Abiding in Christ and his Word through authentic community.
Jesus said … “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing…By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples…If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” -John 15
When & Where
Thursdays: 6:30 – 8:30 PM (Beginning June 18, 2015)
Olive Drive Church (at Valley Baptist Olive Drive Campus – 5500 Olive Dr. 93308)
Great Room (Bldg. #9) REGISTER NOW!
Picture a room full of people, young and old, male and female, digging into God’s word together and helping each other grow in Christ. After the main teaching time, people split into gender specific table groups for further study, discussion and prayer. We have found that deeper authentic discussion and growth is possible within the gender specific setting. When we see the room full of God’s people growing within community it is like a thriving vineyard, with clusters of people abiding into the vine together.
The goal of this group time is practical clarity and application for every day life. Additionally, the goal of the group time is to foster authentic relationships with others that become a catalyst for further discipleship that happens through out the week.
Anyone can come participate and jump in at anytime. REGISTER NOW!
Adults: Great Room (Bldg. 9)
Teens: Great Room (Age specific small groups)
Middle School: ODC Administration Building (Bldg. 10) (Drop off at 6:15 PM)
Children: Kids Club (Bldg. 6) (Drop off at 6:15 PM)
Jesus wants us to abide in him. To ABIDE is to remain; to dwell, to continue, to act in accord with, to submit to. We long to do this well by studying God’s word and pressing each other into Christ in all things. Jesus says that we are the branches. This is a plural reference to the body of Christ. In this, the church is to do life together in such a way that we deepen our roots into Christ, who is the Vine. Beyond the importance of corporate worship on Sunday mornings, we consider our Mid-Week Gathering to be a priority for the church body so that the fruit of the spirit is being produced in our lives and so that our joy in Him is complete.
For further information, send us an email or call the church office at 661.393.8210.