How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth

How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth

We are excited to share a new teaching series for the youth this summer! The purpose of this series is to equip our youth with the knowledge on how to read and interpret the scripture in proper context. In this series we will go over: Biblical Genres, Author’s Role, Different Translations, Interpretations, and more.

Start Date: July 10th – August 7th (Fridays) – Five Sessions
All sessions will be online via Zoom*

General Outline of the Study
Session 1 – Introductions, Translations, and Genres
Date: 7/10 (Friday) Time: 7:30pm
Topics of Study: Spectrum of Translations, Understanding Genres, Thinking Contextually, Author’s Role, and Basic resources for study.

Session 2 – Old Testament: History and Laws
Date: 7/17 (Friday) Time: 7:30pm
Topics of Study: Interpreting: Jonah, David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17:1-58)

Session 3 – Old Testament: Prophecy, Psalms, & Wisdom
Date: 7/24 (Friday) Time: 7:30pm
Topics of Study: Interpreting: Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 31

Session 4 – New Testament: Gospels and Epistles
Date: 7/31 (Friday) Time: 7:30pm
Topics of Study: Interpreting – Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1-22), James 1:3-4

Session 5 – New Testament: Revelation and Application
Date: 8/7 (Friday) Time: 7:30pm
Topics of Study: Interpreting – Revelation 3:14-22, Other resources and ways of study.

Read the Bible

Read the Bible


The early church read together to grow spiritually. They gathered to hear God’s word read aloud so that they could discuss and apply it together. We desire to be conformed to the image of Christ through developing the discipline of reading His word.   Reading God’s WORD alone can be challenging, so let’s read together and spur on one another.  

  • Dates: 7/7, 7/9; 7/14, 7/16; 7/21, 7/23; 7/28, 7/30 (Total 8 Sessions) 
  • Tuesdays and Thursday Nights
  • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • ESV Translation Bible 
  • We will read each book in its entirety per each session as time permits.

Tentative Reading Schedule:

  • 7/7 Tues. – Acts 1-14:28; Galatians 1-6
  • 7/9 Thurs. – Acts 15 -18:3; 1 Thess. 1-5; 2 Thess. 1-3
  • 7/14 Tues. – Acts 18:4 – 19:20; 1 Corinthians 1-16
  • 7/16 Thurs. – Acts 19:21 – Acts 20:6; Romans 1-16
  • 7/21 Tues. – 2 Corinthians 1-13; Acts 20:7-28; Ephesians 1-6
  • 7/23 Thurs. – Colossians 1-4; Philemon 1; Philippians 1-4
  • 7/28 Tues. – James 1-5; 1 Timothy 1-6; Titus 1-3
  • 7/30 Thurs. – 2 Timothy 1-4; Hebrews 1-13
If you are interested in participating, register HERE
Class of 2020 – Graduation Car Parade

Class of 2020 – Graduation Car Parade

June 13 – Senior Class Graduation Car Parade 11:00 AM -12:30 PM


We will be celebrating the class of 2020 with a car parade on Saturday (6/13) in the SMC parking lot. Graduates are asked to drive through the loop in front of the SMC and pick up their gift packages. Others are welcome to come and cheer on our brothers and sisters (PPE required – masks and social distancing) as we celebrate their transition from youth to college and beyond.


1. Students make sure to dress to impress! We will have a photo booth ready for you guys. 

2. Wearing your cap and gown is optional.

3. Follow social distancing orders. Maintain a minimum of at least six feet of social distance from one another.

4. Please wear your mask.

Driver/ Parents

1. Location of the parade will around the SMC roundabout. Please follow the signage and directions. 

2. Be courteous of other drivers. 

3. Please help our students maintain the social distancing orders. 


Will the bathrooms be open?

Yes, but we will allow one person at a time.

Can my student take pictures with other students? 

Yes, but with six-feet distance from each others. Students can be creative with their pictures.

What happens if my student can’t make it?

You can schedule a pick-up with us at church.

We love you Class of 2020!

Friday Night Online: HOW TO

Friday Night Online Small Group: HOW-TO

  1. Join your small group class online via Zoom, Instagram, Google Hangout at 8 PM
  2. Begin with praise/lesson intro. (Grove Youtube)
  3. Download the lesson handout for the week (link below)
  4. Watch and discuss the lesson of the week in your groups
  5. Share and close with a time of prayer

Grove Small Groups Online **For security purposes, please text P. David at 443.986.2832 with name, grade, and date of birth for verification, to acquire the PW.


Now, to make our online session most enjoyable, we ask that all participants agree to adhere to the following guidelines/rules:

  • Stay on topic
  • Allow each person to share and not for one person to dominate
  • No side chatting (honor code – be engaged and participate)
  • Have your Video ON, for accountability (Show those beautiful faces!)
  • Be respectful of others
  • Be patient
  • Be mindful that this is an online classroom and so share as much as you are comfortable, but refrain from confidential sharing

Grove 2019 Summer Retreat – Packing List

Grove Summer Retreat for Jr. High members (7/26-7/28/2019)


Please remember to drop your child off at ODPC EC Gym on July 26th between 1:00-2:00 PM.
At the Check-in Desk, your child will receive their name tag, T-shirt, and you’ll be asked to verify your emergency contact information.

We ask that your child BRING the following items:

  • Bible (NIV or ESV)
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Personal sports water bottle (refillable kind)
  • Sleeping Bag & Pillow
  • Sneakers (must be worn at all times) *optional – flip-flops for the pool area and cabin only
  • Toiletries, Towels, Extra Clothes & Socks
  • Sunblock lotion, insect-repellent spray
  • Bathing Suit (One-piece for the girls), pool towel

Please DO NOT BRING the following:

  • NO Electronics of any kind (i.e., cell phone, game systems, cameras, etc.)

** Parents:

If you must contact your child, call the pastor or retreat center directly.
P. David Seo: 443-986-2832 | Skycroft Conference/Retreat Center: 1-800-536-6759

We are excited to come alongside your child as they walk with Jesus in their spiritual journey. We ask that you pray for us, for all the participant’s health and safety as well as for each participant to powerfully encounter our living God as their personal Lord and Savior throughout the retreat.

Thank you for your continued support.
Grove Youth and Team

2019 Spring Baptism

2019 Spring Baptism

Dear Grove Family,

As we enter into the Lenten season, we spend time remembering Christ’s work for us on the cross, and also look forward to this season where we baptize and confirm our younger brothers and sisters into the body.

We are now registering for our spring baptism/confirmation. The age requirement for baptism/confirmation is that the candidate must be 13 years of age or older by the baptism/confirmation service. Our baptism/confirmation service is scheduled for April 12, 2019 at 8pm. The deadline to register is March 17, 2019.

Baptism is one of two sacraments that Christ has given the church. It is the public declaration of one’s faith in Christ. The sprinkling of water symbolizes the blood of Christ washing our sins.

Confirmation is a public declaration of one’s faith in Christ as well. However, it is for those who have already been baptized at an earlier age. This symbolizes the individual taking ownership of his/her own faith after having been committed to Christ by his/her family.

Our registration page is online at:

In order to be baptized or confirmed, YOU MUST ATTEND ALL CLASSES AND BE PRESENT FOR YOUR INTERVIEW. The meeting times are on the sign-up page.

If you have any other questions, please contact us.

Pastor Peter: [email protected]

Pastor David: [email protected]

Thank you!

ODPC Grove Staff

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