Ministries of Springs of Grace Bible Church
For a greater good – Romans 11:36
Corporate Worship – We are committed to the worship of God through the gathering together of the saints in the reading, listening, and preaching of the Word; and through praise that enlarges our view of God and inflames our passions for God; and through the mutual exhortation of one another that we would not drift away from the preciousness of Christ.
Ministries of Love - We are seeking opportunities to demonstrate love to all those God gives us to love. The demonstrations of love often open the door for the declaration of the truth.
Preaching Ministry – We are committed to biblical expository preaching of the Word of God that seeks to enlarge the mind and inflame the heart with a passion for God.
getAHEAD – getAHEAD is an after-school/summer program targeting children at-risk for not graduating from high school. We believe children learn best through relationships so the most important aspect of our program is the staff and volunteers we use. Whether we’re doing unit studies, teaching life skills, or pairing students with quality mentors for homework help, everything is meant to build academic and social confidence, to create excitement about learning, to address areas of individual weakness, and to make sure each child can read and is being read with. We create individualized plans for children and provide customized opportunities (music lessons, sports training, field trips, etc) as rewards. Our goal is to build relationships with kids that help them academically and that open the door to the Gospel in their lives and homes.
Intern Ministry – We want to train, develop and influence college age men and women towards a God-centered, a Christ-exalting, Scripture-saturated view of life and ministry while giving them opportunities for ministry in the church and in a cross cultural environment. Our summer intern program is our effort to make this happen.
Project 61 – Project 61 is a week-long youth camp run the end of June. Youth campers from four states come to Tulsa where they spend their mornings helping with a sports clinic at the Comanche Park government housing projects and their afternoons playing games and hearing awesome teaching. We bus children from all over north Tulsa to Comanche so they also can benefit from the coaching and the Bible lessons of our morning sports clinics. Coaches and athletes from area high schools and colleges come to help kids learn basketball, volleyball, baseball, football, and soccer skills, with youth campers and interns helping the kids improve their sports skills, memorize Scripture, and learn about the character and work of God.
Sports Clinics – In the summer weekly sports clinics are held at Comanche Park with the goal of teaching kids sports skills to give them confidence in various sports. Those who play a high school sport are far more likely to graduate high school, but many kids don’t try out for teams because they are afraid of failing. Our aim is to help them learn basic skills associated with many different sports to give them the confidence to try out for a varsity sports team. This goal is secondary though, to our primary goal of building relationships with the kids so that they might see who God is through us and so that we might have the opportunity to share the gospel with them. Every sports clinic ends with the kids gathered around a cooler of Gatorade, getting hydrated and hearing stories about our Savior.
Adoption Ministry – We seek to encourage the adoption of children through practical assistance, prayer, and financial support.
ONEHOPE918 - This ministry and website – www.onehope918 is based on Psalm 9:18 which says, “For the needy will not always be forgotten,
Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.” We are seeking to 1) Raise awareness locally about what is happening in the sex slave trade in our city, state, country and world. 2) Seeking to prevent the sex slave trade by targeting girls who are at risk locally with mentoring relationships that incarnate the love of god. 3) Moving towards participating in rescue and aftercare of girls that are involved in the sex slave trade.
Block Ministry - We want to meet our neighbors! Springs of Grace Bible Church is surrounded by houses and other residences. Each summer we make a point to send interns door-to-door to meet people who may never have been invited to church before; to pray for those who need it, and ultimately to develop lasting relationships with those whom the Lord would reach with His gospel and His love.
Coaching Ministry – We encourage coaches to coach with their eyes towards raising up and recognizing players with hearts for God that the Lord might draw to be a part of the intern ministry or preacher school.
Mission Memorization – Mission Memorization is a Wednesday night program that runs year round during the adult Bible study and prayer meeting hour. The focus is on teaching kids to hide God’s word in their hearts. We sing songs, learn a verse, play games to help us remember the verse, and hear a story expanding on the concepts of the verse.
One Hope - One Hope seeks to use practical demonstrations of love as the means to open the door for the gospel so that the city of Tulsa might be transformed for Christ in a way that brings only God the glory. The One Hope Academy is committed to using research-based and relationship-oriented strategies to intervene in the lives of families affected by poverty, racism, gangs, violence, substance abuse, and the educational crisis in our city. The One Hope Academy is a school for at risk students in Middle School and High School. For more details go to www.onehopeministry.org
Vacation Bible School – VBS reaches kids from all ages and backgrounds. Many of us remember the significant spiritual truths we learned through various VBS programs we attended as children. For some, those truths were revisited later in life and led to a saving faith. VBS is about planting seeds and trusting God to water them. At Springs of Grace Bible Church, we try to host as many VBS programs as we can each summer. Our interns head it up and the youth often volunteer as well. Our church family is faithful to support this by providing snacks and supplies (and their children!) We pick kids up from neighboring houses, and from north Tulsa. The week is filled with games and crafts and Bible stories. It is a joy for us to host these events. God is faithful to bring children each summer, and we are blessed to be used by Him in their lives.
Preacher School – We desire to train and develop men with hungry hearts for God to study the Bible, to see the glory of God as central in all the Scriptures and all of life, to build a deeper discipline in study as a pursuit of knowing God in hopes of preparing these men for greater ministry opportunities now and in the future.
Teaching Ministry – We are committed to the sound teaching of the Bible to all ages through Bible classes on Sunday mornings.
Women’s Ministry – We teach the Word of God to women and seek to encourage them in order to help them to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands and to have a passion for the glory of God in all things.
Youth Ministry – We are dedicated to helping Jr. and Senior High School youth develop a passion for God through the study of God’s Word, fellowship with other like-minded and God-centered youth, and ministry to the church and unbelievers. We seek to have our youth staff and our youth activities model radically God-centered lives and reflect biblical priorities in the hopes that our youth will grow up living for great causes not great comforts.
One Hope Academy -
Why does the One Hope Academy exist?
At One Hope Academy, we believe that everything we do is motivated by the fact that God is the greatest treasure of the universe. As a result, the education students receive at One Hope Academy has the ultimate purpose of helping them to see the value and glory of God and to live a life of love for God and neighbor.
What makes the One Hope Academy special?
We believe the most effective way to educate is in the context of strong relationships. Our staff places a high priority on building relationships with students and commits to spending time mentoring students outside of school.
We are committed to utilizing the best and most current research in the way we structure school policies, expectations, and lesson plans.
Commitment to excellence
We want students to pursue excellence not just success both in and outside of the classroom. We are never satisﬁed with a student being anything less than the absolute best he can be. We believe, “Pretty good is not good enough.”
We recognize that there are no shortcuts to achieving the goal of each of our students attending college and becoming a compassionate, productive member of our community. Students have to spend more time learning, more time reading, and give more effort than they have ever have before.
Focus on people over programs
We believe that what makes the One Hope Academy a special and successful organization is not primarily clever instructional plans or groundbreaking innovation. It is our commitment to employ high quality staff who are also people of integrity, compassion, and commitment.
We are committed to doing whatever it takes to help a student succeed. That is why we offer counseling services and work to the best of our ability to help students ﬁnd other services they require.
Focus on reading
We recognize the crucial role reading plays in education and are committed to ensuring that each one of our students becomes a reader for life. We intentionally structure our school days, lesson plans, ﬁeld trips, and educational priorities with each student’s growth as a reader as a central focus.
Learning for the world
We believe that what separates the One Hope Academy from many other quality private schools is our commitment to inspire our students to learn for the world. By that we mean our students are not just learning and working hard so they can be one day be successful personally, but they are learning and working hard so they can become leaders and philanthropists in our community and around the world.