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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child provides gospel opportunities to children all over the world through shoeboxes YOU pack full of toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.

Last year our Ross community collected 185 shoeboxes that were delivered to children all over the world! Join us this year and we strive to collect even more!

Pick up a box (or a few!) on November 8 or 15 at the Ross Twp Campus, fill it up, and return it to either campus no later than November 22.

Find Gift Suggestions Here.

DO NOT INCLUDE: Candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Serve at Our Drop Off Location

This year the Colerain Twp Campus will be an Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Location on the following dates below. Sign up to serve here.

Mon, Nov. 16: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Tue, Nov. 17: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Wed, Nov. 18: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Thu, Nov. 19: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Fri, Nov. 20: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sat, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sun, Nov. 22: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Family Faith Shift (Ross Twp Campus)

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A parent and child class that is designed to help elementary kids learn about their next steps in their faith journeys. Here they will learn about God, Sin, Creation, Love, Grace, Repentance & Baptism.  We will walk through what it means to be a Christian & why baptism is important.

Register below!

Dates: Sunday November 1 & Sunday November 8
Time:  9am
Location: Ross Twp Campus

Nate’s Toy Box

Nate’s Toy Box’s mission statement has always been “to enhance the childhood experience of children in the Northwest Local School District area.” Since beginning in 2006, we feel we have accomplished this through the toys at Christmas and by providing chapter books to all second graders, in both public and private schools, in the spring.  Nate’s Toy Box has been an extraordinary community effort involving businesses, churches, schools and hundreds of giving individuals.

This year Nate’s Toy Box is going to be very different from years past due to COVID-19 requirements. Rather than collecting toys, we will prepare Blessing Bags to be given to each family designed to encourage family-oriented activities and childhood education. These will be handed out to each family on the day of distribution, Saturday, December 12, 2020. The Blessing Bags will contain family board games, puzzles, card games, books, fleece blankets and toiletries. The parents will also be given a gift card to purchase toys for each child.

Nate’s Toy Box is partnering with SON Ministries and Side by Side this holiday season.  These are both organizations that directly impact families in the Northwest Local School District area.

To fill the Blessing Bags, Nate’s Toy Box is asking for donations of the following items for various age groups:

  • 1) Family board games (such as Sorry, Monopoly Junior, Jenga, Yahtzee, etc.)
  • 2) Card games (such as Uno, Phase 10, Crazy Eights, card game packs, etc.)
  • 3) Books (new or gently used for infants through teenagers)
  • 4) Puzzles (up to 350 piece puzzles)
  • 5) Gift cards ($15 gift cards to Walmart or Target)
  • 6) Cash donations (for purchase of above items)

Nate’s Toy Box is a ministry of White Oak Christian Church, a 501c3 charitable organization. Checks can be made payable to White Oak Christian Church (please put Nate’s Toy Box in the memo space on the check – do not make checks payable to Nate’s Toy Box) and mail to:

White Oak Christian Church
3675 Blue Rock Road
Cincinnati, OH 45247

Please visit the Nate’s Toy Box Facebook page for updates on this year’s program, and for more information on limited volunteer opportunities. We believe God will continue to give us direction and ways to serve the community in Nate’s memory. We thank you for your support in the past and look forward to your support in the future.

October 14, 2020

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous obedience to the cause and mission of Jesus. We have been in a season unlike any we’ve seen before. And yet God has been showing up in beautiful ways reminding us of his faithfulness and desire to draw people to himself.

The ministry this fall happening through WOCC has been strong and impactful. Because of your generosity and commitment, we have been building off what God has given to us. We have been meeting at our facilities for in-person gatherings for three months. Each week we have seen more people returning for worship and more guests stepping through our doors for the first time. We continue to engage with hundreds through White Oak Online. We have seen several people surrender their lives to Jesus through baptism. By the close of October, we will have deployed dozens out into our communities to serve those in need. With the re-gathering of our children and student ministries, we have seen many families re-engaging at WOCC and 100+ kids reconnecting in faith conversations at White Oak. I am in awe of God’s provision through your generosity.

We continue to see fast-paced movement on the building of our Ross Twp. Campus facility! I am confident, due to your generosity and God’s vision for his Kingdom, we will be celebrating many more life-change stories in the months to come. In fact, in our upcoming sermon series in November, we will look at some key elements to the vision and the full life God desperately wants for each of us. I can’t wait to share that with you!

Thank you for taking steps into deeper places in trust, obedience, and generosity. In John 10 Jesus tells us that he is the Good Shepherd and his sheep recognize his voice. There are many other voices vying for our hearts and trust. Thank you for seeking, hearing, and following our Heavenly Father’s voice.

On the path with you,

Nathan Hinkle, Lead Pastor

Baptism Conversations

Baptism is a decision that all must make to be a follower of Jesus Christ. The decision to be baptized should be made when you are fully ready to commit to God and His mission.  This baptism conversation is designed to help you understand the next steps of commitment to Jesus, why baptism is important, and what comes after being baptized.  Anyone considering becoming a follower of Jesus should sign up for this to check it out.  

The virtual online meeting will be on Monday, October 26, at 7 pm.  REGISTER today to let us know you’d like to participate!

Outreach Community Serve Day

Please join us in serving our community on the morning of Saturday, October 31. We have several opportunities around the Ross area to participate in such as helping with yardwork, trimming, clean-up, installation of sports equipment; just to name a few! Sign up to serve below.

Blast Off!

Blast Off! We are so excited to blast off our GrowZone for kids birth-5th grade and our Students on Sunday, October 4.  Our teams have been working hard to enhanced environments and procedures to help make this a safe experience for our kids and students. 

GrowZone

GrowZone will only be available at the 11am hour at both campuses. Pre-Register Here.

Registering with the Church Center App

Registration for children attending GrowZone will be required each week because of reduced capacities. Pre-Register Here.

What to Expect on Sunday

If you would like to be a part of welcoming these kids back to White Oak, please contact Karen (klynch@thewocc.com) at Colerain and Christy (cnunn@thewocc.com) at Ross and someone will be in contact with you about available opportunities and training.

Our Wellness Policy

Please keep your child at home if he or she displays any of the following symptoms: runny nose, cold symptoms, fever, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, rash, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, difficulty breaking, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diahrrhea, conjunctivitis, any other sign of illness, temperature of 100 or above.

Wellness Policy PDF

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Karen (klynch@thewocc.com) or Christy (cnunn@thewocc.com)

Students

1st Sundays

The Gathering – All students (MS & HS) gather together at their campus communities from 6-8pm.

2nd-5th Sundays

Middle School
Sunday mornings at 11am, middle school students meet at their campus for games, groups, competitions, and Bible study. Middle School students get to watch or hear teaching and then break into smaller groups to discuss what it means for their lives.

High School
Sundays nights at 6pm, or at their stated time, high school students meet with their Small Groups. Groups are separated by gender and all groups are in the same series. All of our groups include times for talking about life, questions and prayer. We open our Bibles to discover and live the full life Jesus offers. Groups meet at their campus or in homes.

Click here to learn about our wellness policy and more.

White Oak Back Together
Register. Serve. Celebrate.Regathering at Our Physical Campuses

**Pre-registration is no longer required.

White Oak has begun regathering for in-person worship at both of our campuses on Sundays at 9AM and 11AM.

We know not everyone will be comfortable coming back right away so you can still expect to see White Oak Online each week on Facebook, YouTube, and our website on Sundays at 9AM and 11AM. If you are considered someone who has increased risk for severe illness (older adults and those with underlying medical conditions) we recommend you continue to engage with White Oak through our online services.

Here’s what you can expect:

We know it won’t be the same kind of experience we’re used to, but we’re excited to see you again! We want you to know that caring for our people is one of our top priorities so here are some of the things you can expect this Sunday.

  • Open 15 minutes before services. The building will be opening about 15 minutes before services in order to limit gathering within the building and to give clean teams time to prep before services.
  • Practicing social distancing. Please practice social distancing between families in the parking lot, entering the auditorium, and when you are seating in the auditorium.
  • Masks are required. Due to the state mandate for Hamilton and Butler County, masks will be required for individuals 10 years and older. We will have masks available if you need one.
  • No Student or Children’s Ministry yet. We want to get our students and kids together as soon as it’s safe and we’re working on ways to do that responsibly and safely.
  • Hand Sanitizer. We’ll have lots of it!
  • Dismissing by rows. After the service (all video this week) is completed you will be dismissed by rows and asked to go directly outside so that clean teams can begin sanitizing the building.

There will be several serving opportunities for Guest Services in the coming weeks as we prepare to for those coming to attend a service. If you would be willing serve on this team, let us know.

Submit a 2-minute video to thank Rick and Nancy Shonkwiler for their season of ministry at WOCC over the last 10 years. Just click “Record Video” below and follow the prompts to record your video from your webcam or phone.

Online Services

We are streaming services each week on Sunday at 9am. You can also engage with us on our Facebook pages or our YouTube channel.

Here are a couple of elements that you might experience differently than if you were in-person at a campus on Sunday morning.

Connect Card

Even though our service is online, we still want to know you are with us! Click here to connect with us!

Giving

Your regular generosity is helping us to continue to make waves in our communities by providing help and hope to others! Sign up for online giving or download and give through our church App (available in all App stores).

For those who don’t feel comfortable giving online during this season, you can mail your tithes and offerings to our Colerain office at 3675 Blue Rock Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247

Communion

This is a time in our services that we take to remember the hope we have because of what Jesus gave for us.

To prepare for communion at home, simply have some bread and juice ready for each person. We are working to make individual communion cup sets available for those who would like to have a few at home during this season.

Message

Our services feature a message from one of our teaching team pastors to grow and challenge us in scripture together.

Prayer Requests

Our leadership will continue to pray on a weekly basis. If you have any prayer concerns, you can let us know about them by submitting the form below or using our app (go to Connect -> Prayer Concerns).

Growzone is a ministry for kids from infants through fifth grade which focuses on fostering faith development at every age. We love children and love to encourage and equip parents to be the primary faith influencers that God created them to be.   



Growzone has been an online ministry but will be reopening on Oct. 4 at 11:00 on both campuses.  Preregistration will be encouraged as our class sizes will be smaller due to CDC guidelines.  If our classes our full and you don’t get a spot, we encourage you to take your kids into church with you & we will continue to put our Growzone lessons online. We are also encouraging families to take turns registering so we have room for all & most importantly are leaving room for guests. 

Ready to serve? Click here to begin the process

Children

Each week we’ll include a lesson from our GrowZone so that you can engage with your kids about the message.


Weekly Lesson

Growzone Family Discussion Guide for 10.25.20, (Click the link to view): http://bit.ly/GZ102520

Elementary Lesson and Worship

Prek Lesson and Worship

Other children links: https://linktr.ee/GrowZone

Sign up to receive the weekly Parent email: http://bit.ly/GrowZoneParent

White Oak Updates

Check here weekly updates from Lead Pastor Nathan Hinkle on how White Oak is responding to the crisis facing our communities, and how we can continue being the church.

There’s no doubt the world is much different now than just a few months ago. In this unprecedented time, we are all seeking and adjusting to new rhythms and normal in our lives. Here at White Oak, the ministry staff has been praying for you and is preparing for these challenges ahead.

Here are some ways you can still engage with White Oak and the community:

  • Stream & Connect: We will continue to broadcast a live online worship service on Sunday morning at 9am & 11am. In the coming days, we invite you to keep up with both our Colerain and Ross Facebook and YouTube pages for fun and meaningful ways to interact, worship, and grow together and to prepare for our online service each week.
  • Parents of students: We will be creating online spaces on various social media platforms for students to meet around their regular meeting times (Sunday morning, evening, and Wednesday evening).  Look for more info and resources on our Student Ministry Facebook page and our website.
  • Adults: We encourage you to stay in touch with your Life Group and neighbors during this time through texts, phone calls, and even online video meetings through Facebook messaging, Facetime, Google Duo, etc. We will be checking in on our group leaders to see how we can help with this.

Here are a couple of other things we want you to be aware of:

  • Giving: White Oak’s mission hasn’t changed as we continue to grow communities where people are becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus.  If you are already giving online, thank you!  If you are mailing in your checks or dropping checks or cash off at the office during the week, thank you!  Your generosity is continuing to make waves in our community.  If you need help with any of these or have questions, please contact Brian at bdoerman@thewocc.com.
  • Other Gatherings: All other gatherings have been cancelled at our Colerain Campus Building and Ross Campus Office indefinitely.

As more changes are likely to come our way in the coming weeks, we know that God’s Kingdom cannot be shaken. Now more than ever, we will continue to be good citizens and neighbors, we will continue to seek God in all things, and we will continue to reach out, serve and give generously. We are made for more.

Be safe and well, White Oak. We are with you, and together we will continue to make waves for His Kingdom. 

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Made for More
Gift, Passion, Story Assessment

Take the Assessment  (takes approximately 20-30 minutes)
I’ve already taken this assessment, click here.

We believe that taking the Gift Passion Story Assessment (GPS) is a great next step as you discover the masterpiece that God created you to be.  Uncovering, recognizing, and cultivating your gifts, passions and story is an ongoing process.  It’s like climbing your own Everest, you spiral around the mountain making your way to the top and you continually uncover new things and gain new perspective and it takes time.

An assessment like this could reveal, confirm or even question some of what you know about yourself.  We want to walk alongside of you to help you take your next step.

Take the Assessment

CARVE OUT TIME
Time to take the Assessment – Plan on 20-30 minutes so you can reflect on some of the questions at the end.  Your results are saved if you need to come back to it. 

