It was over 4 years ago. I vividly remember laying in my bed on countless sleepless nights dreaming about a life-giving church that would be radically INCLUSIVE. I saw a church that gave people permission to be themselves, a place where people could belong before they believed. And I had a vision of people (you and I) who would do whatever it takes, short of sin, to engage outsiders and invite them into a relationship with Jesus.
A few other people latched onto that dream, and we all started to discuss how starting this church could impact our community and make a difference in our world. The acceptance of this vision was then followed by hours upon hours sitting in living rooms, dining rooms and coffee shops discussing the who, what, when, where, how, and WHY.
Sometimes I miss those days. But then I’m reminded that in those days, I LONGED for THESE days.
THESE are the days we longed for.
THIS is the church we dreamed about.
Since this church got off the ground (nearly 4 years ago), we have seen over 500 people make the decision to follow Jesus, 300+ people have been baptized, and every month we are seeing people get more connected at Oasis. Our influence in Holly Springs is growing and our church community has really taken shape…small groups have formed, leaders have emerged and are being developed, and the community is being impacted by this little church plant…and by God’s grace, we intend to see this happen over and over again for the life of this church!!!
One of the main reasons this is happening is because of your incredible generosity. You are allowing God to bless this church through your financial sacrifice AND your commitment to the vision. Thank you!
I am convinced that this is only the beginning of what God wants to do through our church. Thousands of families in our area are not connected to a life giving church and do not have a relationship with Jesus. Many of these people are our family, friends, and neighbors.
Oasis, we have an opportunity to reach Southern Wake County for Jesus. We are perfectly positioned to accomplish everything God has put before us! And this is why I am emailing you.
Will you take 5 minutes with your family, maybe one evening at supper or one morning before the day starts..and ask ONE SIMPLE QUESTION:
“Who can our family bring to church this Christmas?”
I bet if you think about it, your family could identify ONE family who would come to a Christmas service with you. Will you send the text? Make the call? Knock on the door? Forward this email?
We have 2 Services at 9:15am & 11:00am.
Holly Springs High School
See you there!