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  • Home | Oaks College | Red Oak, TX

    APPLY NOW ROOTED IN THE WORD SENT TO THE WORLD OAKS COLLEGE: DEVELOPING LEADERS SINCE 1993 650+ Students serving across the globe. Oaks College exists to position young adults for effective ministry by providing students with hands-on leadership training while earning a 4 year accredited degree. FIND OUT MORE! APPLY NOW Jared + Jessica Parks OAKS COLLEGE DIRECTORS Jared and Jessica Parks are the Directors of Oaks College. They received their undergraduate and master’s degrees from Southeastern University (SEU). Jared earned a master’s in International Community Development and Jessica earned a master’s in Business Administration. Chris + Cara Railey OAKS CHURCH LEAD PASTORS Chris and Cara Railey are the Lead Pastors at Oaks Church located in Red Oak, TX. They’ve been in full-time ministry for over 20 years. Chris and Cara have a rich history with Oaks Church, going back 13 years when they were the first directors of Oaks College, formerly "The Oaks School of Leadership." VISIT OAKS CHURCH

  • MA DASHBOARD | Oaks College

    MA DASHBOARD APPLICATIONS TO BECOME AN MA NEXT YEAR ARE OPEN! Any Oaks College student that will be a Junior or Senior according to their college credits within the next academic year and currently holds a 2.5 GPA or higher can apply. The deadline to submit your application and resume for up to 3 positions is 11:59pm on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Please contact Jessica Parks with any questions! APPLICATION OAKS COLLEGE MA - OAKS COLLEGE COMMUNITY LIFE MA - SPIRITUAL FORMATION MA - ASSIMILATION CREATIVE MA - LIVE PRODUCTION MA - PRODUCTION MANAGER MA - NEXT GEN EXPERIENCE KIDS MA - ELEMENTARY MA - EARLY CHILDHOOD POWERHOUSE MA - MULTI-SITE EXPERIENCE LEAD MA - SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING MA - ELEMENTARY CONTENT DEVELOPER YOUTH MA - VOLUNTEERISM MA - SUNDAY MA - JESUS CLUBS MA - SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST MA - LIFE CHANGING RELATIONSHIPS MA - CREATIVE PROJECT MANAGER MA - CONNECTIONS

  • COME VISIT US! | Oaks College

    COME VISIT US! REGISTER FOR PREVIEW DAYS SCHEDULE A PERSONALIZED VISIT OUR CAMPUS Oaks Church is located just off of I-35E in Red Oak, Texas. Oaks College Campus Oaks College Campus 1/6 Oaks College students attend classes, gain hands-on experience in internship and get to be a part of the dynamic ministry of Oaks Church. OUR COMMUNITY Oaks Church is a short 30 minute drive from downtown Dallas with plenty of great attractions, restaurants and parks in between. Ellis county is a growing community with significant expansion planned in the near future. Out of gallery

  • Our Team | Oaks College | Red Oak, TX

    OAKS COLLEGE TEAM JARED PARKS Oaks College Director VIEW BIO JESSICA PARKS Associate Director of Programming VIEW BIO MICAIAH SKELTON Academic Coordinator VIEW BIO JOSH MIRANDA Recruitment & Alumni Coordinator VIEW BIO MEET OUR STAFF Jared Parks OAKS COLLEGE DIRECTOR Jessica Parks ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING M y weird quirk : I speak two languages, English and movie lines. Least favorite thing to do : Cleaning up after my kids on spaghetti night Hidden talent : I'm the champion at Just Dance. When and where I got saved : I got saved in 1994 in my bedroom. Favorite artist(s) : Koryn Hawthorne & Johnnyswim Favorite verse : Jeremiah 17:7-8 Favorite sports : playing soccer, watching basketball Favorite TV shows : Gilmore Girls, Bones, Grey's Anatomy ​ What makes me laugh : Corny jokes & Pastor Jared dancing ​ Regular Order at Starbucks : Tall Hot White Chocolate Mocha with a pump of Caramel ​ My biggest fear : Not having a close-knit family M y weird quirk : I have a tendency to always make an emergency plan in every room that I am in. I don’t say it out loud but I think about it all too often. Least favorite thing to do : Small talk. Hidden talent : I play the drums and beatbox. When and where I got saved : I got saved in 2008. I was in my car in Olean, NY. Favorite singer : Eddie James, Dante Bowe, and Travis Green are some of my favorites. Favorite verse : 1 Peter 2:9-10 Favorite sports : Basketball, Football, Soccer. Favorite books : Holiness, Truth, and The Presence of God by Francis Frangipane. Favorite TV shows : Fresh Prince and Friday Night Lights could be on repeat forever. Favorite actor/actress : Michael B. Jordan. ​ What makes me laugh : When someone hits their head and then rubs the spot that they hit. I know I am wrong for that. ​ Regular Order at Starbucks : Triple Grande Hot White Mocha. ​ My biggest fear : Waking up and being covered in ants. Josh Miranda RECRUITMENT & ALUMNI COORDINATOR Something that most people don't know about me : I took a hip hop class in college. Least favorite thing to do : Doing laundry. Enneagram : 9w8 When and where I got saved : I got saved in 2002 at a kids church in Colorado. Favorite artist : Judah & the Lion Favorite verse : Jeremiah 17:7 Favorite sports : Spikeball & Volleyball Favorite TV shows : The Office, Survivor, Brooklyn 99 ​ What makes me laugh : When someone goes in for a fist bump and no one notices ​ Regular Order at Starbucks : Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew ​ My biggest fear : Going in for a fist bump and no one notices ACADEMIC COORDINATOR Micaiah Skelton M y weird quirk : I know where all of the fire alarms are in every building... Least favorite thing to do : Drive. Hidden talent : I can hand-make a baseball bat. When and where I got saved : I got saved in 1997 in my bedroom. As a bedtime prayer, my mom led me to Christ. Favorite singer : Newsboys Favorite verse : 1 John 1:9 Favorite sports : Football & Basketball Favorite books : "Ready, Set, Grow" and "Leading at a Higher Level" Favorite TV shows : NCIS, It Takes a Thief, and any cartoon known to man Favorite actor/actress : Tom Hanks (because he's America's dad) ​ What makes me laugh : "You done messed up A-Aaron" ​ Regular Order at Starbucks : Water ​ My biggest fear : A pregnant brown recluse spider