COME BACK TO IT
Go to giftpassionstory.com to access your assessment (when using a phone, you’ll need to scroll over to the right to find the continue button for your assessment to pick up where you left off.)

REFLECTION QUESTIONS
At the end of the assessment you’ll have a few reflection questions, one of theses asks about your spiritual influencing style.  These are identified in the assessment and are listed under Passions.  They will be these (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd or Teacher)Click this link to see some more descriptors for these styles.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
The assessment is free (they will recommend that you purchase a book, but that is optional).

NOW WHAT?
We’ll be contacting you with the options listed below, or you can click one now to get started (after you have taken the assessment)

INTERPRETING MY RESULTS
Spiritual Influencing styles (PDF).

Assistance

If you are in need of financial assistance, please complete the form below.  These forms are then reviewed by a White Oak team and you will receive a response within two weeks of submitting the form.  If you need immediate assistance, please see these resources:

Assistance for Rent, Utilities, and Financial
Assistance for Food
Assistance for Furniture

Say Thank You to Rick & Nancy

Click below to record a 2-minute video to thank Rick and Nancy Shonkwiler for their season of ministry at WOCC over the last 10 years! Just click “Record Video” below and follow the prompts to record from your webcam or phone.

 

On Sunday November 3, an important announcement was shared with our White Oak family. If you were present you had the opportunity to hear Rick Shonkwiler announce his retirement from full time ministry effective May 31st, 2020. Nearly two years ago Rick approached the elders about his desire to retire sometime in 2020. Rick and the elders began praying, studying, and planning for this transition. Together, Rick and the elders developed a process and time frame based on some shared goals: We desired for Rick to finish strong, we wanted Rick to see Cannonball through its fruition, and we wanted to lay the ground work for the next leader to start strong. We used the process and goals to identify the next senior minister.

We are excited and honored to announce that the elders have called Nathan Hinkle to be our next senior minister. Nathan has served White Oak for the last 17 years, seven years in student ministry and ten years as our Ross campus pastor. We feel God has been uniquely preparing Nathan for his new role as senior minister. Over the years, we have seen him develop strong leadership skills that will serve White Oak well.

If you are like us, you have mixed emotions about this news. We have a sense of excitement for Rick and Nancy as they take this next step in their lives, but also a sense of sadness that our relationship with a good friend, pastor, mentor and brother and sister in Christ will be different. We also have a sense of excitement and anticipation for Nathan’s leadership as senior minister, but at the same time know that our relationship with Nathan and Denise may look a little different. We want you to know we understand and are praying for each of you.

We have included some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with this letter. We hope it answers many of your questions and provides additional information for you to learn more. If you have more questions, please take advantage of the meeting times to discuss them with us. You can also contact us via email at elders@thewocc.com.

Over the next several months we will celebrate! We will celebrate Rick and Nancy. We will celebrate Nathan and Denise. But most of all we will celebrate God and all He has done and will do as we continue to jump in and make waves!

Thank you for your partnership,
The WOCC Elders:
Rick Barnett
Josh Feiser
Tom Flischel
Lloyd Hamilton
Bill Haussler
Steve Lane
Fred Mabry
Ed Walton
Dave Wilmore
Mike Wodke

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How did this come about?
In late 2017, Rick Shonkwiler approached the elders about his desire to retire from White Oak Christian Church in 2020. After much reading, discussing, and praying, the elders along with Rick, developed a process and timeframe to help Rick finish strong. Rick will retire from WOCC on May 31, 2020.

How will this transition affect White Oak?
This is a defining moment for Rick and Nathan and the next chapter in the long history of WOCC. As with any transition, some change is inevitable. But our commitment to be a transforming community that engages the lost, makes disciples, and shows compassion will stay the same. We will continue to love God and love people and do everything we can to bring honor and glory to Jesus. This deliberate succession process was developed and implemented specifically to make the transition as smooth, seamless, and relational as possible.

How did the elders determine Nathan Hinkle was the next Senior Minister of WOCC?
The elders and Rick first began by reading, praying, and talking with other churches that have recently had a senior minister retire. We wanted to gather as many “lessons learned” as possible.

We also had robust discussion and more prayer about whether to look outside of WOCC for a new Senior Minister. We ultimately discerned that the next Senior Minister was already on staff – Nathan Hinkle.

The elders met with Nathan and his wife, Denise, multiple times over the course of the last year to discuss this role. After these discussions, the elders were convinced that Nathan has the right experience and the calling to lead WOCC as its next Senior Minister.

What will Rick and Nancy do after?
Rick and Nancy will continue to worship at WOCC, and both will continue to serve in volunteer roles. They may take some time to off to enjoy some travel and adjust, but we look forward to worshiping with them at either Ross or at Colerain very soon.

Rick has a heart for ministry and for the local church. After the transition of leadership at WOCC, Rick will become the part-time Director of the Career Services Initiative for the Center for Church Leadership (CCL), a non-profit ministry devoted to local church leaders, both vocational and volunteer. CCL has its ministry “hub” in Cincinnati.

Will Nathan and Denise and the family move to Colerain?
No. Once Nathan becomes Senior Minister, he, Denise, and the kids will remain in Ross. Because of Nathan’s new responsibilities, he will spend more time at Colerain, but we expect that he and the family will continue to be at the Ross campus most Sundays.

Will Nathan continue to be the Ross Campus Pastor?
No. Being Senior Minister and Campus Pastor is a lot of work for one person. The elders believe there is value in having Campus Pastors allocated and committed to the needs of their community. For that reason, we will be hiring a new Campus Pastor for the Ross campus. The elders are praying about the next Campus Pastor at Ross, taking active steps and asking that you join us in prayer. We hope to announce that person in the very near future.

Will Kevin Smith’s role change as a result of this transition?
No. The elders believe there is value in having Campus Pastors allocated and committed to the needs of their communities. Kevin will continue as the campus pastor at Colerain. We appreciate and look forward to Kevin’s continued leadership.

What happens next?
Six months seems like a long time, but it will go very fast. We are in the process of developing a schedule of events that will be on the church website: www.thewocc.com/transition.

We will keep the website up to date with the transition schedule, the affirmation process, and celebration details for Rick and Nancy and Nathan and Denise. Check the website often. If you do not have access to the internet, or prefer to have copies of the information, please contact the church office at 513-385-0425.

We will update the congregation through the InFocus with Rick and in the program for Sunday worship services. If you do not currently receive the weekly InFocus with Rick, you can sign up at www.thewocc.com.

How does this transition impact CANNONBALL?
This transition does not change the generosity journey we are all on. We are in the final stretch, and now more than ever is the opportunity for each of us to Finish Strong in our CANNONBALL commitment. Through your continued generosity, you can help WOCC be in a strong position of growth as Nathan assumes the Senior Minister role. We look forward to celebrating God’s faithfulness with you in May 2020 at the culmination of Cannonball.

How can we be involved?
First and foremost, please pray. Pray for Rick and Nancy. Pray for Nathan and Denise. Pray for WOCC. Our desire is to follow God’s plans to continue to grow communities where people are becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus.

Plan to join us for celebration events in the spring of 2020 as we honor Rick and Nancy’s long-term commitment and leadership at WOCC. Look for more information on our website as details become more definitive.

What if I have more questions?
We invite you to stop by between or after services on Sunday, November 10 or November 17 to ask questions of our elders. They will be available in room 220 at the Colerain Campus and Room 401 at the Ross campus. You can also contact our current elders by emailing elders@thewocc.com.

START

This is an eight-week online gathering where you can explore faith and experience community.  It is a safe place to ask questions and learn about the Bible and Christianity. For those who are curious about God, Jesus, the Bible or Christianity, those who have just begun a relationship with Jesus and those who have had church experiences but have been away for a while.  Register and we will be in touch with you to give you the details.  

  • Operation Christmas Child

    Operation Christmas Child

    Operation Christmas Child provides gospel opportunities to children all over the world through shoeboxes YOU pack full of toys, hygiene items, and school supplies.

    Last year our Ross community collected 185 shoeboxes that were delivered to children all over the world! Join us this year and we strive to collect even more!

    Pick up a box (or a few!) on November 8 or 15 at the Ross Twp Campus, fill it up, and return it to either campus no later than November 22.

    Find Gift Suggestions Here.

    DO NOT INCLUDE: Candy; toothpaste; gum; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; seeds; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

    Serve at Our Drop Off Location

    This year the Colerain Twp Campus will be an Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Location on the following dates below. Sign up to serve here.

    Mon, Nov. 16: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Tue, Nov. 17: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Wed, Nov. 18: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Thu, Nov. 19: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Fri, Nov. 20: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sat, Nov. 21: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Sun, Nov. 22: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Mon, Nov. 23: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

  • Family Faith Shift (Ross)

    Family Faith Shift (Ross Twp Campus)

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    A parent and child class that is designed to help elementary kids learn about their next steps in their faith journeys. Here they will learn about God, Sin, Creation, Love, Grace, Repentance & Baptism.  We will walk through what it means to be a Christian & why baptism is important.

    Register below!

    Dates: Sunday November 1 & Sunday November 8
    Time:  9am
    Location: Ross Twp Campus

  • Nate’s Toy Box

    Nate’s Toy Box

    Nate’s Toy Box’s mission statement has always been “to enhance the childhood experience of children in the Northwest Local School District area.” Since beginning in 2006, we feel we have accomplished this through the toys at Christmas and by providing chapter books to all second graders, in both public and private schools, in the spring.  Nate’s Toy Box has been an extraordinary community effort involving businesses, churches, schools and hundreds of giving individuals.

    This year Nate’s Toy Box is going to be very different from years past due to COVID-19 requirements. Rather than collecting toys, we will prepare Blessing Bags to be given to each family designed to encourage family-oriented activities and childhood education. These will be handed out to each family on the day of distribution, Saturday, December 12, 2020. The Blessing Bags will contain family board games, puzzles, card games, books, fleece blankets and toiletries. The parents will also be given a gift card to purchase toys for each child.

    Nate’s Toy Box is partnering with SON Ministries and Side by Side this holiday season.  These are both organizations that directly impact families in the Northwest Local School District area.

    To fill the Blessing Bags, Nate’s Toy Box is asking for donations of the following items for various age groups:

    • 1) Family board games (such as Sorry, Monopoly Junior, Jenga, Yahtzee, etc.)
    • 2) Card games (such as Uno, Phase 10, Crazy Eights, card game packs, etc.)
    • 3) Books (new or gently used for infants through teenagers)
    • 4) Puzzles (up to 350 piece puzzles)
    • 5) Gift cards ($15 gift cards to Walmart or Target)
    • 6) Cash donations (for purchase of above items)

    Nate’s Toy Box is a ministry of White Oak Christian Church, a 501c3 charitable organization. Checks can be made payable to White Oak Christian Church (please put Nate’s Toy Box in the memo space on the check – do not make checks payable to Nate’s Toy Box) and mail to:

    White Oak Christian Church
    3675 Blue Rock Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45247

    Please visit the Nate’s Toy Box Facebook page for updates on this year’s program, and for more information on limited volunteer opportunities. We believe God will continue to give us direction and ways to serve the community in Nate’s memory. We thank you for your support in the past and look forward to your support in the future.

  • October 2020 Update

    October 14, 2020

    I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous obedience to the cause and mission of Jesus. We have been in a season unlike any we’ve seen before. And yet God has been showing up in beautiful ways reminding us of his faithfulness and desire to draw people to himself.

    The ministry this fall happening through WOCC has been strong and impactful. Because of your generosity and commitment, we have been building off what God has given to us. We have been meeting at our facilities for in-person gatherings for three months. Each week we have seen more people returning for worship and more guests stepping through our doors for the first time. We continue to engage with hundreds through White Oak Online. We have seen several people surrender their lives to Jesus through baptism. By the close of October, we will have deployed dozens out into our communities to serve those in need. With the re-gathering of our children and student ministries, we have seen many families re-engaging at WOCC and 100+ kids reconnecting in faith conversations at White Oak. I am in awe of God’s provision through your generosity.

    We continue to see fast-paced movement on the building of our Ross Twp. Campus facility! I am confident, due to your generosity and God’s vision for his Kingdom, we will be celebrating many more life-change stories in the months to come. In fact, in our upcoming sermon series in November, we will look at some key elements to the vision and the full life God desperately wants for each of us. I can’t wait to share that with you!

    Thank you for taking steps into deeper places in trust, obedience, and generosity. In John 10 Jesus tells us that he is the Good Shepherd and his sheep recognize his voice. There are many other voices vying for our hearts and trust. Thank you for seeking, hearing, and following our Heavenly Father’s voice.

    On the path with you,

    Nathan Hinkle, Lead Pastor

  • Baptism Conversations

    Baptism Conversations

    Baptism is a decision that all must make to be a follower of Jesus Christ. The decision to be baptized should be made when you are fully ready to commit to God and His mission.  This baptism conversation is designed to help you understand the next steps of commitment to Jesus, why baptism is important, and what comes after being baptized.  Anyone considering becoming a follower of Jesus should sign up for this to check it out.  

    The virtual online meeting will be on Monday, October 26, at 7 pm.  REGISTER today to let us know you’d like to participate!

  • Outreach Community Serve Day

    Outreach Community Serve Day

    Please join us in serving our community on the morning of Saturday, October 31. We have several opportunities around the Ross area to participate in such as helping with yardwork, trimming, clean-up, installation of sports equipment; just to name a few! Sign up to serve below.

