A series introducing “ministry-minded” students to insightful leaders who have made an impact for the Kingdom (in both ministry and secular settings).
As a variety of ministry matters are discussed, we hope to reinforce the truth that ministry really matters! The goal is to give these ministry-minded students practical insights to complement the academic insights they gain from their studies. We’re connecting Randall students with individuals who have excelled in their field of opportunity and influence - and demonstrated a love for ministry and a willingness to be used by God in a great way. Each interaction provides the students a great opportunity to gain valuable insight from someone who has found success by being faithful to God's calling on his or her life. As a result, each of these encounters has the potential to significantly impact the life and ministry of each student as he or she begins to put into practice the call of God to share the good news of Jesus Christ through the ministry of the gospel. May we increasingly believe and demonstrate the truth that Ministry Matters!
These luncheons take place over the course of the year, with roughly 3-4 being held each semester. Unless otherwise noted, Ministry Matters starts at 11:30am, immediately following the chapel service. Our speaker at Ministry Matters will be the same person who spoke in chapel (which begins at 10:40am). It is a free luncheon for Randall students.
Please RSVP for any of the luncheons at the bottom of this page - it only takes a moment and it helps us prepare to have you with us!
Thursday, Sept. 26 Ray PaxtonRandall alum and church planter in Cape Giraudou, MO
April 2017: John Weaver, author, worker in the Middle East, frequent guest lecturer at Randall University.
March 2017: Randy Wilson, Lead Pastor of Bethany Church in Broken Arrow, OK.
February 2017: Students met with pastors and representatives from 10 churches located in OK, TX, and KS in an opportunity to connect with these churches who are seeking students for summer internships.
January 2017: Mike Trimble, Lead Pastor at Kirby Church in Flat Rock, MI. Mike also oversees the Randall Christian Ministry internship program.
October 2016: Will Harmon, Lead Pastor at Cavanaugh Church in Ft. Smith, AR
August 2016: David Crowe, executive director of Free Will Baptist North American Ministries
February 2016: Kendall Ross, pastor at Ozark FWB Church - Kendall’s background includes working in the engineering field and working on staff at Cavanaugh Church before becoming pastor at Ozark FWB Church.
January 2016: Tommy Swindol, Lead Pastor at The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, TN and ministerial staff members from Rejoice Church in Owasso, OK
November 2015: Toni Cameron, Excell Home Care & Hospice Coordinator and Randall alum Mike Garner, supervisor of hospital chaplaincy at the Heart Hospitals in OKC.
October 15: Ross Alan Hill, founder, President and CEO of Bank2 in Oklahoma City, OK. Bank2 was started in 2002 as a community bank with a mission to "Build Better Lives", and was named one of Oklahoma’s Top Work Places in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Ross uses his “Spiritual Whatsit” to share the story of redemption with each first-time visitor.
September 2015: Brad Hanna, Randall alum, former church planter, and currently State Command Chaplain for the Oklahoma Army National Guard
We would be thrilled to have you join us, but would appreciate your RSVP, so we can be best prepared to accommodate you. There are 3 easy ways you can RSVP—just choose whichever is easiest for you!
1. Email - Send an email to Pastor Jim Harris at email@example.com. Let him know which luncheon you plan to attend and how many will be in your party.
2. Call - Give Pastor Jim Harris a good old-fashioned phone call at (405) 627-3161.
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