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Men's Ministry

The Men's Ministry at Oakwood Community Church exists to help men know Christ and grow in their faith. We do this through men's small group Bible studies, as well as occasional events, retreats and service projects. Below are some of the events and opporutnities currently taking place in our men's ministry.

2015 Men's Spring Retreat

Friday, Mar. 13 to Sunday Mar. 15, 2015

Men, do you feel like an all-star in your house or abench warmer? Either way come to Spring Training at Grace Adventures for a men's retreatfull of excitement, enthusiasm,and encouragement.The Men's Retreat is held in beautiful West Michigan right next to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. The $129 cost includes meals, lodging in a hotel, snacks, and all on-campus activities.

Optional Activities Include:

  • Paint Ball (Bring your own gear or rent ours)
  • Climbing Tower
  • Horseback Riding
  • Golf at the local course (Bring clubs and $, subject to weather)
  • Basketball, Football, Volleyball, and other sports (Indoor or outdoor)
  • Skeet/Target shooting (bring firearms and ammo or use ours)

The guest speaker this year at the men's retreat will be Oakwood's Interim Pastor, Jeff Totten. Born and raised in the Detroit Area, Jeff began SCORE Ministries in 2000 following 20 years of pastoral staff experience. SCORE stands for Sharing Christ through Outreaches, Resources, and Encouragement. Jeff has served as the Baseball Chapel Leader to the Detroit Tigers since 1991. In 2002, Jeff was selected to serve as a chaplain to the athletes in the Olympic Village at the Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Jeff speaks weekly in churches and various ministries. Jeff and his wife Karla have been married 33 years and they live in Troy, MI.

We have 20 men registered to attend the 2015 Men's Spring Retreat at Grace Adventures. Registration is now closed. Please be praying for our guys to have a great time connecting with God and with one another!

Men's Small Groups & Bible Studies

Monday Morning Bible Study

A group of men meet Monday mornings at 10:00am at Oakwood Community Church. This provides an opportunity to connect with other men and grow in your faith. All men are welcome, so stop by and check it out. Contact Stan Haack if you are interested or have questions.

Annual Men's Events & Projects

Indoor Paintball (February)

Men’s Retreat (March)

Fantasy Football League (August)

Wild Game Dinner (December)

Oakwood hosts a Family Wild Game Dinner each year in early December, featuring a buffet of delicious, home-cooked wild game, a presenation by a special guest speaker, as well as dozens of valuable door prizes. We had 280 attend the Wild Game Dinner on December 6, 2014. The food was amazing and we gave away 100 prizes ranging from gift cards to shotguns. Former Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson did an amazing job sharing stories of his life in the NFL and encouraging people to follow Jesus. Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2014 WGD a huge success!

FREE Car Repair ClinicsMen's Ministry Car Repair Clinic

A couple of times each year, men from Oakwood use their automotive skills to serve others by providing a free car clinic. Workers donate their time to help people in the church and community with needed car repairs. Those getting vehicles repaired must pay for any needed parts, but all labor is free. This has been a huge blessing to many families.