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Sign up for amazing opportunities to deepen your relationship with God and others at Oceanhills this Winter!


Life Groups

Date: Groups start the week of January 16th

Time & Date: Vary

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. We have groups for young adults, women only, men only, couples, surfers, seniors, readers, runners, and all sorts of interests. Life Groups create space to be real with ourselves, God and others, so we can grow deeper and more mature. Groups meet at various times of day, online, in-person, and cover a variety of topics. Just take a look at what interests you and sign up!​

Meet The Family

Date: Our next meet ups will be Sunday, February 2nd and Sunday, April 3rd
Time: 11:30am after the service.
Location: SBJH Quad

New to Oceanhills or want to take a next step in our community? Join us right after the service to hear more about the story, vision, and culture of Oceanhills! A must-take first step into our community. 

Women’s “Third Thursdays" at Slone Winery

Dates: Feb 17th, March 17th

Time: 4:30-6pm

Join us for Ladies Happy Hour on “Third Thursdays” at this Oceanhills family owned downtown winery.

*Our 1/20 gathering is cancelled due to COVID-19.

Women’s Movie Night “The Shack”

Date: March 10

Time: 7-9pm

Join us for popcorn, pj’s and a powerful crisis of faith story in a cozy and intimate screening space.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

At MOPS, we gather and support moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. 

Dates: Feb 3rd and 17th, March 3rd and 17th, April 7th and 21st, May 5th and 19th

Time: 9:30-11:30am

*Childcare included – Scholarships available for those in need.

Cost – $85/Semester

Young Couples Connection

Date: Sunday, January 16th

Time: 11:15am-12pm. Immediately after Sunday service at SBJH.

For young couples in their 20’s and 30’s. Stay a few minutes after church to meet some other young couples and have a little lunch with us! Whether you’re dating, engaged, newly married – all welcome.

Contact Kathy Guzman below for more info


The Marriage Course

Date: January 24-March 14

Time:Mondays 5:30-6:30pm

Location: 1002 Anacapa 

The Marriage Course is designed to help couples at all stages in their marriage invest in their relationship.  Topics include strengthening connection, communication, resolving conflict, forgiveness, family impact, sex, and love in action. Childcare provided on a limited basis for a fee (must sign up). Allows couples with children to attend the hour-long course and to go into town for an hour of couple-time.  $100 for one child, $150 for 2 or more children. Commitment Required for childcare. Books $20 per couple

Emotionally Healthy Relationships

Date: Wednesday Nights Starting January 26th!

Location: TBA

Deeply changing your relationships with others by discovering eight powerful relationship changing skills. We are not taught how to love well in life. This powerful 8-week Course will equip you with practical tools to really love people in difficult situations and mature into an adult follower of Jesus.

Santa Barbara Missions Conference

Date: January 28-29th

Time: Friday Evening – Saturday Afternoon

Eugene Cho and Sandra Van Opstal headline the 20th annual Santa Barbara Missions Conference. Come to be inspired and learn how to engage as a minister of reconciliation in our city and our world. 

Cost: Adults $60, Students free

In-person and online viewing options

Sign up on SB Mission Conference website below. 

“Subversive Witness” Book Study (Race & Discipleship Team)

Dates: Monday Nights for 8 weeks, Starts January 31st

Time: 7-8PM

Location: TBD

How do people of influence best use their influence for God’s Kingdom purposes? 8 weeks of reading and discussing Gilliard’s “Subversive Witness” to seek answers to this question. Explores themes of power, race, mercy, and justice. 

Contact DJ for more information.

"The Intentional Father" Cohort / Book Study

Date: Sunday, January 30th. Meets once per month.

Time: 7pm

Location: 1002 Anacapa St.

Once a month gathering of dads on Sunday nights to read the Intentional Father Book and work on creating a 8-12 year discipleship plan for your kids. We will dream, discuss, and encourage each other on this journey of fathering our kids.

Contact Jono Shaffer for more information or questions.

Raising GenZ Kids


Date: Jan 30th and Feb 27th

Time: 8:30-9:30am

Location: 1002 Anacapa St.

Join us for two Sunday morning workshops and get a FREE copy of Bruce Kirkpatrick’s new book while learning 33 Strategies to Teach Teenagers Self-Reliance, Confidence, and Responsibility. This is a step-by-step how-to book for parents who want to raise independent, caring teenagers who grow to be responsible and contributing adults.


Contact Bruce Kirkpatrick for questions or more information.

How to Read the Bible Personally and Practically

Date: Sunday February 13th

Time: 8:30am-9:30am

Location: 1002 Anacapa St.

Contact June and Russ Michealsen for more informations or with questions.

Stations of the Cross Experience

Dates: Feb 5th, Mar 5th, April 2nd. 

Time: 8:30-10am.

Location: Mission Prayer Garden

In preparation for Easter, come and experience a special Stations of the Cross Experience at the Mission Prayer Garden. You will be led through an 90-minute experience of the stations of the cross with an accompanying guide and podcast. First Saturdays of the month beginning February 5th.

Contact Jono Shaffer for more information or if you have questions.

Men’s Open Bible Study 

Date: Wednesdays

Time: During Lunch, 12-1pm

Location: 1002 Anacapa St.

Come together, study God’s word, discern God’s promises. and live it out in our workplaces. Men of all ages and stages welcome.

Email DJ below for more information or questions.

Women’s Bookclub “Heaven is for Real”

Date: February 10th

Time: 7:30-9pm

Gather for drinks, nibbles and thought provoking discussion


Women’s 1:1 / 3:3 Discipleship Kick-off

Date: Kick-off February 15, 2022 (12 weeks)

We are not meant to walk this Christian life alone! 

Mentors: A heart for Jesus and a little life experience is all we need to follow Jesus’ call to be disciples who make disciples. Perfection/formal training not required!

Mentees: 18 or 81, we can all benefit from the wisdom of a Faith Mentor (though for this program, < 45’s are recommended.

Women’s Bible Study of Santa Barbara Study

Date: Meets on Tuesdays. Runs through April. Join anytime. 

Time: 9:30-11am

Location:  Shoreline Community Church, Santa Barbara (indoor/outdoor)

Broader faith community study of the book of Mark (arguably the most action-packed of the Gospels!). This  Bible study was co-founded and led by Oceanhills’ June Micheals.

*no childcare provided.

Register by email below.

Bible Study Fellowship for Women - Study of Matthew

Date: Wednesdays. Runs September through May. Join anytime.

Time: 9:30-11am (free childcare provided)

BSF’s framework encourages daily reading, weekly discussion, and deeper understanding of God’s word.  This year’s study of Matthew focuses on Jesus, and how can He bring peace and meaning to our lives and broken world.  Explore God’s answers to these questions and more through this broader faith community (multi-denominational) study.

Register below.



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

Alameda Mealshare

Date: 2nd Thursdays of each month

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.

Needed: 5-10 volunteers

Franklin Elementary / Turner Foundation Reading

Date: M-F

Times and Locations: Volunteer 1hr/wk at Franklin Elementary anytime during school hours (between 9am-3pm) or at Turner Foundation anytime after school hours (3-6pm)

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.


Sunday Experience Team

Date: 1 Sunday/Month

Time: Varies

Location: SBJHS Quad

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.