Shaped after the New Testament pattern
There are many ideas about what a church should be like. Sometimes church structures become so complicated that the essence of the New Testament pattern is obscured. At Oakwood Church, we want to put our best efforts into the core essentials of what a church should be doing. So when you attend a Sunday service you will experience prayer, expository preaching, and encouraging Christian fellowship. And throughout the week you’ll find opportunities to learn, connect, serve, and reach out.
We are intentionally simple. We welcome you to experience this with us.
Pastor David Sheppard
Imagine you had never visited the Grand Canyon, or even seen pictures of it, but an opportunity arose to be part of a research team and travel there. You went there to study a rare plant species. You rafted about a ½ mile down the Colorado River to a small side canyon where the plant was growing. After your visit, your motorized raft took you back upriver and you traveled home. Now suppose someone asked you what you thought of the Grand Canyon. How much could you tell them? Your perspective would be limited to the small part of it that you experienced. Without standing
on its edge or taking a helicopter trip over it, you would have little idea of the panoramic splendor of its vast expanse.
This limited perspective can also exist when we study the Bible. Though it’s extremely important to study it up close – to zoom in on a particular section or subject of Scripture – we must also take a few steps back. This means looking at the Bible as a whole, as an unfolding revelation of God’s purposes for our world. In Grand Design, we’ll try to take the various pieces of the Bible and present an overall picture of the sweeping panorama of God’s plan for the ages.
(We’re on summer break. We’ll start again in September)
Come Together is a multi-generational event designed to integrate activity, music, fellowship and Bible study. Each Wednesday begins casually at 6:30 during which we hang out, drink some coffee, and catch up on the week’s events. At 7:00 we launch the activity / music / Bible study segment. Right now the adults are examining what the book of Job reveals about suffering and hardship and God’s purposes in those things. Students are learning what the Bible teaching about how to become a Christian, and how to share that great news with their friends. Whatever your age or family situation, there is a place here for you!