Oak Ridge Baptist Church – Big Dreams, Big Changes, Big Growth

By Brandon Cox

History of Oak Ridge Baptist Church from Oak Ridge on Vimeo.

Oak Ridge Baptist Church (ORBC) began as a community outreach on South Division Street in 1962. The church experienced some initial success but lost its way. After 25 years of plateau and decline, the church went through a near-death experience in 1998. In late 1999 the leadership made a decision to radically change the operating practices and philosophy of the church. They recaptured the vision and the mission of the church. Since that time ORBC has experienced incredible growth!


Dream ConferenceNow you can learn from Oak Ridge at their upcoming DREAM Church Conference!

Friday, March 1st from 9:00am-4:30pm

Do you have a passion to reach people for Christ? Do you dream about what your church could be?

We did and in the last 13 years we have

  • Increased our average weekend attendance over 3700%
  • Connected over 45% of our members into weekly ministries
  • Mobilized 50% of our adult crowd to serve at a 1 day Extreme School Makeover
  • Transitioned from Sunday School to Small Groups with 75% weekly participation
  • BAPTIZED 1200!

What God did for us He can do for you!

At the DREAM Church Conference you will learn about:

  • Family Ministry that grows kids and keeps them after graduation
  • Simple yet effective processes for turning a seeker into a fully devoted follower
  • Transforming your church into a guest friendly environment that brings them back
  • Small Groups that build authentic community
  • Powerful multi-sensory worship that impacts the unchurched

NEW FOR 2013!

  • Longer TRACKS with more NUTS & BOLTS and Q&A
  • NEW Church Multiplication TRACK – church planting/multi-site!
  • NEW Community Partnership TRACK- getting your church into the local schools!

More Information & Register Now!

Brandon Cox

Brandon Cox has been a Pastor for fifteen years and is currently planting a church in northwest Arkansas, a Saddleback-sponsored church. He also serves as Editor of Pastors.com and Rick Warren's Pastors' Toolbox, and authors a top 100 blog for church leaders. He's also the author of Rewired: Using Technology to Share God's Love.