I’ll admit that the experience with my wonderful church family greatly influences my opinions. Today is only one example of why I wish every day could be Sunday. Baptisms We ended our first service, began our second service and ended our second service with baptisms. As a worship planner, I have said many times that […]
Last Sunday, we combined our morning services at Park Plaza, allowing some members to worship together for the very first time. The Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center provided an impressive location for the church to assemble. Encouraging members to get involved and connect with others can be challenging, especially in large churches. However, helping members […]
I cannot tell you how many times I have relished the thought that I’m the most blessed person on the planet. After all, I grew up in a wonderful, loving family. Those of you who have similar backgrounds know exactly what I’m talking about. There are countless people who do not enjoy such a story. […]
Have you experienced cardboard testimonies at your church? It’s a simple and powerful way to celebrate God’s transforming power at work in the lives of your church family. There was not a dry eye in the house as we shared this moving time of testimonies to the backdrop of the song, “It’s what the Lord […]
It has been my experience that many churches enjoy outstanding preaching while their singing and worship leaves much to be desired. Even though we prioritize, expect and reward quality preaching, our Sunday morning assemblies do not have to be an “either-or” proposition. After all, assemblies should be transforming encounters, as described in the book, “A […]
I recently re-posted this quote: “The true greatness of any church is not how many it seats, but how many it sends.” How invigorating it is to see these mission groups being sent on a regular basis from our home congregation.
(Pictured: Sculptures at the La Familia in Barcelona Spain.) At Park Plaza in Tulsa, Oklahoma, we are planning four services on Easter morning: One at 7 AM. Another at 8:30 AM. Then we’ll have two simultaneous services at 11:00 AM. What do you have planned at your church?
This shot was taken in October of 2008, before we were members at Park Plaza. After conducting a Praise & Harmony Workshop in Tulsa, they invited us to lead worship for a combined assembly they planned in the brand new Convention Center. When a congregation has multiple services, it’s always encouraging to gather the entire […]
While we were traveling on our longest mission trip to date, including New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, Joe and Carol Peery represented the Praise & Harmony ministry at Park Plaza’s Ministry Fair this month. We appreciate the Peerys so much for assisting in this ministry!
The Park Plaza Church family refuses to be limited to the four-walls of the church building. Although we enjoy meaningful, enthusiastic assemblies on 51st Street in Tulsa, the clear emphasis of Mitch Wilburn’s messages (and the elders’ leadership) is to spread God’s love to the entire world. Individuals and families are encouraged to participate in […]