We are all about helping people know Jesus in every stage of their lives, as well as making Him known to those who have not come to Him. No matter your age or where you are on your spiritual walk, we offer several ministries that will connect you to others in our congregation and our community. Through these ministries, small groups, and volunteer opportunities you will be able to grow in Christ and have fun doing it. We love serving the Lord, and it shows!
The Children’s Ministries at First Jenks are one of the best in the area. We have a dedicated staff and volunteers who lead the children in gaining a firm foundation to their faith and encouraging their spiritual growth. The church understands the importance of investing in the future and supports the children in many different ways. We invite your children to participate in Children’s Church, Sunday School, Hand Chimes, Jr. Hand Bells, and various worship services throughout the year.
The youth meet on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm and Sundays at 10:30-11:30 am for Sunday school and 5-7 pm for youth group. Wednesday nights the youth have a YouTube worship service where they sing songs and watch a relevant video and have a discussion afterwards. On Sunday mornings we do different series such as, Surrendering Yourself to God, Tough Stuff, and What Sharing Your Faith Looks Like. We also discuss what is going on in the world at the time and what the Bible tells us we should do about it. Sunday nights we rotate between fellowship, study, and mission.
The United Methodist Women are an active force at Jenks First through many mission projects in our community and around the world. Their purpose is to know God; to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. There are two groups that make up our UMW: Mary’s Hope Circle and Joy Circle. Mary’s Hope Circle meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:30am. Joy Circle meets one Sunday a month at 7pm.
Jenks First participates in various mission projects throughout the year. The youth program does a summer mission project with the Oklahoma Volunteers in Missions, and are always on the lookout for local projects in our community. The church supports numerous mission projects such as an annual trip to Cookson Hills Ministry Center, partnering with the Jenks Community Food bank, Project Transformation, or simply seeing a need and rising to the call.
At First Jenks we have many music ministry opportunities for all ages. The children are invited to participate in hand chimes and Junior Hand Bells. Adults can participate in our extremely talented choir and hand bell choir. Throughout the year individuals are given the opportunity to sing special music during worship. Please contact our music minister Rachel Hall if you are interested.