Double Oak University
Following Wednesday night dinner, we offer discipleship classes for adults called Double Oak University (DOU). We will offer these classes in a Fall term and a Winter/Spring term each year. Our Preschool, Children’s, and Student Ministry also offer specific studies during our Wednesday night classes, allowing them to form a deeper connection with each other and God. Wednesday night’s at Double Oak offers something for everyone in your family!
DOU is designed to equip you to grow and mature in your faith. We offer all kind of classes to help you grow in various areas of your life from theology to parenting. While it is good to offer a variety of classes, we also want to hone in on some key areas of equipping the people of Double Oak as it relates to who we are as a church.
These classes are called CORE Classes. The CORE Classes will equip our people in the values of our church: Maturity, Community, and Charity. These classes will be highly recommended if you have never taken them. DOU will continue to offer other classes each term. These classes are still very valuable to your growth in Christian maturity. We will be committed to having classes that speak to marriage, parenting, more in depth biblical issues, specific books of the bible, as well as many other topics. We want to be able to say at Double Oak, what Paul says in Colossians 1:28, that we may be able to present everyone mature in Christ.
CORE (C) Classes will help equip the people of Double Oak in understanding and living out the values of our church.Here are the CORE (C) Classes listed below underneath the value they support:
Doctrine & Beliefs
Community: Christ – Connected
Spiritual Disciplines of the Faith
Discipleship in Biblical Community
Charity: Christ- Commissioned
Discovering & Living Out Your Life’s Purpose
Fall 2nd Term Class Oct. 9th – Nov. 13th
The Fundamentals of Marriage with Joe and Val Harvey (C-22)
Whether you have been married for 4 months or 40 years, marriage can be rewarding, and it can be challenging. How are we supposed to go about marriage? If you are like us, the answers are not always clear. Come join us as we discuss the fundamentals of marriage using God’s word to guide us.
Purpose over Performance with Michael Abrams
How do you determine your specific purpose (not vocation or major) in life? Finding a clear purpose for our lives will shape our professions and jobs as well as how we approach all of life. In this class, you will develop a purpose statement for your life that will become the controller, the arbiter of all possible goals, vocations, and choices which will come across your path. Reorienting your life around God’s purpose, will help you discover why on earth you are here, and how to maximize your life to the fullest.
A Man and His Fatherhood with Clay Adkisson & Rob Foster
Being a dad is one of the most important and influential roles a man could ever play in his life. But being a good dad doesn't always come naturally. Join us for 6 weeks as we help dads think strategically about how they live out this important role. We will equip you with insights that will help guide you through key decisions and the great challenges of being dad.
Life in the Word with Kevin Johnson
This is a hands-on, discussion based group on how to read the Bible. Together we will discover some of the basics of reading God’s Word while reading through the book of James over the course of six weeks. If you’ve struggled with finding meaning in Scripture before, or don’t know how to begin with reading the Bible for yourself, this class is for you!
The Devotional Life: Learning to Abide Daily with Adam Robinson
Almost of us realize we should be spending more time with the Lord on our own. Yet when we finally do carve out some quiet time the task can seem more complicated than it first seemed. What should I do? What should I read? How long should this last? What if nothing happens? These questions pile up, life gets busy, and can we simply quit. This fall term, we’ll be talking about how to have meaningful times of devotion with the Lord throughout the week. Also, we’ll be going through a specific devotional book together and talking about our experiences both the ups and downs. This class will extend both fall terms but will be designed to where you can jump in during each term.
Heart Sing Choir with Kelly Stephenson
Membership in this group is open to any person who wants to sing, with no audition required. The choir will lead worship multiple times on Sunday mornings during the Fall. Rehearsals are 6:30 pm-7:45 pm Wednesday’s during DOU this fall. Childcare for birth-3 is available by reservation (email@example.com).
DOU UPCOMING INFORMATION
NIGHT OF STORY AND SONG • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2
Join us for an intimate night filled with inspiring testimonies from people in our church along with special music designed specifically for this evening.
FALL SEMESTER, TERM TWO • OCT. 9-NOV. 13
*How to Read the Bible with Kevin Johnson
How to Have a Devotional Life with Adam Robinson (Part 2)
*Purpose over Performance with Michael Abrams
Marriage with Joe and Val Harvey
Men’s Discipleship: Biblical Manhood with Clay Adkisson & Rob Foster
Wednesday Night Kids
On Wednesday nights, we want to help kids develop a personal relationship with God, and relationships with Christian friends. We focus our lessons on Stewardship of our possessions, talents and abilities, and Service to our community and church.
Wednesday nights for kids in Grades K-5 this fall will meet from 6:30-7:30 PM and will involve Bible Study, Music, Scripture Memory and Bible Skills.
Kids in Kindergarten and 1st Grade will have a Bible Story, Music and Bible Game from 6:30-7:00 PM. Then, they will join the older kids in Large Group time for Bible Skills, Scripture Memory and Music.
Kindergarten should be dropped off in Room 205. 1st Grade should be dropped off in Room 207. Both groups should be picked up from the Kids Worship Room at 7:30 PM.
Kids in Grades 2-5 will get to choose a Worship Team to participate with according to their interests and abilities. They can choose either Drama Team, Praise Team, Visual Arts Team or Bible Skills Team.
Kids in Grades 2-5 should be dropped off in the Kids Worship Room no earlier than 6:20 PM. If your child finishes dinner early, please hold them downstairs until that time. Kids in Grades 3-5 will be released at 7:30 PM. Younger children will be held in the Kids Worship Room for pickup.
We would love to have your child participate with us this year!