How do adults connect and foster relationships at Oak Hills? Usually this happens through small groups, social/food activities, and serving together. We have an active 55+ age group (Prime) that has activities monthly; we distribute food & diapers; we study God’s Word together, and yes, we have potlucks and meals of all sorts.
Central to the mission of Oak Hills is discipleship. We define it as an active pursuit of growing in Christ-likeness.
We want to encourage everyone at Oak Hills to continue to grow, but HOW?
Our Discipleship Pathway is designed to help people take the next step in their relationship with Christ and see it more as a life-long pursuit and not merely a class or Bible study. Below are short descriptions of various options on the path of growth.
Currently, we have three different kinds of small groups (discipleship groups).
This kind of group is designed to help people connect with others, get a feel for the church, and engage Scripture. The commitment is only 8 weeks, and they are offered at various times throughout the year.
The purpose of an engage group is to help participants regularly engage Scripture, develop community, and explore service. Participants commit to weekly meetings for one school year. Current study is the book of ACTS using Warren Wiersbe's study to focus weekly discussion.
Members of a Journey Group commit to meeting together for 2 years, with roughly 11 meetings per semester. Together, they support one another in developing the knowledge and practices necessary to make disciples who make disciples. These groups are a great fit for anyone seeking to dive deeper into a life of discipleship or looking to become a more effective discipler of others.
PRIME is a group of fun-loving Jesus followers who just happen to be 55 years and older. We gather about once per month for a wide variety of social activities - a meal out, a scavenger hunt, a rousing game of Bingo, a night of music with the band, or serving together - we never miss a chance to laugh and build lasting memories with each other.