Encounter's main goal is to connect incoming freshmen with the community of faith on OU's campus and in the city of Norman. Our main avenue through which we accomplish this goal is our faith fair which is held during the retreat. Below are our church and ministry partners who participated in this year's fair. Read a little bit about them and if they interest you, visit their website!
OU FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
OU FCA is an on-campus ministry where athletes AND non-athletes are able to come and be in fellowship with their fellow athletes and peers in pursuit of growing a relationship in Christ. Our mission is to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes on our campus. Although we are a ministry geared towards athletes, we welcome and encourage ALL OU STUDENTS TO ATTEND!
Our desire is for you to worship the Lord, fellowship with others in the Body of Christ, be challenged from God's Word and leave CHANGED! We pray you feel welcomed and loved, and that you will see the unity in the fellowship of this great church. FBCN is a church that loves the Lord and His Word and desires to reach people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. At FBCN, we take the Great Commission very serious and desire to make disciples and not just converts. So, if you want to grow in Christ and reach others with the glorious Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, we invite you to come join the excitement at FBCN. We look forward to visiting with you and getting to know you more in the coming days. May God richly bless you as you faithfully serve Him! Service times:
Sunday: 8:15am, 11am, 6pm Sunday School: 9:45 - 10:45
OU WESLEY FOUNDATION
The Wesley’s mission is to be and make disciples of Jesus on OU’s campus. We are a diverse ministry that offers a wide variety of opportunities for students to grow in their faith. Our hope and prayer is to empower and equip students daily to be committed followers of Jesus. We provide a warm and welcoming community for students to find a home away from home. Our weekly worship service is on Tuesday nights at 8:00 pm with a free dinner before at 7:30.
Life.Church wants to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world. Our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. That's how we're able to make a difference, and it's the driving force behind everything we do.
REFORMED UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP (RUF)
RUF at OU is a community of students centered on the story of God's love for the world in the person of Jesus. As we are being shaped by the love of Jesus, we are growing in our love for God, our neighbors, and the world as we seek to serve our campus and community. Although we are a Christian ministry (specifically a ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America), students from all religious (or non-religious) backgrounds are processing together who Jesus is and what he means for their lives.
SIGMA PHI LAMBDA
We are a Christian sorority whose focus is on glorifying God and making His name great on campus. We are big into sisterhood and involvement on campus.
InterVarsity is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty.
BETA UPSILON CHI
Beta Upsilon Chi’s purpose is establishing brotherhood and unity among outstanding college men, who have a shared connection through Jesus Christ. We work to create a strong community and give members a place in OU's community, where they have the opportunity to get involved in campus activities such as USing, Homecoming, Scandals, Soonerthon, and The Big Event, as well as connect with other members of the Greek system (sororities and fraternities).
We are a traditional southern baptist church that exists to love God, love people, and make disciples.
WILDWOOD COLLEGE LIFE
Wildwood College Life is for students following Jesus together for the glory of God. We help to accomplish this by connecting college students to the multi-generational church, teaching the Truth of God's Word, and doing life together in small groups.
Frontline Church exists to multiply gospel communities that love God, love people, and push back darkness.
As we strive to Change Lives That Change the World, we want to provide a great place for college aged students (18-25) to grow in faith as well as face questions they may have.
We are a local church that gathers on Sunday mornings (10:30am) and throughout the week in Missional Communities. We seek to glorify God by leading others to find freedom and joy in Jesus.
Our mission is to lead each generation to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ.
We desire to see college students growing in Christ, involved in community, and living life on purpose with the Lord! Come join us on Sunday mornings and for lifegroups throughout the week! We would love to have you.
Email us to sign up for a booth at our faith fair!