  • Meet The Pastor

    Meet the Pastor 

    If you are new to WOCC or have been here for some time or have been joining online and want to hear more about WOCC and the campus pastors, we invite you to join us online for a time to connect with the campus pastors.  Chris Emmons from the Ross Township Campus and Kevin Smith from the Colerain Township Campus will host a Zoom call and help you get to know a little bit more about them, White Oak Christian Church, and how you can connect with other people.  

    Register to participate and receive the online Zoom call invitation.  We look forward to connecting with you.

    Date: Monday, October 28 at 7 pm via Zoom

    Kevin Smith, Campus Pastor Colerain Township Campus

    Chris Emmons, Campus Pastor Ross Township Campus at Ross High School

  • BlastOff

    Blast Off!

    Blast Off! We are so excited to blast off our GrowZone for kids birth-5th grade and our Students on Sunday, October 4.  Our teams have been working hard to enhanced environments and procedures to help make this a safe experience for our kids and students. 

    GrowZone

    GrowZone will only be available at the 11am hour at both campuses. Pre-Register Here.

    Registering with the Church Center App

    Registration for children attending GrowZone will be required each week because of reduced capacities. Pre-Register Here.

    What to Expect on Sunday

    If you would like to be a part of welcoming these kids back to White Oak, please contact Karen (klynch@thewocc.com) at Colerain and Christy (cnunn@thewocc.com) at Ross and someone will be in contact with you about available opportunities and training.

    Our Wellness Policy

    Please keep your child at home if he or she displays any of the following symptoms: runny nose, cold symptoms, fever, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, rash, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, difficulty breaking, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diahrrhea, conjunctivitis, any other sign of illness, temperature of 100 or above.

    Wellness Policy PDF

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Karen (klynch@thewocc.com) or Christy (cnunn@thewocc.com)

    Students

    1st Sundays

    The Gathering – All students (MS & HS) gather together at their campus communities from 6-8pm.

    2nd-5th Sundays

    Middle School
    Sunday mornings at 11am, middle school students meet at their campus for games, groups, competitions, and Bible study. Middle School students get to watch or hear teaching and then break into smaller groups to discuss what it means for their lives.

    High School
    Sundays nights at 6pm, or at their stated time, high school students meet with their Small Groups. Groups are separated by gender and all groups are in the same series. All of our groups include times for talking about life, questions and prayer. We open our Bibles to discover and live the full life Jesus offers. Groups meet at their campus or in homes.

    Click here to learn about our wellness policy and more.

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  • WhiteOakTogether

    White Oak Back Together
    Register. Serve. Celebrate.Regathering at Our Physical Campuses

    **Pre-registration is no longer required.

    White Oak has begun regathering for in-person worship at both of our campuses on Sundays at 9AM and 11AM.

    We know not everyone will be comfortable coming back right away so you can still expect to see White Oak Online each week on Facebook, YouTube, and our website on Sundays at 9AM and 11AM. If you are considered someone who has increased risk for severe illness (older adults and those with underlying medical conditions) we recommend you continue to engage with White Oak through our online services.

    Here’s what you can expect:

    We know it won’t be the same kind of experience we’re used to, but we’re excited to see you again! We want you to know that caring for our people is one of our top priorities so here are some of the things you can expect this Sunday.

    • Open 15 minutes before services. The building will be opening about 15 minutes before services in order to limit gathering within the building and to give clean teams time to prep before services.
    • Practicing social distancing. Please practice social distancing between families in the parking lot, entering the auditorium, and when you are seating in the auditorium.
    • Masks are required. Due to the state mandate for Hamilton and Butler County, masks will be required for individuals 10 years and older. We will have masks available if you need one.
    • No Student or Children’s Ministry yet. We want to get our students and kids together as soon as it’s safe and we’re working on ways to do that responsibly and safely.
    • Hand Sanitizer. We’ll have lots of it!
    • Dismissing by rows. After the service (all video this week) is completed you will be dismissed by rows and asked to go directly outside so that clean teams can begin sanitizing the building.

    There will be several serving opportunities for Guest Services in the coming weeks as we prepare to for those coming to attend a service. If you would be willing serve on this team, let us know.

  • Submit Video

    Submit a 2-minute video to thank Rick and Nancy Shonkwiler for their season of ministry at WOCC over the last 10 years. Just click “Record Video” below and follow the prompts to record your video from your webcam or phone.

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    Lead Alpha at Home – with family and friends

    Resources are available at run.alphausa.org

    ONLINE COMPETITIONS

    Online Competitions

    SUNDAY MORNINGS

    White Oak Students Sunday Mornings

    We hope you’ll participate with the rest of the White Oak Family. This might mean joining us for a service at one of our campuses at 9 or 11am, or watching online.

    Middle School Groups meet Sundays at 11am until noon at both of our campuses. Middle School Groups join The GATHERING the 1st Sunday of the month from 6-8pm so they do not meet on Sunday Mornings at 11am on the 1st Sunday of the month.

    Colerain Campus: Room 330

    Ross Campus: Choir Room

    Have you considered being a part of our guest services team? We need you to help welcome people to White Oak whether you’re bringing energy and excitement in the parking lot and directing people or welcoming people at the doors when they enter or helping clean between services.

    Smash the link to sign up and be a part of the team

  • Online Services

    Online Services

    We are streaming services each week on Sunday at 9am. You can also engage with us on our Facebook pages or our YouTube channel.

    Here are a couple of elements that you might experience differently than if you were in-person at a campus on Sunday morning.

    Connect Card

    Even though our service is online, we still want to know you are with us! Click here to connect with us!

    Giving

    Your regular generosity is helping us to continue to make waves in our communities by providing help and hope to others! Sign up for online giving or download and give through our church App (available in all App stores).

    For those who don’t feel comfortable giving online during this season, you can mail your tithes and offerings to our Colerain office at 3675 Blue Rock Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45247

    Communion

    This is a time in our services that we take to remember the hope we have because of what Jesus gave for us.

    To prepare for communion at home, simply have some bread and juice ready for each person. We are working to make individual communion cup sets available for those who would like to have a few at home during this season.

    Message

    Our services feature a message from one of our teaching team pastors to grow and challenge us in scripture together.

    Prayer Requests

    Our leadership will continue to pray on a weekly basis. If you have any prayer concerns, you can let us know about them by submitting the form below or using our app (go to Connect -> Prayer Concerns).

    Growzone is a ministry for kids from infants through fifth grade which focuses on fostering faith development at every age. We love children and love to encourage and equip parents to be the primary faith influencers that God created them to be.   



    Growzone has been an online ministry but will be reopening on Oct. 4 at 11:00 on both campuses.  Preregistration will be encouraged as our class sizes will be smaller due to CDC guidelines.  If our classes our full and you don’t get a spot, we encourage you to take your kids into church with you & we will continue to put our Growzone lessons online. We are also encouraging families to take turns registering so we have room for all & most importantly are leaving room for guests. 

    Ready to serve? Click here to begin the process

    Children

    Each week we’ll include a lesson from our GrowZone so that you can engage with your kids about the message.


    Weekly Lesson

    Growzone Family Discussion Guide for 10.25.20, (Click the link to view): http://bit.ly/GZ102520

    Elementary Lesson and Worship

    Prek Lesson and Worship

    Other children links: https://linktr.ee/GrowZone

    Sign up to receive the weekly Parent email: http://bit.ly/GrowZoneParent

  • White Oak Updates

    White Oak Updates

    Check here weekly updates from Lead Pastor Nathan Hinkle on how White Oak is responding to the crisis facing our communities, and how we can continue being the church.

    There’s no doubt the world is much different now than just a few months ago. In this unprecedented time, we are all seeking and adjusting to new rhythms and normal in our lives. Here at White Oak, the ministry staff has been praying for you and is preparing for these challenges ahead.

    Here are some ways you can still engage with White Oak and the community:

    • Stream & Connect: We will continue to broadcast a live online worship service on Sunday morning at 9am & 11am. In the coming days, we invite you to keep up with both our Colerain and Ross Facebook and YouTube pages for fun and meaningful ways to interact, worship, and grow together and to prepare for our online service each week.
    • Parents of students: We will be creating online spaces on various social media platforms for students to meet around their regular meeting times (Sunday morning, evening, and Wednesday evening).  Look for more info and resources on our Student Ministry Facebook page and our website.
    • Adults: We encourage you to stay in touch with your Life Group and neighbors during this time through texts, phone calls, and even online video meetings through Facebook messaging, Facetime, Google Duo, etc. We will be checking in on our group leaders to see how we can help with this.

    Here are a couple of other things we want you to be aware of:

    • Giving: White Oak’s mission hasn’t changed as we continue to grow communities where people are becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus.  If you are already giving online, thank you!  If you are mailing in your checks or dropping checks or cash off at the office during the week, thank you!  Your generosity is continuing to make waves in our community.  If you need help with any of these or have questions, please contact Brian at bdoerman@thewocc.com.
    • Other Gatherings: All other gatherings have been cancelled at our Colerain Campus Building and Ross Campus Office indefinitely.

    As more changes are likely to come our way in the coming weeks, we know that God’s Kingdom cannot be shaken. Now more than ever, we will continue to be good citizens and neighbors, we will continue to seek God in all things, and we will continue to reach out, serve and give generously. We are made for more.

    Be safe and well, White Oak. We are with you, and together we will continue to make waves for His Kingdom. 

  • In Focus E-Newsletter

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    Get updates about the latest from the Senior Minister at White Oak each week right to your inbox!

  • Opportunities
  • Made For More: GPS Assessment

    Made for More
    Gift, Passion, Story Assessment

    Take the Assessment  (takes approximately 20-30 minutes)
    I’ve already taken this assessment, click here.

    We believe that taking the Gift Passion Story Assessment (GPS) is a great next step as you discover the masterpiece that God created you to be.  Uncovering, recognizing, and cultivating your gifts, passions and story is an ongoing process.  It’s like climbing your own Everest, you spiral around the mountain making your way to the top and you continually uncover new things and gain new perspective and it takes time.

    An assessment like this could reveal, confirm or even question some of what you know about yourself.  We want to walk alongside of you to help you take your next step.

    Take the Assessment

    CARVE OUT TIME
    Time to take the Assessment – Plan on 20-30 minutes so you can reflect on some of the questions at the end.  Your results are saved if you need to come back to it. 

    COME BACK TO IT
    Go to giftpassionstory.com to access your assessment (when using a phone, you’ll need to scroll over to the right to find the continue button for your assessment to pick up where you left off.)

    REFLECTION QUESTIONS
    At the end of the assessment you’ll have a few reflection questions, one of theses asks about your spiritual influencing style.  These are identified in the assessment and are listed under Passions.  They will be these (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd or Teacher)Click this link to see some more descriptors for these styles.

    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
    The assessment is free (they will recommend that you purchase a book, but that is optional).

    NOW WHAT?
    We’ll be contacting you with the options listed below, or you can click one now to get started (after you have taken the assessment)

    INTERPRETING MY RESULTS
    Spiritual Influencing styles (PDF).

  • Assistance

    Assistance

    If you are in need of financial assistance, please complete the form below.  These forms are then reviewed by a White Oak team and you will receive a response within two weeks of submitting the form.  If you need immediate assistance, please see these resources:

    Assistance for Rent, Utilities, and Financial
    Assistance for Food
    Assistance for Furniture

  • Transition

    Say Thank You to Rick & Nancy

    Click below to record a 2-minute video to thank Rick and Nancy Shonkwiler for their season of ministry at WOCC over the last 10 years! Just click “Record Video” below and follow the prompts to record from your webcam or phone.

     

    On Sunday November 3, an important announcement was shared with our White Oak family. If you were present you had the opportunity to hear Rick Shonkwiler announce his retirement from full time ministry effective May 31st, 2020. Nearly two years ago Rick approached the elders about his desire to retire sometime in 2020. Rick and the elders began praying, studying, and planning for this transition. Together, Rick and the elders developed a process and time frame based on some shared goals: We desired for Rick to finish strong, we wanted Rick to see Cannonball through its fruition, and we wanted to lay the ground work for the next leader to start strong. We used the process and goals to identify the next senior minister.

    We are excited and honored to announce that the elders have called Nathan Hinkle to be our next senior minister. Nathan has served White Oak for the last 17 years, seven years in student ministry and ten years as our Ross campus pastor. We feel God has been uniquely preparing Nathan for his new role as senior minister. Over the years, we have seen him develop strong leadership skills that will serve White Oak well.

    If you are like us, you have mixed emotions about this news. We have a sense of excitement for Rick and Nancy as they take this next step in their lives, but also a sense of sadness that our relationship with a good friend, pastor, mentor and brother and sister in Christ will be different. We also have a sense of excitement and anticipation for Nathan’s leadership as senior minister, but at the same time know that our relationship with Nathan and Denise may look a little different. We want you to know we understand and are praying for each of you.

    We have included some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with this letter. We hope it answers many of your questions and provides additional information for you to learn more. If you have more questions, please take advantage of the meeting times to discuss them with us. You can also contact us via email at elders@thewocc.com.

    Over the next several months we will celebrate! We will celebrate Rick and Nancy. We will celebrate Nathan and Denise. But most of all we will celebrate God and all He has done and will do as we continue to jump in and make waves!

    Thank you for your partnership,
    The WOCC Elders:
    Rick Barnett
    Josh Feiser
    Tom Flischel
    Lloyd Hamilton
    Bill Haussler
    Steve Lane
    Fred Mabry
    Ed Walton
    Dave Wilmore
    Mike Wodke

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    How did this come about?
    In late 2017, Rick Shonkwiler approached the elders about his desire to retire from White Oak Christian Church in 2020. After much reading, discussing, and praying, the elders along with Rick, developed a process and timeframe to help Rick finish strong. Rick will retire from WOCC on May 31, 2020.

