Volunteer & Mission Opportunites
There are many short and long term opportunities for mission work at Oakhurst Baptist Church. In addition to mission activities sponsored by Oakhurst Mission Groups, members volunteer in, and sponsor both neighborhood and area-wide activities and projects, like emergency shelters, school partnerships, the annual AIDS and Hunger walks, summer mission trips and more.
Some Ongoing Mission Opportunities at OBC
COOKING FOR THE RECOVERY PROGRAM: Volunteers cook evening meals one or more times per month.
GOOD FELLOWSHIP CLUB: A program for senior citizens which emphasizes Bible study and prayer, crafts, and fellowship. Volunteers drive the van or lead in crafts or programs .
OAKHURST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: The church is a Partner in Education for the school. One activity for volunteers is tutoring students or reading to Kindergarten students at the school.
MENTORING: Adult volunteers work one-on-one with children and youth to befriend and encourage youth from the church and the Oakhurst neighborhood.
DECATUR COOPERATIVE MINISTRY: This organization of Decatur area churches ministers to the people of Decatur in a variety of ways. DCM is supported financially by the church.
DECATUR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE MINISTRY: DEAM seeks to meet the needs of the poor and those in crisis within Decatur. Oakhurst supports DEAM financially, with the collection of food, and with volunteers.
HARDWICK PRISON TRIP: We need volunteers to help transport family members (in OBC vans) of prisoners on this day-long trip to the state prisons in Hardwick near Milledgeville, Georgia, on the third Saturday each month. Please contact Leon Clymore with your questions and availability.