Each Sunday, your child will learn the Bible and how it relates to Jesus in an age-appropriate way.
We are blessed to have lots of teachers at Britton Christian Church. There are those who teach as their profession. Men and women who pour their hearts and souls into young people in schools all across our city. There are also others who teach, not because it’s their profession, but because somewhere along the way they discovered the joy of learning and they want others to share in the same joy. For each of us, we can think back through our lives and immediately names and faces of teachers who were most influential come to mind. It might have been a music teacher who unlocked a hidden world of sounds, melodic structure, and soaring emotion that was stirred deep within us. It could have been a math teacher who transformed cold numbers and equations into exquisite pieces of art. Someone who felt the same way as the famous French mathematician, Henri Poincaré, who was able to show his students the sheer beauty of mathematics. He said to ignore the experience of math “would be to forget the feeling of mathematical beauty, of the harmony of numbers and forms, of geometric elegance. This is a true esthetic feeling that all real mathematicians know…” It’s possible you could be thinking of an English teacher who introduced you to the poetry and prose of Shakespeare, Hemingway’s “The Old Man and The Sea,” the thought provoking works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the Harlem Renaissance writings of Langston Hughes, or the social commentary of the novelist Jane Austen. The fields of study that are before us are limitless, but without a teacher to lead us, guide us, and show us how to enter those worlds and interpret what we are learning, they will simply go undiscovered. Read more
It was a week that was more than amazing! The BCC Tennis Academy Summer Camp is now over, but the fun has only begun. We’ll be hitting the courts throughout the year teaching kids to “Love God. Make Friends. Play Tennis!” I took over 1000 pictures during the week, but I’ve pulled 40 for you to enjoy. Click “read more” to see our beautiful kids in action! Read more
God has placed within the heart, hands, and soul of men incredible power to heal or hurt, build up or tear down, comfort or crush, and serve or enslave. Throughout history we can see glaring examples of both extremes. When men decide to do something… good or bad, something happens.
In Ezekiel’s day society was facing a crisis and the Lord looked for a man to stand in the gap and make a difference, but none was found. Turn to Ezekiel 22:23 and let’s begin reading there. Read more
We served up our first day of the BCC Tennis Academy Summer Camp this morning at 9 am at Heritage Hall High School. We had 54 kids join us on the courts for a morning of loving God, making friends, and playing tennis. This is our fourth Summer Tennis Camp and each year it has grown. There are so many people to thank for making this important ministry possible. Our coaches are making a huge impact on the lives of so many kids!
Each day of camp the kids get plenty of time to learn the game of tennis. We also take a break at 10:15 am for snacks, morning devotional led by a different speaker each day, and our verse of the day. We are planting God’s Word in their hearts and helping them to apply it to life both on and off the court. Sarah Roberts, the OU Women’s Softball team chaplain, will be with us on Friday morning to share the story I shared on Sunday morning with our kids. We’d love to have you come out about 10 am to meet Sarah and cheer on our kids.
I’ve included some pictures from our morning that will bring a huge smile to your face. Click on “read more” and it will take you to them. Thanks again for blessing us with the resources we need to be able to make our tennis ministry possible.
In His Steps,
Mike Read more
Our world is overflowing with orphans. Some kids are discarded and abandoned by their parents. Other kids are torn from their parents by war, unexpected death, genocide, or family problems. Just about one year ago we were blessed to witness the baptism of our brother Bakwish. Bakwish is from Sierra Leone and he was just a small child when civil war broke out in his country. Some of you may have seen the movie, Blood Diamond. If you did then I’m sure you cringed as you witnessed the atrocities that took place. Bakwish and his family suffered under the havoc and mayhem as the rebels killed and maimed thousands upon the thousands of their own people. Read more