We Exist to Reach Up, Reach In, and Reach Out
Our Core Values
1. We PREACH the Truth of the Gospel though relatable methods-
2 Timothy 4:2-5- Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
2. We CREATE a culture of excitement and enthusiasm for what God has done.
Psalm 126:3- The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy
3. We CARE for one another as family.
Acts 2:44- All the believers were together and had everything in common.
4. We EQUIP our people to make an impact for Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-12 - So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the Body of Christ may be built up.
5. We GIVE generously
Acts 20:35- In everything I did, showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
6. We INVEST the best in the next generation
Deuteronomy 6:5-6- Love the Lord your God with all you heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I five you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
7. We STRIVE for excellence in all we do
Colossians 3:23- Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord...
8. We REACH those that are broken and far from God by all possible means.
1 Corinthians 9:22-23- I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
Our Statement of Faith
The Bible. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by Inspiration of God, and are our infallible rule of faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16).
God. There is one true and living God, revealed in nature as the Creator, Preserver, and Righteous Governor of the universe; and in the Scriptures as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 4:24; Genesis 1:1; Psalm 47:7).
Christ. Christ is God manifested in the flesh; in His divine nature truly God and in His human nature truly man. (John 1:1-14; Philippians 2:6, 7; Romans 4:25; 1 Timothy 2:5).
The Holy Spirit. The Scriptures assign to the Holy Spirit all the attributes of God. He is the Third Person of the Trinity and is a Person, not merely an influence (John 16:7-14).
The Government of God. God exercises a wise and benevolent care over all beings and in all things by maintaining the constitution and laws of nature. (Acts 17:28; Psalm 22:28).
The Sinfulness of Man. Man was created innocent, but by disobedience fell into a state of sin and condemnation. (Ecclesiastes 7:29, Ephesians 4:24; Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 2:2, 3: Romans 3:23).
The Work of Christ. The Son of God, by His incarnation, life, sufferings, death, and resurrection, effected for all a redemption from sin, and is the ground of salvation by faith (1 John 2:2; Titus 2:11; Hebrews 2:9; Romans 5:18; 8:1; Ephesians 2:8, 9).
The Terms of Salvation. The conditions of salvation are Repentance (2 Corinthians 7:9,10) (Proverbs 28:13) Faith (Revelation 2:10) Continuance in faith and obedience until death (Revelation 2:10).
Election. God determined from the beginning to save all who would comply with the conditions of salvation. Hence by faith in Christ men become His elect (Ephesians 1:3-6).
Freedom of the Will. The human will is free and self-controlled, having power to yield to the influence of the truth and the Holy Spirit and thus be saved, or to resist them and perish (Deuteronomy 30:19; Mark 16:15, 16).
Salvation Free. God desires the salvation of all, (Isaiah 55:1; Ezekiel 33:11) the Holy Ghost strives with all, and whosoever will may come and take of the water of life freely (John 3:16; Revelation 22:17).
Perseverance. All believers in Christ who through grace persevere in holiness to the end of life have the promise of eternal salvation (Romans 8:38, 39; 2 Peter 1:10; Ezekiel 33:18).
Gospel Ordinances. Baptism, or the immersion of believers in water (Romans 6:3, 4), the Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 11:23-27) and Feet Washing (John 13:3-17) are ordinances of the Gospel, and are to be perpetuated until Jesus comes.
Tithing. God commanded tithes and offerings in the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 14:22; Malachi 3:10), Jesus endorsed it in the New Testament (Matthew 23:23), and the Apostle Paul commended it (1 Corinthians 16:2).
The Christian Sabbath. The divine law requires that one day in seven be set apart for rest, worship, holy works and activities, and for personal communion with God (Exodus 20:8-11; Luke 24:1-6; Acts 20:7).
Resurrection, Judgment, and Final Retribution. The Scriptures teach the resurrection of all men at the last day.
Oak Hills Church Affiliation
Oak Hills Church is a self- governed, congregationally ruled church. The membership of the church by majority vote guides the church in all of its business. Oak Hills Church is a member of three associations of churches. The First Oklahoma District Association of Free Will Baptists, the Oklahoma State Association of Free Will Baptists and the National Association of Free Will Baptists.