How do people become a member of Oakmont?
We are currently having a one-year "experiment" moving away from having membership and instead connecting with others through community and covenant.
9 to Know
Following worship on the second Sundays, we offer a short presentation to help you learn a little more about Oakmont in 9 minutes or less. It is held in Room 307.
Click HERE to learn more about 9 to Know.
Periodically we offer a more in-depth meeting that provides details of what we believe, how Oakmont began, and how you can be involved in our ministry. We highly encourage individuals to participate in a Connecting Conversations meeting prior to becoming a part of Oakmont through community or covenant. We want you to have as much information about the church before making this important decision. We believe the Oakmont 101 experience will assist people prayerfully to discern God's will for their lives.
Click HERE to learn more about Connecting Conversations.
Can I get married in your sanctuary?
Our facilities and ministerial staff is available to all church members and their immediate family for weddings.
Click HERE to find our Wedding Policies.
How do I make an appointment to see a minister?
Feel free to contact the minister directly by phone or email and he or she will work with you to schedule an appointment.
Click HERE to go to our Staff Pages to contact our staff.
What are your office hours?
We are open Monday through Friday from 9 am - 5 pm.
How do I know which hour of worship and Sunday School to attend?
Because the style of the two worship services is different for each, you should probably visit both services and then decide on a worship hour then you will know which Sunday School hour to attend. If you attend 9:40 worship, you may attend the 8:20 Sunday School (adults only) or the 11:00 Sunday School.
If you select the 11:00 Emerge worship experience, then you will probably attend Sunday School at 9:40.
Do you have an evening worship service?
No. There are various musical ensembles and youth groups which meet on Sunday evenings.
Do you have a weekday preschool program?
No. However, there are numerous churches in town that have weekday preschool programs.
Do you have Children's Church?
No. When preschoolers move into the 5-year-old class, we expect them to attend worship with their parents. Being part of a caring church family in an environment that allows them to see worship as part of their family's routine. Preschoolers can observe much about faith at that age through participation in worship in addtion to the teaching they receive in Sunday Scholl.
Where does my baby go during the worship service?
Babies and other prechoolers (through our 3-year-old class) have age appropriate classes during both worship and Sunday School. These classes are located on the Preschool Hall. To reach the Preschool Hall from the Sanctuary, go down the Gallery (the red hallway), and continue straight down the Preschool Hall.
What type of security for preschoolers and children do you have?
Each preschooler and child is registered through out Check-Point system. Stickers are supplied to both the parent and the child with a unique security number. Parents must present their sticker at the end of the class to be matched with the sticker number on the child.
How will I know if my preschooler needs me?
We use a paging system with all of our preschoolers. When you use the Check-Point system you will select a pager (for preschoolers ages 5 and younger). Place the pager where you can feel it vibrate and the preschool teachers will page you if they need you.
How did Oakmont get its name?
The church in 1964 chose the name of the neighborhood that surrounded the church property, which is still referred to as Oakmont.
Does Oakmont still cooperate with the Southern Baptist Convention?
We are primarily a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina congregation. All of our funding for missions (with the exception of some gifts made by members to the SBC Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions and the Annie Armstrong Offering for the North American Mission Board) goes to other Baptist and ecumenical causes. We do, however, participate in some mission work with SBC missionaries.