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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 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.
It's never too late to join a Life Group! Start attending one this week!

Going Deeper Groups

GOING DEEPER INTO GOD’S WORD
These groups, located in various homes, are designed to help one another go deeper in their 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 one another.

2nd and 4th Tuesday - 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Ralph & Sandra Romero
Hosted by: Duncan & Donna McNair, 3670 Sunset Lane, Oxnard - (805) 469-5006
(No children please.)

3rd Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Jeff & Tina Stevens
Co-Leaders: Genji & Susan Otani – (805) 377-6724
Location: 461 N. “M” St, Oxnard – (805) 794-5544

2nd Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Genji & Susan Otani – (805) 377-6724
Hosted by: 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



GOING DEEPER FOR ENCOUNTER (grades 9-12)
This life group is for ALL high school students only 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 and ask any questions about God’s Word and how they can apply it to their lives.

Monday (April 14 & 28, May 12) - 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Mario & Kelly Islas – (805) 983-1890 x128
Hosted by: Manuel & Lucy Jimenez, 901 Fuchsia St, Oxnard – (805) 816-9235

Fellowship Groups

THE TABLE EXPERIENCE
Sunday:  May 4 - 4:00 p.m.
Leaders: Lucy Jimenez, Kathy Lombardi & Monica Vargas – (805) 983-1890 x115 or (805) 253-3705
Locations Vary (please call)

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 together cooking, fellowshipping and eating. Cost varies between $5 - $10 per person. Please call to reserve your spot. Space is limited.



“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 and making new friends and learn how to sew too!

Marriage Groups

YOUNG MARRIED GROUP

1st Friday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Andrew & Chrissy Carroll - (805) 340-6018
Hosted by: Mike & Chanbo Ornelas, 1419 Limonero Pl, Oxnard

This life group is designed to help young couples strengthen their marriages by helping them grow closer to Christ and each other. Our marriages are the most important relationship we have outside of our relationship with Christ. A godly marriage is the foundation of health for a family; and building a strong marriage is absolutely essential for young couples. Come and join as we build relationships, grow stronger in our marriages, and strengthen our relationship with Christ. Small children (ages 4 and under) are welcomed.



MARRIAGE BUILT TO LAST!
2nd & 4th Friday - 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Gene & Becky Marin – (805) 907-0764, email: becky.marin1@verizon.net
Co-Leaders: Ed & Gloria Sotelo
Hosted by: John & Silvia Carrillo, 1530 Joanne Ct, Oxnard

Do you ever feel like you're walking against the wind, and just when life seems to calm down a little, something else pushes against you? Another decision to make, more bills to pay, and a schedule crammed with too much "go" and not enough "stop." Don't let life blow you away. Let “Managing Pressure in Your Marriage” help you rise above the pressures of life and learn how to deal with it together. Join us, with your spouse, and a group of friends for this 6-week study. (No children please.)

Men's Group

JUST FOR MEN – EVERY MAN’S BATTLE
2nd & 4th Tuesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leader: Pastor Chuck Swankosky – (805) 983-1890 x111
Co-Leaders: Gene Marin, Jeff Stevens, Ruben DeLaO, Matt Kolb, 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 - 5:00 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. “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.” Hebrews 12:2

Support Groups

GRIEF SHARE
Every Tuesday – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Leader: Donna Martin – (805) 983-1890
Co-Leader: Caroline Parra
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6

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
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
New Life Community Church, Room 6

Life Recovery Groups are intended to introduce 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 purposes, calling and gifts and love and 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

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.



NEW LIFE WOMEN
Thursday April 24 and May 22 – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Tami Abraham & Tracy Whitehead - (805) 983-1890
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 5 (Child Care Available)

Every woman has value and purpose but through our busy lives we sometimes forget that. Women of all ages are invited to join together to study God’s Word and remind each other of what He thinks of us as women in Christ. Invite a friend and join us!!

ZUMBA FOR WOMEN
Leader: Caryn Papa - (805) 340-1343 
Location: New Life Community Church

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 the 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.

 

Young Adults Group

EPIC (ages 18 – 27)
Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
(not on 1st Wednesday)
Leaders: Pastor Mike & Jennifer Dobes - (805) 844-5497
Hosted by: Adrian & Kristi Gonzales, 1021 Astoria Pl, Oxnard

EPIC, Every Person in Christ, is a community of young adults, discovering together what authentic Christianity is and how to live it out on our campuses, workplace, and in every other aspect of our lives. In addition to group meetings on Wednesday, there are organized outings on Saturday (location and plans each week is done through Facebook, Twitter, texting, etc).