We love being a church that plays together, worships together, serves together, & just generally does life together.
View our church wide events below or select a group to see more!
Fall Season Sign Ups!
Groups Start September 17th
Community Groups are a midweek gathering of 6-12 people who commit to meeting weekly to encourage & support one another-- who dig deeper into the scripture our church is studying that week. A group of friends who push each other to live out the sermons we hear on Sundays and to keep growing through the adventure of trusting Jesus.
12pm on Sunday, September 9th
Are you new to Oceanhills? We want to meet you! About once a quarter we gather after church for a Newcomers BBQ, so we can meet you and get to know your story. We love hearing about what you're looking for in a church and helping you get connected. This is also a great place for you to ask questions and we try to help you learn more about your church. Sign up for the next Newcomers BBQ- kids are totally welcome- just let us know who's coming, so we can be prepared for you.
Everyone is welcome at Oceanhills- we like to say you belong before you believe. So there's not pressure to be "all in" when you come to a Newcomers BBQ or church on a Sunday.
Worship Night: Praise, Prayer, & Practices
6:30-8:30pm on Friday, September 7th
The Zylstra's House - all are welcome!
These evenings are designed to be like in-town mini-retreats to provide a space for you to get quieter and draw closer to the whispers of the Holy Spirit. Worship, pray, and experience new spiritual practices all designed to help each of us develop a deeper relationship with the living God. Bring your journal, a blanket or chair to sit on, and an open and willing spirit!
Church On The Beach
10am on Sundays: July 15th, August 19th, & September 23rd
East Beach, Santa Barbara
NO SIGN UP NECESSARY
About three times every summer we head to East Beach together for our 10am Sunday gathering to worship on the sand! This is a staple Oceanhills summer experience and a great place to bring friends and family who have never experienced church outside! We do our baptisms in the ocean on these days, too! Our kids program is under a big covered tent with their leaders and adults and students hear the sermon and worship all together in the sun. Bring your beach chairs, blankets, sunglasses, hats, and a picnic lunch for a big community beach party afterwards!
Sundays July 15th, August 19th, & September 23rd
Church On The Beach
Thinking about baptism? We're here to walk with you through this exciting season! This is an outward expression of something happening inside your heart and a special marker in your relationship with Jesus. In the summertime, we do baptisms in the ocean at Church On The Beach and we always provide a time for you to learn more about baptisms with someone from our team in a private or small group Baptism Orientation beforehand. We also offer baptisms on other Sundays in the fall and spring in the courtyard at The Marjorie Luke Theatre after church. If this is something that's been put on your heart, you can always learn more by emailing Pastor Jono at email@example.com.
Franklin School Lunch & Learns
Sunday, September 16th at 12pm after church at The Loft
Come to one of these lunches to learn how to be a part of the Reading and Mentorship Volunteer Programs at Franklin Elementary School! This is the fastest growing community outreach opportunity at Oceanhills and we have been celebrating the formation of many meaningful and impactful relationships between our volunteers and students. As research continues to prove that literacy and stable, healthy adult role models changes the trajectory of kids lives, we are continuing to stay committed to loving and learning alongside these awesome students!
she.is.BEAUTIFUL SANTA BARBARA (RUN/WALK)
8:30am on September 22
Chase Palm Park
Santa Barbara, CA
Join our women (and bring your daughters!) to this empowering morning of movement and community! We love Santa Barbara and can't wait for the 7th Annual She.is.beautiful event on Saturday, Sept. 22nd 2018! We welcome ALL LEVELS of participants from those running or walking their first 5k, those pushing strollers in the Bumbleride Baby Mama Division, friends and families participating together, or those racing for prize money!
Oceanhills 20th Anniversary Weekend
November 2-4, 2018
10am Sunday, November 4th at The Marjorie Luke Theatre
NO SIGN UPS NECESSARY
6-9pm Friday, November 2nd at The MOXI Museum, Santa Barbara
Mount Hermon Family Camp 2019
Santa Cruz, CA
Mount Hermon Family Camp means fun and excitement! Fabulous speakers, seminar leaders, and musicians make this an experience you won't forget! And they offer babysitting of your younger campers so you can spend time with your older kids. In family times together you'll enjoy BBQ's, outdoor Pancake Breakfasts, and flex breakfasts and salad bars at lunch and dinner. Family adventures include hikes, a train ride to Santa Cruz, family games, campfires and S'mores! Join Oceanhills families for Week 8 of Mount Hermon Family Camp!
Area Bible Study
Area Bible Studies meet once a week in your neighborhood over the summer for six weeks, so you can develop faith-centered relationships with the people in your area. This is a great way to stay connected with community over the summer and to get a taste of what a weekly commitment to a group is like. Area Bible Studies will resume Summer 2019!