Oasis@Midweek is tomorrow ( this time it really is!)
We had to postpone due to the storm last Wednesday (yes, we had one then too!) so we’re back at it tomorrow night. Oasis@Midweek is for kids JK to grade 6 who invited to join us from 6:30pm to 8pm for an Oasis Camp themed evening of music, games, life lesson and this time by our Kid’s Church. O@M is not just for those who went to camp but for all who would like to remember how MONUMENTAL God is and celebrate his awesomeness.
Looking for Oasis Camp leaders!
We are looking forward to an amazing camp experience as we share God’s love with a new group of campers at Guelph Bible Conference Centre. We are once again looking to assemble a team of passionate volunteers who want to live out the great commission and make a lasting impact on the lives of children.
Camp will run the week of July 31 to August 4. Our theme for this week of camp will be “Stellar – Shine Jesus’ Light”. If you want a sneak preview of the program materials, including the songs, you can find them at:
Stellar - Easy VBS 2023 - Vacation Bible School | Group
As in prior years, we will be asking all potential volunteers to complete a brief application form (please note: references are only required for first-time leaders). The leadership team will select leaders with first priority being given to those who attend GBC, are involved with GBC’s ministries, or who have a family connection to GBC
If you have an interest in being involved in this year’s camp ministry, please complete an application form and return to Director Dan Chapman by Sunday March 12.
We’re looking forward to another great week of camp this year!
Thought for the day: Building Character Takes Commitment
I’ve been looking at how to develop character and been using Jesus as a guide. While there are certain elements of character inherited there’s much we can do to develop it as well. It’s not easy and does take work but is so worth it.
This thought brings us to our next character trait: commitment.
Jesus had no lack of commitment. Wherever He was, or whoever He was with, He was fully in the moment and fully committed to His goals. Despite praying fervently in the garden of Gethsemane to avoid having to bear the cross and all that physical torture, He knew it was the only way to pay for everyone’s sins, so He stayed completely committed to His goal. There were certainly many obstacles during His ministry, but He stayed on track and finished strong.
It also takes commitment to live out the next key character trait of Jesus: Forgiveness.
One of the most startling things said in the Bible is found in Luke 23:34, when Jesus is on the cross and says: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Even while bleeding and experiencing pain, Jesus had His heart set on forgiveness even forgiving those who put Him there in the first place! This is definitely contrary to the everyday mantra of looking out for number one and obtaining personal justice. Jesus was by no means concerned for His own life; all He wanted was to provide a way for forgiveness. What an incredible challenge for all of us.
So, who can you forgive today? That’s how you show character!
In His grip,