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"But from there you will search again for the LORD your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him."

-Deuteronomy 4:29






What We Believe:


Oak Park Baptist and Pray then Play Sports believes that every child should get the chance to start each game.  We are committed to teaching Christ like attitudes and teamwork through the use of sports.  Although winning is a goal, our primary goal is to teach children who Jesus Christ is and what he wants from us.

Official Pray Then Play Doctrine

1. The Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error for its matter. The Bible is totally true and trustworthy for all matters of faith and practice.

2. There is one and only one living true God. The eternal Triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence or being.

3. Jesus, the Christ, is the incarnation of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary and perfectly revealed and obeyed the will of God. His substitutionary death on the cross, made provision for the redemption of men from sin through faith and acceptance of Jesus as personal Savior. He was crucified, died, buried, rose from the dead, seen by many witnesses, ascended to heaven and will return in power and glory to judge all mankind. There is no other name under heaven whereby people may be saved.

4. Salvation is offered to all who accept Jesus, and His redemptive work on the cross. It comes through confession of sin; repentance from sin; accepting/asking Jesus to save us; and a commitment to follow Jesus as Lord. Salvation comes by faith not of work.

5. The Church is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers in Jesus. The New Testament speaks of the church as the Body of Christ with importance and significance ascribed to all members. The Church also induces all of the redeemed of all ages, from every tribe and tongue.

6. All people are sinners and are in need of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

7. The duty and privilege of every believer in Jesus is to help make disciples of all nations. Sharing Jesus is not an option, it is Gods commandment to us. Sharing the Gospel of Jesus at home and around this world is the heartbeat of the church.

8. Since God is the source of all blessings, earthly and spiritual, Christians have a binding responsibility of good and faithful stewardship of time, talent, and financial blessings to do the work of God on earth.`

Official Church Doctrine

To view the official Doctrine of Oak Park Baptist Church, click here.