Plan a Visit to Oak Grove

Here's what you need to know!

Your first visit to Oak Grove will be refreshing, friendly, and enjoyable for your whole family. We want you to experience inspiring music, helpful teaching and preaching, friendly people, and a place where you feel welcome and “at home”!

You won’t mistake it for a rock concert, a positive-thinking seminar, or a political rally. 🙂 It feels different from anything else throughout the week–-it feels like church.

Here are a few answers to your questions and what you might expect on your first visit.

"What are your services like?"

Both adult and children’s Sunday school classes start at 9:30 a.m. and are designed to teach God’s Word on an age-appropriate level in a small group setting.

Once Sunday school has ended, we all meet in the auditorium for a service with music and preaching. This service begins at 10:30 a.m. and is a little over one hour in length.

MUSIC You won’t find rock music necessary to get people involved in the singing. The hymns are alive and sung with a passion. You will find some old music and some new songs, but all of them will still sound like they belong to God.

PREACHING At Oak Grove Baptist Church, we still believe in preaching God’s Word. It will be direct and unapologetic, but it is truth. Our goal is not to make you laugh or make you cry or even to help you feel good. Our goal is to help you change by understanding how God’s truth affects your daily life.

INVITATION At the close of the service, the invitation is our opportunity to respond to what God has done in our hearts. You are welcome to come forward and pray or to speak with someone if you need to accept Christ as your Savior or need further help from God’s Word. Also, feel free to speak with our pastor after the service, and he would be glad to answer any questions you may have.

"Are there classes for my children?"

Starting with an excellent nursery, there is something special for every age child. Our nursery provides a clean and safe environment to help care for your children. Volunteers who work with the children are carefully interviewed, screened, and trained. Parents can have peace of mind while they attend one of the adult Bible study fellowships or the worship services. Nursery is provided for newborns through three years old for all services.

Exciting classes are provided for children three years old through 6th grade. When you first arrive, a church greeter at the door can show you where those classes are located.

How should I dress?

We do not have any formal dress code for members or guests. We simply encourage folks to give God their best with what they have. Because God is the audience of the service, you’ll find it a little more formal without being stuffy. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress. The trend in many churches is to promote a casual environment. We have chosen, instead, to recognize that God is present and we want to dress in whatever our best might be. It is not an attempt to “impress” God or anyone else, but rather a sincere desire to honor Him. You will still find a welcoming environment free of concern that someone is judging how you are dressed.

"Am I expected to give in the offering?"

No. We don't invite you to Oak Grove Baptist Church for your offering. We want our service to be a gift to you. We hope you will find in this place a warm family spirit, truth from God's Word, and a place where you can grow in God's grace. Please don't feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.

"What about my teenagers?"

The high school years are an important time of transition as children are becoming young adults. It is during these years that they begin to establish what kind of person they are going to be. At Oak Grove, the goal is to help these young people cultivate a close walk with God and equip them to know Him personally. Every aspect of the youth ministry is done with the purpose of strengthening their relationships with God, their parents, authorities and peers.

Although teens love to have fun, it is important to balance that fun with an emphasis on God’s Word. We want to provide them with a friendly environment that is both exciting and helpful in order to help them grow.

"What's new at Oak Grove?"
Here are two new classes we hope will be a blessing to you!

Are you a new believer in Jesus? We recently started an adult Sunday school class geared just for you! The basics of the Bible will be covered so you will have a solid understanding of "why we believe what we believe."

The New Beginnings Class is for those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, and even addictions. We hope this will encourage you as you strive for your own new beginning!

Still Have Questions?

1081 Oak Grove Road
Independence, WV 26374

304.265.5162

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