The Weekly (08.18.17)

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The Weekly (08.18.17)

Engagement Pathway

This Sunday kicks off our Engagement Pathway.  If you are new to Live Oak this is where you need to start!  Our free Guest Lunch is Sunday, August 20th, at the Church Ministry Center (14 Palmetto Way) at 1:00pm.  Join us for a relaxed afternoon with some of the leadership at Live Oak.  It's a great way for you to get to know us better while we get to know you too!  Please register here, if you haven't already!

The next step on the pathway is baptism.  If you or your children are interested in being baptized on Sunday, August 27th, one of pastors would love to meet with you.  You can request a meeting here and we will get it scheduled.

The last step on the pathway is where you learn how to get connected to others at Live Oak.  Our Launch Class is on Tuesday, August 29th, at 7:00pm at the Church Ministry Center.  Pastor Michael will lead this class regarding our history, beliefs, mission, values, and vision.  You will also learn about classes, Bible studies, and house churches, as well as serving opportunities.  You can register here for Launch Class.


Volunteer Training Day

Are you ready to serve at Live Oak?  All current and potential volunteers need to attend our upcoming volunteer training day on Saturday, August 26th from 9:00am to noon at the Church Ministry Center.  The training will cover expectations and responsibilities for our volunteers.  You will learn what positions are still open and how you can start or continue serving!  We can't do what we do every week with you.  Be sure to register.  If you need more information on volunteering you can find our Volunteer Guide and Volunteer Handbook here


September Classes

Leadership development is one of the most important responsibilities the church has in evangelism, discipleship, and ultimately in Kingdom expansion. (See Ephesians 2:20 and especially Ephesians 4:11-16.)

The class will be broken into 3 sections: 4 weeks of introduction and teaching about discipleship, 4 weeks of guided independent study through the major themes of scripture, 3 weeks of follow up and leadership application at Live Oak.

We will be utilizing teaching from Francis Chan and Davie Platt through the Right Now Media videos available to us as a church. During the 4 week guided independent study you will be able to access the videos at your own opportunity and pace.

This is so important that we are offering TWO weekly opportunities for training. The class will meet on Saturday mornings AND REPEAT on Wednesday evenings to ensure that attendees have an option if they can't make one or the other.

This is a FREE CLASS. As a participant, you'll receive a FREE copy of Francis Chan's book Multiply.

This class can start you on the path to financial freedom!  Come and learn how to take baby steps to take control of your money (really God's money) rather than having your money control you!  This 9 week course will begin on Thursday, September 21, at 7:00pm at the Church Ministry Center.  The cost is $100 per couple or individual.  Some scholarships will be available.  If you need some assistance, contact the church office.  


Apostles Build

The Apostles Build house is almost completed!  Soon the Arias/Quesada family will have a home to call their own!  If you can volunteer on any of the following dates, please contact Christy Long at clong@hargray.com.  

September 6, 13, 20, and 27. 

No experience is necessary and no tools are needed!  Each of the open days is a Wednesday from 8:00 - Noon.  The positions will fill up quickly, so if you are interested, please contact Christy as soon as possible!


 

 

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The Weekly (08.10.17)

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The Weekly (08.10.17)

Bluffton Self Help

Be sure to bring back your green bag filled with pasta and sauces this Sunday for Bluffton Self Help!  On a weekly basis, Bluffton Self Help provides groceries for over 500 people who face food insecurity.  Our monthly donations are a big help in keeping the pantry shelves full.    #recklessgenerosity


Church Work Day 

Join us Saturday for a work day at both the Ministry Center and the Bluffton School of Dance.  We need 2 teams of folks who can help with repairs, painting, cleaning, and organizing.  Meet at the Ministry Center and then we will divide and conquer!  This is a great serving opportunity for families.  Be sure to register so we know how many we can count on!


Volunteer Training Day

We LOVE our volunteers!  Thank you for serving!  God has given us all unique talents and skills and we can use them all!  If you are a current volunteer, ready to start serving, or just thinking about serving, this training is for YOU!  Join us on August 26th at the Ministry Center at 9:00am.  This training will go over requirements and expectations of each position.  We will be asking you to sign up to begin volunteering in September.  If you would like more information on volunteering at Live Oak, click here.  You can review our volunteer Guide and Volunteer Handbook.  Be sure to register for the training day.  


