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logo2.pngWe commit to a better life for our community. We commit to a life full of graciousness and peace.  We commit to develop fathers, parents, and community leaders full of grace and peace.  We commit to offer this grace and peace in education, events, and encouragement.

Phil Larson 405-388-8037  phil@shepherdok.com

The Mission:

Community Transformation touches multiple strata through education, encouragement and engagement for the development of a stable family healthy community transformed to moral integrity, personal responsibility, and community accountability.

  • Strengthen fathers in the home, leaders in business, congregation, education, and community as well as legislators in all states.
  • Transform this generation of fractured and fatherless families through education, encouragement, and engagement.
  • Move forward toward a better life through relationship and communication training solutions that are research and evidence based.
  • Develop moral integrity, personal responsibility, and community accountability through wisdom based encouragements.
  • Engage and empower individuals in leadership action and network.

How will we do this?

Family and Fathering Weekends

Focused community education and training.

Encouraging Words and A Listening Heart to 7000 legislators.

Encouraging Words and a Listening Heart to 30,000 Pastors.

Encouraging Words to All Who Come.

Cooperative Engagements with Like-Hearted Groups.

Why Do We Do This?

  • The United States leads the world in fatherlessness with over 40% o of our children going to bed without a father present.
  • Our fatherlessness is not just physical.  It is emotional, social, relational, and spiritual.
  • The active presence of a supportive father brings home and community health.  Studies prove that children with this advantage perform better in education, become more caring people, and avoid destructive behaviors.
  • This situation is reflective of the health of our leadership in community, congregation, and home.
  • Good leaders and good fathers are nurturing, committed, caring, alert, aware, involved, protective providers.
  • Good leaders and good fathers are supported and covered in caring community.

We commit to make a difference in the home, the neighborhood, the community, the states, and our nation.

What Is Our Status?

  • All of our successes have been due to great cooperation across the community and the part-time leadership of Phil Larson, our director.
  • Since 2002, numerous fathering and parenting citywide and focused events have been held    in cooperation with the National Center for Fathering, The Oklahoma Family Policy Council, The Oklahoma Department of Human Services, CDC, CBMC, and hundreds of other community groups and congregations.
  • Since 2002, numerous cross denominational and cross cultural events have been held developing leadership community unity.
  • Since 2002, hundreds of thousands of encouraging messages and prayers have been delivered.
  • Today, we reach 3500 legislators in 34 states.
  • Today, we reach 2000+ community leaders in congregations and businesses primarily in the Oklahoma City metro along with the Matamoros metro.
  • Today, we work with Transformers, many of whom are referred from probation and parole, through Life Skills (cognitive self restructuring) and Parenting classes.
  • We understand we need full time leadership to reach the next level of community impact.  Phil Larson has made the missionary commitment to give himself fully to this effort and has exited his business professional position to see this happen.

We are committed to make a difference.

How Can I Help?

  • Finances : The Community Transformation Initiative is an authorized extension of PrayerMetro, Inc., an authorized 501c3 for charitable tax deductible contribution. EIN 11-3664238.  Mail to The Community Transformation Initiative c/o PrayerMetro, 508 Tumbleweed Dr., Yukon,  Oklahoma 73009 or give now by clicking here.
  • Prayer:  Commit to pray with every update, every gift you give, every hour you serve or every day if your heart is so moved.
  • Hands:  This work takes many talents and hands.  What can you give of yourself?
  • Phil Larson 405-388-8037  phil@shepherdok.com


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