What to Expect

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Worship starts at 10:30 a.m.
 
Come dressed as you feel comfortable. Some dress up a bit, many do not.
 
As you arrive, look for friendly greeters at the door. You will be given a special OakCreek water bottle or other free welcoming gift. Please ask a greeter to direct you to our children’s rooms. While children are always welcome to stay with you in the service our OakCreek Kids workers strive each week to make Jesus irresistible to kids.
 

A typical service will look like this:

10:30 – 10:50 – Worship Music
10:50 – 10:55 – Greeting
10:55 – 11:30 – Teaching Time
11:30 – 11:45 – Communion
11:45 – 11:50 – Closing Song

Worship Music – Our worship team, led by Jonathan Kittle, employs guitars, drums, sometimes keyboards, and vocalists. Our style is celebratory, but it is also designed to allow time for reverent reflection. Jesus Christ is the focus of our worship. We are not putting on a performance, but instead seeking to lead each other into God’s presence. So, you may choose to sing along, to lift your hands, or just to listen and consider. During the worship time, the worship leader or another will read a Scripture passage that dovetails with or illuminates what will be presented in the Teaching Time.

Greeting – After the worship music finishes, we will have a short greeting time. It’s an opportunity to shake someone’s hand and say Hi to them. The children 1st through 5th grade will be dismissed to go to “Young Oaks” in the OakCreek Kids area.

Teaching Time – One of our pastors or elders will bring a message from the Bible. We seek, with the guidance of the Spirit, to say only what the text of the Bible says, clearly and without embellishment. You’ll find the messages to be down to earth and accessible, but also relevant to your daily life. Our pastors speak in everyday language, not church-talk. While we will never water down the teachings of Scripture, we will present it in a way that displays our confidence that God’s Word is true and powerful. And that its truth, clearly presented, makes an impact on believer and non-believer alike.

Communion (Lord’s Supper) – At Jesus’s last supper before the cross, He commanded his followers to remember His death for our sins (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). He told his followers to re-enact this breaking of bread. The broken bread represents His body broken for us and the grape juice represents His blood, shed for the forgiveness of our sins. These symbols of bread and juice prompt us to remember Christ’s death for us and to look forward to His return–our true hope and earnest desire.

At OakCreek we offer “open communion.” All those present who have trusted Jesus alone for the forgiveness of their sins and eternal life are encouraged to participate regardless of your denominational background or church affiliation. (If you are a believer, but have never been baptized, we urge you also to be baptized since this is a command of Scripture (Acts 10:48). Please contact Pastor Mike about baptism if you are interested in learning more.)

If you are investigating Christianity, and have not yet come to faith in Christ, please do not partake of the bread and juice. You can instead observe and reflect on what the Lord’s Supper is about. We welcome all sincere questions about Biblical Christianity, so please don’t hesitate to ask.