Love God. Love People. Be the Church.

Our beliefs are based Jesus’ command to, “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39 ESV)

Love God.

God tells us that there are two commandments that stand out above the rest: love Him and love people. We believe that God is the Creator of everything and that he exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Because of that truth, we believe that God created us to worship him and give him glory. He is fully deserving of our affection, attention, and our lives. Our relationship with Him should be the most important relationship in our lives.

Our beliefs are based Jesus’ command to, “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39 ESV)

Love People.

The second part of the Greatest Commandment is to love people. Because of this truth, we are committed to loving our neighbors—at the micro and the macro levels. We challenge ourselves to live on mission in the places where we work, play and live. We look for opportunities to be a blessing in all of these places. Jesus told His followers that they would be known by their “love for one another.” (John 13:35) Our world is filled with brokenness and the best way to combat that is with the Love of God. We do this so that the world may know Him.

Be the Church.

We believe that Jesus established his body on Earth in the church and that the church is a community that exists for the purpose of declaring the gospel and glory of Jesus throughout the world. We believe the church is a family

and that every believer should be identified with a local body of believers for the purpose of mutual encouragement, spiritual growth, and accountability.

We want to be the people of God who gather together so that we can scatter together. We hold each other accountable to be blessings, engage in random acts of kindness, and pay it forward. We want people to see the love of God on display in us and the gospel of Jesus lived out through us.

We strive to do the same corporately—reaching out as Oak Hill to our neighborhoods by hosting community events and partnering with neighborhood schools and community organizations. We partner with Rushton’s Hope, Christian Women’s Center, Raceway Ministries Atlanta, Prison Ministry, and New Mercy Baptist Church to meet the needs of under-resourced families all over Spalding and Pike Counties.