s mother, Susie Maroon, deals with health issues and is a resident at Legend.

u Wayne and Sharon Wallace as Wayne deals with health issues and faces surgery; and Sharon’s mother, Molly Lovelace, deals with health issues.

u Ben and Sammye Cravens as Sammye deals with health issues. u Jim and Roberta Cross as Roberta deals with health issues and recuperates from surgery. u Ab and Sherilee Deakins as Ab undergoes tests and deals with health issues. u Gloria Factor as Gloria recuperates from outpatient surgery. u Dennis and Sally Gilstrap as Dennis recuperates from outpatient surgery. u John, Robyn, Noah, Daisy, and Julia Goggs and David, Amy, and Christian Chao and Kailee Anderson as Robyn’s and Amy’s grandmother, Thelma Thompson, undergoes physical therapy and is hospitalized at Mercy Rehab Hospital. u Steve and Lisa Hall as Steve deals with health issues and undergoes tests. u Steve and Angie James as Steve’s mother, Carolyn Parks, recuperates from surgery and undergoes physical therapy.

u Robert and Carolyn Wright as Robert deals with health issues and recuperates from surgery. u Dick Jennings as Dick recuperates from an illness. u Mary Jessup as she recuperates from outpatient surgery.

Celebrating

u Congratulations to Steve Sullivan, long time employee of OG&E, who was recognized recently by the Oklahoma State Homebuilders Association as their top Associate of the Year. He was honored by the organization at their annual banquet.

Our Sympathy

u Alice Allen and Family at the death of Alice’s sister, Bertha Downing. u Susie Francis and Family at the death of Susie’s husband, Wayne Francis. u Family and Friends at the death of J. Stan Johnson. u Daniel, Jill, Hilde, and Maeve Perrin and Family at the death of Jill’s father, James Litkenhaus. u Family and Friends at the death of Marcie Upp.

Celebrating Memories u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Music Ministry in memory of Dorothy Adams by Kathlyn Reynolds.

u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Care Ministry in memory of David Landrum by Kathlyn Reynolds.

CARE MINISTRIES

When a family is faced with an illness or crisis, it is sometimes difficult to remember to inform Care Ministries of that special situation. As a church family, all of us can help. If you know of a member who would benefit from our specialized care or our prayers through Care Ministries, call Care Ministries at 728-4738 or 728-4735.

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u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Memorial Fund in memory of Brice Jackson by Kathlyn Reynolds. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Memorial Fund in memory of Pauline McGee by Suzanne Miller. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Women’s Ministry in memory of Rev. Mark Barnett by Linda, Taylor & Brenden Barnett. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Youth Ministry in memory of Rev. Mark Barnett by Linda, Taylor & Brenden Barnett.

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Celebrating Memories u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Missions Ministry in memory of Rev. Mark Barnett by Linda, Taylor & Brenden Barnett. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Memorial Fund in memory of Susan Ringer-Slane by Sharon & Kenneth Ringer and Dillon & Seth Slane. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Executive Minister Discretionary Fund in memory of Susan Ringer-Slane by Sharon & Kenneth Ringer and Dillon & Seth Slane. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Sr. Minister’s Discretionary Fund in memory of Susan Ringer-Slane by Sharon & Kenneth Ringer and Dillon & Seth Slane. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Music Ministry in memory of Dorothy Adams by Cecil & Carolyn Jones.

u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Hannah’s Promise in honor of Betty Bohan by Camilla Riley. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Hannah’s Promise in honor of Lola Burgtorf by Camilla Riley. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Sr. Minister’s Discretionary Fund in honor of Robert & Prudy Gorrell by Joyce Carson. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Mobile Meals in honor of Donna Douglas by Annette Douglas. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Stop Hunger Now in memory of Carl Brock by Roger Burton. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Care Ministry in memory of Duane Hansen by Serena Evans.

u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Music Ministry in honor of Chloe Roberts by Camilla Riley. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Youth Ministry in honor of Vicki Gilstrap by Camilla Riley.

