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Our Story

The OU Baptist Collegiate Ministry has been going back to Glen Eyrie for decades and now has the opportunity to return in 2022!

The opportunity to get away to to the mountains and spend uninterrupted time seeking and knowing God has always been a very important part of the ministry.

This is an incredible week of worship, community, nature, friendship, and growth.  There will be main sessions from incredible speakers and breakout workshops for different topics of interest. All this is accompanied by plenty of scheduled and freeform fun.

 

Meet The Team

The Schedule

Sunday

3:00-4:00

Group Arrival/Check-in & Hospitality Suite (Carriage House) 

 

6:15-6:45

Small Group Leader Meeting (Carriage House Dining Room) 

 

5:00-6:00

Silver Wristbands: First Dinner Shift (King James Dining Room) 

 

6:15-7:15

Black Wristbands: Second Dinner Shift (King James Dining Room) 

 

7:45-9:45

Session 1 with Max Barnett (Great Hall)

9:50-10:45

Small Groups

Groups 1-10: Meet in Castle 303 

Groups 11-14: Meet in Castle 202 

Groups 15-20: Meet in the Castle First Floor Foyer/Lobby 

Groups 21-36: Meet on the Castle Terrace (outside) 

Campus ministers & non-student guests: Meet in the Castle Great Hall 

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Director of the Baptist Student Union campus ministry at the University of Oklahoma for 37 year. He has developed disciples who go on to do the same and build disciple makers for life.  The effect with college students has helped many churches and many campuses across the U.S.A. and overseas

 
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Aaron Wardle is a Creative/Pastor out of Boulder, Colorado. With a fondness for words, deep affection for roots rock and a tendency for bouts of reckless laughter, he prides himself on his emotional range and diversity in creative expression.

Monday

7:30-8:15

Silver Wristbands: First Breakfast Shift (King James Dining Room)
Black Wristbands: Time Alone With God

 

8:30-9:15

Black Wristbands: Second Breakfast Shift (King James Dining Room)
Silver Wristbands:  Time Alone With God 

 

9:30-10:30

Session 2 with John Hess (Great Hall) 

 

10:30-11:00

Break

 

11:00-12:00

Session 3 with Mike Jordahl (Great Hall) 

 

12:00

Lunch (Castle Terrace) 

 

1:00-5:00

Free Time 

 

5:00-6:00

Silver Wristbands: First Dinner Shift (King James Dining Room) 

 

6:15-7:15

Black Wristbands: Second Dinner Shift (King James Dining Room) 

7:30-8:00

Worship

 

8:15-9:15

Workshops

 

9:30

 Square Dance

 

Tuesday - Free day

7:00

Skiers depart Glen Eyrie (Carriage House Parking Lot)

 

7:30-8:45

Breakfast (King James Dining Room) 

 

12:00

Lunch (Castle Terrace) 

 

5:00-6:00

Black Wristbands: First Dinner Shift (King James Dining Room) 

 

6:15-7:15

Silver Wristbands: Second Dinner Shift (King James Dining Room) 

 

8:30

(Optional) Worship Night (Great Hall)

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Nick Sanders is the Worship Leader for Summit Church Norman. 

Tori Kitchel is a singer for the worship group known as Common Worship.

Dr. Etheredge is the lead pastor at First Baptist Colleyville, in Colleyville, Texas, He is also the President and founder of DiscipleFirst Ministries, and the author of Morning Thrive, an online daily devotional. Dr. Etheredge earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Discipleship at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Etheredge and his wife Liz have two daughters, Leah Beth and Abbie, and one son-in-law, Campbell.

Wednesday

7:30-8:15

Black Wristbands: First Breakfast Shift (King James Dining Room)
Silver Wristbands: Time Alone With God 

 

8:30-9:15

Silver Wristbands: Second Breakfast Shift (King James Dining Room)
Black Wristbands: Time Alone With God 

 

9:30-11:00

Session 4 with Dr. Craig Etheredge (Great Hall)

Bio:

 

11:15-12:15

Workshops 

 

12:15

Lunch (Castle Terrace) 

 

1:15-5:00

Free Time 

 

1:30-3:00

Ultimate Cow Tongue (Rec Field)

(Ultimate Frisbee played with a real cow tongue. Experience something only a few true
Oklahomans have ever mastered.) 