    How will this transition affect White Oak?
    This is a defining moment for Rick and Nathan and the next chapter in the long history of WOCC. As with any transition, some change is inevitable. But our commitment to be a transforming community that engages the lost, makes disciples, and shows compassion will stay the same. We will continue to love God and love people and do everything we can to bring honor and glory to Jesus. This deliberate succession process was developed and implemented specifically to make the transition as smooth, seamless, and relational as possible.

    How did the elders determine Nathan Hinkle was the next Senior Minister of WOCC?
    The elders and Rick first began by reading, praying, and talking with other churches that have recently had a senior minister retire. We wanted to gather as many “lessons learned” as possible.

    We also had robust discussion and more prayer about whether to look outside of WOCC for a new Senior Minister. We ultimately discerned that the next Senior Minister was already on staff – Nathan Hinkle.

    The elders met with Nathan and his wife, Denise, multiple times over the course of the last year to discuss this role. After these discussions, the elders were convinced that Nathan has the right experience and the calling to lead WOCC as its next Senior Minister.

    What will Rick and Nancy do after?
    Rick and Nancy will continue to worship at WOCC, and both will continue to serve in volunteer roles. They may take some time to off to enjoy some travel and adjust, but we look forward to worshiping with them at either Ross or at Colerain very soon.

    Rick has a heart for ministry and for the local church. After the transition of leadership at WOCC, Rick will become the part-time Director of the Career Services Initiative for the Center for Church Leadership (CCL), a non-profit ministry devoted to local church leaders, both vocational and volunteer. CCL has its ministry “hub” in Cincinnati.

    Will Nathan and Denise and the family move to Colerain?
    No. Once Nathan becomes Senior Minister, he, Denise, and the kids will remain in Ross. Because of Nathan’s new responsibilities, he will spend more time at Colerain, but we expect that he and the family will continue to be at the Ross campus most Sundays.

    Will Nathan continue to be the Ross Campus Pastor?
    No. Being Senior Minister and Campus Pastor is a lot of work for one person. The elders believe there is value in having Campus Pastors allocated and committed to the needs of their community. For that reason, we will be hiring a new Campus Pastor for the Ross campus. The elders are praying about the next Campus Pastor at Ross, taking active steps and asking that you join us in prayer. We hope to announce that person in the very near future.

    Will Kevin Smith’s role change as a result of this transition?
    No. The elders believe there is value in having Campus Pastors allocated and committed to the needs of their communities. Kevin will continue as the campus pastor at Colerain. We appreciate and look forward to Kevin’s continued leadership.

    What happens next?
    Six months seems like a long time, but it will go very fast. We are in the process of developing a schedule of events that will be on the church website: www.thewocc.com/transition.

    We will keep the website up to date with the transition schedule, the affirmation process, and celebration details for Rick and Nancy and Nathan and Denise. Check the website often. If you do not have access to the internet, or prefer to have copies of the information, please contact the church office at 513-385-0425.

    We will update the congregation through the InFocus with Rick and in the program for Sunday worship services. If you do not currently receive the weekly InFocus with Rick, you can sign up at www.thewocc.com.

    How does this transition impact CANNONBALL?
    This transition does not change the generosity journey we are all on. We are in the final stretch, and now more than ever is the opportunity for each of us to Finish Strong in our CANNONBALL commitment. Through your continued generosity, you can help WOCC be in a strong position of growth as Nathan assumes the Senior Minister role. We look forward to celebrating God’s faithfulness with you in May 2020 at the culmination of Cannonball.

    How can we be involved?
    First and foremost, please pray. Pray for Rick and Nancy. Pray for Nathan and Denise. Pray for WOCC. Our desire is to follow God’s plans to continue to grow communities where people are becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus.

    Plan to join us for celebration events in the spring of 2020 as we honor Rick and Nancy’s long-term commitment and leadership at WOCC. Look for more information on our website as details become more definitive.

    What if I have more questions?
    We invite you to stop by between or after services on Sunday, November 10 or November 17 to ask questions of our elders. They will be available in room 220 at the Colerain Campus and Room 401 at the Ross campus. You can also contact our current elders by emailing elders@thewocc.com.

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    START

    This is an eight-week online gathering where you can explore faith and experience community.  It is a safe place to ask questions and learn about the Bible and Christianity. For those who are curious about God, Jesus, the Bible or Christianity, those who have just begun a relationship with Jesus and those who have had church experiences but have been away for a while.  Register and we will be in touch with you to give you the details.  

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  • Parent Resources

    Parent Resources

    There’s a lot going on out there so we want to give you one place where you, as a parent, can have access to some of the best resources we’ve found to help you!

    Websites and Apps
    Parent Cue App – Practical things to read, do and say to your child at their appropriate age. (Google Play; Apple)
    iParent.tv – Social Media and App reviews.
    Pluggedin.com – Movie and Music reviews.
    Family.org – Focus on the Family

    Podcasts
    Flat Irons Parenting Podcast (iTunes)
    Celebrate Calm Podcast (iTunes)

    Newsletters
    White Oak Christian Church Student Newsletter
    White Oak Christian Church Children’s Newsletter

    Books
    The Tech-Wise Family – Andy Crouch (Amazon)
    Intentional Parenting – Doug & Cathy Fields (Amazon)
    Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles – Paul David Tripp (Amazon)
    Praying the Scriptures for your Children – Jodie Berndt (Amazon)
    Praying the Scriptures for your Teen – Jodie Berndt (Amazon)
    Parenting with Love & Logic – Foster Cline & Jim Fay (Amazon)
    Dare to Discipline – Dr. James Dobson (Amazon)
    The Strong Willed Child – Dr. James Dobson (Amazon)

    Videos
    Parenting Middle Schoolers
    Parenting 14 Gospel Principles

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  • The White Oak App

    The App

    Stay up to date on what’s happening at White Oak and connect with us through our app now available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

  • Music

    We believe God is worthy of all of our attention, time, and worship. We gather each week to worship God through music and declare what He has done and continues to do for us.  Check our our Spotify playlist which includes the songs that we’ve played over the last several weekends.

  • IMPACT West Africa

    IMPACT West Africa

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    The Brane family would like to thank you for your continued financial support of God’s work in West Africa. Devoted supporters like YOU partnering with us brings the gospel here! The continued commitment of donations and monthly pledges help tremendously in planning our budget as we strive to make His Name known here in West Africa.

    There are two ways that you can make a financial contribution to the ministry of Tom and Suja Brane (IMPACT West Africa):

    #1 Online Giving

    Here is a convenient option through this safe and secure online link.  This method of giving is convenient when using your checking or savings account.  If you choose to use the debit card option, an additional 2% bank processing fee will be deducted from contributions received by IMPACT.

    #2 Giving Through Checks

    Checks need to be made payable to: White Oak Christian Church and memo line MUST read: IMPACT West Africa.

    • Please do NOT make checks payable to IMPACT as we are unable to cash them.  Also please do NOT specify individuals on the memo line.
    • Mail all checks to: IMPACT West Africa, White Oak Christian Church, 3675 Blue Rock Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45247
    • If you do not have our IMPACT envelopes yet, please mark the outside of the envelopes with IMPACT West Africa. You can contact Shari Lane at White Oak Christian Church at 513-385-0425 or sharilane@gmail.com to request our IMPACT envelopes.

     We appreciate Every. Single. Gift.   Truly, we cannot say thank you enough for partnering with us to teach, train, and disciple the people of West Africa and empower them to be transformed spiritually and physically!!

    FAQ

    How are your gifts managed?

    IMPACT West Africa is under the direction of White Oak Christian Church as our (Tom and Suja’s) sending agency. This means White Oak Christian Church manages all the logistical and financial aspects of IMPACT’s ministry. The budget is created with members of the IMPACT team and approved by the eldership of White Oak Christian Church.  We are thankful for White Oak Christian Church’s financial accountability and administrative support. White Oak does not charge any administrative fees so funds you give can be maximized for the work in West Africa. All of your gifts to IMPACT qualify as charitable contributions applicable to IRS guidelines for income tax purposes.

    Acknowledgements & Tax Deductible Receipts

    Consistent with IRS requirements, White Oak Christian Church will send your tax-deductible receipt in the form of a statement of giving for your yearly contributions in January.  If you have questions or special needs, please contact Sherri Profitt at 513-385-0425 or email at sprofitt@thewocc.com and we will do  our best to provide what you need.

    What are the major advantages of electronic giving? 
      Electronic giving is all about convenience for you and consistency for IMPACT. It eliminates frequent check writing and helps members stay on track with giving even when they are unable to attend services. The mission at IMPACT benefits from consistent donations and a reduction in the volume of check/cash contributions that must be handled and manually processed each week. 

    How do I sign up for electronic giving? 
    Click here to sign up. A secure login enables you to make one-time donations, set up a recurring giving schedule, view personal donation history and print confirmations.

    Is electronic giving safe? 
    It is certainly less risky than writing checks or carrying cash.

    What can I use to prove I made a contribution? 
    If you make donations from the online giving page and entered your email address, you will be emailed a receipt. You can also access your giving history 24/7 by logging into your profile from the online giving page. If you submitted a paper authorization form, your bank statement will show an itemized list of electronic transactions that can be used as proof of your contributions. 

    How does a donation move from my bank account to the church’s bank account, and when?
    For donations from a checking or savings account, money is electronically transferred from your bank account to the church’s bank account on the same day using the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network. For donations made by credit and debit card, money is electronically deposited into the church’s bank account without delay within 2-4 business days

  • Right Now Media

    RightNow Media

    White Oak now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.

    Click here to create your RightNow Media account.

  • Life Groups

    Life Groups

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    Jesus gave strong directions to “love one another.” At WOCC, LIFE GROUPS let us connect while urging each other to growth spiritually.  Groups include a time of studying and discussion and time devoted to review prayer requests for those who want to share.    

    There are additional established groups also available. If you don’t see a group that works for you or your schedule, or would like to reach out to someone about more options, please email lifegroups@thewocc.com.

  • Rise Newsletter

    Rise Newsletter

    Rise Newsletter

    RISE is WOCC’s Women’s Ministry and we’ve got a lot of exciting things planned that YOU need to know about!  RISE exists to serve and empower the women of White Oak Christian Church to be active participants in the mission of WOCC to become fully devoted followers of God!  For more information about upcoming RISE events and resources, sign up for our monthly newsletter below. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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  • Scholarship

    Family Scholarship

    If your looking for information about our Bible College scholarships, click here.

    FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS
    If you have more than one child going to a student event, we do provide a Multiple Family Member Scholarship. WOCC is committed to seeing students grow as followers of Jesus and to partner with families.  If you have 2 family members going, they are eligible to receive a 20% discount off of their registration. Families sending 3 family members may receive a 30% discount.  Families sending 4 or more family members may receive a 40% discount.

    HARDSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
    We also have a few scholarships for those families where finances are preventing them from attending student events.  These are limited and given out based on need and involvement.  Be sure to contact us early about these scholarships at students@TheWOCC.com as we only have a few available.

  • Ross and Morgan Ministries

    Ross and Morgan Ministries

    ramm-sliderRoss and Morgan Ministries of Butler County (R.A.M.M) is a church based organization that exists to help Ross Twp. residents in time of need. Their goal is to help ease the financial burden of individuals and families who have temporarily fallen on hard times and to help find long term assistance if necessary.

    For more information about RAMM, contact Steve at steve.graham@ge.com or Darin at dhudson@thewocc.com.

  • Student Ministry Text Messages

    Receive Student Ministry Text Messages

    Student Ministry Texting 2016 SliderStudents and Parents can sign up to receive messages about upcoming events for students from Student Ministry.  Messages are specific to campus and grade.

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  • The Power of a Praying Church Seminar Audio Available

    The Power of a Praying Church
    Audio Now Available
    Recorded in September 2014.
    Speaker: Dr. David Butts

    Session 1.mp3

    Session 2.mp3

    Session 3.mp3

     

    From www.harvestprayer.com:
    David is a much sought after conference speaker both nationally and internationally. He serves on several Boards of Directors and committees focused on prayer, revival and evangelism including:

    • President, Gospel Revivals, Inc. (Herald of His Coming)
    • Chairman, America’s National Prayer Committee
    • Treasurer, Denominational Prayer Leaders’ Network
    • Chairman, Pioneer Bible Translators Board of Directors
    • Facilitation Committee – Mission America Coalition
    • Executive Committee – Awakening America Alliance
    • President 2014 – International Conference on Missions (ICOM)

    Dave received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lincoln Christian College (1975), and Bachelors (1978) and Masters (1982) from Indiana State University. In 2014 he received the Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (PhD) from Atlantic Coast Theological Seminary. From 1974-1992, Dave served in various pastoral roles in local churches. In 1993 Dave and his wife, Kim, launched Harvest Prayer Ministries.

