Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I want church members who...

Desire to be part of something bigger than themselves.

Are broken hearted over the lostness of our community.

Are comfortable being uncomfortable....okay so maybe that doesn't work
Understand that following God often necessitates a huge level of discomfort.

Are tired of apathetic Christianity.

Who want to see thousands and even millions of people come to know Christ through the ministry of of their church.

Are sold out to the vision of Oasis Church.

Who understands the huge need for relevant churches in America.

Understand that worship is an everyday action.

Friday, December 26, 2008

I don't want church members who...

Have nothing but a feed me mentality.

Just want a good church home.

Can't put aside their preferences for the cause of Christ.

Can't fully buy into the vision of Oasis Church.

Think the pastor's job is to sit with them at the hospital.

Find it easy to say the phrase "that isn't my job."

Are overly concerned about how the church spends their money.... It's not your money anyway.

Love to criticize others for being less holy than them.

Think that they have it all figured out.

Can't meet someones need for Christ just because they aren't dressed nice enough.

Don't understand that worship is what you do all week.

Have no real desire to see lost people come into their church.

P.S. I'd like to end this post by saying that I think we have the most awesome group of core members ever. Just thought that I would like to put this out there.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday night ponderance

So, here are some random thoughts

Camping for cans went great. (over 850 cans)

I really enjoyed spending time with everyone this past weekend. I love you guys.

We were in the index journal on page 3 of todays paper.

My family is precious.

The core group meeting was good today I think. I sure learned some stuff.

I don't know when I'll get time to write a quiet time to go along with the core meeting today.

I feel like we are riding a tidal wave and we are about to start seeig some effects!

I'm ready to launch today!

I am so blessed and excite to be a part of gods amazing plan through Oasis church!

I so love our core group!

It would be really cool if ponderance were a real word...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


The last post was about Anxiety, this one is about Excitement. Things are really coming togther with camping for cans. We have a sign up beside chick fil a, people are asking about it and are excited about it. I spoke with Jodys RV who had earlier agreed to bring a camper to draw attention and Jody said that he would be glad to have a couple of RV's over there. Jody also wants us to use his trailer to store the cans . Thank you so much to Jody's RV! Sunny 103.5 is so excited about partnering with us and they gave us a cut rate deal because they want the food bank to be flooded. I heard the radio spot on Sunny that will be playing all week and it pumped me up! God is amazing. I love how He always blows my expectations out of the water. We love you Lord! Bring some cans! Let's give the food bank more than they can stock!

Monday, December 15, 2008


Every time that we do something I always get anxious. So many thoughts run through my head. One thought that I always seem to deal with is "what if no one shows?" I always wonder that, and it never seems to be an issue. As I was reading tonight in Psalms, mainly Ps. 136, about all the amazing things that God has done in the past, I felt so stupid because we serve an amazing God and after all that He has done a little canned food drive is easy. Please pray that there will be a huge response with camping for cans. If our God can do all that it talks about in Ps. 136 then imagine what He might do this weekend!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Random thoughts

Here are some more random thoughts.
-I love reading my wifes blog. She is so good at blogging. I take notes from her often.
-we had staff meeting tonight. Eric and Matt are so amazing.
-Our core group is amazing too. Thank you guys for jumping all over our angel tree kid and everything that we do. I love you guys!
-KG is sick, I've been thinking about you girl. Get better soon.
-Morgan has been sick too but you would never know it. She actually has walking pneumonia...Did I spell that right (Curt thinks to himself)
-Wrestling is awesome
- Wrestling takes up a lot of time.
-I wonder sometimes if the devil laughs at how busy I am... We all are?
- typing on this phone is so annoying!
-Come and camp with us next Saturday for Camping For Cans. It's going to rock!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What are you eating?

Tonight I left half of my dinner on my plate in the kitchen to put the boys in bed. When I came back down to finish eating, Morgan was rocking Campbell and my bread looked like a little mouse had been nibbling at it. I new immediately what had happened. Morgan was watching me the whole time and when I looked at her she silently pointed at Campbell because Campbell was asleep. We just smiled at each other. I can't tell you how much it thrilled my heart to know that my daughter had been eating from my plate. At that moment I felt like God was saying so clearly to me "Thats how I feel when you eat from my plate, I just wish it would happen more, because I have so much that I would love to give you."

How often does the father sit down and see that you have been nibbling at His food?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Core Group Today

Today was a good day with the core group. we met at Billy Wade and
Courtney Peacock's house. Thank you guys so much for letting us meet
there! Here are a few random thoughts.

Our core group is so amazing.

I'm so excited about meeting at the YMCA.

Billy's grass was very lush

I enjoyed seeing everyone.

Christmas isn't very far away.

I love my wife, but I don't know how she puts up with me sometimes.

Billy and Courtney's dog is cool.

The muffins were really good.

I'm thrilled about camping for cans!

I'm anxious to find out about liability insurance for using the Y pool
for baptism.

I'm tired and I'm not ready to go back to work.

I'm still celebrating the three gold medal sweep by the Calhoun Falls
Wrestling Team!

Curt Hanna
Pastor of Oasis church