As we come to the end of 2018, we look back in awe of all that God has done in our church. We’ve seen many come to saving faith in Jesus Christ, and many declare their faith publicly through baptism. God has reached out through us to families in crisis in our community, to struggling children, to those in prison, and so many more. Several gifted staff members have joined our team, providing leadership in critical areas such as Children’s Ministry, Discipleship, and Strategic Ministries. We hope you’ll take the time to read a few of the stories and celebrate with us for everything God has been up to in and through Austin Oaks Church.
Now, we’re looking ahead and expecting God to continue what He’s already begun in us.
Your year-end contribution to Austin Oaks Church helps us be ready for God to do more in 2019.
We want to be ready for whatever God asks of us, hands open with a predetermined “yes”. We’re building up our foundations for the New Year in anticipation of God reaching more of our city through us, bringing more people into our community, and growing our faith. Please join us in prayer, and consider a special year-end financial gift to our church.
We get to join God for more in 2019
We don’t HAVE to give to God’s purposes and plans for Austin Oaks Church - we GET to give. Jesus shows us how to live generous lives, offering every resource He has to us for our good and to advance good in the world. When we’re generous with our own resources, we take part in His bigger plans for our community, and we practice being like Him.
We invite you to pray and ask God what He would have you give at this special time of year. Come take part in what God is up to through AOC in 2019.
What God’s done through AOC in 2018
EXPECTING GOD FOR MORE in 2019
Developing and Strengthening AOC Groups. We’ll begin a church-wide campaign in January to help more of our congregation find their place in a small group communities. We want fans of Jesus to become followers, and followers to grow into developers of others.
AOC Growth Track Launches in February. This four-week course walks people through getting to know our church, finding a group to connect with, discover their God-given gifts, and join one of our A-Teams to serve with purpose and intention. We’ll start our first course in February 2019, and classes are open for registration through May. Sign up today.
A-Teams - Mobilized for More. We’re developing teams across all of our ministries so that people can use their spiritual gifts in our church and community for God’s glory. As we help folks identify their spiritual gifts through the AOC Growth Track, we’ll connect them teams that need their unique design to move God’s purposes forward at AOC.
Legacy Giving. Many in our congregation have the spiritual gift of giving, but few opportunities to express it. We’ll launch the Legacy Giving Ministry to equip and encourage folks to invest in God’s kingdom in purposeful and thoughtful ways.
Do Good Initiatives. We’re planning a series of local, global, and outreach initiatives to share the good news of the gospel with our city and our world.