Spread Out Think Big

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Dear Oakwood,

One of the greatest thrills of my life is having a ringside seat to all the wonderful things the Lord has done in the life of His church.  25 years ago I watched as a small and struggling congregation demonstrated enormous faith and believed that God had a plan for Oakwood.  They believed God had placed them in this exact location, which in those years, was on the edge of New Braunfels with nothing around it.  

By faith, the congregation from 25 years ago stepped out and started ministries to reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  This has been the story of Oakwood from the very beginning until this day…a story of God’s people who dreamed big dreams and had great faith that God would use His church in this community.  We started ministries that we were not sure how to carry out, but believed in God to provide a way.  We built buildings, bought land, bought the downtown campus at Cross & Hickory, believing all the way that God would make a way and He has. 

Once again, the congregation of this church, now with almost 6,000 members, must follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before us.  It’s time to Spread Out & Think Big.  This brochure presents Phase 1 of the Spread Out and Think Big campaign, which is the purchase of an additional 12 acres of land and a traffic light on the Loop.  This will cost 3 million dollars.  Phase 2 will come later and will provide more space for us to worship our Lord. 

Oakwood is no longer on the edge of town.  There are big plans through the Veramendi Development to have even more people around us who will need to be intentionally engaged with the love of Christ.  So let’s be a people with big faith and big dreams, and contribute our resources so that we can be witness to all the great and mighty things God will do through His church.

Pastor Ray

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