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.

FALL LIFE GROUPS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 26TH!


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)

Every Monday – 6:00 p.m.
Leader:  Nick Mlinac and – (805) 302-3068
Location:  Vons Parking Lot, 1291 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard (corner of Wooley Rd and Victoria)

Every Saturday – 7:00 a.m.
Leader:  Nick Mlinac and – (805) 302-3068
Location:  Vons Parking Lot, 1291 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard (corner of Wooley Rd 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
Every Tuesday (not the week of 1st Wednesday) - 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 Tuesday – 6:30 p.m. 
Leaders: Pastor Ray & Maria Carrillo – (805) 983-1890 x112
Co-Leaders: Nina Mojica and Eric Reyes
Hosted by: Larry & Doreena Morla, 4400 Boston Way, Oxnard – (805) 814-5727

2nd Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Ray & Maria Carrillo – (805) 983-1890 x112
Co-Leaders: Kurt Meyer and Rene Verduzco
Hosted by: Louie & Margaret Garcia, 411 North 9th St, Santa Paula – (805) 525-3747

2nd & 4th Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Jose & Sharon Paramo – (805) 804-0065
Hosted by: Anthony & Stephanie Padilla, 901 Ivywood, Oxnard – (805) 822-3606

3rd Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. 
Leaders: Pastor Ray & Maria Carrillo – (805) 983-1890 x112
Hosted by: Larry & Doreena Morla, 4400 Boston Way, Oxnard – (805) 814-5727

4th Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Ray & Maria Carrillo – (805) 983-1890 x112
Co-Leaders:  Kurt Meyer and Rene Verduzco
Location: Norbert & Stella Riesgo, 656 W. Santa Paula St, Santa Paula – (805) 525-3747

2nd & 3rd Thursday – 7:00 p.m. 
Leaders: Jeff & Tina Stevens
Location: 461 N. “M” St, Oxnard – (805) 794-5544 (Jeff) or (805) 312-7506 (Tina)

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

3rd Thursday (meeting on Sept 29th) – 7:00 p.m. 
Leaders: Ralph & Sandra Romero – (805) 509-8548
Hosted by: Joe & Kathy Lombardi, 2308 Crown Point Court, Oxnard – (805) 485-6265

Spanish Going Deeper (Español)
Thursday (10/13, 10/27, 11/10) – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Rey & Vanessa Parra - (323) 807-0441
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 8 (Child care available.)


gender specific groups

MEN'S GROUPS

THE INVESTED LIFE
Monday – Friday - 6:00 a.m.
Leader: Doug Romero – (805) 248-8565
Co-Leader: Charles Woodard – (805) 236-7679
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.

THE CIRCLE MAKER
2nd & 4th Tuesday – 7:00 p.m. (Please note no meeting October 25th)
Leader: Pastor Chuck Swankosky – (805) 983-1890 ex. 111
Location: 653 Parrish Pl, Ventura, CA 93003 

Dream Big. Pray Hard. Think Long. According to Pastor Mark Batterson author of The Circle Maker, “drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn’t just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It’s a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us.” Do you ever sense that there’s far more to prayer, and to God’s vision for your life, than what you’re experiencing? It’s time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker—a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his prayers for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around?  Book cost is $5.

WOMEN'S GROUPS


THE ARMOR OF GOD
Priscilla Shirer Bible Study
2nd & 4th Tuesday – 6:30 p.m. 
Leader: Rebecca Garcia - (805) 377-3356
Co-Leader: Anna Espinoza
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this 7 session study is for you. Cost is $20 (includes a workbook).  (No child care.)

BREATHE, MAKING ROOM FOR SABBATH
Priscilla Shirer Bible Study
Every Thursday (not the week of 1st Wednesday) – 6:30 p.m. 
Leader: Kerrie Cormode - (805) 766-3547
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 5

One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. We miss the moments because we rush ahead to the next thing. It is time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God. In this 5 session study you will learn how God intended the Sabbath to be a gift. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted - the concept of Sabbath will change your life. Cost is $15 20 (includes a workbook). (Child care is available with pre-registration.)

