The services at Oak Hills Presbyterian Church are designed so that we, the congregation, can enjoy the worship of our Triune God through singing, prayer, the preaching of the Word and the sharing of the Lord’s Supper.
We meet together as a body on Sunday mornings to worship through the offerings of various musical styles and genres that include the singing of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Colossians 3:16). Our intention is to meet with the Lord through a living balance of formality and frankness.
We regularly use instruments and vocalists on Sunday mornings and always desire to have those who are musically gifted participate in service playing.
Likewise, those with skill in setting up or operating audio and video equipment are always appreciated and encouraged to use their abilities to enhance our times of corporate worship.
We often use those skilled in artistic design to help us create atmospheres for special worship services. This may include interior decoration, stage design, print or video design, and more.
Oak Hills Presbyterian Church is solidly based on the teaching of Scripture, which mandates our mission both to bring the Gospel to the ends of the earth and to serve one another in love. Oak Hills seeks to be a congregation of believers who long to know and make known the message of God’s astonishing grace! We do this in three primary ways:
Oak Hills' Missions Committee
The Oak Hills' Missions Committee is committed to spurring on the congregation to live out the Great Commission both here and abroad. The committee is intentional about providing information to the congregation regarding missionaries we support.
Long Term Missionaries
Our congregation sends missionaries into the world, which involves encouraging, recognizing, and supporting individuals and families on the mission field. The support Oak Hills provides is not only financial but relational and, most importantly, prayerful. Please use the links below to learn more about Oak Hills’ missionaries and pray for them regularly. We also encourage you to send a card or letter when you can.
- Chris and Mary Granberry, Sacred Road Ministries, Yakama Native American Reservation, White Swan, WA
- Chase and Sha Johnson, World Harvest Mission, Cluj, Romania
- Matt and Kori Podzus, The Navigators, Campus Ministry at KU
Short Term Missions Trips
Adults and students participate in mission trips that share the message and mercy of God’s love in very practical ways. Each summer, a team spends a week serving the Native American community alongside Sacred Road Ministries making badly needed home repairs and offering Vacation Bible School to children at a local housing project.
Click here,Oak Hills 2012 SummerTeam, to see the 2012 summer team in action.
Deacons Mercy Ministries
The Deacons understand their call as officers of Oak Hills to serve the needs of the congregation and to lead the congregation in serving others—both inside and outside of the church. The deacons meet monthly to discuss the business of planning projects and to assess specific needs of which they have become aware. They are committed to rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty in order to foster the attitude of serving and bearing one another’s burdens within the congregation of Oak Hills.
One vehicle the deacons have established in an effort both to serve and to lead others in serving is the Helping Hands Ministry. This ministry involves connecting people who have specific needs with those within our congregation who are able to help. The deacons draw on basic home repair and maintenance skills from people within the Oak Hills family to make a world of difference for senior adults, single mothers or others who need help. The deacons welcome those willing to share their time and abilities to complete basic tasks in areas like automotive maintenance and repair, carpentry, electrical work, yard work (planting, trimming and raking), painting, plumbing, and general clean-up. They also welcome and encourage the people of Oak Hills to communicate their needs for this kind of assistance so we all can have the privilege of serving others in the church body. To communicate either your ability to serve, or specific needs, contact the deacons
Community is an essential part of being an authentic place for the Gospel to have its work in our lives. We work hard to create and foster community for those who call Oak Hills their home. If you attend Oak Hills, you will be encouraged to be engaged in the community around you through some of these various ways.
Life Groups provide an opportunity for Oak Hills members and friends to connect relationally with each other, to learn about and worship God, and to act as a service arm for the church. Life Group are hosted by Oak Hills' families and are formed by geography, study-interests, and life-stage, such as college-age, young marrieds, etc. These informal gatherings in members homes provide time to get to know each other more deeply and become better able to meet the needs of individuals within the group, within our church, and throughout our community. If you want to get plugged into Oak Hills, a Life Group is the place to be! To learn more about the Life Group ministry, or find the Life Group that meets nearest to you, please contact the Church Office at 913.341.4500 or email our ministry.
Suppers 4 Six
Gather six adults for a meal in the casual atmosphere of a home and you have an Oak Hills' Supper 4 Six! If you are hungry to connect with new faces or eager to mix together with folks you haven't been able to connect with in a while, then Suppers 4 Six are the place to be! Each Supper provides the ingredients for new groups to mix together for one meal. Contact the office to find out when the next Supper 4 Six will be.
We often have special events that allow us to be together outside of corporate worship and in a variety of contexts. This gives us the opportunity to get to know one another better and cultivate a deeper sense of unity across the church. Events, like our summer and fall picnics, provide us with the rare and important gift of unhurried time with one another.
The Men’s Ministry of Oak Hills desires to equip and encourage men to glorify God. We also desire to provide opportunities for men to build friendships with each other. The men at Oak Hills come from different walks of life: students, tradesmen, business professionals, and doctors, to name a few. We span multiple life-stages—from college students to fathers of adult children, and every step in between. What we have in common is a desire to know Christ and make him known in our homes, workplaces, and community. If you have questions about men’s ministry or one of the events listed below, please contact the Church Office at 913.341.4500 or email email@example.com.
Annual Men’s Retreat
Men’s Retreats afford a rich opportunity for in-depth Bible study and extended men’s fellowship. Past study topics have included glorifying and enjoying God in all areas of life and confronting the “ordinary” sins we often tolerate.
