“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone,
the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Recreation is anything anyone enjoys and chooses to do in their leisure time.  How is this important to a ministry?  We believe people are more apt to share the gospel message while doing something they enjoy.  People tend to listen to people they have things in common with and respect.  With this basic foundation, we can give birth to a ReCreation Ministry.

A ReCreation Ministry should have three basic functions/focuses: 

  1. to unify the church body (the people) - Colossians 3:12-16
  2. to be a witness to a lost people - Acts 2:32-33a, 46-47
  3. to help both new and not so new converts pursue a healthier life spiritually, physically and emotionally - Philippians 2:1-4

Recreation Ministry should always use scripture as its foundation, motivation and visualization.

Recreation Ministry is NOT a sports club! 

            Church Recreation when properly administrated will
                              Spiritually Re-Create churched and unchurched; saved and lost
                                          → People!


Melinda Loftis,
Minister of Recreation & Single Adults

Melinda Loftis has a BS in Church Recreation from Southwest Baptist University in Boliver, MO.  Melinda works with all age groups to provide recreation/leisure-time opportunities where they can grow spiritually while ministering to others. Melinda has been on staff at Parkview since May of 2002 and truly has a wonderful love for the Lord and serving Him. Melinda is a single parent of two boys, Josiah & Asa.  Mel and the boys live in Tulsa.  Contact Melinda at 492-4545 or by email.

Parkview Baptist Church is excited to be offering a FULL DAY Sports Camp in 2018! Children ages 4-12 are invited to learn more about Basketball, Soccer, Cheer, and Sewing! We have high-energy coaches ready to share their talent and skill set with your child. The event runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We will be offering early-drop and late pick-up for an additional fee.

Cost is $150 per camper.
Call (918) 494-3755 or email MLoftis(at)ParkviewBaptist(dot)org

Click here to register

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All Star Basketball Leagues run January through March.


All Star POM runs January through March.

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Join us every Labor Day for our annual 5K and Fun Run at Parkview.


Sonfest is the annual parking lot party that takes place after Run to the Son. Free breakfast, festivities, and games for kids!

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Our sewing group meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. This ministry provides different hand-sewn items to various charities in Tulsa and throughout the world.


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