What to Expect

What time do church services start?

Our small group bible studies for all ages, which are called ‘Life Groups’ start at 9:15am every Sunday and our worship gathering starts right after that at 10:30am.  We also have ‘Growth Groups’, which are our discipleship classes, that meet throughout the week in various homes/places, or on Wednesday evenings at the church between the hours of 5:30 and 8:30 PM.  Check the events calendar for options.

How will I know where to go?

As soon as you enter the doors, you encounter a ‘greeter’ who will be more than glad to assist you.

What happens during the church service?

We will sing worship and praise songs together with the words printed on a large screen for all to see, followed by a brief time of shaking hands and greeting one another.  Then, our pastor will speak and bring an encouraging and challenging Bible-based message for us to take and apply to our lives and increase our relationship with God.

How are guests acknowledged?

We will never ask you to stand and raise your hand or introduce you.  We typically just ask our guests to simply fill out an information card located in the back of the seating in front of you and place it in the offering plate when tithes and offerings are taken during the service.  We just want to connect with you and answer any questions that you may have, and help you to feel at ease and at home at Oakwood.

What is the style of music?

We try to not put a label on our musical style, perse, because it is all about the message of the song and not the beat or style.  But, we would generally classify the style of music we play here at Oakwood as contemporary (band driven music with a praise team), with the frequent playing of new and modern arrangements of some of the great hymns that have ever been written.

Are my children allowed in the worship center?

Yes, we have a very family friendly environment, with all age ranges represented, from birth to senior adults.

Are nursery facilities available?

Yes, birth through age 3. We are very careful to provide excellent caregivers and teachers for our children.

What should I wear?

Clothes.  We have a very relaxed atmosphere. We are not concerned with what you wear, we are just excited and happy that you are with us!

Is there someone that I can call if I have further questions?

Yes.  Please contact the church office at 806-745-5437 at any time during normal business hours and a staff member will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have and if we don’t have an immediate answer, we will certainly track it down for you and get back to you promptly.