Well Classes

Each Sunday morning during the fall, winter, and spring, Oakbrook offers “The Well,” an hour in which education and discussion classes are offered for all age groups. In ancient Hebrew culture, the well was a public meeting place where people shared their lives with each other as they  drew life-giving and life-sustaining fresh water for their families. The ancient well  offers us a powerful metaphor for life, shared community, and by extension, personal growth in knowledge and relationships. We believe that these classes offer us similar things today: the Word (Jesus) and the Water of Life (the Holy Spirit), the opportunity for people to build relationships and share life together, and a cordial and collegial environment to learn and grow in faith. Class curricula are wide-ranging.  Examples of past studies include:

 

Home Groups

At Oakbrook we seek to build authentic Christian intimate relationships and one of the ways we do this is through home groups. These groups usually meet every other week to study and seek to know God more, pray and share life together. These groups also periodically engage in outreach together. It is one of the best ways at Oakbrook to grow closer to God and closer to those in our community.  For more information on home groups, contact Rick Schryber.

 

Prayer

Oakbrook Church frequently schedules times of corporate prayer for the church body to come together and intercede for each other, our families, our nation, our leaders, and our world. Please check the Oakbrook calendar to find out about upcoming corporate prayer meetings. For more information, please contact Lewis or Rob.
 
Oakbrook also has an email prayer chain ministry, so we can lift each other up in prayer as brothers and sisters in Christ. Those who have a prayer request can send an email to prayer@oakbrookchurch.org. That prayer request will then be distributed to members who have chosen to be part of Oakbrook’s prayer chain ministry. If you would like to be part of Oakbrook’s prayer chain ministry, please contact Kathy.
 

A critical need facing the church today is prayer. Jesus is our example and the scriptures point out that He often withdrew to lonely places and prayed (Luke 5:16). One of the greatest requests made in the Word of God can be found in Luke 11:1 where the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. This urgent request was made because their hearts were hungry for the knowledge of God. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”  R.A. Torrey, an evangelist and Bible scholar, once summed up the importance of prayer by saying “Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouse of God’s infinite grace and power. All that God is, and all that God has is at the disposal of prayer.” The Bible makes it clear in James 4:8 that for God to draw near to us, we have to draw near to Him.  Jeremiah 29:13-14 states, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says the LORD.”  Nothing can be accomplished without prayer first, and we are going after the Heart of God … will you join us?