DIRECTION MAGAZINE: SPRING 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sports can be a great opportunity for us to worship God through play as we exercise our bodies and use them in ways God intended. Aside from being a great means for building relationships and developing disciples, sports can also serve as a great entry point for evangelism and sharing the gospel. In that light, OHCC will be launching a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management for fall 2015. 

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OAK HILLS COMMENCEMENT - MAY 9

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Please join us in celebrating the graduating class of 2015 on Saturday, May 9th. Commencement will be held at the Evangelical Free Church of Bemidji at 10am. Congratulate our Oak Hills and Mokahum Ministry Center graduates at the reception following the ceremony. We hope to see you there! 

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STUDENT OUTREACH SHOWCASE - APRIL 30TH

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Through the Student Outreach Program, Oak Hills Christian College students contribute an estimated 5,000 hours of volunteer work into the Bemidji and surrounding communities each year. The program was designed to help students implement what they’re learning in the classroom and put it to use in the real world prior to graduation. On Thursday, April 30th students will be showcasing the work they’ve done throughout the semester with their outreach organizations. The Outreach Showcase will be held from 10-10:30am in the Fellowship Center on the Oak Hills campus. 

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OAK HILLS REMEMBERS WENDELL FAST

Monday, April 06, 2015

Wendell Peter Fast, 68, of Bemidji, MN died Saturday, April 4, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family. Throughout his lifetime of ministry, Wendell wore a variety of hats with the ministries of Oak Hills Fellowship and worked tirelessly for Youth For Christ, spreading the gospel to area youth and their families.

Wendell was born July 27, 1946 in Mountain Lake, MN, the son of Peter and Agatha (Quiring) Fast. He was raised and educated there, graduating from Mountain Lake High School in 1964.

He attended what was then Oak Hills Bible Institute from 1964-67, majoring in Bible. During his time as a student, Wendell was involved in several activities including a men’s vocal quartet and was class president in 1967. He developed a firm commitment to missions through his biblical education at Oak Hills.

Wendell graduated from Oak Hills in April 1967 and in September he returned as staff in the Missions Department, teaching Personal Evangelism and Discipleship classes. He was extremely involved in the community, running various AWANA clubs throughout the area.

He married Shelly Williams on August 17, 1968 in Bemidji.

Soon after, Wendell joined Camp Oak Hills staff as the Boys Camp Director and became Camp Director in 1970. He once said camping ministry was the highlight of his time at Oak Hills. In 1974 Wendell was named Chairman of the Division of Outreach at OHBI, where he was in charge of all Christian service, the camping program, ministry teams, and other forms of outreach.

Wendell’s passion was for youth ministry, particularly Native American youth. In 1981, he left Oak Hills to join the staff of Youth For Christ through their Youth Guidance Ministry, which serves “at risk” youth in the area. Through YFC, Wendell created relationships with youth and families that spanned three generations in the Bemidji area and Red Lake Nation.

Highlights of his ministry was Red Lake Camp, held at Camp Dellwater and most recently at Camp Oak Hills. Many in the community fondly remember Wendell’s peach fundraiser, where he sold fresh peaches to help fund the ministry of YFC.

Wendell’s wife, Shelly, tells us her prayer is that the legacy Wendell left will continue on through the hearts of others who share his passion to reach youth for Jesus Christ.

 

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