Why Our Church

 
 FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
We have a strong sense of community with parishioners. People and children of all ages here are encouraged to learn about their own faith and the role of the church in our community and worldwide.
 
 WE LEARN ABOUT THE LORD
The mission of our church is to bring awareness of God’s Truth. If you wish to become a part of our chuch or a volunteer to help those in need, our community is awaiting you with our open hearts.
 
 
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Our Team
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ERIC AND RACHEL JENKINS

LEAD PASTORS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CHRIS AND KELSEY CORNELIUS

YOUTH PASTORS
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

SEAN AND JO MCCOMBS

KIDS PASTORS

 
 
 
 
 
 

OUR VISION

To create a church who knows who they are because they know who their God is.

KNOW God intimately

Choosing to believe and trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior is the most important decision a person will ever make.  However, salvation is just the beginning of a beautiful lifelong journey in a relationship with the God of the universe.  God’s will for his children is to learn who he is as Father. When we do, we soon discover who we are in him. 

>Salvation – It’s all about what Jesus did on the cross.

>Relationship – God has called us into a relationship; not a religion. 

>Baptism – There is a baptism in water and the Holy Spirit.

>Know Class – This is our discipleship class at OAC.  Jesus said to make disciples; not converts. 

 

GROW with others

God designed the body of Christ to fellowship with one another and do life together.  When we do, we find strength, joy, support, and love.  We are made to grow, spiritually, together.  Sometimes people encounter God just by hanging out, playing games, laughing, praying, crying, eating, etc.  We need each other.  In fact, you may know you need God and think you don’t need others, until you encounter God through others.  

>Fellowship – Acts 2:42 says that the disciples devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and to prayer.  

>Grow Groups – These are our small groups at OAC.  We are created for community.

 

SHOW our identity

What has God deposited in you?  What are your gifts?  What is your personality and how has he wired you?  Come, follow Jesus, connect to the church, discover your gifts and go make a difference by serving.

1 Peter 4:10
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

>Volunteering – Every believer, young or old, is fully capable of being used by God.  

>Show Class – This is where we learn our identity as it relates to callings, gifts, and assignments.  The goal is for us to discover, develop and deploy. 

 

GO to others

If a church is not reaching lost people, it has lost one of its ultimate purposes.  Jesus sent his disciples to lost people and said, “As you go, preach…”.  We want to embrace the ‘as you go’ lifestyle. 

>Evangelism – Evangelism isn’t going to an outreach one day; it’s reaching out everyday, as you go.  

>Missions – OAC believes in supporting missionaries around the world for the sake of advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ.  

>Go Groups – These are our evangelism teams at OAC.  We do personal, prophetic, nd community evangelism.  

 
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WHAT TO EXPECT
 
Going anywhere for the first time can be uncomfortable. We want to give you some insights on what will take place when you arrive.
 
 
SERVICE TIMES
 
We offer one service on Sunday Mornings at 9am & 11am.
 
 
WHEN DO I ARRIVE?
 
If you have children, we recommend that you arrive 20 mins early to get them checked-in. This will also give you a chance to grab a free donut and some coffee.
 
 
HOW DO I GET TO THE CHURCH?
 
We are located at 301 Market Street in Lake Dallas. It is behind the fire station and next to the elementary school.
 
 
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT MY FIRST VISIT?
 
When you arrive we have two parking lots available: one in front of the church and the LD Elementary School parking lot. As soon as you walk through our doors a greeter will meet you, here you can ask where the Kids Check-in is, directions, and any other questions you may have about the service or location.
 
If you have children, we offer them a fun and safe children’s program ranging from 0-12 years old. During the check-in process we ask a variety of questions to make sure we understand your kids.
 
Available in the lobby is complimentary coffee and donuts. 
 
As you walk into the worship center, an usher will be there to escort you to a seat and further answer any questions you may have. You will experience an incredible time of worship, and dynamic biblical teaching.
 
WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR TEENS?
 
On Wednesday nights at 7pm, our OAC Youth meet at the church. Everything is geared for your teen. They have pre-service games and hang out at 6:30pm. Followed by a time of worship, teaching, and more interaction with other students. For any questions please contact our Youth Pastor Chris Cornelius at chris.oacyouth@gmail.com
 
 
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE FOR ADULTS?
 
We want everyone to feel connected spiritually and relationally. Therefore, we offer a variety of Grow Groups for you to get plugged into. They are located at different homes around Lake Dallas and surrounding areas. Please click our link to get connected today. 
 
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
 
We have simplified this into a few easy steps:
1.  Attend our Sunday mornings on a weekly basis.
2. Attend one of our Newcomers’ Dessert Nights.
3. Attend our Show Class. (This will help us to get to know your God-given gifts.)
4. We will plug you into a place to volunteer and be on our Dream Team.