For Oak Pointe Church, Acts 29 Started on February 2, 1997 – The Day Our Church Was Born.
A little group of 60 launched out with the dream of seeing the hand of God move in our lives.
We wanted God to use us to make a difference in our world. Now, we are over fifteen years into His story
for us. It is good to reflect back on what God has already done among us. Here's the Reader's Digest
version of our first fifteen years.
We Have Seen God Move Among Us.
Our little group of 60 has turned into over 2,000 men, women and children. Lives have been changed by Christ.
The community has responded to our presence, and life groups have multiplied from house to house. Children's
lives have been transformed. Junior and senior high students bring their parents to church! Men and women meet
weekly to study God's Word. Young couples and singles are gathering for life-transforming experiences.
A new church, Bell Creek Church, sprang forth from us in 2003,
and that movement is now growing. Mission partnerships have formed in Africa and Asia. Resources of people, skills and
finances are going out to the world. God has blessed us with pastors and staff to equip and teach us. Lay people are
using their gifts and talents to serve Christ in innumerable ways. New ministries are being born as God raises up
visionary, Spirit-empowered leaders to guide us.
In answer to continual prayer for a second church plant, God brought Shannon and Jessica Nielsen to Oak Pointe.
Mosaic Church was born and sent out into the Ann Arbor community in September of 2009!
Learn more here.
God continues to surprise us and use us in ways we don't expect! In the spring of 2010, South Hill Baptist Church
of Milford merged with Oak Point Church, and Oak Pointe|Milford was born. Oak Pointe|Milford is a new and
thriving local ministry that enjoys both the benefits of partnering with the Novi campus
and the freedom of tailoring their ministry to meet the unique needs of the greater Milford area.
We're looking forward to what God has in store for Oak Pointe Church next!
Gloria Deus: For The Glory of God.
We could not recount the story of our first years without mentioning the Gloria Deus Field and its unique "destined-for-God's-glory"
story, and the way God fought for us to make that Gloria Deus dream a reality!
Today we have moved into our amazing new church home on that field. We're fully enjoying weekly worship celebrations, outreach
concerts, youth nights, family movie nights and baptisms! It feels as if we are on the verge of a whole new phase of the Acts 29
story of Oak Pointe Church!
God has been writing an Acts 29 story through us these past years. It is humbling to realize that God still uses ordinary
people to write an extraordinary story today. To God be all the glory!