The Chapel Digest - FEBRUARY 2024

Kingdom Builders

At Christian Chapel, Kingdom Builders is a way for you to attach your temporary resources to God's eternal kingdom! Kingdom Builders is a kingdom funding mechanism that lets us work together to share the Gospel through Global Missions, Local Ministry, and Next Generation Investments. 

Kingdom Builders giving is over and above our regular tithe and offering. This form of giving offers us numerous opportunities to be part of sharing God’s light and life this year.

Our 2024 Kingdom Builders goal is to give away $550,000 to be part of what God is doing in our community and around the world. 

Kingdom Builders funding has two tiers. 

In the first tier, we fund our monthly support of over sixty missionaries and ministries working in thirty nations around the world. This regular support of boots-on-the-ground missionaries has proven to be the most effective way to share the Gospel, disciple believers, and establish the church in new places. 

In the first tier of support, we also fund Royal Family Kids Camp and Mentoring Club. Royal Family is a ministry designed to bring hope, joy, and life to seven-to-eleven-year old’s in the foster care system throughout the Tulsa Metro Area. Royal Family Kids includes a free weeklong summer camp and a Big Brother / Big Sister style mentoring club that runs throughout the school year. 

In the second tier, we fund all our other Kingdom Builders Projects including global opportunities, local ministry partnerships, and investments in outreach and training for the next generation. When we hit our $550,000 goal for 2024 all projects will be fully funded.

You can learn more about our 2024 Kingdom Builders Projects HERE

Chris Dow

Lead Pastor

"If there be anything about which we cannot tolerate lukewarmness, it is in the matter of sending the gospel to a dying world."

- Charles Spurgeon -

Emily Orth - Cyst

Last fall I noticed that I had a cyst or benign growth on my right arm, it was under my skin and never bothered me, I just kind of ignored it for several months. Early this year it started to grow to about three times the original size. It was infected, inflamed, and extremely sensitive, causing me a lot of discomfort to do simple everyday tasks. 

I went to the dermatologist due to the pain and discomfort. The doctor injected a steroid and prescribed antibiotics to take for two weeks. They also scheduled surgery for two weeks out to remove it. They told me that was the only permanent solution. As I waited for surgery, the medicine seemed to make it better, but nowhere near 100%. 

I am a student at Oral Roberts University, and the week of my appointment there was an opportunity for prayer during one of our on-campus services. The pastor that spoke shared that he felt led to pray specifically for healing for people with cysts. I immediately stood up and my friends started to pray for me, but I did not feel instant healing in the moment. 

Afterward, the pastor told everyone to check their ailment and wanted everyone who knew they had been healed to come to the front and share their testimony of what God had just done in their life. I checked my arm and did not notice any difference, so I stayed in my seat.

One week later, my mom and I went back for my dermatologist appointment before my surgery. When the nurse came in to examine me, she could not find the spot where the cyst had been so prevalent just two weeks prior. The doctor came in and felt the spot on my arm and said that she could not feel anything. She said that a case this serious would not normally have just disappeared. There was no surgery needed because there wasn’t anything to remove. The cyst was gone, the pain was gone, and there wasn’t even a bump under the skin.

I believe that God was just starting His healing work within my body when my friends prayed for me. My mom was so excited by the doctor’s report that she told the doctor about the healing service and prayer and everything that the Lord had done in my body throughout the last couple of weeks. I am so thankful and amazed by God’s constant faithfulness in my life.


SUNDAY Morning Services - 8:15AM, 9:30AM & 11:00AM

Saturday, February 3rd

7:00pm I ORU Basketball Home Game (vs Denver) [reserve tickets]

Sunday, February 4th

8:15am, 9:30am & 11:00am I Donut Sunday

12:15pm I Next Gen Connect (Free Young Adult Lunch)

6:00pm - 8:00pm I Kingdom Builders - International Sampler [Sign Up To Bring A Dish]

6:00pm - 8:00pm I Chapel Kids - Missions Adventure

Tuesday, February 6th

6:30am - 7:30am I Chapel Men Bible Study

9:30am - 11:30am I Chapel Women Bible Study [Sign Up]