 

5:00-6:00

Black Wristbands: First Dinner Shift (King James Dining Room) 

 

6:15-7:15

Silver Wristbands: Second Dinner Shift (King James Dining Room) 

 

7:30-9:00

Session 5 with Dr. Craig Etheredge (Great Hall) 

 

9:15-10:15

Small Groups 

 
 

Thursday

7:30-8:15

Silver Wristbands: First Breakfast Shift (King James Dining Room)
Black Wristbands: Time Alone With God 

 

8:30-9:15

Black Wristbands: Second Breakfast Shift (King James Dining Room)
Silver Wristbands: Time Alone With God 

 

9:30-11:00

Session 6 with Dr. Craig Etheredge (Great Hall) 

 

11:15

Group Picture (Castle Terrace) 

 

11:30-12:30

Workshops 

 

12:30

Lunch with Small Groups (Castle Terrace)

 

1:30-5:00

Free Time 

 

2:00

(Optional) Men’s Fellowship (Meet at Old Schoolhouse) 

(Optional) Women’s Fellowship (Meet in Great Hall) 

 

5:00-6:00

Silver Wristbands: First Dinner Shift (King James Dining Room) 

 

6:15-7:15

Black Wristbands: Second Dinner Shift (King James Dining Room) 

 

7:30-8:45

Session 7 with Dr. Craig Etheredge (Great Hall) 

 

9:00

Glen Live: A variety show with some talent but lots of fun! (Great Hall)

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The area now known as Garden of the Gods was first called Red Rock Corral by the Europeans. Then, in August 1859, two surveyors who helped to set up Colorado City explored the site. One of the surveyors, M. S. Beach, suggested that it would be a "capital place for a beer garden". His companion, the young Rufus Cable, awestruck by the impressive rock formations, exclaimed, "Beer Garden! Why, it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods"

 
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Glen Eyrie is an English Tudor-style castle built in 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs. This house was his and his wife's dream home, and is near Colorado Springs in the northwest foothills just north of the Garden of the Gods rock formations (now a city park). 

Friday

7:00-7:45

Black Wristbands: First Breakfast Shift (King James Dining Room)
Silver Wristbands: Time Alone With God 

 

8:00-8:45

Silver Wristbands: Second Breakfast Shift (King James Dining Room)
Black Wristbands: Time Alone With God 

 

9:00

Load up Transportation

 

10:00

Depart and start looking forward to next spring break..

 
 

Sunday

Dinner

Rice Bowl, Tofu, Chicken, Cilantro, Basil, Sweet Chili Sauce, Yum Yum Sauce
Chili / Garlic Green Beans
Salad w/ Dressings
Vanilla & Chocolate Cake

Monday

Breakfast

Breads, Pastries, Scrambled Eggs, Paprika Potatoes, Sausage, 
Cereal Bar
Assorted Juice, Coffee, Hot Tea and Milk

 

Lunch

Chicken Fried Rice   Stir Fry Vegetables Rice Buns

 

Dinner

Pasta Bolognese 
   Steamed Broccoli
Salad w/ Dressings
Rolls
Assorted Cookies

 

Tuesday

Breakfast

Waffles w/ Strawberry Sauce, Scrambled Eggs Chorizo

Cereal Bar, Whole Fruit
Assorted Juice, Coffee, hot tea and Milk

 

Lunch

Taco Bar with Ground Beef, Tortillas, Cilantro, Salsa, Mexican Cheese & Lettuce Tortilla Chips, Salsa, Black Beans Salad w/ Dressings Italian and Ranch Dressings
 

Dinner

Chili w/ Beans
Roasted Potatoes
Salad w/ Dressings
Rolls 
Brownies

 

Wednesday

Breakfast

Cheddar / Chive Scrambled Eggs, Potato Tots, Link Sausage
Cereal Bar, Whole Fruit
Assorted Juice, Coffee, hot tea and Milk

Lunch

Chicken with Cilantro, Peppers, Tomatoes & Black Beans
Spanish Rice
Salad w/ Dressings
Whole fruit

Dinner

BBQ Pork, Cole Slaw, Brioche Buns, 
              Sauteed Squash & Zucchini
   Vegan Baked Beans
Vanilla Banana Pudding

Thursday

Breakfast

Pancakes w/ Berries & Syrup, Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes
Cereal Bar, Whole Fruit
Assorted Juice, Coffee, hot tea and Milk

Lunch

Chicken Nuggets w/ Sauces
Mac n’ Cheese
Salad w/ Dressings
Whole fruit

 

Dinner

Roasted Pork Loin w/ Herbed Jus 
              Mashed Potatoes
   Haricot Vert
Chocolate Pudding

 

Breakfast

Omelets, Ham, Fried Potatoes
Cereal Bar, Whole Fruit
Assorted Juice, Coffee, hot tea and Milk

 

 

The Workshops

 

Monday

The Gospel Comes with an Apartment Key

(Carriage House Granary)

CJ Boone, OSU BCM Staff, Stillwater, OK
Why hospitality is important in the Christian life and how to do it well in college. We will talk through some of the biblical principles of hospitality, how it relates to sharing the gospel, and how to apply it to college life.

