Below, you'll find a list of ministries and opportunities for connection at Church of the Outer Banks...

Life Groups

If you’re new to the church or have been here since the beginning we want to see you connected in a Life Group.  In Life Groups, people talk through life issues, eat together, pray together, laugh together, struggle together, and serve others as we are transformed by the grace of God in our lives. Life Groups are the hub of our ministry.  They’re the place where the real ministry of the church takes place as we study God’s Word, while supporting and sharing our lives with one another. We believe that meeting together on a regular basis is time well spent. Life Groups meet on various nights of the week in homes throughout the Outer Banks. Contact the church office to find a Life Group for you!


We invite you to explore ways that you can get more involved at Church OBX. Please contact us at if you are interested in getting involved. Click here for a list of ministries.

OBX kids

Church of the Outer Banks puts a very high priority on loving our children.  We believe that our children are among the greatest of blessings. We live this out in many ways, including equipping parents by showing them what it looks like to be God honoring, Biblical leaders of their families. Our goal is to create and maintain a warm and dynamic atmosphere in which to point our kids to the truths of Jesus.  Our children’s ministry aims to partner with you as parents in the spiritual development of your children.
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OBX Youth

At the Church of the Outer Banks, we love our middle and high school students (sixth through twelfth grade).  Our hope is that students and families will grow in their relationship with God, each other, and the community around them. 

Throughout the summer, we have high school Bible studies on Monday nights at 7:00 PM at the Lillian Street beach access.  Middle school Bible studies are on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM at Lillian Street.  We're currently reading through the Book of Mark together. On Sunday nights, we meet at Lillian Street at 7:00 PM to hang out, catch up, and chill.  We also have a lot of awesome events like going to the water park and playing laser tag.

If you have any questions about Youth Group or want to get connected, email Matt Desmarais at

Core Membership

Every year we give people an opportunity to become core members of our church by filling out a membership form. We do not view membership as simply being a name on a list in the church office. Rather, being a member means that you take ownership of this church and support it through regularly attending, giving, and serving. If you have been coming long enough to consider this church your home we invite you to partner with us and become an active member. Please fill out the membership form on the back table and drop in one of the offering baskets.


In the Old Testament, baptism means washing or cleansing. It was a ritual that symbolized purity. In the New Testament, it continued to have that meaning but another element was added. Baptism also became symbolic of death and resurrection. The immersion of the body under the water indicates death to an old way of life and the raising of the body out of the water indicates the resurrection to a new way of life as a follower of Christ.
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