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Sign up for amazing opportunities to deepen your relationship with God and others this Fall!


Life Groups

Life is Better Together!

Life Groups are gatherings of 3-12 people who want to know and experience more of the abundant life Jesus offers us. People in all stages and all kinds of spiritual backgrounds. They create space to be real with ourselves, God and others, so we can grow deeper and more mature. We have all kinds of options for life groups. Different life stages, times of day, online/in-person, topics. Just take a look at what interests you and sign up!​

Meet The Family

Date: November 14th
Time: 11:30am
Location: SBJH Quad

Are you new to Oceanhills, or been coming a while and want to get more connected? We would love to meet you! We will have a short gathering to share opportunities to connect, share the vision of Oceanhills and have time answer any questions you might have. This is a casual gathering where you can get to know Oceanhills a little more and take a next step into our community if you want to. No pressure, no expectation, just friends hanging out! Come join us!

Women’s Advent Tea & Artisan Marketplace

Date: Saturday, December 4
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

SAVE THE DATE For this outdoor version of our beloved Advent Brunch! Think gorgeous trays of fresh baked scones with berries and clotted cream, tiny sandwiches, petit fours… Tables laden with beautiful gifts to fill all your stockings. And as always, courageous speakers to inspire, encourage, challenge us.

Women’s Gift Wrap Night

Date: Thursday, December 9th
Time: 5:00-7:00
Come enjoy some Christmas cheer whilst wrapping gifts for PATH, Noah’s Anchorage and more.


Dates: Starting October 3rd
Time: 11:30am
Location: Stop by the Connect Stand after service each Sunday

Connecting with some Oceanhills families after church over a meal is a great way to get connected. Meet up at a local eatery and enjoy some new friendships.

Move Groups

Enjoying the Creator in His creation. Exercise + friendships + God’s Word + Prayer = a Life-giving & life- changing experience. These activity based groups are designed to get you moving with others from our church family. These are not commitment based but rather you get notified when and where the group will be going out. You can show up once or every time. A great way to get connected and have fun with others while having real conversations.

Mission Picnics

Date: Third Thursdays starting in September
Time: 5:30-7pm
Location: Mission Lawn

Bring your picnic to the Mission Garden and enjoy community with other Oceanhills families and friends.


Date: 1st & 3rd Thursdays starting in September
Time: 9:30-11:30am
Location: Shoreline Community Church

Santa Barbara Mops & MOMSNEXT will be starting back up this Fall. It is a place to gather for “moms to be” all the way through moms of 5th graders. It’s a place to come rest, eat, laugh, learn, share, and be creative. We want to help you through this incredible time. Come and meet other moms that are going through the same challenges and triumphs as you and receive encouragement from mothers that have already been there.


Alpha Course Online

Wednesdays, Beginning October 13th
Online: 7:30-8:15PM

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. This 6-week course is a place to ask questions and delve into the big questions of life, faith and God. Each session looks at the different questions that people have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s jut an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.

One God, One Story, An Ancient Text
Dates: October 24th, October 31, and November 7th
Time: 8:30am-9:30am
Location: 1002 Anacapa St.
“One God, One Story, An Ancient Text” is a 3-week course where you will learn to read and discover  the Old Testament with Max Beers.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Date: Mondays starting September 27th
Time: 7-8:30pm
Location: 1002 Anacapa

An 8-week course to learn how to slow down your life and develop your own personal relationship with Jesus. You will connect deeply with God and others in this course and learn tools to become a more mature follower of Jesus.

Thursday Prayer

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 12-12:15pm
Location: Zoom

Pause in the middle of the day with our church family for 15 minutes of guided prayer. Pray for our church, our world and our communtiy as we le the scriptures guide us. Open invite every Thursday!

Saturday Spiritual Retreats

Date: 1st Saturdays of the Month
Time: 8:30-10am
Location: Mission Prayer Garden Picnic Tables

Join us on a Saturday morning to learn how to listen to God through journaling and silence. You will get some practical tools on how grow your relationship with God and get some extended time to be still and quiet.

Andrea Gurney's Marriage Course

This four-week online workshop, built on leading research and Dr. Gurney’s two and half decades of clinical experience, was designed to help you refocus, refresh, and strengthen your marriage.


Amor Spring Break Mexico Mission Trip

Join Oceanhills Church and Amor Ministries March 21-26, 2022 for a Spring Break house-building trip in Tijuana, Mexico!

Individuals and families of all stages of life are welcome! Please remember, this is a work/camping trip.

We’ll spend 8 hours per day on a construction site, so all participants should be in good health, mature enough to stay safe on the work site, and prepared to help with manual labor. The rest of the time we’ll be at the Amor property, where we’ll eat authentic Mexican food, sleep in tents, bathe with solar showers, and use pit toilets. This is not a leisurely sight-seeing tour of Mexico, but we promise, you’ll have the time of your life!

Cost is $400 per person

Team World Vision 2022 Run for Clean Water

Dates: Sunday, October 31 Team Launch Meeting. Group runs start every Saturday starting in November.

Marathon/Half Marathon Date: March 20th, 2022.

Join us in our efforts to provide clean water to the most vulnerable people in the world in the DR Congo through World Vision. We run so kids can live, go to school, and stay healthy. Sign up below if you want to join or want more information!

Alameda Mealshare

Date: 2nd Thursdays

Time: 5:30-7pm

Location: Alameda Park Gazebo/Sola & Anacapa

Contribute a side and help serve dinner to our unsheltered neighbors in Santa Barbara. Sign up using the serve form and our Alameda captain will direct you from there.

Franklin/Turner Reading

Date: M-F

Time: 1hr/wk

Location: Franklin Elementary OR Turner Foundation

Read to an elementary school student for 1hr/week and to help significantly improve their reading score! Sign up using Serve Form and our Reading Captain will direct you from there.

Serve Dinner at the Rescue Mission

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Location: 535 E Yanonali St.

Show up and serve a meal in the kitchen to the unsheltered guests who come in for a meal that night. Sign up using Serve form and Rescue Mission Captain will direct you.

Compassion Corps

Date: As needed

Time: As needed

Location: Varies

Be a part of an elite team of servants. People who are ready to serve as needed in our community. Helping those in need, when they need, how they need. That is our call – to be the literal hands and feet of Jesus.

Serve The City

Date: November 13th

Time: 9am-2pm

Location: Varies

A day to bring light and hope into our city as we partner with local organizations who are bringing in the Kingdom of God. Come and make a difference together on this day as we serve the least and most vulnerable. Register below, so we can get you details later on!

Sunday Experience Team

Date: 1 Sunday/Month

Time: Varies

Location: The Marjorie Luke Theatre

We have teams that help set up and take down church, greet new people and the regulars, help with audio, lead worship, and more! Sign up here if you’re interested in serving on a Sunday and we will be in touch!

Next Steps

Fill out a Connection Card

Consider this our virtual handshake! Fill out the Connection Card and we will resource you with information, answer questions, and offer you some next steps to take so we can keep getting to know each other!

Meet the Family

Want to find out more about Oceanhills? We typically have a quarterly gathering to meet some of our church family and staff in person, hear about the story of how God started Oceanhills, and discover what Oceanhills is all about.

Spiritual Direction

We would love to help you create a spiritual growth plan. Spiritual growth doesn’t just happen. We would love to hear your story and heart and where you are interested in growing and personally help you come up with a plan to grow spiritually in 2021. Sign up HERE to have someone contact you and walk with you in this way.