Glad you are here and want to find out more about us. The Edmond Church of Christ is an active community of faith in Edmond, OK, made up of Christians who care for each other and want to serve God. Every Sunday, hundreds of men, women and children from various backgrounds come together to worship God, declare faith in His son, Jesus, and explore the Bible.
Our faith is not just practiced on Sundays. It is the foundation for every relationship and all the events of everyday life. We believe our faith should make a profound impact on our lives, including our relationships, jobs, resources, and decisions. We view the Bible as the inspired Word of God, and we strive to follow the teachings and principles of the New Testament. As a community of faith, we take our purpose of "Making Disciples" from Jesus' commission in Matthew 28.
Fill out an online prayer request form if you have a concern to share, a burden to carry, or a praise to share. Our shepherds will remember you in prayer.
Worship services to resume at building June 7
We are excited to announce our return to the building for worship beginning Sunday, June 7, Lord willing. With promising trends associated with the virus in our county, government restrictions now lifted, an overall favorable response to returning on the congregational survey, and with renovations to our building expected to be completed soon, we plan to initiate a gradual, phased-approach to returning to public gatherings.
Beginning June 7, two worship services will be available at the building, 8:15am and 10:40am, with overflow space provided if needed.
To increase safety and for the benefit of others, everyone is expected to (1) adhere to social distancing guidelines, (2) wear a mask while in the building, and (3) avoid physical contact, including handshakes and hugs. Precautions and practices for seating, greeting, communion, offering, and other aspects of worship will also be in place for everyone’s protection.
Obviously, we wish everyone could be together for worship in the building, but right now the shepherds strongly recommend those 65 and over and individuals with compromised health remain home and worship with us online. Many of the shepherds will model the importance of this guideline by choosing to stay home. If you are remaining home, please continue to worship with your church family online via our Youtube channel on Sundays after 10:40am.
Bible classes will not meet at the building, but will continue to meet online during this first phase of our return.
Our second Commission Sunday of 2020, originally scheduled for May 31, has been postponed until July 26. At that time, Lord willing, we will have an opportunity to gather for worship and to celebrate what God is doing through missions at Edmond to make disciples around the world. We will also participate in our second special offering to support missions at Edmond. Please continue to pray for our missionaries and mission efforts throughout the world.
Shawn McElroy, MA Clinical Psychology, conducted a brief Facebook Live workshop recently to talk about some of the spiritual, relational and mental issues connected with this season of uncertainty.
SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
A weekly opportunity called Monday for the Master allows us to enjoy a meal together and then spend some time doing specific service and ministry jobs. Childcare is provided. Monday for the Master meets on Monday evenings from Jan. 27 through June 29. Join us at 5:30pm for a good meal (small fee) and stay for projects and service opportunities 6:30-8:00pm.
Five-Day Bible Reading Plan
Commit to spending regular time in God's word in 2020.
Use a reading plan from your favorite Bible reading app or consider using the Five-Day Reading Plan. Five readings a week give room to catch up or take a day off to focus on other Bible readings or spiritual disciplines, and makes daily Bible reading practical and do-able.
Three ways to get the 5-Day Bible Reading Plan:
1. Pick up a paper copy in the church lobby. Each number represents a week of the year.
2. Download a pdf of the Reading Plan here.
3. Download the app called ReadingPlan from the app store. Open the app and go to the drop-down menu. Tap “Reading Plan” then “View Available Plans.” Select and download the Five Day Plan (2020) then select your preferences to personalize it on your device. Start reading!
Doing life together provides opportunities for growing and making disciples. To help provide opportunities for us to spend time together and have meaningful conversations, we are launching two new initiatives: Shared Experiences and Mentoring. Shared Experiences provide activity-based opportunities for Bible study and interaction. These groups are a great way to use your interests as outreach and connect over something you enjoy doing together. Currently, Shared Experience groups include Art (DIY crafts), Basketball, Board Games, Dinner Club (new restaurants), Golf, Home Repair Projects, Jiu Jitsu, Quilting, Car/Engine Repair, Knitting, Photography and Mountain Biking. The groups are still being organized and leaders recruited, but should be launched soon. Email Shawn for more info.
Jesus made disciples by spending time with others and having meaningful conversations about life, faith and eternity. Mentoring uses intergenerational connections to prompt these types of important conversations. Through mentoring, both participants are encouraged and strengthened in their faith while building stronger connections within the church body. Contact Kent for more info.
The Edmond Church of Christ launched a new Bible class named Catalyst for young adults in their early 20's, starting with our new college graduates. The new group began meeting Sunday, May 5, and continues to meet on Sundays at 9:30am upstairs in room 205. If you are in your early or mid twenties and looking for a place to connect, please join us! For more information, contact Shawn.
Some of Jesus’ final words, after his resurrection and before ascending to heaven to be with His Father, were in the form of a commission to go into the world and make disciples. “Making Disciples” is our mission at the Edmond Church of Christ. We are called to be disciples of Jesus and to make disciples of Jesus. It is a mission that should not only serve as the primary mission and ministry-shaping force within the congregation, it must direct our lives as individuals and families. Join us as we allow God to shape us into devoted disciples of Christ and use us to make other disciples of Christ in this world.
You are invited to join us this week. We are located at 801 South Bryant (corner of Bryant & Ninth, across from Hafer Park).
The church building and church office are both closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All worship services and Bible classes are being conducted online.
For the church office, call 341-3353 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.