All Access Tonight

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6pm Pizza Served in the Pavilion

6:40 Jackson Seale Band Kicks off the night

7:15 Speaker

7:50 Response Time (Parents please be mindful of students responding to the Gospel)

8pm Dismiss

What is All Access? All Access is a large group event geared for students to invest and invite a friend. The Oakwood Student Ministry, grades 6-12, meet in Student Pavilion for a night of high energy worship and a relevant message, challenging students to follow Christ. 5:30pm begins with food and hang time, then high energy music, a relevant speaker and response time..  Our Believe Weekend Kick-Off night is an All Access Night as well as our Back to School Bash.

Regular Middle School Wednesdays Beginning September 6

What happens on Fusion Wednesdays? We meet in the Student Pavilion – 5:30pm is Papa John’s Pizza, hangout and crowd mixer games.  6:00pm Bible Study Begins.   We begin with student-led worship, move to talk time, and then break out into small groups for real life discussion. 7:30pm is dismissal time.

How do you prepare for the storm?

Alert!!! Alert!!! The storm is coming!

harvey-1-rt-er-170825_12x5_992In the midst of Hurricane Harvey, we rush to fill up our cars with fuel, we rush to fill up our grocery baskets with dry goods, and we rush to batten down the hatches as winds rage and rains fall.

In the midst of all this rushing around, I was brought back to the imagery that Jesus portrayed in Matthew chapter 7.

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
Matthew 7:24‭-‬27 ESV

How can we THINK TWICE about all this chaos to prepare for the storm?

The truth is that the rushing winds, the falling rains, and the flood waters impact us all, the wise and the foolish.

However, the wise have been practicing Godly Wisdom, building on the foundation of the words of Jesus, and taking those truths into their daily lives.

We have already seen devestation as the eye of the storm has navigated from the coast to the southern Texas region. Those who decided to prepare a firm foundation still take a hit, but remain useful and even a shelter for others that were pummeled by the storm.

Father, help us to see your vision and walk in your wisdom, so that when the storms come, we can be a witness and shelter to others for your Glory.

 

New 6th Grade Parents

Hey New 6th grade parents!

As Middle School students all over town are posting Class Schedules on Instagram, I know that as a parent, you are trying to get motivated for the new school year.

I just want to let you know that the truth is… IT WILL BE CHAOTIC.  CHANGE always is CHAOTIC, no matter what phase of life we are in.  My hope is that by the POWER OF GOD we can join together on the journey of faith and at least have some CONTROLLED CHAOS.  Isn’t it interesting that in the midst of change and crazy new schedules and registration and whatever may come our way, that we find GOD wanting to do AMAZING things in our lives.  When we can’t possibly do it all on our own, we find that God is looking for us to depend on His strength and wisdom to direct us on the path that will be full of joy and peace as we trust in HIM.

Romans 5:13 Says it this way: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

UPCOMING EVENTS !!!!

Promotion Sunday, August 27th         

ALL ACCESS Wednesday, August 30th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm @ The Student Pavilion

6th Grade Retreat – October 6-7 @ Camp Eagle

Remind 101 Oakwoodms updates – Tezt Oakwoodnb to 81010

Sign up for the Parent Email List

6th Grade Sign Up 2017-2018

Q What is Fusion? Fusion offers a loving and accepting environment geared for Middle School Students Grades 6-8.  We have events, weekly meetings, and exist to Intentionally Engage Middle School Students by leading them to the heart of the Father.

Q When and Where does Fusion Meet? Fusion Meets Sundays 9:15am in the Student Pavilion.  Wednesdays begin 5:30pm in the Student Pavilion.

Q What happens on Fusion Sundays @ the Student Pavilion? Beginning at  9:15am students have a Shipley doughnut or five, play some fusion tag, worship, talk time, and small group time.  10:30am is dismissal time from break out rooms in the SWC.

Q What happens on Fusion Wednesdays? Starting Wed Sept 6 – 5:30 Pizza and Hang Out  Begins in the Student Pavilion with a mixer and random giveaways.  6pm begins with worship, then talk time. We then break out into small groups.  7:30pm is dismissal time

Q What is All Access? All Access is a foyer event geared for students to invest and invite a friend. The Oakwood Student Ministry, grades 6-12, meet in the New Student Pavilion for a night of high energy worship and a relevant message, challenging students to follow Christ.  6:00pm begins with food and hang time,  then high energy music, a relevant speaker, and response time.  8pm is dismissal time.

Lockapalooza Schedule – We are still taking Sign Ups!

Schedule for the night:

 

7pm                                  Registration, T-Shirt, & Pizza @ Student Pavilion

8:00pm                             Sean Emory Illusionist

9:30pm                             Ice Breaker Games

10:30                                Charter Buses Arrive & Clean Up Student Pavilion

11:00                                Transport to Blazer Tag!!!

12am                                Check In

Play time!!!

3am                                  Late Late Shift volunteer check in

6am                                 Transport back to Oakwood

7am                                  Pick up Time @ Oakwood

Download the Lockapalooza schedule

Lockapalooza Registration 2017