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Who We Are

Who We Are

Growing communities where people are becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Welcome to White Oak! We hope we get to meet you very soon to learn more about who we are! Our Mission : To grow communities where people are becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus. Our Vision : To be a diverse, generationally-rich, multi-site church where thousands of people… Form Friendships -- We will share our lives together and support each other physically, emotionally, and spiritually on a daily basis. Feel Hope -- We will know there is a God who loves us, forgives us, and changes our lives through His grace. Find God -- We will grow closer to God and seek His plan for each of us now and for eternity. Follow His Path -- We will actively make our families stronger, help the hurting and needy, and transform our communities through the life-changing power of God. Our Core Values: Authenticity -- We will refuse to pretend Reproduction -- We will reproduce ourselves on every level Risk -- We will choose faith over fear Lost People -- We will actively pursue people who don't know Jesus Generosity -- We will hold absolutely nothing back Relevance -- We will build bridges between people and Jesus White Oak is one church meeting in multiple locations. Currently we have campuses in Colerain Township at the corner of Blue Rock and Cheviot Roads and in Ross Township where we meet in the Performing Arts Center of Ross High School. If you have any questions about who we are, our mission, or vision, please contact info@TheWOCC.com What We Believe (pdf) Getting to Know God (pdf) Baptism FAQ (pdf) Partnership at White Oak (pdf)
Agree Disagree

Agree Disagree

Agree Disagree September 2018 Series Description Trump, immigration, Supreme Court nominees, racial tensions, Republicans vs. Democrats… these are just some of the current issues that seem to be sparking more than just friendly debates in our country but, instead, all-out war! We can’t disagree without hating, name-calling, and indictments. In this series we’ll look how God’s Word calls Jesus’ followers to agree on the essentials and how we can disagree in love pointing people to Jesus in a divisive and angry culture. Media Related
Bring Your Own Jesus

Bring Your Own Jesus

Bring Your Own Jesus June - July 2018 Series Description We are a people of preference. We all have things we like and don't like. Foods, drinks, movie genres, and more. We have been trained to pick and choose the things we like about anything and everything. Unfortunately, that filters over into the way we think about Jesus and spirituality. We resonate with one of Jesus' teachings but we completely ignore another because we don't like it. In Bring Your Own Jesus, we'll be analyzing the TRUE Jesus; not the version that we've peiced together for ourselves. Media Related
Changes Everything

Changes Everything

Changes Everything Easter 2018 Description If it's true--if it’s REALLY true, then this changes absolutely everything. Jesus paid our debt and raised to new life proving that we could trust every promise he ever made.  Media Related
Church Gone Wild

Church Gone Wild

Church Gone Wild January 2018 Series Description It's been 2000 years since Jesus began a movement that would change the world forever. Today, we get to be a part of that movement--the church. While we may have a lot of different ideas about what church is, Jesus made it really clear. Join us as we take a few weeks to look at the church that Jesus is building and what it looks like to be a part of it. Media Related

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities There are no employment opportunities at this time. Looking for a place to serve?  There are lots of volunteer opportunities at White Oak.  Click here to learn more.
Give at White Oak

Give at White Oak

Info on How the CARES Act Benefits Donors Thanks you for your willingness to support the ministry of White Oak.  There are lots of ways that you can give a financial contribution to White Oak: You can put your contribution in the offering baskets as they are passed during weekly services. You can mail your contribution to the Main Office: 3675 Blue Rock Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45247. You can give online via an electronic funds transfer (EFT) or by debit card. Annual Report 2019 Annual Report (PDF) FAQ What payment methods can I use to give online? White Oak currently accepts online donations by direct debit (Electronic Funds Transfer) and debit cards only. What are the major advantages of electronic giving? Electronic giving is all about convenience for you and consistency for White Oak. It eliminates frequent check writing and helps members stay on track with giving even when they are unable to attend services. The mission at White Oak benefits from consistent donations and a reduction in the volume of check/cash contributions that must be handled and manually processed each week. How do I sign up for electronic giving? Click here to sign up . A secure login enables you to make one-time donations, set up a recurring giving schedule, view personal donation history and print confirmations. If you would like to make donations without going online, please contact Jamie Huber at giving@thewocc.com to request a paper authorization form you can complete and return to the office. Is electronic giving safe? It is certainly less risky than writing checks or carrying cash. To process electronic donations, we use Vanco Payment Solutions—a highly regarded company that securely processes contributions for more than 15,000 churches and nonprofit organizations. What can I use to prove I made a contribution? If you make donations from the online giving page and entered your email address, you will be emailed a receipt. You can also access your giving history 24/7 by logging into your profile from the online giving page. If you submitted a paper authorization form, your bank statement will show an itemized list of electronic transactions that can be used as proof of your contributions. How does a donation move from my bank account to the church’s bank account, and when? For donations from a checking or savings account, money is electronically transferred from your bank account to the church’s bank account on the same day using the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network. For donations made by credit and debit card, money is electronically deposited into the church’s bank account without delay within 2-4 business days. What if I still have questions? If you have any questions about your giving, please contact Jamie Huber, Accounts Receivables Assistant, at giving@thewocc.com.
Messages

Messages

Monsters October 2020 Love One Another September 2020 Yours Is The Kingdom August 2020 Did He Just Say That? July 2020 REDO June 2020 The Last Arrow May 2020 Cannonball Culmination Celebration May 17, 2020 It's Just a Phase April 2020 Bystander March 2020 Wind & Fire February 2020 Made For More January 2020 After Party December 2019 Christmas: Before and After December 2019 The Book of Romans September 2019 - November 2019 Light in the Darkness August 2019 My Big Fat Mouth July 2019 For June 2019 Home Improvement May 2019 Yes He Did! April 2019 Breakthrough March 2019 Job February 2019 Refocus January 2019 After Party December 2018 Advent December 2018 Radical November 2018 WTH October 2018 Agree Disagree September 2018 Your But's Too Big August 2018 Bring Your Own Jesus June-July 2018 Woman Up May 2018 Prove It! April 2018 Changes Everything Easter 2018 Get Off Your Donkey March 2018 Cannonball February 2018 Church Gone Wild January 2018 The Man, The Myth, The Legend December 2017 First World Problems November 2017 Leave a Mark October 2017 The Sex Effect September 2017 Relationship Wars June-August 2017 Forgiveness May-August 2017

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care When facing a hospital stay, or the death of a loved one, your world might feel like it is falling apart. Our Pastoral Care Ministry desires to offer you encouragement, comfort, and hope. Hospital Stays & Surgeries If you or a loved one would like a call, please call us at (513) 385-0425 with the name of the hospital, patient's name (please spell as registered), room number, and other pertinent information. With the current restriction of COVID-19 we will make calls before scheduled surgeries each week.  If there is an emergency admission after office hours, please call (513) 385-0425, option 4 and follow instructions for the Pastor On Call. Funerals Pastors are available to help you with the funeral service and to provide encouragement during the early days after a death. We know that the death of a loved one is a traumatic time. We want to walk through that valley with you and help hold you up in your time of sorrow and mourning, as well as assist you in your grieving process. To hold your loved one's funeral at the church, please contact our office at (513) 385-0425. We also have resources available to help you deal with feelings of loneliness, fear, anger, devastation and/or confusion as you go through the grieving process. Please call us at (513) 385-0425 when there has been a death and include your loved one's name, along with visitation, and funeral service details.
Series: Advent

Series: Advent

Advent December 2018 Series Description The word advent means the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we celebrate the arrival of Jesus into the world. But this season isn’t only about what happened in the past. As we look back to Jesus birth, we look ahead to His return, living in between what already is and what is yet to be. Media Related
Series: After Party

Series: After Party

After Party December 2018 Series Description Our At-Home Experience for December 30. Media .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }        
Series: After Party 2019

Series: After Party 2019

After Party (The Church Dispersed) December 29, 2019 Our At-Home Experience for December 30.  This means that services are not held at our physical locations at Colerain and Ross and instead you'll be able to experience them online so start making plans with friends, family, and neighbors to join you in your home on December 29. Resources: Vimeo Link   YouTube Link   December 29 Program (PDF) Communion Bread Recipe (PDF) Activities for Children (PDF) What is The Church Dispersed all about? Just like the New Testament believers met in homes for their weekly worship, White Oak is taking Sunday, December 29 to worship in the intimate setting of our homes. How can my family participate? Pick up your Church Dispersed materials at either campus starting December 8. Materials will include instructions for accessing the video teaching, supplies to take communion, and activity ideas you can incorporate into your celebration. Can we invite people to join us? Absolutely! You can join other White Oak families or ask non-White Oak folks to come. Or do both! It's fine to include a meal, too! What if I have more questions? Contact info@thewocc.com or stop by The Church Dispersed table at your Campus location. Media The service video will be available here starting December 29.  Click here if you need to request a DVD of the service (available for pickup during services on Sunday, December 22). Materials Materials (communion info, activities, the program, etc.) will be posted here starting December 8, 2019.
Series: Before and After

Series: Before and After

Christmas: Before & After December 2019 The Christmas season is a time to celebrate Jesus coming to Earth.  Join us for each week's message as we celebrate Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love that comes from the historic event of Jesus birth. Media:
Series: Breakthrough

Series: Breakthrough

Breakthrough March 2019 Series Description In 2018, White Oak embarked on a journey of courageous engagement and generosity motivated by faithfulness to Jesus’ call. We call this current season of ministry CANNONBALL. Now we are halfway through this two-year initiative and looking forward to what God has in store for White Oak this next year. Media
Series: Bystander

Series: Bystander

Bystander March 2020 A series covering the miracles of the book of John concluding with the Resurrection. “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”  John  20:30-31 Messages
Series: Cannonball Culmination Service

Series: Cannonball Culmination Service

Cannonball Culmination ServiceMay 17, 2020 Cannonball has been an amazing season of generosity and growth at White Oak! Watch the Cannonball Celebration Service above and there is still time to give toward our Cannonball Initiative through May 31 . https://youtu.be/8aVuTuph8Sw
Series: Did He Just Say That?

Series: Did He Just Say That?

Did He Just Say That? July 2020 In this series we will look at some hard sayings that Jesus makes in the book of Matthew.   When we talk about Jesus, grace and love are the biggest ideas that get the most attention, but Jesus also taught other ideas that many believers unintentionally ignore because these teachings don’t fit into the way we want to live our lives. This series will discuss those teachings of Jesus that are hard to hear.  
Series: First World Problems

Series: First World Problems

First World Problems November 2017 Series Description The batteries to the remote for your 60” TV just went out? Your vanilla-soy latte only had 2 pumps instead of 3? The only food in your house doesn't sound appetizing? Sounds like you're with us: we've got first world problems. So many of us want to be rich, but what we don’t realize is that we already are. We’ll be taking a look at the responsibility we have as Christians and some of the richest people on the planet. . Media Related
Series: For

Series: For

For June 2019 Media
Series: Get Off Your Donkey

Series: Get Off Your Donkey

Get Off Your Donkey March 2018 Description As we approach Easter, we are going to be challenged to do OUR work for the kingdom because Jesus did HIS. Jesus was on a mission. He entered the city as a king, but after the triumphal entry, he got down and got to work. If Jesus took action to fulfill the mission, we should to.
Series: Home Improvement

Series: Home Improvement

Home Improvement May 2019 Media
Series: It's Just A Phase

Series: It's Just A Phase

It's Just A Phase April 2020 It’s Just a Phase – So Don’t Miss  It!:  Every phase comes and goes very quickly. In every phase  kid’s  have specific needs. A phase is defined as a time frame in a kid’s life when you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence their future. Every phase is crucial.   
Series: Job

Series: Job

Job February 2019 Series Description Job, one of the more perplexing books in the Bible. People have discussed the challenges for years. It seems that the overarching teaching of the book is Don’t Give Up! When you see this man overwhelmed by sudden calamities, Don’t Give Up on God! When you see this man misrepresented by his friends, Don’t Give Up on Others! And, when you see that this man is nearly at the end of his rope, Don’t Give Up on Yourself! Job’s story gives us a rare glimpse behind the scene, in heaven, and reminds us that God knows our every step! Don’t Give Up! Media
Series: Light in the Darkness

Series: Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness August 2019 Media     Resources Anxiety Assessment Handout Suicide Assessment Handout Depression Assessment Handout Counselors 8 Ways to Live with Chronic Illness Counseling Alliance - Anxiety Counseling Alliance - Boundaries Counseling Alliance - Depression Myths Counseling Alliance - Depression Counseling Alliance - Excellence vs. Perfection Counseling Alliance - Perfectionism Counseling Alliance - Self Esteem Counseling Alliance - Trauma and Abuse Living a Full Life With Chronic Illness Suicide 2016 Facts and Figures Suicide Prevention Hotline The Impact of Chronic Illness on Family Tips for Supporting Someone Online
Series: Love One Another

Series: Love One Another

Love One Another September 2020   This has been a trying season! Every issue has been polarized and politicized forcing people to pick sides. Followers of Jesus should be known for their love. We should be in middle of culture to engage in relationships and conversations that point people to Jesus because of our love. (John 13:35-34).  
Series: Made for More

Series: Made for More

Made for More January 2020 Take the Made for More Assessment Today! We believe that taking the Gift Passion Story Assessment (GPS) is a great next step as you discover the masterpiece that God created you to be.  Uncovering, recognizing, and cultivating your gifts, passions and story is an ongoing process.  It’s like climbing your own Everest, you spiral around the mountain making your way to the top and you continually uncover new things and gain new perspective and it takes time. An assessment like this could reveal, confirm or even question some of what you know about yourself.  We want to walk alongside of you to help you take your next step. Media
Series: Monsters

Series: Monsters

Monsters October 2020 In this series we will be looking at the sin that creeps in and destroys relationships.  Whether it’s found in us, found in others or a combination of both – sin is the thing that causes relationships to deteriorate.  As we examine these four relationship monsters, we will talk about how we avoid these behaviors in our self and how we deal with these behaviors when they are found in those around us.  
Series: My Big Fat Mouth

Series: My Big Fat Mouth

My Big Fat Mouth July 2019 Media   
Series: Prove It

Series: Prove It

Prove It April 2017 Series Description Using the Bible to prove the Bible isn't necessarily great proof for everybody. Let's take a look at things from outside of the Bible that support its reliability. Media Related
Series: Radical

Series: Radical

Radical November 2018 Series Description Jesus didn't call us to be part of a club; he called us to be a part of a movement. Over the next few weeks, we will challenge ourselves with the radical call that Jesus puts on us. How does our version of Christianity line up with the world-shaking, movement-making, radical life that Jesus wants us to live? Media Related
Series: Redo

Series: Redo

REDO June 2020 We are in the most unique and trying season of our time. We are forced to focus on the past and what we’ve lost and yet we are eager to know what our future normal looks like. Jesus offers us a re-do. A chance to reflect on the past and embrace God's grace and power to fuel us to a new, fully alive normal.  
Series: Refocus

Series: Refocus

Refocus January 2019 Series Description With White Oak celebrating 189 years of ministry in 2019, we believe it’s time for us to begin the year by looking at what is our focus as individuals and as a church. We don’t want to let “things” get in our way, but sometimes our lives get cluttered - so join us as we REFOCUS! Media
Series: The Book of Romans

Series: The Book of Romans

The Book of Romans September 2019
Series: The Last Arrow

Series: The Last Arrow

The Last Arrow May 2020 L eave nothing undone that is yours to do! Hear the last two messages as a staff member at White Oak from Teaching Pastor Rick Shonkwiler and hear how God continues to use us in all seasons of life.  

