Why join a small group?
We’re all busy. Isn’t this just one more thing? Most people from Five Oaks who are involved in a small group report that their small group represents their place of connection or belonging, their closest community. Maybe you’ve never tried a small group before or took a break from it.
The new year is a great time to join a small group. We offer small groups from every life stage, meeting on every day of the week, so you can expect to meet others who may be facing similar goals and challenges to yours. People like you. Click here to learn more about our groups and to register. You can also stop by the Ministry Cart in the Commons this weekend to get questions answered.
Do budget discussions bring peace on earth in your home?
The stress of holiday spending, saving for college and retirement, and staying within your budget can be magnified this time of year. Financial Peace University can help change how people frame their budget conversations, get out of debt, and start a real emergency fund. FPU starts January 14. , 9 am in room 101 -- that's next weekend! Cost: $93 for new families; free for returning families. Last chance to register! Click here to register.
Five Oaks Kids volunteers: let's make our best even better
Hey volunteers! If you serve with Five Oaks Kids in any capacity, please mark your calendar for our all-team training on January 14, 12:30-2 pm. A soup lunch will be served. We look forward to this time together for ministry updates and time to sharpen our craft and make our volunteer efforts as impactful as possible for the kids and families we serve. To RSVP, please email Cindy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got a few minutes for prayer?
Please join us as we gather to pray for the 14 Five Oaks-supported missionaries, their families and their ministries. January 14, 10:15-11 am, room 105. We will have treats! We’d love to have your prayer support for these global partners!
Student Ministry resumes next Wednesday
Middle and high school students, join us Wednesdays 6-8 pm for a time to hang out, worship, hear a message, then spend time in discussion groups Our Youth Café is open selling dinner, snacks, and drinks. Come check out what Wednesday night is all about!!! Questions? Please email email@example.com. See you starting up again on January 10!
Do you know the story of the Bible?
In our Story of God class, you’ll learn how the Bible fits together to tell one story and how you fit into God’s story. You’ll connect with others from Five Oaks in a cohort setting where you will get real, honest answers to your bible questions. This class is a six-week series of one-hour meetings, plus a small amount of daily homework. The next class starts January 21. To register, please click here.
Students: Summer mission trip registrations due
Middle schoolers — (students completing grades 6-8 this year) join us for a week of serving, spiritual growth, and relational team building on our YouthWorks trip to Lake Traverse, SD, July 15-20. Click here for more info and to register.
High schoolers (students completing grades 9-12 this year) — join us as we travel to the Challenge Conference in Kansas City, July 2-6. Click here for more info and to register.
Deposits for both trips are due no later than January 31, 2018. Don’t miss out on these life-changing opportunities to serve the kingdom and grow deeper.
Daily devotions that link to our sermons
DailyLife devotions, written by our volunteer team of writers, correlate directly to the Gospel Project and to the sermon from the previous week. These devotions will give you extra insight for your small group discussions, if you are involved with one. If you don’t currently receive DailyLife in your email inbox, you can sign up by clicking here.
Men’s Ascent Summit Weekend: Last chance to register
Heroes ... we all have them and want to be one, but what does that look like in the fast-paced world we live in today? In the Christian Life, it’s not how you start…It’s how you finish that truly matters. How will you protect the legacy you worked so hard to build? Join us for an impactful weekend January 19-21 at Miracle Lodge, Stewartville, MN. To register, click here.
New member candidates
Thomas & Donna Kauffman