SMALL GROUPS

UNCOMMON COMMUNITY

Welcome to Oaklands Small Group ministry! We are a church of Small Groups. Here you will find usefull information regarding Oaklands Small Group ministry.
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“We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.” – Colossians 1:28

Small Groups are the best place to connect at Oaklands if you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus. Our Small Groups are designed to help you develop significant relationships with others who can encourage and challenge you to consistently apply the truths of God’s Word to each area of your life.

Small Groups are not “another thing” at Oaklands; they are the main channel for discipleship and care for each person who is a part of the Oaklands family.

Each Small Group meets three to four times each month and is lead by a trained Small Group Leader. Group meetings are normally two hours and include time for Bible discussion, accountability, and prayer, as well as informal times to build relationships with others in the group.

God wants every follower of Jesus to be continually growing as we worship Christ, walk with Christ, and work for Christ. Each Oaklands Small Group is committed to both Mutual Ministry and Multiplication.

Mutual Ministry:  Each member of the group is looking for ways to minister to the other members of the group. All groups should also be prayerfully considering a way to extend the ministry of their Small Group through.

Multiplication: Eventually forming two or more groups so that others who are not yet in Small Groups can continue to find places to connect with a Small Group.

Here at Oaklands Bible Chapel, we are not committed to building a quantity of disciples – but rather we seek to build a quality of discipleship.  The context for building quality disciples is Small Groups.

We strongly recommend that you attend Party With The Pastors and take the our Essentials Classes prior to deciding to connect and join up in a small group. These events are designed to touch on the elements of Oaklands Bible Chapel, such as our foundations, our statement of faith, church structure, theological distinctives among other things at Oaklands Bible Chapel.

To find out when the next Party With The Pastors and Essentials Classes are scheduled please see our events page.

  • “How often do small groups meet?”
    Small groups meet weekly, three times a month. They meet on various days at various times, in homes throughout the area . They run all through the year.
    • “How long do small groups last?”
      Small group meetings last for no more than two hours.
    • “What does a small group meeting look like?”
      • Opening Time [15-20 min.] to connect with one another and the Lord.
      • Applicational Bible Study [30-40 min.] to apply the truth of God’s Word to our daily lives.
      • Prayer & Accountability Time [30-40 min.] to pray for needs and hold one another accountable.
      • Fellowship Time [15-20 min.] to build godly relationships.
    • “Who should join a small group?”
      Small Groups are open to everyone; couples and singles, young and not so young. If you consider Oaklands Bible Chapel your home, you should be in a small group.
    • “How do I become a small group leader?”
      Most of our leaders emerge from existing small groups. Be a faithful, available, teachable small group participant and talk to your leader about becoming an apprentice.  A Small Group Leadership 101 class is offered several times a year for those interested in finding out more about Small Group Leadership at Oaklands Bible Chapel.   (This class is a pre-requisite for leadership).