Welcome to Singing Oaks!

We hope that you will be our guest this Sunday at Singing Oaks. We are always praying for new people like you who are interested in traveling through life together with Christ.

The people at Singing Oaks are doing our best to follow Jesus. We believe God created you and that God’s son Jesus saves you in love. We are a non-denominational fellowship of people who follow Jesus, listen to the guidance of the Bible and actively serve God in the world. We are not perfect, but we are authentic in our belief that God is at work in our city, through our church and in our lives. We are a group of people you can grow with through the struggles and celebrations of life.

Please explore the information below to get better acquainted with our family.

Service Times & Directions

Worship Information

Location

Singing Oaks Church of Christ
McKinney @ Cardinal
101 Cardinal Drive
Denton, TX 76209

940.387.4355

Sunday Morning Worship

8:30 a.m. – Worship (1st Service)
9:45 a.m. – Bible Classes
11:00 a.m. – Worship (2nd Service)

Sunday Morning Nursery

A staffed nursery is available during each worship service for infants and toddlers up to 2 years.

Sunday Morning Children’s Worship

Children’s worship is available during the 2nd service. Children ages 3-5 years are invited to participate in a time of worship and learning appropriate to their age level. Parents may deliver their children to the pre-school wing during the song prior to the sermon and may pick their children up there during the song following the sermon.

Sunday Morning Bible Classes

Bible classes for all ages meet in classrooms throughout the building.

Sunday Evening

On Sunday evenings, Singing Oaks members and guests participate in small groups that meet in homes throughout Denton and the surrounding areas. There are a variety of groups and formats available. If you are interested in joining a home group, please contact the church office at 940.387.4355. There is also a group that meets at the building on Sunday evening each week and communion is available to those in attendance.

Wednesday Evening

Singing Oaks hosts a number of activities on Wednesday evenings each week beginning at 7:00 p.m. Activities include:

  • Bible classes for children, students and adults
  • World Bible School – correspondence Bible course program with students from Africa
  • Worship / Prayer Groups
  • Support Groups
  • Mission Trip Planning / Preparation
  • Ministry / Committee meetings

Directions

Our building is located at the corner of Cardinal Drive and McKinney Street, just west of Loop 288.

From I-35 E / Loop 288 (Golden Triangle Mall) take Loop 288 north approximately 2.5 miles to McKinney Street. Turn left onto McKinney Street and the building will be on the right-hand side, one block from the McKinney Street / Loop 288 intersection.

From N I-35 / Loop 288 (Outlet Mall) take Loop 288 east approximately 8 miles to McKinney Street. Turn right onto McKinney Street and the building will be on the right-hand side, one block from the McKinney Street / Loop 288 intersection.

Where should I go when I arrive?

Finding Your Way Around

Parking

As our guest, feel free to park in one of our guest parking spaces which are located just outside the drive-thrus on each side of the Worship Center.

Welcome

At each entrance we have people who serve as greeters that will meet and greet you and help you with any question or special need you have.

Family News Bulletin

Each week, a worship bulletin is prepared and distributed at the welcome tables as you enter the building. On the front of the bulletin is description of the worship order so that you will know the sequence of worship.

Name Tags

Each week we ask our members and guests to wear name tags. Pick up a name tag at the welcome table as you enter the foyer outside the Welcome Center. This helps us to get to know guests and other members we have not met. Guests wear a blue name tag and members wear a red name tag.

Worship Center

If you are arriving for one of our worship services, feel free to enter the Worship Center, which is located on the southeast corner of the building, and take a seat anywhere you would like to sit.

Bible Classes

If you are arriving for our Bible Class hour, feel free to attend any class that you like. Classes are available for all ages, including children (infant through elementary), youth (junior high and high school), college, and adults. An adult class schedule is available near the welcome tables or one of the greeters can assist you in locating a classroom. Our classes are geared to help us learn God’s will and discuss the practical matters of what scripture is calling us to do.

