Opportunities at Live Oak Baptist Church
Live Oak Baptist Church offers numerous opportunities for teaching and learning and fellowship. There are graded Sunday school classes for every age group. On Sunday afternoon there may be various classes taught, such as the New Member’s class, the “Wednesday night on Sunday afternoon” class, and other topical classes. There is a Sunday morning worship service, and evening worship service, a Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer service is preceded by a dinner and often have a meal followed by the ladies and men’s missionary and brotherhood activities.
There is opportunity for musical ministries, in the choir, vocal solos and groups, and playing musical instruments. There is a praise team that leads music and various services.
There is a teen group involved in local activities. They attend teen programs for spiritual and social growth.
There are also graded children’s classes, a beautiful well staffed nursery, adult classes for couples, singles, college and career and others.
Missions and Outreach
There are opportunities to get involved in our many local and foreign mission activities. Our local mission activities fall under the direction of our Shadow of the Steeple ministries. This involves disaster relief, food programs, clothing giveaways, “good Samaritan” activities such as building wheelchair ramps, repairing floors, rebuilding decks, and many other activities.
Live Oak Baptist Church likes to take an active role in community affairs through our benevolence program. We seek to help financially burdened single parents, older fixed income adults, those who experienced disaster in their lives and others. The benevolence program is directed by the benevolence committee.
For those who cannot labor specifically, they can give financially and direct their financial gifts to certain projects or events.
To participate in traveling for foreign missions, church members must demonstrate in their day-to-day local activities a desire to win people to Jesus Christ. Individuals going on foreign mission trips must go through a training class each time a trip is offered. Upon successfully completing the class and demonstrating the character necessary to take such a trip, the church will pay up to 70% of the total cost, not including personal expenses. People are chosen to go on such trips by the pastor along with the leaders of the various committees.