Cannonball Culmination Service

 

 

 

Watch the Cannonball Celebration Service above and there is still time to give toward our Cannonball Initiative through May 31.

Ross Building Update

 

Click here to read an update on the Ross Campus building project.

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What is Cannonball

The history of our church has been to make bold moves and take risks in order to reach the hurting, forgotten and spiritually hungry with the good news of a loving Savior.  White Oak is entering a singularly defining season for the church called Cannonball.  Our Cannonball Initiative is designed to make waves over multiple years through increased engagement and generosity.  We look forward with great anticipation to what God will do in us and through us as we seek to make an even greater impact on our communities, our nation, and our world.

Goals

Primary Goal
100% Engagement

We want every single person to take their next step in following Jesus and growing in generosity.  If every person at White Oak takes their next step toward Jesus, then our primary goal is accomplished.

271
First Time Givers to Date

2,732
Total Givers to Date

Secondary Goal
$5.9 Million in Generosity

This is a one fund initiative that simply means we are trusting God for this amount to cover all our expenses for the next two years. This includes funding both our ongoing general budget and continuing ministry expansion across all campuses.

$4,451,923
Cannonball Giving to Date (February 29, 2020)

$5,318,000
Cannonball Projected to Date (February 29, 2020)


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Quote

 

Many things in life compete for our trust, resources and commitment only to fail on delivering on anything that really lasts.

Jesus, however, offers the best kind of life – a full, “ALL IN” kind of life.

Devotionals

Cannonball Devotionals

Read how White Oak continues to experience Cannonball through stories from staff and ministry leaders.


December 23, 2019

Ever since I can remember, my family and I would travel to the Outer Banks in North Carolina for summer vacation. It’s like a second home. One of my favorite things to do, is to sit along the shore line, with the wind blowing past my face and watch the waves roll in. It’s peaceful. Psalms 46:10 says “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” As I sit and watch the waves dance and hear the roaring crash along the shore I am reminded how small I am in the grand scheme of creation. There is One who is way bigger than I can fathom looking down on me in love and He desires to meet with me daily. He wants for me to experience His peace, if only I will sit still in His presence. At Christmas time we talk a lot about this idea of peace and what it actually means. Jesus is called the Prince of Peace. Jesus brought peace to the world, and oh how easy it is to overlook this promise of peace as we distract ourselves with the Holiday Hustle. I think we need to be reminded constantly, that in order to experience the peace Jesus offers, we need to BE STILL in His presence. And when we are still in the midst of our chaos whether it’s the Holidays or not, we are reminded of the character of God. I love the song by Ten Shekel Shirt called “Ocean.” The chorus goes like this “Something about the ocean, Makes me rise up and praise, Something about the heavens, Makes me stand in awe again, Something about the sunrise Reminds me of Your faithfulness, Something about the ocean and I’m lost in love again.” This is my hearts cry when I am still and focus on the peacefulness of Jesus. All the stress and everything else seems to disappear from view as I bask in His presence.

How can you find peace this Holiday season? Let me encourage you to make space this season to sit in His presence and delight in Him. It is the greatest gift!

Jane Doerman


December 18, 2019

“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Hope is a powerful feeling.  Hope can give us strength to endure through some of the most difficult times of our lives.  This is what the Israelites experienced prior to the coming of Jesus. They were captive and suffering, dealing with hardships and it was hard to see a way out, but God promised them a hope and a future.  That hope did not come in a conquering king, but came in a way no one expected: a child in a manger.

Jesus was not only hope for the Israelite people but for all mankind.  This is what Christmas morning gives to all of us: hope for a future where we can be assured grace and love.  The question is, what are you doing with this hope? Are you making compassionate waves this Christmas season to give God’s hope to others?

Today, ask God to show you ways you can give hope to others.

Chris Emmons


December 16, 2019

I love the submissive, hopeful heart of Mary. Any mother can relate. After all, a woman is the first to know when she is expecting a baby and, in the beginning, when you are the only one who knows, you can’t help but be filled with the hope and expectancy of what lies ahead. But sometimes that hope can easily be robbed by anxiety. Pregnancy is a total act of submission because you have no control over what is going on inside your body. Let us not forget that these Bible characters did not know the outcome of their story as well, but they knew the heart of the One they trusted was good. Romans 8:28 says “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” God promises ultimate good no matter the circumstance, but he doesn’t promise that our circumstances would always be good in the moment. Mary was met with challenges: she wasn’t married, “growing pains” of pregnancy, a long uncomfortable road trip, unsanitary conditions for child birth, a jealous King threatening her newborn’s life to name a few. But look at how she responded to Gabriel in Luke 1: 38 when she was told she would be the vessel used to bring Hope into the world: “Behold I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” In submission she trusted and placed her hope in the One she knew was ultimately good.

What is robbing you of hope this Christmas season? What anxieties do you struggle with daily? What circumstances are you trying to control?

Let me encourage you to let go of the things robbing you of HOPE, and to practice daily submission to the Lordship of God. Ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart and bring to light anything that is keeping you from receiving God’s gift of Hope.

Let it go.

Be still, and know the Lord is good.

Jane Doerman


December 11, 2019

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

“A thrill of hope; the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.” ~~ O Holy Night

Christmas is Hope personified. Because the baby is born, there is hope for today, hope for tomorrow. Life is not just an endless drudge, but full of meaning and purpose. We, as believers, abound in hope. So, how about you? How are you experiencing hope? It is because of hope that I can Jump In! and Make Waves! It is because of hope that I can live a generous lifestyle. I don’t have to be caught in the negativity but instead I am living in the hope of Jesus’ return and the hope of the changes He is making in me!

Today, share the hope you have for life with someone.

Write down four names of people you will pray for over the next four weeks

–Rick Shonkwiler