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OU Collegiate Ministry Report

Campus Minister: Shane Kammerer 2017-2018

Our OU BCM Mission:

We are focused on reaching students for Christ, walking with them to maturity and deploying them as reproducing laborers for the harvest.

OU BCM Staff:

We are missionaries to the University of Oklahoma sent from the local Baptist churches of the Union Baptist Association and the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Our job on campus as a staff is to declare the Gospel, develop quality disciples and to deploy reproducing laborers to churches locally, across the state and around the world.

Other Staff Facts:

The BGCO provides a salary for the BCM Director and Associate Directors. For the 2017-2018 school year, OU BCM had 8 individual staffers who raised their own funds to work with students at OU. Each staffer raises money through the North American Mission Board as a Mission Service Corp Missionary, but they receive their salaries through the BGCO as their employer. Other details about the OU BCM staff and their biographies can be found at oubcm.com/staff.

New BCM Building:

In 2019 the new building of the OU BCM will officially open at 1203 Elm Avenue. This new state- of-the- art facility will be on campus between the Fraternity/Sorority houses and freshmen housing. The “Sowing a Legacy” fundraising campaign so far has raised over $5 million. The new BCM includes an office space, coffee shop, bookstore, industrial kitchen and a large multipurpose meeting space.

In 2017-2018

On average BCM had 135 students attending the weekly large-group Bible study called Paradigm and 200 attending the 14 smaller community groups called Village Life. In 2017 we started a new program called Freshman Challenge which focused on reaching freshman students. We averaged around 55 freshmen each week in the fall of 2017. We also have a ministry to international students called OU Global Village. At Global Village outings in 2017-2019 we had anywhere from 30-80 international students coming to various studies, events and outings.

Evangelism - 85 people through OU BCM have been involved in evangelism and evangelism training in 2017-2018.

500 lost OU students and personal friends of our BCM leaders were prayed for weekly and gospel conversations where initiated with many.

15 students prayed to receive Christ from September 2017- September 2018.

26 conversions of others associated with OU BCM students happened from September 2017- September 2018.

Missions: Total involvement in missions from 2017-2018

International – We had four partnerships with IMB missionaries to whom we sent teams of OU students in the winter & summer of 2018. A total 31 total students in all went on 4 international short-term trips ranging from 2-6 weeks. We also had 2 state side trips as well.

OU BCM students raised over $200,000 for missions.

Disaster Relief – In 2017 we sent a team to work on houses in the Houston area. In all we had 37 OU students participate in DR in 2017.

Project Impact – 22 students participated in our stateside mission trip/ training program.

• Paradigm Bible study meets on campus weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM at the Thurmond J. White Forum on the OU campus. More info can be found at oubcm.com/paradigm.

• Village Life communities meet throughout the week at various times and locations around the OU campus and the city of Norman. These groups are primarily student led and facilitated. More info can be found at oubcm.com/village. Village gatherings on average have around 15-20 involved.

• Freshman Challenge – Freshman Challenge is small-group based time relying on upperclassmen group leaders to facilitate small group discussion following a short message or testimony by staff. Information can be found at oubcm.com/freshman.

• OU Global Village – There are over 2,000 international students studying at OU from over 100 countries around the world. More details and information about Global Village can be found at oubcm.com/gv.

• Ownership: Leadership Training - 76 Students were involved in leadership. In 2017-18 Ownership met on Thursday nights at 6PM in staff homes.

Student leaders are all assigned a core team who work together to reach out to their defined groups.

Student leaders have committed to share the gospel with lost students and to disciple younger students as well.

17 different local churches have OU student leaders who are members involved in BCM.

50 students led out in small-group discipleship relationships.

130 students were involved in discipleship small groups. Small group discipleship happens in our growth groups.

These groups have 2-3 same-sex participants in each group.

Thank you churches of the UBA for praying for us and supporting us financially. We are grateful and proud to do ministry with you at the University of Oklahoma.

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