Men’s Ministry seeks to build a transformed community of men, who spur one another on towards authentic manhood through the radical pursuit of Jesus in every area of life.
The Men's Ministry Vision is to: To equip men of all life stages to be men after God's own heart while fostering fellowship, support, and encouragement. We strive to encourage one another to grow in Christ, as iron sharpens iron, to become servants and disciples of Jesus. "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." – Prov. 27:17
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ODPC WOMEN'S MINISTRY
Women's Ministry mission is to promote spiritual growth and maturity in women through Biblical teaching and Christ-centered fellowship based on connecting, sharing, encouraging and accountability.
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ODPC COLLEGE MINISTRY
SALT (Seekers After Living Truth) is our ministry for our college-aged folks (around 18-22 years olds).
We meet during the Fall and Spring semesters for weekly small groups on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM. We also host various events such as retreats and lock-ins throughout the school year.
During the summer months, we meet weekly on Wednesday nights at ODPC. To learn more, contact Pastor Brian.
Singlehood – Being single is a life stage with its unique joys and challenges. Singlehood is not simply a waiting area to get married. It’s so much more. Here at ODPC, we take a broad view of what it means to be a “single” – young or old; male or female; working or in school; dating or not dating; engaged, widowed, or divorced – we would consider all these people to be singles.
Our Singles Ministry – Our vision is to become a ministry where we learn to follow Jesus Christ as singles, both individually and in community. We envision an organic ministry where singles learn from and grow with each other in Christ. One visual image we have is that of each single person as a jigsaw puzzle piece, where all the individual pieces come together to form the big picture – in this case, to reflect the glory of our God. We want to be a platform for singles and to become a launching pad for singles to serve in other ministries. We want to be a resource for what it means to be a disciple of Christ as a single. Going against the popular and cultural grain of having singles meet only to date or to hook up, we want to gather for deeper, life-changing goals and purposes – to draw closer to God as singles and to grow together as a community of single brothers and sisters in Christ.
Our Praise & Worship Nights – As a Christ-centered ministry, we want worship to be an integral part of our Singles Ministry. To that end, we plan on having a Praise & Worship Night once every 3 months or so. The format will be similar to what many of us may have experienced in our college campus fellowships – a time of praise, a message, an occasional testimony, fellowship, snacks, games, etc.
Our Marriage and Family Life ministry (MFLM) exists to help couples and families strengthen and nurture their relationship with one another and the Lord. Our ministry strategy and goals are to encourage and equip families to: (1) deepen their personal devotion to Christ through engagement with God’s Word, corporate worship and prayer, (2) experience genuine Community through fellowship, friendship and accountability and, (3) embody the Great Commission through participation in compassion/mercy initiatives and reaching out to families (both within and outside of our church family).
Our mission and passion is to help families succeed in their calling and potential to become healthy and Spirit-filled homes. Our ministry loves to use creative and relevant programs to interface, involve and equip families. Some examples are seasonal Bible studies, marriage enrichment seminars/retreats, parenting workshops and special events (e.g. Father-Daughter Ball, camping trips, etc.). The Marriage and Family Life leadership and the families of our church look forward to building and expanding God’s kingdom one couple…one child…and one family at a time at ODPC.
Here are some of the different classes we offer for this Life Stage Group:
Marriage Preparation Course: All engaged and newly married couples are invited to participate in a 9 week marriage preparation course offered through our Marriage and Family Life Ministry. We will be going over the book, Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts, by Les and Leslie Parrott.
Sacred Marriage: For those who desire to grow with their spouse towards holiness in their marriage
Love & Respect: For couples who would like to learn and practice the biblical mandate for husbands to love and wives to respect (Eph. 5)
Shepherding a Child's Heart: For parents with toddlers who desire to establish a life-giving habit in their children of obedient heart not merely obedient behavior
Character Matters!: For parents with school-aged children who seek to instill Godly character in them