What an incredible weekend at Oasis! The 11:00 Experience this past weekend was so full there were absolutely no parking spaces left and the house was FULL to the MAX! What a great day! The 9:00 Experience was also up in attendance! This month alone we have witnessed about 50 people coming to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior!!!! Year to date, ALMOST 300 PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST!!!!
Hundreds have completed the “Discover Events” classes and hundreds are serving on the Dream Team each Sunday! Our new Cafe opened a couple of weeks ago, Connection Cafe, and is already a major success! What an amazing thing that is happening at Oasis Church! Thank you for being a part of this life-giving movement!
A couple of reasons I am writing today… First of all, PLEASE CONTINUE TO INVITE PEOPLE TO THE FINAL 2 WEEKS OF AT THE MOVIES! Also, consider attending the 9:00 Experience or GET TO CHURCH EARLY for the best parking and seating! If you invite someone, meet them at the Connection Cafe and be their “host” for the day. Show them to the Oasis Kids department if they have children and assist them with their VIP pack and free Latte! Everyone is needed in helping people on Sunday as the crowds are continuing to grow and we don’t want to lose that momentum!
We are in the early stages of planning a Harrison County Location for a satellite campus in the Biloxi / D’Iberville area as we have hundreds of people already coming to Pascagoula from these areas. We are praying and hoping for a January 2014 launch. I am currently investing in leaders and seeking the campus pastor for that location along with a staff to lead the launch. You will hear more about this in the coming months.
We also are in a dilemma with our expansion as there is property for sale adjacent to our campus that we may need to consider purchasing, only to have to demolish a house or 2 to make room for more parking! Please be in prayer for the leadership on this issue.
We are looking to adding another Worship Experience on a Saturday night or another time, HOWEVER, if we do this, it will interfere with our preparations of the Harrison County Campus… Again, be praying for me and all the staff and trustees as we navigate as The Holy Spirit leads us in the coming months.
What a great situation to be in!!!!
Lastly, if you are a part of the Oasis family, it is because of you and your faithfulness that we are seeing such amazing things happen! God is pleased with you Oasis and is continuing to bless and show favor on us as we continue to do our part in building His Church here on the Gulf Coast! THANK YOU! Toni and I are extremely blessed to be a part of such an amazing family of believers who are eager to make a difference for Jesus!
I hope you have a great week and I want you to know that I love being your Pastor… See you soon!