NEXT STEPS

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Starting Line

Have your children been asking questions about accepting Christ or being baptized?

 
 

If so, we welcome you to attend “Starting Line” and find out what every child needs to know about Jesus, Faith, Heaven, Baptism, and Spiritual Growth. This is a one day night class where parents and children (grades K through 6) can learn together what it means to follow Jesus and to be baptized.  We really believe this class is vital to the spiritual development of every family and child and we strongly encourage you to take this opportunity.

For dates and times you can go to our Next Steps desk or email zack.archer@solacechurch.com.

You can sign up for our next class on the form below.

 

BAPTISM

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We celebrate Baptisms during all of our Next Steps Sundays.

 
 

We believe that baptism is an important next step for every believer. At Solace, we practice water baptism by full immersion. Baptism is a great way to publicly show your faith in Christ and is a great symbol of the new life for every believer.

 
 

 

For more information about Baptism, please email us at:

info@solacechurch.com

 

CHILD DEDICATION

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We celebrate Child Dedications during all of our Next Steps Sundays.

 

 

We believe that children are a gift from God and making the decision to commit to raising them in a Godly way is a great next step for parents. Child dedication is a chance for parents to publicly dedicate their lives to stewarding the gift that God has given them. At Solace, we are are committed to partnering with parents to assist them on their parenting journey.

 

 
 

For more information about Child Dedication, please email us at

info@solacechurch.com.

 

MEMBERSHIP

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We celebrate Membership during all of our Next Steps Sundays.

 

The difference between “attenders” and “members” can be summed up in one word. Commitment.  An attender is a consumer.  A member is a contributor.

At Solace Church we place a high value on commitment and we would love for you to join as an official member. As a member, you are committing to attend regularly, serve faithfully, give generously, and support the vision of Solace Church.

 

To become a member Solace Church requires you to attend Dinner With The Pastor and Connect Night.

 

For more information about Membership, please email us at:

info@solacechurch.com.

 

CONNECTION STEPS

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DINNER WITH THE PASTOR

If you are new to Solace, or you haven't been through a previous connect class (Entry Point or Growth Track), then this night is just for you.  Dinner With The Pastor is a night to have a sit down meal with Interim Pastor Jay and discover the history and beliefs of Solace Church.  The evening will begin at 6pm and childcare is provided.

 

If you have any questions about Dinner With The Pastor, please email us at info@solacechurch.com.

CONNECT NIGHT

At Solace Church, we believe it is important to get connected.  Connect Night is an evening event that gives you the opportunity to meet the staff, learn more about ministries, and get connected at Solace Church.  The night begins at 6pm and childcare is provided.  There will be dinner and drinks provided for everyone, including the kids.

 

If you have any questions about Connect Night, please email us at info@solacechurch.com.

 

STAND IN THE GAP

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Through Stand in the Gap, we do not offer handouts. Instead, through healthy relationships, education, and prayer, Oklahomans in need are empowered to break unhealthy patterns in their lives and achieve self-reliance.

Through Stand in the Gap, we focus on serving three distinct populations; orphans, widows and prisoners. Since 1997, we have been developing focus programs aimed at empowering our target populations by addressing their unique life situations. But at the heart of every program is our belief that people experience healing in relationship with God.

The idea is simple.

Through Stand in the Gap, people in need are connected with people who care.

 

Programs


Through Life Launch, we are investing in the lives of at-risk young people. Our staff and volunteers support youth “wherever they are” and encourage them on their journey to independence and self-sufficiency.

After a training period, a team of volunteers meet with a young adult who is aging out of foster care at least twice a month. Volunteers initially focus on getting to know their young friend. Then, the team begins to help the youth vocalize his or her goals and chart a path to achieving them. Our community connections mean that volunteers never give hand-outs, instead, with a healthy and trusting relationship as a base, they connect youth to the resources they need to give themselves a hand up.

Our goal for each of our Life Launch youth is to see them move toward healthy independence with the support of positive, healthy, stable relationships.

Our society and our churches do not know how to care for a widow in her grief. Sure, there are casseroles and sympathy cards for the first few weeks… But what about one year, three years, or ten years later?

Many widows feel like they are in a “fog” after their husband’s death. They often lose friendships, experience financial hardship, or struggle with illness themselves. The realities of life as a widow usually bring their own, fresh grief.

But being a widow does not have to mean being alone.

Stand in the Gap empowers the church to come around widows and support them in practical and emotional ways. Whether hosting regular widows-only social gatherings, providing practical home maintenance education, or facilitating small groups of widows in relationship with each other, Stand in the Gap provides tested and proven methods to help widows adjust to life after loss.

Women in Transition is a three-stage program.

First, SITGM Women in Transition staff (all formerly incarcerated women) teach our Women in Transition curriculum inside seven Oklahoma prisons and jails. Our course facilitators share their personal stories as well as practical education about: 1) anger management, 2) the power of “no”, 3) characteristics of co-dependency, 4) dealing with stress, 5) communication skills, 6) facing addiction, and more.

Second, after a woman is released, our course facilitators provide one-on-one mentorship support to ensure that course graduates are willing to follow through on their commitment to life change.

Lastly (and this is where you come in!) SITGM recruits and trains a small group of volunteers to come around a woman who is actively pursuing a healthy life after incarceration. Women in Transition volunteers commit to meet in their small group at least twice a month, for a minimum of one year. A Stand in the Gap small group walks with a woman through her transition process, offering encouragement, mentoring, and most importantly, providing prayer support.

Since 1997, only 3% of women who have completed the entire Stand in the Gap program have returned to incarceration. (Nationally 67% of people who have been incarcerated will return to prison or jail within three years.)