It seems as though every week we are making History at Oasis Church. I told our staff this week that I don’t ever remember a busier yet more exciting time in all my 3 & 1/2 decades of Ministry. God continues to open doors and provide opportunities for Oasis Church beyond anything we could have imagined just a few years ago.
Today our first Detroit Missions team will board a flight to do missions and serve the neighborhood of East Detroit and our Partner Pastor Darryl Gaddy and his church Victory Fellowship. I am so excited. I will join them Friday night for the weekend. If you missed out on this inaugural Missions trip to Detroit don't worry there will be more, just as multiple ones are going to Haiti each year. This is a long-term Missions commitment we have made to the people and inner city churches of Detroit. Pray for the leader of the team, Pastor Ricky Garcia, and the team as they serve Detroit this weekend.
Last week, we closed on our Future Hollywood Beach Campus and Pastoral Retreat Center. In a few weeks, all those who are Giving toward our Love Cities, Love Pastors Campaign will receive a personal invite to our Open House in October. Watch for those in the mail in September. We want you to be the first ones to see it and celebrate what God has done. If you are new to Oasis or have not been able to pledge and give to this God-sized undertaking, you can go now to the website and the special page for Love Cities, Love Pastors and make a Pledge NOW, or Give NOW.
This summer has been all about Missions locally, in Haiti, Detroit and around the world. This fall we are focusing on our local community. This will be a fall like no other in our History. Our Staff and Volunteer Leadership teams have planned, worked and prepared like I have never seen before. I can't wait to launch our fall on the weekend of September 14th.
A quick housekeeping note: we’ll be accepting nominations for Lay Pastors starting this weekend. The nomination form will be in your program for you to fill out. Please spend some time praying and reflecting on who in our Oasis family might be ready for this step.
Check out these Fall Launch Opportunities:
Community Groups kick-off the week of September 13th & 14th! Find more info here.
EXPO EVENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Now you see why I am so stoked for fall to get underway.
It is going to be like none we have ever experienced at Oasis Church as we turn 24 years old in September the weekend of our Fall Launch. How awesome is that?!
Oasis Church of South Florida (and, hopefully coming in the Fall of 2015, a new Campus on Hollywood Beach)
P.S. Oasis Family, the only way we are able to continue to do the Mission of Being and Making Disciples is as you and I follow the Lord’s command of giving HIS Tithes and our Offerings. Please go online now and give if you have not done so this week. That is the only way Oasis can continue to serve our community and the world around us. YOU and I are the ONLY plan Christ left to fund His church. Please give now or this weekend as you attend the Worship on your campus.
Posted on Thu, August 28, 2014
by Oasis Team