The Church of the Oaks was gathered in 1954. In 1983, the congregation approved the bylaws, which contain our Statement of Faith and our Covenant. The government of Church of the Oaks is vested in its members, who exercise the right of control in all its affairs. The church is organized under the sole authority and leadership of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Church of the Oaks finds in the Bible - as acted on in faith and love - its guidance in faith and discipline. This church believes in the freedom and responsibility of the individual soul, liberty of conscience, right of private judgment, and intellectual freedom.
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Statement of Faith: We, the members of the Church of the Oaks, desire to affirm our faith and resolve to make public our covenant.
We believe in God, the maker of heaven and earth and all things; source of all goodness and beauty, truth and love. He creates man in His own image and sets before Him the ways of life and death.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, our Teacher, our Example, our Redeemer, and the only Savior of the world. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, walked among men and shared our common lot. He was crucified for our sins, buried, and on the third day He rose from the dead. He ascended into heaven and now sits on the right hand of the Father. His resurrection is the pledge of eternal life to those who receive God's free gift of grace by declaring Jesus as Lord and coming to Him in faith and repentance.
We believe in the Holy Spirit as the divine presence in the world and in our lives. He reveals to us the truth of Christ and gives us strength and help in time of need.
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were inspired by God and only they constitute the divine rule of Christian faith and practice, without error in all that they affirm.
We believe in the Church as the community of believers of which Jesus Christ is Lord, and in which He works by His Holy Spirit. We join in fellowship for worship and for service to God. We accept the cost and joy of discipleship, committing us to be His servants in service to men and to proclaim the Gospel to the world.
We believe in eternal life and in the general judgment of all mankind with the final triumph of righteousness.
We rededicate ourselves to the service of Christ in joyful submission to His authority over the whole of our lives.
Covenant: The covenant by which Church of the Oaks exists as a distinct body, and which every member accepts:
"We covenant one with another to seek and respond to the Word and the will of God. We purpose to walk together in the ways of the Lord, made known and to be made known to us. We hold it to be the mission of the Church to witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all the world, while worshiping God, and striving for truth, justice, and peace. As did our fathers, we depend on the Holy Spirit to lead and empower us. We pray for the coming of the Kingdom of God, and we look with faith toward the triumph of righteousness and eternal life."