Who We Are

Our reason for existence is that we might be a vibrant multi-generational church, passionately in love with Jesus, and intentionally serving the local and global community.  We are committed to the truth of the Bible, faith in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the enduring presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.  Please feel free to explore the information below to learn more about who we are, or click on the available links to read about our doctrine and beliefs.

Oak Ridge belongs to a family of churches known as The Wesleyan Church, and is a part of the Florida District of Wesleyan churches.
  • What to expect when you visit

    We want you to feel as comfortable as possible. We know that for most visitors, it’s a big step just to walk through the doors to check out a church. We promise not to single you out in the service by making you stand, or wear something silly. Someone may notice you and introduce themselves, but you can come and relax and see what we do with as little pressure from our end as possible. The FAQs below will help you know what to expect.

    What's your worship style like? - Our worship style is a reflection of our calling to be an intergenerational church family. We sing a mixture of traditional hymns as well as modern worship songs. At the moment, we are beginning to explore the use of increased instrumentation to aid our expression of worship.

    How do people dress? - You don’t have dress a certain way to attend. Our regulars wear a range of different fashions and styles from jeans and t-shirts to shirt and ties. If you feel like dressing up for worship, go ahead. If you feel like dressing down to rest in God’s presence, feel free.

    Will I be pressured to give money? - We take an offering every Sunday. This goes to support our church’s mission, ministries, and expenses. It is a part of our worship to trust the Lord financially and provide a way for others to experience the hope we’ve found in Jesus through our church. You are certainly welcome to worship with us however you choose, but as our guest please do not feel obligated to give towards our offering. Please just relax and experience what we’re all about.

    What if I'm disabled? - If you are disabled, you may find it easiest to park behind the church building (south side) and enter through the rear door under the awning.

    What about my baby? - If you have small children, they are welcome to join you in the church. We have a parent room near the women's restrooms if you have a child who is restless or crying.

    Adults must pass a background check and simple training to work with children.

    What about my older kids? - Older children (age 4 – grade 5) are encouraged to join Oak Ridge Adventure Kids. On Sunday mornings, children gather and worship with the whole church family.  Part way through the service, they will be dismissed.  You are welcome to join them to meet the volunteer teachers.  Adults must pass a background check and simple training to work with children.  Children will take part in an engaging video curriculum known as Konnect Kids where they will be introduced to a topic, a story from scripture, and application to life.  On Wednesday’s evenings, kids have a chance to dig deeper into the Bible and engage in worship designed for elementary aged children.  

  • What is a Wesleyan?


    We are part of a denomination known as The Wesleyan Church. Wesleyans believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life. We believe that those who are made new in Christ are called to be holy in character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Lord's Spirit. We believe in the Bible and its sufficiency to establish our faith and conduct. We believe God wills for people everywhere to know Him and be made new in Christ. We believe that the purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the gospel of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds.

    The name "Wesleyan" is in honor of John Wesley, a priest in the Church of England who was the inspiration and founder of the Methodist movement. Wesley was an outstanding Oxford scholar, yet regarded himself as "a man of one book," the Bible. It was while studying the Bible that he received assurance of his own salvation through faith. It was the Bible which motivated his vision for offering Christ to the common people of England in a way that led to that nation's greatest spiritual revival. It was biblical truth that inspired Wesley to develop a school for orphans, job programs, and medical assistance for the poor, efforts to reform inhumane prisons, and arguments for the abolition of slavery, a great evil of his time. Confidence in the Bible as "the only and sufficient rule for Christian faith and practice" (to use Wesley's own words) is still a hallmark of The Wesleyan Church today.

    Click here to explore more about The Wesleyan Church
  • Beliefs/Doctrine

    We believe in one God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Savior of all who put their faith in Him alone for eternal life. We believe that those who are made new in Christ are called to be holy in character and conduct, and can only live this way by being filled with the Lord's Spirit. We believe in the Bible and its sufficiency to establish our faith and conduct. We believe God wills for people everywhere to know Him and be made new in Christ. We believe that the purpose of the Church is to worship God in spirit and in truth, and to reach a lost and fallen world with the gospel of Jesus Christ through its worship, witness, and loving deeds.

    For a more detailed look at our Articles of Religion please visit https://www.wesleyan.org/about/articles-of-religion

GOSPEL IMPACT

We are excited to be a church that partners with God to see hope and the Gospel extended in a holistic way beyond our walls, into the community, and quite literally all around the world.

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Missionary partners

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Community focused ministries

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Pounds of food distributed last year

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Baptisms (since 2019)

Address: 11000 110th Ave N. | Largo, FL 33778

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