Engagement Pathway

If you are new to Live Oak or even if you've been here awhile and haven't connected yet, our Engagement Pathway is THE PLACE to start.  It kicks off on Sunday, August 20th with a free guest lunch at the Ministry Center at 1:00pm.  Join some of leadership for an afternoon of food and fellowship.  Get to know a little more about us in a relaxed atmosphere over lunch.  Be sure to register so we can ensure there is plenty of food!

The next step is Baptism.  If you are ready to take this step in your faith, we would love to celebrate with you!  Our next Baptism Sunday is August 27th.  One of our pastors would love to meet with you (or your kids, if they are ready) to discuss baptism and answer any questions.  You can request a meeting with a pastor on the website under events.

The last step is our Launch Class (membership class).  Pastor Michael walks through our history, beliefs, mission, values, and vision.  You will also learn how to connect to house churches, studies, classes, and serving opportunities.  Launch Class is scheduled for Tuesday, August 29th, at 7:00pm at the Ministry Center (14 Palmetto Way).

For more information on the Engagement Pathway or to register for any of the events click here.


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The Weekly (08.04.17)

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The Weekly (08.04.17)

New Month, New Cause

As we get ready for back to school this August, every 6 check-ins at Live Oak Christian Church will provide a brick to build a school in Nicaurauga. We’re working with Reach by Causely and buildOn to make it happen. You can add #bricks4schools when you check in to promote the cause. For more information about this month’s mission, check out www.buildon.org.


Church Workday

Join us on August 21st as we repair, paint, clean, and organize both the Ministry Center and Bluffton School of Dance.  Two teams are needed to get everything done!  This is a perfect serving opportunity for families, as there will be jobs that even small hands can do!  Plan to meet at the Ministry Center at 9:00am and then the teams will divide and conquer!  


Green Bag Sunday

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Be sure you pick up a green bag this Sunday for Bluffton Self Help!  This month we are collecting spaghetti noodles (not macaroni) and pasta sauce!  Bring your bags back on Sunday August 13th!  #recklessgenerosity


Guest Lunch

If you are new to Live Oak, this should be your first step in getting connected!  Join us on Sunday, August 20th, at 1:00pm at the Ministry Center for a free lunch!  Families are welcomed, just let us know how many will attend so we can have plenty of food for everyone.  This is a relaxed afternoon of food and fellowship.


Volunteer Training

Our volunteer training day is for all current volunteers, as well as those interested in volunteering beginning in September.  You will learn what serving opportunities exist and how you can use your time and talents to fill those positions.  Expectations and requirements will be discussed for each position.  In addition, a brief overview of Planning Center will be provided.  

Even if you are just thinking about serving, make plans to attend on August 26th at 9:00am.  And yes, there will be coffee available that morning!


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The Weekly (07.28.17)

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The Weekly (07.28.17)

Apostles Build

Our next dates for the Apostles Build are August 23 & 26, 2017.  No experience or tools are necessary.  Habitat for Humanity will provide everything you need!  Hours are 8:00 - noon both days.  If you are interested, please contact Christy Long at clong@hargray.com.  Come help the Arias/Quesada family's dream come true!  #recklessgenerosity, #radicallifechange


Church Work Day

Volunteers of all ages are welcomed to come and help us spruce up our office building and the Bluffton School of Dance.  We will be working at both locations at the same times, so many hands make for light work!  Families are encouraged to sign up and serve together!  We can find something to do for everyone that shows up!  Register here.


Guest Lunch

If you are new at Live Oak, or even if you have been here for a few months, we would love for you to attend our next Guest Lunch on August 20th, at 1:00pm.  It is the first step in our Engagement Pathway.  So if you are looking to get connected, this is THE place to start!  This free lunch is a chance for you and your family to get to know some of the leadership at Live Oak, and also for us to get to know you better.  It's relaxed afternoon of food and fellowship. You can register here.


Volunteer Training Day

If you are a current volunteer, or just thinking about volunteering, make plans to attend our Volunteer Training Day on Saturday, August 26th.  Pastor Michael and Pastor Eric will go over the expectations and responsibilities for our volunteers.  You will also learn what positions are currently open.  Register here.  If you aren't currently serving you can check out our volunteer guide and handbook here to see what volunteering looks like at Live Oak!  The new volunteer schedule starts in September.


