Adult Classes - We host two adult classes during sunday school from 10:00am - 11:00am.
- Church Sanctuary - May 28, June 4 &11 - The Shroud Of Turin (purported to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ)
Can the latest scientific techniques date the shroud back to the time of Jesus? Is there other supporting evidence for the shroud’s authenticity? What blood type has been found on the shroud? How can the image on the shroud be made by a method not yet known in the 14th century let alone in 1st century Palestine? And how does this inform our theology of the Resurrection?Teacher for this class will be Josh Alexander.
- Kinkade Room - This class, geared towards seniors, takes a more traditional approach toward Christian education, using quarterly Bible Studies from David C. Cook publishing company. The March - May 2017 study is on how much God Loves Us. We shall be delving into several books in both the Old and New Testament Scriptures. Unit 1 has lessons from 1 John, Ephesians, John and Joel. The lessons show that God's love overflows, redeems, unites and renews us. Unit 2 lessons are drawn from Psalms, John and Romans. They reveal God as protector, preserver, healer, comforter and Savior of the people. The final 4 weeks, Unit 3, looks at the book of Jonah. These lessons highlight God's unconditional love for humans and the natural world. God wants to bring all people to a saving knowledge of Himself. By the way, did you know that Nineveh is called Mosul today?
The men of Oakland meet the second Saturday of the month, 8:00am-9:30am, for a full breakfast, a devotional time for applying scripture to our daily lives, and laughter-filled interaction with other men from the church.
Several times throughout the year men meet in small groups for short-term study; sometimes just men and sometimes mixed. The recent study by sports legend, Joe Gibbs, was so well received that a sequel is planned for this fall. Watch for dates and details.
There are many opportunities for service for men at Oakland, including the Friday Community Buffet, maintenance and upkeep chores, and service projects for members of the church and community (as announced).
Men renew and refresh their relationship with God by attending Oakland Men's Advance. A weekend of accelerated spiritual growth, filled with laughter, good food and meaningful discussion and games has helped to build a continually expanding brotherhood of the men of Oakland Church. The most recent Advance was in February 2017. Watch for dates for the next Advance. Cost is generally @ $200 per participant.