Christ-Centered, Multi-Generational, Community-Oriented
We are a congregation rooted in the Reformed tradition seeking to make disciples of Jesus who can confidently say, "I belong, I understand, I have hope, and I am called and equipped to serve."
Oak Hills Christian Reformed Church began in 1965. As the master planned community of Oak Hills was being built, a small group of Beaverton area residents were offered the opportunity to acquire property overlooking the roundabout at NW 153rd & NW Forest Ave. Since then, Oak Hills Church has been committed to serving as a constant presence, support, and witness to the gospel for the Oak Hills neighborhood and beyond. In the nearly 60 years since their start, Oak Hills Church has had the opportunity to shape and minster to many who have called this neighborhood their home. We have been active participants in various neighborhood events and activities and have long held to a commitment to "be there" for the community. Welcoming a new pastor in April, 2023, we are seeking to intentionally expand our ministry to the greater Beaverton area, growing spiritually as disciples of Jesus, numerically as we see more and more people personally embrace the gospel, and in diversity as we seek to be a better reflection of our neighbors.
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Our Essential Beliefs
We are affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Please visit our denominational website for position statements on various social and cultural issues. In addition to the essential beliefs listed below, we affirm the doctrines reflected in the historic creeds (Apostle's Creed, Athanasian Creed, and Nicene Creed) and the Three Forms of Unity (Heidelberg Catechism, Canons of Dort, and Belgic Confession). We also affirm the witness of A Contemporary Testimony: Our World Belongs to God, and the Belhar Confession.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He is Sovereign over all creation. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. He came to this earth and was both fully God and fully man. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death and Satan. He ascended to heaven, is seated at the Father's right hand, and will return again one day to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 12:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ and works in their hearts so that they can believe in Jesus. He also lives in every believer. He provides believers with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts with which to build up the Church and serve the world. As Christians, we seek to open ourselves to him, to be filled by him, and to live under his control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18
The Bible is God's Word to us. Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian belief and living. Because God inspires it, the Bible is the truth without any mixture or error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
Human Beings & Sin
People are made in the image of God, to be like him in character. People are the highest point in God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." Every part of our being and life is affected by sin. Sin separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2
Salvation is God's free gift to us. He is the One who chose us before the earth was created, who gives us salvation, and who enables us to believe in Jesus. We must accept his free gift of salvation. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 1:4, 2:8-9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
The Church is the people who Jesus, through his Word and Spirit, gathers, protects, and preserves out of the whole human race, from the beginning of the world to its end. It is a community chosen for eternal life and united in true faith.
John 10:14-16; Acts 20:28; Genesis 26:3-4; Isaiah 59:21; Romans 8:28-30; Ephesians 1:3-14, 4:1-6
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot "lose" it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9