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!
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.
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?”
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.
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.
Monday Nights, April 19th, Online 7-8:15pm - 8 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.
A short 30 minute online experience to just get into the Bible with Pastor Jon. Want to learn more how to follow Jesus in a very practical way? This group will be on Zoom. Zoom Link HERE and password is oceanhills
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
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!
A time to pray, read a psalm, reflect, and share/hear from others. Give us your info. below to sign up and your leader will send you the Zoom link to join the group! Here is the link if you want to check it out some morning - LINK HERE
(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.
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.
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 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.)
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.
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!
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!
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.