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
Jesus Christ stated his life’s purpose clearly when he said, “I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.” (John 6:38) Though he was equally God with the Father, he humbled himself to carry out the Father’s will (Philippians 2:8).
It’s no surprise, then, that if we intend to follow him, he requires the same from us. He said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)
Becoming Christ’s follower (a Christian) means that we must confess Jesus Christ as Lord (Romans 10:9). It makes sense, then, that once we’ve acknowledged his Lordship, we will want to do His will – to live with the purpose he established for us. This Focused series is designed to help you determine what it means to live with Christ’s purpose for your life.
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!