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Oakbrook Stewards of Creation

The mission of Stewards of Creation is to provide opportunities to learn, educate, and actively pursue our role in the care of God’s creation. We encourage everyone to marvel at God’s creation by living lives that respect what God has made.

The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.                                      

 Psalm 24:1

To learn more about Oakbrook’s Stewards of Creation click here.

 

 

Prison Ministry

“I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

                                       Mathew 25:36

Statistics indicate that 80% of inmates will return to jail.

That rate drops to 20% if three conditions exist: a place to live, a job, a church.

More than 25 Oakbrook members have participated in one or another of the following prison ministries:

An Oakbrook service in the State Correctional Institution – Mahanoy in Frackville, PA.

PENNSYLVANIA PRISONS.

Volunteer Teams join well known prison minister, Jim Newsom of Outward Focused Ministries, in conducting weekend prison seminars in Pennsylvania state prisons several times a year. Team members lead worship, present workshops, and bring encouragement to the inmates and Chaplain staff. No formal training, special orientation or credentials are required. This is a great introduction to prison ministry in a well supervised, controlled environment.

LOUDOUN COUNTY WORK RELEASE CENTER.

Oakbrook volunteers visit inmates held at the Work Release Center immediately before discharge and offer bible-based encouragement and preparation for resuming life on the outside.

Yvonne and Fritz connect with an inmate in the State Correctional Institution – Mahanoy.

FAIRFAX AFTERCARE MENTORING PROGRAM.

Oakbrook encourages participation in this critically important Mentoring program to the male and female inmates in the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. Mentoring begins weekly during an inmate’s last three months of incarceration and continues post release for a period of six months. This is a crucial time in the life of an ex-offender. This program is proven to be effective in stopping the revolving door of recidivism.