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Oak City Baptist Church exists to:

  • Exalt Jesus
  • Equip Believers
  • Evangelize the Lost
 
Everything we do as a church filters into our mission as a local gathering of believers. Our goal is not to develop more and more programs to take up the majority of people’s lives.
 
Our goal is to prayerfully plan and participate in ministry that equips, encourages, and empowers the Oak City family to do the work of ministry on our campus and in our communities.

When We Gather:

Sunday
8:30 AM – Early Worship Service
9:45 AM – Sunday Morning Small Groups
11:00 AM – Second Worship Service
 
Wednesday
6:00-7:30 PM – Wednesday Night Engage, theStand Student Ministry, & Children’s Ministry
 
Location:
211 Main Street, Seymour TN
 

Frequently Asked Questions

When are your services?
Sunday
8:30 AM – Early Worship Service
9:45 AM – Sunday Morning Small Groups
11:00 AM – Second Worship Service
 
Wednesday
6:00-7:30 PM – Wednesday Night Engage, theStand Student Ministry, & Children’s Ministry
 
What should I wear?
We do not have a dress code. We encourage you to come dressed comfortably.
 
What will I experience in the service?
You will experience blended music and a strong biblical message in a safe community environment.
 
What is available for my kids?
At Oak City, we have something for children of all ages both Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Click here for more details …
 
What are your beliefs/mission?
Our mission is to exalt Jesus, equip believers, and evangelize the lost. Our mission derives from our biblical beliefs. Check out these pages for more info about our beliefs
 
Do I have to participate in a financial offering?
There is no required giving at Oak City. We pass offering plates during the service but we do not expect first-time visitors to contribute financially unless otherwise compelled to do so or until you decide Oak City will be your church.
 

Next Steps

Salvation
Do you ever wonder: Why am I here? Is this all there is? Who am I? What happens when I die? Jesus matters because He came to answer our deepest questions. Learn more…
 
Baptism
Baptism is both obedience to the command of Jesus (Matt. 28:19) and going public with your faith. This is the next step after Jesus has saved you.
 
Community
Perhaps you are looking for a safe place to believe and belong. At Oak City we have small groups of people that meet each Sunday morning to share life and study God’s Word together in community. We would love to assist you in connecting with one of our groups. Click here now to get connected.
 
Discipleship Groups
Discipleship groups or D-groups are made up of 3-5 people that gather weekly for the purpose of growing deeper in their relationships with Jesus. D-groups emphasize study, spiritual discipline, accountability, and replication in the context of life-on-life discipleship.
 

Who Is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? How can I become a Christian? If these are questions you’ve been asking, God has answers. Take a few moments to consider the following passages from the Bible. Here is what the Bible says about having a relationship with God…
 
1. Everyone needs salvation because we have all gone our own way and lived without God. The Bible calls this sin.
 
Romans 3:10-12 “As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one;
there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have
turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does
good, not even one.”
 
Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
 
 
2. The consequence of sin is separation from God forever.
 
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
 
 
3. Jesus paid the price, the penalty of our sins. He took the punishment in our place.
 
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
 
 
4. We receive salvation and eternal life by turning away from our old life. The Bible calls this repentance. Then we make the decision to put our faith in Jesus Christ.
 
Romans 10:9-10 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
 
Romans 10:13 “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
 
 
5. Salvation through Jesus Christ brings us into relationship with God forever.
 
Romans 5:1 “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,”
 
 
6. That relationship last forever! He that is in you is greater than he who is in the world!
 
Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
 
 
>> Response: How to Receive God’s Gift of Salvation
 
1. Admit that you have gone your own way and lived without God. The Bible calls this sin. Realize that you deserve the consequence of sin, which is separation from God forever.
 
2. Believe that Jesus paid the price, the consequence of our sins. He died in your place and rose again.
 
3. Repent. Stop living life your own way. Turn away from your old life and turn toward God.
 
4. Trust Jesus. Receive salvation and a relationship with God forever by putting your faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.?

Our Beliefs

The Bible
The Bible was written by men who were divinely inspired by God. It is God’s revelation to man. It has God as its author, the glory of God as its end, and truth without error as its content. It is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, and mental consents should be tried. The message of the Scriptures is always relevant.
 
 
God
There is only one living and true God. He is intelligent, spiritual, and personal and is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. His attributes character and nature are infinite and perfect in all aspects. He reveals Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through His Word, the Bible, and the person Jesus.
 
Jesus
Jesus is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, he was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. During his life on Earth, Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, living his life fully free of sin. He suffered and was crucified on a cross as atonement for mankind’s sin. Following His crucifixion, He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples and many others. He ascended into heaven and is now eternally exalted at the right hand of God. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His mission to redeem from sin those who trust His redemptive work.
 
The Holy Spirit
When we accept Jesus as our Savior, He comes to permanently dwell within us through the person of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who inspired holy men to write the Scriptures that became the Bible. He enables men to understand God’s truth, convicts of sin, and exalts Jesus. He does not glorify Himself.
 
Heaven and Hell
Heaven and hell are actual places. God’s heaven is perfect, therefore God cannot permit sin into heaven. Those who accept Jesus as their personal Savior are forgiven of their sin, have Christ’s righteousness imputed to them which allows them to have eternal life with God in heaven when they die, or when Christ
returns. For those who have not accepted Jesus as Savior, they will stand in judgment for their sin and will be condemned to eternal torment and separation from God in hell.
 
Mankind
Man was created by the special act of God, in God’s own image, and is the ultimate work of His creation. In the beginning, man was innocent of sin. By his own, free choice, man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. By his nature man is sinful. Only the grace of God can bring man back into a relationship with God. God has made this work possible through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.
 
Grace & Salvation
God makes salvation from sin possible solely through His grace. Due to our sinful nature, mankind can do nothing to earn God’s favor or salvation, but must trust Jesus as Savior. Through this dependent trust, man receives the free gift of salvation from sin that God has made available through His Son, Jesus. God’s grace is a glorious display of His love for man and the forgiveness He makes possible. Those whom God has accepted in Christ will never fall away from their state of grace and forgiveness.
 
The Christian Life
When we accept the Savior Jesus as payment for our sin penalty, His Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us. The Holy Spirit guides us, leads us in seeking and understanding God and His holy will, and comforts us. As Christians, we have a Scriptural mandate to strive to live a Christ-like life. Jesus came to give believers a more abundant life, both now and eternally in heaven. Our response is to make Him Lord of our lives and to serve Him.
 
The Church
The church is where a local gathering of believers come together for the purposes of worship, edification and fellowship. We strive to meet the needs of others, seeking to become more like Christ in how we live, growing in fellowship together with other Christians. We also seek to lead non-Christians to know and trust Jesus as their Savior. The church is called Jesus’ body, of which He is the head. As such, we are called to live and treat others as Jesus would have us do.
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