FALL LIFE GROUPS

 
 

Life Groups are a great way to grow in your faith and build relationships. There are different small 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…because life is just better together!

FOCUSED GROUPS

MINISTERIO EN ESPAÑOL (SPANISH MINISTRY)
Every Sunday – 5:00 p.m.
Leaders: Rey & Vanessa Parra - (323) 807-0441
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 8 (Child care is available, infant – 5th grade.)

Ustedes están invitados a unirse a nuestro ministerio cada Domingo. Los servicios comienzan a las 5:00pm. Guardería de niños esta disponible para los recién nacidos a través de quinto grado

GRIEFSHARE
Every Tuesday – 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Bambi Johnston – (805) 983-1890 x130
Location: New Life Community Church, Office Conference Room (entrance on Rice Ave)

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. You will 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: Tony Lyons – (904) 294-5522
New Life Community Church, Room 6

As service members return from serving abroad, most come home without a sense of community or belonging. The purpose of this group is to prevent current and prior service members from being led astray, while helping them rekindle their relationship with God. The men and women who endure the challenges of battle go on with their lives; however, they must prepare themselves, not just in body and mind, but most importantly in spirit. All active and retired military members are welcome.

LIFE RECOVERY FOR MEN
Every Thursday (except the last Thursday) – 6:15 p.m.
Leader: Pete Ramon – (805) 832-3109
Co-Leaders: Harry Toyooka (805) 612-9257 and Ernie Nevarez (805) 432-5316
New Life Community Church, Room 8

LIFE RECOVERY FOR WOMEN
Every Thursday (except the last Thursday) – 6:15 p.m.
Leader: Rebecca Ramon – (805) 832-3110
Co-Leaders: Irene Franco – (805) 205-5874 and Patricia Thompson (805) 914-9882
New Life Community Church, Room 8

Life Recovery offers 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 one another.

Through the power of God’s Word, surrender, accountability, wise choices, and love, you will see God work in your life as you go through the 12-step recovery model in the context of scripture. Everyone is welcome! Children’s Ministry is available infants – 5th grade.

“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

BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL FINANCES
Thursdays (see dates below) 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Gene & Becky Marin - (805) 264-3938
Location: 514 Eastwood Dr, Oxnard

All through Scripture we see a correlation between the development of a man’s character and how he handles his money. This 4-week course will give a good Biblical understanding and provide practical tools to steward your finances.  Cost is $25 (includes a workbook). Meeting dates: Oct 4, 11, 18 and Nov 1.

BREAKING CHAINS
Last Thursday of the Month – 7:00 p.m.
Leader: Pastor Ray Carrillo – (805) 983-1890 x112
Co-Leaders: Frank & Adela Castaneda - (805) 746-8913
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6

The purpose of this group is to support ex-inmates and/or their family and friends. It is the heart of God and New Life’s desire to prepare Christian inmates to become leaders of their families, communities, and churches once they are released back into the community. They will be equipped and empowered through the power of the Holy Spirit and the Bible to learn God’s truth to bring redemption, freedom from sin, and reconciliation between God and man.

GOING-DEEPER GROUPS

These groups 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, discussion, and prayer.

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

2nd and 4th Wednesday – 7:00 p.m. (Ministerio en Español)
Leaders: Jose & Vivian Tejada - (845) 699-1573 (Jose) or (845) 699-1574 (Vivian)
Location: Paseo Nuevo Apts, 5493 Cypress Rd, Oxnard

Every Thursday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Sammie & Kimberly Coney - (310) 962-5947
Location: Panera Bread at The Collection, 2720 Portico Way, Oxnard

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)

MENS GROUPS

THE INVESTED LIFE
Monday – Friday - 6:00 a.m.
Leader: Doug Romero – (805) 248-8565
Co-Leaders: George Lopez
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,” you will study the Bible and use 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?” All men are welcome for fellowship, prayer, and the study of God’s Word.

MEN JOURNALING THE WORD
2nd & 4th Sunday - 4:00pm
Leader: Angel Bates - (805) 212-6481
Location: Starbucks, 331 W Esplanade Dr, Oxnard

Men, join us as we journal together through Gods Word using the “S.O.A.P.” acronym “scripture, observation, application, prayer.” Please bring a Bible, pen, and journal. Journals are available for purchase in the New Life bookstore for $5.

STEPPING UP: A CALL TO COURAGEOUS MANHOOD
1st & 3rd Saturday - 8:00 a.m.
Leader: Don Rosenberger – (805) 815-4910
Co-Leader: Gene Marin – (805) 264-3938
Location: New Life Community Church, The Wedge Room

Men, join us for this 10-session video series, Stepping Up, A Call to Courageous Manhood. Through engaging stories, expert teaching, and personal insight, this series will unpack what biblical manhood looks like and what it means to be a Godly and courageous man in today’s world. We will cover topics such as: life, marriage, church, and community.

PRAYER GROUPS

EARLY MORNING PRAYER

Every Thursday – 6:30 a.m.
Leader: Diana Caskey – (805) 620-0001
Location: New Life Community Church, Office Conference Room

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).

NIGHT OF MIRACLES
4th Thursday – 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Al & Phyllis Nordquist – (805) 482-7879
Co-Leaders: Frank Carreto & Lisa Carreto
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 8

Join us as we come together to seek God and trust Him for miracles in all areas of our lives. He is faithful! (Child care available infant – 5th grade.)

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 on the 5th Thursday to pray for America and an awakening for our people and revival for the Church. We’ll pray for our President and all governing authorities, for God’s righteousness and justice to have its way in every governmental issue, for racial tensions across the nation, and more. (Child care available infant – 5 th grade.)

