At Oak Tree Church our theme is "Ordinary People Worshiping and Extraordinary God", and we mean just that.


At Oak Tree Church we experience great contemporary praise and worship music. NO "bore your socks off, put you to sleep" sermons here. Our pastor shares entertaining, informative sermons that relate to the questions and problems that we all face in our everyday lives. Just come as you are, blue jeans are pretty common here.  You will find encouragement no matter where you come from, what you're facing, or where you are on your spiritual journey.



WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT GOD:

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. he has eternally existed in three personalities:  The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are on God. (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22, Psalms 90:2, Matthew 28:19, I Peter 1:2, II Corinthians 13:14).




About Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sins and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.  (Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15:1; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; I  Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13)




About the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Fataher and the Son of  God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian whit power for living, understanding of spirtual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spirtual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. (II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1-8; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18_




About the Bible: The Bible is God's Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Becaus it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. (II Timothy 3:16, II {eter 1:20, 21: II Timothy 1:13; Psamls 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)




About Human Beings: People are made i nthe spirtual image of God, to be like Him in charcter. People are the supreme object of God's Creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are married by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". This attitude seperates people from God and causes many problems in life. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 56:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2)




About Salvation: Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sins by self - improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer for forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life "repentance" and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one received Jesus Christ into their life by faith. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:89, 9; John 4:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5)




About Eternal Security: Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true beleiver is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have bee genuinely saved, you cannot "lose it". Salvation is maintained by Grace and Power of God, not by self-effort or the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. (John 10:29; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; Peter 1:3-5




About Eternity: People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally seperated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally seperated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with HIm is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. )John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; revelation 20:15; I Corinthians 2:7-9)




What we practice: Beliefs are not worh much unless they are translated into actions. Based on what the Bible teaches, we feel very stongly about the following seven practices:


   1)  Bible as our Sole Authority: Since God's Word is the only complete reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our    manual for living. Our first question when faced with a decision is "What does the Bible say?". We practive daily Bible study and Bible memorization. The Bible is the basis for all we believe (II TImothy 3:15)


   2)  Autonomy of each local Church: Christ recognized as head of our church, not any person, group or religious orginazation. While recognizing the value of associating and cooperating with other groups of Christians, we believe every local church should be self - governing and independend from any demoninational control.


   3)  Pristhood of Every Believer: The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to "full time" Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every memeber to find a place of service and ministry. Every believer has direct access t oGod through prayer and Bible reading. (Revelation 1:6 & Peter 2:9)


   4)  Tithing; At Oak Tree Church we practice tithing for the support of Christ's body, the church, as the Bible instructs. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is the Biblical standard of giving. (Leviticus 27:30)


   5)  Immersion: We practive baptism by immersion under water - the way Jesus was baptized, and the way the Bible commands. (Colossians 2:12)


   6)  Spirit - Led Living: We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God's power within us. So we seek to practive a daily dependence of God's Spirit to enable us to do what is right. (Johm 15;5; Phillipians 2:13; Epesians 5:18)


   7) Telling others about Christ: It is the responsibility of every Christian to share the Good News with those with whom  God brings us into contact. We practice personal sharing about Christ and inviting friends to church. (I Peter 3:15)