Our Vision for Ministry

"If you don't have a target, you will miss every time!"

Every church needs to know its purpose. At Oak Grove we believe there is ONE church in Whitley County but there are many franchises. Oak Grove is just one of the congregations making up the Body of Christ in Whitley County, Indiana. We fit a certain need.

Our mission

Helping people grow in a relationship with Jesus Christ! Our mission is to help people become disciples of Jesus Christ and grow in that relationship. This is why we exist. A disciple first acknowledges Jesus as Savior and then continues to follow Him.

Our vision

Creating various environments in which people find Christ irresistible. What do we want to look like while we are fulfilling our mission? In Whitley County there are different kinds of people, backgrounds, musical styles and types of dress. Expressions and invitations can be different but the message is always the same and that's okay! Oak Grove will have many different ways of helping people become followers of Jesus Christ. Our methods will change but the message will always be the same.

Our purpose

Pursuing depth with God, community with believers, and exercising influence with the spiritually uncertain. How will we be functioning when our mission and vision are working? People will be growing closer to God and each other. They also will be influencing others who are not certain about God, Jesus, the Bible or the church. As we gather in small groups for teaching and larger groups for worship we will change and our friends and family will want to know why. This is influence.

What to Expect

At Oak Grove Church we want to give you a map that will provide directions for your journey. Sometimes the journey can be hard and getting sidetracked is easy. Often you need a friend to help you along the way. We'd like to be your friend!

We want you to come as you are. Our dress is mostly casual but whether you wear jeans or a tie you'll fit right in. We're much more concerned about what's going on inside a person than what they're wearing on the outside.

If you have kids we have classes that are tailored for them at our 10:30 service.

Our service is a blend of traditional and contemporary music that speaks to your heart and helps you give praise to our Lord. During this service there is a band with guitars, drums and keyboards. We sing songs that are deep in meaning but easy to understand and that come from our hearts. At both services you'll find relevant Bible teaching that challenges and uplifts, blending together music, video, drama and powerful teaching that helps you connect with God in a meaningful way.

We hope that you'll give Oak Grove Church a try soon. Let us be a place to stop and recharge along your life-long journey.

Oak Grove Church of God Serving Columbia City, Indiana since 1857