The 55 + ministry at IBC exists to help provide direction and support for the spiritual, emotional, social and physical well-being of those in our church and community who are fifty-five years and over. We realize that our mature believers have so many years of experience to offer in ministry to the local church. We also realize that we are all continuing the Christian growth process. It is the desire of the 55+ ministry to be both a catalyst for ministry opportunities and to be a resource for the growing believer. May God be glorified as we grow and work together in ministry and in fellowship with one another.
Opportunities in 55+ Ministry:
TNT: The TNT or Time N Talent is a very informal time of fellowship, friends and of course, food. This monthly noon luncheon takes place on the 3rd Monday of each month in the fellowship hall. The menu is always deliciously prepared by our church chef and the program is always interesting and varied in content. A small fee is required for the meal.
Game Day: Game day is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month. This is just a great time of fellowship for all as we play a variety of table games. We meet at 10 am and then finish the meeting together by eating pizza together. This is a free event.
Day Trips and Week-Long Trips: Our 55 + group stays very active visiting various places in Oklahoma and all around the US. An Alaskan cruise, New York City, Great Smokey Mountains, Grand Canyon, and the deep south are some of the recent trips we’ve taken. We usually take a day trip somewhere here in Oklahoma every other month. Please sign up to receive our monthly newsletter to find out where we are going next!
JOY Choir: This group is our 55+ choir. We meet every Wednesday afternoon at 4 pm in the choir room. We sing regularly at local nursing homes and other venues throughout the year. The ability to read music or even have a great singing voice is NOT required. The only requirement is a desire to minister to others and enjoy making a joyful noise to the Lord. If you love to sing, the fellowship is wonderful and this is the place for you.
Other ministry activities: Other opportunities for the 55+ include such things as weekly Sunday School classes, discipleship groups, mission trips, ministry to homebound members, supporting children’s ministries, ladies stretch class, and many more weekly, monthly and yearly activities.
If you wish to stay informed about what’s happening in the 55+ ministry by subscribing to our monthly newsletter, we would be glad to place your name on our mailing list. Send your name and address to Candyce Green at Candyce@ibcshawnee.org or call the church office at 273.2105