STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Scriptures. Every word in the original writings of the Bible is inspired by God and is without error. It is accurate in all matters to which it speaks . . . spiritual, historical and scientific. (II Tim. 3:16, II Pet. 1:21).
God. God exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are mysteriously distinct in person but the same in essence. They are one God. (Gen. 1:1, John 10:30; 4:24; Deut. 6:4; Mat. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14).
Jesus Christ. The eternal Son of God became incarnate in the Lord Jesus Christ, being born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. He lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died physically on the cross and was raised from the dead bodily three days later. (John 1:1,14,18, 5:18, 2:11; Heb. 1:1-9, 4:15, 5:8, 7:26; I John 5:20; I Tim. 2:5; I Cor. 15:1-5).
Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity. He regenerates, indwells, baptizes, and seals all believers in Christ and empowers those yielded to God. (Mat. 28:19; John 3:3-7; Tit. 3:5; I Cor. 6:19; Rom. 8:9; I Cor. 2:12; 12:13; Eph. 4:30).
Man. Man is created in the image and likeness of God. In Adam, all mankind fell into sin with the result that all men and women are now born sinners by nature. Men are justly condemned to eternal judgment and can do absolutely nothing to earn favor or make peace with God. (Gen. 1:26; Jeremiah 17:9; Rom. 3:10-18, 5:12; Rom. 3:23; Gal. 3:10; Rom. 6:23).
Salvation. God requires that we receive forgiveness of our sin only as a result of our personal faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ died on the cross as the perfect sinless blood sacrifice and atonement for our sin. Those who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior are at that point born of the Spirit and are assured of an eternity in Heaven. (Romans 5:6-9; Romans 4:5; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:5-18).
Used with permission from Calvary Bible Church, Fort Worth, September, 2007
As an implementation of our vision and goals of Green Oaks Education and Support, Inc. we offer many ways for our students and participants to grow in their walk and faith in Jesus Christ. Each of our academic courses is designed to follow Christian and Biblical core values. We incorporate Bible learning into all of our academic classes, such as Math, Literacy, Science, Social Studies, Art, and more. We also offer concentrated Biblical classes to all students and participants. To make sure that all of our students have a Christ-centered and Biblical enriching environment we have a chaplain on-site to take care of the Spiritual and Biblical needs of each student and participant.
Other ways that we incorporate our vision and mission statement is by making sure that prayer and devotionals are incorporated into our daily routines. We have daily morning worship and gathering where the students get a chance to sing praises to God as well as join in a short devotional. We also have our monthly chapel WOW (Worship on Wednesdays).
We also offer mission/disciple training where we teach the students how to apply the Scripture and go out and serve the community in various capacities. Some of the locations we have chosen to serve include Mission Arlington, and Hearts and Hands, as well as various food pantries and clothing closets. It is our conscious effort to teach our students’ to be well equipped with the Gospel to grow in discipleship and reach others for Christ. (Ephesians 4:12, Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 10:15).
To keep up more with how Green Oaks Education and Support is growing in Christ and reaching the world for Jesus, check out our Gator Blog.
Green Oaks Chaplain
Jared became a believer in Jesus Christ his Lord at the early age of 9. At age 16 he began serving in the local Church in various capacities. Some of the ministries he has served include children’s ministry, youth ministry, elderly/nursing home ministries, as well as preaching and teaching Sunday school. On top of the church ministries, he has also served as a volunteer Assistant Chaplain for Senior Care of Green Oaks. Prior to joining our staff, Jared worked more than five years with students with intellectual disabilities in both the Arlington and Grand Prairie school districts. He joined Green Oaks Education and Support, Inc. in 2017. Jared was ordained to the Gospel ministry November 2017 from Tyndale Bible Church. Jared has his B.A. in History from the University of Texas at Arlington, and his Masters in Bible and Theology from Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute. Jared also is certified to teach in the state of Texas in Special Education grades Early Childhood-12, general education grades Early Childhood-6, and ESL grades Early Childhood-12.