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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Oakwood Community Church connected to a denomination?

Oakwood is a nondenominational, Bible-centered church. While we are not affiliated with any particular denomination, the people at Oakwood come from a variety of backgrounds and we have a heart to partner with other churches and organizations to serve our community and reach people for Christ.

What is the leadership structure at Oakwood Community Church?

Oakwood is led by a team of Elders who guard the church’s beliefs, mission and values, as well as provide oversight, accountability and wisdom for the direction of the church. They also oversee our Staff, who are responsible for day-to-day operations and lead many of our ministry teams. We also have a team of Deacons that oversee and serve in a number of ministry areas, such as finances, facilities, hospitality, care, and outreach.

What is Oakwood’s teaching and practice regarding baptism?

We practice believer’s baptism by immersion at Oakwood. The New Testament clearly teaches that baptism is to take place after a person accepts Jesus Christ as Savior. We baptize by immersion because it was the New Testament practice and best symbolizes what has already taken place… the forgiveness of sins and being given new life in Christ (see Romans 6). Baptism is an important step in the life of a believer and is one of the requirements for membership at Oakwood. Those who have been baptized by immersion as a believer at another church do not have to be baptized again at Oakwood.

How can I be sure my kids or teens are safe at Oakwood?

We care about your family and the safety of kids and teens that are involved at Oakwood. We have taken a number of steps to create fun, friendly and secure ministry environments. We use a secure check-in/check-out process to protect children while they are entrusted to our care. A background check is performed on all staff members and volunteers before they can serve with children or teens. Also, parents are welcome to stay with their children and observe the ministries at any time to become more informed and comfortable with our ministries and people.