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Small Groups at Orchard

Small Groups meet a desire for community beyond the Sunday morning experience.  They provide an opportunity to share one’s faith and life experiences with others in a safe and trusted environment.  Each group is unique and focuses on the needs and interests of the group, e.g., prayer support, parenting, women’s issues, etc.  There are groups just for women or men as well as mixed-gender and couples groups.
Not sure what small group is just right for you? Contact Jo Schultze ( or Richard Smith ( for more information about new small groups in the works! Or contact the Host listed below for more information about the individual group. Also, check out our Grow Where You Are Planted page for more information about small groups! 

Current Open Groups and Bible Studies:


Parent Life Group

Zoom meetings will start Sept. 19, 9 AM, discussing scripture references for that day’s sermon, hanging out, and supporting each other as parents.
We’ll also continue to have quarterly outdoor in-person social events at local parks.

Parent Life digs into the Bible as our guide for raising children, building strong families, & living life. We support each other by sharing experiences and prayer, as we lower the facades that hinder God’s work in us. You’ll be excited to see how the Bible relates to life, see how other parents go through the same struggles you do, and experience the hope we have in Christ.

Contact Rich Smith for more information!

Study with the Pastor – (in person and via Zoom!)
Every Tuesday morning in the church library from 10 am to 11 am (or a little later) Pastor Matt leads a Bible Study and discussion about a book of the Bible in the Library at Orchard. No homework or study ahead is required. The class is open to everyone and it is a fantastic time to learn from and discuss the Bible, theology, and life application with our Pastor.

Contact Pastor Matt for the ZOOM Group meeting information!

Women’s  Groups & Bible Study

Bible Study groups are available both Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

Find more info at Women’s Ministries.

Mom’s Life – this small group meets Sunday evenings in person.

Find more info at Women’s Ministries.

Men’s Bible Study – (in person and via Zoom!)

Wednesday evenings at 7 pm in the Library. Find more info at Men’s Ministry

Men’s Fellowship Group – (in person and via Zoom!)

Sunday mornings at 9 am in-person in our Conference Room with a hybrid Zoom option to join the group. Please contact Lon Herrera for the Zoom link and Password at

Find more info on Men’s Ministry

Men’s Breakfast

Tuesday mornings at 8 am at Main Street Restaurant and Steak House (3159 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93003)