Get a Grip! Choosing Faith over Fear

(Big Horn Lodge Lower Meeting Room)
Rhonda Gayle, Director of Kids' and Women's Ministries at Hope Church, Fort Worth, TX
When life starts swirling around you and you begin to feel overwhelmed, sometimes you just have to get a grip and hang on as God takes you through the chaos. Learn some very practical ways to "choose faith" in the middle of uncertain and trying circumstances.

 

Discipling in Deep Waters

(Carriage House Loft)
John Strappazon, Trajectory Ministries, Fort Worth, TX
The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. Proverbs 20:5 “One size fits all” discipleship really fits none. People are unique and helping them walk with Jesus requires some insight into the individual. Get some ideas on how to impart the basics while encouraging discovery and development of each person’s God given uniqueness.

A Mighty Man and His Mission

(Oaks Lodge Meeting Room)
Chris Haynes, College Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church, Norman, OK
We all want to know our purpose, why we are here and what we should be doing. In this workshop we will look at several Scriptures that God gives us in His Word that clearly direct men to their mission. 

 

What’s On Your Mind?

(Carriage House Dining)
Dr. Jennifer Slater, Lecturer, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
This workshop will look at the power of your thought life and give you Biblical insight and hope as to how to change negative patterns, enforce truth, and identify and fight the lies that we often believe about ourselves and God.

 

You Are Not the Center of God’s Universe (And Other Beautiful Truths about the Gospel and God’s Mission in His World)

(Castle 303)
Gavin Hart, Minister of Student Discipleship at Christ Community Church, OKC, OK
Have you ever seriously thought through what the Bible says about missions? Why do we need missions, and what is our role in it? These questions (and many others like them) are not just for elite 'special' Christians or academics, but are intimately connected to our understanding of the gospel and our relationship with God and every person we will ever meet. In other words, it's relevant to everyone. Come join the discussion and learn some foundational principles of God's mission and truth about your role in it all.

 

Wednesday

Christ is Greater: Christology from Hebrews to Equip Believers for Discipleship

(Carriage House Granary)
Garrett Slater, Minister to College Students, Bethel Baptist Church, Norman, OK
As we follow Jesus, and make disciples our Christology matters. It impacts what we teach, how we develop spiritual disciplines for ourselves, and how we encourage others to follow Christ. In this breakout we will focus on the book of Hebrews to give us a clear picture of the work of Christ today and how we as believers are to worship, evangelize, make disciples, and live on mission.

 

How to Help People Who Are Struggling

(Big Horn Lodge Lower Meeting Room)
John-Mark Hart, Pastor, Christ Community Church, Oklahoma City, OK
Everybody has problems. Some of us are struggling with relationships, school, work, or money. Some are struggling with depression, anxiety, or anger. Some are struggling with sin, doubt, or spiritual discouragement. Jesus enters into our struggles to help us by his grace, and he invites us to join him in this work by helping one another. In this workshop, we will learn biblical principles and practical skills for helping people who are struggling.

 

Understanding and Living the Upside Down Kingdom

(Oaks Lodge Meeting Room)
Bobby Pruett, Former State Director of Colorado Christian Challenge, Boulder, CO
As followers of Jesus our allegiance first and foremost is to his upside down kingdom rather than to any country on earth. This frame of reference connects us to Jesus and others in a purposeful way. We will discuss applications in the area of evangelism and more.

 

Sharing Your Faith in Workplace or Where Witnessing Is Discouraged or Prohibited

(Great Hall)
Jerry White, Former President of the Navigators

We will discuss how to witness in places where it is viewed as proselytizing or opposed.... such as in the secular workplace, the military or even among your close friends who are not open to Jesus. I will share from my experience as an Air Force General, scientist in the field of space and military, and as leader of the Navigators

 

Sharing the Gospel

(Carriage House Hayloft)
Matthew Beasley, Pastor at Hope Community Church, Norman, OK
Telling others about Jesus is a key component of our discipleship, and yet for a variety of reasons it can be one of the most neglected parts of the Christian life. In this workshop we'll discuss how we can be people who joyfully and actively share the gospel, and we'll talk about some principles and tools for effective evangelism.

 

Am I Called? How Do I Get Ready?

(Carriage Room)
Micah Englehart, Former OU BCM Staff, Fort Worth, TX
God sets some people apart for unique roles or seasons of ministry in his kingdom, usually foregoing other career opportunities. If you have a sense that God might be calling you to focused work and leadership in his kingdom, this breakout is for you. College minister, pastor, missionary, counselor, teacher, lay leader ... whatever is on the table, we'll talk about how to get clarity in your calling and then, how to faithfully prepare for the life God wants you to live.

