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Cheerful Hearts.
Willing Hands.


    Oasis 2011 Stewardship Challenge
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    State of the Local Church: Oasis
    History
       2004
           Regular Sunday morning gatherings at the American Legion Annex
            Building in Middleport
           Declared “Oasis Meigs” as the official church plant
           Oasis Advisory Team determined to increase Chris Stewart’s
            supplemental income to $30k/year

       2006
           Moved the Sunday morning gatherings to the Meigs Middle School

       2007
           Developed “The Gospel & Oasis 101” as an introductory curriculum
            for Oasis newcomers
           Developed Elders and Deacons
           Developed membership to the Oasis church
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    State of the Local Church: Oasis
    History Continued
       2009
           Oasis leadership determined to pay Chad Dodson a supplemental
            income of $12k/year
           Organization of the “He Reigns” outreach ministry as an annual
            concert-fest

       2010
           Oasis Elders began meeting every last Wednesday of each month for
            the purpose of:
                o   Being accountable to one another as leaders
                o   Praying for church members
                o   Praying for and discussing church spiritual health & maturity
                o   Planning Oasis church annual budget
                o   Casting vision for the Oasis church
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    State of the Local Church: Oasis
    What we strive to be

       A God-Centered Church
         o   Romans 15:5-6

       A Bible-Saturated Church
         o   2 Timothy 3:16-17

       A Christ-Exalting Church
         o   Colossians 1:13-20

       A Missional Church
         o   Matthew 28:19-20
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    State of the Local Church: Oasis
    How We Utilize Church Members’ Tithes & Offerings

       People
         o   Supplemental income for two pastors (Chad & Chris)
         o   Mercy Needs (“in-reach” AND outreach)

       Ministry Programs
         o   Youth & Children
         o   Adult Education
         o   Hospitality
         o   Equipment for worship gatherings
         o   He Reigns & other outreach/evangelism events

       Business/Organizational Expenses
         o   Insurance, CPA
         o   Public Relations
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    State of the Local Church: Oasis
    How We Utilize Church Members’ Tithes & Offerings

       Building/Future Facility Fund
         o   $50/week

       Missionary Support
         o Good Works
         o (Formerly Travis & Emily Jones)
+                     Step
                        o
                              #1
                            Recognizing that I am part of
                            something that I believe in
Elders & Deacons
                      Step   #2
Challenge 2011
                        o   Recognizing that what I am part
Leading By Example
                            of is an investment for my life
                            (receiving nourishment, etc.)
                      Step   #3
                        o   Deciding to participate in the
                            long-term growth of this
                            investment
                      Step   #4
                        o   Making a “faith promise” to
                            financially give weekly to the
                            fellowship I participate with,
                            receive nourishment from, and
                            grow with
+                     What exactly am I giving
                            money to?
Elders & Deacons
Challenge 2011       The Kingdom of God...
Leading By Example
                         made known…
                         displayed…
                         proclaimed…
                         embodied…
                     …through the local church.
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Cheerful Hearts.
Willing Hands.


    Oasis 2011 Stewardship Challenge

				
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