Garden Oaks Baptist Church
Friday, May 24, 2013
Why Garden Oaks?
"Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it." I Corinthians 12:27
If you are going to invest your life in the Christian faith, you'll want to know as much about it as you can learn in a lifetime. Since the church is the body of Christ, you can expect that being part of it will help you understand all that God has revealed for you to live a complete, abundant life and receive all that God has for you. At Garden Oaks, you will find practical, applicable, relevant preaching and teaching that goes deep into the truths revealed by God in his written word, encouragement to seek the Holy Spirit's presence and guidance in your life, and celebrative, meaningful worship experiences which help you encounter God's presence.
You can also expect to find opportunities for meaningful service. You've been gifted by God, through his Holy Spirit, with a purpose to fulfill in a ministry to which you are called. Here, you will find ways to express your faith through service that is motivated by faith, and which feeds your soul as it provides encouragement and benefit to others.
Here, you'll find people who reflect the cultural, racial, economic and social diversity of the surrounding community, gathering together and building relationships with each other in order to grow in their understanding and practice of their faith. We're small enough to be a community of faith, where every member knows each other, and cares about each other, and where there are plenty of opportunities to build relationships with people who will love you as you are, and encourage you in your faith formation. We're a faith community that loves God, and loves people, and through Jesus we are discovering together the abundant life that God wants to give to us.
We are a church, a local body of believers in Christ who have come together in this community to serve him, love him, love his people and minister to them. If you are looking for a body of Christian believers who want to go deep into the truths of scripture, experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, and desire meaningful service opportunities, join us. That's why.