"Based on the gift each one has received, use it to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God." 1st Peter 4:10 [HCSB]
We are called to show love to others through service, to honor God through service, and to grow in our faith through service. At Oak Grove we want you to be more than just a spectator sitting on a pew once a week. 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 offer many everyday ways for you to serve others through our women's and men's groups (WMU & Brotherhood) as well as church projects. Through our partnership with the CrossNet Baptist Network we offer opportunities for you to serve across the country and around the world.
Upcoming Mission Trips
While we had to suspend mission trips in 2020 dues to covid we continue to participate in local disaster relief and support our community through food and clothing drives, benevolence, and countless other ways. For 2021 we are focused on training up the next generation of believers to live on mission and be ready to actively return to missions - 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
Meet John Trovato!
John Trovato joined us in 2015 as the volunteer leader of our Oak Grove mission team. John loves hunting, camping, and encouraging others. He takes the lead in recruiting, organizing, and leading our mission and outreach teams.
John is married to Roxie and has two beautiful children, Chandler and Riley.
Disaster Relief Team
Through our partnership with the CrossNet Baptist Network, Tennessee Baptist Convention, and the North American Mission Board we are able to field a disaster relief team that can help at home or across the world. Our team is trained and certified to respond with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief - one of the largest disaster relief organizations in the world. With needs in areas ranging from chainsaw team to mass feeding crew, laundry/shower unit to rebuild we have areas for everyone to serve in. See this page from CrossNet or this page fromTNBaptist to learn more.
Past Service Projects
Our mission team will return to Washington DC February 8-11 to work along with our Church Plant partners at Waterfront Church. This short mission trip will focus on assisting with the Night To Shine Event for special needs young adults. We will also help with evangelism and outreach in preparation of Waterfront's Easter services at Nationals Park. Spaces are limited.
"Neighbors On Mission" 2017
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.
Check out photos from our block party at Water's Edge apartments here
On Mission in DC: March 21-28, 2015 & March 19-24, 2016
Through our partnership with the 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. Check out our photo gallery below:
Huricane Sandy Rebuild in NY: March 21-29, 2014
Our mission team partnered with over 150 people from more than 17 churches to help rebuild homes 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. Check out our photo gallery below: