Plan A Visit
Service times, directions, Compassion Kids and what to expect on your first visit to Compassion Oklahoma City.
Getting to know each other
We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at Compassion Oklahoma City a great one!
Our Worship Services
Whether you’re considering checking out Compassion for the very first time or you’ve already spent a few weekends with us, we’re honored that you would set aside time to pursue God with the many who now call Compassion their home.
6901 NW 150th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73142
Jeff Patterson grew up around Marlow, OK and graduated from Bray-Doyle High School (Home of the Donkeys). After graduating he attended Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma City where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministry and a Masters of Ministry. Jeff and his wife, Mandi, met at Southwestern and married. In August of 2005 they became the Youth Pastors at River of Life Church. There he served for 13 years in many roles including Associate Pastor. In May of 2018 he became Lead Pastor of River of Life, now Compassion Church. Pastor Jeff has a heart to see the church become a compassionate people for others who are dealing with hurts, hang ups and habits. As Pastor Jeff says every week, “Compassion is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus Christ, and we simply want as many people to experience that exact same freedom.”
For Your Family
We are a family of individuals that have found Hope in Jesus Christ and we simply want as many people to experience that exact same freedom.
At Compassion our kids experience safe, clean, & fun environments where they learn about Jesus in a creative and relevant way.
At Compassion Students we desire to see each and every student become everything God wants them to be and realize the amazing future they have with Him.
What can I expect?
How long is a Compassion service?
In total, a Compassion service is about 75 minutes in length. Services typically begin with the Worship band leading the church in a few songs. Song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and/or engage with worship, however you feel most comfortable. Then, one of our pastors will share a message from our current teaching series.
What's the culture like at Compassion?
Sunday’s at Compassion are exciting, casual, and relaxed. If you are new, you can come as you are and expect to feel welcomed here.
What about my kids?
We believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week – and at Compassion Kids, we make this a priority. The other thing we make a priority is your children’s safety. Because of that, we have a detailed check-in process for Compassion Kids the first time that you visit. You’ll want to leave yourself an extra ten minutes to get signed in for the Compassion Kids experience. Compassion Kids is offered at every Compassion service for infants through 5th grade.
Our Past, Present and Future
Where we come from
Compassion Church started as one location that wanted to see people from every walk of life experience a true, life-changing relationship with Jesus. From the beginning, we wanted to help people who were far from God find hope in Jesus Christ. So that’s what we did! It has been amazing to see what God has done up to this point. We can’t wait to see what He has in store for the future!
Where we come from
What’s the bottom line? More than ever, Compassion is committed to fostering a family built around hope. Hope for the future. Hope for better. Hope for progress. Hope in Jesus. And as we move forward as a church family, inclusion and belonging remain at the center of who we are as followers of Christ.
What the means for you
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at Compassion. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the Compassion family.
Our Core Beliefs
The Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God and as such is fully reliable and relevant to our lives today.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26
There is one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is compassionate, loving and completely holy.
I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 3:16-17,28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11
The Lord Jesus Christ, both 100% God and 100% man, is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He was born of a virgin, He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5
Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He is the Son of God.
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts.
Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ. This allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance, we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation.
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ within us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11
The Blood that Jesus Christ shed on the Cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100% sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death.
I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20;Romans 3:10-12, 23, 5:9; John 1:29
Jesus Christ Indwells All Believers
Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to him thus making Jesus the Lord of their life as well as Savior. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again from the dead.
John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth.
Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters.
Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11, 12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; I Timothy 4:14; II Timothy 1:6-7; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10
The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48
Healing of the Sick
Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign, which is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the Cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit.
Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 8:6-7;James 5:14-16; I Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29
God's Will For Provision
t’s the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life. But because of the fall, many may not receive the full benefits of God’s will while on Earth. That fact, though, should never prevent all believers from seeking the full benefits of Christ’s provision in order to better serve others.
Spiritual – John 3:3-11; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10
Mental and Emotional – II Timothy 1:7, 2:11; Philippians 4:7-8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3
Physical – Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24
Financial – Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected; they that are saved will be resurrected to be with God, and they that are lost will be resurrected to eternal separation from God.
Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28,21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21
Heaven and Hell
We believe that Heaven and Hell are both very real. It can be scary to think about what will happen after we die. However, we know that those who put their faith and trust in Jesus and make Him the Lord of their life will spend eternity together with Him in Heaven. Unfortunately, for those who do not choose Jesus as their Lord and Savior, they will spend eternity separated from God in Hell.
Heaven – Luke 24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28,21:4; Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21
Hell – Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.
Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7
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