Fall LIFEgroups

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our fall lifegroups.

LIFEgroups are TerraNova’s groups of 10-16 people who get together each week at a convenient OC location to learn about the Bible, grow, and have fun together. It’s a great way to build friendships while growing in your faith.

Fall LIFEgroups begin in October and last through the first week of December (depending on the group). So, it’s a short-term commitment!  This Fall, new groups are starting and the bulk of these groups will follow “Balanced: Gaining and Maintaining Financial Stability”, our weekend message series for the Fall.

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO NEXT:  Check out the listing of Fall LIFEgroups below, and select the group you’d like to participate in.  Then click the "SIGN UP FOR A FALL LIFEGROUP" button right here. (OR, you can fill out the simple sign-up form in the LIFEgroup brochure this weekend at TerraNova.) 


SUNDAY

Group#SU1   (This group is full) 

Type:  General (singles & couples)
Leaders: Gary & Pat Streed, Rob & Tracy Van Horn, Rex & Carolee Castellaw (hosts)
Time:  Sunday 6:30-8pm
Where:  Mission Viejo (Marguerite & Trabuco)
Topic: We'll be discussing and applying the TerraNova weekend message series. Bring your Bible and your message notes!

Group #SU2

Type:  Young Couples
Leaders:  Vincent & Christine Salinas, Brad & Lori Coffey (hosts)
Time:  Sunday 6:00-7:30pm
Where:  Lake Forest (Trabuco & Ridge Route)
Topic: Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: 7 Questions to Ask Before — and After — You Marry, by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott. Uncover the misbeliefs of marriage. Learn to communicate with instant understanding. Discover the secret to resolving conflict. Master the skills of money management. And more.

Group #SU3

Type:  Young Adults
Leaders:  Patrick & Taryn Phanthanusorn
Time:  Sunday, 5:00 – 6:30pm
Where: Mission Viejo (Los Alisos & Trabuco)
Topic: Women of the Bible. Ok, let's face it ... there are fewer stories of women in scripture than there are of men. But it doesn't lessen the power of their lives and what both sexes can learn from them! Come join us!

Group #SU4   (This group is full) 

Type:  Couples   
Leaders:  David & Noreen Taylor, Lyle & Dana Castellaw
Time:  Sunday, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: Lake Forest (Trabuco & Ridge Route)
Topic: The Couple Checkup. This group is designed to prepare you for marriage breakthroughs and enrich your relationship with God's wisdom and strength. Come and learn about your areas of strength and areas of growth. You will get the skills and support, minus any shame. Ideal for wonderfully imperfect marriages. Not recommended for perfect marriages.
Cost: $35 per couple, for the cost of the online Couple Checkup profile.


MONDAY

Group #MO1

Type: General (singles & couples)
Leaders: Steve & Diane Powers, Jackie Jordan (host)
Time:   Monday, 7:30-9:00pm
Where:  Mission Viejo (Muirlands & La Paz)
Topic: The weekend message series.

Group #MO2

Type: Young Adults
Leaders: J & Cheri Steele
Time:   Monday, 7:30-9:00pm
Where:  Lake Forest (El Toro & Ridgeline)
Topic: The weekend message series.

Group#MO3

Type: College-aged (age 18 - 23)
Leaders: Mike Taylor
Time:  Mondays, 6 – 730pm (dinner included)
Where:  The Hub (7 Whatney)
Topic: FX (Following Christ) Booklet


TUESDAY

Group #INSPIRE AM

Type:  Women’s Bible study
Leader:   Dana Castellaw
Time:  Tuesday, 9:00-11:15am
Where:  The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake & Rockfield)
Topic: What Love Is by Kelly Minter. The letters of 1, 2, 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at the contrasting themes in the letters to reveal the heart of Jesus.
Cost:  $20 for study. 
Childcare also available. Add $35 for first child, $25 for all others, $20 for all others. Please note name and age of child on registration form.
Note: Homework included. This group kicks-off on Tuesday, September 27th!

Group#INSPIRE PM

Type:  Inspire Women’s Bible study
Leader: Deanne McCarty
Time: Every other Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where:  Mission Viejo (La Paz & Marguerite)
Topic: What Love Is by Kelly Minter. The letters of 1, 2, 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. Believers are challenged to look at the contrasting themes in the letters to reveal the heart of Jesus.
Cost:  $20 for study.
Note: Homework included. This group kicks-off on Tuesday, September 27th!

Group#TU2

Type: General (singles & couples)
Leaders:  Steve & Eunice Yang, Tom & Inna Link (hosts)
Time:  Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where:  Lake Forest (El Toro & Trabuco)
Topic: Celebration of Discipline, by Richard Foster. This group will explore the "classic disciplines," or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith to show how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life.

