A couple of weeks after visiting OCC, the student pastor approached me to ask if I was interested in coming to some leadership training. The following week, I was challenged to find a personal pastor. Another, older student then invited me to a weekend away. I gave a flaky answer, so he invited me again, twice more. I then saw him at Ultimate Frisbee and he invited me again!
OCC is a really tough place to coast. Not easy to just 'attend' church, sit at the back, and not be noticed. It may be an uncomfortable realisation that people really care about you and your growth, but it's a life-changing truth that we profoundly need community. I've grown at OCC. And I've had the privilege of helping others grow too.