We just had an excellent strategic meeting with our Board of Directors, which has set the stage for us to finish our application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status with the IRS (our current status is just with the great state of OK), Create fundraisers to help us meet budget for a $94,000 year, & move toward expansion of our two primary programs: Tulsa Link Year, and GPS Tulsa. Want to know more about our specific direction, give a shout. I look forward to joining any of you at your churches and schools to partner and discover how we can help young adults grow.
Lastly, regarding the support and resources that many of you share with us, we couldn't do this without you.Your contributions have made it possible for me to do this work for the last two years, and I'm humbled. Thank you.
With that being said, our work has just started. And the potential of impact has barely been tapped. So I ask you each to join me in considering sharing of yourselves in time, resources,and in prayer regarding the good work of CQ Missional. On behalf of our Board of Directors, Beth West, Paula Bearden, Garnett Church of Christ, all of our students and supporters, I just want to communicate to each of you that we're excited about this work and we thank you for your partnership and we look for to doing a whole lot more.
Contact us at email@example.com for more info, or go to www.cqmissional.com
for more info!
The Newest from CQ Missional: Tulsa Link Year
Lets say you're getting ready to graduate high school, or perhaps you graduated in the last year or two, and you want to go to a private Christian University like John Brown University....eventually.
But right now now, you're thinking, "I want to get out there with people and make a difference. I'm not sure I want to jump right into college. I need a year where I can figure it out a bit more, and help people in the process."
So, if this person's parents are saying, "Hey, that's great...but what if there was a way to get some real-life experience serving people, AND get some college under your belt?"
We have an answer, and it could be the most educational year of your life!
John Brown Univerisity has asked CQ Missional to provide a program site for their Link Year program. We are one of 3 sites this Fall. Kanakuk Kamps in Branson, and Camp Eagle in Texas are the other two. While we love the idea of students spending a year in a great camp setting, preparing for life, we believe that an urban setting like ours, doing youth ministry internships, taking classes, and helping real people in a real city like Tulsa will be very powerful, and a great investment.
Students will live in community, with hand picked Resident Advisors with a heart for ministry and great experience in helping young people, in a great dorm complex owned by our partners Literacy and Evangelism International. They'll have a safe place to live, great ministries to serve with and learn from, and great classes and discipleship that we will provide. Also, they can get 15 hours of college credit from JBU for the classes we teach, which includes a Spring mission trip to experience another culture.
Want to know more, including our list of guest teachers and speakers? Check out our website at: www.tulsalinkyear.com
We are so excited to get this rolling. Remember, as a not for profit ministry, students can raise funds toward their fee to us for the year, like they could for a mission trip. (And JBU will work with them for Financial Aid on the tuition part of their fees.)
If you are interested in participating, or assisting a student with their Tulsa Link Year fees, please contact us!