The Sand Springs Ministerial Alliance provides a way for churches to come together to be productive in our community.
        The Ministerial Alliance is a group of churches, each represented by the individual church’s pastor, that strives to work with other sectors of the Sand Springs community to “reach our God-given potential.” Brent Kellogg, Senior Pastor at HillSpring Church, was the president of the Sand Springs Ministerial Alliance the past two years.
        “This has always been an effort for churches to come together for…a common good for events throughout the year,” Kellogg said.
        Kellogg said there are usually 11 to 13 churches represented at some level in the Ministerial Alliance, and eight churches represented on a regular basis. He said the Alliance aims to bring together the four main sectors of the community – education, business, government and the church – to help Sand Springs be the absolute best it can be.
        The Ministerial Alliance has been very involved in community service projects over the past few years. The Alliance holds an annual Thanksgiving church service, usually the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and invites members of all of the churches involved to come. The offering taken up at the service raises money to give as a gift to the police and fire departments.
        In past years, this money has gone toward gift cards given to members of the police and fire departments, but in 2016 the money was put together into a $4,000 grant presented to the police and fire department.
        The Ministerial Alliance also holds a back-to-school drive every August, collecting school supplies and snacks to stuff in backpacks given to students in need. In 2016, the Alliance gave away about 400 backpacks, Kellogg said.
        The Ministerial Alliance is holding a National Day of Prayer Luncheon on May 4 at the Case Community Center. Anyone is welcome to attend, Kellogg said. In addition, the Ministerial Alliance is taking over Boo on Broadway this October.
        Steve Allen, Pastor at Harvest Church, is the Alliance’s new president for 2017.
        “He’s going to take us to the next level,” Kellogg said.
        Kellogg has lived in Sand Springs for 14 years, so he said he is always excited to be a part of the work the Ministerial Alliance is doing in the community.
        “It’s fun to be a part of…very fulfilling,” Kellogg said.
        Join us in thanking the Ministerial Alliance for the great work they are doing in our community!