Our Vision

Our Vision

Vision 2020-2027

In case you missed our most recent vision meeting, it’s important to know about our plans for the next seven years. Earlier this year, the Blue Oaks Elder Board prayed, surveyed attendees, researched and prayed again and then adopted these four priorities:

New Building

We open a permanent home in Pleasanton that serves as a foundation to expand our physical presence into the neighborhoods of the Tri-Valley.

Next-Gen

Young people grow in their faith, return every Sunday and are excited to invite their friends. By the time a student graduates High School, they are fully integrated into the life of Blue Oaks through serving, worshipping and committed to their personal spiritual growth. Parents view Blue Oaks as a vital partner in the development of their kids.

Love the Tri-Valley

We are a visible demonstration of Christ’s love to the Tri-Valley attracting those who can’t believe a church can make such a difference. Our partner organizations are dumbfounded by our irrational generosity.

Connections

Everyone is connected and building relationships at Blue Oaks. We are growing, learning, serving, and laughing with each other. There are no barriers to relational connections. 

Latest Updates:

We open a permanent home in Pleasanton that serves as a foundation to expand our physical presence into the neighborhoods of the Tri-Valley.

What’s happened?

  • We closed escrow and now own the building.
  • We moved our church offices into a vacant suite in the building.
  • We hired an architect that specializes in Church design and they have begun the conceptual design phase.

What’s next?

  • Select a general contractor in the next 6 weeks.
  • Refine the renovation costs so we can better understand the amount of additional funds needed to be raised in order to complete the project.
  • Gain approval from the City of Pleasanton for rezoning the building.

How can I help?

  • Pray for God to clear obstacles that may arise from governmental review processes.
  • Pray for God’s provision of the financial resources to complete the full renovation.
  • Give a gift to the Every|One fund before the end of the year.
Young people grow in their faith, return every Sunday and are excited to invite their friends. By the time a student graduates High School, they are fully integrated into the life of Blue Oaks through serving, worshipping and committed to their personal spiritual growth. Parents view Blue Oaks as a vital partner in the development of their kids.

What’s happened?

  • A group of almost 40 attended the Thrive Unleashed conference in Sacramento to worship, learn and grow in their faith alongside 3000 students from around the country!
  • We launched a series of monthly Parenting Seminars for middle school and high school parents to equip them as they lead their children spiritually and to build community.
  • Our Jingle Jam event for families with elementary age children allowed parents and kids to worship together, learn about the true meaning of joy and give back to the community by creating Christmas cards for seniors.
  • We’re preparing our high school seniors for the next phase of their life by holding a special small group with the VanCleaves where they get a chance to talk about their plans, their fears and their faith.

What’s next?

  • We love seeing the Next Generation serve both inside the church on Sundays and out in the community! Our kids, middle and high school students will all be serving the community in various service projects over the next 2 months.
  • We’re launching a 4 year curriculum for our high school students that ensures our students graduate from our program with a narrative overview of the entire Bible along with focused time learning about their identity in Christ, how to live their faith out, and how to stay committed.
  • Easter Jam is just around the corner! This event (similar to Jingle Jam) is a fun, memorable and family-centered celebration around the idea that we can live with humility because Jesus gave us the ULTIMATE example of humility. We’ll be encouraging families to invite friends and neighbors to join them for this family night out.

How can I help?

  • Pray that our kids and students continue to seek God as they participate in our programs, are guided by their parents and take steps to ask questions and grow in their faith.
  • Take time to welcome and get to know the high school students who are attending service alongside you.
  • Ask God how you can invest in the Next Generation here at Blue Oaks and talk to our Family Ministry team to explore those ideas.

We are a visible demonstration of Christ’s love to the Tri-Valley attracting those who can’t believe a church can make such a difference. Our partner organizations are dumbfounded by our irrational generosity.

What’s happened?

  • We launched the Holiday Pop Up Shop’s 3rd year, distributing 3,544 gifts for an estimated value of $73,600.
  • We donated 2,940 meals through Open Heart Kitchen and Kids Against Hunger.
  • We hosted 26 senior chapel services each month for seniors living in memory and assisted living facilities who otherwise would not be able to attend church.
  • We had a financial impact of over $50,000 in our community this year.

What’s next?

  • We will begin planning for the Ecuador 2020 mission trip.
  • We will begin planning our Compassion Sunday annual event!

How can I help?

  • Pray that God would provide guidance and discernment as to our programs and how we invest in our community.
  • Pray for our Compassion Partners and those leading the organizations who are doing amazing things in our community!
Everyone is connected and building relationships at Blue Oaks. We are growing, learning, serving, and laughing with each other. There are no barriers to relational connections.

What’s happened?

  • We’ve created new pathways for those new to Blue Oaks to connect into the larger community.
  • We provided a space for organic connections on a Sunday through the Fall Festival.
  • We launched the Fall small group semester with the addition of sermon-based discussion groups.

What’s next?

  • We continue to move forward in creating clear connection pathways for those new to Blue Oaks to engage into the life of our community. This includes a proactive, multi-stage engagement process from a first visit, New Here Desserts (new in 2020), and “Start Here” on our website for those that are ready to make Blue Oaks feel more like home.
  • For those who regularly attend, the just launched Small Group season includes next steps groups such as Starting Point and Strengths & Gifts, a Parenting group and recreational groups such as Hiking and Game Nights that provide opportunities for more organic connections. Our serve teams continue to be reshaped with more a relational intention to deepen the connection of those serving together.
  • Sundays in 2020 will include more organic connection opportunities such as a Super Bowl Tailgate Party and celebrating local cultural events and holidays along with the traditional big events such as Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Day.

How can I help?

Young people grow in their faith, return every Sunday and are excited to invite their friends. By the time a student graduates High School, they are fully integrated into the life of Blue Oaks through serving, worshipping and committed to their personal spiritual growth. Parents view Blue Oaks as a vital partner in the development of their kids.

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