Oil City Community Alliance Church
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Pursuing Jesus Christ, building His kingdom, and proclaiming His offer of freedom, healing, and life!

Kingdom Builders

                                                                 

FOR ALL AGES | MEN, WOMEN, YOUNG ADULTS, YOUTH, KIDS
 
God is calling us to complete a unique mission here at OCCA. One of the 3 Keys to that Mission of why we exist as a church is “Building His Kingdom.” Therefore our goal should be for all of us to be Kingdom Builders. That building begins within each of us being transformed into the image of Christ so that we might change the world around us.

We are setting aside an hour at 9 AM on Sunday mornings to help us each become Kingdom Builders. This time together is not merely to get to know facts or even grow faith – it is ultimately about equipping us to go forth with the message of the kingdom of God to the ends of the earth. The groups being offered during Kingdom Builders are meant to help prepare all ages as well as all stages of spiritual development.  Some of us still need some training, others need to be equipped in practical ways and still others just need to be set free to do it. That means we do not come to Kingdom Builders with a consumeristic attitude to get, but to give… and help build His kingdom within and with others in our groups, thereby being a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Each quarter we will offer different opportunities for various groups that you can choose to be a part of. Let's move forward together in the task that God has given us to build his kingdom.   
 
December 2018 - February 2019
 
TRAINING GROUPS
 
NURSERY MINISTRY for children up through age 3 will meet in the church nursery to be staffed by 
various workers.   Note: all of our children and youth workers go through an approval process of
background checks to ensure a safe place for our young people.
 
CHILDREN age 4 – 2nd Grade* will meet on the main level in the Children’s Church Room. The
primary trainer this quarter will be Roberta Connor.
 
CHILDREN 3rd – 5th Grade* will meet on the main level in the Gym. The primary trainer this 
quarter will be Denise Sorensen.
 
YOUTH 6th – 12th Grade* will meet on the upper level in the Revolution Room #3. The primary trainer this quarter will be John Smith.
 
*(note: Grade just completed) 
 
All Children and Youth Kingdom Builders groups will be using the D6 discipleship curriculum, which is focused on building the kingdom through church and home. It is based on the principles of Deuteronomy 6:5-9...love God, love His Word, and teach your children to do the same. Each quarter is divided into 3 monthly topics: one month studying Old Testament, one studying New Testament, and one studying a special topic such as: examining cultural issues, universal questions of life, and theological topics. The emphasis will not just be on learning but on living the word of God, as each week time will be spent on specifically applying the lesson to our lives and challenging one another to respond in a real way. Both children and youth will be in their own classes, but studying the same theme on their level—making it easy for Dad, Mom, or Grandparents to answer questions at home along with the help of these take home resources meant to reconnect the family to live out their Faith@Home. 

D6 TAKE HOME RESOURCES
-Home Connection is a weekly take-home paper designed to help equip the home with a shared “on the same page” theme for all ages with a weekly Bible passage to read together along with suggestions to help you pray together as a family and activities to put your faith in action. Home Connection lets parents know what each member of the family is learning by providing the theme, Scripture text, and a take-away for each age level each week.
 
-Devotional Study Guides are available for children, youth and ADULTS to use in the home to reinforce the Kingdom Builder experience and keep your family together throughout the week by daily studying the same Bible theme at the same time. These full-color, interactive guides help readers integrate God’s truth, the Christian faith, and everyday life, in a format that’s geared to their age to apply God’s Word and grow as Christ followers. It is a resource designed to help the participants establish the habit of spending daily time with God in His Word. You can order these through your trainer for half-off this quarter only.
 
-Splink is a FREE weekly email with ideas to help you and younger children engage in Faith@Home. Whether it’s making memories or having fun together, Splink allows you to capture those teachable moments to impress spiritual truths and life lessons on your kids. To sign up for Splink go to https://d6family.com/splink/
 
ADULT TRAINING GROUPS
 
THE JOURNEY… to discipleship through the Bible together will be a men’s and ladies group that will meet on the main level in the middle section of the worship center. Join us as we journey through both the Old and New Testaments applying the practical challenges of God’s word to becoming the disciples that Jesus has called us to be in everyday life. Come and hear more about where we will be going this quarter. This study will help to create a journey the whole family can travel together on throughout the week. The children and youth will be engaging the same theme in Bible passages in their Kingdom Builders groups, thus enabling the whole family to connect with God together and create discipleship moments. There is also an adult devotional guide available to help you connect with God and to the Kingdom Builders lesson for that week for both you and your family.


SEIZE YOUR CALLING … will be a men’s and young men’s group meeting in the upper level in room #1A.
The primary trainer for this group will be Ron Schwab.
How do we press in (to our election) and up (into our calling)?
“Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.” ‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬
 
  
NOTE:  These groups will not be old-fashioned classes that stop short in the discipleship process with just learning information, but will press us to live out a transformation based on the word of God through the power of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, time will be spent on specifically applying the lesson to our lives and challenging one another to respond in a real way through a vital and growing relationship with Christ.
 
EQUIPPING GROUPS
 
SACRED MARRIAGE: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? will meet in the upper level room #4 with Pastor Tim as the primary trainer. Come as a couple or by yourself to discover a deeper intimacy with God through your marriage. This Study will come at marriage from a whole new perspective whether you have been married 6 months or 60 years. Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Sacred Marriage shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God. We will interact with this teaching and God’s word though a variety of ways such as video starters, take home opportunities, group discussions, Q & A , and more. It is based on "Sacred Marriage" by Gary Thomas. We will learn to Love our spouse with a stronger sense of purpose, Partner in the spiritual growth and character formation of our spouse, Transform a “tired” marriage into a relationship filled with awe and respect, and so much more.
 
  
Beyond Training, Beyond Equipping, 
to Actually Doing…
 
INTERCESSOR MINISTRY will meet on the main level in the right wingroom of the worship center. The Coordinator for this group will be Marsha English. Prayer is THE primary work of Building the Kingdom. Nothing real happens apart from prayer. This is not a class on prayer… this is a practical mountain-moving ministry that could at most be considered an equipping time for those who want to learn by doing prayer, along with more seasoned prayer warriors, as this time is led by the Holy Spirit. This is a place for those who believe in the power of prayer to boldly come before the throne of God together and see things happen. It is also a time for anyone with various needs to feel free to come on a particular Sunday and have the Intercessor Ministry pray for you right then and there expecting God to answer.