Group#TU3

Type: General (singles & couples)
Leaders:  John Reed, Steve & Lisa Castle (hosts)
Time:  Tuesday, 7:00 – 9pm
Where:  Laguna Hills (Oso & 5 Freeway)
Topic: The weekend message series. Bring your Bible and message notes!

Group#TU4

Type: Women
Leaders:  Jackie Jordan
Time:  Every other Tuesday, 6 – 8pm
Where:  The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake & Rockfield)
Topic: The Five Love Languages for Children, by Gary Chapman.  Discover your child's primary language — then speak it — and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child. Only 5 meetings. A potluck meal will begin each meeting and childcare is available.


WEDNESDAY

Group#JH

Type: Jr. Highers (7th & 8th grade)
Leaders:  Doah Lynd, James Porter, Cassidy Feder, and others!
Time:  Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where:  RSM (Melinda & Santa Margarita Pkwy)
Details: We'll be praying for each other and studying the book of Galatians together, discussing how to live it out.

Group #HS

Type:  Highschoolers (9th - 12th grade)
Leader: Scott Simons and the HS Leader Team
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where: The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake & Rockfield)
Topic: We'll be using a DVD study to talk about what it looks like to surrender our lives to Jesus and build lives with him as our foundation. An incredible opportunity for teens to form deeper relationships with
peers, caring adult leaders, and God through a study, discussion, and prayer.

Group #WE1

Type:  Parents of Teenagers (singles & couples)
Leader: Allen & Karen Covey
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where: The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake & Rockfield)
Topic: Courageous: Thriving as a Parent of a Teenager. Each week, well be using a clip from the movie "Courageous" to set the study/skill topic for each week. Perfect parents are not allowed in this group, only those who want to experience more of God's love, wisdom, and power as you parent your kids during their teen years. Believe it or not, this can be the most fruitful parenting season of all.

Group #WE2

Type:  General (singles & couples)
Leader: Sandy & Suzy Boyd, Doug & Kathy Cirbo
Time:  Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where:  Trabuco Canyon (El Toro & Ridgeline)
Topic: We'll be discussing and applying the TerraNova weekend message series. Bring your Bible and your message notes!

Group #WE3

Type:  General (singles & couples)
Leaders: James & Kaylene Shamas, Darryl & Heather Teichrow (hosts)
Time:  Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where:  Orange (Newport Blvd & Chapman Ave)
Topic: We'll be discussing and applying the TerraNova weekend message series. Bring your Bible and your message notes!

Group #WE4

Type:  General (singles & couples)
Leaders: Mike & Venita Shellman
Time:  Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Where:  Anaheim (Chapman Ave & 5 Fwy)
Topic: We'll be discussing and applying the TerraNova weekend message series. Bring your Bible and your message notes!


THURSDAY

Group #MOLO AM

Type:  Morning Play Group for Mothers of Little Ones and their children in the infant-kindergarten stage
Leaders: Lauren Mead, Holly Lee, Holly Hajdukovic
Time:   Thursday, 10 – 11:45am
Where:  Various parks in O.C.
Topic: Making connections with like-minded moms through thoughtful discussions on "Myths Moms Believe" as we play with our children.

Group #MOLO PM

Type:  Book CLub for Mothers of Little Ones and their children in the infant-kindergarten stage
Leaders: Simone Iantorno, Bonnie Nourse
Time:   Every Other Thursday, 6:30 – 8:15pm, beginning Oct 6
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake & Rockfield)
Topic: Making connections with like-minded moms through thoughtful discussions using Out of the Spin Cycle, by Jen Hatmaker. This bestselling author takes the words and deeds of Jesus, adds the humor of a mom's observations on life, and offers messages of grace and encouragement.
Details: Childcare available.
Cost: $25 for 1st child, $15 for each additional child (for the whole study).

Group #TH1

Type:  Men
Leaders: Monte Krol
Time:   Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where:  Lake Forest (Bake & Trabuco)
Topic: The Journey of Following Christ. Where are you in this journey? At the beginning? On it for a while? Maybe returning after taking time off? Or wondering whether the journey is worth it. Well, wherever you are at, you'll love getting together with an honest group of guys to study the life of Jesus.


SATURDAY

Group #SA1

Type:  Men
Leaders: Tab Johnson, Kevin Kasper, Mark Barr
Time:   Saturday, 7:30 – 8:30am
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake & Rockfield)
Topic: Chapter-by-chapter study through the Book of Acts.