NJ Church Blog (Page 3)

NJ Church Blog (Page 3)

Easter at Oasis in Hindsight

Easter was an amazing experience at Oasis because there were a lot of “Firsts”. First of all, having Grand Opened on 9/19/10 it was our first Easter as an official church family. Secondly, meeting at the AMC Loews Theater marked the first time we met outside of our regular meeting place at Having so many (350+ more than we usually get) guests was awesome and a definite stretch to our systems and Teams. I was so proud of how our…

4/10/11-Oasis “Second Wave” Baptism Celebration

Oasis-Church-NJ.com is celebrating its second Baptism Celebration, which we are calling the “Second Wave” on April 10th. This is an exciting event and we encourage all those who are interested in being baptized, give Dave Butler a holler at 732-406-7821, or sign up at the Welcome Table Sunday morning WHAT IS BAPTISM? Baptism is an outward expression of an inward commitment to Jesus Christ. Baptism also represents a way in which we can publicly identify with Jesus.

Oasis Celebrated its First Christmas Eve

If you’ve been following our blog from the beginning of this God amazing adventure we call Oasis-Church-NJ.com, you are probably rejoicing with us about what He has done over the last year and a half.  One friend who recently visited Oasis for the first time  had this to say: “You spoke about starting a church for years, but I never thought it would ever happen. Boy was I wrong!”  Over and over again, the Lord keeps reminding me of this: …

Oasis-Church-NJ.com Launches

Oasis-Church-NJ.com officially launched as a brand new  NJ church on 9/19/10, with over 200 people in attendance! In Spring 2009, 5 ordinary people gathered around a dining room table with a vision to reach  spiritually hurting and hungry people with Jesus’ love.  God is in the business of using ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and we thank Him for the privilege of taking us on this exciting ride. The following  are some video highlights of what occurred. If you …

Oasis Church Summer Outreach

(7/21/10)-For those that didn’t know, Oasis-Church-NJ.com has been meeting several times a month in the Summer to network with people in our community letting them know about our newly forming church. We recently took a number of community surveys to get a gauge on what this area’s needs are, and gave out hundreds if granola bars and flyers in the process. I was amazed at the committment level of the several dozen OC folks who came out in nearly 100…

Casual, Contemporary Church Update

First of all, I apologize this Oasis-Church-NJ.com update has taken so long to write. The only excuse I can give is that God has done so many amazing things in the past few months, that I have had a difficult time keeping up. That’s a great problem to have! So what has been going on? Well I  retired on 12/31/09, and have been able to devote myself full time to our Oasis church plant! Let me tell ya, when you…

Contemporary Christian Church Update

Oasis Church is a contemporary Christian church plant in Union County NJ. Since God led our little launch team of ten people out here to Mountainside, we have seen Him doing some outrageous things. Contemporary Christian Church Blessings One prong of our outreach strategy was to do the Alpha Course as a way of of reaching the unchurched and growing connect groups (small groups) simultaneously. Our 3/22/10 kick-off attracted 101 folks including our  little team! Now into week seven in…

Mountainside Church-Our First Outreach

Well our Oasis Church Launch Team has been using a Mountainside church as it’s base of operation for the past 5 weeks now, and tomorrow (March 22) will be our first sustained outreach  assault on Union County. Tomorrow we are sponsoring the Alpha Course at 5PM, We are a tiny group of 8, but we have big plans for a huge turnout. How many unchurched people are we expecting to attract? Let’s just put it this way: My wife cooked…

Oasis Church in Union County Update

Our Oasis Church Planting Team rocks! It’s as simple as that. The commitment level of these people, some of whom are not even Christ followers at this time, utterly amazes me. Believe me, it’s not easy planting a church from scratch in NJ. As one other church planter from the South bemoaned to me recently, “This ain’t Christian Wonderland like it is in the Bible Belt.”  Hello? This is freakin’ New Jersey, okay? In all honesty, there have been several…

New Jersey Christian Church Update

(12.20.09)-Well, it’s been a while since we last updated our New Jersey Christian Church plant news. As I look back on what our Lord has done in 2009, I truly fall on my knees amazed and overflowing with thankfulness.  Are we “there” yet? No, but God is on the move with this New Jersey Christian Church. Just to bring some of you guys who are following us here up to speed, Oasis-Church-NJ.com is a church plant in Union County NJ…

Oasis Church Launch Team at Liberty

Wow! This past weekend our Oasis Church Launch Team had an amazing time on our road trip to the NEXT Conference located at Liberty Seminary in Lynchburg, VA.  Not only was it wonderful to meet and network with hundreds of church planters from all over the USA, we also received some great training from Hal Mayer and Randy Smith on how to start a healthy and growing church from scratch. Oasis Church Meets Jehovah Jireh Our God continues to provide…

Oasis Church Update on Oasis-Church-NJ.com

Some people new to our Oasis Church plant wondered about the name. Oasis Church? Why Oasis Church? Quite simply, we chose “Oasis Church” because our vision is to compassionately introduce Jesus and His love to tens of thousands of hungry and hurting singles and young families all around the world. Over the past few weeks, folks have mistaken Oasis Church for a nightclub, water softener company and restaurant. That’s all cool I guess, but in order to clear up any…