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.

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 3 types of small groups:

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Series-based

A great way to absorb the word of God is through conversation. We have dozens of small groups throughout the South Bay. Every week these groups get together and discuss the biblical text from Sunday’s sermon. It’s also a time for casual hanging out, building community, and finding support.

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Topical Groups

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.

Men’s Fraternity
OCF | Thursdays | 6:00am
Dunaetz Home | Tuesdays | 7:00pm

Our summer read for Men’s Fraternity is, Man Up!: The Quest for Masculinity, by Jeffrey Hemmer. The book points us to the one Man whose example is exemplary—a Man among men who embodies perfect masculinity and enables us to be the men He intends us to be. “Man up” is not a call to assert our rights in a feminized culture. It’s a call, first of all, to fix your eyes and our hope on the Man up on the cross, and second, to find in His selfless sacrifice the perfect example for manliness in a self-indulgent, self-centered society. So, come along on the journey. It’ll be nice to have the company! We meet on Tuesday evenings at the Dunaetz Home at 7:00pm, and on Thursday mornings at 6:00am at OCF.

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Disciplers Study of Amos
Leader: Kristine Ho
Torrance | Wednesdays | 9:00am | Cost: $10
Starts June 1st

But let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream. Amos 5:24

It was a time of peace and prosperity in Israel when Amos prophesied, but spiritually it was a time of corruption and moral decay. All the people thought of was comfort, pleasure, and having a good time. Sound familiar? Amos was not a prophet or a son of a prophet. He was an ordinary working man who was called by God to leave the security of his home and job in Judah and walk thirty miles to courageously confront the people of Israel with their sin, calling for them to repent. As you read the list of sins Amos describes, you may think he is talking about your city. Amos’ message is very applicable to our day.

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“Gentle & Lowly” Book Study
Leader: Tracy Olson
Westchester | Tuesdays | 6:30pm | Cost: $25
Starts June 7th

Christians can easily feel that Jesus is perpetually disappointed and frustrated, maybe even close to giving up on them. They know what Christ has done for them―but who is he? How does he feel about his people amid all their sins and failures?

In Matthew 11, Jesus describes himself as “gentle and lowly in heart,” longing for his people to find rest in him. This book reflects on his words, diving deep into Bible passages that speak of Christ’s affections for sinners and encouraging believers as they journey, weary and faltering, toward heaven.

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Discipleship

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 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.

For further information regarding Discipleship Groups, please contact Pastor Chris.

For more information please contact:

MARK STEPP

mark@ocfchurch.com
Pastor-Elder