Announcements: August 17, 2018

Sunday's Sermon
Waiting Patiently: 

    Living By Faith in The Promise of God
    Habakkuk 1 and 2
    Gary Yochum
 
Listen to previous sermons by clicking here.

Sunday's Songs
   All Creatures of Our God and King
   Our Song From Age to Age
   All Praise to Him
   Your Great Name We Praise
   A Mighty Fortress is Our God
   
Listen to these songs on Spotify by clicking here.

If you're unable to attend this Sunday, watch the service live on our facebook page (facebook.com/oakparkbaptist)

Adult Choir
There will be an adult choir singing during the service on August 26th. If you would like to be a part of the choir please join Chris this Wednesday, August 22, at 6:00 pm to go over music. Please pick-up a book and a part cd in the foyer on Sunday. Contact Pastor Chris at chris.west@oakparkbaptist.com if you have any questions.
  
New Discipleship Classes
Starting on Sunday, September 2nd, we’ll start the new Discipleship Classes for 2018-2019. The classes that will be offered are:

  •  Story - Christian Story - (Teacher: Mike Bauslaugh)

     From beginning to end, the Bible reveals the glory of Jesus. But for many Bible readers, it isn't that simple. We're often unsure how the Bible's many stories, characters, and events relate to each other and connect to Jesus. This study aims to help Christians understand better how every part of Scripture fits to reveal the glory of Christ Jesus. This class will be using the book Christ: From Beginning to End and will be available for purchase this Sunday in the Library.

  • Belief - God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit - (Teachers: Nathan Hunter & Jody Thomas)   

     A study of the doctrines of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
 

  • Discipline - The Practice of Godliness - (Teacher: Gary Yochum)

    How can you develop godly character? Author Jerry Bridges says that godliness is more than a character trait: "It is a foundational spiritual quality that makes the entire Christian life dynamic, effective, and pleasing to God." Growing in godliness is a twofold process. It involves an ever-deepening devotion to God and developing character that is steadily transformed into His likeness. This study will help us understand and develop the characteristics described as the fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23. Bridges' book, The Practice of Godliness, will be essential for the class. It will be available for purchase this Sunday in the library.
 

  • Relationship - 1 & 2 Peter and Jude Bible Study  - (Teachers: Kirby O'Brien & Jeremy Sumners)

     1 & 2 Peter and Jude are letters written to churches experiencing various kinds of trials -- false teachers, distorted views of the gospel, and harsh persecutions. Together, these letters form a manifesto of hope for living faithfully no matter how dark the times. We will be using Crossway's Knowing the Bible series study. Copies will be available to purchase in the library this Sunday. Not necessary for participation in the class, but highly recommended.

 

  • Leadership - Church Leadership - (Teachers: Shane Parker & Jim McCallister)

    This course is aimed at equipping Oak Park Leaders with a biblical philosophy of leadership, an understanding of Oak Park philosophy of ministry, and with tools to lead in the church, home, and community.

To register please click here.   

Special Called Business Meeting
Next Sunday, August 26 after the morning worship service, there will be a special called business meeting to vote on Jeremy Sumners as our new Office Administrator. This is a new position so please pick-up a copy of the job description and other details at the Welcome Center.

Retirement Reception
Everyone is invited to stay after church next Sunday, August 26, immediately after the morning service for a lunch/reception for Terry Broady on her retirement.
 
Amazing Gray’s Bible Study Resumes
The Amazing Gray’s will start meeting again on Tuesday, September 4 at noon, for their pitch-in lunch and Bible study. Anyone 60+ is welcome to attend. 
 
Family Business Meeting
Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 9th for our next Family Business Meeting.
 
Women's Discipleship Dinners  
It's time to sign up for the discipleship dinners for 6 for the upcoming year! These are groups of ladies who meet once a month from September to May to eat together and talk about how the Lord is working in our lives. It is a time to get to know each other better and to encourage each other in our walk with the Lord. Each group will have a leader to facilitate an informal discussion time and to arrange the details of when and where to meet. We use the monthly questions from the If Gatherings to stimulate our discussions. To sign-up please contact Heather Young at heatherlbyoung@gmail.com.

Online Giving
Online giving is now available through our website at oakparkbaptist.com. Click here to go to the page to sign-up. If you have any questions please feel free to call the church office at 812.283.9400.
 
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