  • Internships | Oaks College | Red Oak, TX

    OAKS COLLEGE INTERNSHIPS We are committed to providing leadership development, academic excellence, and practical hands-on training to every student in Oaks College. Our goal is that you fully discover what ministry role God has called you to and that you are prepared to take it on after graduation! FIND OUT MORE! APPLY NOW YOUR FIRST SEMESTER Oaks College Training Hours Every student entering his/her first semester of Oaks College will complete Oaks College training hours. You will be introduced to Oaks culture, language, expectations, and systems. We also will complete intentional personal and spiritual growth. Finally, you will gain experience in every department allowing you to get to know our staff and the team(s) you’re interested in serving. At the beginning of the next semester, you will be prepared to choose one of the internships listed below! 1. Connections The Connections internship exists to provide students with the leadership, knowledge, and experience that it takes to excel in church ministry. Our leadership experience provides students with an opportunity to observe, participate in, and lead in a variety of ministries that are vital to the growth of a church and every attendee. At Oaks Church, “no one walks alone”. The Connections department is responsible for making this value a reality! Our goal is that from the very first time someone drives on to our campus, they feel loved, empowered, connected, and supported by our church. We oversee Guest Services (Sunday Morning Experience/Volunteers), Growth Track, Follow Jesus for new believers (1-on-1 discipleship), Salvation & Baptism, Membership, and Communion. If you are interested in any aspect of church ministry, pastoral leadership, or church planting, Oaks Connections is a good fit for you! 2. Creative + Worship The Oaks Creative team is committed to growing in our relationship with God, our relationship with others, and in our ability to lead others to Jesus. Our staff brings national level industry experience combined with an excitement about pouring into future church creatives. Every student, whether interested in worship or production, will learn every aspect of the creative department to be the best prepared for a future ministry position within a church. If your focus is on worship, you will also gain experience in planning music for our church services, singing, praying together, and making music together. Our goal is to send out leaders who have resumes and portfolios that represent significant abilities and accomplishments. 3. Groups One of the most effective ways to build life-changing relationships and experience discipleship is through small groups. Our team seeks to provide opportunity for community change outside of the Sunday morning experience. As an intern, you will develop curriculum, disciple group leaders, assist with men’s and women’s ministry events, and learn how data is a vital part of any system. If you have a heart for connecting community and training leaders, the groups department is a great place to serve and learn! 4. Kids We would love for you be part of Oaks Kids working with us as we help develop the next generation. Because kids are important to God, they are important to Oaks Church and ages 4 through 14 are some of the most vital years in a person’s development. As an intern, you will work with our team to learn everything it takes to run a kids ministry of over 800 students a week. We focus on leadership development, and our goal is to prepare you with real world ministry experience. The Oaks Kids ministry team has over 60 years of combined ministry experience. We get calls from major churches every week looking for a kids pastor; someone who will give their life to disciple God’s children. We offer the opportunity to work in every facet of kids ministry including production, volunteer development, curriculum building, and big events. 5. Powerhouse (After-School Ministry) Powerhouse evangelizes to over 700 students across five campuses in the Dallas/Fort Worth area through our after-school ministry. The Powerhouse Internship is a perfect place for those who love evangelism and want to learn how to strategically build relationships in businesses and educational organizations while presenting the gospel to elementary, middle school, and high school students every day through devotions, weekly chapel services, outreach, and much more! 6. Youth The Oaks Youth leadership experience is designed to train and develop interns to become effective pastors that will lead healthy student ministries. In this internship, you will be fully immersed in the trenches of student ministry from leading a small group to the production of a service, discipleship, project management, advertising, guest services and big events. If you choose to be in the Oaks Youth internship and go through the process of training, our commitment is that you will be fully prepared to step into any role of ministry upon graduation. 7. Oaks College Students can choose to intern with our Oaks College staff and learn how the academic, church, and business worlds are able to blend uniquely and effectively to accomplish the Great Commission. Students will learn the importance of professionalism, excellence in academics, stewardship, discipleship, effective interpersonal communication with leaders/peers, service production, and event planning start to finish. Upon graduation, you will have attained the skills necessary to navigate a variety of leadership opportunities and roles. APPLY NOW

  • Degrees and Tuition | Oaks College | Red Oak, TX

    DEGREES AND TUITION Oaks College students take Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) accredited classes on Oaks Church campus and online while also getting to experience campus life by living all together in SAGU’s Collins Hall. DEGREES OFFERED Children and Family Ministries Church Planting Church Revitalization Compassion Ministry Media Ministry (on-campus only) Pastoral Leadership Spiritual Formation Worship Ministry Youth & Student Ministries LEARN MORE Economics Business Law Communication Statistics Legal and Ethical Principles General Education General Biblical Studies Specialization in Counseling Psychology Social Work Criminal Justice LEARN MORE LEARN MORE COSTS BREAKDOWN $275 per credit hour $150 scholarship $60 academic support fee $555 SAGU fee * $1,415 SAGU housing * $1,890 meal plan [12 meals/week] * $2,000 Oaks College site fee * Only for students living on SAGU's campus.