At Live Oak, we want everyone to take the next step of their faith journey with Jesus. We value your growth, your questions, and your relationships, and we want to move forward together.
Group life at Live Oak is where discipleship happens best. It is in these groups that you will find opportunities to grow in your faith, partnerships to love and serve others and our community, and friends to celebrate with, cry with, and “do life” with.
House Churches / Small Groups
House Churches are the heartbeat of our community at Live Oak. They are so important that we encourage EVERYONE who attends to get plugged into one. It is in a House Church that you will find spiritual growth, connection, support, accountability, service opportunities, and fun.
House Churches consist of at least 3 families/individuals committed to meeting at least 2 times a month, and participating in 1 service project a quarter.
It’s that simple! A crowd needs to be broken down into smaller groups for real relationships to happen.
Studies / Classes
Live Oak offers studies and classes on a range of issues and topics, all centered on helping us obey Jesus’ call to follow. While some studies are focused on specific groups (men, women, married couples, parents, etc.), most will be open to anyone. Popular studies have included: Financial Peace University (Dave Ramsey), Crazy Love (Francis Chan) The Authentic Manhood Series, Exodus: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Us (Ashley McNary), and Named by God (Kasey Van Norman).
Studies/Classes meet at varying times depending on the topic or focus. While most are offered at our Ministry Center, some classes extend to coordinate groups meeting in people’s homes.
Compassion is a core piece of Live Oak’s DNA; it combines all four of our core values: radical life-change, real community, reckless generosity, and relentless prayer. From the very beginning we have been committed to loving people locally and globally in tangible ways, creating new partnerships along the way. Partners are supported in various ways including financial gifts, volunteerism, support trips, and more. Whether it’s leveraging check-ins on Facebook to provide shoes to those in need or to donate bricks to build schools … or filling “green bags” every month to provide much needed supplies to our local partners, we want to BE compassion to others.