Dear Friends,

Isn’t it great to know we serve an all-powerful, all-knowing and ever-present Savior? During your ‘shelter in residence,’ we trust that you’re spending quality time to deepen your relationship with God. Also, this is an incredible opportunity to reset an area(s) in your life where you want to see positive change and growth.

Are you benefiting from these weekly updates? We hope so. Please take advantage of the information shared so that you stay informed and connected to your church family. Now it’s time to hear from our Senior Pastor, Dr. Tony Evans:

Do you know how cultural colds become societal pneumonia? Find out this Sunday, April 19, 10 am during our online worship broadcast when Dr. Evans delivers “The Cure,” Matthew 5:13-16. Choose one of three ways to watch our broadcast:

Here are your weekly updates:

  1. If you are not in a small group, please consider joining one of our incredible groups by visiting Find a Small Group on our website.
  2. This Sunday, April 19, you should receive an email detailing how you can become a small group host. If you’re not serving in a ministry and even if you are, becoming a small group host may be the right fit for you, especially if you enjoy hosting, encouraging and loving on people. Watch for the email this Sunday.
  3. If this has been a difficult time for you, especially if you are experiencing grief, please contact our Counseling Center for help. You can even join a virtual grief support group. Go online or call the Counseling Center at 214-672-9100, ext. 9152.
  4. Access RightNow Media Study Resources for thousands of great videos for small groups, kids, youth, parents, married couples and more!
  5. Continue to minister to our Comfort & Care list.
  6. A major part of growing in faith is sharing your faith…the good news of Jesus Christ! Access the Romans Road: The Good News to Salvation via our website to help you share the gospel with someone.
  7. The next two Mondays, April 20 and April 27, The Turn•Around Agenda and North Texas Food Bank will distribute food boxes to families in need. If you are interested in volunteering or donating food, call 469-567-1793.
  8. Take advantage of ministry, technology and financial COVID-19 Resources.
  9. Please continue to follow CDC guidelines on ways to protect yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  10. Visit our YouTube channel for powerful praise and worship music from the OCBF Unity Choir, as well as take advantage of fun and spiritually encouraging videos from OCBF Kidz and NextLevel Youth.
  11. Remember the Five for Five challenge? Five ways to connect to five people. Let’s go.
    • Correspond with people outside of social media. Call or send a card through the mail to someone you know.
    • Use social media to post or share something positive. Be the voice of hope.
    • Shop for somebody. Buy extra groceries online or at the store. Have groceries delivered or drop off groceries outside the person’s front door.
    • Play together. Find an online game to share with someone to stay connected.
    • Have a sacred time…a solemn assembly where you honor the Lord in prayer and fasting.
  12. Your financial commitment to our ministry is extremely important. We appreciate your faithfulness in keeping our church strong in ministry. You can pay your tithe and/or offering in one of four ways:

If you have questions and/or concerns, please contact us via our website. Thank you for being such a vital part in the life of our ministry. We miss you, and we love you.