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Life Groups

Life Groups are a place where you can share your life with others. The bigger our church gets the smaller we want to be.  This happens by getting connected in a Life Group.  We have a variety of groups with different topics and interests. They consist of people just like you who open their homes or meet at church to connect with you!

Life Groups exist to help each of us grow in our relationship with God and build lasting friendships that will support, strengthen and encourage us in our daily walk with the Lord.

As you read through this brochure prayerfully consider which Life Group God has chosen just for you.  Get connected in a Life Group today and see your life begin to change.

Fall Life Groups starting the week of September 22nd.

 

Going Deeper Groups

GOING DEEPER INTO GOD’S WORD
These groups, located in homes, are designed to help you go deeper in your walk with God and build relationships with one another. The groups will go deeper into the topic from the previous Sunday’s message, with interaction and discussion about applying God’s truth to your lives. There will be time to share praise reports and also pray for each other.

3rd Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Jeff & Tina Stevens
Location: 461 N. “M” St, Oxnard – (805) 794-5544

2nd Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Pat & Yvonne Garrett
Location: New Life Community Church, Office Conference Room – (805) 832-4352

2nd Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Jeff & Tina Stevens
Location: 461 N. “M” St, Oxnard – (805) 794-5544

2nd & 4th Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Tony & Rose Misewitch
Location: 1451 Park Avenue, Port Hueneme – (805) 302-2786
(No children please.)

2nd & 4th Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Jose & Sharon Paramo – (805) 804-0065
Co-Leaders: Noel & Lorena Rodriguez – (805) 366-2783
Location: 1531 Alturas St, Oxnard

2nd Thursday – 6:30 p.m.
Leaders: Matt & Nancy Kolb – (805) 279-1850
Location: 1593 Lexington Ct, Camarillo

2nd & 4th Thursday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Frank & Liza Carreto – (805) 302-2761
Co-Leader: Frank Carreto Jr. – (805) 807-5186
Location: 1335 W. Juniper St, Oxnard

4th Thursday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Ray & Maria Carrillo – (805) 983-1890 x112
Co-Leaders: Juan Jimenez, Manuel Leal, George Lopez, Doug Romero
Location: 304 E. Olive St., Oxnard

GOING DEEPER FOR YOUTH (grades 9 – 12)
Every Other Monday (starts Oct 6) - 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  
Leaders: Pastor Mario & Kelly Islas – (805) 983-1890 x128
Various Locations

This life group is for ALL high school students grades 9 –12.  It will be a time to "go deeper" into the message from Wednesday night.   This will give students a chance to talk about God’s Word, ask questions, and discuss how they can apply it to their lives. Call Pastor Mario for location.


Married Groups


MARRIAGE BUILT TO LAST!
Every Friday (not the week of 1st Wednesday) - 7:00 p.m.  
Leaders: Gene & Becky Marin – (805) 907-0764, email: becky.marin1@verizon.net
Co-leaders: John & Silvia Carrillo
Location: 1230 Rachel Dr, Oxnard

Whether you've been married for years, are newly married, or engaged the “Love and Respect” series will help you discover timeless principles from God's Word, share in your challenges and successes, and build a marriage that will last and leave a lasting legacy for your family!  Come join us and see what God has in store for you! Cost of book $10. (No children please.)

THE HUSBAND AND HIS HELPER
Friday: Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 21 - 6:30 p.m.  
Leaders: Argen & Christina Odom – (805) 983-1890 x101 or (805) 253-3345
Co-leaders: Mario & Maria Torres
Hosted by: Kristian & Marisol Hernandez, 2331 Otter Creek Lane, Oxnard (Note: Parking is on Stone Creek Drive only.)

“The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’” (Genesis 2:18)  Placing Christ in the center of your marriage is the first step to a successful marriage. Come and learn how to grow in your relationship with God while learning about His design for marriage and your role, as a husband or wife. (No children please.)

Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts
Contact: Pastor Andrew Carroll - (805) 983-1890 ext. 105

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts pre-marital curriculum was created by relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, and is designed for couples who are engaged, or are newly married (1 year or less).
It is a comprehensive marriage program designed specifically for today’s couples; because other than your relationship with Jesus, your marriage is the single most important relationship you will ever have! That is why we invite you to save your marriage before it starts!

The cost is $75 and includes books/workbooks, and a 7-session DVD set. Each couple will go through the material with a New Life mentoring couple. The dates, times, and location of the course will be individually set up between the mentoring couple and the participating couple.

Please note: if you are interested in having a New Life Pastor officiate your wedding, pre-marital counseling through New Life is required.  To sign up for this class or for more information, please fill out the form.

Men's Group

JUST FOR MEN
2nd & 4th Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leader: Pastor Chuck Swankosky – (805) 983-1890 x111
Co-Leader: Ruben DeLaO and Javier Vargas
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 5

Men desperately need someone who will believe in them; to encourage, disciple and empower them to be godly, mature, balanced husbands, fathers, and leaders. God is calling all men to fight for their faith and families! Whether you’re married or single, this group will help you grow deeper in your walk with the Lord as you learn, share and pray together.

Prayer

NIGHT OF MIRACLES
3rd Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Al & Phyllis Nordquist – (805) 482-7879
New Life Community Church, The Wedge Room

Join us as we come together to seek God and trust Him for supernatural intervention in our lives. Miracles in all areas: relationships, finances, physical health, jobs, children, deliverance from any addiction - any situation ... It’s in your hands, you hold a miracle. He is faithful!

