Jesus gave the Great Commission to the church: Making disciples … go (Matt. 28:19-20). Growth Groups at Oakland Hills Community Church are intended to be one means of being faithful to this charge. Growth Groups encourage people to grow as disciples by studying God’s Word together and to connect with other pilgrims on the journey.
Winter 2022 Growth Groups – Sign Up
New growth groups are starting up in January 2022.
- Contentment – 1pm on Mondays – led by Marilyn Snyder at her home in South Lyon
- Holy Scripture – with R.C. Sproul – 7pm Thursdays at OHCC building – led by Steve Walsh
- Lessons from the Upper Room – 10am Fridays at OHCC building – led by Cheryl Meharg
Marilyn Snyder is leading a group for senior ladies that will meet every Monday afternoon in her home in South Lyon – starting at 1:00pm on January 10, 2022. The group will study Contentment – following the video lessons and workbooks by Melissa Kruger; published by Ligonier. A sample video lesson is provided below.
- Here’s a link to the Contentment video series
- Marilyn will order workbooks for those who want them. ($13)
Marilyn says: “Hearing about Jesus and all He did for me while attending Bible school as a little girl in Detroit, I invited Him into my heart and asked Him to forgive my sins. I wanted Jesus Christ to be my Savior, I loved Him. As a young woman I realized I loved Jesus but had not trusted Him to take control of my life. I prayed and asked God to take my life and make me who He intended me to be. Bible Study became important to me. Eventually I got involved with BSF (Bible Study Fellowship). Being a discussion leader in BSF for quite a few years was a blessing and kept me in the Word. God led me to OHCC and I became a member in 2016. The teaching here is strong and clear and the people are warm and inviting. I am so thankful for the opportunity to facilitate the Senior Ladies Bible Study. It is a wonderful blessing. Some of us seniors have known the Lord for years and some are very new to learning what God’s Word teaches us. We encourage one another and pray for each other as we each grow in the knowledge of how great our God is.”
Steve Walsh will lead a group at the OHCC building on Thursday nights at 7:00pm, starting Jan 13.
The Bible is God’s special revelation to us that tells us who He is, it tells us that we are sinners from conception, and that there is nothing we can do to save ourselves from His wrath. But the Bible also tells us of God’s plan of salvation.
But can we trust what the Bible says? The answer is a resounding, YES. We will be working through R.C. Sproul’s teaching series “Holy Scripture” to explore why the Bible is trustworthy and true from Genesis to Revelation and why we can place our confidence is all that it says. The goal is to increase our understanding and confidence in the veracity of God’s Holy Word.
Here’s a link to the video series by R. C. Sproul.
Steve Walsh and his wife Yvonne joined Oakland Hills nine years ago, and Steve has been serving as a Deacon for the past four years. He grew up in Chicago-land, and enjoys the blues, bands like ‘Chicago’, classic rock, progressive rock (e.g. ‘Yes’). He studied philosophy at Trinity College; and also took Bible classes at Moody back in the 70’s. He also studied systematic theology and church history at Wheaton graduate school. He has worked in the non-profit sector for many years and has a heart for serving others. His favorite Bible verse is Phillipians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
Lessons From the Upper Room
Cheryl Meharg is leading a group of ladies meeting every Friday morning from 10am to noon, starting January 7th, 2022. The group will be working through Lessons from the Upper Room (John 13-17) with a study guide by Sinclair Ferguson. Study guides are available for $11 from Christianbook.com
A sample video lesson is provided below (example of material in these lessons).
Cheryl says: “I made my profession of faith October 17, 1983 while attending Stony Creek United Methodist Church in Ypsilanti, MI. Within a few years we moved and attended Ward Presbyterian for 25 years. During those years I attended weekly the Community Bible Study, led a small group of women with toddlers and subsequently joined a Women’s Circle (Bible study) and attended Wednesday night Christian Education classes. I have taken 2 BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) studies and 10+ yrs of Precept studies. I continue studying and learning here at Oakland Hills .”
Sign up ended on 17-Jan-2022 - You can still contact a group leader if you are joining late. Find them at church or in Breeze.