These are spiritual growth programs designed
to serve people who want to take a meaningful and
positive step in personal and spiritual growth. They are interactive, and create opportunities
for individual study, building friendships, finding
support, and becoming more connected.
There are typically three core components:
individual study, small group participation, and
Sunday worship. The purpose of the programs is to
help people make progress on their journey in the
context of a supportive and welcoming environment.
You can participate at whatever level you prefer,
absorbing new ideas through listening and reading,
or contributing your own thoughts and reflections
during discussion times.
Go to Oak Arbor's Journey page for this year's journey information
Sundays twice a month from 5-7:30pm, teens in 7th through 10th Grade
meet at the church for pizza, games, topical discussions and vesper
services led by one of the pastors. Periodically throughout
the year the teens get involved in service projects for the church
and local community. Check calendar for details.
Morning Book Study / Reading Group
This morning class, which works like a "book club", is currently studying and discussing the book Heaven and Hell by Emanuel Swedenborg. Classes are held at individual's homes on Thursdays from 10:30 - 12 noon throughout the school year. They read assigned paragraphs and come prepared to discuss them. If you are interested in attending the classes, call or email the Pastor.
This is a newly revamped course to explore the basic teachings
of the New Church in an interactive, multi-media learning style.
into a lot of basic information in an interesting, interactive way
- Ask basic questions about the church and explore others' questions
- Learn with a team in a way that helps focus on spiritual growth
- Deepen your connections with others (including your partner)
a fun night out with friends
- Come away with feelings of accomplishment.
The series of 8 classes explores the following topics:
- The purpose of life
- Honoring the Lord’s presence
- Seeking the Lord’s guidance
- Living and growing spiritually
- Welcoming all into spiritual community
- Serving others
- Emanuel Swedenborg’s contributions
- The church organization and membership