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
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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......
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
On October 31st, 1517 Martin Luther's 95 Theses were posted on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany. The thoughts of this then little known pastor and professor would eventually reach the Pope himself, and light the fuse of the Reformation, an event that would define his life and change our world....Keep Reading
This is always a fun question that usually pops up each year as the end of October looms, while children everywhere salivate at the mere thought of candy. Letâ€™s examine a bit of history to see if that may help us....Keep Reading