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Life Groups are a great way to grow in your faith and build relationships. There are different groups with various topics and interests. 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!

fall life groups begin the week of september 10th


bible study group

RAISING KIDS IN THE TEEN YEARS AND BEYOND
2nd Sunday – 5:30 p.m.
Leaders:  Pastor Kevin & Tammy Harvey – (805) 983-1890 x106
Location:  Camarillo / Somis (contact Pastor Kevin for more information)

Whether you're about to enter the parenting teen years or going through them, join us as we support one another while we discover God’s ways of parenting through His Word. We will have food, fellowship, and prayer! 

We will discuss things like healthy boundaries, attitudes (theirs and ours), anger, adolescent depression, communication, technology, current culture, and how to encourage your teens to grow spiritually while navigating through the teenage years. Books that will be used are: Boundaries with Teens by Dr John Townsend and How to Really Love Your Teen by D Ross Campbell MD. 

BBQ hamburgers, chips & drinks will be provided. (No child care available. Please call the leader the Saturday prior to RSVP for food planning.)


Fellowship Groups

RUNNING GROUP
Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 5:00 a.m.
Leaders:  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 the leader 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…’”


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

This group is designed to help men grow in their relationship with Christ and others. “Making disciples, one person at a time,” we will be studying the Bible and using principals from the book, The Invested Life. Two questions the book asks that we will consider is: “Who is investing in me?” and “Who am I investing in?” Join us as we fellowship, pray and study the Word.

FIGHT!  WINNING THE BATTLES THAT MATTER MOST
2nd & 4th Thursday - 6:00pm
Leader: Angel Bates - (805) 212-6481
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 5

Men, come and discover who you really are … a man created in the image of God with a warriors heart! Exploring biblical examples to help you defeat the demons that make strong men weak; arm yourself with faith, prayer and the Word of God and win the battles that matter the most to your heart, marriage and family. Meeting dates: Sept 28, Oct 12, 26 and Nov 9


WOMEN'S GROUPS

PRISCILLA SHIRER BIBLE STUDY: DISCERNING THE VOICE OF GOD
2nd & 4th Tuesday (Sept 12 – Dec 12) – 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Rebecca Garcia - (805) 377-3356
Co-Leader: Maricela Ramirez
Location: 1750 Rivas Lane, Oxnard

God has continued to grow, teach, and challenge Priscilla in her walk with Him. In this newly revised and expanded edition of Discerning the Voice of God it reflects her growth through new stories, illustrations, and exercises. In this 7 session study, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God - humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life. Cost is $20 (includes a workbook).  (No children please.)

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.


GOING DEEPER GROUPS

GOING DEEPER INTO GOD’S WORD
These groups, located in various homes and at the church, are designed to help people 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 life.  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: Rene Verduzco
Location: Louie & Margaret Garcia, 411 North 9th St, Santa Paula – (805) 525-3747

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

4th Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Ray & Maria Carrillo – (805) 983-1890 x112
Co-Leaders:  Rene Verduzco and Larry Spencer
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)

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

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.)


MONEY MATTERS

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL FINANCES
Thursday (see dates below) 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Gene Marin - (805) 264-3938
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 six-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). Meeting dates: Sept 14, 21, 28 and Oct 12, 19, 26

A free preview is open to everyone the first night, Thursday, September 14th.


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-Leaders: Frank & Lisa 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.” Join us as we come together to pray specifically for America and an awakening for our people and revival for the Church. We’ll also pray for our President and for all governing authorities, for God’s righteousness and justice to have its way in the issues of foreign relations, security and prosperity at home and abroad, mending racial tensions across the nation and the more. (Child care is available)

INTERCESSORY PRAYER: BEYOND THE VEIL

2nd Saturday – 9:00 a.m.
Leaders: Charles & Tweetie Woodard - (805) 844-1930
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 7

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

MARRIED GROUP
Friday (see dates below) – 6:30 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Andrew & Chrissy Carroll - (805) 340-6018
Location: 5 Azusa Ave, Ventura

This group is designed to help young couples strengthen their marriages by helping them grow closer to Christ and to 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 your marriage, and strengthen your relationship with Christ. Each meeting will include a potluck dinner. Young children are welcome.  Meeting dates: Sept 22, Oct 13, 27 and Nov 10.

COUPLES GROUP
Friday (see dates below) - 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, Building Blocks Couples Series will teach the differences between men and women, communication and more.  Meeting dates: Sept 15, 22, 29 and Oct 13, 20, 27 (No children please).


Singles Group

ADULT SINGLES & SINGLE PARENTS
2nd & Last Sunday - 4:30 p.m.
Leaders: John & Aimee Lopez - (805) 320-6622
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 5

This group provides a Christ-centered focus with biblical teaching relevant to single adults ages 26 to 49, and offers a safe environment to build healthy relationships and equip single adults to live a life that honors God. (Child care available.)


Support Groups

GRIEFSHARE
Every Tuesday (starts Sept 12) – 6:00 p.m.
Leader: Kevin & Bambi Johnston – (805) 983-1890 x130
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 7

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 $16 (includes a workbook).

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 6

As service members return from serving abroad, most come home without a sense of community or 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, while helping 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. All active and retired military members are welcome.

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-Leader: 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


STUDENT MINISTRIES LIFE GROUPS

EXTREME (8th graders only)
2nd Friday – 6:30 p.m.
Leaders: Mario & Maria Torres
Location: Contact Pastor Kevin – (805) 983-1890 x106

Join the Extreme life group to make friends, discuss teen challenges at home and school, plus grow stronger in your relationship with Jesus.  Please note: Extreme students (grades 6 – 8) meet every Wednesday night at New Life Community Church at 6:30pm in Room 5.

HSM (grades 9 – 12)
Sunday (Oct 29, Nov 26) – 6:00 p.m.
Leader: Andrew Paz - (805) 754-6207
Location: New Life Community Church Patio / Deck Area

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.