What Are Small Groups?
A simple definition of a small group is: A group of 3-12 believers who meet weekly, growing together as disciples.
When Do Small Groups Take Place?
Your small group will meet once a week. The day of the week will depend on your small group leader, but they will take place Sunday night through Saturday night. The only times that small groups will not meet are on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.
Note: Child care will be provided to those in Small Groups on Sunday nights.
What Is The Purpose of Small Groups?
When it comes to the church as a whole, the purpose of Small Groups is to create a culture of community and discipleship.
The church is a family. Let’s be honest, however; most of us only really know or talk to a few of our “brothers and sisters.” Well, Small Groups will help lead us to break free of that as it allows us to get to know and connected with other members of our church family. We were designed for life together in community and Small Groups helps us in learning to do life together.
The world disciple refers to someone who takes up the ways of someone else. Applied to Jesus, a disciple is someone who learns from Him to live like Him — someone who conforms his or her words and ways to the words and ways of Jesus. You see, while Jesus loves us and accepts us where we are, he doesn’t want us to stay where we are. We are called to be disciples and disciples grow as individuals and learn to make other disciples.
Therefore, when it comes to your personal life, the purpose of Small Groups is to develop a life of transformation and mission.
A life transformed by the Holy Spirit through discipleship
A faith rooted deeper in God’s Word
A life living out the mission God has given us to make other disciples.
What Can I Expect From Small Groups?
You can expect to know you’re not alone. When you spend time with other people you're able to see their finer points. You're also able to see their flaws. But it's good to know we're not alone in our flaws. Only Jesus is perfect, and it's unfair to expect perfection from anyone else—or yourself. While thinking about our flaws might be depressing, there's good news: Once we see each other as we truly are, in need of someone to redeem and save us, we can move closer to one another in life-changing community.
You can expect to grow:
- In your faith
- In the application of God’s Word
- In caring for one another
- In serving others
- In reaching others with the gospel
You can expect to connect with your Oak Grove “brothers and sisters” in a way that you never have. As we grow in all of the areas mentioned above, we will move closer to one another in life-changing community.
How Do I Join A Small Group?
If you want to be a part of a small group, you can put your name on the sign-up form in the main lobby or you can fill out the form below with your information. As we get closer to the start date in August, you will be contacted by your Small Group leader. They will let you know who they are and when your Small Group will be meeting.
Please Note: While you must be a member of Oak Grove in order to be a Small Group leader, you do not have to be a member of Oak Grove to attend or be a part of a Small Group.