SHOPPING WITH “CENTS”
2nd & 4th Thursday - 6:30 p.m. 
Leaders: Michelle Beard - (805) 807-5225 and Bambi Johnston - (805) 983-1890 x130
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 7

Come join with us as we learn some practical tools and ways to “stretch” the dollars you have to shop with more sense.  You will learn how to use coupons and Internet sites to maximize your spending dollars, for added savings on your everyday purchase. This class will help you get the best price for your purchases, saving more and getting more for your dollar! (Child care available.)

BINDING UP THE BROKENHEARTED
Contact: 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 group is specifically for post abortive women. If you suffer in silence and are ready to experience the freedom that comes through the healing power of Jesus, call today to speak with someone who truly understands your pain. All calls and names of group participants are confidential.

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

THE HEM OF HIS GARMENT
Contact: 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 the study guide. Cost is $25. Very limited space available, please call for more information.


Prayer Groups

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

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! (Child care available.)

GRACE INTERCESSION
5th Thursday – 7:00 p.m.
Leader: Al & Phyllis Nordquist – (805) 482-7879
Co-Leaders:  Frank & Lisa Carreto
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 8

The biblical meaning of the number five is “grace.” We will pray, united in one accord, for the upcoming elections and beyond.  The purpose and hope is that, as Christians, we understand and know the will and plan of God for success in government systems: for family, local, state and national/federal government systems, including our leaders. We will ask God for wisdom and understanding about upcoming measures and propositions that will be on our ballot. Then we can fulfill His purpose for America and the world. “My heart is with the rulers of America/Israel who offered themselves willingly with the people. Bless the Lord!” Judges 5:9 (NKJV) (Child care available.)


Relationship Groups

COUPLES GROUP
2nd, 3rd & 4th Friday - 7:00 p.m.  
Leaders: Gene & Becky Marin – (805) 907-0764
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.)

MARRIED GROUP
Friday (9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11) – 6:30 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Andrew & Chrissy Carroll - (805) 340-6018
Co-Leaders: Kevin & Christine Priest
Hosted by: Jimmy & Natalie Wald, 5 Azusa Ave, Ventura

This 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 are welcome.

SAVING YOUR MARRIAGE BEFORE IT STARTS
Leaders: Jerry & 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 – 6:30 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). 

VETERAN’S REUNION
Every Tuesday - 7:00 p.m.
Leader:  Don Rosenberger – (805) 815-4910
Co-Leader:  Robert Kurtz - (805) 794-3474
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.

LIFE RECOVERY FOR MEN
Every Friday (except the last Friday) – 6:15 p.m.
Leader: Pete Ramon – (805) 832-3109
Co-Leader: Tony Martinez - (805) 844-3751
New Life Community Church, Room 8

LIFE RECOVERY FOR WOMEN
Every Friday (except the last Friday) – 6:15 p.m.
Leader: Rebecca Ramon – (805) 832-3110
Co-Leaders: Rita Albin – (805) 984-3430 and Irene Franco – (805) 205-5874
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 recover 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 and love 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


YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT GROUPS

ENCOUNTER (grades 9 – 12)
1st Sunday – 6:00 p.m. 
Leader: Andrew Paz - (805) 754-6207
Location: Varies (call leader)

Join Encounter's life group this fall to make friends and grow deeper together in your relationship with Jesus.  Please note: Encounter students meets every Wednesday night at New Life Community Church at 6:30pm.

 

Young Adults (ages 18 – 25)
KINGDOM MAN BIBLE STUDY
2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesday – 7:00 p.m. 
Leaders: Joey Juarez - (805) 830-3246 and Steven Cipres – (661) 547-5860
Location: 718 Nile River Dr, Oxnard

In this study by Dr. Tony Evans, men will be challenged and equipped to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them. It provides concepts men can follow that will help them to actively pursue ways to maximize and develop the character qualities of biblical manhood in their lives.  

 

Young Adults (ages 18 – 25)
KINGDOM WOMAN BIBLE STUDY
2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesday – 7:00 p.m. 
Leaders: Sarah Juarez - (805) 290-2843 and Genesis Cipres – (661) 742-0053
Location: 165 N. 5th St #106, Port Hueneme

In the study, Kingdom Woman, by Dr. Tony Evans and his daughter, Chrystal Evans Hurst, women will learn about God’s desire for them to be free, delivered, healed and hopeful by correcting distorted perceptions and understand who you really are in Christ.

Please note: Young Adults, ages 18 – 27, meet every Wednesday night at New Life Community Church at 6:30pm.