We, at Ocean View, believe that it is possible to live in the presence and power of God right now. The good news that Jesus proclaimed was far more than the minimal entrance requirements for getting into heaven when you die. Through Jesus, we can have a relationship with God that continues to grow and develop through the years. We can become progressively more and more like Jesus as we walk with Him each day. That means that we can begin to think and feel what Jesus would think and feel if He were in our place, and consequently we can begin to do what Jesus would do.
We want to walk together through the good times and the tough times as we grown in the new life that God has given us in Jesus Christ. Specific ministries are available to help with the various challenges that life may bring our way.
As you read the New Testament, you come to understand the growth or transformation is a normal, expected part of our walk with Christ. But, it is not automatic. It doesn’t just happen, though it is always a matter of grace.
With that in mind, we offer adult Bible Study groups on Sunday morning at 9:00 AM, 10:10 AM and 11:30 AM with a wide range of ages represented. Participants have the option of a topical or verse-by-verse study. Regardless of what you’re looking for, we should have a place for you.
Located just outside the sanctuary in the foyer is a large Information Desk. Each Sunday morning there are friendly, helpful individuals here waiting to help you find the class that is right for you. For more information, contact Jim Swierenga, Discipleship Pastor, at 843.449.3384.
We offer a wide variety of adult learning options on Wednesday evening in hopes of meeting your specific needs. Each Wednesday at 6:00 or 6:30 you will have an opportunity to gather with others having similar interests to explore a topic relevant to your daily life. Many have found these studies to be not only enjoyable, but very conducive to learning, community, and life-change. Since there is a wide variety of learning options, most adults are immediately drawn to a particular study. These studies have proven attractive to both individuals who have been attending for years, as well as those who have just begun attending. We’re currently offering 3 eight-week sessions a year: winter, spring and fall. A different format is used in summer. Please join us! For more information, please contact Jim Swierenga, Discipleship Pastor, at 843.449.3384.
Prior to our Wednesday Evening Options we offer an optional meal at a nominal price beginning at 5:30 pm. Adults – $6, Children under 12 – $3.50. Please join us!
Wednesday Evening Studies
6:30 PM -7:30 PM
Although Ephesians is one of the New Testament’s shortest books in terms of word count it is perhaps the most applicable to today’s culture. Paul conveyed his pastoral heart for the Ephesian believers by focusing on who they were in Christ. Specifically he addressed issues related to their new life, the community of believers, the pursuits of unity and holiness, and life’s challenges. Therefore, the Book of Ephesians and this study offer practical answers to Contemporary Believers’ basic questions about the Christian life and our identity in Christ.
Seven Days in UtopiaRoom C101
6:30 PM -7:30 PM
What do you get when you take the greatest story ever told and intersect it with the greatest game ever played? You get a sacred journey! “You never really know when you might meet someone who will change your life.” Seven Days in Utopia is a story about a “chance” meeting between a fictitious golf professional and his unorthodox mentor. As the story unfolds, we, along with the pro,learn lessons about golf and life that we never expected to learn in places we never expected to learn them. Many have picked up “Seven Days in Utopia” looking for the secret to a better game, but instead found the secret to a meaningful life.” Once you’ve been to Utopia, life will never be the same. Golfers and non-Golfers welcome.
Changes Into His ImageRoom B107
6:30 PM -7:30 PM
How can you grow spiritually if you don’t fully understand God’s plan? Originally written for his daughters, Berg’s guidebook combines Scripture-based teaching and practical examples to teach believers how to build an intimate, satisfying relationship with God. It’s part Biblical worldview and part basic road map for Christian growth!
6:15 PM -7:30 PM
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. “Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms around you when you’re shivering.” You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Join us.
The Art of MarriageMeeting in The Commons
6:15 PM -7:30 PM
The Art of Marriage: Getting to the Heart of God’s Design is a Bible study for adults that helps participants blend their personalities and their life’s circumstances to create a divinely-inspired work of art — marriage. Every marriage is unique, expressed by the colorful personalities of each spouse and textured by the circumstances at play in their lives. Blending these to make marriage work is a divinely inspired art form — challenging to master but definitely worth the effort. Get ready to make a masterpiece of your marriage through this video-driven study.
The Power of a Praying WomanB102
6:30 PM -7:30 PM
It may seem easier to pray for your spouse, your children, your friends, and your extended family, but God wants to hear your requests for your life too. He loves it when you come to Him for the things you need and ask Him to help you become the woman you have always longed to be. In this study you’ll find personal illustrations, carefully selected Scriptures, and heartfelt prayers to cover every area of life with prayer, maintain a right heart before God and help you trust God with deep longings, not just pressing needs
We were not meant to do life alone. There is an opportunity for you to gather weekly with people from your neighborhood to build community and impact it for the better. At Ocean View, Neighborhood Groups are vital to our church. They provide a sense of connection and security as we all tackle life together. Our Neighborhood Groups draw out the relevance of Biblical principles discussed in the weekend services. Locations are available for you throughout the Grand Strand. (Not too late to register) https:neighborhoodgroups.echurchevents.com
For additional information or questions contact:
Darrine Brown, Discipleship Assistant
Darrine@ovbc.org or 843.449.3384.
Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Studies
Finding I AmC101
9:30 AM -11:15 AM
6 week study
What is the deep cry of your heart? That ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join us as we explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John, through this interactive, in-depth study.
Senior Adult Ministries
Senior Adult Ministries, for all adults ages 55 and up.
Our group meets September through May at 12 noon, on the second Tuesday, of each of those months. We have a delicious catered lunch. After lunch we enjoy a program, our programs are planned well in advance. Civic leaders, doctors, choirs, guest vocalist and many more are invited.
We love to travel. We take a day trip each month and a longer trip during the summer months.
Day trips are planned to different near-by cities. We visit museums, colleges, historical and cultural sites, and other areas of interest. Good meals go along with the trips as well as wonderful fellowship and a way to get to know more church members our age. For more information, please call Jane Zaffarano at 843.449.6823 or email JaneZaffarano@sc.rr.com.