Membership Classes

There is more to belonging to a church than showing up on Sunday. Joining a church is becoming a part of the body of Christ. It involves committment and dedication, and it takes learning and practice. The more you learn about God and his Word, the more God will be able to use you. Here at Oakland, we offer a progression of membership classes for every step in your growth. Descriptions are lised below. Matthew 28:18-20

Class #101 - Exploring Oakland Membership  

Taught by the pastors, this class is a basic introduction to our Oakland Church family. It is designed to clearly explain who and what our church is about, where we’ve been, and where we hear God calling us to go. It is an opportunity to build relationships with others and explore the commitment of church membership. You’ll have the opportunity to become a member of the church after completing the class.

NEXT CLASS: Sunday, February 18, 4 PM - Sign up at the Front Desk, or call the church office, 304-725-3737.


Class #201 - Developing Spiritual Maturity  


Christians need to develop in order to grow to spiritual maturity. This class will equip you with the skills you need to begin these habits and explains the tools you need to continue them.




Class #301 - Discovering My Ministry



In this class you will begin to identify your spiritual gifts, your temperament and talents, and discover how to fulfill God’s purpose for you. You will have the opportunity to match your talents and gifts with specific ministries and learn more about the many different ministries at Oakland in which you can get involved.




Class #401 - Becoming a Contagious Christian


This class focuses on outreach to others who have yet to come to faith in Christ. Learn the many different faith-sharing methods described in the Bible and discover how God has gifted you to help others grow toward Christ.




Class #501 - Growing As A Servant Leader


The purpose of this class is to prepare individuals to take on the responsibilities of leadership through spiritual growth, skill development, a servant attitude, and a working knowledge of Oakland's structure, policies, and procedures.