Pastor Thomas' Blog

February 21, 2013

The things we do for students.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Thomas Odom @ 12:08 am

I was asked to participate in an event at Jr. Convention. The things we do for students…Lord, help me.

You can watch the video by clicking the following link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200639829340232

Pastor Thomas

We are moving…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Thomas Odom @ 12:04 am

Well, in the coming weeks, we will do what many other pastors have done…we will pack up our things at the parsonage in Ocoee and get ready to move.

What is different about this move than most others is we will continue to serve as pastors at Ocoee Church of God!

Yes, you read that correctly – we are moving out of the parsonage in Ocoee – but remaining as the lead pastors in Ocoee.

Earlier this month, I presented a vision plan to our congregation which was passed by the church body during a called church conference on Monday, February 11.

In short, the plan includes the following:

Part 1:
a. The Odoms will move back to their personal home in Ocoee.

Part 2:
a. The on-site parsonage will be used as administrative offices and classroom space for Sunday School and Wednesday night programs – giving the students must larger rooms compared to what they have now.

b. Amplify Student Ministries (ages 3-11) will also have a designated location in the site.

Part 3:
a. The former space used for administrative offices and classrooms will be used to house phase two of Light Christian Academy and Childcare which includes the launching of a K3/K4 program. Tentative launch date is August 2013.

Continue to pray that God will bless and direct Ocoee Church of God to do all we can for the Kingdom!

Pastor Thomas

February 20, 2013

A Proud Dad…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Thomas Odom @ 11:33 pm

On Tuesday, February 19, I was honored to be with the Cargil Family for an event celebrating the release of their cd – NEW!

As part of the event, Meariah was asked to play a duet on her violin with her teacher, Mary.

I must say – I have a LOT to be thankful for!

My prayer is that God will continue to use me and my family in any way He decides!

I’m grateful to be a Christian, husband, father and pastor!

You can watch the video by clicking on this link: Meariah performing with her violin teacher, Mary Cargil

Blessings!

February 2, 2013

Vision Sunday 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — Thomas Odom @ 10:04 pm

Tomorrow, at the conclusion of the AM worship service, I will present this year’s Vision Plan for Ocoee Church of God.

From what I remember, ‘Vision Sunday’ has occurred at Ocoee Church of God since 2004, making this the 10th year!

During this time, I simply outline what I believe God has birthed in my spirit for us to accomplish throughout the year as we are able!

Vision Sunday does not ‘restart’ every year, but is a continuation from year to year.

Some of the vision items from last year may be carried over to the new year as long as they align with the current direction and vision of the church.

As is the case in most years, new vision items are also added to the list!

I ask that you pray for me as I prepare to ‘make plain’ the vision the Lord has given me for this area of West Orange County!

Pastor Thomas

February 1, 2013

Salvation

Filed under: Uncategorized — Thomas Odom @ 1:25 pm

Wednesday night I preached a message entitled: Things That Accompany Salvation

I have not been able to totally remove the points from my thoughts over the last 48 hours, so I thought I’d share them here!

Things That Accompany Salvation

1. A Joyful Noise goes with Salvation – Psalms 98:4

2. A Yoke goes with Salvation – Matthew 11:29-30

3. A Fruitful Life goes with Salvation – 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

4. A Clean Life goes with Salvation – Isaiah 52:11

Be Blessed!

Pastor Thomas

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