Our Purposes

 

Everything we do at Overlake has 3 purposes in mind:

LOVE GOD // LOVE PEOPLE // SERVE THE WORLD

 

 

 

 

  

 

LOVE GOD      

When Jesus was asked in Matthew 22 which is the GREATEST commandment found in scripture, his reply was stunning in its brevity and clarity: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment."

LOVE.

This is why at Overlake, our first and foremost ministry purpose is to LOVE GOD…to spend time with Him in conversational intimacy (prayer), go deeper in our understanding of Him by reading the Bible and experiencing
the presence of Jesus as we worship.

Overlake's weekend services are the primary environment where people can connect deeply with God...
to LOVE GOD, together.

The focus of the ministries (and other links) listed under this ministry purpose is to create ways for people to LOVE GOD together through a variety of shared experiences.

LOVE PEOPLE

Overlake's second ministry purpose (following LOVE GOD) is to LOVE PEOPLE. Check out what Jesus said in Matthew 22 when asked which was the GREATEST commandment found in scripture:

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." (v. 37-40).

Wow. EVERY law hangs on these two commandments -- which is why at Overlake, Jesus' call on our lives to LOVE GOD is followed by His command that we LOVE PEOPLE...OCC's second ministry purpose.

The OCC ministries (and other links) listed under our LOVE PEOPLE heading share a common focus: creating experiences and opportunities for people to express their love for Jesus by showing that love to others.

 

 

SERVE THE WORLD

It's called the Great Commission of Jesus…and its implications are (and obviously have been) world-changing.

At the heart of Overlake's third ministry purpose to SERVE THE WORLD are these Bible verses from Matthew 28.As we SERVE other people -- in our neighborhoods, across the country or around the globe -- we as the Overlake family do so in Jesus' name.