Spring LIFEgroups

Our Spring LIFEgroups   

Here's a list of our spring groups kicking off in February, and the days and times they meet. We have a wide range of groups meeting on almost every day of the week, so check them all out. Then click the button right below this paragraph to sign up online. For more information about groups in general, or some personal assistance in finding the right group for you, email Lyle Castellaw.


SUNDAY:

General Group [SU1]  (THIS GROUP IS FULL)

for: Anyone - Singles & Couples
leaders: Gary & Pat Streed, Rex & Carolee Castellaw (hosts)
meets: Sundays, 6:30 - 8pm, in Mission Viejo (Marguerite & Trabuco)
topic: Well be discussing and applying the TerraNova weekend message series. Bring your Bible and your message notes!

General Group [SU2]

for: Young Couples
leaders: Vincent & Christine Salinas
meets: Sundays, 6 - 7:30pm, location TBA
topic: You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity, by Francis and Lisa Chan.  This group will address the question many couples wonder at the altar: How do I have a great marriage? Setting aside typical topics on marriage, we'll dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls. You and Me Forever will help you discover the adventure that you were made for and learn how to thrive in it.

Couples Group [SU3]  (THIS GROUP IS FULL)

for: Couples
leaders: David & Noreen Taylor, Lyle & Dana Castellaw
topic: The Seven Rings of Marriage: Your Model for a Lasting and Fulfilling Marriage. This group is designed to help you move through seven different stages of growth in your marriage. You will get the skills and support, minus any shame. Ideal for wonderfully imperfect marriages. Not recommended for perfect marriages.
meets: Sundays, 6 - 7:30pm, in Lake Forest (Trabuco & Ridge Route)


MONDAY:

General Group [MO1]

for: Anyone - Singles & Couples
leaders: Steve & Diane Powers, Jackie Jordan (host)
topic: The Whiteboard Bible: From Creation to Kings. The Bible tells a story. But often we struggle to understand with clarity all that the scriptures reveal to us. The Whiteboard Bible study produces a twelve point timeline, which will serve as the framework for understanding all the characters and events in the entire Bible. Come enjoy the journey with us!
meets: Mondays, 7 - 8:30pm, in Mission Viejo (Muirlands & La Paz)

General Group [MO2]

for: College (age 18-23)
leaders: Mike Taylor, Ashley Neelands
topic: Changes that Heal.  A 10-week book study that examines four shifts that make everything better: bonding to others, separating from others, separating from others, sorting out good and bad, and becoming an adult.
meets: Mondays, 7 - 8:30pm, at 7 Whatney ("The Hub") [map]


TUESDAY:

INSPIRE

for: Women
leader: Bethany Haines
topic: The Armor of God, by Priscilla Shirer. All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted 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. Sound daunting? Well, come learn how the enemy always fails when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion.
cost: $20 for the study, which includes homework. Study begins 1/24.
meets: Tuesdays, 9 - 11:15am, at 7 Whatney ("The Hub") [map]
note: Childcare is also available for an additional $45 for the first child, $25 for second child, and $20 for all others. Please note the name and age of child on registration form.

INSPIRE PM

for: Women
leaders: Deanne McCarty, Carol Foote
topic: The Armor of God, by Priscilla Shirer. All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted 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. Sound daunting? Well, come learn how the enemy always fails when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion.
meets: E/O Tuesday, 7 - 8:30pm, in Mission Viejo and Trabuco Canyon (altering locations)
cost: $20 for the study, which includes homework. Study begins 1/31.

General Group [TU1] 

for: Young Adults
leaders: Steve & Eunice Yang, Tom & Inna Link
topic: Galatians — Gospel Matters by Tim Keller.  In Galatia in, AD50, people faced a choice between two "gospels" — two ways of living, of thinking, of viewing how to be right with God. It's really no different today. Come explore the book of Galatians with other young adults! 
meets: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm, in Lake Forest (Lake Forest & Trabuco).

General Group [TU2] 

for: Anyone - Singles & Couples
leaders: John Reed, Steve & Lisa Castle (hosts)
topic: Philemon and Colossians. Join us for a thoughtful discussion of two of the most amazing and least discussed letters the Apostle Paul wrote, packed with historical and cultural insights and practical applications. And we'll pepper our discussions with Q&A of some of your most pressing questions.
meets: Tuesdays, 7 - 9pm, in Laguna Hills (Oso & 5 Freeway).


