Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday Sum-up.

This past Sunday was awesome! This was the last practice set up before launch and we are very excited about next week. Everything is ready from the front door to the kids area to the worship. We even had a guest worship leader who did a fantastic job. His name is Kevin and he will be back for our Launch. Please continue to pray for us. Pray that God will use Oasis church to bring people to Jesus!
A message to the core group...
Please call some people for this Sunday! Remember that we are not advertising. We are having a soft launch, which essentially means that we are DEPENDING on our core group to invite people. You guys have been amazing, please know that the next several weeks is what we have been working for and we have got to invite people, lots and lots and lots of people.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The last practice

This Sunday will be the last practice set up. We launch next Sunday and I am very excited! I can't hardly believe it. I don't think that reality has really sunk in just yet. Our Core group has been working very hard and my hope and my prayer is that everything that we have done so far will be part of bringing people to Christ. I want to say thank you to everyone who has been so supportive. For over a year many of you have been sending in financial support and praying for us... you are amazing people! Over the past couple of weeks there have been many extra donations and much extra prayer. Thank you! We launch August 2nd and the service starts at 10:45am at the YMCA. come early and hang out a little. The whole core group will be there at 7:50 although I don't expect any of you other than the core to be there that early. However, we do have a few friends who are coming in for launch to help out a little. Mike West, a good friend who has always supported us, is coming in from North Carolina. Morgan and I are so excited. The first message series is called "Revolution" and it is a five week series. The series will explain to everyone who attends why we are planting Oasis. Week three will be especially interesting. Again, thank you for yourd support. Be praying that people will meet Jesus through Oasis Church.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday Sum-up.

Today was the second of four practice set-ups and it went great. We got to set up the lights and sound for the first time and it went really smooth. We still have a few material things to get, but for the most part we have what we need to launch. We still have to get all of our signage. Eric has been working very hard on the signs and they are going to be awesome. Here are a few things that we set up today. Guest check-in table, Children's checking table, VHQ area... this is for our volunteers, Children's area... we still have a few things to get for the kids area, and in the worship area we set up lights, sound, pipe and drape, chairs, projector and a few other odds and ends. Hopefully I can get a few pictures posted on the blog this week, if not then they will at least be in the next newsletter. The real work over the next several weeks will be making sure that we have effective systems in place to deal with visitors and supplies and such. The core group is doing an amazing job! Thanks again to everyone for the support and prayers.
Don't forget that launch is August 2nd at 10:45am if you can make it.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday Sum-up.

Today was absolutely awesome! For the first time we rolled the pods off of the trailer and set everything up... Everything that we have right now. We still have a few more things to get before launch, but overall, we have most everything. The Core group was awesome. Everyone pitched in and worked so hard. We had a guest worship leader who did a fantastic job, we at breakfast in the VHQ section and The worship area was great. I was blown away by the excitement and hard work. This week we will focus on filling in the gaps. Thank you to all those who have been praying and supporting us financially. I do believe that people will meet Jesus because of your support. The next three weeks we will continue to set up as practice and then on August 2nd... Launch!

You can watch this video to get an idea of what a portable church is.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

This Coming Sunday

This Sunday is going to be so intense and so awesome! The Core group will all meet at 8:30 am to set everything up that we currently have. There are several more items that we need to acquire, some of which will have to come after launch, but we will have a lot to do. It's going to be amazing. Only 4 weeks to go until launch. Thank you to everyone who has continually shown us support. Let's do this thing!