Wednesday, February 7th

5:15pm - 6:30pm I Family Dinner

6:30pm - 7:30pm I Adult Discipleship Groups I Chapel Youth I Chapel Kids I Nursery [view groups]

Sunday, February 11th

9:30am I Next Steps Group (Learn More & Get Involved at Christian Chapel) [sign up]

Tuesday, February 13th

6:30am - 7:30am I Chapel Men Bible Study

9:30am - 11:30am I Chapel Women Bible Study [Sign Up]

Wednesday, February 14th

5:15pm - 6:30pm I Family Dinner

6:30pm - 7:30pm I Ash Wednesday Service I Chapel Youth I Chapel Kids I Nursery [view groups]

Thursday, February 15th

7:00pm I ORU Basketball Home Game (vs North Dakota State) [reserve tickets]

Saturday, February 17th

7:00pm I ORU Basketball Home Game (vs North Dakota) [reserve tickets]

Sunday, February 18th

6:00pm - 8:00pm I Home Groups I Chapel Kids I Nursery I Chapel Youth D-Groups  [get involved]

Tuesday, February 20th

6:30am - 7:30am I Chapel Men Bible Study

9:30am - 11:30am I Chapel Women Bible Study [Sign Up]

Wednesday, February 21st

5:15pm - 6:30pm I Family Dinner

6:30pm - 7:30pm I Lent Service I Chapel Youth I Chapel Kids I Nursery [view groups]

Tuesday, February 27th

6:30am - 7:30am I Chapel Men Bible Study

9:30am - 11:30am I Chapel Women Bible Study [Sign Up]

Wednesday, February 28th

5:15pm - 6:30pm I Family Dinner

6:30pm - 7:30pm I Lent Service I Chapel Youth I Chapel Kids I Nursery [view groups]

Wednesday Night Schedule

Join us for a family meal served on Wednesday nights, starting from 5:15pm - 6:30pm. 

Adult Groups, Chapel Youth and Chapel Kids run from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Nursery is available. 


February 7 - Team Candi

Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Green Beans for kids


Assorted Desserts

February 14 - Team Flo

Black History Dinner

Fried Chicken

Mac & Cheese

Collard Greens

Corn Bread

Banana Pudding

February 21 - Team Donna

Breakfast for Dinner

Sausage-Egg Casserole

Biscuits & Gravy/Jelly


Lemon poppy-seed Bread

February 28 - Team Marilyn

Buffalo and teriyaki wings

4 bean salad

Macaroni and cheese

Lemon bars

Meet A Missionary

Live Dead Missionaries to Southern Asia

Due to government restrictions and social pressures on Christians in this area of the world, we are using pseudonyms and not including a picture of these Kingdom Builders partners serving in a sensitive part of the world.

Dawn was called to missions as a young girl. She heard on the radio that a man known for smuggling Bibles into Russia had passed away, and the question was, who would take his place? Riding in the car with her dad, she remembers saying, “I will.”

John grew up in a home full of divorce and struggles. At fourteen, his football coach invited him to a Sunday night youth service, where he decided to follow Jesus. Soon after, he was baptized and went on his first mission trip to Spain. John felt a call to serve as a missionary after this trip. 

John graduated from Central Bible College with a degree in missions. Dawn is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and is a licensed math teacher. They served as youth and senior pastors in Assembly of God churches in Oklahoma and Arkansas. John has been a licensed minister with Assemblies of God for twenty-five years. They have been blessed with two grown children. 

John and Dawn are now Area Directors with a Live Dead team for five sensitive Southern Asian countries. Their responsibilities include overseeing the work of Assemblies of God World Missions and partnering with the national church leaders and people to ‘plant the church where it is currently not present.’ God uses John and Dawn’s obedience to speak to the spiritually blind and spread the Gospel in predominantly Buddhist communities. They are creating evangelism strategies using a house church model. 

This fall they began a partnership with another Live Dead Missions team in the United Arab Emirates to launch a training center for new missionaries. This Launch Team provides language training, cultural training, and spiritual formation. 

John and Dawn ask for prayers for God to call men and women to join them for short-term trips and as long-term team members. Barely one percent of people living in Southern Asia are followers of Jesus. With your prayers, giving, and willingness to go, John and Dawn believe that we can see the gospel transform every community in this part of the world.