"DOCC exists to glorify God by becoming a worshiping community of influence where every man, woman, and child is maturing in their Faith and being equipped to give their lives away."
Double Oak Community Church began meeting in MT Laurel on January 16th, 2005 and started meeting at a second campus in Chelsea on August 12th, 2018. DOCC is committed to excellence in ministry from babies to senior adults. Come enjoy the excitement of this fellowship at either campus!
While maintaining our autonomy as a local body of believers, we identify ourselves as a Community church in the Baptist tradition.
Three Core Values
Three core values lie at the center of what we believe, who we are, and what we do. We believe these values are essential for genuine, from the heart, life change. Embracing these values, we move from “lip service” religion to “lifestyle” faith.
Christ saved us that we might become like Him. All of our activities are crafted to help us grow up in that lifelong process of spiritual maturity.
Church isn’t a building. We, together, are the church. Building transparent spiritual relationships with other growing believers creates true spiritual community.
Christ commands us to love one another and to love our neighbors. Locally, nationally, and globally, we seek to share the love of Christ through spiritual charity.
Often, we are asked, “What are your basic beliefs?”. We always start by saying that we believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is to be interpreted by the literal method, where the rules of grammar, literature, history, and culture are consistently applied. In this way, we can accurately understand the author’s meaning, and properly apply the Bible’s principles.
We believe that the Scriptures in all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired of God, error free in the original manuscripts, and the supreme authority of faith and practice for followers of Christ.
We believe there is one living and true God, who is one in essence, while eternally existing in three distinct persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that mankind was directly created in the image of God to enjoy His fellowship and fulfill His purposes on earth. However, in Adam, all mankind fell into sin; consequently all people are spiritually dead and subject to the certainty of both physical and spiritual death apart from faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone. All who believe in Him are declared righteous by the Father on the grounds of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection, being regenerated by and baptized in the Holy Spirit.
We believe that all who are “born again” by the Holy Spirit belong to the one true church and are instructed by the Scriptures to associate themselves in local, visible churches.
We believe that baptism is an essential “first step” for all who, having believed in Christ for salvation, desire to walk as His disciple. Baptism is a clear injunction of the Scriptures which outwardly expresses the inward reality of new life in Christ. Our method of baptism is immersion as described in the New Testament and practiced in the early church. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of Christ and His redemptive death. It is also an expression of our fellowship with one another. In communion, we are reminded of Christ’s first coming and encouraged to look forward to His coming again.
We believe the next great event of human history will be the personal return of Jesus Christ. This is the blessed hope for which all those who love Christ yearn. While the exact time of Christ’s return is unknown, it is imminent and certain.