Be the Light

Be the Light

“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16

Blue Oaks Vision: Be the Light

Create a gathering place where we learn, worship, pray, serve, laugh and cry together. We will love one another and serve “the least of these”. By doing so, we will bring light to the world like a city on a hill that glorifies our Father in heaven!

Be the Light is an initiative to transform this vision into a reality.

A Gathering Place. . .

A key challenge facing Blue Oaks Church is the lack of a permanent home. We have been a portable church since we opened in July 2012. Being a tenant of the Pleasanton school district has been mutually beneficial, but the needs of our church will always be secondary to the needs of the school. We’ve had to adjust to ever-changing school requirements over the years, especially during COVID. 

A key challenge facing the Tri-Valley is a shortage of churches with seating capacity that accommodates less than 10% of the people who live here. We learned that online church helps expand capacity, but we’ve also learned the importance of meeting together in person.

. . .To Be the Light!

According to Barna Research, the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the least churched areas in the country. We believe one of the best ways to attract unchurched people is to be the kind of church that loves one another and demonstrates Christ’s love to others. Over the years, we have invested a significant percentage of our church resources in serving others. We will continue that investment into these four priorities: Homelessness, Seniors, Foster Children, and People with Special Needs.

How to Make a Pledge to “Be the Light”

We are asking every family to make a commitment to “Be the Light” by November 14, 2021.

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