In March 2015, we began meeting at the Goodchild’s home in the historic Brady Heights neighborhood. As we have grown, the Lord has given us a heart for our neighborhoods and the de-churched and unchurched in downtown Tulsa. Two years later, we established a non-profit church called the Parish Network to facilitate the work of planting and establishing a network of churches throughout the city of Tulsa.
Zach Winters Show
Ash Wednesday Service
Parish Network Turns 3!
Chimera Coffee 5:00pm
Epiphany Season | God With Us
Jan. 1: DePoy Wedding
Jan. 3: Zeller Wedding
Jan. 14: Antioch Course begins
Jan. 16: First Principles 2 begins
Jan. 28: Heath Wedding (No Gathering)
Lenten Season | God For Us
Feb. 14: Ash Wednesday Service at Parish House
Mar. 4: Parish Network 3rd Anniversary Celebration
Mar. 26: Baby McIntosh Due Date
Mar. 29: Passover Seder Meal at Parish House
Mar. 31: Tenebrae Service
Apr. 1: Easter Sunrise Service at Guthrie Green
Eastertide Season & Pentecost | God In Us
Apr. 27-29: Camping Trip at Green Leaf State Park
May 20: Pentecost
Ordinary Time | God Through Us
June 9: Blessing Wedding
July 18-22: Glen Eyrie Leaders Retreat
Sept. 28-30: Parish Network Fall Retreat
Oct. 20: Harvest Festival at Parish House
Nov. 5-9: BILD Conference
Advent Season | God With Us
Dec. 14: Parish Christmas Party
Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Service
We believe in Servant Leadership not hierarchical structures. (Matt. 20:26).
-House Church leaders serve the church congregation.
-The Elders serve the House Church Leaders.
-The Equipping Team serves the Elders and other Equipping Team members.
-The Advisory Board serves the Equipping Team
House Church Leaders <<< Elders <<< Equipping Team <<< Advisory Board
House Church Leaders
- Leads church community
- Teaches and organizes the church gathering
- Provides pastor support for the community
- Establishes the church in sound doctrine
- Provides sound doctrine for churches within the cluster
- Provides shepherding support within the cluster
- Provides pastoral support for HC Leaders
- Provides vision for the network for expansion
- Provides oversight for church plants
- Trains HC Leaders, Elders, and Equipping Team
- Appoints HC Leaders, Elders, and Equipping Team
- Provides mentoring for Elders and Equipping Team
- Provides practicums for Elders and Equipping Team
- Provides outside accountability for Equipping Team
- Helps Equipping Team make leadership decisions
- Approves budgets, salaries, and ordinations
Here is a reading list that we have found helpful on along the way. We hope they serve you as much as they have served us.
1. An Other Kingdom by Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann, John Knight
2. Community by Peter Block
3. Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
4. Sabbath As Resistance by Walter Brueggemann
5. Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
6. Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
7. The Wounded Healer by Henri J. Nouwen
8. Eat This Book by Eugene Peterson
9. A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson
10. The Great Emergence by Phylis Tickle
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GIVE BY PHONE
Text “parishnetwork” to 77977
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GIVE BY MAIL
Make a check out to: Parish Network, Inc.
c/o Daniel McIntosh
36 E Cameron St
Tulsa, OK 74103
About the Parish Network
The Parish Network is a collective of house churches in Tulsa, OK. We are a family of churches with centralized leadership who work to unify and equip the network.
Vision, Mission, Values
The Parish Network exists to help people know God deeply in the context of community and to represent the nature of His love to the city of Tulsa.
Plant churches of disciples who make disciples.
- Be shaped by the Gospel
- Hold Christ’s church central
- Extend hospitality
- Root yourself in community
- Engage focused discipleship
- Pursue cultural transformation
Daniel equips the Parish Network through administration, culture building, and vision casting. He worked at Believers Church for 12 years as the Student Ministries Pastor and the Community Pastor. He lives in the historic Owen Park neighborhood with his wife, Laura, their son Ezra, and their spastic dog, Douglas.