What is a worship service like?

A Place for All

Location

We have multiple Sunday morning worship services that are held in the Worship Center. Feel free to sit wherever you would like.

Music

The music is arranged and directed by our worship minister with the help of worship singers who aid the congregation with the four-part harmony. Our music is done a cappella (or without instruments). We believe you will be amazed and inspired by the blending of voices in worship and praise to God. The words of the songs will be projected on the screens at the front of the Worship Center. The music can also be found in the songbooks.

Preaching

In worship, the sermon message will speak of God’s activity today. Our preaching minister will bring the Word of God to life in relevant teaching for our lives today. You can expect to learn the stories of faith and be challenged to engage our contemporary world for God.

Prayer

The congregation participates in thoughtful, public prayers to God through the name of Jesus Christ. One of our shepherds (elders) will lead the congregation in a pastoral prayer addressing special needs within the church.

Scripture

Our worship time often includes public reading of a portion of the Bible as a means of encouraging the believers and listening to God. The passages read bring together a common theme that is central to the worship plan for that day. God’s word is living and active and impacts our lives today.

Lord’s Supper (Communion)

Each Sunday we celebrate Jesus at the table. By eating bread and drinking wine in this community meal, we celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This will be passed to you in trays with unleavened crackers and small cups with grape juice. The bread and grape juice that are served symbolize to us the body and blood of Jesus’ sacrifice.

Offering

Each week we also give our members the opportunity to return to God a gift of thanks for what He has done for us. These gifts are used to support the work of the Singing Oaks church in providing physically and spiritually for those who are in need. As our guest, we do not expect you to give unless you also want to give thanks to God.

Invitation

Each week following the sermon an invitation is extended to anyone who has a need. Your response may include private prayer with an elder or minister, standing at the front or back of the Worship Center. The response may be a request for public prayer or to confess faith and put Jesus on through baptism. A desire to become a member at Singing Oaks can also be made known at this time.

What will be expected of me?

Come as you are

We invite you to participate in whatever capacity you feel comfortable. If you would like to simply observe the service, that is absolutely acceptable. If, on the other hand, you feel comfortable joining us in singing, prayer, eating the Lord’s supper meal that is served, or responding to the invitation, we encourage you to do that. At times during the service, we may stand for a song, prayer or scripture. Feel free to do what you feel comfortable doing.

While we encourage our members to participate in the offering, we do not expect our guests to make a gift. If you do have a gift that you would like to make, you are welcome to do so.

What kind of people are at SOCC?

The Community of Believers

Singing Oaks is comprised of a wide variety of people who come from different walks of life. We celebrate our diversity and the way that God uses our differences to complete each other.

We are a group of imperfect people. We each have our own weaknesses and struggles. If you are looking for the perfect church, Singing Oaks is probably not for you. But, if you are looking for a place to join on a journey of becoming like Jesus, you have found the right place.

We believe that unity is something very important to God, and we make every effort to remain united with each other.

No two people will believe exactly the same thing on every issue and we promote the freedom that God has given us to come to know Him and understand His will, while at the same time not abusing our freedom as a means to hurt or cause others to stumble.

You probably won’t find anyone at Singing Oaks who is exactly like you, but you will find a group of people on a journey together working towards a common goal of becoming like Jesus and bringing others to Him, who are interested in a relationship with you.

Is childcare provided?

Children are important to us!

Nursery

During each Sunday morning service, a staffed nursery is available for children 0-2 years. You are also free to stay with your child in the nursery if the need arises and/or use the diaper changing facilities there. The nursery is located behind the Worship Center in the hallway to the right of the children’s library.

Children’s Worship

During the 2nd Sunday morning service, children’s worship is available for children between the ages of 3 and 5. This time includes a worship time and lesson geared to that age group. Children’s Worship takes place in the pre-school wing.

