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2020 Annual Review

LOCAL MISSIONS

Faith in Action

 

57 servants | 9 local ministry efforts

Faith in Action exists to help the church build relationships in ministry as we serve our community and church family together.  Leaders are developed and empowered as they take on greater roles.

2021 Dates: June 10—12

DERECHO RELIEF

Meals on Wheels &

Community Dinners 

When the derecho hit in August, Oak Grove was swift to come to the aid of many in the community, through delivering sack lunches for 2 weeks, assisting with tree removal and serving community dinners for close to 2 weeks here at the church facility. While our facility was also damaged, we are well underway on the repair.

RAPID

COVID-19

Response

  • Mobilized Encouragement Team to make phone calls
  • Awana Zoom calls with kids each week
  • Produced programming for Children’s Ministry to continue online

 

ROCKY RAILWAY

Vacation Bible School

We had 49 kids at our VBS, called Rocky Railway. We launched with a registration party to build hype, where 90% of the kids who came to VBS attended. We were able to make our own t-shirts for leaders and kids. Kids were placed in mixed aged crews with a leader – kid ratio of 5:1 to help with relationship building. The security policies we initiated in 2019 carried over effortlessly, including background checks and bracelets for check-in, check-out, and allergies. 

 

OAK GROVE

Awana

Kids Clubs

Volunteers were exceptional in the spring of 2020 where they adjusted to meeting virtually in the spring and then back in-person in the fall.

Our Cubbies leader decided that in addition to the video chats she would record 3 months of lessons.  The part many don’t know is that those videos posted on You Tube and created a 40 person following each week.

Our substitute teacher ministry grew in unexpected ways this year because of God’s Sovereignty.

The Lord has provided us the opportunity to join together with monthly pizza and prayer. The kids have also joined us with their simple and powerful prayers. We look forward to this growing this multigenerational ministry.

10 new families have started bringing their children to Awana and we continue to have guests visit on a regular basis.

AWANA

Derby Workshop

 

Last spring we added a “Pine Wood Derby Prep Day”.   A collection of Oak Grove men volunteered with their tools to help cut and paint derby cars.  The energy these men exhibited even after “clean-up” is a testament to show you don’t have to be a teacher to help with this ministry.  

YOUTH

Fall Retreat

 

We held our second annual Fall Retreat with 17 students at East Iowa Bible camp where we examined Peter’s life and relationship with Jesus, as well as his denial and rejection of Jesus for the sake of his own comfort, and the restoration he found in Jesus’ love.

MAKING LIFE

Disciples

Over the last year, a handful of individuals have gone through the training process to become members of our Making Life Disciples Team. This team, in partnership with Bridgehaven, will be available to come alongside people who are facing difficult life decisions such as a crisis pregnancy.

Baptisms, New Members

&

Parent-Child Dedications