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Melissa Ivey

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I am Melissa Renkema, the Coordinator of Young Adult Ministry here at Asbury!

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Trust in the Heavenly Father

Posted by Melissa Ivey on Aug 24, 2020 2:13:35 PM

Jennifer was given an example of sharing Jesus with others and now is able to do the same in her own life.

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Topics: Young Adults and Families

God is My Provider

Posted by Melissa Ivey on Mar 16, 2020 4:51:23 PM

Emily Murphy has been apart of the Chainbreakers since it started in September 2017. It has been a huge joy to get to know Emily and she has the coolest job ever that you should ask her about sometime! She is the Compliance Coordinator at ORU and as a rule follower myself, I never get bored hearing about what she does. Emily first decided to come to Asbury because she was on the hunt for a church that had a young adult community. She got involved in Chainbreakers from the start and has been an important part of the group ever since.

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Topics: Young Adults and Families, Community

Joyful Submission

Posted by Melissa Ivey on Mar 16, 2020 4:47:40 PM

Submission is a word that often does not have the best connotations, and yet it is an important part of following Jesus. Our personal discipleship hinges on our submission to God in three ways.

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Topics: Young Adults and Families, Community

Visitinging University Students

Posted by Melissa Ivey on Feb 13, 2020 10:30:34 AM

I’m coming to the OU and OSU campuses!! Mark your calendars and join us if you can!

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Topics: Young Adults and Families, Community

Starting the Year Off Well

Posted by Melissa Ivey on Jan 16, 2020 11:00:04 AM

Beginning of a new year often comes with new goals, aspirations, and expectations. In order to make 2020 the best it can possibly be, here are some tips coming from Todd and Stephanie Craig of Journey Bravely. Todd Craig was a pastor at Asbury for many years, and recently he and his wife Stephanie, a Licensed Social Worker, started Journey Bravely in order to help coach people along in their journey. www.journeybravely.com

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Topics: Young Adults and Families, Community

Happy New Year 2020

Posted by Melissa Ivey on Jan 16, 2020 10:49:38 AM

Happy New Year Friends! I hope that your holiday season was wonderful and that 2020 has gotten off to a great start! I am incredibly excited for the new year and can’t wait to see what this year will bring! There are many exciting things happening here at Asbury and there is much to look forward to. Specifically, I have two new initiatives that I am working on and hope to tell you about soon, so stay tuned!

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Topics: Young Adults and Families, Community

God Comforts Me

Posted by Melissa Ivey on Jan 16, 2020 10:33:43 AM


This month I wanted to introduce you to Braden Harper! Braden started getting involved here at Asbury in February of 2019 and is an active part of the Chainbreakers community. He grew up here at Asbury and is now returning to Tulsa after getting his degree at Rogers State! He works for Channel 8 News and is getting his master’s from OSU in Mass Communications as well! Braden is a storyteller at heart and is working towards his dream job of being a news reporter.

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Topics: Young Adults and Families, Community

Informing Young Adults - November 2019

Posted by Melissa Ivey on Nov 7, 2019 3:13:19 PM

Welcome to the second Young Adult and Family Newsletter! If you missed the first one, the goal of these newsletters is to inform and encourage the young adults and families here at Asbury about all that we have going on here. This month, there is a short devotional about the trenches of life, a testimony from one of the young adults in Chainbreakers, and a couple exciting announcements!

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Topics: Young Adults and Families, Community

Trenches and Valleys

Posted by Melissa Ivey on Nov 6, 2019 12:54:05 PM



We are made for the trenches. Our original design is Eden, a place where we can dwell with God eternally, however this is not our current reality. We live in a fallen and broken world where bad things happen, plans don’t work out, and everything is not as it should be. In the midst of this we find ourselves climbing this mountain or that, as we have been discussing in our current sermon series, The Second Mountain. As we live and grow, it often happens that we find ourselves in various kinds of valleys, pits, and trenches. Sometimes these lows can seem to overpower the highs, making life less of a journey and more of a drudge towards some unknown future. However, things can begin to shift when we start to realize that in this fallen world, we are made for the trenches.

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Topics: Young Adults and Families, Community

God Has A Plan

Posted by Melissa Ivey on Nov 6, 2019 12:41:33 PM

This month I wanted you all to hear from Patty Mitchell. Patty’s story is one that has an abundance of trenches as the past couple of years her family has felt deep loss. Though Patty has experienced deep pain, she has pursued Christ in the midst of it and her heart for God is evident in every area of her life!

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Topics: Young Adults and Families, Community

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