NEWCOMERS LUNCH

(1st Sunday of the month following 11 am service)

 

Enjoy a brief, informal meal with church staff and others on the same journey you are – discovering next steps.

Learn more about what we believe, and how to begin engaging with our Orchard Beach family.

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)

(To help us prepare, please RSVP by contacting us here Contact with date and number of individuals coming- including number of children needing childcare.)

Road-WoodsEVERYTHING HAS A STARTING POINT

Starting Point is a great first step if you’re new to faith, just checking it out, or finding your way back to God after a time away.
Trained and experienced leaders from our church will guide each discussion in an informal and conversational setting.
Starting Point will take place quarterly, on Sundays during the 11am service.

YOUR QUESTIONS AND DOUBTS ARE WELCOME HERE

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.

life-groups

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

Beach Basics is a set of 3 brief info. meetings designed to be a catalyst to help you engage with our Orchard Beach family and 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.  (No signups required.  Just show up.  Childcare provided through MVP Kids.)

 

DECIDE

(2nd Sunday of every month during 11 am service)

Decided to start or restart with Jesus and prepare for water baptism!
Learn the HOW and WHY of following Jesus. You’ll learn the basics of salvation and get all the details you need about water baptism and how to prepare for your baptism experience.

(To process your faith in a more extensive way, we highly recommend that you attend StartingPoint- an 8-week conversational environment where all doubts, questions, etc are welcome)

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 DISCOVER

(3rd Sunday of every month during 11 am service)

Discover how faith grows & find a Life Group right for you!
Learn 5 ways God grows your faith AND get help to find a Life Group for fun, friendship, and faith chats.  Life is better in circles than in rows!

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DREAM TEAM

(4th Sunday of every month during 11 am service)

Dream of ways to serve God and 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 a place to serve on the Orchard Beach Dream Team.

(this meeting is the place to start in order to join a ministry team that best fits you)