This is a great first step in getting to know more about the Orchard Beach family.


Once a month on Sundays – following our 11 AM service


Upstairs, at the church – in the STADIUM


You, others newer to the church, and some of our Life Group Hosts & friends (If there is someone who invited you to the church or who you’ve gotten to know and would like to join you at this lunch, please feel free to ask them to join us!


The whole family is invited!  Following the meal, childcare will be provided as we get to know you a little better, give you a tour of the building, answer any questions, and give you some practical tips on how to get the most out of your experience at Orchard Beach.

(If there is someone else you’d like to sit with you at the lunch–please give us their names and phone number.  We will contact them for you with an invitation)


If you’re new to faith, just checking it out, or coming back to church after some time away, Starting Point is a great first step.


Starting Point is an 8-week gathering where your questions about God turn into a conversation about faith. In a Starting Point group, you can discuss your doubts and explore the trickiest topics of faith, free from pressure and judgment.

The next StartingPoint gatherings will begin on September 16th during the 11am service.


We believe Growing People, Get with People

If you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus, you need to have intentional relationships with people who have the same goal—and a Life Group is the ideal place for that. In a Life Group, eight to twelve adults in the same stage of life meet regularly for a year or more to pursue spiritual growth and healthy relationships. You’ll be encouraged to live out the truths you discover in the Bible as you encourage others to do the same.

We offer Life Groups for adults in various stages of life.

Basic Information to Know

Groups typically meet three out of four weeks in a month.
Most of our groups meet socially over the holidays and summer.
Each group starts with provided curriculum and then chooses the next topic of interest.
Please contact us if you have any questions about Life Groups.

Find a Life Group

  1. Preview a list of all groups at the link below
  2. Attend a brief information meeting -Beach Basics (Discover). “Discover” is a brief info meeting where you discover how to grow spiritually & get help to find a Life Group right for you!  This is offered on the 2nd Sunday of every month during the 11 AM service.  For more info click here.


Our current Life Groups are linked here.


Beach Basics is a set of 3 brief info. meetings designed to help you take your next steps in following Jesus.  We want to help you know Jesus, connect relationally, grow spiritually, and begin dreaming of all God can & wants to do through you.(All 3 info meetings are offered each month during the 11 AM service.  Childcare provided through our MVP Kids Ministry)   


Decided to start or restart with Jesus AND/OR prepare for water baptism!
Learn the basics of becoming a follower of Jesus and the why and how of water baptism.


Discover how to grow spiritually & find a Life Groupright for you!
Receive practical tools for developing 4 critical habits to grow spiritually AND get help in finding a Life Group right for you.


Dream of ways to serve God & His church and join a ministry team!
Learn WHY God has made you and HOW God has uniquely gifted you to be a difference maker!  You will get help to find your place on the Orchard Beach Dream Team.