Fall Festival is Saturday, October 30

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


The Oakwood Student Ministry is taking on the task of providing the TRUNKS for the TRUNK OR TREAT section of the Fall Fest this year. We are going to make this a full on competition for all that participate by bringing a vehicle that is decorated and festive as we love on our community.

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

Parenting Your Sixth Grader

As a new 6th Grade Parent, I know that this Middle School Phase can be a challenge, especially as you are new at literally everything in the world of school classes, developmental conversations, orthodontics, food intake, and much… much… MORE!!!

This resource is a simple guide to help YOU AS A PARENT focus in on some key needs in the Middle School Phase.

Parenting Your Sixth Grader


You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It’s as if they change just as you’re starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child’s faith and character feel overwhelming.

Parenting Your Sixth Grader is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about sixth graders in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own sixth grader to help you make the most of this phase.

Discover …

  • what’s changing about your child over the next 52 weeks,
  • the 6 things your child needs most,
  • and 4 conversations to have in this phase.

About the Phase Guides

Parenting Your Sixth Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a “journal” but less than a detailed “manual.” Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.

For more, check out other books in this series: Don’t Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It’s Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).

About the Phase Project

The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum.

Believe Weekend Speaker: Stuart Hall


Powered by 30 years of next-generation leadership experience, Stuart serves as Director of Student Leadership and Leadership Networking for Orange (ReThink Group) and also leads INFLUNSR, an organization whose mission is to fuel the next generation of leaders worth following.

Combining a unique balance of self-deprecating, anecdotal humor, iconoclastic insight and powerful application, Stuart speaks to thousands of junior high, high school and college students, student pastors, parents, leaders, and coaches every year through camps, retreats, and special events. 

Stuart has co-authored three books: the award-winning The Seven Checkpoints: Seven Principles Every Teenager Needs to Know and MAX Q: Developing Students of Influence with Andy Stanley, and the leadership edition of Wired: For a Life of Worship with Louie Giglio.

Stuart speaks regularly at BigStuf Camps, the Orange Conference, and the Orange Tour. In his spare time (insert sarcasm here), he serves as a volunteer high school varsity girls basketball coach for the Buford High School Lady Wolves, who have recorded seven GHSA state championships, two state runner-up finishes, nine Final Four appearances and one Elite Eight appearance in the last ten years.

Stuart and his beautiful wife Kellee reside north of Atlanta and are the parents of three young adult children: son Grant (a 2017 Duke University graduate and football letterman), daughter Chandler (a senior basketball player at Rollins College), and daughter Cameron (a freshman soccer player at the University of Florida)

Advent Day 5

Hope: Week One—Day Five

But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31 (NRSV)

This year has felt like a marathon. There has been so much stress, anxiety, bitterness, and obstacles. Nothing has been normal. I feel like if I hear the phrase “uncertain times” one more time I am going to explode. We really need some certain times if you ask me. We need new energy. We need some encouragement.

In Hebrew, the word “wait” can also mean “hope.” We talked about the connection between waiting and hoping in our last devotion. We discussed how God calls us to practice hope with patience and imagination. But this verse introduces another element to hope which God promised to provide: strength.

Waiting can take a lot of energy out of you. Without God’s intervention we can become discouraged or exhausted by the circumstances in which we find ourselves. But God promised if you wait for Him, if you put your hope in Him, He will renew your strength. It is a message of endless endurance and profound support. Isaiah presents us with a heroic image of a runner who never gets tired, and paints us a picture of a majestic bird soaring above all troubles.

This verse reminds me of where we find hope in our Christmas hymns. There’s a line in “O Holy Night” which goes: “A thrill of hope – the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!”

I love the idea that hope is thrilling. There’s an energy and strength behind hope. It feels like electricity animating our very bones.

The hope of God is not a weak and fragile thing. God’s hope is dynamic and strong. It energizes us in the midst of “uncertain times.” It makes us agile enough to overcome the most challenging of obstacles. God’s hope is thrilling and brings joy to all the world.

Maybe this seems unattainable to you. Maybe you are weary from a year of uncertainty. Engage God in conversation. Ask for the strength and thrill of hope this Advent.


Back 2 School Bash 2019 American Ninja Warrior August 21, 2019

Jared Greer, American Ninja Warrior THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT, Sept 16.


5:30 Outside Obstacles Open/Checkin

6:30 Jared Greer and Friends Demonstrate some amazing Ninja Warrior stuff

7:30 Outside Obstacles Open 30 Minutes

8pm Tear Down Time