It's FALL YA'LL! Now, if we were in the Deep South, which BTW we are NOT, that is what they would say! ;) Most of you who are not from South Florida would not know this small little fact, but having grown up here: this used to be the Deep South – yes, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, like Deep South. Miami and Broward had dairy farms and farming – I remember when! Does that date me? They (not me of course) even had those funny but adorable accents here! Now our accents are well... let’s just say it’s not the Deep South anymore!
Butttttttttttt it’s still fall! Yes, with 91 degrees yesterday, it’s still fall in our calendars and Oasis is ready to launch the greatest fall we have ever had. Please don’t miss it. Even more important, as we have done for 23 years (since September 15, 1991), we plan our services with not just you in mind but your friends and those who have not yet found our Lord and experienced His Life-changing Love.
You have got to pick up a 6-pack of invite cards from your campus this weekend and begin to give them out. Place them where you visit, work and invite away. Our staff and leaders have NEVER worked so hard to prepare for you and your friends this fall. I NEVER say NEVER unless it’s true. It’s true.
You will get a taste of our Fall Launch this weekend as we have a Pre-Launch Weekend. It’s going to be great and you do not want to miss the message this weekend and experience all the opportunities Oasis offers you and your family. Check out our Ministries in the Lobby of your campus.
This week as I traveled back from picking up Tonia in Pensacola where she had been taking care of her mom after surgery, I accidentally got off a wrong exit for my favorite Dunkin Donuts Coffee. Well, it was no accident. I was wearing an Oasis T-Shirt and the beautiful young lady at the counter immediately lit up and asked if it’s the Oasis in Miami. Yep, she is a member at our NOMI campus and is in Tallahassee for College. She had just been saved and baptized in January at our North Miami Campus. Her family had invited her to come and God did a great work in her life. That made my day and hers. God makes no mistakes. Oasis, I am telling you, keep inviting and keep planting seeds. I saw the difference you are making as I traveled in the Panhandle of Florida on Labor Day. It’s worth it.
Ok enough for me, I’ll pass it to Linda Ward our Communications Director to share some of the BIG Fall Launch News coming up:
“Next weekend is going to be huge and you have to be here to experience it. We’re kicking off Walking Dead with an awesome opening number so you’ll definitely want to get here on time. Even though Walking Dead is for the adults – we’re not leaving out the rest of the family. KidsWorld has their very own Fall Launch series called Monster Trail. Your kids are going to love it. Our community groups are also kicking off that weekend! Then, the following week, on September 20th, we have a massive event happening from 9am to 1pm for everyone to enjoy. Find more details of the Family Fun Expo at VisitOasis.org.”
Oasis-ers I can’t wait to see you this weekend. I’ll be hanging out at the Pines Campus lobby after services this weekend. Bring your friends and let me meet them.
Senior & Founding Pastor
Oasis Church of South Florida
P.S. It would be easy to think with all the things going on that Oasis Church has plenty of resources and monies to do everything. Let me tell you, we work on a shoestring budget and pinch every dime and dollar. Please continue to give to the Lord through Oasis because you can see Christ is making a difference with your tithes and offerings every day of the week. Thank you for being obedient and faithful in your giving back to the Lord. We can only Go as you Give. You can do it right now 24/7 ONLINE! Or bring it with you this weekend.
Posted on Thu, September 4, 2014
by Oasis Team