Change of Date for

“GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT” WORKSHOP

Originally the workshop was set for April 4-5, 2014. Due to a change of circumstances, Drs. Linda and Curtis Nigh need to change the dates to Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6, 2014. The “Getting the Love You Want” workshop is designed for couples in all stages of their relationship from contemplating marriage through retirement and beyond. The workshop will focus on fostering awareness, building skills for communicating and resolving conflicts, strengthening couple commitment, and re-romanticizing the relationship through very practical and strategic behaviors. Over a thousand couples have gone through the “Getting the Love You Want” workshop presented by Drs. Linda and Curtis Nigh in the past thirty-plus years. Although it’s still a few months away, it’s not too early to start thinking about your marriage and planning to attend the 2014 workshop. Again, it will be Friday, September 5 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Nigh home. Brochures are available at the Welcome Center, or call the Nigh clinic at 848-2181 for more information.

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u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Sr. Minister’s Discretionary Fund in memory of Russ Barrett by Gary & Mary John White. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Music Ministry in honor of Sally Carter Liles by Michael, Shari, Caroline & Jude Elliott. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Youth Ministry in memory of Duane Hansen by Carl & Jo Robinson. u A contribution has been made to Church of the Servant Youth Ministry in memory of Duane Hansen by Don & Carla Terrell.

Adult Knitting at Noon Tuesdays in 13.2

Knitting group meeting each Tuesday at noon in 13.2 (coffee shop). All are welcome. Bring any needlework projects you have. We will also knit washcloths for Church of the Servant newborn babies. For questions, contact Candy Cavaness at 640-2410 or Barbara Neil at 708-8522.

Driven Closer to Christ

Rev. Tim Travers will lead a 7-session class on his book, Driven, which is his spiritual autobiography. The class will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30, beginning on February 27 and continuing through April 24. The class will not meet on Mar. 27 and April 17. The course will cover topics like grief, tragedy, family relationships, vocation, dementia, cancer, miracles, hope, Bible, and faith. Many of our life experiences - whether they are happy or sad times - can drive us closer to the love and power of Christ. If you’d like to be enriched in your faith by taking time to discuss, reflect, and pinpoint some of those times in your life that are pivotal to your faith - or if you’d like to begin such a journey of faith - this class is for you! Tim’s book is available for purchase through Earthglow gift shop at Church of the Servant. Aside from the cost of the book, there is no cost for the course...just come with a copy of the book in hand. If you would like to sign up for the class, contact Vicki Roberds at 728-4738 or vroberds@ churchoftheservant.com. This will enable us to be prepared with helpful handouts for each participant.


Adult Parent’s Night Out Friday, February 28

The Children’s Ministries is offering a Parent’s Night Out on Friday, February 28, 6-9 p.m. You don’t have to worry about childcare; we are providing that for you. You will be able to drop them off in the Children’s area and enjoy an evening out. There will be lots of activities, pizza, and fun. The cost is $15 for one child; $25 for two children; and $30 for the family. If you have a child(ren) 10 years old or younger, you can sign-up today by going to the church Website: www.churchoftheservant.com. Click on the “Parent’s Night Out Register Here” button and fill out the registration form. All registrations must be in by Wednesday, February 19. If you miss the deadline, don’t worry. We will be having more Parent’s Night Out events throughout the year.

Love is in the air at Earthglow! Valentine’s Day... Stylish pink heart scarves, already gift packaged in decorative pink envelopes, blinking heart necklaces, and more! All profits go to support missions.

Two 6-week studies in 13 weeks

Beginning Tuesday, February 4 through March 18, John Farr will lead a study from John Ortberg’s book, “If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat.” Dallas Willard, author of The Divine Conspiracy, writes about this study, “John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and your trust in God.” It will be a challenging study, but one you will enjoy. John Farr will begin the second study, 3:16, by Max Lucado on March 25 and end April 29. Experience the essential truth of the Christian faith as Max Lucado unpacks one of the most beloved scriptures in the entire Bible—John 3:16. Timeless and powerful, these words proclaim a message of love, a source of hope, and a promise of life. Both of these incredible studies will be held in North Adult room 12, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. each week. You may register online at www.churchoftheservant.com or at church. Be sure to buy the book(s) at an area Christian book store or online.

