Installation Service

Installation Service

On Sunday, October 12, 2014  at both worship services, we will be celebrating the constancy of God’s Word at COBC. Dr. Greg Behle, our interim pastor prior to Andy Walker and currently Professor of Christian Education at Master’s College, will be here to help us exalt Christ, the Living Word and Head of the Church, by honoring Pastor Andy Walker for 23 years of faithful preaching, installing Pastor Brent Whitney in his new position as Senior Pastor, and charging Pastor Nathan Hiner and Pastor Walker in their new roles as Associate Pastor and Pastor Emeritus. It will be a time to praise God for all He has accomplished through the ministry of the Word at COBC. Lunch will be served on the church grounds immediately following the second service. Please help us celebrate this event with cards of appreciation and encouragement for our pastors. Cards can be dropped off at the office.

Find out more about Dr. Greg Behle on Linked In.


Hume Lake Summer Camp Registration

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Time to Sign up for Hume Lake Summer Camp 2015

Who Can Sign Up? High School students! Date of Camp: July 5-11, 2014 – A $25 nonrefundable deposit is due by October 1, 2014 – Total cost is $495 for the week (includes all meals, lodging, camp shirt and CD) – A limited number of spots are available. When we fill up, we will take names for a waiting list. The church will be providing camp counselors.  Sign up today!


Moms in Prayer Groups in Tehachapi

Moms, Grandmas, Aunts – any women desiring to pray for children and schools, whether private, public or home school, from preschool through college and beyond.

Join us for a powerful time of prayer! Praying TOGETHER provides hope and strength to moms who carry heavy burdens for their children.

MIP Prayer

Tehachapi Moms in Prayer Groups Fall 2014

Experience the joy of replacing anxiety with peace and hope when you join with other moms in praying for your kids

Golden Hills ES MIP
Leader: Jennifer Sterk
661-972-5688 cell
Meets: Country Oaks Baptist Church
Thursday 9:15 AM

Valley Oaks Charter School/Homeschool
Leader:  Jennifer Whitney
661-557-5135 Cell
Meets: Country Oaks Baptist Church
Thursday at 1:30 PM

Heritage Oak School
Leader:  Mariah Donnel
Meets: Country Oaks Baptist Church

Cummings Valley ES (looking for leader)
Co-Leader:  Monica Lamonte
661-609-3744 Cell
Meets: Bear Valley Church
Every other Wednesday at 11AM

Jacobsen Middle School MIP
Leader:  Tasha McJunkin
821-1510 h/909-553-5678 Cell
Meets: Tehachapi Mountain Vineyard
Thursday at 10AM

Monroe HS MIP
Leaders:  Gloria Jones, Maryann Hester, Maggie Morgan
661-822-1557 Gloria
Meets:  Parking lot of Latter Day Saints Church
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM

Tehachapi HS MIP
Leader:  Joanne Moss
661-827-7601 Cell
Meets: Tehachapi Mountain Vineyard
Thursday at 10AM

College & Career MIP
Leader:  Julie Myers
821-0524   (home)
Meets:  Christian Life Assembly
Thursdays at 8:00 AM

Evening Moms in Prayer Group
Leader: Karen Noble
2271 Westwood in Golden Hills
Time:  TBD

Special Needs Moms in Prayer Group
Leader: Diana Camp
Time and Place: TBD

Need Facilitators for:
Charter Schools (Abernathy, Hope Academy, Mojave River). Carden, Tompkins Elementary

Young Marrieds

Young Marrieds Bible Study Changes

To find out more about the Young Marrieds group at Country Oaks  Church, see Jennifer Whitney’s Facebook Group:“Young Married Bible Study”.  Jennifer Whitney has posted a schedule for the Women’s What’s It Like study.