“Safe Place” Training

Our nursery and children’s worship teams have all gone through our “Safe Place” training which includes safety procedures and a personal background check.

Can someone counsel/pray with me?

Life is full of challenges

During each worship service, an invitation is extended to anyone who would like to meet with either an elder or minister for prayer.

You may also approach an elder or minister before or after the worship service to discuss a special need or arrange a time to counsel with them.

When do people at Singing Oaks meet?

Life is best when it’s shared in community

Our regular meeting times are Sunday morning (worship and Bible classes), Sunday evening (home groups), and Wednesday evening (classes, support groups and service groups). Please click here for a more complete description of our service schedules.

What are home groups?

Find a group that’s right for you

What is a Home Group?

Home groups are comprised of a small group of people (10-12 although some are larger/smaller) who meet together regularly in and around Denton to build relationships with each other. The group formats vary depending on the group leaders, but most include one of more of the following: prayer, Bible study, fellowship, food, accountability, and sharing lives.

Getting Involved

If you would like to join a home group, contact the church office at 940.387.4355. Feel free to contact a leader directly about joining their group, but understand that some groups may already be closed due to size or other limitations.

When are groups reorganized?

Groups are typically reorganized each year in August. Some groups do remain intact from year to year, but most groups have a fresh start in September.

Can I be a leader?

We are always looking for new group leaders and would love to have you become a leader. Contact the church office at 940.387.4355 for more information on becoming a leader.

How do I become a member?

Joining Us on the Journey

Join the Journey

Attend a “Join the Journey” session which is held each month. During this session you will be given a packet of information about Singing Oaks and learn about our church and its mission. You will also be given the opportunity to ask questions about any aspect of Singing Oaks. You can find more information about an upcoming “Join the Journey” session here.

Make a Commitment

When you become a member, we ask you to make a commitment to God, to yourself, and to the other members at Singing Oaks to become everything that God has planned for you and a commitment to bringing people to Jesus. We will in turn commit to walk side-by-side with you on this journey to become like and to bring people to Jesus.

Confess Jesus as Lord and Be Baptized

Singing Oaks practices believer’s immersion (baptism) for the remission of sins. God alone brought salvation to people through Jesus. In baptism, we are connected with the burial and resurrection of Jesus (Titus 3:4-7; Romans 6:3-4) and show outwardly the cleansing change that God is making within us (1 Peter 3:21).

Use Your Gifts

Make a commitment to at least one ministry at Singing Oaks where you can use your God-given gifts to serve God, the believers at Singing Oaks, and our neighbors here in Denton. Becoming like Jesus means becoming a servant. If your commitment to Singing Oaks amounts to nothing more than attending a weekly worship service, you will find it hard to become all that God wants for you to be.

Attend Bible Class and Worship Regularly

Decide immediately that you will make a habit of attending worship services and Bible class. Regularly attending gives others the opportunity to meet you and you the opportunity to know them. Building friendships takes time and some risks, so make the decision to be consistent in your attendance and to go beyond your comfort zone a little in an effort to get to know others.

Join a Home Group

Living a life for Jesus in isolation is next to impossible and that’s why we think it’s important for new members at Singing Oaks to make a commitment to a home group. You will build friendships with people who will love you and encourage you on your walk. Our experience shows us that those who don’t make a commitment to a home group never really build the solid friendships to continue their walk.

Don’t Give Up

Building relationships and finding your place at Singing Oaks won’t happen overnight. Make a commitment to do everything you can and pray that God will do what you can’t to help you become a thriving part of the Singing Oaks body. We need you and don’t want to lose you and everything you will bring to our family!

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Directions & Worship Schedule
McKinney at Cardinal
101 Cardinal Drive
Denton, TX 76209
940.387.4355
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8:30 am - Worship
9:45 am - Classes
11:00 am - Worship

Wednesday
6-7 pm - Dinner (Menu)
7-8 pm - Classes
6:30-8 pm - Celebrate Recovery

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