"Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of the varied grace of God." 1st Peter 4:10 [CSB]
The more you learn that God loves you, the more you love Him and the more you want to show that same love to others through a life of service. At Oak Grove we want to help you have more than a spectator faith, watching from the sidelines. We want you to grow into someone who takes the gifts and talents God has given you out to a world in need of Him.
We encourage our youth and adults to live on mission, and we want to give you opportunities to do exactly that.
WMU (Baptist Women)
The Oak Grove Women's Missionary Union (WMU) is our Baptist Women's group committed to showing love to our community through charity and outreach while developing bonds of friendship and fellowship. They meet monthly on Sunday afternoons and often host Bible studies, discussions, and projects throughout the month.
The Brotherhood (Baptist Men)
The Brotherhood At Oak Grove is our Baptist Men fellowship that offers men a way to serve others, disciple their families, and grow in their faith.
Youth On Mission (6th-12th Grade)
Our Youth On Mission is exactly that - young people learning how to live out their faith by loving others. They do various projects in our community throughout the year, showing love while learning the skills necessary to take part in the larger mission of the church at home and to the ends of the earth.
While we had to suspend mission trips during the covid pandemic, we continued to participate in local disaster relief and support our community through food and clothing drives, benevolence, and countless other ways. Now we are once again focused on training up the next generation of believers to live on mission at home and beyond.
In order to take part, you must meet the following requirements...
- Must be an active member of Oak Grove Baptist
- Be an active participant in one of our small groups
- Be approved by our Pastor
- Agree to the mission covenant
- Attend all training sessions
Past Mission Work
DC Night To Shine February 2018
Our mission team returned to Washington DC in February 2018 to work along with our Church Plant partners at Waterfront Church. This short mission trip focused on assisting with the Night To Shine Event for special needs young adults. We also helped with evangelism and outreach in preparation of Waterfront's Easter services at Nationals Park.
"Neighbors On Mission" 2017-2020
We have gained some wonderful experience over the past few years with our short-term mission trips. In 2017 we decided to bring that experience home and be on mission here in our own neighborhoods. This allowed us to not only better serve the people of Cleveland and Bradley County but also gave us a greater opportunity to prepare the next generation for future mission trips. This year-long effort included community evangelism, service projects, and hosting events beyond our campus at places including Waters Edge apartments and more.
On Mission In Washington, DC: 2015 & 2016
Through our partnership with CrossNet Baptist Network We were able to serve alongside our SBC Church Planters in reaching DC through servant evangelism projects, community service projects, outreach to children, and construction work.
Hurricane Sandy Rebuild in NYC: 2014
Our mission team partnered with over 150 people from more than 17 churches to help rebuild neighborhoods in New York City damaged by Hurricane Sandy and spread the hope of Christ. Rebuilding and repairing homes, and churches while also doing evangelism and outreach for new church plants.