Charter Oak Community Church:


We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings and then stick around after each gathering for

coffee and moments of connection with our community. 


9 am & 10:45 am

New to Charter Oak Community Church?

We are excited that you're interested in knowing more about Christ and this local body of believers. Look around the site, check out our ministries, listen to a message, sign-up for a Small Group, or jump in and serve with us. Regardless of how you get involved, we're glad you're here.


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Our Mission                       Statement


Whether you have been following Christ a long time or are just starting out on your spiritual journey, you are welcome at Charter Oak. We are a supportive community with dynamic worship and relevant Bible teaching. With the core values of spiritual growth, worship, community, ministry, and mission, we seek ways we can help each other become fully-devoted followers of Christ. We have ministries for all ages and world-wide connections - reaching out to people of all walks of life. 

Anna's Blog

January 19, 2018

The Shepherd

You might think of the vocation, the verb, or the visual of a man carrying a crooked staff. Whichever path it took the idea of a shepherd has crossed your mind before. The word is not new; in fact it’s old and rarely brought up in normal conversations. Inside and outside of Christian circles we have lost the usage and more importantly the meaning of the word “shepherd.” The word has become distant, can you think of the last time it came across your mind? Perhaps during Christmas when you saw the humble scene with the poor shepherd in that wooden nativity set on your neighbor’s lawn. Maybe you think of how, “The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want. Psalm 23:1” was cross-stitched on a pale pink pillow on your grandma’s sofa. Somewhere and somehow along the road a title became a term.

Do we understand what a shepherd is and do we want to? The point of this writing is not for a personal vocabulary assessment but for a renewal of our minds (Romans 12:2). In the bible the metaphor of a shepherd is everywhere. By a bizarre breaking of social and spiritual barriers the King of kings actually calls himself a shepherd! (John 10:1-18). Salvation is painted as the picture of a lost sheep being carried home (Luke 15:3-7). There is purpose, peace, and promise behind this position. God’s compassion, purity, humility, and leadership in sacrifice shine through in his shepherding of us.

Charter Oak Community Church’s steadfast leadership team in the children’s ministry (nursery-5th grade) has recently been renamed the “shepherds.” Because we all need to be reminded that God not only called himself a shepherd but also calls us to take care of His sheep (John 21:16). This is another opportunity God has given us to worship Him and encourage hearts.

You may or may not be involved with children’s ministry, either way there are still so many avenues for you to shine like the Shepherd.

Take a moment and think how God has taught and is teaching you to shepherd.

What is a way you can shepherd in your family, your workplace, or with the strangers you see? How can we sacrificially love and lead as a church in our community?

Schedule a time this week to pray and read the scriptures on shepherding. Ask God how to learn, live, and lead with a shepherd mindset and heartbeat.

Service Information

Service Times:

Sundays 9 am & 10:45 am

Nursery is for 0-3 years and is offered at the 10:45 am service

Children's Program is for all kids from 3 years - 5th grade and is offered at the 10:45 am service

Our Location:

12212 NE 299th St. Battle Ground, WA 98604