Weekly Stories

Stories are featured on the back of the worship folder each Sunday

Changes at Hospitals to Affect Pastoral Care

The ministers and deacons of First Baptist Tulsa consider it a sacred honor to visit and pray with our church members during times of hospitalization.

Walking Through Life Together

When I first moved to Tulsa and joined First Baptist, I was newly married, starting graduate school and desiring connections with other Christian women. On a whim, I signed up for Mentoring at First. All I wanted out of it was a friend, but God graciously gave me so much more. Over the next 6 months, my mentor and I met—often over strong coffee—and walked through life together (and had a lot of fun while doing it). It was this friendship that sparked many other connections that have truly made First Baptist feel like a church family. Each year that I participate in Mentoring at First, I’m in awe at the way God works through these intentional relationships for His glory and our good...

GriefShare Begins on January 14

If you’re grieving the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. Grief can leave us feeling isolated. You may be filled with questions but with few places to turn for compassionate and practical support.

After the loss of her mom, Stephanie Turney joined GriefShare. At first, Stephanie questioned whether or not a grief support group was really for her. “My sweet friend encouraged me all the same, and told me that I could just sit and listen—I didn’t need to say anything if I didn’t feel like it...”

Develop Night!

Wednesday Nights at First are now called “Develop” nights. As a church, we exist to develop Jesus followers who become difference makers for a world of people far from God. One great way to develop as a follower of Jesus is to join us on Wednesday nights. We offer classes that are intentionally designed to help equip you with resources for growth as a follower of Jesus, who can better engage a world of people far from God...

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

One of our most beloved Christmas hymns, O Come, All Ye Faithful, was written and then translated by two men living 100 years apart. John Frances Wade wrote the music and penned the lyrics in Latin in 1743. As the song was passed down among Christian musicians, Rev. Frederick Oakeley, being deeply moved by the lyrics almost 100 years after they were written, translated them from Latin to English for his London church. He worked to perfect the translation and in 1845, Adeste fidelis, laete triumphantes, in Oakeley’s finished translation was sung, O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant! We sing these same beautiful words today!

End-of-Year Giving Report

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Busyness tries to capture most of our attention during the last month of the year, but the gift of God in Jesus redirects believers and spurs generosity among His people. Your participation in the financial support of First Baptist Tulsa matters! Giving your tithes and offerings through your local church is an important part of developing as a Jesus follower and First offers many opportunities to give time, talent and money...

Serving Refugees in Jordan

Last week, I had the joy of leading our third team on mission for Jesus serving refugees in Jordan. Jordan is the temporary home of millions who have fled war and terrorism from Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Our mission partner in Jordan, Global Hope Network International, labors every day to bring hope and healing for refugees across the Middle East...

Foundation Donates to Habitat House

Legacy is defined as anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. A legacy can be anything that puts a stamp on the future and serves as a contribution to future generations. People want to leave a legacy because they want to feel that their life mattered and has an impact beyond their years on earth...

Missions Month Continued

Along with our Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) partnerships, First Baptist Tulsa partners with other missional agencies around the world in places where God is at work, places we can send short-term mission teams from First to aid in that work.

Just this past week, we sent a team to serve alongside our partner, Global Hope Network in Jordan. Team members ministered to refugees by visiting their homes and delivering care packages containing a one month supply of food staples. They were also able to spend time with these families listening and offering prayer...

November is Missions Month

In November, we highlight and celebrate missions at First Baptist Tulsa. Every year we set a goal to give sacrificially towards a year-end missions offering. For 2019, that goal is $235,000, and every penny of that will go out of our church to the mission field. But how is that money spent?

Sixty percent of what is given through the missions offering goes to fund missions work through the International Mission Board (IMB). Currently, the IMB employs 3,678 missionaries living and working among the 4.5 billion unreached people in the world. Tens of thousands of people are coming to Christ, being baptized and discipled because of Southern Baptists’ collective efforts of giving through the IMB...

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