I want to welcome you to Why Didn’t You Warn Me?, a resource of Mighty Oak Ministries, where our goal is to equip pastors and leaders to do the work of the ministry as you help others grow to maturity through discipleship, small groups, and healing opportunities. We believe that the role of the church is to equip each person to

Grow Deeply, Heal Progressively, Mature Splendidly

And what’s more, we believe this is possible! We’ve seen it happen over and over, even with the most challenging people. We believe that most people want to grow, heal, and mature. They just don’t know how. So through the various resources here, we want to walk beside you and offer you the tools you need to succeed. Do you have challenging people or situations? We can help. Do you wonder how you’ll ever motivate that wounded person to heal? We can help. Every resource from Mighty Oak Ministries has been battle-tested. I won’t teach, offer, or sell you something I haven’t used and don’t believe in.

So whether you’re a pastor, a lay leader, a small group leader, or even just a person who knows there has to be more, welcome. Explore the site. Let me know what you think and how we can serve you.

What’s New?

Newsletter Update

Check out the latest Mighty Oak Ministries Newsletter here. Periodically we offer you an article to encourage your growth, news about Pat and the ministry, and resource specials. If you want to receive it by email, sign up for the mailing list in the right sidebar. And do let us know what you would like to see in the newsletter.

Training, Equipping, Motivating, Encouraging…
Are your small group leaders, lay leaders, healing leaders, or women’s ministries ready for a fall kick-off shot in the arm? Could they benefit from additional training or encouragement? I’m available for an hour, a day, or a weekend. You can see a sample of topics here. Or contact me and we’ll tailor something for your group.

Why Didn’t You Warn Me?
Why Didn’t You Warn Me? How to Deal With Challenging Group Members is a very user-friendly book for small group leaders. Many churches offer a copy to every small group leader, just to say “Thanks.” Contact me directly for quantity discounts.

The Divine Design: God’s Plan for Restoration in a Community Setting

June 22, 2017 | Comments Off on The Divine Design: God’s Plan for Restoration in a Community Setting

  Do you know the difference between a Sunday community and a real community? I had never thought much about this question before reading The Divine Design: God’s Plan for Restoration in the Community Setting. I used to aim for what I thought was real community in my small groups and discipleship, but frankly, real […]


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