Small groups are a powerful way to grow in Christ while offering opportunities to develop meaningful relationships. The Bible encourages us to love one another, encourage one another, pray for one another, accept one another, and bear one another’s burdens. This is what happens in a small group and that is why small groups are so important at OVCN. Group members support and pray for each other’s needs. When one hurts, other group members come to the rescue. Small groups can be life changing! The vision for this ministry is “No One Stands Alone”. We want to grow groups that:
- Develop authentic spiritual relationships
- Deepen their faith
- Care for one another
Join a group today and watch the transformation take place in your own life!
Small groups generally consist of 6 to 15 people who meet for about two hours weekly, bimonthly or every other week. Some groups meet September to June while others run throughout the year. Participants include people from our church, friends, neighbors, relatives, and/or co-workers. Most groups use a DVD study series with study guides. Small groups help us connect and build relationships with each other. In small groups, we strengthen our faith, receive practical help in life situations, and are encouraged to live out God’s purpose.
Watch this small group video for an introduction to small groups.
HOW DO I FIND A SMALL GROUP?
Participate in a Small Group Connection Event: These events are held twice a year in August and January. This is how new small groups are formed at OVCN. In one evening we help connect people who have never been in a small group or who are looking to join a new group.
Join an existing small group: We encourage you to browse for groups on myOVCN to find an existing group that suits your needs. To request a login to myOVCN, go to http://ovcn.org > myovcn.
- Browse Curriculum under Small Group Ministry webpage on http://ovcn.org to see what curriculum is available
- Browse Online Video Bible Studies from thousands available at RightNowMedia.org
NOTE: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for login access
- Request a group by emailing Gail and David Bohlman – email@example.com to find a group that fits your preferences based upon the information you provide.
If you are already in a small group and would like to change to a different group, please feel free to do so. It is healthy for people to seek a group that meets their current needs. If you have any questions about groups or would like personal help in getting connected to a group, let Gail and David Bohlman know.