SMALL GROUPS

WHAT ARE SMALL GROUPS?
Small Groups are the scattered church.

Here at [OV]Church we understand that we have been called to make disciples of Jesus. This happens in the gathered and the scattered church. When we gather on Sunday, we worship and celebrate what the Lord has done with us during the week.

While we are away from the building we are still the church, now scattered in the word to be salt and light. We meet in homes, in our neighborhoods, to invite people into our lives who may be more open to having dinner with you and your group before coming to a church building.

WHY ARE SMALL GROUPS IMPORTANT?
Small Groups are crucial for disciple-making.

There are four levels of growth for a disciple of Jesus. You grow as a disciple individually as you spend time in the Word and in prayer. You grow in accountability as a micro-group discussing sin, temptations and personal growth with 2 or 3 people. You grow in small group, discussing the Word together and talking out the application to our everyday lives. You grow as the corporate body meets together to sing and hear the Word preached. All of these are important to be a growing disciple of Jesus.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN ATTENDING A SMALL GROUP?
  • Gather – get acquainted, chat about your week
  • Eat – some groups eat a full meal, others just dessert (Food is good!)
  • Pray – spend time praying for each other
  • Discuss – talk about the text and apply it to your life using this guide
  • Pray – pray about how to respond to the Word, individually or as a group
  • Dismiss – GO into the world and apply what you have learned!
HOW DO I GET INTO A GROUP?

During the worship gathering: fill out the Connection Card and/or go to the Next Steps table.

You will be followed up with for the best fit for you and your family (neighborhood, kids, age, etc)

OR, SIGN UP here, then you will be contacted for the best fit.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT GROUPS ARE AVAILABLE AND WHAT NIGHTS?

Groups are available most night of the weeks.

Sign up to share your availability and other pertanant information and we will be in touch to help you connect with the right group.

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE MY NEW GROUP?
Your leader will understand.

Our goal is to get you into the best fit for you and your family so you can grow in Christ.

Speak with the leader about it and they will point you in the right direction.