Series: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

The Man, The Myth, The Legend December 2017 Series Description So many things have been said about the man who claimed to be God. As we move toward Christmas, we’ll be talking about the most influential person in the history of the world. Whether you are a Christian or not, you’ll find value in learning from the life of a man who changed the world forever.  Media Related
Series: Wind and Fire

Series: Wind and Fire

Wind & Fire February 2020 If the Holy Spirit were to leave, would you even notice?  Join us as we explore what the Holy Spirit is all about and how He guides and encourages us as followers of Jesus. Media
Series: Woman Up

Series: Woman Up

Woman Up May 2017 Series Description It's time to talk to the women in the room. During Woman Up we will be challenging the females in our midst to line their lives up with what God says it looks like to be a real woman.  Media Related
Series: WTH

Series: WTH

WTH October 2018 Series Description What the...heaven, hell, and hope. Join us for this four week series as we look at things we think about frequently, but seldom know anything about. How is my life now connected to eternity? What can we be sure of? What is just a guess? What The H? Media Related
Series: Yes He Did

Series: Yes He Did

Yes He Did! April 2019 Media
Series: Yours Is the Kingdom

Series: Yours Is the Kingdom

Yours Is The Kingdom August 2020 Even amidst fear and uncertainty, God is always in control.     
White Oak Messages

White Oak Messages

Growing communities where people are becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus.

White Oak University and Life Groups

White Oak University White Oak University (WOU) is the place where you can find everything going on at White Oak outside of our weekend services.  This is where you'll find your next steps for growth through classes, special events, and other programs.  Life Groups Connect with people at White Oak and in your communities.  Life Groups is the best way to do that!  The groups are meeting virtually and on conference calls so you can join and participate from wherever you are! You can click HERE to browse the list of groups in various areas of our communities.  You can also use the MAP to see those near you.  Reach out to the leader via the email link next to the group to get connected! Starting in April 2020, we will have four new groups starting.  Please let us know if you would like to learn more and we will help you get connected! Please complete this form .
Your But's Too Big

Your But's Too Big

Your But's Too Big August 2018 Series Description We are a people of preference. We all have things we like and don't like. Foods, drinks, movie genres, and more. We have been trained to pick and choose the things we like about anything and everything. Unfortunately, that filters over into the way we think about Jesus and spirituality. We resonate with one of Jesus' teachings but we completely ignore another because we don't like it. In Bring Your Own Jesus, we'll be analyzing the TRUE Jesus; not the version that we've peiced together for ourselves. Media Related

Counseling

Counseling This is a list of trained Christian Counseling groups that are recommended by White Oak.  Call the number listed below and leave a message along with your phone number and the counselor will call you back promptly. Emily Rivers (White Oak CTC) -- 513-385-0425 (leave message with office) Counseling Alliance -- 513-376-9757 INTACT Counseling Group -- 513-602-27410 ThrivePoint Counseling -- 513-914-4688 If you have any questions about how to contact these services, please contact info@TheWOCC.com .

Series: Leave a Mark

Leave a Mark October 2017 Series Description Every one of us longs to make a lasting impact on this world.  Long after we die, we want our legacy to live on.  What if we told you that there was a clear way to make a lasting impact with your life.  We’ll spend the weeks in this series talking about how to leave a mark on this world long after you’re gone. Video

Bible Reading Plans

Bible Reading Plans Reading God’s Word (the Bible) is the primary way God communicates His truth to our hearts. There are many “methods” and “reading plans” available. Some are designed to take you through the entire Bible in a year. Some are more topical or devotional in nature. The truth is, it doesn’t much matter which one you choose as long as you are intentional about spending regular and focused time reading the Bible and opening your mind and heart to what God is saying. Here are some links to a variety of reading plans and mobile apps. Pick the one that seems to be most helpful to you right now. Commit to a regular time to read and get started. You Version -- Enjoy hundreds of versions, including audio, all on your mobile device. Bible Gateway -- Internet access to hundreds of versions and study helps. Glo Bible -- An interactive Bible that brings the text of the Scripture to life through HD video, high-res images, zoomable maps, 360-degree virtual tours, and more.

Serve

WE FOLLOW JESUS' EXAMPLE BY MAKING OURSELVES AVAILABLE TO SERVE WHEREVER GOD LEADS Jesus set the example for us when He walked on this earth. He told his followers that he came "to serve, not to be served."   There are opportunities to serve in the church, our communities, and around the world.  Just click one of the areas below to learn more information and get started.
Serving In The Church

Serving In The Church

It takes hundreds of people each week serving to make a difference at our campus locations, online and in our surrounding communities.  Don’t know how to do something?  That’s OK!  We will provide you with the training you need.  Sign up for more information about these serving opportunities today: Guest Services Be the first point of contact for many of our guests by serving as a greeter at an entrance or simply greet people as they enter the parking lot.  There are other ways to serve as well on the communion team, cleaning/sanitizing team, be an usher or be part of the HUB team that helps provide information and gifts to new guests. Be a Life Group Leader Be a part of helping to grow community and help make disciples at White Oak throughout the week in a Life Group. Children's Ministry Make a difference in the lives of children that White Oak serves each week. Student Ministry Help work with students and encourage them during their 6th-12th grade years. Worship Team Help make our services happen in areas of worship bands, tech, video, creative arts, etc. Communications Help communicate White Oak's mission inside and outside our four walls. Admin Team Help with everything that supports, but doesn't happen on Sundays like data entry, database assistance, mailings, answering phones, office greeters, etc. Facilities Team (Colerain Campus) Help keep the building held together by lending your skills in this area. Learn more: Serving opportunities in the Community Serving opportunities in our World

Serving In The Community

You don't have to go far out the door to find people who need to feel hope and find God! We encourage individuals, families, Life Groups and Adult Bible Fellowships to find ways to serve and impact our communities. Some of our organized serving opportunities include: Helping Hands Throughout the week teams of two or more volunteers seek to be the hands and feet of our Lord in meeting the urgent physical needs of those in our church and community who are unable to do for themselves.  This may include widows, senior citizens, divorced, disabled, etc… people who have household needs that they are unable to take care of on their own.  Our teams of volunteers seek to lovingly provide the help those of our church family and community need in order to live normal lives.  If you have “handyman” skills or are able to do yard work, or simply want to be a helper in these areas, this may be an opportunity for you to serve others, form friendships, and follow God’s path for your life at the same time. Life Groups, Adult Bible Fellowship Groups, and Student groups are encouraged to participate. Sign up to serve with Helping Hands. Complete this form if you are seeking help from Helping Hands. Whiz Kids (Ross and Colerain Campus) Whiz Kids is a weekly tutoring program sponsored by City Gospel Mission. Adults spend 60 minutes a week with a 3-5 grader helping with reading skills (all materials and training provided) as well as being a caring adult in the child's life. For information on how to get involved, contact Lydia Coyle (Colerain). WK Unplugged (Colerain Campus) WK Unplugged is similar to Whiz Kids, but works directly with middle school students. Want to learn more? Contact Kevin Wiesner . Baby Bottle Campaigns Your change can change lives! Each year we encourage families to save their change to donate to Oxford Women's Care Center (Ross) or Life Forward of Cincinnati (Colerain) to help with their mission to assist women in crisis pregnancy situations. Watch the Sunday program for dates.  Contact the office to receive additional information outside of the Baby Bottle Campaign each year. Life Forward (CTC crisis pregnancy center) Oxford Women's Care Center (RTC crisis pregnancy center) Nate's Toy Box (Colerain Campus) Christmas Share the joy of Christmas with children in the community by donating toys for all ages of kids ($25 or less) or $25 gift cards from Wal-Mart or Target for teens. Toys are distributed through S.O.N. Ministries and Northwest Local School District. Drop off donations in the toy boxes near each entrance beginning in November. Details for ways to assist with organization and distribution will be in the weekly program given out on Sundays in November and early December. Contact Gary & Pam Schroeder for more information. Hope for the Holidays (Ross Campus) Christmas Beginning in mid-November of each year, families will have an opportunity to "adopt" local families in need to provide Christmas gifts. Details will be in the weekly program given out on Sundays. Contact info@thewocc.com if you would like to participate. White Oak also partners financially with many local missions to help reach out to our community.  To learn more you can check out the websites if applicable or you can contact the office at info@thewocc.com to learn more. Christian Benevolent Association retirement community Life Forward (CTC crisis pregnancy center) Oxford Women's Care Center (RTC crisis pregnancy center) RAMM - Ross & Morgan Ministries of Butler County (RTC food pantry and benevolent assistance) SON Ministries (CTC food pantry) Learn more: Serving in the Church Serving in our World

Serving In Our World

Our responsibilities as Christians reach far beyond our walls and our own communities. The love and message of Jesus needs to spread throughout the world. White Oak partners with organizations all around the globe to help make His name known!  Mission trips are an important part of how we serve.  Various mission trips are scheduled throughout the year and if you'd like to learn more about going on one, we'd love to give you more information.  Send us an email at info@thewocc.com to learn more. Our global partners include:  Click on link to learn about the mission. Back to Back Ministries -- in Haiti - trip has been postponed due to Covid-19. Burma Christian Mission --in  Myanmar - Sponsor a student at Myanmar Bible Institute (MBI) for $40 a month.   Christhia Seva Mission -- in India ComeNServ -- in Africa Haiti Outreach Ministries -- in  Port-au-Prince, Haiti Impact Africa Mission -- in Mali, West Africa Learn more: Serving in the church Serving in the community

Christhia Seva Mission

In 1980 White Oak Christian Church sent Mathew & Mary Mathai back to their homeland to become missionaries. The challenge was huge! But God blessed their work and because of their faithfulness, more than 4000 people have been won to Christ through this ground-breaking ministry. The mission began humbly with just Mathew and Mary and a faithful Christian woman in Chickballapur called Mrs. Solomon. They began visiting with people, making friends, helping with basic medical needs and showing the love of Christ. Today Christhia Seva Mission employs 26 preachers, a nurse, a driver, an administrator and a director of women's ministry. Each week these faithful servants minister in over 300 villages in and around Chickballapur, India. Over the years we have built 7 church buildings. Others churches meet in rented facilities. Each evening pastors travel by motorcycle to conduct worship services in rural villages because the people cannot travel to church buildings. In addition to church planting, Christhia Seva Mission continues to help meet medical needs, assists children with school books and supplies, helps provide homes for the poor, and feeds the Least of These (Christian brothers and sisters who have no means of support). A sewing ministry helps young women learn a skill with which to support herself and her family. Sponsors also assist deserving children with tuition for higher education.  

