The Oaks Community Church



Worship

Our purpose statement says that we are, "Growing together into oaks of righteousness."  There are no "Lone Ranger" Christians in the Bible nor at The Oaks.  It is very unlikely that any of us can survive in this very corrupt and fallen world without the support and encouragement of others, so we must grow together into, "Oaks of righteousness."

Both the foundation and high point of our growing together is our weekly worship service.  At The Oaks our weekly worship service is very simple, but we pray and trust that it is life-giving to each and every one who makes it a priority of his/her spiritual life and growth.  Everyy Sunday we sing together, pray together, we share the word of God together, and we fellowship together.

As we gather weekly for worship with open and expectant hearts, God's Spirit always touches our spirits.  As Pastor Marty says, "We always leave a little bit different than we came."  Weekly worship is a really big step on our journey to becoming an, "Oak of righteousness."

Prayer

Jesus declared that the Lord's house was to be a house of prayer.  The Oaks was birthed in a prayer meeting, and prayer is the bedrock of everything we do.  We place an emphasis on personal and corporate prayer.  Each person who attends The Oaks is encouraged to spend at least 10 minutes per day in prayer.

Our weekly prayer meeting is the bedrock of all that hapens at the Oaks.  Every Wenesday at 7:00pm we meet in the sanctuary to worship, offer praises, and intercede on behalf of our church, our community, and the world.  We would love to have you join us.

Missions

Our Mission Statement is taken from God's written word in Acts 1:8. Jesus himself tells us "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Therefore as a body of believers in Christ Jesus we are committed to seeing His love and His kingdom rise up in our own back yards, our local communities and in all the world. We are ready and willing to go and serve in His name and for His glory alone. We ask and pray for discernment and obedience in staying in His will.

Welcome To The Oaks!

The Oaks is a young "planting of the Lord" (Isaiah 61:3) located in Dahinda, IL. We are living proof that God can bless any church anywhere! Hallelujah!  We are a simple church based upon Isaiah's prophecy in Chapter 61, verses 1-3.

1The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed me
To bring good news to the afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to captives
And freedom to prisoners;
To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.
So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

From these verses we get our "simple" purpose-
1) sow the seeds of the gospel into the hearts of the afflicted, brokenhearted, captives, prisoners, and those who mourn;
2) grow into oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord,
     that He may be glorified!

If this sounds like the kind of simple church you have been looking for, then on behalf of the Oaks Community Church I say, "Welcome home."

How to Find Us

Our Location



Our church is a bit "Out in the sticks" you might say, so here is how best to find us:

Our Address:
The Oaks Community Church
1868 Congregation Road
Dahinda, IL 61428

(309) 879-2042