The Great Commission

The Great Commission

Mark 16:15-16, 20

For the past 33 years at OCU, Spring is the time we kick off our annual OAK-A-THON. However, like so many things in the past year, this even has changed. Due to COVID-19, we will no longer organize student and staff volunteers into a confined phone room for safety and security reasons. By making this change we protect our volunteers, but the need for sharing their stories is no less greater. In fact, because of this situation, your support comes at a critical moment in time for many of our students and learning community.

“He said to them ‘go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.’ The disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.” Mark 16: 15-16, 20

As the Holiest of day for the believe in Christ, Easter brings our thought to Jesus’ mission on earth. He came to carry out God’s will, and at his ascension, he gave The Great Commission, that we might continue making disciples.

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15.

Our Mission

Our mission statement and motto at Oakland City University mirror The Great Commission in many ways:

“Oakland City University is a Christian Faith-based learning community dedicated to the enhancement of intellectual, spiritual, physical and social development for positive leadership.”

“Enter To Learn…Go Forth To Serve”

Just as Jesus taught the disciples by His example to prepare them for life after His ascension, OCU uses many avenues to train our students to “Go into the world and preach the gospel” no matter what their career choice might be.

Future Success

There is only one way to ensure that more students will be able to tell their stories of how coming to OCU changed their lives. Your gift to Oakland City University changes lives. At this time in history, the world is desperate for leadership our graduates can provide. They can and will “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Please be a part of their story by giving your best gift today. Invest in the future and the return on your investment might be your child or grandchild Entering To Learn and Going Forth To Serve.