Small Groups

Oakland Church is made up of small groups that create a sense of family and enable you to build some meaningful friendships, designed to make a bigger church feel small. No matter your interests, your stage of life, or career or career goals, there is a small group ready to welcome you!

Looking to join a Small Group?

If you aren't sure, that's okay! We can connect you with the right Small Group for you!

The Book of Ephesians
(20s and 30s)
Sundays, 10am | Oakland Choir Room

This group is currently open! For men and women in their 20s and 30s, our first gathering will be Sunday, September 8th and each Sunday following at 10am. Aaron & Tara Ometz and Kurt & Jena Pierce will lead discussions through the Book of Ephesians. Join us to explore how God intends to make the most of our sonship individually and as a part of the Body of Christ. No need to sign up—just show up!

Pastor’s Study
(Adults)
Wednesdays, 7pm | Oakland Parlor

This group is currently open! Senior pastor Randy Bain leads this small group every Wednesday evening at 7pm at Oakland Church, and stirs a great, in-depth conversation about the message from the previous Sunday. For those wanting to dig deeper into God’s truths, this small group is for you! No need to sign up—just show up!

Faithful Families
(Adults)
Sundays, 10am | Oakland Gym

This group is currently open! Chris Oldham leads Faithful Families, occurring every Sunday at 10am at Oakland Church. Open to singles and couples in all life stages, this group enjoys life together while sharing strategies and principles for a healthy self, thriving relationships, Godly parenting—and everything in between! No need to sign up—just show up!

Emerge Small Group
(Teens)
Sundays, 10am | Emerge Youth Room

This group is currently open! Every Sunday at 10am at Oakland Church, youth pastor Jeremy Barkley and his team facilitate an engaging discussion on all sorts of relevant topics, from addiction to spiritual gifts to dating. No need to sign up—just show up!

People of the Way
(Adults, 60+)
Sundays, 10am | Oakland Parlor

This group is at capacity. This popular small group enjoys light snacks, desserts, and coffee every Sunday at 10am and dives into a quarterly, biblical study with lively discussion.

Bible Study
(Adults)
Saturdays, 6:30pm | Oakland Parlor

This group is at currently open! Cheryl Keafer leads this weekly Bible study group happening every Saturday at 6:30pm at the Richland Towers. Currently this family of friends is traveling through the book of Romans.

To accompany our current sermon series "The Armor of God," we have plenty of open small groups that you can join! Each group will walk through the same content, and will enhance your understanding of Ephesians 6!

Janett Urban’s Group (Adults)

Sundays, 9am
Oakland Church, Room 100

Dave & Tammy Long’s Group (Adults)

Sundays, 6pm
Dave & Tammy’s home

Kim Baker’s Group (Adults)

Tuesdays, 2pm
Oakland Church, Parlor

Donna Bray’s Group (Adults)

Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Oakland Church Sanctuary

Emerge Youth Group (Teens)

Sundays, 10am
Oakland Church, Emerge Youth Room

Jim Melikant’s Group (Family-Friendly)

Sundays, 6pm
Jim’s home

David & Nancy Webb’s Group (Adults)

Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Oakland Church Library

Fred Folta’s Group (Adults)

Thursdays, 6:30pm
Fred’s home

Chris Oldham’s Group (Adults)

Sundays, 10am
Oakland Church, Gym

The Bickfords and the Patricks’ Group (Adults)

Sundays, 6:30
The Bickfords’ home

Janett Urban’s Group (Adults)

Wednesdays, 6:30pm
Oakland Church, Room 202

Cheryl Keafer’s Group (Adults)

Saturdays, 6:30pm
Oakland Church, Parlor