Sunday August 24, 2014

STARTING WITH A KICKOFF POTLUCK AT THE WHITNEY’S HOME IN BVS ON SEPTEMBER 7 Then the Young Married Bible Sunday Evening Study will be meeting AT THE CHURCH starting on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 6pm in Rooms 301 and 302. We’ll be changing things up a bit – starting the evening together for fellowship and prayer (in Room301) and then will be separating the husbands (302) and wives (301) for some focused discussion and study. Wives will be going through Linda Dillow’s book, What’s it Like to be Married to Me (and Other Dangerous Questions) with Jennifer Whitney. Husbands will be going through Leading with Love by Alexander Strauch with Brent Whitney. Childcare will be available onsite at the church.




Community Groups

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Getting involved in a small group will give you the opportunity to know others and will give others a chance to get to know you! And, you’ll be studying God’s Word as you develop relationships with others.

Small Groups for Adults, Men, Women, Teens

Please call the church office at 822-1379 to verify that the small groups listed below are currently meeting or on hiatus.


  • Pastor Andy’s Class for Men and Women – 5:00pm in Room 402 (Selected Sundays – call church office.) Colossians
  • Young Marrieds Bible Study @ 6:00pm led by Pastor Brent, meets at the church


  • Hiner’s Bible Study – 7:00pm now meets in The Grove (Hiners: 823-1200) – facilitated by Mike Bourcier – Studying Revelation
  • Making Peace with your Past (men) – in Room 202 at 6:00pm facilitated by Mike Boers.  2 sessions a year. Space is limited.  Must pre-register. Next session starts in February 2015.
  • Making Peace with your Past (women) – in Room 201 at 6:00pm facilitated by Aleta Boers. 2 sessions a year. Space is limited.  Must pre-register. Next session starts in February 2015.


  • Men’s Morning Bible Study with Pastor Andy – 6:00am in Room 402.
  • Moms in Prayer for Valley Oaks Charter School at 1:30pm at COBC – facilitated by Jennifer Whitney
  • DivorceCare – 6:30pm in Room 402 – A friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Please call 822-1379 for schedule. Held in Rm 402. Two sessions a year.
  • Grief Share – 6:30pm in the Conference Room – A special support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Two sessions a year.
  • Young Adult Bible Study/Crossroads – meets at the Loehrer’s home @ 7:00pm. Call Nathan Hiner for more details @ 972-3576. Topic: Luke
  • Adult Community Group – 7:00pm – meets at the Hutson’s home – (Bear Valley) on Tuesday nights at 6:30pm. Call Jim or Dana @ 821-1619 for more info.



  • Women’s Evening Precepts Bible Study led by Jody Irwin – 6:00pm (September – May) Angi Wiggins contact person – 822.1379
  • Men’s Evening Bible Study with Pastor Andy – 6:00pm in Room 402 @ the church.
  • Junior High School Bible Study – meets at the church the same time as AWANA Trek on Wednesdays at 6:00pm (fall, winter and spring). Summer study meets at 10am. Led by Associate Pastor, Nathan Hiner – 661.972.3576


  • Men’s Morning Group studying Genesis – 9:00am at Kelcy’s – facilitated by different Country Oaks Men –  Contact person is Irv Batelaan at 822-1149.
  • Moms in Prayer for Golden Hills School at 9:15am in the COBC Conference Room – facilitated by Jennifer Sterk
  • Adult Community Group – 6:30pm at Will and Rhonda Greer’s home – 972-6141
  • High School Bible Study meets at 6:30pm at Nathan Hiner’s home at 21651 San Gabriel.  For more info call 972-3576
  • Adult Community Group – 6:30pm at Jake and Stephanie Smith’s Golden Hills home – Call 972.1394 or 972.1395  for information.
  • Adult Community Group – 7:00pm at Dennis & Debbie Shyrock’s home – 821-4701


  • Women’s Morning Bible Study – Meets at 9:30am in the Chapel September through May (summer study is available, please call for schedule) – childcare available. Angi Wiggins contact person – 822.1379
  • Senior Saints – meet every 2nd Friday of the month at 6:00pm in the chapel. Check with the church office or church website for special events happening off site.

Community Groups and Bible Studies are small groups of 8-16 people gathering in homes to develop more meaningful relationships with Christ and each other. Together you will grow spiritually through study, service and fellowship.

What’s the difference between Community Groups, Bible Studies and Adult Bible Fellowships (ABF’s)?

