This is our Retreat/Disciple Now Event geared for Middle School and High School Students.
Rather than cancelling one more event, we have decided to ask the question,
WHAT CAN WE DO?
#1 WE CAN meet on the Oakwood Campus with regular Covid gathering guidelines for main sessions geared for Oakwood Students as they grow in their faith in Jesus.
#2 WE CAN break out into small groups after each session for real life discussion.
#3 WE CAN provide FUN ACTIVITIES during the weekend that may happen both inside and outside the Oakwood Campus.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT?
#1 WE ARE NOT coordinating HOST HOMES or any overnight activities. Due to the Oakwood Policy during Covid, we have held back from overnight retreats, camps, events, in order to walk wisely in the midst of the pandemic spread.
#2 WE ARE meeting THURSDAY NIGHT, FRIDAY NIGHT, and SATURDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING. This will include main sessions with Speaker, Stuart Hall and the Gladsome Light Band + a few random games and surprises.
#3 WE ARE thinking creative about outside HANGOUTS and FUN EVENTS that look like AFTER PARTIES EACH DAY. So if you are looking to hang with your friends and enjoy outside games, we are working to make them cautiously FUN.
#4 WE ARE thinking about what snacks and food may be appropriate for the AFTER PARTIES and a DINNER SATURDAY.
WE BELIEVE GOD has a word for this generation, and that is based out of John 15. He calls us to BEAR FRUIT and prove to be disciples of Jesus. …Somehow that looked like a Panda in a Pineapple suit, but you get the point. No matter the circumstance, we have the ability to walk in the Fruit of the Spirit and Love like Jesus calls us to Love.
Psssst… Hey Parents, here is a heads up for next week!!!
The Oakwood Student Ministry is Rolling out our BELIEVE WEEKEND theme and starting off the LAUNCH SEQUENCE with a SIGN UP FLASH SALE for Registrations during the Wednesday Night Event. One big OSM family will be ready for Sign Ups, Worship in the Student Pavilion and an interactive challenge to end the night.
comes from a long line of ministers and musicians. His father was a
pastor and his mother was the church pianist in every single church they served
in, so he was raised in the middle of church and church music. He grew up
singing and playing in just about every service with his two musically talented
Art began playing drums in his Dad’s church in fifth
grade and was convinced he would be a drummer. He then got a guitar in
the sixth grade and after his dad taught him the only four chords a worship
leader needs to know, guitar very quickly became his favorite instrument.
He began leading worship for the children’s ministry and
youth ministry at First Woodway in Waco, TX when he was in high school, then
after graduating he joined the youth staff as the worship leader.
He went to Baylor University and continued leading for
the youth as well as serving in the Sunday morning worship band from
In 2015 he moved to the Dallas area and served as a
worship leader at Community Life Church. 10 months later, Art felt God calling
him back to Waco to help start and lead worship for The Venue at First Woodway.
Art is married to Maddie, the love of his life, and has a
dog named Tatum.
In addition to leading in The Venue, he travels with his
band leading for various events.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and
hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”