The Christian life is meant to be lived in community. For one to flourish as a follower of Jesus it is essential to build close relationships with other believers and to live life together in pursuit of God and His standards. Our Small Groups offer you an opportunity to build relationships within our OCF community, pursue God together, and share the light and love of Jesus with those around us. Our groups then, are communities that study together, pray together, worship, serve, celebrate, fellowship, and live life together.
Our Small Groups meet weekly, primarily in homes throughout the South Bay including El Segundo, Hawthorne, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Westchester and beyond. Our goal is to have thriving small groups in all of the communities where our OCF members live so we can actively live out the Gospel together.
We offer three types of Small Groups: Message-Based, Topical Studies, and Discipleship.
These groups follow the Scripture outline for our Sunday morning sermon series. There is a weekly handout distributed with questions to help groups dive deeper into the text and seek to make relevant applications in their lives.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A MESSAGE-BASED GROUP
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19
These groups build their study around a specific topic and dive into biblical texts as well as other pertinent literature to help those in the group to make relevant applications in their lives. These could be topical Bible studies, book clubs, video series studies, RightNow Media series, etc. We want to ensure that when our people face a specific challenge, life stage, or have an interest to grow closer to the Lord through a particular topic that we can help provide an avenue to do so right along with others in the family of faith. Groups will vary in the manner and frequency with which they display each element, but all groups should be able to demonstrate each element as part of their common and consistent life together. This is not something that can be accomplished in a brief season together. For this reason we encourage all of our groups to commit to spending one full small group year together.
Co-Ed Bible Study: Why I Need The Church To Become More Like Jesus (FULL)
Leaders: Joe & Joann Hellerman and Evan & Amber Oliver
Location: Gardena | Every Other Saturday | 11:30am-1:30pm
Co-Ed Bible Study: Marriage Topical Study (FULL)
Location: Hawthorne | Tuesday |6:30pm
Women's Bible Study: Joshua & Ephesians, Victorious Living (FULL)
Location: Hawthorne | Wednesday | 9:30am
Women's Bible Study: Psalms (FULL)
Location: Hawthorne | Wednesday | 9:30am
Women's Bible Study: Prayer Project Group (FULL)
Location: El Segundo | Wednesday | 6:30pm
Women's Bible Study: Romans, The Just Shall Live By Faith
Location: OCF | Thursday | 6:30pm
In Romans, the apostle Paul has written the believer's handbook. It is a book of doctrine which every believer should know. Romans is centered on truth that all have sinned and that justification comes by God's grace alone through faith in Christ alone. This is God's way for sinners to receive the righteousness which comes from Him. After presenting eleven chapters explaining this doctrine, Paul graciously closes with a clear explanation of how it is to be worked out in practical ways in our lives.
Cost: $35. Click Here to Register
All groups and efforts to draw near to the Lord work towards our discipleship, but we want to make a distinction here. Discipleship groups at OCF carry the intention to walk through a study in what the whole life of faith looks like. While no such study can complete your work of growing as a disciple, there are a number of quality studies and methods available to help groups of our people to journey together to encounter what it truly means to be a follower of Jesus. Discipleship Groups then, are groups that meet to explore what the whole life of faith in Jesus actually is in its entirety. If you are interested in being part of a discipleship group, please contact Pastor Chris.
For more information or to join a small group, please contact Chris Robbins.