ABF’s are a larger gathering, often with 30-40 people participating. ABF’s meet on Sunday mornings at the church and feature the same interactive format, food and fellowship as Community Groups. Bible Studies tend to have a teaching time and may be a little less interactive than ABF’s or Community Groups.

How will I know which small group is right for me?

Please check the lists above for the dates, times and locations of our current Community Groups and Bible Studies. Maybe you want to pick a study located close to home or you may want to study a particular topic or book of the Bible. The choice is yours!

Women’s Ministry Fall 2014

Join us for Prayer September 15, 2014

at the home of Kele MainPrayer monthlyFall Bible Studies

  •  Women’s Bible Study: On Friday mornings starting September 12 at 9:30am in the chapel we will be offering The Peacemaking Church’s “Living the Gospel in Relationships” by Tara Barthel. The workbook is $10. Childcare is available. See more information below or at
  • Women’s Bible Study: On Wednesday evenings, Jody Irwin will be leading the Precepts study starting  Part 1 of Hebrews at 6pm on September 3 in Room 202.  The workbooks will be $25. AWANA is available for children age 3 and up.
  • Moms in Prayer - Join other moms in praying for your children, their teachers and schools. Groups meeting at COBC:  Jennifer Whitney (661.557.5135) will lead a Moms in Prayer group for Homeschool Moms/Valley Oaks Charter School on Tuesdays at 1:30pm.  Jennifer Sterk (661.972.5688) will lead a Moms in Prayer for Golden Hills School on Thursdays at 9:15am in the Choir/Conference Room. Heritage Oak School is starting a group soon.
  • MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers - Moms with kids ages 5 & under: Find friendship, encouragement and fellowship! You are invited to join fellow moms and preschoolers at Tehachapi MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) the first Tuesday of each month starting September 2, 2014 at 9:00am at Christian Life Assembly Church, 920 Valley Blvd. Childcare is provided. or like our Facebook page “Tehachapi Mops” for more info!

Living the Gospel in Relationships – Friday AM’s at COBC


Many Christian women struggle to live out what they believe.

While in their heads they know they are saved by grace, in their hearts they often feel distant from God and burdened by guilt.

They have a nagging sense of not being “good enough,” and the striving that results leaves little room for either peace or joy. They often feel the need to perform to earn the love of God and the love of others. In turn, their relationships with others often reflect this same performance mentality.

To top it off, as they face these struggles and difficult relationships, they sometimes feel utterly alone.

In the Peacemaking Church Women’s Study: Living the Gospel in Relationships, Tara Barthel brings the hope of the gospel to these issues of the heart. Tara unpacks how the gospel frees Christians from a performance-based mentality with God and others—helping women to remember anew God’s grace, and from that place of abundant love, learn how to give that same grace to others.

Throughout the eight 40-minute video sessions, Tara ties the power of the gospel to the biblical and practical principles of peacemaking:

Session 1: What It Means to Live the Gospel
Session 2: The Gap between What I Believe and How I Live
Session 3: My Real Problem Is …
Session 4: Real Hope for Lasting Change
Session 5: A Biblical Response to Conflict
Session 6: Repenting and Confronting
Session 7: Forgiveness and Mercy
Session 8: Relationships that Show the World Jesus

If you are interested in a women’s study that digs deep into Scripture and gets to the heart of our relational struggles–both vertical and horizontal–then please join the women studying the Peacemaking Church Women’s Study. You’ll be encouraged. You’ll be challenged. And most of all, you’ll see how the gospel is your hope in all of life, particularly in your relationships.

See more at: Peacemaking Women

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Attention Airplane Enthusiasts!

Jeff Turcotte (COBC MAF Missionary) is bringing a new Quest Kodiak to Tehachapi.  Let’s meet Jeff for breakfast at Henry’s Café on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:15am and then tour the Kodiak at 8:30am at Tehachapi airport. The Kodiak will replace the Cessna 185’s currently in service with MAF.  For coordinating purposes, please RSVP Cindy Hoisington 661-678-3028. (Separate checks at Henry’s please.)

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