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
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
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth…” I Corinthians 3:6 Possibilities: Administration, Youth, Worship, Outreach, other?
“[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
Responsibilities: Disciple-making – teaching, equipping Leadership Training Visitor Follow-up Counseling Part-time, Starting January 1, 2013
Growth Requires More Support Structure The Increasing Need for “Middle Management” Committee, Teams, & Coordinators
Our Strategic Location The Long-term Plan – Branching Out to Central Pennsylvania
Oakwood’s Brief History 19841 st Service at Current Location 1997 86 Members 2006Parking Expansion 20092 Morning Services 2012Sanctuary Seating, Fellowship Events & Sunday School Rooms
Current Facility Plan (2012) Renting Office Space in Oakwood Center Relocating Office & Nursery Providing Overflow/Alternative Seating Creating 3 Additional Sunday School Rooms
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)
Future Facility Plan (2012-2016?) Selecting an Architect (asap) Creating a Design Concept (team, committee, & congregational meetings) Appointing a Building (Trellis) Team Developing a Trellis Campaign (pledges) January 2013
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?