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 list, 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.

Fellowship Groups

RUNNING GROUP
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 5:00 a.m
Leaders:  Pastor Andrew Carroll and Nick Mlinac - (805) 302-3068
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. 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…’”



“SOWING” FOR FUN
2nd 4th Tuesday - 6:00 p.m.
Leader: Nancy Kolb – (661) 205-6286
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!

Going Deeper Groups

GOING DEEPER INTO GOD’S WORD
These groups, located in various homes and at the church, are designed to help one another go deeper in their walk with God and build relationships with one another. The groups 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 one another.

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
Location: 1531 Alturas St, Oxnard

3rd Wednesday (Filipino community) - 6:30 p.m.
Leaders: Ignacio & Angie Raigoza
Co-Leader: Nina Mojica
Hosted by: Larry & Doreena Morla, 4400 Boston Way, Oxnard - (805) 814-5727

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

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

2nd & 4th Tuesday (Filipino community) - 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Eric Reyes - (805) 415-5861
Location: 2649 Amy Place, Port Hueneme
Co-Leader: Nina Mojica

2nd Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leader: George Lopez
Co-leader: Kurt Meyer
Hosted By: Louie & Margaret Garcia, 411 North 9th St, Santa Paula

4th Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leader: Pastor Ray Carrillo - (805) 983-1890 x112
Co-Leaders: George Lopez/ Kurt Meyer
Hosted by: Norbert & Stella Riesgo, 656 W. Santa Paula St, Santa Paula

Men's Groups

The Invested Life
Monday – Friday - 6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
Leader: Pastor Ray Carrillo – (805) 983-1890 x112
Co-Leaders: George Lopez and Doug Romero
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6

“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 asks, “Who is investing in me?” “Who am I investing in?” Join us as we fellowship, pray and study the Word. Book cost is $8.

Money Matters

Biblical Principles of Personal Finances
Every Thursday - (Feb 11 - April 7) – 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Leader: Matt Kolb (Church Council Member) - (805) 279-1850
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6

“Jesus Christ said more about money than about any other single thing because, when it comes to a man’s real nature, money is of first importance. Money is an exact index to a man’s true character. All through Scripture there is an intimate correlation between the development of a man’s character and how he handles his money.” - Richard Halverson

This eight-week course will give a good Biblical understanding of how God's thinks about money and also provide practical tools for stewarding your finances. This class will cover such topics as: God’s Plan & Provision; Freedom from the Debt Cycle; Financial Planning and much more! Cost is $25. (Child care is available with pre-registration.) Please note: a new 8 week session will start April 21 - June 9.

A free preview is open to everyone on Thursday Feb 11 and April 21.

Prayer Groups

Night of Miracles
3rd Thursday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Al & Phyllis Nordquist – (805) 482-7879
Co-Leader: Frank Carreto
New Life Community Church, Room 8

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!



Grace Intercession
5th Thursday – Mar 31, June 30, Sept 29 and Oct 27 (4th Thurs exception)
Leaders: Al & Phyllis Nordquist – (805) 482-7879
Co-Leaders: Frank & Lisa Carreto
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 8

This group will be a “Forum on our Nation and our Role as a Church.” The purpose is to inform and discuss with Q&A, the state of our nation and waken and stir the hearts of God’s people to be involved in God’s plan and outcome for this election year (which is also the Jubilee year…a year of restoration, reconciliation and reconstruction.) Come learn how to be aware of international, national and local affairs and have the discernment of the Holy Spirit to perceive and judge all matters and hearts of leadership correctly according to the Word of God.



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, Church Office Hallway

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

Relationship Groups

Couples Group
Every Friday - 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Gene & Becky Marin – (805) 907-0764 - becky.marin1@verizon.net
Location: 1230 Rachel Dr, Oxnard

Whether you've been married for years, are newly married, or engaged the “The Art of Relationships” 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! (No children please.)



Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts
Contact: Jerry and Angie Marin – (805) 248-2138
Location: New Life Community Church
Please call the church office and speak with Bambi Johnston (805) 983-1890 ext 130 to sign up for this class.

The pre-marital curriculum, Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts, was created by relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. This life group is designed for couples that are interested in getting married or who already are newly married (1 year or less). If you are engaged and have a specific wedding date please refer to the note below. This class is a comprehensive pre-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!

To sign up and reserve your spot in this group please complete the form at our website. It’s listed under “Life Groups”. The cost is $75 and includes books/workbooks, and a 7-session DVD set.

Please note: If you are engaged and have a specific wedding date and would like to have a New Life Pastor officiate your wedding, please contact Bambi Johnston in the church office and complete the form online.

Singles Group

Adult Singles & Single Parents
Last Sunday - 5:30 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Kevin & Tammy Harvey - (805) 983-1890 x106
Location: New Life Community Church, The Wedge Room

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. Child care available.

Support Groups

GriefShare
Every Tuesday (starts Feb 9) – 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 – 6:15 p.m.
Leader: Pete Ramon – (805) 832-3109
Co-Leader: Tony Martinez – (805) 443-3266
New Life Community Church, Room 8

Life Recovery For Women
Every Friday – 6:15 p.m.
Leader: Rebecca Ramon – (805) 832-3110
Co-Leader: Rita Albin – (805) 984-3430
New Life Community Church, Room 8

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



Veteran’s Reunion
Leader- Don Rosenberger – (805) 216-1849
Every Tuesday- 7:00 PM
New Life Community Church, Room 8

As service members return from serving abroad, most come home without a sense of community of belonging; often segregated from the community and peers within society. New Life’s purpose is to prevent current and prior service members from being led astray, but to help them rekindle their relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The men and women who endure the challenges of battle go on with their lives; however, they must prepare themselves not just body and mind, but most importantly in spirit.

Womens Groups

Beth Moore Bible Studies
A Study of David: Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed
2nd & 4th Tuesday (starts Feb 9) – 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Rebecca Garcia, 1750 Rivas Lane, Oxnard - (805) 377-3356
Co-Leaders: Anna Espinoza and Norma Sanchez

Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed: A Study of David is based on the teaching sessions of the Deeper Still conference featuring Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Kay Arthur. These three women explored their lives and the life of David in this six-session women's Bible study. Each segment focuses on the life of David at a different stage of his life: as a young man, as a middle-aged man and as a man facing the final third of his life. You'll laugh, cry and learn to love God with these three women of God! Cost is $13 for the study workbook. (No children please.)



Beth Moore Bible Studies
The Life of Daniel: Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy
2nd & 4th Tuesday (starts Feb 9) – 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Rebecca Garcia, 1750 Rivas Lane, Oxnard - (805) 377-3356
Co-Leaders: Anna Espinoza and Norma Sanchez

This faith-building study of prophecy will teach us how to live with integrity in today's self-absorbed society. The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers in Jesus Christ face many of the same trials.

The first part of this Bible study will deal with Daniel's life as he faced the kind of pressures and temptations Christians encounter today and Daniel models how to develop enduring integrity in an enticing world. The second part explores thrilling prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Jesus Christ. Cost is $16 for the study workbook. (Childcare is available with pre-registration.)