Happy Thanksgiving, Oceanhills Family!

I am so thankful for this Oceanhills church family. Your love, friendships, support, and prayers mean the world to me. The Ireland's have incorporated my Excavation Questions as part of our holiday tradition. As all of us gather with family and friends this week I thought I would pass along a few Excavation Questions to make your time together more rich and meaningful. Simply go around the table and each person picks a number between 1-25 and then has to answer the question connected to the number. Hopefully you won’t need relational rehab after your Thanksgiving meal. Enjoy!

And if you're in town on Thanksgiving day, get outside together at our annual Walk for Water! 8:30am on Thanksgiving morning- meet at the bottom of Milpas at the beach. Scooter, walk, run, ride your bike, do whatever feels good for you!

One last thing- Church at The Zoo! is THIS Sunday at 10am. Bring your beach chair or blanket and a picnic lunch to hang out on the lawn together afterwards. Get there early- gates open at 9:30am.

Have a great holiday! See you Sunday for Church at The Zoo!

Pastor Jon Ireland

25 Excavation Questions

  1. What is the first thought that comes to your mind when I say the word Christian?

  2. When have you felt most loved?

  3. What does love look like in the face of hostile criticism?

  4. Where have I stayed too long & it's time to move on? a job, relationship, addiction, bitterness, house, situation?

  5. For $10,000,000 would you have an irrevocable tattoo across your forehead "LOSER"?

  6. If you came across a magic lamp and had one wish to make, what would it be? 

  7. What is the most adventurous thing you have done?

  8. When was the last time you felt really proud of yourself?

  9. My biggest disappointment with God is...?

  10. Church for me is.....?

  11. Chores for me are...?

  12. Children for me are...?

  13. The most overrated thing in life is...?

  14. The most underrated thing in life is...?

  15. Describe a time when you were bullied?

  16. What is your picture of the good life?

  17. What tempts you to be disappointed with your life?

  18. One thing I'm really good at is...?

  19. I spend a lot of time thinking about...?

  20. Where in your life would you say I am "all in"? 

  21. Where in your life can you say "YES" I am willing to stretch more?

  22. What is the favorite thing in your closet right now?

  23. For $10,000,000 would you spend the next 10 years behind bars in San Quentin Prison?

  24. Why do you think you were put on this earth?

  25. If you had to choose just one place to vacation every year for the rest of your life, where would it be?”

Want more Excavation Questions? Get Jon's full list of 250+ questions on the "My Resources" page on The Oceanhills App!

Julie Lisea