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Church at the Beach
10am on June 6th at East Beach
Join us for our next in-person gathering on June 6th at East Beach! Sign ups are required to reserve your spot. Bring your chair and hat. Okids is providing a program for children 2 years-4th grade. Can't wait to see you there!
Weekly - an 8-10 week commitment
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!
Connect to peple who love to move outside together!
These entry level 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 and get a taste of spiritual reflection. Just get on the list by signing up and you will get notified when people are going out!
Team World Vision Global 6K
May 22nd, 2021
Join thousands of people around the world on May 22nd. Registration provides clean water to families in the DR Congo! Sign up & join our Santa Barbara Oceanhills team.
Okids Beach Camp
July 19th-23rd 9:15am -1:45pm at East Beach
All kids 1st-6th grade this Fall
$100 before May 15th ($150 after)
Have an older child? Click here to sign them up for the Youth LIT Experience (7th-12th grade)
Beach Camp is heaven on earth! It’s a week where we get to see the best in our God family and experiance God as we play games, worship and swim in His creation and explore who He is and who He created us to be!
BIPOC Discipleship Group
When: Thursdays starting April 8th, 7-8:15pm
For BIPOC folks who seek a safe space to get to know one another, grow in faith, and grow in relationship together, by processing issues of identity, ethnicity, faith, justice, and community.
We plan to meet online every other week, beginning Thursday April 8th until early June.
Men's Fire Pit Groups
Get real with yourself, God and others
Mentoring was one of Jesus’ favorite tools for spiritual growth. He invited a few men to do life alongside him. They went and invited other men to do the same. At Oceanhills, mentoring continues to be a key way that men grow as followers of Christ. These partnerships can take many forms - sitting around a fire with a drink in hand, early morning hikes, dinners with a featured guest speaker. The point is, when older men come alongside younger men, God shows up in big ways. Want to be a mentor? Want to find a mentor? It’s time to take the next step.
Monthly Gatherings for Women
Small monthly gatherings of women around Santa Barbara to connect and have meaningful conversations about life, faith, and relationships. A place to connect, be free, and be real. Typically 2 hours, 4 questions, 6 women! Inspired by the question “If God is real, then what?”
Every Thursday at Noon on Zoom
What could be more important than crying out to God this year to heal our land and usher in His Kingdom of peace and unity. Join us for a 20 minute guided prayer time online ever Thursday at Noon. Click HERE to jump on the Zoom Call with our staff and leaders.
Mom and kids hangouts!
Shoreline Community Church is where the playdates and Mom Meet Ups will take place. The church just completed all the construction on their new playground. It truly is a lovely and safe place to bring your kid/s.
Emotionally Healthy Relationships
Wednesday Evening: 7-8:15pm, Online Zoom - Start Date - April 21st
Most of us are not taught how to love others well. This course teaches 8 essential Biblical skills to help you grow and mature in loving others.
One of our "must take" group experiences at Oceanhills.
Alpha Online Course
Monday Nights, May 5th, Online 7-8:15pm - 4 Weeks
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. On Zoom.
Gentle and Lowly Bookclub
Starts April 12th - Monday Evenings
Our spiritual growth resource for winter 2021- Gentle and Lowly Book by Dane Ortland - A must read on the tender and compassionate heart of Jesus. This group will be reading through this book and discussing it weekly. Buy the book online HERE for just $10
Financial Peace University
Get Financially fit and experience a new kind of peace!
Want to get your finances into shape in 2021? Jump into this turbo Financial Peace University (FPU) group for 4 weeks and kickstart your way to financial health. This online group will equip you with the tools you need to get your money working for you!
Online Course 7 Weeks
(For alumni of “RCK 201” only) Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God 201 builds upon the material from “RCK 101” to help inform how we, as Christians, engage with poor and marginalized communities in biblical and equitable ways. Same format and time commitment as RCK 101.
Women’s Spiritual Friendships
Spiritual Friendships for Women at Oceanhills
Share life experiences with other women of any age at Oceanhills.
Meet each other for a walk or at your favorite coffee shop, share a picnic lunch together, take a hike together-- invite someone into life with you.
The Turner Foundation
Click here for the Zoom Info. Session Links
The Turner Foundation's mission is to serve the community by owning and operating low-income apartment communities, as well as providing programs and services. There are two learning centers that provide enrichment programs for the kids that live at the apartments. Oceanhills partners with Turner by sending volunteer learning supervisors and tutors to work with the kids in the learning center. Sign up to serve for 1hr/week between 9AM-5PM, Monday through Friday.
The Santa Barbara Alliance for Community Transformation (SB ACT) exists to equip the community to lovingly engage the marginalized while actively working for the betterment of their physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental needs. Oceanhills partners with SBACT by serving hot dinner to people experiencing homelessness on the second Thursday of every month, hosting periodic educational workshops on human trafficking, and encouraging individual monetary donations.
Prison Pen Pals
Write letters to people in prison.
Every week, thousands of Crossroads volunteers around the world are reviewing Bible lessons completed by prisoners and writing letters that breathe life into their souls. As a Crossroads mentor, you will receive Bible study lessons in the mail from students in prisons and jails across the country. You will review their lessons and write letters encouraging them in their studies and in their pursuit of a relationship with Christ.
Franklin Elementary School
Franklin Elemetary School serves children grades K-6th on the Eastside of Santa Barbara. As a neighborhood partner, Oceanhills sends reading volunteers into classrooms for 1hr/week to assist our hardworking teachers! (During COVID, Oceanhills provides lunches for Franklin staff and sends volunteers to remote learning sites around SB.)
SB Boys and Girls Club Westside
Through the end of the school year, the Boys and Girls Club is hosting a special “Saturday School” designed particularly for students who have fallen below grade-level reading standards during the pandemic. They are currently in need of weekly volunteers who can read to and tutor these students (1st-5th grade) from 10AM-12PM on Saturdays.
Serve at Oceanhills
We want to work with you!
There are always opportunities to serve in meaningful ways at Oceanhills. There are places to serve with Set up, Take Down, AV, Media, Worship, Okids, Youth. Let us know you are ready to serve and we will contact you and help you find the best fit to serve!
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.
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.