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  • Andy Nelms Created on Wednesday, 18 July 2018

    by Andy Nelms I’ve served at several churches prior to Acts 2 in capacities ranging from youth director to pastor. During that time, I’ve heard members of other churches complain that no one from the community ever comes to worship or a program that the particular church is hosting. I’ve heard a drastically different type of conversation since coming on staff at Acts 2 more than four years ago. One of my favorite things that One Church has done this summer is what we’ve called “Hang Out at Heard on Hurd.” This is as simple ...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Monday, 19 March 2018

    By Andy Nelms The morning our son, Elijah, was to be born, Melissa and I went to eat breakfast at IHOP. We were scheduled to induce labor at Lakeside Women’s Health Hospital early that morning so we rose even earlier to sneak in a hearty breakfast before the induction. It was a strange and eerie meal. We had a booth near the window and watched the sunrise and the steady stream of cars increase on the highway. We listened to the familiar conversations between the regulars and the wait staff. Everything around us was normal, ...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Tuesday, 13 February 2018

    By Andy Nelms “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” 1 John 4:7-8 Growing up in the country, I never had any experience with fire hydrants. From what I could tell on TV and movies, neighborhood kids would gather around fire hydrants on hot summer days. There would just be a trickle of water that would flow from the top of the apparatus. At some point in the program, a car would hit the fire hydra...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Wednesday, 18 October 2017

    October 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Trunk or Treat 6:30 p.m. One Church Worship in the Sanctuary By Andy Nelms Once upon a midday dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, I read my Bible some more. While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of someone gently rapping at my chamber door. “Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my door.” It was the Raven, all black and slender, arrived this time to deliver A message cheerier than the last, although who could forget the past? Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore” arriv...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Friday, 08 September 2017

    I’ve had the amazing privilege of participating in many different churches. I grew up in rural Oklahoma worshipping at the local United Methodist Church with total attendance each week of about 50. I’ve also had the privilege of worshipping at the largest United Methodist Church in Leawood, KS, at Church of the Resurrection. I’ve worshipped in schools, I’ve worshipped in homes, I’ve worshipped in churches. Of course, I’ve worshipped with Acts 2 UMC, as well! Now, I have the amazing opportunity with One Church to move from w...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Monday, 21 August 2017

    By Andy Nelms “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” -Proverbs 27:17 I remember the first time I received, what I would call, wise counsel from Mark. It was within my first couple of months on staff at Acts 2. Jeff Hedrick, the Business Administrator, and I were working on building and implementing the, then new, child check-in system. This system uses computers to help safely check-in our children who are in fifth grade and under. Anyway, Jeff and I had been working on this system for what seemed like a l...

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  • Mark's Blog Andy Nelms Created on Tuesday, 15 August 2017

    Tell us about the first time you met each other. Mark: The first time I ever heard of Andy was from my supervisor, Dr. Rockford Johnson. He told me of Andy's interest in church planting and I asked him if I could visit with Andy about his future plans. Chantelle and I met Andy and Melissa for dinner a few weeks later and have been blessed by their presence in our lives ever since. We feel like God brought us together at the perfect time. Andy: The first time I met Mark was at a pastor’s gathering in downtown Oklahoma City. ...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Wednesday, 17 May 2017

    Here are the top 10 reasons why I’m crazy excited about One Church Worship at 6:30 p.m. on May 26 in the Acts 2 chapel. #LifeGoals. The goal of One Church is to move into the chapel on the Acts 2 campus. In order to realize this goal, additional space must be created for the children and youth that currently occupy that space. We have not realized this goal yet, which is why it is exciting to talk about Friday Night Worship on May 26. We’ll be sprucing up the chapel with all of the cool stuff from One Church like lights, up...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Thursday, 23 March 2017

    What’s happening at One Church for the next four Sundays? We are celebrating our Grand Opening – March Madness style! What does that mean? Good question! This Sunday, March 26, come to One Church worship at 10 a.m. at Frontier Elementary in your favorite basketball team gear. After, hang out with us in the gym where we are having basketball-themed games. Play some games, win prizes and eat concession-style food – it’s going to be a blast! Next Sunday, April 2, we are making a difference. One Church is not only a fun, new co...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

    What’s the difference? Most often when I tell people about what I am doing they ask me this question, “What is the difference between One Church and Acts 2?” I know what they are asking. They want to know how the service at One Church differs from Acts 2 or any other congregation in northeast Edmond. The answer, though, is complicated. Sure, at One Church, we are worshipping in an elementary school, so there’s an inherent relaxed feeling. We hope that people who attend feel comfortable in a way they might not feel in a trad...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Thursday, 09 February 2017

    As parents of a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old, my wife Melissa and I view sleep as a commodity to be traded. This is most obvious at 5:45 a.m. when Elijah, said 1-year-old, chooses to wake up fully and greet the new day with giggles and laughter. I will inevitably roll over to my wife and commence the transaction, “If you get up with Elijah now, I will trade you at 6:30 a.m.” Melissa then has the opportunity to accept the transaction or counter with her own offer. Eventually, one of us will take the early shift and come back ...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Wednesday, 18 January 2017

