Dear Church Family,
This month I want to give you a quick update on a few very important items in the life of our church.
New Worship Pastor
The search process has been under way since May. There have been many resumes reviewed and some interviews as well, but at this time, we do not have a candidate to the point of meeting with our elder team or personnel team. Please continue to pray for our search process for this very key position on our church’s ministry team. We are seeking God’s direction in this search and I have all confidence that He will lead us to the person He has prepared for our church family. In the meantime, please keep praying for Jeff Thornton and Troy Rhinefort as they faithfully serve us in leading in our worship ministry. There are exciting days right around the corner!!
Sunday Nights @ Oakhill!!
Very soon we will be able to share all of the details about Sunday Evenings here at Oakhill. Beginning August 30th we will be offering a full slate of ministry opportunities for every age. Kids, students, and adults will all have something offered for them. For twelve weeks we will be offering ministry opportunities for our children and youth, as well as, our adults. Classes will be offered in six week sections which will allow our adults to experience two different classes in this 12 week time slot. These classes are going to be impactful. I plan on personally offering classes that are going to tackle some of the harder issues of our day. We will consider the leading arguments that
culture makes on certain topics and then we are going to answer them biblically to help us be ready to give an answer to a world that is so lost and confused. This will also help to strengthen our faith as we see clearly that God’s Word is relevant to any and every topic of our day! I am very excited about Sunday Nights @ Oakhill!!!
Be “One Another” Christians
Now would be a great time for every person who is a member or regular attender of Oakhill to look up the “one another”passages in the New Testament and make it your goal to live these passages out in your relationships with each other. I challenge all of us to take these passages seriously and apply them and live them out in our lives. We need our love to grow for each other like never before!!! Be a “one another” brother or sister. Take God’s Word seriously and live it out in your life!
Would you please pray?! Pray for your elders, pastors, staff, and leaders like never before. Satan will do all that he can to attack and undermine what God desires to do in our church and we must refuse to let Satan get a foothold. So pray!! Pray for
direction, wisdom, protection and a resolve for us to follow God’s direction and glorify Him above everything else. Also, pray for your fellow brothers and sister in Christ. Many people have so much pressing in on them that the prayers of others would mean so much. Pray for them in your private prayer time, but also be sensitive to God’s leading and pray specifically with those that God lays on your heart. There is power in prayer!!! Let’s demonstrate that we believe that!!!
I love you and I love being your pastor!