What is the worship experience like at The Oaks on a Sunday?
Each service begins with energetic and inspiring music played by a live band. The auditorium setting is contemporary with creative multi-media elements designed to make it easy to follow along and conducive for you participate during each song. You will then hear a message based on the Bible. The heart of our church is to help people grow. It is our hope and goal that the message will encourage and challenge you.
Where do I park?
There’s plenty of parking.
If you are a first-time visitor, we even have parking lot attendants and greeters to help guide you to a great spot.
What about my kids?
On Sunday mornings we have options for kids from birth through fifth grade.
- There is a nursery for newborns and toddlers. Our caregivers sing worship songs and pray over your precious little ones.
- There’s plenty for your 3-5 year old children to look forward to in our pre-school program. They’ll have playtime on our “Playscape”, snacks and a variety of fun activities. There’s also an age-focused service each week where they’ll sing worship songs, learn values through creative and interactive telling of Bible stories. The ministry team prays over each child at the altar time each week.
- The K-5th grade students have an especially active worship service. Then they break into age-specific groups to help them apply what they learned in the service.
There is a check-in system at the front of the Student Building to make dropping off your kids an easy and secure process. You are welcome to sit in with them. You will get to see our staff and volunteers bring the Bible to life for your children in exciting and creative new ways.
You will be given a unique number upon check-in. In case your child needs your immediate attention, that number will show on the large screens in service.
I have older kids. Where will they go?
Students 6th through 12th grade are part of our regular worship services on Sunday morning. But, they should definitely check out our youth worship services on Wednesday nights and they can even join a small group for studying the Bible with other students their age.
The youth service is streamed LIVE online every Wednesday at 7 pm. You can check it out with them at http://live.sevenis.me.
Is there a dress code?
We want you to feel comfortable. Whether that means jeans and a t-shirt, business casual or suit and tie, as long as you are actually wearing clothes, you will fit right in.
Will I have to say anything, sign anything or be singled out in any way?
You won’t be put on the spot.
- You won’t have to wear a name badge or be singled out in any way.
- You don’t even have to sing along if you don’t feel comfortable.
- You’re not expected to give when we receive the offering.
We have a care and communication card available in the service to fill out in case you have questions, need prayer or are interested in any of our events or resources. This card is only used to help us serve you better and keep you informed of church-wide events and activities. You will not be spammed.
Visitors are also invited to meet Pastor Scott Wilson, our senior pastor, after the worship service. He wants to meet you and give you a gift for visiting us.
What do you believe?
We believe that Jesus is the son of God and the Bible is the word of God. Our goal is to serve you in any way possible to help you grow.
Read more about what we believe and our purpose and core values by clicking here.
Aside from Sunday services, what else do you have?
We want your growth to happen all week long, so we have multiple mid-week opportunities for you and your family.
- Adults can connect with other believers by joining a small group or attending one of our classes to help you in specific areas of your life like marriage, discipleship, finances, etc. We also have a library of online resources available.
- Kids K to 5th grade can participate in a myriad of programs on Wednesdays at 7 pm like small groups, MPact Girls Club, or Royal Rangers.
- 6th to 12th Grade Students can experience worship at 7m on Wednesdays and forge closer relationships with other students by joining a home group that meets on Sunday evenings.