"For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." - Matthew 18:20  

"All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals, and to prayer." - Acts 2:42

Join a Small Group

Want to get connected at Mount of Olives Church? 

We are constantly forming small groups and we specialize in pairing people together in similar life stages and interests to form dynamic groups. If you're interested in trying out a small group, please click the link below to complete a quick questionnaire.

Submit Small Group Interest Form

Small Groups allow you to connect, engage and experience God in an informal setting while building relationships at Mount of Olives. 

Questions? Contact us
 community@moochurch.org or call 949-837-7467

Frequently Asked Questions: Small Groups

  • A small group at Mount of Olives is a gathering of individuals who come together regularly to study the Bible, pray, worship, and support one another in their faith journeys. These groups typically consist of around 6 to 10 members and are often organized based on similar interests, life stages, or demographics, such as age, gender, or marital status.

    Activities in a small group may include studying a specific book of the Bible, discussing sermons or Christian books, engaging in prayer and worship together, participating in outreach or service projects, and simply spending time fellowshiping and building friendships.

  • Small groups provide a more intimate setting for members to discuss and apply biblical teaching to their daily lives, share personal struggles and victories, and build deeper relationships with one another.  Overall, small groups play a vital role in fostering discipleship, nurturing spiritual growth, and building a tight-knit community within the larger church congregation.

    For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20

  • Small group meetings are about 90 minutes long. Most groups meet 1-2x a month, either at a group member’s home or at the church campus, depending on need and availability.  We also encourage groups to mix in social outings in between the Bible studies – think dinners, beach days or BBQs.

    Each small group will have a "Shepherd" to help lead and facilitate the group members and activities.  In addition, someone will be responsible for bringing the snacks, another for the drinks, and another will host the meeting at their home.  How this is arranged is up to the group.  Most groups will alternate these roles each meeting.

    At a typical meeting, you can expect a warm and welcoming environment where members gather for various activities centered around faith and fellowship. Here's what you can expect to encounter:

    1. Opening Prayer and Connection: The first 30 minutes will involve enjoying some snacks and drinks while casually chatting with other group members.  The opening prayer will also take place during this time.
    2. Bible Study or Discussion: The next 30 minutes of the meeting is dedicated to studying the Bible, a specific course, or topic. This could involve watching a video, reading and reflecting on scripture together, sharing insights, asking questions, and applying biblical principles to everyday life.
    3. Reflection and Prayer Requests: During the last 30 minutes, members will have the opportunity to reflect on the study, and, if comfortable, share personal experiences, struggles, or triumphs in their faith journey. An ending prayer will conclude the meeting. 

Small Group Resources

  • Review the recommended resources below, and contact our Community Team for assistance finding your Small Group's next study. Contact community@moochurch.org

    • Sermon Based Study Questions - provided by Mount of Olives pastors each week - CLICK HERE
    • Study Gateway - Video Bible Studies available to your Small Group. Contact community@moochurch.org for Mount of Olives Church's login for access to videos - CLICK HERE
    • Books and Studies Recommended by the pastors and staff - CLICK HERE

  • Don't forget to keep in touch with our community@moochurch.org team

    • Log your Small Group's attendance after each gathering - CLICK HERE

Already in a Small Group?

Contact us with any questions or if you'd like some assistance selecting your next study. 

Questions? Contact us community@moochurch.org or call 949-837-7467

Try Hosting a Small Group

Want to try hosting a 4-week new Small Group? 

We'll provide you with the study materials, and even the meeting space as you get to know one another. Do you have a few people you'd like to try out a Small Group with? Great. Do you want us to assemble a group for you to host? Great. 

Questions? Contact us community@moochurch.org or call 949-837-7467