What we value

Gospel Story: We are a part of God’s story.

We are all a part of an intricate story that has God as its glorious author. The pages of Scripture tell the story of a beautiful creation, a tragic separation between God and man, the rescue of His people through Jesus, and the mission that the church is now sent to accomplish until Jesus returns. Because this story permeates every aspect of our life, we want this gospel (good news) story to permeate our sermons, music, gatherings, missional communities, conversations, and everything in between.

Identity: We are Sons and Daughters in Christ. 
Who are you? It is easy to point to our occupation, geographical location, social status, or roles as the label for our identity. These are poor substitutes for the Identity that God intended for you to have. God wants each of us to be restored to our true identity as Sons and Daughters through the work of Christ. We are not slaves to a religious system. We are not orphans left alone in the world. We are Sons and Daughters, children of God, no matter the career, social status, or label that the world gives us. 

Mission: We live sent. 
God has sent us on a mission to bring restoration through the Gospel. We get to be a public display of the kind of healing and rescue that only Jesus can bring. Because of what God has done for us, we seek to bless our neighbors and be a blessing to our communities. We seek to love others through word and deed. God has called us to be a light to our neighbors and the nations by loving everyone and making disciples. 

Family: We are a family. 
When God made us each a new person, He also made us a new people. Our church is a family where we honor one another, assume the best, and sacrifice for one another’s needs. God has designed us to live in community with one another. We share our struggles and encourage one another. We mourn our tragedies and rejoice in our blessings together. 

Who We Are

We are a group of artists, school teachers, engineers, business owners, students, stay-at-home mamas, medical professionals, web designers, and office workers who have collected together to love Jesus and Cincinnati.

The Oaks Church is a community of people seeking to follow Jesus and to fulfill 

His plan for bringing restoration through the gospel to Cincinnati and the world.