    By Rev. Andy Nelms When I was growing up, I got to learn about these three people from the book of Daniel that had the funniest sounding names — Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. These three people, who must have had trouble growing up in elementary school when the substitute called their names, were Hebrews living in exile in Babylon. While in exile, King Nebuchadnezzar took over and built and shrine of himself and declared that every inhabitant should bow down before it and recognize King Nebuchadnezzar as a god. Well, the ...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Tuesday, 20 December 2016

    By Andy Nelms Studies show 82% of people who do not go to church would go to church if someone they knew invited them. A few weeks ago, we asked you to write down the names of two people you intend to bring to One Church’s next Preview on Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. at Frontier Elementary. Is extending that invitation hard for you? If you are like most of us, you are nervous about inviting those friends, family members or neighbors. Let me give you some words of encouragement: They probably want to come to church! One Church is a new...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Wednesday, 07 December 2016

    By Andy Nelms It’s happening! That was Jesus’ message throughout his entire ministry. Jesus spent his life convincing others that the Kingdom of God was already coming to this earth. Jesus did this through miracles, teachings, feedings and showing love and compassion for the least and the lost. It’s happening! This was the feeling I received Sunday during the One Church Sneak Preview. There were many moving pieces that all came together over the weekend. A trailer was hauled from North Carolina to Oklahoma on time. Flights ...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Thursday, 17 November 2016

    Last Sunday night, we had a time of Prayer and Discovery – a time to pray for our church, our community and especially Acts 2’s new extension campus, One Church. During this time, we felt like God was telling us something very specific: we can’t reach people we don’t know, so we’d better spend our time reaching people we do know. What does this mean? I happen to think it means a few different things. First, it means that all of our time expecting unknown people to come to this new community is wasted. There may be a few peo...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Tuesday, 08 November 2016

    We will not be without reminders to be thankful this holiday season. I’m not saying that we will be any more thankful, however. It seems our schedules between now and Christmas have become so laughably chaotic, that we know it’s not healthy. So, as a balm for our wounds (when we have a moment to breathe) we will get on Facebook or Instagram and come across a friend’s post – who is living another chaotic life – of an obligatory reminder to be thankful. It will most likely be a graphic of a table full of people with smiles on...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Thursday, 01 September 2016

    This week Mark, Chantelle, Melissa and I spent time in Plano, Texas, learning from Jim and Kim Griffith of Griffith Coaching. Jim and Kim have coached hundreds of church plants and church revitalizations to further the Kingdom of God. It was an exciting and uplifting time as we dreamed together what God has planned for Acts 2 and One Church in the coming months and years. Here’s one of the biggest takeaways I received from this training: “ministry is a contact sport.” This was a quote from Jim Griffith as he talked about th...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Thursday, 18 August 2016

    Here are the facts about Covenant. Covenant is a new long-term, Wednesday evening Bible study from 6:30-8:00pm. It begins on September 7th. There are many reasons you should feel welcome to join this study: it’s new to you, you’ve taken Disciple but “it’s been awhile,” you’ve never done a Bible study at Acts 2, you want to get to know great people. Covenant is a 24 week (September - March) Bible Study that will cover major themes through the entire Bible. The investment to participate is $35 per person. For the past several...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Wednesday, 15 June 2016

    For the past month or so my three year-old daughter, Anna, has requested when I put her to bed I sing her the “Ariel Song.” Unless I want to experience the wrath of a three-year-old denied her greatest desire, I must sing “Part of Your World” at the top of my lungs just before Anna goes to sleep. Yes, I know the whole song. Jealous? Although I roll my eyes at this fact in front of friends and family, I secretly love it. It’s our thing, a little inside tradition that Anna and I share. I think these little things are what it ...

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  • Andy Nelms Created on Wednesday, 11 May 2016

    I love our TGIF events! These things have become something of an legend around Acts 2. TGIF are those epic Friday night events, before or after worship, that have included everything from bounce houses, cook outs, sno-cones, food trucks, and even fireworks! It sounds kind of strange, but one of the reasons I love our TGIF events is because it’s not a “churchy thing." I’ve grown up in church all of my life. I spent most of my young life in the small town of Coweta, Oklahoma where I attended Coweta First United Methodist Chur...

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20Jul
Church Sabbath Friday, Jul 20 - All Day
20Jul
One Church Worship Friday, Jul 20 @ 6:30 PM
21Jul
Men's Group Saturday, Jul 21 @ 7:30 AM
22Jul
Friends and Follower Sunday, Jul 22 @ 9:15 AM
22Jul
Sunday Conversations Sunday, Jul 22 @ 10:45 AM

WORSHIP TIMES
Friday Evening
 6:30 p.m. - One Church Worship

Sunday Morning
 9:15 a.m. - Worship at Acts 2
10:45 a.m. - Worship at Acts 2

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Edmond, OK 73012
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Phone: 405-359-2287

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