MISSIONAL LIVING—Life Outside Ourselves
At Oak Hills, we want to create an environment that helps the people of our church live out their spiritual formation for the sake of others and to the glory of God. A life that is being spiritually formed naturally extends outside oneself and into the world.
For more information on our Missional Living ministry, please contact Missional Living Director, Stephenie Carr, at email@example.com.
We have several guiding values that help us in this endeavor:
Friendships at the Margins
We want our relationships and involvement with those we are seeking to serve to be first based on friendship, not objectifying but encountering in “relationships of mutuality and reciprocity.” (This value is taken from the title of one of our favorite Missional books by Christopher L. Heuertz and Christine D. Pohl.)
Be Saved as Much as to Save
We want to recognize the fact that in our efforts to bring God’s saving grace to the world, we also find ourselves changed, transformed and encountering God’s grace in our lives – often from unexpected places.
Serve Without Condition
We seek to be servants, not because of the outcome we hope to achieve but because it is our calling from God. We serve, we hope, we pray, but in the end, we leave the results in God’s hands.
Atmosphere of Continual Learning
We seek always to be learning new and better ways to do the things we do. We want to be learners from God, each other, and others in our community.
Deliberately Relational Partnerships
We want to be an enhancement to the actual work God is doing through our partners by being relationally invested and deliberate in our interactions to be the best support we know how. We want our partnerships to be more than simply an exchange of financial resources.
Local Believers and Churches are the Experts
We value nationals in leadership of ministry and local ownership of ministry efforts – recognizing that they are best equipped to know and understand their peers, as well as best capable to communicate and reach out in their own contexts.
To God be the Glory
We seek to strive not for ourselves, our interests, or our recognition, but instead in cooperation with the Holy Spirit, in proclamation of the gospel of God’s Kingdom and with invitation to follow Christ in every area of our lives, we strive with God’s glory as our end.
Oak Hills Church supports various Ministry Partners locally and around the world. Please check out our Ministry Partners page for more information.