Some call it “Sunday School,” while others call it “Small Groups.” Whatever you call it, we believe it’s a good idea! Small Groups offer us an opportunity to further our spiritual growth through fellowship and Bible study. That is why we offer something for every age group, and several different adult Small Groups. At Eastern Oaks, our Small Groups strive to achieve three main goals:
1. To promote evangelism, by spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ.
2. To encourage fellowship and friendship in a small group setting.
3. To grow spiritually through Bible study.
Eastern Oaks Sunday Small Groups
Lullaby - 3 Months to 3 Years
At Eastern Oaks we love children and believe in the importance of children being raised in the church. We are willing to do everything we can to make you feel comfortable while worshiping at Eastern Oaks. We assure you that your children will be cared for and loved by our skilled nursery workers while you are studying God’s word.
KFC - K4 to 1st Grade
Here at Eastern Oaks KFC doesn’t have anything to do with chicken. KFC stands for Kids For Christ. This class not only focus’ on teaching God’s word, but they also learn proper manners, and how to be obedient. These lessons are very helpful as your children are start school. If you a child who is in K4 – 1st Grade, come and see what a positive difference Sunday School can make.
Challengers - 2nd to 5th Grade
Being a kid today is tough, but if you’re a Challenger you will learn the skills necessary to succeed in the difficult world of school, parents, and friends. The Challengers experience interactive lessons built around the truth found in God’s word to continue learning what it means to be a follower of Christ. Are you up to the Challenge?
GPS - 6th to 8th Grade
We all know that a good GPS can help us get where we want to go. However, when navigating the world of Jr. High School we need guidance from a higher authority. Psalm 119:105 says “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” If you’re in the 6th-8th Grade, join the GPS class this Sunday and let God’s Word guide your path.
Chi Rho - 9th to 12th Grade
If the name “Chi Rho” (pronounced “Key-Row”) sounds Greek to you…it’s because it is. Chi and Rho are the first two letters in the Greek spelling of Christ, and also the name of a historic symbol representing Christ. The Youth Group here at Eastern Oaks wants to do their best to represent Christ in all they do. The Chi Rho Small Group is an excellent place for teenagers to make friends & study the Bible as they grow and mature into the young men and women the Lord wants them to be.
Journey - Adults
You may have heard it said that life is a journey. At Eastern Oaks we believe the trip is a lot more fun when you can share it with other people who care about you and love you for who you are. The Journey small-group is a group of adults of all ages who have come together to share the journey of life together. There is absolutely no reason to go through this life alone, not when there are people just like you waiting to pray for and encourage you along the way.
Compel - Adults
Compel is a small-group that is committed to Friendship, Encouragement, & Spiritual Maturity. It’s not always easy to live in a society where we are surrounded everyday by stress and confusion; but we believe that life can be fun, exciting, and peaceful all at the same time. In our weekly small-group we “Compel” each other to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord, while we strive to serve Him in all we do. Join us this week as we come together to have some fun, encourage each other, and serve our Lord.
Koinonia - Adults
Koinonia might be hard to say (it’s pronounced “Coin-a-nia”) but the meaning makes up for the confusion. Koinonia is Greek for “Fellowship of Believers.” The key word here is “Fellowship.” At Eastern Oaks we believe that we are all family and we want to spend time getting to know one another. The members of the Koinonia Small Group come together every Sunday to offer support and encouragement to each other while learning to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.
I.C.U. - Adults
Nobody wants to find themselves in the I.C.U., unless you're talking about Intensive Care for your SOUL! The truth is, we often spend more time taking care of our body than we do our soul. However, the Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 4:8 (ESV) "for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." Join the members of the Eastern Oaks I.C.U. Small Group as they grow in godliness each week.