Want to know more about getting involved at OHCC? Here are some frequently asked questions to learn more.
What ministries do you have during the week?
During the week, we have coordinated Growth Groups to encourage growth as disciples by connecting with other pilgrims on the journey and by continued studying of God’s Word together. These groups are held at various locations and times. Please see the Growth Groups page for more information.
What is the next step to becoming a member?
To become a member, you will need to take a class with Pastor Ralph to go over what our church is about, what we believe and teach and how you can fit in. This class is offered every 6-8 weeks. Contact Pastor Ralph for more information.
After the class, you will have the opportunity to share your faith with the elders before being publicly welcomed as members.
What are the requirements for membership?
To become a member at Oakland Hills, a person must desire to join the church, have a credible profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and be willing to submit to the church leadership. Members are not required to agree with every theological position held by the leadership at Oakland Hills. Please talk to one of our Elders to learn more.
Is this local church part of a denomination?
Yes, Oakland Hills Community Church is part of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), a conservative, reformed and evangelical denomination begun almost 100 years ago that has grown to over 300 churches spanning North America.
What translation of the Bible do you use?
Our congregation uses a variety of translations, including the KJV, NKJV, NASB, NIV, and ESV. The translation from which our pastor preaches and which is in our pews is the English Standard Version.
How often do you celebrate Communion?
We celebrate the Lord’s Supper the fourth Sunday of every month.
Who is welcome to take Communion?
The Lord’s Table is open to all who profess Christ as Lord, are a baptized member of a local church and have a life that manifests a love for Jesus.
What does it mean that you are a ‘Reformed’ church?
In saying we are “Reformed” we identify ourselves with the doctrines of the Protestant Reformation:
- God authoritatively speaks to us only in the Bible.
- Salvation comes only through Jesus Christ and is completely of God’s grace.
- This salvation is received solely by faith.
The Westminster Confession of Faith is the classic doctrinal statement to which our denomination holds.