LOST & FOUND

Have you misplaced any items at the church? Check out our LOST & FOUND at the receptionist desk. We have the usual: gloves, bracelets, earrings, books, glasses, and other items.

Prime Time Valentine Celebration Thursday, February 13, 2014, 10:30 a.m. Community Hall

An outstanding Valentine gift awaits all attendees as Dr. “Irv” Wagner and his trombone choir composed of Dr. “Irv” and 5 other trombonists present a musical program of various styles. Dr. Wagner is a long-time faculty member at the University of Oklahoma where he is a teacher of trombone and serves as Coordinator of Graduate Music Studies. He has been named to a Distinguished Professorship, a David Ross Boyd Professorship at the University of Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Musician of the Year. In 1997, The International Trombone Association gave him its highest award for his significant contribution to

the world of trombone playing. In addition to his duties at the University of Oklahoma, he is a trombonist in the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra and has frequently served as guest conductor. Many past members of his choir now hold positions in orchestras and are professors at various universities. His choir has performed at the International Trombone Festival 6 times and has 2 CD recordings. In addition to the choir performance, Dr. “Irv” will delight and astound us with his artistry in playing a most unique “surprise” instrument. This presentation promises to have everyone feeling greatly rewarded

for attending such a wonderful program. After a short business meeting, we will be served a great meal of chicken Alfredo with peas, garlic toast, green salad, and strawberry shortcake. If you can stay for the program only, the cost is $2.00. But we always advise you to stay for the meal and wonderful fellowship for a total cost of only $10.00. Make your reservation at the Welcome Center or call the church office, 721-4141, by 4:00 p.m., Monday, February 10. Remember, if you make a reservation and later find you cannot attend, please call to cancel, as Prime Time must pay for all reservations. SERVANT January 29, 2014 I Page 7


Children

Girl Scout Troop 177

Girl Scout Troop 177 is one of the best things that a young girl could ever do. You learn about friendship, loyalty, compassion, teamwork, and, most of all, you learn how to be helpful to others. Recently, we did the HUGS project, we worked on the First Aid badge, and we went caroling at a nursing home. Coming up, we have a Valentine’s Day Lock-in and we’re going to finish up the First Aid Badge with a visit from one of EMSA’s workers, Frank Gresh. Also, we have the best time of the year . .

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALES!

Girl Scout Cookie Booths will be at the Church of the Servant on Sunday, February 23 and Sunday, March 2. So come and have a blast with Girl Scout Troop 177. Learn more about Girl Scout Troop 177 by visiting www.GStroop177ok.org. - Shelby Dye, Troop 177 Cadette

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Mark Your Calendars! Girls’ Night Out - April 25 Boys’ Night Out - April 26

This is a great night of fun and fellowship! 4th- and 5th-grade girls will meet Friday, April 25, and 4thand 5th-grade boys will meet Saturday, April 26. We will have pizza, snacks, pop, and a great movie, as well as some other fun things to do! We ask for $4 per child to cover some costs. Both nights we will meet 6-9 p.m. in Suite 45. LOTS OF FUN! Please RSVP to cbrackenbury@ churchoftheservant.com, so that we have an idea of how many to plan for by April 20, 2014.
Looking forward to seeing you there! 
 - Kimberli Brownlee and Cindy Brackenbury

Cub Scout Pack 177

Cub Scout Pack 177 held our annual Pinewood Derby in January. It was an exciting day and took a lot of organization and volunteers to run the event. Special thanks to everyone that helped make the Pinewood Derby a success. Many parents spent a Saturday morning at the December Pinewood Derby Clinic helping to give initial shape to the cars. It was great to see the result of the hard work and creativity the participants put into their cars over the following weeks. We had 82 entries in the Pinewood Derby. Awards were given at the January pack meeting for the winners of the race and for creativity. We are so thankful for the support from Church of the Servant, Cub Scout leaders, parents, and Boy Scouts from Troop 177. Learn more about Cub Scout Pack 177 by visiting www.Pack177.us.


