If you are planning on visiting for the very first time, we invite you to our Guest Reception area after the service where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about our ministries here at Oaklands.
We are called be disciples and to make disciples. Not just more disciples, but better disciples—genuine followers of Jesus who are unceasing in our passion. Ministering and serving on another in the capacity each of us has been gifted with.
We want to make much of Jesus. Experiencing the sufficiency and supremacy of Jesus through a lifestyle of worship. Lifting high His Name.
To glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment
The foundation of our church is our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
These four foundations sum up what Oaklands Bible Chapel is all about.
Proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology. ( 2 Timothy 4:2 )
Lifting high the name of Jesus in worship. ( John 4:24 )
Believing firmly in the power of prayer. ( Ephesians 6:18 )
Sharing the good news of Jesus with boldness. ( Ephesians 6:19,20 )
3 W’s of Discipleship
Mature disciples worship Christ, walk with Christ and work for Christ. At Oaklands Bible Chapel we emphasize a quality of discipleship, not a quantity of disciples. The 3W are actionable characteristics of a disciple of Christ.
Experience the sufficiency and express the supremacy of Christ through a lifestyle of worship.
Walk with Christ
Faithful reading of God’s Word, prayer and fellowship with other believers.
Work for Christ
Minister to one another and serve in the capacity each person has been gifted with.
Our Humble Beginnings
The Church began as a Sunday School on the grass under the trees at 1250 Acton St., Victoria, BC Canada. The original house, although altered, still stands on the property. The Sunday School grew and larger accommodation was found above the shops where “All Victoria Vacuums” now stands. In those days, a butcher shop and bakery occupied the ground floor premises. With the growth of the Sunday School and the need for more suitable accommodation, it was decided to start a new church fellowship in the area. A building was erected in 1914 at a cost of approximately $2,000.00. This same building is now owned by the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Cedar Hill Road.
How we’ve grown
Forty years later, the church then known as “Oaklands Gospel Hall” was in urgent need of larger premises. In 1956 the present site at the corner of Fernwood and Cedar Hill was purchased and a new church building was underway. In April 1957 the doors were opened. In 1992, some architectural changes were made to give us the current church building. Oaklands Chapel has roots in the Oaklands Community that go a long way down. Over the years our missionaries have gone to many countries learning new languages, to enable them to preach the goods news of God’s love and to help with some of the needs of the people who live there.
Our Hopeful Future
We desire that if you join our fellowship you will know the following as true in your life: You may know the truth through an understanding of what the Bible teaches. That you may live a fuller, more purposeful life through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. That you may have a place of meaningful worship and friendly Christian fellowship. That you may share with others the Good News concerning Jesus Christ.