Our Church is a church of small groups. We simply don't have some small groups - we live, function and enjoy each other in small groups. It's where big church becomes small church. Our small groups ministry is called Life Groups. Life Groups are all about relationships and exist to help people be connected to Onancock Baptist Church as a whole. Life Groups provide a setting to build dynamic relationships and apply biblical principles to daily life.
In a Life Group, people can know you and your family. In a Life Groups you can be prayed for, listened to, have fun and grow spiritually together. Relationships are hard to do staring at the back of someone's head in a row during a church service. They are lived out face-to-face, sitting at someone's kitchen table. It's in a Life Group that you'll find out what being church is really all about - people growing in Christ together step by step.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:
Were there small groups in the Bible? The book of Acts records the tremendous growth of the first church in Jerusalem. Small group meetings in homes were the foundation of the early church. Acts 5:42 tells us the people met “in the temple courts” (large group worship) and “from house to house,” (small group fellowship). Small groups were vital to the church’s growth then and they are just as vital now. You’ll never fully experience all OBC has to offer until you connect in a small group.
How often do life groups meet? Our groups need to meet weekly. Anything more often is too burdensome and anything less-often is too easy to forget or not take seriously.
When can I join a Life Group? Easily put – ANYTIME! We do a big push for signup a couple of times a year, but you don’t have to wait till then. Whatever your age, stage in life or interest – Bible study, cooking, prayer, singles, you name it – we’ve got a group that’s just right for you and they meet in homes all over the area. If you have any questions or would like to know more about Life Groups, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org