July 29, 2015

Core Values

Beliefs

Oak Hall Baptist Church’s (OHBC) beliefs adhere to the Baptist Faith & Message 2000, and to the Apostles Creed.

Core Values

OHBC observes five (5) core values that are woven into the fabric of the church.

  1. A Philosophy of Grace. According to Ephesians 2:8–9, people are saved by grace through faith, as an act of God and not from or by man’s actions. OHBC believes that all people are sinners, saved by God’s grace—of His own redeeming—that exalts Christ and glorifies the Father, to display God’s ultimate goodness, mercy, and unfailing love. Everyone is a work in progress.
  2. Family Love. The core value of Family Love consists of two elements: (1) it is a picture of the body of Christ gathering to love one another (Heb. 10:25), as the family of God, and (2) to support the collective church to grow in Christ-like love within individual family units (Col. 3:18–25).
  3. Discipleship. All believers are commanded to “go and make” disciples. It is not the great suggestion or great observation, but the Great Commission (Mt. 28:18–20). Christ ordered believers to be involved in one another’s lives for spiritual formation and relationship. OHBC encouragers all members to be involved in weekly groups for intentional development (Acts 5:42).
  4. Left Handed Giving. Jesus stated, “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing” (Matt. 6:3). Sacrificial giving is an attribute of a fruitful Christian. OHBC encourages church members to give of their time, gifts, and income to the mission of Oak Hall and Christ’s kingdom.
  5. Here, There, and Everywhere. Every believer is a missionary. A Great Commission church is a church that sends believers and goes on mission locally, nationally, and globally (Acts 1:8). OHBC encourages and supports members to always be on mission—at work, home, community, or beyond.