Western Oaks Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ)
"A Green Chalice Church"
Western Oaks Christian Church was founded in 1964 and has a rich tradition of warmth, hospitality, and community service. With the recent adoption of our long range ministry plan, we are now prepared to move forward with a number of challenging and exciting ministries. We believe that each person is uniquely gifted and called by God to serve the cause of Christ in the world. We are committed to helping visitors and members in their spiritual journey through nurture and service.
We believe that we are called to provide ministries that meet the physical and spiritual needs of people. We recognize that people worship and connect with God in a variety of ways, so we provide alternative worship experiences to celebrate this diversity.
Our Mission Statement:
In an open and inclusive atmosphere of Jesus Christ's love and service.
We see our congregation bonding together as a total fellowship; growing spiritually through prayer, faithful attendance and stewardship of time, talent, and finances; surrounding and supporting basic ministries and core leaders; and communicating openly and directly
We see people being invited, welcomed, included, and involved in the ministry of the church.
We see ongoing, enthusiastic commitment to community service and to the ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
We Are Part of the Larger Church:
We are part of the regional church, called The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Oklahoma.
Link to Oklahoma Disciples Web Page
Our Identity as Disciples:
We practice unity and inclusion at the Lord's Table (all are welcome at our weekly celebration of communion).
We practice believer baptism, rather than infant baptism.
We are a movement of Christian unity--not uniformity. We go about cooperating and partnering with other faith communities to work for bringing about wholeness--healing and justice--in the world.
We study scripture for ourselves. Rather than having tests of faith and creedal statements, we critically and thoughtfully study scripture, taking into account the history and background--the context--in which it was written.
We answer God's call for justice, particularly in the areas of care for the earth, the challenges for women and children, poverty and hunger, and immigration.