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Meet the Staff

ello, my name is Scott Smith. I am the Director of Discipleship here at Church of the Servant. My faith journey over the past 23 years here has been filled with blessings too numerous to count. While there have been many who have shared this journey, few know how my faith in Christ began. I am so thankful for the people God placed in my life that shared their faith with me and didn’t assume I would just find my own way to God. I professed my faith in Jesus my sophomore year in high school. Looking back though, God was very much a part of my life long before I was ever aware. Watching my parent’s faith and how they lived their lives was very influential. Going to church every Sunday was our family’s routine. As a child, I would have much rather slept in, but that was not an option. So, during the church service I spent a lot of time counting the ceiling tiles and doodling on the bulletin. I still remember, when the pastor prayed, watching my dad and mom close their eyes and bow their heads. I didn’t realize until I was older how much their example meant to me, watching them week after week. There was no doubt how important their faith in God was. Because God was important to them, as I got older and began to really think for myself about

God, I had to consider the possibility that He actually did exist. Being a part of the youth group at St. Paul’s UMC in Muskogee was also an expectation of my parents. I didn’t mind though, because my friends were there. God continued to bless my life with friends and a youth pastor who shared their faith with me. There was one friend in particular that was different. She was always willing to share her faith, but what really made her different from most was the way she lived her life. Every single day Carla lived out her faith, which isn’t easy as a high school student, but was the example I needed. It was a constant struggle for me to actually say I believed in God. In my mind, if God really existed, then it should be evident in the person’s life who professed their faith in Him. It should change how they live. Not that God wasn’t evident in my friend’s lives at church, there was just not any doubt He was in Carla’s life. After many conversations, Carla invited me to a church service. The message I heard that night I believe God wrote just for me. It was if God was saying to me, “Trust Me!” And in that pew I quietly prayed to God and gave my life to Him. Looking back, God was constantly giving me glimpses of himself through the lives of my parents, the friends in my youth

Scott Smith Director of Discipleship group, my youth pastor, and especially in the life of Carla Arnold. His plan of working through his people changed my life. I heard a pastor recently say, “We are God’s Plan A for sharing the gospel with others. He has no Plan B.” That plan is why I can say today, “I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.” Blessings, Scott

Welcome, Scott Bartlow and Family!

After 8 years serving at Willow Creek Community Church. Scott Bartlow is returning to Church of the Servant as the Outreach & Leadership Development Director. Born and raised in northwest Oklahoma City, Scott loves helping people find and follow Christ and is passionate about the local church. His entrepreneurial wiring makes him a great ministry starter - he thrives in strategic development and in creating environments that foster innovation. He hopes that such environments lead to an increasingly sending church which rescues the vulnerable and invites people to experience the kingdom. Scott has experience leading in multiple areas of the church: student ministry, 20-something ministry, adult small groups, leadership development, baptism services, evangelism, and local and global outreach. With a heart to build a church-catalyzing transformation, Scott is thankful for the diversity of his experience, which equips him to contribute in many different ways. Scott has earned his B.A., in Interpersonal Communications at UCO, his M.A. in Ministerial Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University, and is currently working on his Ph.D in Leadership at Tennessee Temple University. Scott and his bride Brooke celebrate 6 years of marriage, and recently became parents to a beautiful daughter, Faith. They enjoy visiting dog parks with their Goldendoodle, Bailey. Scott loves Starbucks iced chai, a great movie, and a good laugh. He’s

certainly not afraid to poke fun at himself. As each day ends, he needs to know that he has maximized his gifts, opportunities, and resources to build God’s church and raise a fun, spiritually-thriving family. You can reach him at sbartlow@churchoftheservant.com or follow him at twitter.com/scottbartlow. He’ll be glad you did.

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