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Country Oaks Baptist Church features in-depth verse by verse Bible teaching with God centered contemporary style worship. Believing that everyone needs to know Jesus Christ, we are dedicated to equipping people to fully experience life with Jesus.
At Country Oaks – We are ALL about Jesus – We ADORE Jesus by LEARNING from Jesus so that we can LOVE like Jesus.
ADORE We seek to inspire a lifestyle of adoration and worship. Worship is the believer’s whole-hearted response of all that they are – mind, emotions, will, body – to who God is and to what He says and does for us as revealed in the Bible. On Sunday mornings we ADORE Jesus through music, praise, scripture reading, preaching, prayer, the Lord’s Supper and giving.
LEARN We seek to challenge each other to trust and obey Christ fully by LEARNING what God’s Word says and then living out His Truth in our daily lives by the power of the Holy Spirit. As we seek to “do life together” on Sunday mornings, in Community Groups, and Bible studies we will encourage every individual to LEARN to be a servant in the church, our community & the world.
LOVE We seek to encourage each other to LOVE the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to LOVE our neighbor as our self. God’s LOVE and grace propels us out the doors of our church and our homes to share the good news of the Gospel wherever we go, encouraging those around us to follow Jesus with us.
Welcome from Pastor Brent
Welcome to the Country Oaks Baptist Church. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and his Son, the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We hope to get to know you better, but let us take this opportunity to help you get to know us. We are a diverse gathering of all ages, backgrounds, upbringings, cultures, and ethnicities unified by our belief in Jesus Christ. As our mission statement above puts it: Country Oaks Baptist Church is ALL about Jesus! We ADORE Jesus by LEARNING from JESUS so that we can LOVE like Jesus.
Adore—All people were created in the image of God for the purpose of giving God adoration or worship. Though we meet together on Sunday mornings to adore God, worship goes far beyond our weekly corporate gathering. Being ALL about Jesus means trusting, obeying, enjoying, and loving God with all of our being, all the time, for all eternity.
Learn—In order to adore God, he must reveal himself to us and tell us how to adore him. We believe that God has revealed himself generally through the majesty of his great creation, but specifically through his written word (the Holy Bible) and through the person of his son, Jesus Christ, whom the Bible calls “the Word made flesh.” The Bible also reveals to us who we really are: our purpose, our problem, and God’s plan for saving us. We learn from Jesus by receiving his word through preaching and studying God’s word. Jesus wants us to learn together in the context of daily life, so we endeavor to “do life together” on Sunday mornings and in community groups, bible studies, and ministries throughout the week.
Love—The Bible tells us to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves. However, the Bible also reveals to us why we are incapable of doing this on our own. We refuse to adore God, learn from him, and love him because of selfishness, pride, and self-love. This is our greatest problem, according to the Bible. God calls this prideful rebellion sin. He says that our sin is what is separating us from God and one another. Ultimately, the consequences of sin are death and eternal separation from God. But praise God that he has provided a solution to our great problem. Indeed, he himself is the solution. For God so loved the world that he gave his only son (Jesus) that whoever believes in him (Jesus) shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). The Bible calls this the Gospel or the Good News. To love like Jesus means to lay down your life for others just like God did when Jesus died on the cross for our sins. We do this in countless ways as individuals through a lifestyle of gratitude and obedience to God, and corporately through various ministries that you will read about.
As we Learn from Jesus to Adore Jesus and Love like Jesus better and better each day, we endeavor to go into the world to encourage others to follow him. Jesus is calling all people to give him their ALL. We invite you to prayerfully consider joining us in our journey of faith to becoming ALL about Jesus.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Brent Whitney