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A Healthy Tree as a Biblical Metaphor Planted by the Lord Well-Rooted Well-Watered – Health and Growth – Strength, Perseverance Abundant, Consistent.

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3 A Healthy Tree as a Biblical Metaphor Planted by the Lord Well-Rooted Well-Watered – Health and Growth – Strength, Perseverance Abundant, Consistent Fruit Beauty Shelter and Food for Birds and Beasts God’s Sovereign Grace Biblical Doctrine Preaching, Teaching Holiness, Evangelism, Service, Worship Holiness Missions, Blessing to the Nations

4 Oaks of Righteousness “The Spirit of the Lord G OD is upon me, because the L ORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the L ORD 's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the L ORD, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:1-3

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6 “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth…” I Corinthians 3:6 Possibilities: Administration, Youth, Worship, Outreach, other?

7 “[Christ] gave…shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…” Ephesians 4:11,12 “Training is the engine of Gospel growth. Under God, the way to get more Gospel growth happening is to train more and more mature, godly Christians to be vine- workers – that is, to see more people equipped, resourced, and encouraged to speak the Word prayerfully to other people…” Colin Marshall & Tony Payne, The Trellis and the Vine

8 Responsibilities: Disciple-making – teaching, equipping Leadership Training Visitor Follow-up Counseling Part-time, Starting January 1, 2013

9 Growth Requires More Support Structure The Increasing Need for “Middle Management” Committee, Teams, & Coordinators

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12 Our Strategic Location The Long-term Plan – Branching Out to Central Pennsylvania

13 Oakwood’s Brief History st Service at Current Location Members 2006Parking Expansion Morning Services 2012Sanctuary Seating, Fellowship Events & Sunday School Rooms

14 Current Facility Plan (2012) Renting Office Space in Oakwood Center Relocating Office & Nursery Providing Overflow/Alternative Seating Creating 3 Additional Sunday School Rooms

15 Current Facility Plan Cost Rent $625 month (compared to $1,800) 50 New Chairs ($1,800) Modular Walls (~$6,000) Office Furniture & Add. Cost (~$3,000) Total Cost 2012 (~$18,300)

16 Future Facility Plan ( ?) Selecting an Architect (asap) Creating a Design Concept (team, committee, & congregational meetings) Appointing a Building (Trellis) Team Developing a Trellis Campaign (pledges) January 2013

17 Creating a Design Concept Sanctuary Seating (remove walls?) Fellowship Space (multi-purpose room) Sunday School Rooms (permanent space) Office & Nursery Space (locations) Other: windows, library, kitchen, foyer?

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20 Future Facility Plan Cost ~$1.2 Million Currently $148,000 in Reserve Income has Exceeded Budget & Expenses Debt Free Church & a Giving Congregation

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