I wanted to quickly share my amazing experience going through the LivingOaks Ministry. Jake and I started going through it together about 6 months ago and it'd truly been a transformation in our walk with the Lord.
We were struggling to adapt as newlyweds, a blended family, I'd only lived in Texas for less than a year, and was feeling overwhelmed with the big adjustments. To add to the mix, I'm a little more than two years sober but drinking was becoming a stronger temptation with the stress and lack of supportive community.
I learned how to forgive thoroughly, pray bulls-eye prayers, recognize when I'm living in habitual sin (pride, selfishness, idolatry), and instead choose to daily live righteously in Christ. Most of all it taught me how to live completely free in Christ. It gave me tangible tools I use daily. I've struggled with my identity being broken (childhood and sins) and as an alcoholic who is constantly fearful of relapsing.
Now, I know my identity is WHOLE in Jesus and that sin doesn't have any control over me - I was given authority. Of course, I've heard it all in church but never knew how to actually pick up and use these tools. I'm extremely grateful for the LivingOaks ministry helping other Christians understand the true POWER we have available to us through Christ.
Rooted and Grounded
A three-part foundations course designed to establish a solid foundation; Who is God? Who am I?, creation, sin, Jesus’ sacrifice, redemption to God and the role of the Holy Spirit. This class is paramount to understanding why we believe what we believe for every level of believer. This is a comprehensive view of the importance of the Gospel for God’s people today. Even if you've been a Christian for several years, you'll enjoy this content.
Growing Strong Oaks in Life (SOIL) Class
Pruning for Fruitfulness
These classes help us understand areas in which we often struggle and have trouble, to which we can apply the principles learned in the previousclasses to gain healing and freedom.