The carnival was a bit of a novel idea in this city. Living in New York for the past two years, I have come to realize that things here are rarely free. When they are, there is usually a catch involved. Because of this, New Yorkers often have a reputation for being suspicious people, and perhaps there is some truth to that. In a city where we are constantly bombarded by...Keep Reading
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The goal is simple: to live on less of that which seems so essential (food) in order to focus on the only thing that can truly fill us up, Jesus. Specifically it’s an opportunity for God’s people to focus on “feeding” and sustaining themselves through prayer and a focus on God’s promises......
This year at OSNY we are giving special focus to the songs of Christmas. Of course we will be singing them, but throughout Advent we will be studying them as well. We will examine their scriptural foundations, trace their stories of origin, and mine each meter for meaning and truth. ...
My heart raced. I was sitting in the band room at Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School (“LBJ, All the Way!”), struggling to get comfortable in a hard plastic chair in the old school’s musty bandroom. My hands were sweaty and I closed my eyes, pleading with God in a rapid, unspoken prayer for my name to be called. But truth be told, I wasn’t really praying for my name to be called. No, I was absolutely sure my name would be called. Praying just seemed like the right thing to do at the time, at least to my snotty-little preteen brain......
One day the men following Jesus asked him a very simple question. â€œLord, can you teach us how to pray?â€ ...Keep Reading
Blake Flattley, our Director of Worship & Arts has been working on a project called Sketches where he takes an ancient hymn of the church and reworks it for our ministry context, making it available for free for use in the global Church....Keep Reading
Here we go! The humidity arrived here in the city earlier this week and today the first mission team hits the ground...must be summer! This summer there will be more than 150 volunteers here from all across the country. ...Keep Reading
He's here! He's here! The OSNY Summer Intern is here! Meet Kevin....then invite him out for a slice of pizza....Keep Reading
Welcome to the 3 Day Fast. Over the next three days the goal is simple: to live on less of that which seems so essential (food) in order to focus on the only thing that can truly fill us up, Jesus. Specifically itâ€™s an opportunity for Godâ€™s people to focus on â€œfeedingâ€ and sustaining themselves through prayer and a focus on Godâ€™s promise...Keep Reading
As we get closer to our official Launch date, we've made a timeline available to you with the dates and themes of the upcoming gatherings up until the official launch. ...Keep Reading
When John sat down to write his account of Jesus he had one goal. That goal was to show the word that Jesus was who Jesus claimed to be: the Son of God, sent to give life to those that trust in him. Over the next 40 days, you'll walk through every word of John's Gospel, and a handful of other readings from the New and Old Testament, which together paint a complete and comp...Keep Reading
Weâ€™re just a few months away from the official launch of OSNYâ€™s second parish, located in Midtown Manhattan. We're asking you to become one of 30 Midtown Parish Prayer Partners. That's 30 people to step up and commit to praying for a successful launch of OSNY Midtown, every day, between now and Sunday, April 27th. Hereâ€™s how you can take part:......Keep Reading
Dwell is a day-by-day Advent devotional designed for individuals, families, and whole churches. It is available free of charge, for use and distribution as you see fit....Keep Reading