INTERCESSION FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST
2nd Saturday – 9:30 a.m.
Leader: Linda Bowersock – (805) 320-3466
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6

This group is for those who desire to intercede in prayer for the needs of the leadership, congregation and ministries of New Life Community Church.  We will bring our requests before the Lord to see greater spiritual growth, more effectiveness in sharing the gospel and many other needs of the ministries within New Life.

RELATIONAL GROUPS

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. It offers a safe environment to build healthy relationships and equip single adults to live a life that honors God.

This season, the group will use the book, Swipe Right by Levi Lusko. There is nothing more powerful on earth than the forces of love, sex, and romance. Whether you’re fed up with dating , tired of being single, numb because of sexual sin, this study is for you. God’s dreams for your life are not intended to kill your joy but to enhance it. Purchase the book at the New Life Bookstore. Cost is $11. (Child care is available infant – 5th grade.)

MARRIED GROUP
Friday (see dates below) – 6:30 p.m.
Leaders: Pastor Andrew & Chrissy Carroll
Co-Leaders: Kevin & Christine Priest - (813) 442-3139 
Location: Please call Kevin Priest for information.

Marriage is the foundation of health for a family, and building a strong marriage is absolutely essential for couples. Come and join as we build relationships, grow stronger in our marriages, and strengthen our relationship with Christ. Meeting dates: Sept 28, Oct 12, 26, Nov 9, 30, Dec 7. (Child care is provided for younger children.)

COUPLES GROUP
Friday (see dates below) - 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Gene & Becky Marin – (805) 907-0764
Location: 514 Eastwood Dr, Oxnard

The group will use the material from Marriage Oneness and will teach you how to grown in true intimacy, in connection and purpose with one another, and in closeness in your marriage that will last a lifetime. A few of the topics that will be covered are: communication, conflict resolution, sexual intimacy, and more. Meeting dates: Sept 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, Dec 7, 14. (No children please.)

STUDENTS & YOUNG ADULTS GROUPS

GOD’S GIRLS

2nd & 4th Wednesday (starts Oct 10) – 7:00 p.m.
Leader: Taylor Lumas - (805) 216-2906
Location: New Life Community Church, Room 6

God’s Girls is for 1st through 5th graders. Together, we will study the Bible, get to know God better, and build relationships and confidence as little ladies in Christ! Bring the girl God has placed in your life to enjoy a night of fun activities, fellowship, and faith building friendships.

HSM (grades 9 – 12)
Last Sunday – 6:00 p.m.
Leader: Andrew Paz - (805) 754-6207
Location: 1545 Winford Ave, Ventura

Join the HSM life group to make friends and grow deeper together in your relationship with Jesus. Please note: HSM students meet every Wednesday night at New Life at 7:00p.m. in Room 8.

YOUNG ADULT “TRIBES”
Leader: Nate Perez - (805) 290-6893

Join other young adults in a small group setting and experience worship, bible teachings, and more! Please note: Young Adults meet every Wednesday night at New Life at 7:00p.m. in the Sanctuary.

WOMENS GROUPS

WOMENS “CHOCOLATE TALK” BIBLE STUDY
Every Tuesday – 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Kimberly Coney - (310) 962-5947
Location: Panera Bread at The Collection, 2720 Portico Way, Oxnard

Come together and enjoy come coffee, dessert, and a time of fellowship. The topics of discussion will be based on the book, Lies Women Believe And The Truth That Sets Them Free, by Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

FREEDOM IN CHRIST
Wednesdays (see dates below) – 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Rebecca Garcia - (805) 377-3356
Location: 345 E Laurel St, Oxnard

Women, please join us as we discuss various topics (fear, anxiety, worry) and learn how to apply God’s Word for healing and deliverance that leads to freedom in Christ. Meeting dates: Oct 10, 24, Nov 14, 28, Dec 12 (No children please.)

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Thursdays (see dates below) – 12:00 p.m.
Leader: Aimee Lopez - (805) 320-6622
Co-Leader: Janet Caldwell – (602) 703-1289
Location: 3270 N Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard

This group will use the book and workbook The Struggle Is Real by Nicole Unice. The 6-week DVD study will offer practical and real-life help for the stuff that bothers you—the stuff you wish didn’t feel so hard but actually does. Some parts may be tough, but together, we can walk forward shoulder-to-shoulder, support one another when we need it, and give each other a karate kick in the rear when it’s deserved. Meeting dates: Sept 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 29, Dec 13. Purchase the book and workbook at the New Life Bookstore. Cost is $21.

LIVING LOVED
2nd & 4th Friday– 6:30 p.m.
Leader: Pastor Tracy Whitehead - (805) 377-2174
Co-Leader: Jessica McGuire – (805) 758-1689
Location: 530 Nile River Dr, Oxnard

Women, you are invited to a Bible study that will dive into the book Uninvited, by Lysa TerKeurst. Discover through God’s Word how to identify the roots of rejection, overcome the damage that past hurts can inflict on your relationships, and how to truly live LOVED! If you’ve ever felt uninvited, left out, or abandoned, please join us for an intimate time to allow God into those places. (No children please.) This is a time for YOU! Purchase the book and workbook at the New Life Bookstore. Cost is $20.

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.

Isaiah 61:1 says Jesus came to “bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives and release the prisoners from darkness.” Come receive healing for your wounded heart and learn how much Jesus loves you.

Both groups require a 10-week commitment and purchase of the study guide. Cost is $25. Very limited space is available; please call for more information.