"As we have examined other research, our conclusion is that 40 to 50 percent of kids who are connected to a youth group when they graduate high school will fail to stick with their faith in college." - Fuller Youth Institute
Children, students, and young adults are the future of the church. Yet it is too easy for us to overlook just how important these formative years are for our future. Your Christmas Offering will first and foremost fund scholarships for K-5th grade kids to attend Camp in the City and our 6th-12th graders to attend Coffee Creek Student Summer Camp!
You'll also insure we are doing everything possible to give our kids a future and a hope in our Nursery, Creek Kids, Middle, Creek Students, College, and future opportunities ministries.
According to News 9, most people who have disabilities want to live on their own and work, but often get discouraged and end up on public assistance which costs taxpayers about $196,000 a year.
We are partnering with Deer Creek schools to help build their transition house, which will enable students with special needs to become independent. The house will be built right on Deer Creek’s campus and would be the only one in Oklahoma, and one of only three in the nation.
According to CNN, Hurricane Harvey dumped an estimated 27 trillion gallons of rain over Texas and Louisiana during a 6-day period.
Hurricanes, tornados and flooding can leave a devastating path of destruction. As the Local Church, this presents opportunities for us to rally behind the families in the affected communities. From providing basic supplies and food staples to gift cards and rapid response teams. We partner with local churches in these communities to show the love of Jesus and help families back to their feet.
OUR WORLDAccording to the World Food Programme (WFP), 2.5 million Haitians live in extreme poverty as of 2015. The literacy rate in Haiti is 57% for females and 60%-64% for males. In developing countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, the average literacy rate is 92%.
Through our partnership with C3 Global we help provide nutrition, enhance education, teach sanitation, and bring transformation for countless orphans and widows in Haiti. Your Christmas Offering will enhance our ability to do this good work.