SIMPLY, THE BIBLE
When you receive the Holy Spirit or the Spirit of Christ, God takes up residence in you (Galatians 4:6). You become His house. You will find in God’s Word, the Bible, He has a plan for you to follow if you want to be His habitation (Ephesians 2:22). When you dedicate your life to Him you build your own life to be His house. You do not build for your own liking, but according to the preferences of the one who will inhabit the house. You will need to follow His plan carefully.
“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” Philippians 2:13 NLT
Ministry Builders exists to develop godly character, promote Christian habits, broaden the vision, boost soul-conscientiousness and sharpen ministry skills of members of Southern Oaks UPC with the purpose of winning souls, making disciples and leading this church to be an effective Light of the World until Jesus returns for His own.
"Where do most people go to learn leadership? The answer to that question today is that they search many places. Some examine the world of politics. Others seek models in the entertainment industry. Others look to the world of business. Most people seem to look to successful CEO's, management consultants, and theoreticians, with Ph.D's to learn about leadership.
But the truth is, the best source of leadership teaching today is the same as it has been for thousands of years. If you want to learn leadership, go to the greatest Book on leadership ever written-the Bible."
- John C. Maxwell, The Maxwell Leadership Bible, Introduction.
Spencer Brodrick is leading a Spanish language class for those desiring to better communicate with Spanish speaking individuals in our community and church. The class convenes on Thursday evenings.
The Southern Oaks United Pentecostal Church partners with missionaries on every continent of the earth to assist in carrying out the great commission of Jesus, to go "into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). Our commitment to Global Missions extends beyond sending finance, we have some directly connected with our local congregation, who commit their lives to missions in cooperation with the UPCI.
The Jonathan Parker family is currently full time UPCI missionaries residing in eSwatini. All four members of this family were born in the state of Oklahoma. Jonathan, our pastor's son grew up attending this church. Both Jonathan and Monica attended Indiana Bible College. For information or to make a donation click "Parker."
Scott and Linda Guinn are full time missionaries appointed to Mexico and Cuba. They now also have an itinerant ministry in the Central America/Caribbean Region and South American Region, working alongside national leadership and the supervising missionaries in several islands and countries, providing leadership and ministerial training. Their son, Neal attends SOUPC.
Our pastor is presently an Associated Minister with Global Missions ( Acct. # 14651) and the coordinator for Strategic Advanced Leadership Training (SAL.T) in the Africa Region of the U.P.C.I. He also serves as Oklahoma District Global Missions Director. He has ministered in 23 nations on the continent of Africa and in addition nations in the Pacific and Central America/ Caribbean. He also served as a Global Missions Board Pastoral Member for the U.P.C.I. for 14 years. The impact of SOUPC is worldwide through our monthly Partners in Missions giving, missions projects and the preaching and teaching of Mark and Gwendolyn Parker.