We love Michiana. Oak Creek wants to be a leading partner in gospel ministry and ministering to our hometown in practical ways.
Oak Creeks partners bi-monthly with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive in our building. Sign up at America Red Cross, Sponsor Code: OakCreek
We also partner with the Mishawaka Parks Department to sponsor & volunteer community events, and participate in Habitat for Humanity builds. Look in the weekly bulletin for ways to get involved in these outreach events.
Stacy Handschu is a member of our church who has been called to work for Revive our Hearts, a locally based ministry that works with women locally, nationally, and internationally.
CLICK HERE TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT STACY HANDSCHU
Oak Creek is involved in Indiana division of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. Disaster Relief teams goes all over the state and America, helping clean up after disasters. As the third-largest disaster response team in the nation, this network of state-based volunteers teams does more than just clean up; they bring the healing of Christ to those whose lives have been shattered.
The philosophy behind Southern Baptist disaster relief efforts has been summed up in the phrase, "A cup of cold water in Jesus name." We are following the example of Jesus of Nazareth when He fed the 5,000 and the 4,000, and His teachings in the parable of the Good Samaritan and Matthew 25:32-46.
We take seriously the command of Jesus who said, “Go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19). Our church strategy for missions is built around three objectives:
PRAY for Missions by cultivating a concern for people around the world who need a saving relationship with Jesus Christ through corporate and personal intercession.
GIVE to Missions through regular missions giving and special mission’s emphases, and supporting missionaries from our church, like Pete & Stephanie Cerling. A portion of every dollar we receive goes toward missions. We give consistently to the Southern Baptist Cooperative Program, an association of like-minded churches that are reaching out in North America and internationally with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
GO on Missions by sending teams from our church to places, like Haiti, where they can experience missions in first-hand. We have direct involvement in Haiti, sending teams of doctors and nurses, builders, and others from Oak Creek who seek to support the mission of the Church in this struggling country.