“Food For The Holidays”…UPDATE!

October 18, 2017 - Blog

About a month ago we began a small project to supplement as many families as possible in Southern Wake County with FOOD for the holidays. Part of my motivation for this is rooted in my own personal story, and another motivation is because I’m a…

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#StayWoke – 3 Dangerous Prayers

October 13, 2017 - Blog

If you are like me, you probably don’t pray as often as you’d like.  And WHEN we do pray, our prayer sounds like some variation of the following… “Dear Jesus… ME ME ME.” Give me more money, more comfort, more health, more something…and the reality…

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Birthday Wishes

October 12, 2017 - Blog

I’m turning 34 next week. WOAH!!! …It feels like just yesterday I was eagerly anticipating getting my license so that I could FINALLY drive my Dad’s ’65 Mustang. And now I’m 34…when did THAT happen? I don’t know why, but I get uncomfortable when I…

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men don’t do church?

October 12, 2017 - Blog

I was a youth pastor for 3 years, and I’ve been a “lead” pastor for 4 years. So, I’ve been in “full time” ministry now for 7 years. And if there is ONE thing that has stood out to me over these 7 years, it’s…

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5 reasons why your church might be boring

October 11, 2017 - Blog

Ok, here’s the deal. This post is going to sound negative, but it’s not coming from a negative place in my heart. It’s coming from a place that is FILLED with desire to REACH the world for Jesus. And I do realize that these are…

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A Letter From Bill

October 9, 2017 - Blog

Hey Oasis!!! Wanted to share some things with you from my heart today… From DAY ONE, the HEARTBEAT of Oasis has been to see people who want nothing to do with church, those who don’t feel comfortable in most churches, and those who have given…

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Thoughts About My Girls and The Wedding

October 5, 2017 - Blog

“Well..are you excited about your wedding?!!! Tell me all about her…” Many of my friends and even some family haven’t had a chance to meet my fiancé, Jennifer, yet. So, naturally, the most frequent topic in conversations when I run into people around town has…

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all things to all people…

October 3, 2017 - Blog

Had an interesting conversation the other day with a stranger who was asking about me and my church. In an attempt to contextualize me, he began rambling a list of labels. It didn’t feel like a negative stereotype or anything, I think he just had…

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Stop Using The Phrase “I’ll Pray For You”

October 2, 2017 - Blog

A few years ago I made a pact (sort of) with a few friends that we would STOP using the phrase “I’ll pray for you.” The reason we agreed to this was because we noticed how easy it is to SAY it, but never DO…

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Old Hugh

September 28, 2017 - Blog

Hugh died and everyone is saying, “He was so cool and classy,” “He was a revolutionary with big dreams,” “He was a cultural architect.” Real talk. Hugh was a man who made a living by prostituting women. Hugh owned and operated a brothel. Hugh got rich by pimping out…

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