Lead Pastor

 

Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.”  John 15:4-5

 

Dear Friends,

Since you have taken the time to get all the way to this page, I’m going to make the assumption you are interested in Ocean View United Methodist Church!  I’m delighted that you want to know more about us.

I have served Ocean View long enough to be able to say with authority—this is an amazing church!  It is filled with so many people who are willing to get out of their seats to welcome newcomers to our worship services.  It’s a church that responds quickly to mission opportunities—from disaster assistance to filled backpacks for kids returning to a new school year.  Sunday worship is lively in our traditional (8:15, 11), and contemporary (9:30) services; and Saturday evenings intimate service (6:00) in our Chapel.  We tend to a more informal style (we are only 2 blocks from the ocean!) and we welcome our local residents and visitors alike!

For those who are looking for a spiritual home—we hope you come and be our guests!  Our mission at Ocean View is to make disciples for Christ so that we can transform the world.  We believe that as we grow in faith in Christ, we will bear fruit!  (John 15:4-5). Therefore we emphasize growing in faith at all levels and our vision is to become a church filled with small groups…where her members will be cared for, discipled and find mission opportunities that will be aligned with Spirit-filled passion.

Of course, we still have much work to do to fulfill the vision that God has given us.  We look forward to meeting all those God will send our way, so that together we will make make God’s vision a reality here at Ocean View!

Blessings to you!

Michelle