Operation Christmas Child Partnership
At Oak Hills Church, we’re sharing authentic love and being disciples who make disciples by spreading good news and great joy in partnership with Operation Christmas Child. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is two-fold: To provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world through shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts (toys, school supplies, and essential toiletries) and to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ at festive outreach events where children are surprised with these shoebox gifts.
Each box will go to a child who has never before received such a gift, and has likely never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The project delivers not only joy, but also gives a tangible expression of God’s love. Jesus authentically loved all people and we will too.
Disciples who make Disciples
We’re committed to guiding all people to follow Jesus moment by moment, and that includes children around the world! In addition to the shoebox gift, each child will receive a Bible story booklet in their language and be invited into a 12-week Bible study, where they’ll receive a Bible of their own upon completion. Learn more about Samaritan's Purse evangelism and discipleship program HERE.
At Oak Hills Church, we are excited to partner with families to raise the next generation of Jesus followers. This annual service project is a great opportunity for our families to talk about generosity and faith together, as we involve our kids in the preparation of and prayer over the shoebox gift. Download the “7 Ideas for Family Impact” resource HERE.
Everything we are and everything we have is devoted to serving God and serving others. Consider one of 4 ways you can participate in our annual service project.
- Pack a Shoebox In-Person: Pick-up a plastic box at OHC during weekend services on Oct. 25 or Nov. 1. Pack your box and return it to OHC during weekend services on Nov. 15 or at our Drive-thru Drop-off on Tue., Nov. 17, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Worship Center Portico.
- Build a Shoebox Online: Bless children around the world without leaving home. Click HERE to start building your shoebox online and help OHC meet our goal of 300 online shoeboxes.
- Pack a Shoebox At-Home: Pack a box wherever you live, and find a local drop-off. Click HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to use your own shoebox, shop on your own, and print labels. Drop-off packed boxes Nov. 16-23, click HERE to find a location near you.
Serve with OHC: Email us HERE to serve with our OCC Shoebox team to help distribute empty plastic boxes, receive packed boxes, and load boxes for drop-off.
The amazing journey of a shoebox gift begins with you and results in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication. Let the journey begin!