Kicking things off at church

Dear Church Family

It is finally kick off week here at Oceanside First Presbyterian Church. Summer is now a distant memory, school is in full swing, and for us here at Oceanside First Presbyterian Church, it is now time to get back to business. All of our ministry teams here at church have put in a ton of prayer, time, and effort into this upcoming year and we could not be more excited about what God has in store for you, our ministries and your preschool too!

A JOINT EFFORT IS NEEDED: For this fall kick off to be a success, and for our preschool children and families to land in our community, a joint effort is needed. As I have said before kids and students at different ages have different needs just like adults at different ages have different needs. For kids and students they are just starting their story of faith here. As an adult, it is easy just to come and go to church and avoid being moved. It is even easy to miss a week or two but if we are building new community we need everyone to be here and take on an inviting spirit.

There is a sad reality in our world but God has given us a good news answer. What drives 99% of people whether or not they are going to be part of a church family, part of a faith community and move towards a clearer understanding of the Christian life is their need for friendships and community. The good news is that God’s church was built for community. The Church is the answer for what most people are looking for. This means people arrive when they have friends at church. People are more likely to show up and even grow in their walk with Jesus if they have friends and community here. If people don't feel comfortable or don't feel like they have any possible friends in our community, then they are out, gone, goodbye!