Family is the basic building block of any civilization or society. How well the family is functioning helps to determine how well the society is operating. That same idea can be true about a church.
At South Tulsa Baptist Church, we want families to be healthy. We want each member to feel supported as they seek to grow in Christ. Our church wants to help encourage how our families function through spending quality time together. Not in segregated age groups, but through corporate gatherings where we see our different age groups coming together as one. Unintentional barriers must be broken down so that we can understand who the body of Christ is, altogether, encouraging one another and building relationships in Christ. This is a picture of the first century church and a picture of family. God’s Word says: “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25).
We believe the church should be intentional about spending quality time together. In the busyness of our culture, you have to be intentional about making time for one another. Any healthy family is deliberate about taking time to be together, whether it is coming around the dinner table or planning family time away.
Our church family must also be purposeful about spending time together, building each other up and crossing barriers. That is the goal of our “Gathering” events for South Tulsa. We want to invite you and your family to join us tonight for simply a time of getting to know your brothers and sisters in Christ. Who are the individuals you stand beside worshiping Christ?
It is our prayer that as we gather, you will form relationships with other believers that will enrich your life in Christ, that you feel a deeper connection to His body – the church, and that you will not feel like an outsider, but part of the family of God. John 13:35 says, “The world will know His disciples by the way they love one another.”