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Next Steps

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On the Shore
Worship Service
Newcomers Brunch
Open Door Small Group Bible Study

In the Boat
Group Life

Out of the Boat
Mission Projects

Connecting in Community

Stepping deeper into community can be intense. But we know there is no other way to experience the riches of church, or to get to know God better. Here at OCC we want to provide a helpful way for you to take the next step into community.

On the Shore - listening to Jesus
This is where we all get a chance to hear teaching on the basis of Jesus' words. There is no commitment or connection required here. You're welcome to linger here as long as you need and decide what your next step is. This happens best in our worship services, and in our open door small group.

In the Boat
Eventually, everyone realizes that to grow in our faith we need to take a step deeper into a community. Like the disciples we need to step into the boat and see where Jesus might be leading us. The best step into the boat is to attend a monthly Co op meeting. These are social spaces where you can meet folks in an informal setting over a meal. It's a great way to find people who are willing to connect more deeply in prayer groups, support groups and Bible studies.

Out of the Boat
Each one of us is gifted not only to be a part of the community, but to help build and extend it. Stepping out the boat is the way we describe taking those steps of faith to serve, build and reach others. In many ways, this next step is yours to decide. You can start a 20:21 group, join a mission project or create a mission project. Or maybe, you'll decide to start a Bible study at your office, or an afterschool event for kids in your neighborhood.