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 10:05 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 Welcome / Information Counter. 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 Everett Douglas, Missional Minister, 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 Everett Douglas, Missional Minister, at 843.449.3384.
Wednesday Evening Options – New Series
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!
Menu for Wednesday, November 13th …tba
Facilitator: Dr. Jerry Robertson / Room B104
This gospel was the first to be written. It is the briefest of all the gospels and is direct and simple, and moves rapidly. It is often called the “motion picture” gospel for this reason. It is marked by energy and activity and stresses the works of Jesus more than his words. The study will look carefully at the context of the point of view expressed by John Mark and will compare some of the points emphasized with the more complete narratives in the other three gospels. (6:30 – 7:30 PM)
2. “SACRED MARRIAGE”
By Gary Thomas
Facilitator: Terry Scalzitti / Room C101
Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. “Sacred Marriage” shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God. (6:30 – 7:30 PM)
Facilitators: Ray & Joan McAbee / Guest Reception
Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. But you don’t have to do it alone! DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session has two distinct elements: a video seminar with experts & a support group with focus. (6:00 – 7:30 PM)
“Shout to the Lord, all the earth;
break out in praise and sing for joy!
Sing your praise to the Lord ,
with the harp and melodious song,
with trumpets and the sound of the ram’s horn.”
This non-auditioned group rehearses each Wednesday at 6:15-7:30 PM in the choir room. We sing hymns and songs of worship in the Traditional Service as well as a variety of challenging choral pieces. For more information on joining the choir, please email Stephen Hand with any questions E: Stephen@ovbc.org.
Bible & Book Studies
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Ladies’ Book Study
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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 covered dish lunch where the meat is provided. 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.