Genyce equips the Parish Network through teaching, discipleship, and leadership training. Genyce lives in downtown Tulsa with her husband, Stan. They have 4 grown children (Chris, Melissa, Paul, Jessi) and 5 grandchildren (Simeon, Beckett, Josie, Isla, and Tucker).
Celebration Sundays | First Sunday of each month at Chimera Coffee at 5pm
The network of churches gather together on the first Sunday of each month for a “Celebration Sunday.” This monthly rhythm keeps the family of churches connected together and unified in our vision for the city of Tulsa.
House Churches | Sundays at 5pm
The churches in the Parish Network gather on Sundays nights at 5pm (except on Celebration Sundays) to worship Jesus, share a family meal, teach the Scriptures, and participate in the Eucharist.
Antioch School | Sundays at Camp II at 2pm-4pm
Antioch School is a church-based theological education that maintains high standards of achievement represented by academic credentials. The schooling occurs in the context of the church with the means of immersion, apprenticeship, mentorship, and biblical studies as tools for theological and ecclesiological training.
First Principles Group | Tuesdays at 7pm
First Principles Groups are a vital part of the discipleship journey within a House Church community. First Principles are ordered Bible studies used as a sort of modern day catechism. Rather than a typical information-based, fill-in-the-blank approach, First Principles employ a highly effective learning process involving Biblical reflection, community dialogue, personal reflection, and projects. Groups meet weekly for Biblical reflection and dialogue at homes all over the Tulsa area.
Statement of Faith
We believe Christ existed in the form of God and was the glory of the Father. He was chosen and precious to God, His very own son. He was conceived by the Spirit, born a man in the flesh, yet fully God. Christ was a descendant of David fulfilling the prophecy of the coming Messiah. He was rejected by men and obedient unto death. He was crucified, died, and was raised in an incorruptible body. He appeared to the apostles and then was taken up in glory. His triumph over sin and death ransomed the lives of men. We were living in the flesh and were children of wrath by the nature into which we were born. We who believe in Christ are given the gift of salvation from God, by grace and no merit of our own. Our redemption was purchased through His shed blood and we have received forgiveness of sin. No longer do we live in the domain of darkness, but we have been transferred into the kingdom of the Son. By his great mercy, we are made alive in Christ and are born again into a living hope. Our Salvation is sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, and we have become the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit who has given us Power, Wisdom, and Spiritual insight. Through the work of Christ on the cross, we have been reconciled to God. Now, through Christ, we have access in the Spirit to the Father. Together we are the church which is His body. He accomplishes his purposes in and through us. We await his return when we will live eternally with Him in the inheritance he has prepared for us.
Great Love has drawn us and by faith we have taken a step through a new door into the Kingdom of God. We cross the threshold and find ourselves in an entirely different culture of sacrificial love where our very nature has been uprooted and rebirthed. We embrace the daily struggle of setting aside the centrality of our own desires and train our eyes and wills to notice and engage with the needs of others as an utmost honor, privilege, and joy. We create an inward chamber where we abide with the Holy Spirit, relying on His voice above all others to guide, counsel, teach, and console our hearts. We expect to have the tangible things of this world fade from our line of vision and take courage when the unseen world begins to unfold in such a way that it captures our attention. We recognize the tension and disruption of our new nature as it displaces the old, and we walk in rest and submission to the recreating work that is taking place deep within our beings. With eyes and hearts that are still becoming accustomed to living in this new culture, we rely wholly on his direction, authority, care, justice, mercy, and powerful intervention on our behalf. We begin to make sense of the whole of our existence through the perspective and reality of the unseen kingdom of God. We recognize that, to set ourselves aside, love and serve freely, hear a still small voice within, trust in the unseen, make our hearts vulnerable to re-working, and to maintain a posture of rest and trust, we will need a company of friends. Our attentions, efforts, and time are therefore devoted to others who have taken the step though the same door; extending to them the same grace and friendship we ourselves are in great need of. Together we bind ourselves to the unity of our fellowship and commit to walk according to our transformed natures. We are compelled to openly speak of the Father’s Love and the profound redemption of our lives and invite others to cross the threshold of the door that is open before them.