OSM BBQ Summer Trips Fundraiser

We Have Rudy’s BBQ Fundraiser Packets during our OSM Weekly Meetings or in the Office.

BBQ Fundraiser Details

  • For every ticket you sell for $8 you get $5 credit towards mission trip or camps in 2020
  • Anyone that donates money but doesn’t buy a ticket is directly donating to your trip expense. 100% of their donation goes to you
  • You can only check out 1 packet of 20 tickets at a time.
  • You MUST sign out each packet you take. 1 signature = 1 packet
  • All money, packets, and remaining tickets are due back on March 22nd.
  • Make sure to write your name on the packet prior to turning it in.
  • These are TO GO lunches and must be picked up on Sunday March 29th from 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Oakwood Kitchen.

Passport 2 Purity Getaway

Passport 2 Purity helps guide you through sessions to begin having conversations with your child about sex and purity in God’s plan.

As we are talking about issues with Purity and Sex in our weekly Middle School environments, I want to be honest with you as a Middle School Parent… I don’t like these talks either! This stuff is personal, and yet we live in a world that entices us to make our personal issues public, while exploiting every bit of them for whatever means are out there. That is a main reason the Oakwood Student Ministry carries that mindset that “SOMETHING MUST BE SAID” in regards to God’s Plan and what we are up against on a daily basis.

The second thing I want you to know is that, even though I am a Pastor in this area, I am still hoping and praying for my own kids to walk rightly in the Lord and choose a life of Purity. That is why Laura and I have been intentional with Katie, as she entered 6th grade, and Noah, as he is midway through 5th grade, to enter into the conversation about sex and God’s view of purity within His plan.

Our advice to you, whether you use this material or not, is to intentionally plan a time that is best for you and your child to have the deep conversations that will direct the future of your child’s sexuality toward Godly Wisdom, rather than the standards brought forth by the culture and worldly views we live in today.

Noah and I Toured the 750 foot tall Tower of the Americas during our Passport 2 Purity Getaway.

By the way, my time with Noah was not ALL SERIOUS stuff! I’m not that boring and he can’t stay still for that long. We planned a Spurs Game outing, ate tons of pancakes at IHOP, played games at Dave and Buster’s, and enjoyed some one-on-one time together. Yes, we shared deep things dealing with the purity issues of today, but we also connected in a way that will set up an ongoing conversation in the days to come. That, in my mind, is priceless.

Laura and I recommend Passport 2 Purity and the Family Life Ministry, because we know we need tools to help launch us into this teenage phase of life. We hope and pray that all our Middle School Parents have the opportunity to do the same, because we have already seen the positive impact.

If you are interested in the materials, click on the image and links below:

Click Here for the Family Life Shopping Website

Parent Cue: None of Your Business

None of Your Business is a four-part series centered around the topic of sex. The goal is to help your middle schooler both understand God’s design for sex and begin to think about healthy boundaries and practices when it comes to sex. Though it may be an awkward, new, or serious conversation for students in this phase to have, it’s an important one that will help them frame their curiosity, impulses, choices, and experiences concerning sex in a healthy, God-designed way.

 Part 1, Feb 9

GENESIS 1:27-28a; GENESIS 2:25;
GENESIS 2:24

Sex is good,
and sex is powerful.

Part 2, Feb 12

1 CORINTHIANS 6:18-20
Technology is good,
and technology is powerful.

 Part 3, Feb 16

1 JOHN 1:5-7; 1 JOHN 1:8-9
Confession is good,
and confession is powerful.

Part 4, Feb 19

1 CORINTHIANS 6:18;
1 CORINTHIANS 6:19-20;
1 CORINTHIANS 10:13

Boundaries are good,
and boundaries are powerful.

New Middle School Mission Trip Experience

Austin Urban Adventure Trip with LeaderTreks

We are excited to partner with LeaderTreks to serve in Austin, Tx.  This will be a leadership mission experience like none other, right up the road on I-35.

Dates: June 28- July 4

Trip Cost: $445

Trip Max: 25

Why AUSTIN? (WHY NOT?)

Keep Austin Weird. The City of Austin’s motto is lived out through its artistic culture and love of food trucks. But with any rapidly growing big city, there are also underserved neighborhoods. Through our local partnerships, students will learn how the church is responding to these needs in very real ways. Your team will serve in a variety of local ministries, ranging from a food pantry to a rescue mission. Students will also get the opportunity to explore Austin during our Adventure Race and they’ll kayak through historic Lady Bird Lake.

Ministry Outreach

Through our various partnerships, students will gain insight into what ministry in an urban environment really looks like. Opportunities include: soup kitchen, working at a neighborhood outreach center, and more.

Adventure Opportunities

Students will have the opportunity to explore downtown Austin during the Urban Adventure Race, kayak Lady Bird Lake, explore local parks and conservatories, and go hiking.

Logistics

Meet at Oakwood to Travel together Sunday, June 28

Return Saturday, July 4 after morning debrief around Noon.

(Main Trip Experience ends Friday Night)

Typical Daily Schedule

7:00Breakfast
8:00Individual Morning Devotions
9:00Adventure Activity
12:00Lunch
2:00Service Project
6:00Dinner
7:30Team Time
10:30Lights Out

Believe Weekend is Next Week

The Regular Registration Deadline is TODAY, WEDNESDAY, JAN 15.

Believe Weekend is NEXT WEEK! Don’t Miss Out on the BEST weekend of the YEAR!

BELIEVE REGISTRATION FORM

EVERYONE IS INVITED WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22 FOR THE BELIEVE KICK-OFF

Middle School and High School will come together from 6 to 8 to kick it off for Believe.

Next Wednesday starts with Pizza around 6pm in the Main Worship Foyer

6:35pm the Doors Open

Worship with Ty Barrett

Believe Weekend Guest Speaker, Robert Parrish Kicks it off with us.

8pm Students are dismissed

How can you help invest in students during believe weekend? Click on the links below for Serve Opportunities.

SIGN UP TO BE A HOST HOME

BELIEVE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

 PRINTABLE BELIEVE REGISTRATION FORM

Believe Weekend Highlights 2019

Believe Weekend is January 24-26

January 24-26

An exciting event where students spend the weekend in trusted host homes, worship with a dynamic band, hear from an outstanding speaker, have spiritual discussions in small groups, and of course enjoy tons of food and fun with their friends all weekend long! 

Register TODAY to get the REGULAR PRICE that goes up after January 15

Below are Links for Online Registration and Serve Opportunities for the Weekend:

BELIEVE REGISTRATION FORM

SIGN UP TO BE A HOST HOME

BELIEVE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP