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.

Washing in the Word – A Group for Bible Discussion and Encouragement
Leader: Dawn Curry
El Segundo | Wednesdays | 6:30pm | Cost: $20
Beginning Wednesday, January 26th

Learn to use the SOAP Bible Study method (SOAP = S: Scripture; O: Observation; A: Application; P: Prayer) in this study of Scripture. This group will help you get the most out of your time in the Word as you discuss what you are reading in community. This group will require little or no homework.

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2-Book Study: Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen  &
A Heart for Godly Living by Miryan Good
Leader: Linda Goy
Redondo Beach | Wednesdays | 9:30am| Cost: $20 plus books
Beginning Wednesday, January 26th

In Get Out of Your Head, a six-session video-based Bible study, Jennie inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. Our enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God. But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways.

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Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges
Leader: Tracy Olson
Westchester | Thursdays | 6:30pm | Cost: $20 plus book
Beginning Thursday, January 27th

Come discuss how the freedom in falling short of God’s standard relies on His gift of grace. Unfortunately, too many of us forget the free offer. We spend our lives basing our relationship with God on our performance rather than on Him. We see our identity as never being worthy of His love. Isn’t it time to stop trying to measure up and begin accepting the transforming power of God’s grace?

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Men’s Fraternity
OCF | Thursdays | 6:00am | Starts January 27th
El Segundo | Tuesdays | 7:00pm | Starts February 1st

There’s a lot of noise in the world and in Christianity about what it means to be a man. From the sin of passivity to the sin of hypermasculinity – and everything in between – many men are struggling to figure it out. And while there’s a lot to be debated and discussed, what isn’t up for debate is that men should be pray-ers! Listen to what the apostle Paul tells Timothy, “I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling” (1 Tim 2:8).
In the book we’ll be reading/discussing this season, two Talbot colleagues, Kyle Strobel and John Coe, give a practical and down-to-earth approach to prayer. They teach us how to pray in a way that moves beyond clichés to discover the realities God invites us to know and experience through prayer. We hope you’ll join us on Thursday mornings at OCF or on Tuesday nights at the Dunaetz home in El Segundo.

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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