The Oaks Community Church exists
for the beauty of God,
the good of Denver,
and the joy of all nations.
We believe the good news about Jesus is an announcement that not only creates, motivates, and sustains life together as a community, but that this good news also has implications for our city and the world. The Oaks does not exist for itself, but rather for the joy of the people in our neighborhoods and ultimately to the ends of the earth.
Denver is one of the most strategic cities in North America today for gospel advancement and global impact. The beauty and opportunities of this city draw thousands of new residents each year from all over the world with promises of an unmatched quality of life. Yet many find that in spite all Denver has to offer, it is unable to satisfy the deep desires of the soul. Many find themselves lonely and in a tireless pursuit of awe and pleasure. We believe this brokenness is a context where the gospel can shine, as the beauty of Jesus is experienced through a community shaped by the good news.
Why Garland Park?
175,000 People in a 3-Mile Radius
Over 60 languages from 40 nations with highest concentration of People Groups from Unreached Regions of the World with limited Gospel Access
One of the largest economic gaps in the city, with rich & poor existing blocks from one another
In a city filled with mostly Millennials, Garland Park is home to young professionals, families, and older residents
Lack of Gospel Presence
Less than 5 Evangelical Churches with an average attendance of >100 and known as a forgotten & broken neighborhood in the city
God is at work in every corner of the globe displaying his beauty as he redeems a people for himself from every people group he has created. God is renewing each person to experience what it means to be fully alive as the Spirit puts the broken pieces of souls back together to more vividly image our Creator. God is reconciling a diverse people out of division and has accomplished unity by placing us in one family. God is restoring all things as his kingdom breaks through in showing how all of life flourishes with Jesus as King.
Jesus has graciously and generously invited us to trade our small plans for his as we join him in what he is doing in the world- to make disciples of all nations. Our local efforts of disciple-making and our global focus are not at odds with one another. We believe alignment with God's heart for the nations enriches our love for our local context. We desire to pursue life with God, life on life, life in community, and life on mission that is robustly focused on where God has placed us in Denver and that strategically mobilizes to the end of the earth. We exist, in part, to help equip people to live out their identity as 'sent ones' locally and globally.