Our beliefs.

A Christ-centered community, based on God's Word.

The Bible.


We believe the Bible is God's Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.



God.


We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. The Lord Jesus Christ is both God and man and is the only one who can reconcile us to God. Each time we take communion, we remember Jesus lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.



The Human Condition.


We believe sin has separated each of us from God and His purposes for our lives. In order to receive forgiveness we must repent of our sins, believe in Jesus Christ and submit to His will for our lives. God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy lives in order to help others more effectively. In order to live the holy and power-filled lives God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water, set free from hindrances of the enemy, filled with the power and gifting of the Holy Spirit, and be surrendered to God and His purposes for us. 



The Church.


We believe God has equipped us as His living body so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, be equipped and empowered to do His will in our lives and share the good news with those around us. We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the gifts of the Spirit, are for believers to be able to follow Jesus and to reach their sphere of influence for God. We believe in the freedom of worship with every form of expression being done in decency and in order, following the anointing of the Holy Spirit. 



Eternal Destiny.


We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised and will rule and reign on this earth. History will conclude as the wicked are judged and the righteous enter a new heaven and a new earth. 

Our core values.

Connection.


We are a church of Connection Groups; real church happens in small groups and times of fellowship during the week. 



Discipling/Mentoring.


Relevant and God-inspired teaching from the Bible; relevant messages about real issues, using the Bible as a practical guide for how to live life. We also want to help people get set free of the hindrances, healed, trained and equipped in using their gifts and abilities, as fully mature followers of Jesus Christ. 



Serving.


There are opportunities to use your abilities and gifts here at South Oaks. We encourage everyone to be part of what happens on Sunday and during the week. We are a church of participants not spectators! 



Missions.


We are both locally and globally missions-minded; impacting the community and world around us through local and global projects, and through outreach. 



Worship.


Inspiring contemporary worship - not a show, but an experience of praise, prayer and worship. We desire to live our lives to show our worship of God.

Learn through community.

The best way to really know and understand what we believe at South Oaks is to be involved in one of our Connection Groups. Join a Connection Group, Bible Study or ministry group, and begin connecting with others with the same heart and passion.



Learn more about South Oaks Connection Groups.