Burma Christian Evangelism-Myanmar Sponsorship

Ministry work in Burma/Myanmar  & Student Sponsorship Program The ministry of Burma Christian Evangelism (BCE) has been supported by White Oak Christian Church since 1989 when members James and Khono Khamlum returned to their native land after graduating from Cincinnati Christian University. They have trained hundreds of Christian leaders in Myanmar who, in turn, have planted numerous churches. They also started a church among Nepalese refugees. James passed away but Khono continues ministering in so many ways!  Most significantly, she helps produce a radio program to reach the Rawang people in Northern Myanmar and it is broadcast daily in two Rawang languages.  It is the only Christian broadcast among the Rawang people in the world! Other work in Myanmar has been blessed by White Oak. Christian Mission for Myanmar (CMM) supports youth camps for the remote Naga tribes in Northwest Myanmar. They also have an orphanage and the founder, Daniel Mawyio, is a professor and vice-president in a small Bible College. Also, Myanmar Bible Institute (MBI) and it’s current President have been blessed by contributions from our church.   You can can involved here in the United States by sponsoring a student from MBI. Sponsor a student at MBI -  You can change the future for a rising  missionary/church  planter in Myanmar for $40 per month Sponsorship is available for you to contribute to the future of a rising missionary/church planter in Myanmar for $40 per month.  A college education creates hope and opportunity for now and future generations as it equips each graduate to help populate heaven through a lifetime of diligent work.  For $40 per month, you will provide tuition, food, and housing for a student and offset the cost of wiring the funds into Myanmar. The Myanmar Bible Institute is a four-year college. It has classes for 8 months and in the four months between class times, the students do practical ministry working in the field of service. The funds will be managed through the administration of the school year-round. The Myanmar Bible Institute (MBI) offers bachelors and master’s degrees in Biblical Studies and Ministry.  It is strategically strengthening Christian   witness among the majority tribe of Buddhist friends and neighbors. Its graduates have also pioneered new ministry through several other tribal groups. Since its inception in 1984, MBI graduates have planted more than 70 churches in Myanmar and 6 churches in other countries,  including 2 in the United States. Once you begin your contribution, you will receive a bio and contact information for the student you are sponsoring.  Even though we are crossing cultural, language and communication lines, we hope that in the future there can be an email connection for a monthly email exchange with each student. We haven’t yet solved that problem, but we are working on it.  Technical challenges in Myanmar and communicating translations into English are the primary challenges. Below are the directions on how to get started! 1. Go to http://www.echochurch.org/give   (The forwarding agent) 2. Select Myanmar Bible Institute Student Scholarships and enter the monthly amount. 3. You can schedule payment on the next page. You can set it to automatically pull $40 each month from your account and choose your end date.  (We hope you will commit to all four years for a completed college education.) For more information regarding the sponsorship program or a mission trip to Myanmar, please contact Scott Hudson - hudson4689@gmail.com.
Contact

Contact

CONTACT Central Office: 3675 Blue Rock Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247 Phone:  513.385.0425 Office Hours:  M-F 8:30am-4:30pm Email info@thewocc.com  for general inquiries. CENTRAL STAFF Nathan Hinkle, Lead Pastor Email Rick Shonkwiler , Teaching Pastor    Email Erin Feiser , Assistant to Lead Pastor  Email Karen Lynch-Clark , Children's Minister    Email Kyle Cannon , Minister to Students     Email Kent Odor, Executive Minister for Spiritual Formation   Email Darin Hudson , White Oak Worship Minister and Ross Outreach Director    Email Robbon Heibel,  Assistant to the Executive Minister for Spiritual Formation   Email Brian Doerman , Operations Director    Em ail Paul Stojakovich , Treasurer     Email Angie Jones , Accounts Payable Assistant     Email Jamie Huber , Accounts Receivables Assistant     Email Karen Wiesner , Administrative Coordinator     Email COLERAIN TWP CAMPUS Kevin Smith , Campus Pastor     Email Zac Owens , Worship Ministry Director Email Karen Lynch-Clark , Children's Minister     Email Kyle Cannon , Minister to Students     Email Brian Booth , Maintenance Director    Email ROSS TWP CAMPUS Ross Twp Campus Office: 3707 Rossgate Court, Unit B, Hamilton, OH 45013 Chris Emmons , Campus Pastor     Email Darin Hudson , White Oak Worship Minister and Ross Outreach Director    Email Danny Elmore , Student Ministry Director Email Christy Nunn , Children's Ministry Director     Email ELDERS White Oak we select from among ourselves a group of men to be our elders. We expect them to be men of faith, vision, and strength who will guide the church in ways that will honor Jesus Christ and glorify God.  According to the Bible, Elders are to look after the spiritual welfare of the congregation, to shepherd and lead with a vision of what God can do through this congregation. These qualifications are described in 1Timothy 3 1-7 and Titus 1: 5-9 You can contact the elders at elders@thewocc.com . Tom Flischel , Chairman Dennis McDaniel , Vice Chairman Gary Weisenberger , Secretary Rick Barnett Fred MabryMike WodkeTom PlatenBruce MaxwellJosh Feiser
Colerain Twp Campus: Your First Visit

Colerain Twp Campus: Your First Visit

Sundays 9:00am & 11:00am Meeting at 3675 Blue Rock Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45247 View Larger Map YOUR FIRST VISIT Welcome Whether you’re heading for the Worship Center or wondering where the bathrooms are, a greeter will be at the door to help you get where you need to go. You may enter at Entrance B, E, or F.  Entrance E is handicap-accessible and leads directly to the elevator to the main level where the Worship Center, is located. Dress Come as you are! We’re more concerned with meeting your real life needs than with what you wear. So, whether it’s dressed-up or casual, come in a style that makes you feel comfortable. Children We don't currently have children's programming on Sunday mornings, but be sure to check out what we have going on for kids online. The HUB The HUB is the place to go when you are new to White Oak. We even have a gift for you on your first visit! Worship During each service you will experience great music and hear a practical message that will help you deal with real life issues. Throughout our worship time you will hear us talk about and participate in: Communion -- Believers in Jesus are invited to take the symbols of Jesus’ sacrifice, the bread and juice, to celebrate our faith. If you choose not to participate that is completely okay. Offering -- Our partners participate in worship by giving our offerings. As our guest we certainly do not expect you to give but you are welcome to participate if you like.

Colerain Twp Campus: Children

New to White Oak? To find the classroom for your child , come to the Children’s Welcome Center near The Zone on the main level. Children are important to us! We have age-appropriate classes for birth through fifth grade every Sunday. We use creative learning experiences to help your child develop a personal relationship with God. Within the GrowZone there are specific classes for infan ts, toddlers, 2-3 year olds, preK/K, and elementary children. Our workers are all safety background-checked and have a deep desire to see that your child is well cared for and has a wonderful experience. Want to learn more?  Contact our children’s director, Karen Lynch Clark at klynch@thewocc.com .  She would love to talk to you! Check In Process We know that as a parent you want to be sure your children are safe. On your first visit with us, you will register your child at the ZONE check in.  You will be given a numbered tag for your child and a matching receipt tag to use to pickup your child. When you return you will use your receipt to pick up your child. Absolutely no one but you will be able to pick up your child at any time without this receipt. The next time you attend, you can use one of our self serve kiosk to check in with the last 4 digits of the main telephone number you used when registering. An electronic tag for you and your child will be printed. Special Events Friday Night Jam (4-5 graders) A fun adventure for our 4-5 graders to attend and invite their friends!  We’ll have pizza, games, Bible stories and a service project. Our spring 2020 JAMS will be January 10, February 21, April 3, May 1.  3rd graders are invited to participate in January and May. Trunk or Treat We provide a safe, fun alternative to trick or treat on the Sunday night prior to Halloween.  Costumes are invited (please no scary, gory, or clown costumes).  Your kids will have a great time and receive a ton of candy! Kids Faith Shift This class is designed for 2-6 graders and their parents to learn more about their faith journey. It is a family experience class (bring younger and older siblings) We will talk about baptism, salvation, grace, repentance, sin, and what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Summer Outreach - Summer Bible Camp An incredibly fun summer adventure for kids entering K-6 with great accounts of the Bible and experiential worship. They'll have an opportunity to build new friendships and hone their skills. Kids will be able to choose between 11 different Skill Builders such as Soccer, Percussion, Woodworking, Art and more.  Save the date for June 1-5, 2020! Family Night on the Rock A fun family event, picnic style, with food, games, and music all provided for free.  Typically in August. Serving Opportunities We would love for you to join the GrowZone Team!  All of our ministry teams work on rotations throughout the year.  First serve opportunities include hospitality, check in, and greeting.  More extensive roles are available for those who have participated in training. We require any volunteer of children’s ministry to have a background check.   Click here  to let us know where you are interested in serving or to learn more.   

Colerain Twp Campus: Students

Student Ministry Summary Page for Parents Connect with us.          White Oak Student Ministry Parent Summary  (Looking for an easy to print summary, Click the above link) The GATHERING - First Sundays of the month, 6pm-8pm beginning October 4 Middle School & High School The GATHERING is a chance for students to be a part of something big, bigger than themselves and bigger than their small group.  The GATHERING still will have time for groups, food, games,  teaching and fun. We have a couple of goals at The Gathering. Create a space for students to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. Create a space for students that they enjoy and want to bring their friends to. We want to help students take their next step step with God and own or grow their faith.  We believe this happens best when we: Spend time with God Spend time with others Share your story Use your gifts **We encourage all students to give groups a chance at least three times before they make up their mind.  CHURCH -- 9:00&11:00 Sunday mornings Encounter the God of the Universe and hear about who Jesus is with others who are doing the same thing. Middle School - Participate in service on Sundays or join us for Middle School Groups at 11. High School - Students are encouraged to participate in service and finding a place to serve.  Serving is one way for us to grow in our faith and it helps us get connected to others we serve with, which is another way to grow and own your faith Middle School Groups -- 11-Noon Sunday mornings Middle School Groups are a place for students to eat, play games, connect with other middle school students and talk about faith and following Jesus.  You’ll find these groups on the 3rd Floor in rooms (330, 323, 326) High School Groups -- 6-8pm Sunday Evenings High School Groups are a place for students to  connect with other high school students and talk about faith and following Jesus.  Many of these groups meet at the Colerain Campus, but some meet off site.  Email us at Students@thewocc.com to get connected to a great group!   Things you might need: Annual Insurance Waiver for Events Pursuing a degree at a Bible College? White Oak Bible College Scholarship Form  

Colerain Twp Campus: Adults

At White Oak we believe that everyone is on a spiritual journey, and we want to help that journey be continually directed toward Jesus.  Our plan for that to happen is for you to be connected to God, God's People and God's Mission . Here are some opportunities for this: GOD :  Connecting to God grows our faith and changes us by the work of his Spirit inside us. ​Would you like to learn more about White Oak and what we are about?   Check out a Meet the Pastor event/call to find out more and talk to the Campus Pastor.  To learn more, sign up. ​Ready to embrace a wholehearted life of faith?  The START classes can get you on your way and answer your questions.  Sign up for one of the sessions. ​Looking for help to read your Bible? Here are several online links with electronic versions of the Bible and some great Reading Plans . GOD'S PEOPLE: Connecting to God's people gives us encouragement and guidance for living out our faith​ ​Life Groups are where you can get to know people as you discuss what the Bible says about life ​We have Life Groups for Men, Women, Couples, Young Adults and Anyone ​Life Groups meet throughout the week (including some on Sunday morning at Colerain) ​It's fine to try out a group for a few weeks before you decide to stay Social Groups are great places to form friendships by hanging out and having fun together ​​The themes of these groups vary every Spring and Fall ​You do not have to commit to attending every time in order to participate Support Groups give you encouragement, help and healing for life's hurts Other short-term support groups are formed for a variety of reasons and seasons. Check out our complete list of groups . GOD'S MISSION: Connecting to God's Mission to bring people into a relationship with him helps us make a lasting impact with our lives ​Serving in the Church helps make White Oak welcoming to guests and a place where believers can be equipped to serve God wherever he sends us Serving in the Community shows our friends and neighbors that God loves them and can give them hope through a new life with him Serving in the World takes the message of Jesus Christ across the globe to people who don't know him Look here for ways you can use your life to make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

Event Form and Room Reservation Form

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Ross Twp Campus: Your First Visit

Ross Twp Campus: Your First Visit

9:00am & 11:00am Every Sunday Meeting at Ross High School 3601 Hamilton Cleves Rd. Hamilton, OH 45013 View Larger Map YOUR FIRST VISIT Welcome Whether you’re heading for the Worship Center or wondering where the bathrooms are, a greeter will be at the door to help you get where you need to go. Dress Come as you are! We’re more concerned with meeting your real life needs than with what you wear. So, whether it’s dressed-up or casual, come in a style that makes you feel comfortable. Children We don't currently have children's programming on Sunday mornings, but be sure to check out what we have going on for kids online. The HUB The HUB is the place to go when you are new to White Oak. We even have a gift for you on your first visit! Our Services During each service you will experience great music and hear a relevant message that will help you deal with real life issues. Throughout our worship time you will hear us talk about and participate in: Communion Believers in Jesus are invited to take the symbols of Jesus’ sacrifice, the bread and juice, to celebrate our faith. If you choose not to participate that is completely okay. Offering One of the ways our partners in ministry at White Oak worship God is through the giving of financial resources. As our guest we certainly do not expect you to give but you are welcome to participate if you like

Ross Twp Campus: Children

Children are important to us! We have age-appropriate classes for birth through fifth grade every Sunday. We use creative learning methods to help your child develop a personal relationship with God. Within GrowZone there are specific classes for infants/toddlers, 2-3 year olds, preK/K, and elementary children. Our workers are all background-checked and have a deep desire to see that your child is well cared for and has a wonderful experience. Want to learn more?  Contact our children’s director, Christy Nunn .  She would love to talk to you! Check In Process We know that as a parent you need to be sure your children are safe. On your first visit with us, you will register your child. You will then be given a numbered tag. for your child and a receipt tag to use to pickup your child. When you return you will use your receipt to pick up your child. Absolutely no one but you will be able to pick up your child at any time without this receipt. Ready to enroll your child? Fill out the enrollment form here! Special Events Friday Night Jam (3-5 graders) -- A great outreach opportunity for our 3-5 graders!  We have pizza, games, Bible stories and a service project. FNJ is normally held once per quarter at Elda Elementary School. Kids Faithshift (quarterly) -- This 3-session class is designed for 3-7 graders to learn more about their faith journey. It is a parent/child class and reviews topics such as baptism, salvation, grace, repentance and sin. Summer Programs -- We typically offer a fun atmosphere for kids K-5 grade where kids can learn more about our God in a week-long setting.  It is typically the week after school lets out for the summer. 5th Sunday Service Projects -- We believe that kids can be taught to love others and serve them! On 5th Sundays, we invite our 1-5 graders to participate in worship with their parents and then dismiss them before the sermon to do a service project.  Some examples of past service projects are: • put together bracelets for Honduran kids • prepared seed packets/napkins for people in Burkino Faso • made blankets for homeless • made dog toys for local animal shelter Serving Opportunities We would love to have you join the GrowZone Team!  All of our ministries teams work on rotations throughout the year. Those serving in any area of children’s ministry will be asked to have a background check and participate in training prior to service.  Click here to complete a volunteer application. Areas that need help: • Nursery worker -- Lovingly assist in the nursery to care for children up to 2 years old • PreK shepherd -- Shepherds work with the kids age 2 through kindergarten. They guide children and build relationships with kids and with their parents. They oversee a small group of children and help their group participate in large group time and crafts (no prep time involved). • PreK crafts -- Craft teachers work with kids age 2 through Kindergarten. They prepare simple crafts according to the weekend’s lesson and lead the children in making them. • PreK Bible story/worship -- Bible story teachers work with kids age 2 through Kindergarten. They guide children in worship and prayer and present large group lessons in a fun, creative way. They build relationships with children and parents while developing community within the team. • Elementary shepherds -- This team oversees a small group of children grouped together by grade. They help their group participate in a large group time and then lead the small group in discussion. Specifics include leading Bible activities, games and prayer. • Elementary worship -- Worship leaders guide children in worship and prayer. Specifics include leading kids in worship using provided music videos. • Check in table/greeter -- These folks greet families as they enter into the Children’s Ministry areas.  They provide a comforting and welcoming environment for children and parents as well as a safety presence. They assist before services begin. • Administrative help -- Assist with Friday Night Jam and with Service Projects.  Interested in serving in the GrowZone?  A volunteer application is required to serve in areas where our children are.  Click here to complete an application.  A background check will be required after your application is processed.

