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Growing in Faith

The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. Acts 2:42

Everyone is in a different place on their faith journey. Here at Ocean View, we offer group experiences for those new to faith, to the deeply devoted. They are a way to meet people, explore faith and deepen your discipleship. Our groups are open to all!

If you have questions or want to learn more about our Small Groups, please contact our Faith Development Coordinator (FDC), Delaine Macdonald.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Please email Delaine Macdonald, FDC Coordinator, for additional information.

Our groups that meet every Sunday morning are an important part of our life together. They’re an opportunity to connect and study scripture in community. Click below to view Sunday School Classes.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL GROUPS:

Visit our online calendar for any additional information

Journey
They enjoy lively discussions on their chosen book of study. All are welcome!
9:30 AM Room 5 

“Open Minds”
All are Welcome!
9:30 AM Room 6

YOUTH & CHILDREN:

All workers/leaders in our Youth & Children’s groups are Safe Sanctuary Certified. (For more information on the Safe Sanctuary program, contact Sarah Leatherman) Ocean View UMC Safe Sanctuary Policy

Nursery

Infant & Toddler Care (Infant – 2 years)
Available during the 9:30 & 11:00 AM Worship services.
Room 8

Children’s Sunday School – Our Children’s One-Room Sunday School

Pre-K – Grade 5
9:30 AM – Room 9 – This class is interactive and includes the Bible lesson, discussion, stories, crafts, and more.

SMALL GROUPS

Revelation Bible Study

Book of Revelation Study GroupThe Book of Revelation is undoubtedly the most confusing and difficult book of the Bible. People seem to either avoid like Covid, or obsess over it. Our study will look at what the book meant to those to whom it was intended. We will see why and how Revelation was intended to be a source of comfort and hope for Christians undergoing persecution by the Emperor and how it can comfort and inspire hope for us 2000 years later.

Join us for the Fall 2022 MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY at 10:00 in our Multipurpose Room. This study is also offered via Zoom if preferred. This Bible Study will begin Monday, September 12th, and will continue subsequent Mondays: September 19th, September 26th, October 3rd, October 17th, and October 24th. All you need for this study of the Book of Revelation is a Bible. Additional handouts will be provided. Please contact Ocean View Faith Development Coordinator, Delaine Macdonald, for additional information. You may sign-up or simply show up. All are welcome!

The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. Acts 2:42

In Small Groups, you’ll deepen friendships as you grow in faith together. They’re an opportunity to be in community with others who challenge you to grow spiritually, to live out your faith by serving others and to encourage one another. Click below to view Small Groups. For more information, please contact Delaine Macdonald, FDC Coordinator.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study
9:30 AM – This group is presently doing a bible study on the book of Psalm. – Room 4

Tuesday Evening Intercessory Prayer Group
7:00 PM – Small Chapel

Wednesday Evening Meal and Bible Study
The Spirit Seekers study group meets for a small meal at 5:30 pm, followed by an informal Bible Study at 6:00 pm. Conversational study is based on the weekly Revised Common Lectionary texts, with occasional book studies, especially during Advent and Lenten seasons. All are welcome!

Thursday Morning Bible Study
10:00 AM – This group is studying from the Upper Room devotional. Room 7 

SHORT TERM CLASSES

We offer a variety of short-term classes/studies throughout the year, to help you connect and grow with others. They are a wonderful opportunity to meet new folks, grow in your faith or fellowship around a shared passion or interest. Click below to view Short Term Classes.

WALK TO EMMAUS

The Walk to Emmaus is a 3-day spiritual renewal. The time is filled with prayer, worship, laughter, learning, singing and reflection. There are various topics discussed throughout the weekend by lay leaders and clergy that cover God’s grace, discipleship and what it means to be “the church”. Click below for more information on the Walk to Emmaus.

If you are interested in learning more about the Walk to Emmaus, the first step is to pray. (One of the reasons Emmaus is so powerful is that it is filled with prayer). Second, talk with one of the pastors and/or someone you know that has been to an Emmaus Walk so that they can answer any questions you may have and be the best support to you. That person will be your ‘sponsor’ so that any needs you have will be covered. Men and Women go on separate weekends and the Emmaus Walks are usually held in the Spring and Fall.

After you have attended an Emmaus weekend, you can join a follow up group that meets to support and strengthen one another on our continued journeys. The group at Ocean View is called Hearts Afire because that was the best words we could find to describe our Walk experiences. It is transforming, eye opening, inspiring, and amazing.

There is also a Chrysalis community called Son Coast, which is similar to an Emmaus Walk but it is for teenagers, age 14 – 19.

Below are links to the Various Walks to Emmaus.

Coastal Carolinas Walk to Emmaus is located in Topsail, NC
Cape Fear Walk to Emmaus is located in Kenly, NC
Son Coast Chrysalis Community is for teenagers age 14-19
Sea Side Emmaus is located in Garden City SC
Hearts Afire Emmaus Reunion Group is the Ocean View group that has attended an Emmaus Walk