Should I bring a Bible?
We encourage you to bring your Bible in whatever format you like (printed, smartphone, iPad …). We’re also happy to give you a Bible. Just ask for one at the Welcome Center. Most scriptures are also projected on a large screen for easy reading.
What should I wear?
Just be yourself and wear whatever is most comfortable for you.
Do you provide childcare?
We provide a safe, loving and nurturing environment for babies and toddlers from birth through 35 months to learn about God’s steadfast love. Age-appropriate curriculum focuses on God’s love and His creation.
During both worship services, children ages three through sixth grade may attend a children's worship designed specifically for them.
How often do you have communion?
Our church family receives communion together every Sunday to remember Christ’s sacrificial death for our sins. We invite all believers to take communion with us.
Do you take up an offering?
Members and regular attendees support our ministry by contributing to the offering on Sunday or through online giving. We do not expect guests to contribute to the offering.
What are the requirements for becoming a member of Greenville Oaks?
Faith in Christ, baptism, commitment to Greenville Oaks and a willingness to grow.
What are the steps I need to take? How do I go about becoming a member?
- Become a committed follower of Christ by trusting Him as your Lord and Savior and express your faith through confession, repentance and water baptism by immersion.
- Complete the Discovering Greenville Oaks class where you’ll receive important information on our purpose, strategy, teaching, practice and commitment.
- Commit to serve and grow under the guidance of the elders of the Greenville Oaks Church of Christ.
What if I'm not sure yet? How I can get my questions and concerns answered?
You can schedule a meeting with a minister or elder to get answers to your questions or concerns. Call the church office at 972-727-2359.
What do you teach about baptism? Would I have to be baptized again in order to be a member here?
Baptism is a “promise made to God from a good conscience” (1 Peter 3:21 TEV). We urge all believers to be baptized (immersed in water) as an outward expression of their inward commitment to place all of their trust in Jesus and to belong completely to him. Those who have already been baptized as a response of their faith in Jesus before coming to Greenville Oaks do not need to be baptized again. For those who are not, we would consider it a privilege to be a part of this important step. You can learn more by attending Discovering Greenville Oaks.
What can I do to keep from being lost in the crowd?
The best solution is to join one of our Community Groups. Participation in a Sunday Adult Bible class and serving on a ministry team are additional ways to connect, grow and serve in meaningful community.
Can non-members attend Bible classes and Community Groups?
Most definitely. Here’s information about all of our current Bible classes and Community Groups.
Can I participate in the communion service even though I am not a member?
Yes. Anyone who is a committed believer in Jesus can join us in celebrating communion.
Do you have instrumental accompaniment during your worship service?
The use of instrumental accompaniment is not a doctrinal issue at Greenville Oaks.
Our first worship service uses a cappella singing and our second service uses instrumental accompaniment. For additional questions and answers regarding this topic please check out: FAQ - Greenville Oaks' Worship Journey
How can I get a CD recording of sermons?
You can listen to or download sermons directly from this website. CD order forms are also available at the control booth at the back of the auditorium.
How does the Greenville Oak church relate to other churches and denominations?
We value our heritage within Churches of Christ. We have chosen to emphasize what we have in common with other Christian groups rather than debate about our differences. We try to be “Christians only” and believe that no particular group is designated by God as “the only Christians.” We are non-denominational.
How is your church governed? Who's in charge? How are you organized?
Our church is directed by elders who have been selected by the congregation as servant/leaders. Greenville Oaks is autonomous and does not report to any central or district headquarters.
How should I address Collin and the rest of the ministerial staff?
The ministerial staff prefers to be called by their first names. They prefer not to be addressed as "Reverend" or "Pastor." The term "Pastor" applies to the elders.
What about Sunday evenings?
During the school year, many Community Groups meet on Sunday evening. Students in 7th through 12th grade also meet in life groups on Sunday evening. We do not have a Sunday evening worship service.