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 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.
Tuesday Morning – Ladies Bible / Book Studies
By Beth Moore
Facilitator: Linda Stefan / Room C101 – 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Final words can be compelling. In Paul’s final letter, he charged Timothy, his beloved son in the faith, to not be ashamed to fulfill God’s call on his life. In this 6-session Bible study, Beth Moore challenges you to do the same. Each video session is approximately 65 minutes long. This Bible Study Kit includes one Bible study book, four DVDs and one leader guide.
Wednesday Evening Activities Resume on September 7
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.
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!
Adult Menu for September…
- Sept 7 – Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Cole Slaw Mashed Potatoes and Chocolate Cream Pie for dessert
- Sept 14 – Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin, Glazed Shallots, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli and Assorted Pastries for dessert
- Sept 21– Pot Roast, Rice & Gravy, Green Beans and Apple Pie for dessert
- Sept 28 – Spaghetti & Meatballs, Bread & Butter, Garden Salad and Chocolate Layered Cake for dessert
Children’s Menu for September…
New Studies for our Fall Session Begin on September 7
Facilitator: Terry Scalzitti / Room C101
We all know what’s required to fall in love…a pulse. Falling in love is easy. But staying there-that’s something else entirely. With more than a thousand matchmaking services available today and new ones springing up all the time, finding a romantic match can be easier than ever. But staying together with the one you’ve found seems to be the real challenge. So, is it possible for two people to fall in love and actually stay there? Absolutely! Let Andy Stanley show you how through the 4 sessions of “Staying in Love”.
(Begins September 7 at 6:30 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 Wednesdays at 6:30-7:45 PM in the choir room. From Black Gospel to Classical, we prepare a variety of choral music to be sung in our 9AM Traditional Service. For more information on joining the choir, please email Stephen Hand with any questions. E: email@example.com.
3.“The BATTLE PLAN FOR PRAYER”
By Stephen Kendrick & Alex Kendrick
Facilitators: Jeff & Cyndi Chestnut / Room B101
Develop a deeper walk with God as you seek the Lord for your battles first. “The Battle Plan for Prayer” equips believers to create their own prayer strategy and be specific and strategic in prayer. This 8 session video-based study features teaching by Alex and Stephen Kendrick on the topics of: what prayer is and is not, why God wants us to pray, specific areas of prayer, specific strategies for prayer, and more. If you want to experience the joy of mightily answered prayer, then it’s time to engage with God at another level.
(Begins September 7 at 6:30 pm)
Facilitator: Jerry Robertson / Room B104
The “Revelation of Jesus Christ” is the title John gives the book we simply call Revelation. Our study will include how to study the Bible in general and specifically how to approach a book like Revelation. We will proceed with a verse-by-verse look at the twenty-two chapters of this great book, focusing on how Jesus Christ is the center of the entire book. We will move from John’s vision of the risen Lord in Chapter 1 to the “things which are” in the letters to the seven churches in Chapters 2 and 3. Next, we will move to the “things which will come hereafter” in the prophecies of Chapters 4-22. This book is meant to be understood by Christians and we should look at it for its great spiritual value as we move toward the fulfillment of its prophecies. No book is required other than the Bible. (Begins September 7 at 6:30 pm)
Facilitators: Ray & Joan McAbee / Guest Reception Area
Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever had to face before. DivorceCare seminars and support are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each session has two distinct elements: 1) A Seminar with Experts 2) A Support Group with Focus. You don’t have to go through divorce alone! (Begins September 7 at 6:15 pm)
Facilitator: Amanda McDowell / Room C101 – 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Meets 3rd Thursday Monthly (except July & December)
We hope to bring together a group of those who have a passion to follow God’s heart for orphans, adoption and foster care while serving widows. Our purpose is to reach orphaned children by following the heart of God. The number one desire for all children is to be loved. We want to follow the greatest example and Love Like Him.
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.