Oak Grove Baptist Church is a fellowship of believers whose firm foundation (Ps.18:2; I Cor.3:11) is found in the person of Jesus Christ. As “adopted children” in the faith (Eph.1:5), we are called to do “everything as unto the Lord” (Col.3:17) through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Gal.5:25) Our mission consists of three specific goals that have shaped our past, influenced our present, and assist us for future endeavors as members of the Body of Christ. These specific goals are: To Know, To Grow, and To Go.
To Know All Christians are to know Him… Know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. (I John 5:7)
Not like the demons or evils of creation who know Him (James 2:19), but rather as those who have confessed with their mouths, believed in their hearts (Rom.10:9-10), admitted their sin (Rom.3:23), and welcomed Jesus as the Christ as supreme authority for their lives. We are to know God’s grace (Eph.2:8-9), identify with Him in His death and resurrection (Rom.6:5-8)… and recognizing Him as the One true God of the past, present, and forever more. (Hebrews 13:8)
To Grow God calls us to grow in our salvation and our maturity in Christ. (I Peter 2:2) We who are followers of the Way (John 14:6), have been justified (made acceptable by Christ) by faith (Gal.2:16), and are called to be living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. (Rom.12:1) If we are obedient to God’s call in our lives, we willingly allow Christ to transform our minds (Rom.12:2) as God sanctifies us (I Cor.1:2; I Thess.4:3) and causes us to bear fruit & grow in His way. (Col.1:10) As different parts of the Body of Christ, God equips His children with all types of gifts (Eph.4:11-12) to serve Him faithfully, so that we might grow in our salvation (I Peter 2:2), discarding our old lives (II Cor.5:17), we will be found as faithful and obedient instruments used for God’s glory.
To Go Just like the original disciples, all believers in Christ are commissioned to share God’s Good News (Matt.28:19-20; Acts 1:8) so all that might hear (Mark 4:9) and call upon His name. (Rom.10:13) God doesn’t want any to perish, but all to have eternal life. (John 3:16) It is only by His name that any can be saved. (Acts 4:12) All obedient followers of Christ “go” where God sends us (Matt.9:37-38), sharing His truth to all the world (Mark 16:15), so that all who believe might be saved.