LOCKAPALOOZA is getting started with BRYAN and Karla Drake!!!

We have worked with the Bryan Drake Show at Oakwood for many different events, but our favorite is LOCKAPALOOZA!!!!!

About Bryan and Karla

The Bryan Drake Show is driven by one clear and overriding passion, to share the Gospel with this generation.

Bryan and Karla Drake have performed for hundreds of thousands of people over the past 10 years. They have witnessed the amazing grace of God first hand as thousands of people at their shows have surrendered their lives to follow Jesus.

Here is a schedule of the night:

7:00pm                             Registration, T-Shirt, & Pizz @ Student Pavilion

7:45pm                            Crowd Games

8:00pm                            Bryan Drake

10:30pm                          Get on Charter Buses for Blazer Tag!!!

11:45 pm                          Check In @ Blazer Tag

12:00am                           Have FUN!!!

3:00am                             Late Shift volunteer check in @ Blazer Tag

6:00am                            Transport back to Oakwood 

7:00am                            Pick up Time @ Oakwood


Get ready for an ALL NIGHT adventure starting at Oakwood in the Pavilion with Games and a guest before we load up the buses and head for Blazer Tag in Austin for all night fun, then back to Oakwood for parent pick up at 7 am.

This event is for Middle School students – incoming 6th grade through outgoing 8th grade.

Regular Registration ~ $75 (Aug 1 – Aug 7)

Late Registration ~ $85 – closes August 11th


Local Mission Trip This Week July 18-22

Oakwood Students Local Mission Trip

Partnering with Kids Club Summer Camp 

-Monday-Friday, July 18-22

We hope to serve together in the morning and hang out together each afternoon.

Online Sign Up Link 


Carl Schurz Elementary,  633 W Coll St, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Serve Schedule Mon/Wed/Fri:

8:30AM – Check In

9AM – Morning Serve

11:30AM – Oakwood Students Wrap Up

12PM – Head to Lunch + Afternoon Hangouts

Serve Schedule Tues/Thurs: (these are field trip days for Kids Club)

8:30AM – Check In

9AM – Morning Serve

1:30PM – Oakwood Students Wrap Up

2PM – Head to Lunch + Afternoon Hangouts

Oakwood Students Hangouts:

Monday – Thunder Cloud & Marble Slab

Tuesday – Tin Top Burgers and Tube Chute

Wednesday – Lunch at Creekside and Movie @ Evo

Thursday – Lunch Hangout

Friday – Lunch Hangout

Please reach out if you have any questions:

Pastor Brandon Best – 830-832-1262

Trevor Pierce – 830-837-5550

Haven Pierce – 830-708-8150

Student Ministry Admin Assistant – Rachel Dye – 830-625-0267 or

Jesus Is The Anchor For Your Soul: Family Discussion

We met up with our friends, Craig and Beth Hall, to catch up and talk about a new life adventure navigating new waters.

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure

It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,”

where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. 

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭6:19-20a‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  • Do you have your own BOAT STORY?
  • What thoughts do you have about the importance of an anchor?
  • How can navigating new waters on the ocean be similar to navigating new waters in your life?
  • What are some of the things you heard from the video that might be needed to take a trip on the ocean?
  • What might be some things you need to navigate the next season of your personal life?
  • What are your thoughts about the image of an ANCHOR FOR THE SOUL?
  • What might keep your SOUL firm and secure?
  • Why might we have HOPE?
  • How is Jesus the anchor for your soul?
  • As this school year ends, how can you focus on Jesus as the ANCHOR FOR YOUR SOUL?


WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 is our OAKWOOD STUDENTS END OF SCHOOL BASH 4:30 to 7:30PM @ Student Pavilion

Chad preaches God’s Word through story telling, media, and visual experience. As a result, the Scripture is clearly presented in order for people of all ages to examine and apply Biblical truth to their everyday walks of life. As someone not simply called to speak, Chad believes in the importance of relationship and seeks to get to know people when he is away from the stage. Ultimately, Chad hopes to see people moved into a deeper relationship with Christ. In turn, they will live lives of action that impact their world.

Chad is originally from Chattanooga, TN. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he received a degree in Secondary Education. Following college, he attended Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX where he received a Masters of Divinity. After graduating seminary, God called Chad to a life of itinerant ministry.

Chad and his wife, Hope, live in Lake Jackson, TX with their sons (Shepherd,Charlie, and Alder) and daughter (Magnolia Bea). He is an avid reader and infrequent visitor to the gym. He serves as Teaching Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Clute, TX.


In this series, Never Give Up, we’re encouraging students to see that resilience is a part of their DNA. Middle schoolers may struggle in the face of challenges, as many of them will find themselves navigating difficult circumstances, rejection, or loss for the first time in this phase. That’s why encouraging them to know that God doesn’t give up on them and doesn’t want them to give up on themselves or others is so crucial to encourage them to keep going and keep growing in resilience.


“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”

Psalm 145:18, NIV


Morning Time

As your middle schooler starts their day, surprise them with a breakfast treat.

Meal Time

At a meal this week, have everyone share about how they’ve seen another family member or someone they know never give up—even when things were tough and they wanted to quit.

Drive Time

While on the go this week, ask: “What is something I can I help you with this week?”

Bed Time

Pray for your middle schooler to have wisdom to know when to keep striving for something and when to walk away.