 

Thursday

What Goes into Decision Making and Discovering God’s Will?

(Carriage House Hayloft)
Shane Kammerer, OU BCM Director, Norman, OK
With so much change and uncertainty today, how are we supposed to make wise decisions and know what God wants us to do? Come learn some strategies and techniques for helping you to understand what God is calling you to.

 

The Devil’s Tactics and How to Win against His Lies

(Carriage House Granary)
Noble & Cassidy Paddyaker, OU BCM Staff, Norman, OK
Do you ever feel like you’re the only one you know who is dealing with anxiety? Would you say that your responsibilities are too hard to handle? When it’s time to get some work done, do you often find yourself too tired? Satan is a liar! He tries all he can to stop us from moving forward in our walk with God and handling our responsibilities well. Learn his tactics and win against his lies!

 

Unchanging God, Ever-Changing World

(Carriage House Dinning)
Wanda Strappazon, Trajectory Ministries, Fort Worth, TX
The world is constantly changing around us. With COVID, political and physical wars, social issues,  as well as the challenges of everyday life, we may experience feelings of uncertainty or even despair. Find help and hope in the resources of our unchanging God.

 

The Gospel According To Post Malone (& Your Other Favorite Rappers)

(Great Hall)
Paul Lewis, OSU BCM Director, Stillwater, OK
This workshop will take an in-depth look at the message, advice, and worldviews of your favorite rappers and see how they intersect the message of the Bible. Learn to take what you hear and examine the Scriptures to see if it’s true (Acts 17:11).

 

The Least of These and the Great Commission

(Castle 202)
Bethany Pruett, OU BCM Staff, Norman, OK & Robby Pruett, Director of QJoy International, Boulder, CO
How helping those who are overlooked or ignored can open doors for the gospel and discipleship among some of the most unreached peoples in the world.

 

Forgiveness Is a Big Deal with God

(Castle 303)
Sandra Barnett, Homemaker, OU BCM, Norman, OK
Why is it so hard for us as Christians who have been forgiven so much to forgive others who have hurt us, overlooked us, spread a rumor about us, or sinned against us in some way?  Come and let's consider it.

Timothy Challenge

 

1st Level

Reading 2 Timothy 5 times in 5 days

2nd Level

Reading 2 Timothy 5 times in 5 days.

 

Answer the 

general observation question sheet about each chapter.

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3rd Level

Reading 2 Timothy 5 times in 5 days.

 

Answer the 

general observation question sheet about each chapter.

Find a new verse from 2 Timothy to memorize over the week. 

General Observation questions: 

What did the reading say about Jesus? 

What did the reading say about God? 

What did the reading say about sin? 

What did the reading say about man? 

Is there a sin to avoid? 

Is there a promise to believe? 

Is there an example to follow? 

Is there a command to obey?

7-Minutes
With God

1⁄2 Minute 

preparing your heart


You might pray, 
“Lord, cleanse my heart so You can speak to me through the Scriptures. Make my mind alert, my soul active, and my heart responsive. Surround me with Your presence during this time.” 

Review Psalm 139:23-34 - Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

​3 Minutes 

read the Bible and listen to God


options


- Take the 2 Timothy Challenge -


- Continue your current reading -

 
- Pick any passage you want to read -

Here are some other passages that might be good starting places this week: 
1 Thessalonians 1 & 2 
Psalm 1 
Psalm 119:1–11 
Philippians 2 

2 Minutes 

engage with scripture


Draw/Describe (out loud) the picture that comes to mind when you read then pray your picture back to God.
 

Ask/Answer General Observation Questions (above)


In motion - literally clap the syllables of the words as you read.


Make up a rhythmic pattern or melody to one of the verses in this passage.


Imagine you are interviewing the person God inspired to write this passage. What would you say?


Reflect on the times you’ve seen these principles at work.
 

Find something in nature that can remind you of this moment.

1  1/2 Minutes 

speak to God in prayer

 Praying through the ACTS is a easy guide.
 

Adoration

This is the purest kind of prayer because it’s all for God. Tell the Lord that you love Him. Reflect on His greatness. See the diagram for help. 

 

Confession

Confession is a formal statement admitting/agreeing that one is guilty. When we apply this to prayer, it means we agree with God’s estimation of what we’ve done.

 

Thanksgiving

Think of several specific things to thank Him for: your family, your business, your church— even thank Him for hardships. 


Supplication

This means to “ask for, earnestly and humbly.” Pray for others, and for yourself. Include people around the world, missionaries, friends, and those who have yet to hear about Jesus.