Ministry Teams
  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Education
  • Evangelism and Missions
  • Fellowship
  • Hospitality
  • Worship

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers." - Galatians 6:9-10 (NIV)

Ministries of OVCRC

There are several teams that meet regularly to plan and work with the different ministries of the church. This is one way to encourage our members to serve the Lord and get involved with the work of the church.

Below is a list of some of the ministries that are available for our members, friends and visitors.  For those ministries that meet on weeknights, please call the church at 757-588-2077 or email to confirm the place, dates and times.

Sunday School

Classes for 2016-2017 school year:

  • Teen and Adult Class. Adventuring through the Bible. This class will take a journey through all 66 books of the Bible.
  • Children's Class. God's Grace in the Law. A study on the Ten Commandments.

Morning Worship - (Nursery is provided)

Our morning worship service is conducted at 11 am each Sunday.  We have a worship team that leads the congregation in the singing of hymns and praise songs. The children up to age 12 are then dismissed to Children's Church for a regular Sunday School lesson.

Lord's Supper/Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month.  The pastor's sermon is usually recorded and a CD of the sermon can be requested. Also, you can go to Sermons for the list of sermons available online.

"O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!" - Psalm 34:3 (RSV)

Fellowship Meals

On the first Sunday of each month, a fellowship meal is held following the morning worhip service. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share. For all other Sundays, light lunch is available after the morning worhip service. There is a sign-up sheet for up to three families to volunteer to bring a light lunch for a Sunday. These meals allow time for the congregation to get to know one another better in an informal setting.

Evening worship

Our Sunday evening worship service is held at 6 PM.  This more informal service includes a time of "congregation's choice" singing of hymns and praise songs; open congregational prayer and discussion of the morning's text.

Prayer meetings

Congregational prayer meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:00 pm and are open to all.  For urgent prayer needs, there is a prayer chain that can be activated at any time.  To send a request or a praise down the prayer chain, contact any of the elders or deacons.

Men's Life

The men of the church meet every 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings from 7:30am to 9:00am for breakfast, Bible study and fellowship.

Ladies Bible Study

The ladies meet every first and third Saturday morning from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. There will be a time for Bible Study and a time for prayer during these meetings.

Fit and Faithful

NOTE:Fit and Faithful will take a break in June and July and will resume again in August.

Fit and Faithful is an exercise and fitness class that is held at the church sanctuary every Tuesday evening, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. For the Fit side, we use a very fun style of exercise called Tabata, which is great because it allows everyone to work at their own pace, so absolutely everyone can participate. We also discuss nutrition and other health strategies. As for the Faithful side, we spend time in devotions together, looking at the why and how of taking care of our bodies in relationship to our faith.

"Do you know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Hope to see you there!.

OV Outreach Ministry

This year we have a new ministry called Ocean View (OV) Outreach Ministry with the goal of reaching out to the neighborhood. Details are still being worked out. As a start, a new email address has been established where people can send their prayer requests. If you like the church to pray for you, please send an email to

Small Group or Shepherding Group

Shepherding Groups, sometimes called covenant groups or cell groups, are small groups of people (5-10 members) within the church that meet to study God's Word and support one another in their Christian walks.  Currently, we have one group, the Wellspring Shepherding Group, that meets twice a month on Fridays at 7:30 pm in Norfolk. For more information, please call the church at (757) 588-2077.

World Missions

Our church currently supports missionaries with the Christian Reformed World Missions and Africa Inland Mission. During the period from the Sunday after Easter through Pentecost Sunday, we hold world missions campaigns to promote the work of the missionaries in different countries.

Other fellowship opportunities

Other activities, designed to get together church members and others in the community for fun and fellowship, include movie nights, summer cook-outs, and going to baseball games. 

Updated: June 2017

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