Church Family, This Sunday is "Missions Sunday" and there are several things I want to keep you aware of. First, our Sunday School hour will be slightly different. Our children will hear from a some of our high school students share about their mission trip to Haiti. Our middle school and high school students will hear from a few of our young adults who went on mission to...Keep Reading
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Pastor Chase offers an explanation of what Biblical ordination is, what our process at Oak Park is for ordination, and a preview of our coming ordination service....
This past Sunday we finished a five-month journey through the Sermon on the Mount. This whole section of Matthew’s Gospel (chap. 5...
Church Family, As the team is in Haiti for the next week we wanted to give you a resource to guide you in praying for them in specific ways. Would you commit to pray for these things while they are away? Wednesday: Pray for the health, safety, and travel of the mission team. Traveling to mission destinations and encountering new bacteria (internationally) can drastical...Keep Reading
The Haiti Mission team will leave on June 28th and will return on July 3rd. If you'd like to help meet some needs for the trip please see the supplies list below. As supplies are received we'll cross off items from this list. Please bring supplies to the church office by Sunday, June 25th. Thank you for your support! Supplies List Medical: Antifungal Cream (LotriminA...Keep Reading
Oak Park Family, On Sunday, May 7th, Pastor Chase shared the Elders' desire to make two pastoral staff recommendations to be voted on Sunday, June 25th after the worship service. These two pastoral candidates would join the existing Elder body giving leadership and oversight to the affairs of the church. With the formal recommendation of the Elders, we ask the following o...Keep Reading
This Thursday, at 7:30 PM, will commence our church-wide call to prayer and fasting. We'll conclude this 24-hour fast at our Good Friday service at 6:30 PM. The purpose of this time is to produce a greater wonder of our Savior who was crucified and raised for our redemption, and for us to ask God to bless our ministry efforts to reach this community. As 21st century Chris...Keep Reading
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Last Sunday I challenged us, from Proverbs 2, to internalize God's word in our heart. I spoke about how we often depend too much on our smartphones or even the luxury of owning a Bible. As a result, we merely reference the Scriptures, rather than internalize them. However, Proverbs 2 shows us that when we internalize God's word through memorization and meditation, the foll...Keep Reading
This coming Sunday marks the first week of Advent at Oak Park. Advent is a special season we set aside with special traditions, special services, and new music. Special Traditions During this season you'll see a change in our services as we start each worship service with a special reading, and lighting of the Advent wreath. The Advent candles are a tool which help us re...Keep Reading
This Sunday at Oak Park we'll be singing a new song; He Will Hold Me Fast. This old hymn was originally written in the late 1800’s by Ada Habershon, a personal friend of Charles Spurgeon. Though lost to most hymnals, in 2013 it was rediscovered by Matt Merker, a worship leader at Capital Hill Baptist Church. I hope this song ministers to your heart as we add it to our wo...Keep Reading
Oak Park Baptist Church occasionally uses the apostles creed in our worship. Here's why. ...Keep Reading