Ross Twp Campus: Kids FaithShift

Our number one purpose in Children’s Ministry is to introduce children to Jesus! The most important decision your child will ever make is the decision to follow Jesus and become a Christian. If your child is going into the 3rd-5th grades and is close to being ready to make a lifetime commitment to Jesus, you are encouraged you to bring them to the Faith Shift for Kids During the class, your child will learn what the Bible says about sin, grace, forgiveness, and baptism. Parent reinforcement of the lessons will be encouraged and helpful review information will be provided each week. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend with their child. If your child will be in 2nd grade, parent attendance is required. It is important that your child attend each session. Faith Shift for Kids is a 3-week class and meets periodically throughout the year immediately after the second service. Fill out the form below for details about the next class. faithshift

Ross Twp Campus: Students

Connect with us.          White Oak Student Ministry Parent Summary  (Looking for an easy to print summary, Click the above link) The GATHERING – First Sundays of the month, 6pm-8pm beginning October 4 Middle School & High School The GATHERING  is a chance for students to be a part of something big, bigger than themselves and bigger than their small group.  The GATHERING still will have time for groups, food, games,  teaching and fun. We have a couple of goals with the GATHERING. Create a space for students to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. Create a space for students that they enjoy and want to bring their friends to. We want to help students take their next step step with God and own or grow their faith.  We believe this happens best when we: Spend time with God Spend time with others Share your story Use your gifts **We encourage all students to give groups a chance at least three times before they make up their mind.  CHURCH — 9:00&11:00 Sunday mornings Encounter the God of the Universe and hear about who Jesus is with others who are doing the same thing. Middle School – Participate in service on Sundays or join us for Middle School Groups at 11. High School  – Students are encouraged to participate in service and finding a place to serve.  Serving is one way for us to grow in our faith and it helps us get connected to others we serve with, which is another way to grow and own your faith Middle School Groups— 11-Noon Sunday mornings Middle School Groups are a place for students to eat, play games, connect with other middle school students and talk about faith and following Jesus.  You’ll find these groups in the Choir Room at Ross High School. High School Groups— 6-8pm Sunday Evenings High School Groups are a place for students to  connect with other high school students and talk about faith and following Jesus.  These groups meet in homes.  Email us at Students@thewocc.com to get connected to a great group! Things you might need: Annual Insurance Waiver for Events Pursuing a degree at a Bible College? White Oak Bible College Scholarship Form

Ross Twp Campus: Adults

At White Oak we believe that everyone is on a spiritual journey, and we want to help that journey be continually directed toward Jesus.  Our plan for that to happen is for you to be connected to God, God's People and God's Mission . Here are some opportunities for this: GOD :  Connecting to God grows our faith and changes us by the work of his Spirit inside us. ​Would you like to learn more about White Oak and what we are about?   Check out our Meet the Pastor  event to find out more and talk to the Campus Pastor.  Sign up to learn more. ​Ready to embrace a wholehearted life of faith?  The START classes can get you on your way and answer your questions.  Sign up to learn more. ​Looking for help to read your Bible? Here are several online links with electronic versions of the Bible and some great Reading Plans .   GOD'S PEOPLE: Connecting to God's people gives us encouragement and guidance for living out our faith​ ​Life Groups are where you can get to know people as you discuss what the Bible says about life ​We have Life Groups for Men, Women, Couples, Young Adults and Anyone ​Life Groups meet throughout the week (including some on Sunday morning at Colerain) ​It's fine to try out a group for a few weeks before you decide to stay Social Groups are great places to form friendships by hanging out and having fun together ​​The themes of these groups vary every Spring and Fall ​You do not have to commit to attending every time in order to participate Support Groups give you encouragement, help and healing for life's hurts Other short-term support groups are formed for a variety of reasons and seasons. Check out our complete list of groups . GOD'S MISSION: Connecting to God's Mission to bring people into a relationship with him helps us make a lasting impact with our lives ​Serving in the Church helps make White Oak welcoming to guests and a place where believers can be equipped to serve God wherever he sends us Serving in the Community shows our friends and neighbors that God loves them and can give them hope through a new life with him Serving in the World takes the message of Jesus Christ across the globe to people who don't know him Look here for ways you can use your life to make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

New Here?

Welcome to White Oak! White Oak is one church meeting in multiple locations .  All of our campuses offer modern worship, relevant teaching and excellent children's programs. At White Oak you will find a group of people working together to form friendships , feel hope , find God and follow His path . We invite you to join us! Visit one of our campuses: Colerain Twp Campus Services Sundays 9:00 am & 11:00 am Ross Twp Campus Services Sundays 9:00 am & 11:00 am

Parent Resources

There’s a lot going on out there so we want to give you one place where you, as a parent, can have access to some of the best resources we’ve found to help you!

Websites and Apps
Parent Cue App – Practical things to read, do and say to your child at their appropriate age. (Google Play; Apple)
iParent.tv – Social Media and App reviews.
Pluggedin.com – Movie and Music reviews.
Family.org – Focus on the Family

Podcasts
Flat Irons Parenting Podcast (iTunes)
Celebrate Calm Podcast (iTunes)

Newsletters
White Oak Christian Church Student Newsletter
White Oak Christian Church Children’s Newsletter

Books
The Tech-Wise Family – Andy Crouch (Amazon)
Intentional Parenting – Doug & Cathy Fields (Amazon)
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles – Paul David Tripp (Amazon)
Praying the Scriptures for your Children – Jodie Berndt (Amazon)
Praying the Scriptures for your Teen – Jodie Berndt (Amazon)
Parenting with Love & Logic – Foster Cline & Jim Fay (Amazon)
Dare to Discipline – Dr. James Dobson (Amazon)
The Strong Willed Child – Dr. James Dobson (Amazon)

Videos
Parenting Middle Schoolers
Parenting 14 Gospel Principles

The App

Stay up to date on what’s happening at White Oak and connect with us through our app now available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store.

We believe God is worthy of all of our attention, time, and worship. We gather each week to worship God through music and declare what He has done and continues to do for us.  Check our our Spotify playlist which includes the songs that we’ve played over the last several weekends.

IMPACT West Africa

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The Brane family would like to thank you for your continued financial support of God’s work in West Africa. Devoted supporters like YOU partnering with us brings the gospel here! The continued commitment of donations and monthly pledges help tremendously in planning our budget as we strive to make His Name known here in West Africa.

There are two ways that you can make a financial contribution to the ministry of Tom and Suja Brane (IMPACT West Africa):

#1 Online Giving

Here is a convenient option through this safe and secure online link.  This method of giving is convenient when using your checking or savings account.  If you choose to use the debit card option, an additional 2% bank processing fee will be deducted from contributions received by IMPACT.

#2 Giving Through Checks

Checks need to be made payable to: White Oak Christian Church and memo line MUST read: IMPACT West Africa.

  • Please do NOT make checks payable to IMPACT as we are unable to cash them.  Also please do NOT specify individuals on the memo line.
  • Mail all checks to: IMPACT West Africa, White Oak Christian Church, 3675 Blue Rock Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45247
  • If you do not have our IMPACT envelopes yet, please mark the outside of the envelopes with IMPACT West Africa. You can contact Shari Lane at White Oak Christian Church at 513-385-0425 or sharilane@gmail.com to request our IMPACT envelopes.

 We appreciate Every. Single. Gift.   Truly, we cannot say thank you enough for partnering with us to teach, train, and disciple the people of West Africa and empower them to be transformed spiritually and physically!!

FAQ

How are your gifts managed?

IMPACT West Africa is under the direction of White Oak Christian Church as our (Tom and Suja’s) sending agency. This means White Oak Christian Church manages all the logistical and financial aspects of IMPACT’s ministry. The budget is created with members of the IMPACT team and approved by the eldership of White Oak Christian Church.  We are thankful for White Oak Christian Church’s financial accountability and administrative support. White Oak does not charge any administrative fees so funds you give can be maximized for the work in West Africa. All of your gifts to IMPACT qualify as charitable contributions applicable to IRS guidelines for income tax purposes.

Acknowledgements & Tax Deductible Receipts

Consistent with IRS requirements, White Oak Christian Church will send your tax-deductible receipt in the form of a statement of giving for your yearly contributions in January.  If you have questions or special needs, please contact Sherri Profitt at 513-385-0425 or email at sprofitt@thewocc.com and we will do  our best to provide what you need.

What are the major advantages of electronic giving? 
  Electronic giving is all about convenience for you and consistency for IMPACT. It eliminates frequent check writing and helps members stay on track with giving even when they are unable to attend services. The mission at IMPACT benefits from consistent donations and a reduction in the volume of check/cash contributions that must be handled and manually processed each week. 

How do I sign up for electronic giving? 
Click here to sign up. A secure login enables you to make one-time donations, set up a recurring giving schedule, view personal donation history and print confirmations.

Is electronic giving safe? 
It is certainly less risky than writing checks or carrying cash.

What can I use to prove I made a contribution? 
If you make donations from the online giving page and entered your email address, you will be emailed a receipt. You can also access your giving history 24/7 by logging into your profile from the online giving page. If you submitted a paper authorization form, your bank statement will show an itemized list of electronic transactions that can be used as proof of your contributions. 

How does a donation move from my bank account to the church’s bank account, and when?
For donations from a checking or savings account, money is electronically transferred from your bank account to the church’s bank account on the same day using the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network. For donations made by credit and debit card, money is electronically deposited into the church’s bank account without delay within 2-4 business days

RightNow Media

White Oak now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.

Click here to create your RightNow Media account.

Life Groups

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Jesus gave strong directions to “love one another.” At WOCC, LIFE GROUPS let us connect while urging each other to growth spiritually.  Groups include a time of studying and discussion and time devoted to review prayer requests for those who want to share.    

There are additional established groups also available. If you don’t see a group that works for you or your schedule, or would like to reach out to someone about more options, please email lifegroups@thewocc.com.

Rise Newsletter

Rise Newsletter

RISE is WOCC’s Women’s Ministry and we’ve got a lot of exciting things planned that YOU need to know about!  RISE exists to serve and empower the women of White Oak Christian Church to be active participants in the mission of WOCC to become fully devoted followers of God!  For more information about upcoming RISE events and resources, sign up for our monthly newsletter below. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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White Oak weekend messages are also available on these podcast platforms:

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Family Scholarship

If your looking for information about our Bible College scholarships, click here.

FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS
If you have more than one child going to a student event, we do provide a Multiple Family Member Scholarship. WOCC is committed to seeing students grow as followers of Jesus and to partner with families.  If you have 2 family members going, they are eligible to receive a 20% discount off of their registration. Families sending 3 family members may receive a 30% discount.  Families sending 4 or more family members may receive a 40% discount.

HARDSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS
We also have a few scholarships for those families where finances are preventing them from attending student events.  These are limited and given out based on need and involvement.  Be sure to contact us early about these scholarships at students@TheWOCC.com as we only have a few available.

Ross and Morgan Ministries

ramm-sliderRoss and Morgan Ministries of Butler County (R.A.M.M) is a church based organization that exists to help Ross Twp. residents in time of need. Their goal is to help ease the financial burden of individuals and families who have temporarily fallen on hard times and to help find long term assistance if necessary.

For more information about RAMM, contact Steve at steve.graham@ge.com or Darin at dhudson@thewocc.com.

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The Power of a Praying Church
Audio Now Available
Recorded in September 2014.
Speaker: Dr. David Butts

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From www.harvestprayer.com:
David is a much sought after conference speaker both nationally and internationally. He serves on several Boards of Directors and committees focused on prayer, revival and evangelism including:

  • President, Gospel Revivals, Inc. (Herald of His Coming)
  • Chairman, America’s National Prayer Committee
  • Treasurer, Denominational Prayer Leaders’ Network
  • Chairman, Pioneer Bible Translators Board of Directors
  • Facilitation Committee – Mission America Coalition
  • Executive Committee – Awakening America Alliance
  • President 2014 – International Conference on Missions (ICOM)

Dave received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lincoln Christian College (1975), and Bachelors (1978) and Masters (1982) from Indiana State University. In 2014 he received the Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (PhD) from Atlantic Coast Theological Seminary. From 1974-1992, Dave served in various pastoral roles in local churches. In 1993 Dave and his wife, Kim, launched Harvest Prayer Ministries.

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