objc day of prayer and fasting.
This Sunday, May 26, we will gather for the first time to worship together in our new building. God is so good! As we approach the big day, we’re struck by the generosity of God’s people which has been beyond encouraging and has made this project possible.
In March we set a goal of raising $300,000 that would enable us to complete the remodel and expansion of our home at 625 Maroon Avenue with no debt. So far, $160,000 has been given. Praise God! What an amazing testament to his goodness.
With $160,000 already given, that means we are only $140,000 away from wrapping up the Opening Our Doors Wider Together project! Please prayerfully consider giving above and beyond to complete the building debt-free and sustain our day-to-day operations. With that in mind, we have decided to set aside this Thursday, May 23 as a day of fasting and prayer for Oh Be Joyful.
So...why are we fasting?
· First and foremost, to honor and praise God for His faithfulness to OBJC.
· Second, to corporately seek His favor in providing the final financial resources for the building.
· Third, to seek His favor in using this new building as both home base and launchpad for the gospel in Crested Butte and beyond.
Completing a project of this size debt-free is something so significant that it can only be attributed to Him and we invite you all to join us in remembering the One who makes it all possible!
the only one. exploring god’s character.
What makes God unique? Who is He, really? How does knowing about Him change you? The Only One is a series that dives into the attributes and character of God. Join us as we look at what it means when we say God is sovereign, omnipotent, holy, and more.
Sunday, May 26 / 9 a.m. / Oh Be Joyful Church. / A Just God / Scott Winn
Sunday, June 2 / 9 a.m. / Oh Be Joyful Church. / A Good God / Scott Winn
Sunday, June 9 / 9 a.m. / Oh Be Joyful Church. / A Merciful and Gracious God / Scott Winn
Sunday, June 16 / 9 a.m. / Oh Be Joyful Church. / A Holy God / Tyler Hansen
Sunday, June 23 / 9 a.m. / Oh Be Joyful Church. / An Incarnate and Relational God / Scott Winn
we follow jesus.
what we're about.
We exist to bring glory to God through the ministry of reconciliation as outlined in Colossians 1:18 and 2 Corinthians 5:11-21. Everything we do, corporately or individually, serves to proclaim His name and His goodness to a broken and hurting world. As the well-known hymn by Edward Mote says, "My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name." Everything we do, everything we are, and everything we strive for revolves around Christ. He came to live the life that we are unable to live. And He died the death that we deserve to die. Our lives are forever changed by that truth, and that is good news.
what it means.
It's ok not to be ok. Hurting and broken people are not excluded from the church, they are the church. When we gather together for OBJC supper clubs, corporate worship, or special events, we do so not as people who have it all together but as people who have a common need for a savior. His name is Jesus.
Our DNA statements are a concise way to express what we are all about. They are at the absolute core of who we are. Setting one of our DNA statements above the others is tough, but if we had to do it we would make "Abide in Jesus" the foundation. The importance of abiding in Jesus cannot be overemphasized—everything else flows from this core value. In teaching us to abide, Jesus gives us a beautiful analogy that well describes our reality. We are grafted in to Him when we become believers, we are adopted, we draw our life from Him, and that relationship transforms our life and our world.
We Abide in Jesus. We believe in the Bible. We devote ourselves to Him. We rest in his unchanging quality. He is our hope, our song, and our desire.
We Pass the Baton. We engage with upcoming generations of Christians in the knowledge that they are future leaders of the church.
We Are Heat and Light. In Matthew 5:14, Jesus' tells his people that they are a city on a hill. We long to reflect Christ to our community.
We Go Together. As people made in the image and likeness of God, we are deeply relational and we long to live in authentic community together.