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Row the Boat

Small Group Central


Row the Boat

Small Group Central

Life is not meant to be lived alone. We were created to experience and engage life with other people. This is so critical to both spiritual and personal growth, and it’s why we encourage everyone in the OG family to be part of a Community Small Group.

A Community Small Group is 4-12 people who gather consistently in a homes, workplaces, public areas, wherever!

We want our Community Small Groups:

A.     To be places where ALL people are Accepted, period!

B.     To help people Believe in Christ, and know that they Belong to a family.

C.     To be encouraging environments for Continued Growth in faith.

D.     To embody the love of Christ for our “neighbors” through Doing Good.

Be part of a Small Group for our Row the Boat series!

There are three ways you and your Small Group can participate during our Row the Boat series:

Study Group

Study Groups are your more traditional Bible study/discussion groups centered around the Sunday message and series theme. But we won't leave you in a lurch!

Study Groups are provided weekly with:

  1. Scripture
  2. Videos
  3. Discussion Q's
  4. and more

Service Group

Service Groups will be all about putting faith in action by serving together throughout the series.

Whether it's on Sundays during our community initiatives or on your own with organizations you already know of, serving others is a great way to discover God's purpose in your life.

Need help with opportunities? Consult our list of local partners.

Social Group

Time an issue? Not able to fully commit to consistent group meetings? Start a Social Group for the series by reaching out to a few people you've been meaning to talk with and have a couple get-togethers throughout the series. Whether it's dinners out or game nights in, spend some time with some great and build some community connections!

Need ideas? Consult our list of great social activities!


Social Group Ideas

Social Group Ideas

Grab your small group and head out on the town!

Check out this list of fun things to do together as group.

Don't forget to tell us about it! Send stories and photos to Tim


Riverside Arena
36635 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150
(734) 421-3540

Riverside Arena offers roller skating for all ages, Wednesday through Sunday. Each skating session features a different theme, such as retro music and Top 40 hits. Music blasts through the speakers while skaters race by. At various times throughout the session, special group activities are coordinated that include all skaters. Special events are held, such as a magic show or a live organ session, and rental of in-line or traditional skates are available if you don’t have your own pair.


Thunderbowl Lanes
4200 Allen Road
Allen Park, MI 48101
(313) 928-4688

Thunderbowl Lanes has everything needed for a fun night. Grab some fashionable bowling shoes, find the correct size bowling ball and get ready to bowl over the competition. Different areas feature themes such as top 50 music, unique lighting and an arcade to play games. Bowlers that want to dance can step onto the dance floor and boogie down.

Detroit Princess Riverboat
Motown Dinner + Moonlight Cruise
201 Civic Center Drive
Detroit, MI 48226
(877) 338-2628

Sail along the moonlit river every Saturday for a special Motown Dinner or Moonlight Cruise on the Detroit Princess Riverboat. See the city from a unique perspective as the skyline glitters in the distance. The boat has observation decks that offer breathtaking views. Dinner is served aboard the boat, then hit the dance floor and dance the night away to popular music and Motown classics.


Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle
310 South Troy St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 542-9900

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle has the funniest comedians from across the country on its stage. Get ready for an evening of laughter and fun. Open mic nights are held for budding comedians, and the stage also features big name acts. Three acts perform for each event, including breaking talent, a professional local comedian, followed by the headliner who is usually a known national name. Get ready to laugh the night away.


Three Cedars Farm
7897 6 Mile Rd
Northville, MI
(248) 437-8200

Three Cedars is the perfect fall destination spot. Featuring: Hayrides, U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, 7 Acre Corn Maze, Fresh Cider, Hot Donuts, Caramel Apples, Play Area, Petting Farm, and a General Store with old fashioned candy and seasonal items. You can reserve a tent for your party, or even a bonfire site if you want.

Plus parking is FREE.

774 Starkweather St
Plymouth, MI
(734) 667-3650

Unplug. 3&Up is an eclectic board game lounge with over 1000 games for adults, children, seniors, party groups, organizations and avid gamers to enjoy an 'electronic free zone.' We believe in connecting with friends and family to laugh and learn in a casual environment to away from ringtones and newsfeeds. Whether you're planning to hold an event at ur location or just enjoy a few hours of gameplay, you can bring your own food/beverage or cater in. Our snack bar sells Michigan made products and beverages. 

41550 Grand River Ave.
Novi, MI 48375
Phone: 248-788-8900

Whirlyball, dubbed “the world’s only totally mechanized team sport”, is best described as a combination of Basketball, Hockey and Jai-Alai played while riding an electrically powered machine, similar to a bumper car, called a WhirlyBug. Although the WhirlyBug resembles a bumper car, it is a far superior machine. Quicker, stronger and far more maneuverable, the WhirlyBug powers you and your team down court in a five on five game.


My Seg Adventures
587 W Ann Arbor Trail
Plymouth, MI
Phone: (734) 730-4524

Introducing a fun new way to explore and experience the sites and sounds of Plymouth and surrounding communities. Seg Adventures provides the ultimate Segway rental experience. Self-guided tours aptly name “My Seg Adventures” take riders through Historic Downtown Plymouth.

Solve the Plot
31213 Plymouth Rd
Livonia, MI
Phone: 734-743-1098

Similar to the game of Clue, players must work as a team to analyze, strategize and determine the best way possible to escape the crime scene and to solve the plotted twist. Participants enter the "crime scene" to search, find and examine the evidence left behind. The catch is players only have a total of 60 minutes to form their conclusion and exit strategy.

Escape Room Novi
44325 W 12 Mile Ste H175
Novi, MI 48377
Phone: (248) 308-2500

Enjoy a night out while testing your detective puzzle solving skills. From rooms ranging in all difficulties, solve the clues and get out within 60 minutes. Don't get locked-in! Great for date nights, birthday parties, or a fun night out. For parties greater than 10, please call to book your room. Although there is no age requirement, due to the complexity of the puzzles and problem solving skills required, we recommend participants be age 16 and over.

Farmington Hills Ice Arena
35500 W. 8 Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
(248) 478-8800
Ice Arena

The 70,000 square-foot Ice Arena contains two ice surfaces with a total seating capacity of 1,200 people. The arena offers concession facilities, locker rooms, lockers, meeting and party rooms as well as, administrative offices. The facility provides both recreational and competitive skating opportunities.

Dave and Busters
19375 Victor Pkwy
Livonia, MI
Phone: (734) 452-4600

At Dave & Buster's you can play hundreds of the hottest new arcade games in our Million Dollar Midway and win tickets for epic prizes. Try our mouth-watering, chef-crafted creations in our American restaurant. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite.

Royal Oak

The Great Escape Room
301 W. Fourth Street, Suite LL110
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Phone – 248-495-7032

The Great Escape Room is set up as part scavenger hunt and part puzzle. Groups of up to 12 people are literally locked in the room and have to put their heads together to find clues and solve logic puzzles that will lead to their escape before the 60 minutes are up. The puzzles at The Great Escape Room are a real-life experience based on the genre of computer and mobile phone escape games.

West Bloomfield

Adventure Park
6600 West Maple Road
West Bloomfield Twp., MI 48322
Phone – 248-419-1550

Explore zip lines and obstacle courses in the treetops. 5-acre aerial forest features 10 trails, 13 zip lines, 5 difficulty levels and 130 challenges. Designed for self-discovery and all ability levels. Top area attraction. Group discounts available. Reservations required.