A decision that significantly sets or changes the trajectory of the path of an individual or organization.
1 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.
2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables.
3 Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them
4 and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”
5 This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism.
6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.
7 So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
Out of this comes 2 major foundational realities for the church.
There becomes a clear picture of the need to both serve the word and serve tables
There is acceleration in the kingdom when we do this well
Where Is Your Diakonos?
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CONNECT | DINNER WITH THE STAFF
If you’re interested in learning more about City Church and partnering with us as we reach people for Jesus, we would like to personally invite you to join us for Dinner with the Staff. It’s a time to connect with our staff and hear the vision and heart behind our church. It’s only one hour long, it’s completely free, and we even provide childcare!
To RSVP for our next Dinner with the Staff event, visit our website.
DISCOVER | PATHWAY CLASS
Live out the gospel in community with others as we commit ourselves to becoming disciples and making disciples. Pathway is a 4-week class designed to help you discover and live out God’s unique mission for your life.
Our next class will begin Sunday, September 8th at 10am. The class is free, however there is a suggested donation of $25, which covers all your materials and helps provide grants to our Love Tulsa partners. Register here.
GROW | CITY GROUPS
Live out the gospel in community with others as we commit ourselves to becoming disciples and making disciples.
For more information on City Groups and a list of groups currently meeting, visit our website.
MULTIPLY | CITY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
CLA is a 5-month journey learning how to lead yourself and others to fulfill the Great Commission. CLA is offered twice per year for those who have already committed to serving, giving, & leading at City Church.
For inquiries on CLA, contact Pastor Jim Moss email@example.com
A group of people committed to living out the gospel in both community and mission.
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Love Tulsa Sunday
October 6, 2019
9am Tulsa Ballet
Twice a year, we cancel our church services to go and be the church in our city. It’s one of our favorite times of the year! We’ll gather in the morning to get in our teams, eat a quick breakfast, then disperse for a morning of service outreach.
Common Good Community Center – Myers City Group
Doing repair and cleaning work at the new community center in Eugene Field.
Delivering Tacos to the Homeless – Travis Rempel
Delivering breakfast tacos and praying with the homeless downtown.
Eliot Elementary – Matt & Lindsay Nelson
Light work projects at a midtown elementary school.
Emergency Infant Services – Move In – Broughton City Group (Saturday)
Helping them move into their new building.
Gift Baskets Around Tulsa – Hannah Demuth
Shopping for gift baskets to deliver to local agencies making an impact around town.
Goodie Bags for the Homeless – Paige Acklin
Shopping for, putting together, and handing out goodie bags for the homeless.
Home Repair – West Tulsa – Rose/Sise City Group
Home and yard repairs for an older, disabled woman.
Home Cleanup – Blind Woman – Moss / Main City Groups (Saturday)
Blind woman’s home repair and general cleaning.
Hope Is Alive – Yard and Home Maintenance Mens Home – Guthrie City Group
Yard and home maintenance at a local men’s recovery home.
Hope Is Alive – Meal with the Residents – Guthrie City Group (September 29th)
Having a meal with residents from a men’s recovery home.
Letters to Incarcerated Women – Karen Workun
Writing letters of encouragement to women in jail.
Letters to Veterans – Bethany Martin
Writing letters of appreciation and delivering them to local veterans.
Laundromat Outreach – 61st and Peoria – Rincker City Group
Handing out quarters and fellowship with local residents at the laundromat.
Making Blankets for Child Abuse Network – Beck City Group
Making fleece blankets for the children.
Nursing Home – Villages at Southern Hills – Williams City Group
Visiting and hanging out with nursing home residents.
Phoenix Rising Library Remake – Whitlee Douthitt
Library set up and mural painting at an alternative school.
Prairie Rose Retirement Home Party – Jon Grogan
Fellowship and playing games with retirement home residents.
Prayer Walk Around New Building – Dianna Potts
Walking and praying in the 51st and Peoria area.
Trash Cleanup at Turkey Mountain – Main + Tapley City Groups
Cleaning up trash at a local nature park.
Turley AG Cleanup – Mewbourne/Genske City Group
Cleaning up at a local church in north Tulsa.
Tulsa Hills Youth Ranch – Moss City Group
Indoor and outdoor work projects around the ranch.
Words of Affirmation Posters for Schools – Bethany Martin
Writing positive affirmation posters to hang in the bathrooms of local schools.
Yard and Porch Cleanup – North Tulsa – Bayne City Group
Much needed yard cleaning and porch painting at a single woman’s home.