WEDNESDAY:

Junior Highers [JH]

for: Junior Highers (7th - 8th Grade)
leaders: Doah Lynd, James Porter, Cassidy Feder, and others!
topic: We'll be praying for each other and studying the book of James together, discussing how to live it out.
meets: Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30pm, in RSM (Santa Margarita Pkwy & Melinda)

High Schoolers [HS] 

for: High Schoolers (9th - 12th Grade)
leaders: Zack Neelands and the HS leader team
topic: An incredible opportunity for teens to form deeper relationships with peers, caring adult leaders, and God through a study, discussion, and prayer. We'll be focusing on our time together discussing topics that will grow a student's relationship with God.
meets: Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30pm, at 7 Whatney ("The Hub") [map]

General Group [WE1]

for: Parents of Teenagers (singles and couples)
leaders: Allen & Karen Covey
topic: Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids. Got teens? This group is for you! Through discussion and video, we'll explore a compelling rationale and a powerful strategy to actively encourage our kid's spiritual growth so that it will stick to them into adulthood and empower them to develop a living, lasting truth.
meets: Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30pm, at 7 Whatney ("The Hub") [map]

General Group [WE2]

for: Anyone - Singles & Couples
leaders: Sandy & Suzy Boyd, Doug & Kathy Cirbo
topic: Rooted.  Rooted is a group that is all about Experiential Learning and Spiritual Community. Through an experiential model, Rooted teaches people what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. And, of course, we never travel this journey alone, so we'll explore how to develop deep Spiritual Community with others. Come get Rooted!
meets: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm, in Trabuco Canyon (El Toro & Ridgeline)
cost: $15 for the participant guide.

Couples Group [WE3]

for: Anyone - Singles & Couples
leaders: Mike & Venita Shellman
topic: Well be discussing and applying the TerraNova weekend message series. Bring your Bible and your message notes!
meets: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm, in Anaheim (Chapman Ave & the 5 Fwy)


THURSDAY:

MOLOAM

for: Morning Play Group for Mother's of LIttle Ones and their children in the infant - kindergarten stage
leaders: Holly Lee & Michele Barto
topic: Making connections with like-minded moms through thoughtful discussions on the book Heartfelt Devotions for Mom by Elisa Morgan, as we play with our children.
meets: Thursdays, 10 - 11:45am,  various parks in O.C.

MOLOPM

for: Book Club for Mother's of LIttle Ones and their children in the infant - kindergarten stage
leaders: Simone Iantorno & Bonnie Nourse
topic: Making connections with like-minded moms through thoughtful discussions of Out of the Spin Cycle by Jen Hatmaker.
meets: Every Other Thursday, 6:30 - 8:15pm,  at 7 Whatney ("The Hub") [map]
details: Childcare available, click here to register and pay for childcare
cost: $40 for 1st child, $20 for each additional child (for the whole study). Study begins 2/9.

YF

for: Young Families (singles, Couples, and children)
leaders: Lauren & Evan Mead, Tricia & Ryan Fitzgerald
topic: Sacred Parenting: How Raising Children Shapes our Souls, by Dr. Gary Thomas. Come learn how God can transform dirty diapers, toddler tantrums, and a teenager's silence into occasions for becoming more like Jesus. The group will have six sessions of video and discussion.
meets: Every Other Thursday, 6:30 - 8:15pm,  at 7 Whatney ("The Hub") [map]
details: Childcare available, click below to make payment
cost: $40 for 1st child, $20 for each additional child (for the whole study). Study begins 2/2.

childcare $ for Young family group

General Group [TH1]

for: Men
leader: Monte Krol
topic: Zechariah. Our group will study this Old Testament prophet, who answers the question, "What do you do when life's a struggle?" Study guides will be provided for each group member.
meets: Thursdays, 7 - 9pm, in Lake Forest (Trabuco & Bake)

General Group [TH2]

for: Anyone - Singles & Couples
leaders: James & Kaylene Shamas, Nate & Amita Camuti (hosts)
topic: Well be discussing and applying the TerraNova weekend message series. Bring your Bible and your message notes!
meets: Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm, in Lake Forest (Ridge Route & Jeronimo)


SATURDAY:

General Group [SA1]

for: Men
leaders: Tab Johnson, Kevin Kasper, Mark Barr
topic: Exploring the Old Testament. Hit the Hub every Saturday morning to connect with guys and explore how the old Testament applies to our lives.
meets: Saturday, 7:30 - 8:30am, at 7 Whatney ("The Hub") [map]