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Life Groups

One of the most effective ways to get involved and meet new people at Oakwood is to join one of our many Life Groups. Life Groups are small group bible studies consisting of 6-10 people. Life Groups typically meet on Sunday Mornings, but there are a few that meet on alternate days. Life Groups are a way to not only study God’s Word, but it is a place to meet new friends that will help you apply the truths of scripture to your everyday life. For more information on how to join one of our Life Groups, simply fill out the short request form and one of our staff members will be in contact with you.

Connecting our LIFE Together
We aren’t designed to live out our lives alone. God designed us to have relationships. Our most important relationship is with Him, but He also wants us to have deep and meaningful relationships with others around us. In fact, He tells us to do so in His Word. He wants us to share with one another; He wants us to pray with and for one another. Our prayer for our LIFE Group is that you connect with others, building long lasting friendships and relationships that are fundamental for living LIFE.

Growing our LIFE Together
We are disciples of Jesus. We are His students but we not only want to learn from Him, we want to be like Him. LIFE Groups, while sometimes giving practical applications for daily life, helps us to grow our LIFE and become more like Jesus by sharing our collective knowledge and gifts.

Impacting the LIFE of Others
We are here to impact the lives of others by taking the Gospel to the world. That doesn’t have to mean preaching. It can mean sharing. It can be a kind word. It can be a helping hand. It is having an impact on those around us so that they can one day live the LIFE that God intended for them.

We are here to impact the lives of others

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Music and Creative Arts

The Music & Creative Arts Ministry exists to praise and glorify God, striving for a sweeter communion and greater knowledge of Him through excellence in music and artistic expression. It is our desire that through the creative arts, we may reflect His creative nature, and be drawn into His presence through unified congregational offerings of praise, testimony, and theology. Resonating the Gospel though all we do, it is our sincere hope that all will be drawn closer to Jesus, learning and rejoicing with us at His throne. Whether you are interested in being a part of our ministry or just a part of our church family, we hope to provide ongoing opportunities for you to see the greatness of God, His love for us, and His salvation through Jesus Christ. He alone is worthy of our praise!

Weekly Schedule


8:30am - Praise Team Rehearsal 

11:00am - Corporate Worship

6:00pm - Children’s Choir

Praise Team

The Praise Team is an auditioned group of musicians who provide the instrumental accompaniment and vocal leadership for our congregational singing. This ensemble is comprised of a number of vocalists and varied instrumentation of strings, winds, keyboards, and percussion. 

Technical/Media Team

The Technical Team is comprised of adults and students who provide the technical support for all services at Oakwood. This includes sound, lights, video projections, PowerPoint presentations, video editing, and CD/DVD duplication. There are always openings as we strive to expand our rotating schedule of volunteers. Experience and knowledge are desired but not required; training will be provided after an informal interview with the music and pastoral staff.


We believe worship is a genuine, simple response of the heart to who God is and what He has done for us in Christ.

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The Oakwood Student Ministry is important to us. We understand that this is such a pivotal time in a student’s life and we are committed to providing them with a meaningful atmosphere to learn and apply God’s Word in their lives.

Our hope is that any and every student will feel loved and welcomed in our student ministry! We want this to be a place where they can come to Know God, To Grow as a Believer, and to Impact The World!

Our goals for a student who goes through the Student Ministry at Oakwood are that:

          - We want them to seek God on their own

          - We want them to have convictions and be led by the Holy Spirit

          - We want them to be evangelistic and missional

          - We want them to know their gifts and serve their local church

          - We want them to disciple others

We offer several different things that help us to accomplish these goals. These things include:

Sunday Morning Life Groups & Corporate Worship

Discipleship Classes on Sunday Nights

Mid-Week Youth Service & Awana on Wednesday Nights

Yearly events such as retreats, mission trips, camps, and fun activities

Weekly Schedule:


  9:45am - Life Groups

11:00am - Corporate Worship

  6:00pm - Discipleship Class (Currently going through the Multiply book)


6:00-8:00pm - Youth Service/Awana


Our hope is that any and every student will feel loved and welcomed

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Welcome to Oakwood Kids Ministry!

Children are a cherished gift from the Lord and they are a precious and vital part of the family at Oakwood. Our passion is to work together with families to lay a Biblical foundation for kids to build their lives on and guide them to a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. We take seriously the privilege and responsibility to minister to the hearts of children. An amazing team of volunteers, who are committed to showing Jesus’ love to kids in a safe, fun, and caring environment, seek to do this by creatively communicating God’s Word to kids in every activity throughout the week.

Our children’s ministry serves children Kindergarten through 6th grade. We invite you to visit with your child and look forward to meeting you and serving your family.

Sunday Schedule

9:45am - Children’s Life Groups

We have a team of committed, loving teachers and staff who are prepared to make God’s Word come alive through fun and engaging lessons, discussions, application, and activities.

6:00-7:00pm - Children’s Choir

Wednesday Schedule

6:00-8:00pm - Awana

AWANA is our midweek discipleship program for kids and youth from 2 years old through 12th grade. AWANA incorporates a fun and exciting game time, Bible memory and large group teaching, all designed to allow children to participate in the spiritual growth process in an intentional and enjoyable way.

  • Clear, consistent presentation of the gospel

  • Bible memory – our cornerstone

  • Circle games exclusive to Awana

  • A fun approach to learning God’s Word


It is a privilege to partner with you in the spiritual development of your children. It is our goal to reinforce what you are already teaching in your home. As we work together, we invite you to connect with us from time to time so that we can better serve you and your family. We love all forms of communication – phone, e-mail, and live and in person!

Pepper Wilson

Director of Children’s Ministry



Our passion is to work together with families to lay a Biblical foundation for kids

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