In the last several years, Men’s Bible studies at Oak Hills have provided a great mid-week opportunity to touch base with other Oak Hills men while seeking to stay grounded in God’s Word. Come for thought-provoking discussion and wisdom you can take to work and use throughout your day.
Our prayer for the women of Oak Hills is that they would be well-loved: loving well. We believe that the redeeming, perfect love of Christ compels us to love one another with grace and compassion. It is our desire that Oak Hills women would have opportunities to grow in their knowledge of this truth, and that theywould respond with a deeper love for God, each other, and the world.
Oak Hills' Women’s Ministries provide several opportunities for women of various seasons of life to connect within the church body. It is our prayer that we help teach women more of God’s Word, equip them to act on what they learn, and thereby minister to them and others - well loved: loving well. If you have any questions about the various women's ministries, feel free to contact the Church Office at 913.341.4500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Morning and Evening Bible Studies draw women from various seasons of life to come together for a focused discussion from the Scriptures, encouraging fellowship and time for prayer. Please see the calendar link for specifics on time and location to join this great group!
Oak Hills also offers a morning MOMS Bible Study whose focus is on Making Our Mothering Significant. This study meets every other week. It emphasizes solid biblical teaching along with fellowship. This study seeks to be flexible in its amount of required preparation and childcare is available for a minimal cost. Please see the calendar link to find out when and where these fine ladies will be meeting!
This ministry helps individuals and families in our church when needs arise. In particular Hospitality coordinates the supply of meals when new babies are born/adopted and helps in any way needed when an illness or death in the family occurs. We also coordinate wedding showers for new brides and baby showers for first-time mothers. Our goal is to walk together through the many seasons of life and thereby "Carry one another's burdens ... " If you are interested in helping with this ministry or know of a need within our congregation please contact this ministry leader.
The Oak Hills Annual Women’s Retreat in late February offers both a wonderful time of learning, and a valuable opportunity for Oak Hills women connect on a deeper level. The retreat’s themes have included "Pieces: What's Your Piece of the Story?", "Bless You" and many more. Regardless of the location, speaker, or theme, the retreat provides a rich time of fun, fellowship and learning.
This ministry is for all things related to fun and fellowship! Gathering for coffee, heading to the museum together, or participating in service projects - all designed with the idea to provide the opportunity to know one another better. When so much of the value of fellowship focuses on walking through difficulty together, events like these offer the Biblical counterpart to struggle - rest and recreation. Watch the calendar for coming events or contact this ministry leader to help plan some fun for our Oak Hills Women.
The mission of Oak Hills Student Ministries is to speak the Truth of the Gospel into the lives of students, calling them to: Embrace the unflinching love of God through Christ, Love His Church, and Serve His kingdom in the world —all by the grace of God and for His glory.
We desire to walk with young people as they pursue God through His Word, relationships with one another, and service to the people around them. Students are encouraged to live this out as a part of the greater church—by serving in the nursery, on the Worship team, on a Set-up team, and in a variety of other ways. At the same time, there are regular events directed specifically towards the students and their relationships with one another as they seek to know God. Click on the links below to find out more. If you have questions about our student ministries, or one of the events below, please call the church Office at 913.341.4500 or email Pastor Jon.
On Sunday mornings, we have varied opportunities for students to receive solid biblical teaching that engages their hearts and minds while equipping them for Kingdom service. A middle school class (grades 7-8) and a high school class (grades 9-12) are available. For more information on the current options, please contact Pastor Jon or check the Sunday bulletin.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Join us on Wednesday evenings as we dig in to God's Word together. The focus of our study is an in-depth time studying the Bible, and seeking grace to apply the Scriptues to everything we do. Contact Pastor Jon for the location.
We regularly gather for fun events that allow us to get to know one another better and to reach out to others. Some of the students’ favorite events in recent years have included days at the lake, trips to amusement parks, scavenger hunts, and attending concerts.
Part of "serving the kingdom" involves learning to pursue truth, beauty, and justice wherever God is working those things out in His world. This means that we regularly look for ways to get involved in these pursuits. Sometimes this means helping an individual or family within the church who can use a tangible reminder that God’s love is real. Other times this means partnering with a local ministry that is committed to serving people in need. We are always looking for more opportunities to serve others and see God work through us.
The Oak Hills Nursery exists to serve the congregation of Oak Hills Presbyterian Church by providing a safe and nurturing environment for the youngest among us. With this in mind, the Nursery ministry has two primary goals: to love children through meeting their spiritual, emotional, and physical needs by offering a safe and secure place for them and to love parents by loving their children and communicating clearly our policies and procedures. Based on our current needs, the nursery is divided into three rooms: Infants (not yet walking), Toddlers (starting to walk), and Preschoolers (walking through age 3).
PromiseLand (Children’s Church)
PromiseLand meets every Sunday morning during the sermon portion of the worship service. It is designed to give children ages four through eight years-old an opportunity to interact with the Word of God using a curriculum specifically developed for their age group. The two main divisions are 4 and 5 year-olds, and 6-8 year-olds (classes may be subdivided as needed). During this time, teachers lead the children through a time of prayer, a Bible lesson, and an activity page which helps the children apply what they have learned.
KID360 is a ministry for kids in grades two through five. Twice a month students gather for fun and fellowship with a focus on God's Word. Contact the office for more information.