EARLY MORNING PRAYER
Every Thursday – 6:30 a.m.
Leaders: Diana Caskey – (805) 620-0001 and Patrick & Mary Carey – (805) 483-2578
Location: New Life Community Church

Join us each week as we pray through the individual prayer requests of New Life. This group is for anyone who has a heart for prayer (even if you don’t like to pray out loud!). “Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, Jesus went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.” Mark 1:35

Singles Group

ADULT SINGLES & SINGLE PARENTS
Last Sunday Monthly - 5:30 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Kevin & Tammy Harvey - (805) 983-1890 x106
Location: New Life Community Church, The Wedge Room (Child Care Available)

Potluck style fellowship for single parents and adult singles (age 28 – 54). Join us as we build friendships and pray for one another in a Christ-focused environment. “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.” Hebrews 12:2

Fellowship Groups

THE TABLE EXPERIENCE
Sunday: September 28, October 26, November 9 - 3:00 p.m.  
Leaders: Monica Vargas & Kathy Lombardi – (805) 983-1890 x115 or (805) 253-3705
Location: New Life Community Church

This group is open to anyone who would like to learn to cook and have a Christ-centered table experience in the home. You will have fun cooking together, fellowshipping and eating! Cost will vary depending on menu. Space is limited, please call to reserve your spot.

“SOWING” FOR FUN
2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesday - 6:00 p.m.  
Leader: Nancy Kolb – (661) 205-6286
Co-Leader: Josie Centeno – (805) 253-6454
Location: New Life Community Church, The Wedge Room

Whether you’ve never sewn before, you’re a beginner or consider yourself a “pro” you’re invited to join this fun group (kids 12yrs and older please).  You will have opportunity to get to know others while sewing a project you bring to work on or you can purchase a “draw string bag” project for $5.

Come and spend time building relationships, making new friends and sewing together!

Support Groups

GRIEF SHARE
Every Tuesday – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Leader: Caroline Parra – (805) 551-6084
Location: New Life Community Church, Office Conference Room

GriefShare is a weekly group designed for people grieving the death of someone close. It’s a place where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. At GriefShare, you’ll learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult time in your life. Cost is $15 (includes a workbook).

LIFE RECOVERY FOR MEN
Every Friday – 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Pete Ramon – (805) 832-3109
Co-Leader: Don Sweeny – (805) 443-3266
New Life Community Church, Room 5

LIFE RECOVERY FOR WOMEN
Every Friday – 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Rebecca Ramon – (805) 832-3110
Co-Leader: Rita Albin – (805) 984-3430
New Life Community Church, Room 6

Life Recovery Groups offer a biblical and balanced program that can help individuals overcome personal hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Based on the actual words of Jesus, the group is committed to encouraging and strengthening all who are in attendance. You will learn from each other’s experience to help recovery from addictions and compulsions.

We will carry a message of hope and God’s love by teaching how to be reconciled to God, and to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ. We will learn to understand God’s purpose, calling, gifts, love, and to serve others in our communities. Everyone is welcome!

“But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life.” Romans 6:22

Women's Groups


BETH MOORE BIBLE STUDY
2nd & 4th Monday (starts Sept 29) – 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Kerrie Cormode  - (805) 766-3547
Co-Leaders: Trina Ayala & Anna Espinoza
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6 (Child Care Available)

Jesus wants to spend secret time with you – an interior relationship that’s unique to just you two. Sacred Secrets is 6-session study from Beth Moore that explores the theology of secrets. Secrets can be good or harmful. Some need forgiveness, and some should be kept between you and God. Cost is $12 which includes the Study Journal.

NEW LIFE WOMEN (MORNING)
Wednesday (Oct 8 & 22, Nov 12 & 19) – 9:30 a.m.
Leaders: Pastor Tami Abraham and Rose Misewitch - (805) 983-1890
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6 (Child Care Available)

All women are welcome to join us for Bible study and a chance to connect with other women. Whether you’re a stay home mom, working or retired, you are not only invited, but we want to meet you! Invite  a friend, or come on your own and meet some New Life Women. Bring a Bible and be ready for a great morning!

NEW LIFE WOMEN (EVENING)
Thursday (Sept 25, Oct 9 & 23, Nov 13 & 20) – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Tracy Whitehead, Rebecca Garcia and Tracy Proefrock - (805) 983-1890 x107
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 5 (Child Care Available)

This is going to be a great Bible study with a fun twist!! Every meeting we’ll spend time in God’s Word, pray and connect with one another. Some weeks we’ll spend more time in small groups, and other weeks we’ll spend time playing some fun games, laugh a lot, and so much more! Please invite a friend and join us.

THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT
Leader: Connie Boyer – (805) 890-0604

Isaiah 61:1 says Jesus came to “bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives and release the prisoners from darkness.” This Bible study will take you on a journey that will bring you to a place where your life will be changed forever. If you will seek Him with all of your heart, you will find Him and will never be the same again. Come receive healing for your wounded heart and learn how much Jesus loves you.

Group requires a 10 week commitment and purchase of Study Guide. Cost is $25. Very limited space available, please call for more information.

ZUMBA 4 CHRIST
Leader: Caryn Papa - (805) 340-1343
Location: New Life Community Church, Lobby

All women are invited to fellowship with other sisters in Christ, get in shape and worship the Lord while we move and groove to pop, Latin and international music. Life Group will be held weekly at the church and schedule will be released at the beginning of each month. $2 donation per class is welcome but not required. If you plan on joining the group please email carynpapa@gmail.com for dates, times and updates.

Financial Peace

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
Every Thursday – 7:00
Leaders: Tim & Renee Belton – (805) 720-4480
Co-Leader: Ruth Davis
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6

We all need a plan for our money. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University  classes have a proven track record for financial success! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, this 10 week class will allow for discussions and interactive small group activities. FPU presents biblical, practical steps to show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Cost is $100.

A free preview is open to everyone on September 25. Child care is available. Pre-registration is required.