WHO WE ARE
Two Christian Faith Communities
Joining Together As One Church
Christ Community Church of Cheshire approached White Oak Baptist Church of Wallingford in July of 2015 and made a most generous offer: Expand your ministry by using this property God has blessed us with, and we will support you by coming under your leadership and care.
October 18th, 2015 – Both Churches Vote to Approve the Merger
November 1st, 2015 – White Oak Leads Worship in Wallingford While Conducting Orientation Classes and Worship in Cheshire
April 24th, 2016 – Members of the Former Christ Community Church
are Received into the Membership of White Oak Baptist Church
June 5th, 2016 – Joint Worship Begins at our Cheshire Campus
Our Commitments: What We Dedicate Ourselves To
Becoming Passionate Followers of Jesus Christ
Vitally Belonging to His Church, a Family of Families
Gladly Participating in His Mission for His People
Our Values: What's Important to Our Well-Being
The Greatness and Goodness of God, Our Heavenly Father
The Forgiveness and Freedom from Sin through Jesus, God's Son
The Counsel, Wisdom, and Transformational Power of His Holy Spirit
Real, Transparent, Authentic Christianity as Found in the Word of God
Learning, Growing, and Serving in Community with One Another
Praying, Seeing, and Hearing the Revealed Will of God Together
Embracing Every Person and Spiritual Gift God Brings to Our Church
Being Used By God to Reveal His Love, Grace, and Truth to Others
WHAT WE DO
Not Programs, But Practices to Further the
Process of Our Becoming What God Intends
Giving glory and ascribing honor to God and humbling ourselves before Him, that He may have "First Place" in our hearts and church, and we may delight in reflecting on His Goodness and Greatness together.
Through small-group bible studies, we receive instruction and encouragement for our Christian lives and help one another on the way to becoming mature and fruitful disciples.
MINISTRY and SERVICE
Doing to one another as we would have others do to ourselves. Caring, supporting, helping, and meeting needs through both structured responsibilities and informal ways, resulting in a healthy church community.
Praising and thanking God, confessing our sins to Him, casting our cares upon Him, representing the burdens of others before Him, and finding strength, clarity, hope and peace as a result.
SHARING OUR FAITH WITH OTHERS
Being ready, when asked, to give a reason for the hope that we have; telling persons about our relationship with Christ and patiently, gently, and prayerfully assisting them in finding that relationship for themselves.
WHERE WE GO
Partnerships, Financial Support, and Mission Trips Help Us Reach Around the World
REGIONAL – Our “Judea”
The Western Connecticut Baptist Association
The Baptist Convention of New England
NATIONAL – Our "Samaria"
The North American Mission Board – over 4,500 Missionaries
In Addition to the Above, White Oak of Wallingford/Cheshire:
Supports 13 Missionaries Around the World, including 5 in Partnership with a Consortium of 10 churches from central Connecticut.
Sponsors directly, or works closely with, several Mission Churches in CT.
Is the USA Home of the Bethesda Evangelical Mission, and our facilities are used to organize and prepare team to travel to Haiti for Medical Missions, Construction, Orphan Care, Pastoral Training, and more.