Next weekend at Oasis.Church, we will begin a new series that we are calling “unCommon”. This series will be a catalyst in bringing attention to a major deficiency in our current culture, especially in the church. That deficiency is the lack of Honor. We will discuss honor, integrity, generosity, respect among other virtues that we need to pursue in order to honor God and live a prosperous life! Romans 12:10 10Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 1 Timothy 5:17 17The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially … Continue reading unCommon

Leadership Capacity

Capacity—it’s how much you can handle and how much you can produce. The same is true when your business expands or your church grows from 30 attenders to 100 attenders. A funny thing can happen, though, as you stretch and grow. You can reach a leadership lid, a ceiling on what you can manage on your own. Suddenly the things that got you here won’t get you there—there to the next level you’re shooting for. I hope these five “C”s can help you work past that lid and increase your leadership capacity. Build your Confidence. When we hit our leadership … Continue reading Leadership Capacity

Bible Translations… #FoodForThought

There are three ways to translate the Bible. You can translate it with 1) your mind 2) your heart and 3) your life. I think a lot of us settle for the mental translation. But the end result is information. And what happens is this: we learn more, do less, and think we’re growing spiritually. But not if that’s the only translation. The second translation is emotional. And the emotional translation may seem more subjective than intellectual translation. But that is when our hearts break for the things that break the heart of God. It’s not just information. It’s transformation. … Continue reading Bible Translations… #FoodForThought

HEY! You Sinner who came to church!!

Yep. We saw you at church on Sunday. Did you think we wouldn’t notice you? As soon as your car pulled around the bend, the Parking Team radioed to each other that you had arrived. We watched you walk from the parking lot to the building before we opened the church doors for you. Then in the lobby, you tried to blend in with the crowd as you went through the Sunday routine, like checking in children, grabbing a cup of coffee (caffeinated, of course!). When you came into the auditorium, we saw you walk, walk, walk up the stairs … Continue reading HEY! You Sinner who came to church!!