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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.

Spring Life Groups starting the week of January 26th

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.


2nd Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Ray & Maria Carrillo – (805) 983-1890 x112
Co-Leaders: George Lopez and Daniel Paz
Hosted by: Louie & Margaret Garcia, 411 North 9th St, Santa Paula


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


2nd & 4th Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Tony & Rose Misewitch – (805) 302-2786
Location: 1451 Park Avenue, Port Hueneme
(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


4th Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Ray & Maria Carrillo – (805) 983-1890 x112
Co-Leaders: George Lopez and Daniel Paz
Location: Norbert & Stella Riesgo, 656 W. Santa Paula St, Santa Paula


2nd & 3rd Thursday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Jeff & Tina Stevens – (805) 794-5544
Location: 461 N. “M” St, Oxnard


3rd Thursday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Ralph & Sandra Romero – (805) 509-8548
Hosted by: Joe & Kathy Lombardi, 2308 Crown Point Court, Oxnard – (805) 485-6265


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


Married Groups


MARRIAGE BUILT TO LAST!
Every Friday (except 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: February 20, March 20, April 24, May 15 - 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.)

YOUNG MARRIED GROUP
Last Friday (starts Feb 27) – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Andrew and Chrissy Carroll - (805) 340-6018
Hosted by: Ebe & Jelly Guerrero, 225 Deodar Ave, Oxnard

This life group is designed to help young couples strengthen their marriages by helping them grow closer to Christ and each other. A godly marriage is the foundation of health for a family; and building a strong marriage is essential for young couples. Come build relationships, grow stronger in our marriages, and strengthen our relationship with Christ. Each meeting will include a potluck dinner. Young children, ages 5 and under, are welcome.


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-Leaders: Ruben DeLaO , Jeff Stevens, 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.
 

“THE INVESTED LIFE”
Monday – Friday - 6:00 - 7:00 am
Leader: Pastor Ray Carrillo
Co-Leaders: Juan Jimenez, George Lopez and Doug Romero
Location: New Life Community Church, The Wedge Room

“Making disciples of all nations, one person at a time.” This group with be reading and learning from the book “The Invested Life” and is designed to help grow in our relationship with Christ and others.  Two questions the book ask, “Who is investing in me?”  “Whom am I investing in?” Join us as we fellowship, pray and study the Word. Book cost is $8.

Prayer

NIGHT OF MIRACLES
3rd Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Al & Phyllis Nordquist – (805) 482-7879

Co-Leader: Frank Carreto
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: February 22, March 22, April 19, May 17 - 4:00 p.m.
Leaders: Monica Vargas – (805) 983-1890 x115 or (805) 253-3705 and Kathy Lombardi

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 and for the location.

“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!


RUNNING GROUP
Every Friday – 6:00 a.m.
Leaders:  Pastor Andrew Carroll – (805) 340-6018 and Nick Mlinac
Location:  Mobile Gas Station, 490 Victoria Ave, Oxnard (corner of 5th and Victoria)

We believe our health matters to God.  That is why we invite you to come running with us.  It doesn’t matter if you have never ran before and want to start running or if you are a born runner!  Everyone is welcomed!  Running with others who can encourage you will help you reach your goals!  We have people who run at every pace, so please join us knowing there’s a place for you. Run time starts at 6:10am. Contact one of the leaders to join the text group.  The text group will be notified of any time or route changes.  2 Samuel 18:23a, “He said, ‘Come what may, I want to run…’”

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

Every Tuesday (except the week of 1st Wednesday) – 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Kerrie Cormode - (805) 766-3547
Co-Leaders: Trina Ayala and Anna Espinosa
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6

Beth Moore’s 11 week Bible study “Breaking Free” will lead us through scripture to discover the transforming power of freedom in Jesus Christ. Themes for this study come from Isaiah, a book about the captivity of God's children, the faithfulness of God, and the road to freedom."

Pre-registered for class and childcare is required. There is weekly homework with a workbook. Cost is $20.


NEW LIFE WOMEN (MORNING)

2nd & 4th Wednesday – 9:30 a.m.
Leaders: Pastor Tami Abraham - (805) 983-1890
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6 (Child Care Available)

Please join us for teaching, small groups, fellowship and fun! We will study the life of Gideon through Priscilla Shirer’s DVD teachings “Gideon: Your Weakness, God’s Strength”. We will learn how our weakness and God's strength is a gift given by God, specifically and strategically to unlock His strength in you! Study books will be available for purchase.


NEW LIFE WOMEN (EVENING)

2nd & 4th Thursday – 6:30 p.m.
Leaders: Rebecca Garcia - (805) 377-3356
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 5 (Child care available.)

Please join us for teaching, small groups, fellowship and fun! We will study the life of Gideon through Priscilla Shirer’s DVD teachings “Gideon: Your Weakness, God’s Strength”. We will learn how our weakness and God's strength is a gift given by God, specifically and strategically to unlock His strength in you! Study books will be available for purchase.


THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT
Leader: Connie Boyer – (805) 890-0604
Leader: Christina Odom – (805) 983-1890 x101

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.

MY SINGLE MOM’S LIFE
2nd & 4th Thursday – 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Pastor Tracy Whitehead – (805) 983-1890 x107
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6 (Child care available.)

Being a single mom is one of the toughest jobs in the world, but you don't have to do it alone.  Psalm 54:4 says, “Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.” No matter what circumstances brought you to this point, God has made a way for you to be strengthened and renewed.  Join us for a time of teaching, small groups, fellowship and fun.  We will reference the book "My Single Mom's Life" by Angela Thomas, as a tool for this group.  The book is optional, not required.

Financial Peace

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Every Thursday (Jan 29 – Apr 26) – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Ruth Davis – (805) 228-2765
Co-Leader: Todd & Debra Downey
Location: New Life Community Church

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 Thursday, January 29 and Thursday, February 12.