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The Weekly (07.21.17)

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The Weekly (07.21.17)

Apostles Build

Our next dates for the Apostles Build are August 23 & 26, 2017.  No experience or tools are necessary.  Habitat for Humanity will provide everything you need!  Hours are 8:00 - noon both days.  If you are interested, please contact Christy Long at clong@hargray.com.  Come help the Arias/Quesada family's dream come true!  #recklessgenerosity, #radicallifechange


#recklessgenerosity

At Live Oak one of our values is Reckless Generosity!  This includes, tithes, time, talents, & testimony.  Two easy ways for Live Oak to be on the receiving end are the above 2 programs.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose Live Oak as your charitable organization!

On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

You know you are shopping on amazon anyway, why not help Live Oak out in the process?!

The next program is Kroger Community Rewards.  This program works similarly to AmazonSmile, but it does need to be updated every year during the month of August.  You need to select Live Oak as a recipient.  You can register your Kroger Plus Card and select Live Oak at  www.krogercommunityrewards.com.  Live Oak's number is 48890.


Engagement Pathway

If you are new to Live Oak, the easiest way to get connected is to follow our Engagement Pathway!  This pathway introduces you to our church, our leadership, and allows you to own your faith and our mission!  Our next pathway kicks off with a Guest Lunch on Sunday, August 20th at 1:00pm, at the Church Ministry Center.  This is a relaxed afternoon of food and fellowship with some of the leaders at Live Oak.  You can register here for lunch!

The next step on the pathway is baptism.  If you have never been baptized we would love to celebrate that step of faith with you.  You can request a meeting here with one of our pastors to discuss baptism and address any questions you may have.  Our next Baptism Sunday is August 27th.

And the final step on the pathway is our Launch Class.  This membership class is taught by Pastor Michael.  You will learn about our history, beliefs, values, mission, and vision.  In addition you will learn how to connect to Bible studies, classes, and house churches.  The next class is on Tuesday, August 29th, at 7:00pm at the Church Ministry Center.  You can register here for the class.

We hope you find this pathway easy to follow and you get connected soon!


August

Can you believe it's almost August?  Wow!  Where did summer go?  The staff and leadership have been busy this summer revamping our volunteer program, house churches, and discipleship in general!  Next month will be the month where we give you all the information you need about all of these programs!

In the meantime, please pray about serving our congregation!  There are so many opportunities to serve.  You can find out about our volunteer opportunities here.  On August 26th, there will be volunteer training at the Church Ministry Center from 9:00-1:00.  Please plan to attend.

September will kick off a new volunteer rotation for all positions!  

On August 12th, we will have a church and BSOD cleaning day.  Stayed tuned for more information as we get closer to the date.  This will require many hands to make light work.  And kids are encouraged to help out.

It's going to be a busy month!


 

 

  

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The Weekly (07.14.17)

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The Weekly (07.14.17)

Apostles Build

Our next dates for the Apostles Build are August 23 & 26, 2017.  No experience or tools are necessary.  Habitat for Humanity will provide everything you need!  Hours are 8:00 - noon both days.  If you are interested, please contact Christy Long at clong@hargray.com.  #recklessgenerosity, #radicallifechange


Serving Opportunities

We are busy putting together volunteers for this Fall.  If you are interested in serving, please let us know!  We need YOU for Hospitality, Kids ministry, Video/audio tech, & Worship team.  If you are willing to serve, we can find a place for you!  Our volunteer handbook and application are available here.

You can contact Jamie Haight at jamie @liveoakcc.com or note it on your Connect Card on Sunday and let us know how you can serve!

Mark your calendars for our next volunteer training day, Saturday, August 26th, from 9:00 - 12:00.  Stay tuned for more information as the date gets closer! 


School Supplies

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It's hard to believe it's time to start thinking about Back to School!  Our Compassion Partner, Bluffton Self Help is collecting school supplies.  If you would like to donate any of the above items, you can bring them to church on Sunday through the month of July, drop them off at the church office (Mon - Thurs), or at Bluffton Self Help (Mon - Fri).


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