Our Ambition

To be a church simply about Jesus.

Our Mission

Our Vision

Help others to meet, know, and follow Jesus.

We want to be a movement that sees Austin, Texas saturated with the gospel by developing disciplers so that the emerging generations will be captivated by Jesus.


doctrinal statement

Austin Oaks Church is a member of the Evangelical Free Churches of America.
These are our core convictions about God, life, and eternity and are a filter through everything that we teach and do.


We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:3; Isaiah 6:3; Psalms 90:2; 102:25-27; 1 John 4:8, 16; 2 Corinthians 13:14;Deuteronomy 32:6; John 1:14; Galatians 4:6; Jeremiah 32:17; 2 Timothy 1:9; Matthew 19:28; Revelation 5:9-14)

The Bible

We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises. (See Matthew 1:22; 2 Peter 3:15, 16; Luke 1:1-4; 2 Timothy 3:16; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:15; 1 Peter 1:23; Matthew 28:20; Hebrews 10:23)

The Human Condition

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled, and renewed. (See Genesis 1:26-27; 3:1-6; 1 John 1:8; Ephesians 2:1-2; Romans 5:10; 1:18; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 4:24)

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel's promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. (See Matthew 1:21; John 1:14, 18; 1:1; Hebrews 5:7-8; John 3:13; Genesis 3:14-20; Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:34, 35; Hebrews 4:15; Matthew 27:26; 28:1-10; Luke 24:51; Hebrews 1:3; 2:17; Romans 8:34)

The Work of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation. (See Romans 5:18-19; 1 Peter 3:18; Hebrews 9:14; 10:1; Romans 3:21-26; 1 John 2:2; 4:10; Colossians; 2:13-15; Romans 4:25)

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips, and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service. (See John 16:14; 16:8; 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5; Mark 1:8; Romans 5:15-21; Titus 3:7; 2 Corinthians 6:18; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 4:4-15; John 16:13; Romans 12:4-8; Ephesians 3:16; Galatians 5:22-23)

The Church

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God's grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer. (See Ephesians 4:4-6; Romans 3:20-28; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 1:22-23; Acts 9:31; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Acts 16:34)

Christian Living

We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor, and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed. (See Hebrews 12:1, 14; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 14:13; 15:7; Psalms 82:3, 4; Ephesians 6:10-18; Hebrews 3:13; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Matthew 28:19; Acts 1:8; Matthew 5:13-16)

Christ's Return

We believe in the personal, bodily, and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, requires constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service, and energetic mission.
(See Matthew 24:30; Revelation 20:1-10; 19:11-21; Matthew 24:36; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Titus 2:13; 2 Peter 3:10-14)

Response and Eternity

We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment, and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord, in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. (See Acts 17:30; Romans 10:14; Daniel 12:2; Acts 17:31; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Matthew 25:34, 46; 2 Peter 3:13; Ephesians 1:6, 12)