The Church is a family. A family that cares. Our aim is to support and care for people with the same heart of compassion and kindness as Jesus. We want to love God and love each other by encouraging everyone in their Christian life, regardless of age or spiritual maturity.
Life Groups & Oak Communities
In terms of pastoral care, Life Groups and Community Groups are the main place of care and support as we share life together, disciple each other, grow in God, and get stuck into the mission God has for us. Please visit the Life Groups or Communitiy Groups section of the website for more information about our groups.
Various members of the church take time to support those who are ill, or house bound and in need of encouragement. Please contact a Community Group leader or a Senior Leader for more information or to request a visit.
If a member of a Life Group or Community Group requires support outside of the group (eg. mental health issues, relationship support, counselling, homeless issues) they can call upon expertise through the Senior Leadership Team.
We believe, passionately and whole heartedly, that prayer ministry is not confined to leaders but for the whole church to lead each other in – The Holy Spirit is always present to equip, heal and make whole. Prayer ministry is offered across the church at all our gatherings and groups.
Safeguarding at The Oak
We take Safeguarding very seriously at The Oak. Our Safeguarding Lead is Elea Derry, our deputy Safeguarding Leads are Dan Kingsley and Lucy Munton, and our DBS Lead Recruiter is Emily Jones.
Our Safeguarding Policy is available here with a parent-friendly version found here. Our Safeguarding Disclosure Form can be found here.