We believe that being part of a small group is crucial to a person’s spiritual growth. Growing closer in Christ is an ongoing challenge and need in today's world. As life gets busier, the need becomes greater. Growing more like Christ is also a constant, ever-changing process that never actually reaches an end. Because of this, we have made GroupLife one of the steps in our Discipleship Path.
The Oakdale GroupLife Team strives to connect you with others who also desire to connect, grow, obey, and commit to sharing Christ.
Whether you’re looking for an Access, Small, Thrive or Care Group, we have a community just for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do Groups meet?
Groups meet on different days and times throughout the week ranging from every week to once a month. Our GroupLife Finder has details on the day, time, and how often each Group meets.
What type of groups do you provide?
- Access - These groups are short term and have a specific subject focus. Their goal is to give people a taste of what group life is all about and to hopefully move those people towards a Small Group or a Thrive Group.
- Small - These groups are long term and study driven. Here is where you continue to grow in your knowledge of God's Word with goal of moving people towards a Thrive Group or for the entire group to transform into a Thrive Group.
- Thrive - These discipleship groups are obedience-based and form organically from a small group or after a Rooted experience. There is limited space to ensure accountability and transformation.
- Care - These groups also focus on a specific subject area with a supported format. The goal for these groups is to move people towards healing and growth.
Where do Groups meet?
Our Access Groups typically meet on our church campus but our other groups meet in homes, restaurants, and coffee shops all across the greater Olney area. We will help you find a group near you based on your interest.
Is childcare provided?
Not all groups offer childcare, but there are options available. We never want childcare to be a roadblock to your spiritual growth so make sure to let us know if you would like to join a group with childcare. Some groups will have participants share responsibility in watching the children, split the cost for a sitter, or make other arrangements.
Is there a fee to join a small group?
There is no fee to join a group - just the cost of whatever study the group is reading. We never want finances to be a roadblock for someone's spiritual growth so we offer scholarships for anyone that is in need. All of this is worked out through your small group leader and is kept confidential.
Why Small Groups Matter?