SUNDAY'S MESSAGE: Stories for Life: Exploring the Parables of Jesus

While on earth, Jesus spoke to people in short stories, called parables, that used a common everyday situation or item to communicate a deeper spiritual truth. Parables were Jesus' way of communicating to everyday people about everyday life. 


This Sunday, October 21 we will look at the Parable of the Talents. If you have ever gone on vacation and asked someone to water your plants or feed your cat then you will connect with this story. Join as we discover what happened when a wealthy landowner entrusted three trusted individuals with a lot of resources while he was away for a long time. Hint: two rocked - one bombed. 

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God is on the Move

God has given Otterbein a God-sized vision for the future to help transform lives, families, our church, our community and the world. We are calling it our TRANSFORM VISION 2020. It is a bold vision that we are trusting God to help us accomplish between now and the end of 2020. Learn more about TRANSFORM VISION 2020 by clicking here.


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Welcome to Otterbein

We know going to church for the first time can be a little awkward and even scary—especially if you don’t know anyone. We want to assure you that we will do everything we can to make your visit with us a positive one. We encourage you to stop at GUEST CENTRAL in the church lobby where a helpful volunteer will answer questions you have and provide an overview of our church programs. Greeters and ushers are available to answer questions you might have. Directional signs will point you toward our nursery, classrooms and sanctuary. We welcome guests, and our church wants to help you have a good first-time experience.

service times

Sundays, 8–9:05 a.m.

Blended worship experience with band & choir


Sundays, 9:30–10:35 a.m. & 11–12:05 p.m.

Modern worship experience with band


Nursery (birth–age 1) available in all services


Children's Sunday School (age 2–grade 5) available at 9:30 & 11 a.m.


Youth Ministry (grades 6–12) available at 9:30 a.m.

practical messages

We understand that one of the biggest criticisms of the church is that the sermons are boring and not very helpful. Our pastors try very hard to make sure that the sermons don’t just teach about the Bible, but that they also talk about how to put into practice what the Bible says. We use various forms of media to help explain the Bible, and outlines of the messages are provided every week so you can take notes and think more about the teaching in the messages after you leave the church.

VISION 2020 Serve Opportunities

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities to serve as part of our VISION 2020 Initiative, please click the graphic to the left. Descriptions of all opportunities can be found there along with a form you can complete.

Elder Recommendation Form

Do you know someone who attends Otterbein Church whom you believe should be considered for the role of Elder? Would you like to serve as an Elder at Otterbein? Between now & Nov. 11, the congregation has the opportunity to submit names to the Elder Selection Committee to be considered for the position of Elder. Click here to download the qualifications & recommendation form. Click the graphic to the right to complete the form for online.