MINISTRY INVOLVEMENT - Every member of the Royal Oak body is encouraged and expected to use their talents, abilities and spiritual gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ in serving others (Romans 12:3-9). This is not only insisted by our leaders, but it is also God's desire for our lives (Ephesians 2:8-10). While some of our ministries focus on strengthening our own members, other ministries serve, teach and encourage those in our community, visitors and unbelievers. Many of our activities are open to members as well as visitors.
Periodically classes are taught on identifying and employing our talents, abilities and spiritual gifts in the body of Christ. Every person who desires to be a member of the Royal Oak church is also asked to be involved in ministry. Members are asked to complete a Ministry and Involvement form indicating where they would like to serve. Classes and a profile aptitude test is also available for those who aren't sure what their gifts are or where they should serve. Our goal is to have every member actively involved and committed to one or more ministries in the family at Royal Oak.
FELLOWSHIP - While we plan and host many activities and events for our community to get to know each other through fellowship meals, service projects, mission trips, fun activities, small groups, family time, and sporting events, there are also many other one-on-one relationship building opportunities over a coffee, golf game or family trip.
WORSHIP - Through our worship we grow closer to God and we are united together as we are reminded of our common grace, growth and goal. "If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves, Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others" (Philippians 2:1-4)