Life Groups are a place where you can grow in your faith and share your life with others. As our church grows, life groups are a way to stay connected in smaller groups. There are different groups with various topics and interests.  In a life group you will grow in your relationship with God and build lasting friendships!

As you read through this brochure prayerfully pick a group that interests you and go. Whether the group meets at the church or at another location, the leaders are excited to meet 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)

Every Monday – 6:00 p.m.
Leader:  Nick Mlinac – (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 – (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 Sunday (not the week of 1st Wednesday) - 2:30 p.m. 
Leader: Nancy Kolb – (661) 205-6286
Co-Leader: Josie Centeno
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6

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!

HEBREWS: A BETTER BLEND BIBLE STUDY
2nd & 4th Thursday – 6:30 p.m.
Leaders:  John & Aimee Lopez – (805) 320-6622
Co-Leaders: Joe & Kathy Lombardi - (805) 485-6265
Location:  New Life Community Church, Room 5

The study, HeBrews A Better Blend, is all about better things…with faith in Jesus being the focal point of all things better. In this Bible study, author Leah Adams teaches from the Old and New Testaments, showing how the writer of Hebrews blended a beautiful mixture of Old Covenant theology, with Jesus and the New Covenant He instituted with His blood. Join us for this study as we enjoy learning from the Bible, while enjoying coffee and dessert. Cost is $14 (includes a workbook).  (Child care available.)


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

2nd & 4th Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.
Leaders: Tony & Rose Misewitch – (805) 487-5003
Location: 1451 Park Ave, Port Hueneme

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

3rd Wednesday (starts March 15) – 6:30 p.m. (Filipino Community)
Leaders: Pastor Ray & Maria Carrillo – (805) 983-1890 x112
Co-Leaders: Eric Reyes and Larry & Doreena Morla
Location: 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) 525-4503

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

Spanish Going Deeper (Español)
2nd & 4th Friday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Rey & Vanessa Parra - (323) 807-0441
Location: New Life Community Church, The Wedge Room (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.

MEN’S PRAYER GROUP
3rd Friday - 7:00 p.m.
Leader: Manuel Jimenez – (805) 816-9235
Location: New Life Community Church, The Wedge Room

Join with other men to pray for our church, leaders, marriages, and breakthroughs in various areas that men struggle with. 1 Timothy 2:8, “Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.”

WOMEN'S GROUPS

BINDING UP THE BROKENHEARTED
Contact: Connie Boyer – (805) 890-0604 

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.

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

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. 

Isaiah 61:1 says Jesus came to, “bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives and release the prisoners from darkness.” Both groups require a 10-week commitment and purchase of the study guide. Cost is $25. Very limited space available, please call for more information.

NEW LIFE WOMEN (MORNING)
2nd Wednesday – 9:30 a.m. 
Leaders: Pastor Tami and Pastor Tracy - (805) 983-1890

Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6

 

NEW LIFE WOMEN (EVENING)

2nd Wednesday – 7:00 p.m. 
Leaders: Pastor Tami and Pastor Tracy - (805) 983-1890

Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6

As women, we often times tend to forget that God created us to do His work.  We struggle to fit in, to build meaningful relationships and to be a part of a community where it challenges us to grow in our faith. We invite you to join us as we seek the Lord, grow in relationship with Him and with one another. (Child care available).

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  Ephesians 2:1   


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.)

INTERCESSORY PRAYER

2nd Saturday – 9:00 a.m.
Leaders: Charles & Tweetie Woodard - (805) 236-7679 or (805) 236-5519
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6

God works in partnership with us through prayer. This group will focus on foundational principles of what it takes to become true intercessors, watchmen on the wall and prayer warriors.


Relationship Groups

SAVING YOUR MARRIAGE BEFORE IT STARTS
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.

COUPLES GROUP
2nd, 3rd & 4th Friday - 7:00 p.m. 
Leaders: Gene & Becky Marin – (805) 907-0764
Location: 514 Eastwood Dr, Oxnard

Whether you're engaged, newly married or been married for years, the Love & Respect series will teach you how to resolve conflict, deal with negative reactions (the “Crazy Cycle”); learn how to motivate each other by meeting each other’s need (the “Energizing Cycle”); or help those who feel hopeless in their relationships to gain understanding on how to handle an indifferent or unresponsive partner (the “Rewarded Cycle”). (No children please.)

MARRIED GROUP
2nd & 4th Friday  – 6:30 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Andrew & Chrissy Carroll - (805) 340-6018
Location: 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.


Singles Group

ADULT SINGLES & SINGLE PARENTS
3rd Thursday - 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Last Sunday - 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Kevin & Tammy Harvey - (805) 983-1890 x106
Co-Leaders: Julie and Judith Barajas and John & Aimee Lopez
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 5

This group is for single parents and adult singles (age 26 – 54). Join us as we build friendships and pray for one another in a Christ-focused environment. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. (Child care available.)


Support Groups

VETERAN’S REUNION
Every Tuesday - 7:00 p.m.
Leader:  Don Rosenberger – (805) 815-4910
Co-Leader:  Kevin Priest - (813) 442-3139
Location: 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
Location: 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
Location: 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


MONEY MATTERS

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL FINANCES
Every Thursday 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Matt Kolb - (805) 279-1850
Co-Leader: Gene Marin
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 ten-week course will give a good Biblical understanding of how God thinks about money and also provide practical tools to steward your finances.  Cost is $25 (includes a workbook). (Child care is available with pre-registration.)

A free preview is open to everyone on Thursday, February 9th.


YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT GROUPS

HSM (grades 9 – 12)
Last Sunday – 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Andrew Paz - (805) 754-6207
Location: Varies (call leader)

Join the HSM life group to make friends and grow deeper together in your relationship with Jesus.  Please note: HSM students meets every Wednesday night at New Life Community Church at 6:30pm in Room 8.

YOUNG ADULTS (ages 18 – 25)
1st Friday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Nate & Pastor Krystal Perez – (805) 290-6893 or (805) 983-1890
Co-Leader: Cory Smith
Location: Josh & Kenyn Castaneda, 313 Java Pl, Oxnard

Join other young adults for a night of worship, prayer and fun!