Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:36-39
According to Jesus, loving God is our first priority. At Oakwood, we also consider this the first step in living as a follower of Jesus. Our weekly worship service is the primary place for this, whether we come searching for God and investigating the claims of Christ, or as followers of Jesus seeking to express our love and devotion along with other believers.
Action Point: Worship God at our weekly worship services.
Grow in Community
At Oakwood, community groups are prime opportunities for us to develop meaningful relationships within our church family as we grow in faith through the study of God’s Word. These groups provide an intimate and safe setting for us to build authentic relationships, reflecting our love for God as we love and care for one another.
Action Point: Connect with other Christ-followers in a community group.
Serve the Church & World
As we take our devotion to God a step farther, we demonstrate our love by serving others. Our families, neighborhoods, and workplaces are our 24/7 mission field. At the same time, our gifts are needed within the Oakwood family to reach out to the community and the world.
Action Point: Discover your God-given gifts and use them to serve others.
Continue the Cycle
Our mission process repeats again and again. Through our lives of service, God uses us to reach out to others as we invite them into our fellowship of faith at Oakwood. Just as it did for us, so it starts for them with loving God, the One who first loved us!
Action Point: Invite others to join you in loving and worshiping God at our weekly worship services.
1. Overview and Mission
2. Ministry Process
3. Worship, Community Groups, and Mission Teams
4. Oakwood’s History
5. Oakwood’s Affiliation and Government
6. Statement of Faith
7. Membership Commitment
8. Application Overview and Instructions