Spiritual Formation

Worship Services

Worship services are a time when everyone comes together to praise God, learn from the Bible, and encourage each other to love and good deeds. It is our desire that through the message every week: individuals grow spiritually, corporately we grow in unity of the faith, an aspect of the good news of Jesus is proclaimed, and we are spurred on to action. However, to receive all of these benefits, we encourage attendance in Life Groups. We are working towards a unique ancient-future-multi-ethnic style worship, defined like this:

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  • More than just adding hymns to our music (although we do that), this means we reach back to ancient Christian practices. It’s not just songs, it’s substance and symbols.
  • Services are relevant and contemporary in speech, song, and dress (so dress however you feel appropriate coming to church). Although we honor the past, we don’t live there. We are forward focused so that we can see what both we and the world can become in Christ.
  • All generations, from children to elderly, actively participate in worship together. Every week we preach from the Bible, although not always in a traditional manner.

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  • As we are becoming able, we bring aspects of our many traditions, prayers, and music to our corporate praise. We mean multi-ethnic in the broadest sense: multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-socio-economic, and multi-generational.

Sunday School

DSCN6608This is another place we grow together as a congregation. As all age groups participate together in worship, Sunday school groups proved an opportunity for directed study and discussion at an age appropriate and life-stage levels.

Living Stones

Living Stones is our discipleship process for people of all ages. Click here to find out more.

Bible Study

We offer classes on basic Christian-life principles for new believers, and more in-depth studies and accountability for mature believers. Spiritual formation is more than study, it is also practice, so we also encourage participation in our service and fellowship opportunities. Adult Bible study is on Wednesday nights at 6:45 pm.

Youth Group

DSCN9236Our youth group is open to young people who have completed 5th grade through the end of their senior year. The emphasis is on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and how that relationship changes us to be more like Him and affects every part of our lives. We believe that no relationship can survive without communication and so we place high priority on prayer. Join us as we travel together on this spiritual journey.

Adventure Club

DSCN9268Adventure Club is a Christ-centered program children Kindergarten through 5th grade. The program runs on a four-week cycle, with two teaching nights, a craft night, and an activity/game night. The two teaching nights focus on badge requirements, with the opportunity to earn a badge each month. Throughout the year we have special projects, field trips, and family activities. Contact Glenda at glenda@oakdalechurch.org for more information.