Small Groups are the best place to get connected and grow at Oakwood. In a small group, people study and apply God’s Word together. They also support one another through the issues and challenges of life, as well as pray and care for one another. We have two different types of groups at Oakwood: Life Groups and Discovery Groups. In either type of group you will experience biblical community, strengthen you faith, build friendships and grow closer to God.
Life groups study a variety of biblical topics and could include men's groups, women's groups, couples groups, or mixed groups. Some Life Groups are for people in a specific stage of life, while others include people from a variety of backgrounds and life stages. All Life Groups spend time studying and discussing God's Word together, praying for one another, and building the supportive friendships each of us needs as we seek to follow Christ every day of our lives.
Our Discovery Groups work through the four-book Discovery Series, which is designed to build a strong, biblical foundation for believers as they grow in their faith. At Oakwood we have people from a variety of faith backgrounds - and many from no faith background at all! We have had over 100 people participate in a Discovery Group, which has helped unify and strengthen our church in the core teachings of the Bible. The Discovery Series includes the following books:
We have a variety of small groups meeting in locations throughout our community, including Oxford, Lake Orion, and Ortonville, as well as on campus at Oakwood. Our current small groups are listed below. Use the searching or browsing tools to find a group that works for you. If you don't see one that works for you, if you have questions about groups, or if you are interested in leading a small group, please Contact Pastor Shane.