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WINTER 2022

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We know this is an incredibly stressful time for everybody during the pandemic, but we really miss seeing you! Some LifeGroups are now meeting in person, but some are still meeting on Zoom... so take your pick!

∗ Check back often for new Winter LifeGroups added in the coming weeks.

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Many of our LifeGroups use RightNow Media study curriculum. If you want to join one of these groups you'll need to create a RightNow Media Profile so you can view videos and other study materials. IT'S FREE - and joining will give you access to a Gigantic Digital Library of additional resources for you and your family - all courtesy of The Olive Branch Community Church!

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Psalm 23

Men's & Women's LifeGroup, led by Paul & Susan Moreland

Hybrid Group combining In-Person and Zoom

Thursdays at 7:30 PM

Many people are familiar with Psalm 23. But because we all know it, we often breeze through the psalm without slowing down long enough to rest in the assurance it offers. In this 6-part series on Psalm 23, Matt Chandler introduces us to the great shepherd, the Lord, who promises to provide for every need of His flock. Though only six verses long, this psalm teaches us profound truths about our loving and protective God. By studying Psalm 23, we’ll encounter a life-transforming question: Do you trust the Lord to care for your needs? Watch the video below to see if this study is right for you.

PSALM 23 Trailer

Buds Group

Buds Family LifeGroup, led by Colin & Jennifer Reitsma + Jason & Alice Mah

on Zoom

Fridays at 8:00 PM: January 14 and 28 / February 11 and 25 / March 4 and 18
April 8 and 22 / May 13 and 27 / June 10 and 24

THE FAMILY PROJECT

Join with fellow parents as we discuss the following: Why do families work? Because God Himself designed them! Thriving families will lead to thriving communities, and thriving communities will transform the world. People will find purpose, joy and redemption; and generation after generation will create a positive legacy. The Family Project is a 12 session DVD experience that explores the theological, philosophical, and cultural underpinnings of the traditional family, and combines that information with inspiring stories and practical tools to help 21st-century families thrive. Watch the video below to see if this study is right for you.

The Family Project Trailer

Each session will run independent of the other so if you are unable to make them all, we would still love to see you whenever you can make it. Register for the group and we'll get back to you with more details. We're hoping to meet in-person soon and will do a survey in February about potentially gathering after March Break. The format of our evenings will be → a brief time to chat and catch up on our week → a short video presentation → a time of discussion → a time for prayer. Participant guides are available.
The Family Project RSVP

1 Corinthians. Jennie Allen

Women's LifeGroup, led by Michelle McCabe & Lara Knights

on Zoom

Saturday Mornings from 10 - 11 AM
January 15 to April 2

Christianity calls us to sacrifice instead of living for oneself. We have to choose one or the other - we can't do both. The Christians in Corinth tried to live the Christian life in a worldly way. Paul wrote the letter of 1 Corinthians to a divided and self-centered people to remind them to follow Jesus and only Jesus.
In this series, author and speaker Jennie Allen walks into the messy lives of the Corinthians and takes us through Paul’s words to the conflicted church. We'll see how the truth of the gospel and the Spirit of God can empower us to choose to follow Jesus every day of our lives. Watch the video below to see if this study is right for you.

1 Corinthians Study Trailer

You’ll Get Through This

Men's & Women's LifeGroup, led by Anne Ison

on Zoom

Mondays at 7 PM
Starting January 10

You fear you won't make it through. We all do. We fear that the depression will never lift, the yelling will never stop, the pain will never leave. In the pits, surrounded by steep walls and aching reminders, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten?
In this six-session small group Bible study, pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado offers refreshing assurance. Max reminds participants God doesn't promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn't for Joseph - tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed. But his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil.
With the compassion of a pastor, the heart of a storyteller, and the joy of the one who has seen what God can do, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.

Men’s Study of Luke

Men's LifeGroup, led by Jon Belo

In-person meeting at The Olive Branch

Thursday Nights at 7:00 PM

We're a casual group of guys who are reading and studying through the Book of Luke together - usually covering 1 or 2 chapter a night. Lots of discussion follows with teaching, prayer and mentoring each week. Our goal is to get to know one another - and humbly allow God to speak to each us through His word. Newcomers welcome!

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