The Church: With You For Life

The Church: With You For Life

Kristin came into the world on a cold February day in 1989. Our little girl! Compared to her older brother, she seemed so tiny! She grew up, went to college, got a degree in ministry, and now serves our senior adults as well as our prison ministry. 

I've discovered this year she's a great writer, too, and I thought you might enjoy hearing from her today!

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Disagreement & Respect

Disagreement & Respect

The greatest concern in my ministry leader life right now is helping my church know what they believe and learn to articulate it with gentleness and respect. I may be holding onto the impossible, but it still seems doable to be clear about what you believe, but do it with kindness while remaining friends with those who see things differently than you do. 

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The Church of Tomorrow

The Church of Tomorrow

In December 1956, the First Christian Church of Oklahoma City moved from their beautiful cathedral on NW 10th Street in downtown Oklahoma City to their new, very modern campus at NW 36th and Walker. Both buildings are still standing as architectural gems of the past.

The original building was constructed in 1911 and was certainly a cathedral; it was referred to as “neoclassical architecture with a stone exterior” and featured a gold-domed roof that rivaled our domeless state capital. That building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

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You Are Loved

You Are Loved

Sitting in my church each weekend, you will find far too many people who encountered a church in their past that made them feel as if they were unlovable and that it was a permanent condition. For as long as I live, I will never understand why so many churches, church people, and pastors are so afraid of love and grace.

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Happy Birthday, Church!

Happy Birthday, Church!

In July of 1983, I made one of the most important decisions of my life: I became the husband of Kim Townsdin. Today, a little over thirty-five and a half years have passed, and life has taken us on a journey we could have never planned or predicted. One thing is sure, Crossings Community Church would not be what it is today were it not for her impact on my life and the life of our church. I'm so excited for you to hear from Kim! Enjoy!

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