OSM NIGHT – BELIEVE WEEKEND LAUNCH NEXT WEEK

Announcing Believe Weekend – January 28-30

WE ARE GETTING THIS BELIEVE WEEKEND PARTY STARTED NEXT WEDNESDAY, November 17!!!

Sign up online beginning at 5:30PM for the LOWEST REGISTRATION PRICE FLASH SALE DAY.

Believe Weekend is our time where the full Oakwood Student Ministry gathers at Oakwood for Large Group Sessions, meets in Host Homes for Small Group discussion Friday and Saturday night, and makes a difference in the community with our can-drive. We are excited to bring back our full weekend event and focus on Loving God and Loving Others in 2022.

Others First

I remember my college days, a loooooong time ago, and I am grateful for some people that invested in my life. They pointed me in the right direction with God’s Truth and what He has to say about living a life that follows Jesus. One of those thoughts had to do with Servant Leadership. I have to admit, I seem to find myself failing at this attitude that is so greatly displayed in Christ. I must remind myself, as Paul does here in Philippians Chapter 2, that the commandment to LOVE my NEIGHBOR requires me to individually and personally to LOOK UP.

OTHERS FIRST is an easy way to explain this posture. We must move from a ME centered spectrum, that revolves around all MY INTERESTS and move toward an OTHERS mentality that LOOKS UP and realizes that there is a whole world out there that needs attention. I think that if we take this simple concept and decide to put OTHERS FIRST, we realize that we are making an impact by following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ Himself.

REBEL SERIES WRAP UP

This month, we have been going through the Rebel lesson series for our MSM Sunday Morning Bible Study, and your student is learning about the importance of obedience and what not to do when God calls you through studying the story of Jonah.

We realize that you, as parents, are the primary faith influencers in your child’s life. The best disciple making takes place when students’ parents take the lead. Here are some conversation starters to help you talk with your child about what they’re learning:

  • What’s something that stood out to you or surprised you from this lesson series on Jonah?
  • What’s an application you’ve made and how is it going?
  • In what areas of your life is it hardest to be obedient to God? How can you grow in that?
  • How can I be praying for you?

FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Oakwood is Intentionally Engaging our community this Saturday.

This is an excellent way to rally the family and come out to serve alongside an organization that sets us up for success and makes a big dent in the hunger problem in our area.

Saturday, October 16 | 7:30a -12p at Oakwood. Volunteers are needed to help bag, sort and load groceries into client’s vehicles. Must be able to lift 25lbs and stand for the duration of the shift. Please park in the Children’s Building parking area the day of the event. Registration and masks are required.

Location: Oakwood Baptist Church | TX , 2154 Loop 337, New Braunfels, TX US 78130

REGISTER HERE

6th Grade Retreat is Next Weekend, October 8-9

We are heading to Camp Eagle Friday, October 8 with a Charter Bus full of 6th graders!

We have a few spots still available, so sign up on the link below to guarantee your 6th Grader makes it on the BUS.

As the Middle School Pastor, I find great joy in getting to know the new students that step into the Oakwood Student Ministry for the first time. I realize that there is a wide gap between a 6th grade student and what will eventually be a 12th grader that graduates out of the Oakwood Student Ministry.

Our intention for the 6th Grade Retreat is to get away, focus on what counts -that’s relationships –and help your 6th grader own their personal growth in their relationship with Jesus.

We know that 6th graders have TONS OF ENERGY! That is why in such a short time, Camp Eagle is the perfect place to do life with your student and have fun. From capture the flag, to bonfires, to the mineshaft experience, to our “family style” meals, we find a sense of community and enjoy running off some of that “youth energy.”

Baptism Sunday

WHEN – Sunday, September 26, 2021

After the 11:00a service at Lazy L & L Campground. Lunch will be provided. Please bring your best dessert and meet at 11699 River Road. If you would like to be baptized in the river, bring a towel and something appropriate to wear in the river.

We are always excited to see students take steps to follow in obedience of Baptism, whether it is in the RIVER or here at OAKWOOD, we make it EASY to help coordinate with Middle School Students and their families. We have the impromptu Baptism time during our Main Worship Services and we are prepared for anyone and everyone to come our to take part in the RIVER BAPTISM Sunday afternoon.

WHERE: Lazy L & L Campgound, 11699 River Road, New Braunfels, TX US 78132

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL SERIES

RESCUE SERIES BEGINS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 @ the STUDENT PAVILION

ARE YOU IN NEED OF RESCUE?

We all like a little RESCUE story. Whether it is a modern day hero, a great story of the past, or, of course, a SUPER HERO in a MARVEL MOVIE, we like that thought of someone coming to our RESCUE just in time.

WHAT IS YOUR RESCUE STORY?

5:30pm – PIZZA AND HANGOUT

6pm – OPENING GAME & WORSHIP

6:30pm – TALK TIME

7pm – SMALL GROUP TIME

7:30pm – DISMISS

6th Grade Retreat at Camp Eagle

Our overnight retreat is designed with your 6th grader in mind. We hop on the Charter Bus after School Friday, enjoy the great outdoors at Camp Eagle, and spend time talking over the basics of following Jesus. This is an opportunity for your 6th grader to get up close and personal with Small Group Leaders, the OSM Band, and Pastor B, along with some ADVENTURES we take at Camp Eagle. Before you know it, we are back at Oakwood Saturday night.

OSM NIGHT – WHO’S YOUR ONE?

What is OSM NIGHT? OSM NIGHT is a large group WEDNESDAY NIGHT event geared for students to invest and invite a friend. The Oakwood Students Ministry combines both Middle School and High School for a night geared toward sharing the Gospel, Worshipping in Unity, and celebrating Jesus as one BIG OSM FAMILY.  We usually kick off Back to School, kick off Summer, kick off Believe Weekend, with OSM Nights.

MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL 
5:30 Hangout
6PM Pizza
6:30 Opening Game
OSM Worship Band   
WHO’S YOUR 1 CHALLENGE
ENDING SONG