Our Summer LIFEgroups
Here's a list of our summer groups. Summer LIFEgroups will meet 4 times between the beginning of summer through July (in most cases). So, it's a short-term commitment! (Each group will arrange those dates differently, based largely on the availability of the people who sign up.)
Many of our summer groups will have discussions centered around our summer curriculum, "Meta-4: The 'I Am' statements of Jesus." Throughout the bible and history, lots of people have made statements about Jesus, but what did Jesus say about himself? And what can we learn from those statements? Our study will be in the book of John, which contains many of these identity statements — metaphors that Jesus used so that people could understand who He is and How he loves. Groups will be doing the Meta-4 study unless indicated otherwise in the "group details" section.
This summer we've got a bunch of groups that are really mixing it up, doing some really creative and fun things to help build friendships while being challenged in your faith. So check out the list below and feel free to email the leader directly. For more information about groups in general, or some personal assistance in finding the right group for you, email Lyle Castellaw.
for: Open to All (Especially suited for LIFEgroup 1st timers)
leaders: Lyle Castellaw and Brian David
details: Ask Anything! This is a group that will explore answers to your questions about faith, God, and the Bible. On week one we'll set the agenda and the following meetings will be full of insight and discussion. Each meeting will feature a potluck lunch right after the 11am service. This group is ideal for anyone who has yet to join a TerraNova LIFEgroup! Gr
meets: Sunday, 12:30 - 2pm, 6/11, 6/25, 7/9 and 7/23; at 7 Whatney ("The Hub") [map]
Let's Surf [SU2]
for: Open to All
leader: Zack Neelands
details: Surf's Up! A surfing group is paddling out! This is an all-play group with all ages and abilities welcome. Doheny is an ideal longboard spot so bring that big board! It's also ideal for beginners. Come share the stoke with us!
meets: Sunday 3 - 5pm, at Doheny State Beach, Dana Point [map]
for: Open to All *** THIS GROUP IS FULL ***
leaders: Gary & Pat Streed
details: Couples, singles, married, dating...whatever! Join us on Sunday nights in Mission Viejo as we discuss the Meta-4 Message Series.
meets: Sundays, 6:30 - 8pm, in Mission Viejo (Marguerite Pkwy & Trabuco)
Young Couples [SU4]
for: Young Married or Engaged Couples
leaders: Brad & Lori Coffey
details: A group for young married or engaged couples. This group is packed full of summer BBQ's, discussing Meta-4 and praying together. Come grow your marriage with us!
meets: Sundays, 6 - 7:30pm, in Lake Forest (Ridge Route & Trabuco)
Let's Volley [SU5]
for: Let’s Volley! (Sand court beach volleyball for everyone!)
leaders: Clark Steele, J Steele
details: Meet us at the court by lifeguard tower #12. Dates are 6/11. 7/16, 7/30 and 8/27.
meets: Sundays, 2:30 - 4:30pm, at Doheny State Beach, Dana Point [map]
for: Open to All
leader: John Reed; Steve & Lisa Castle (hosts)
details: Couples, singles, married, dating ... whatever! ... Join us on Tuesday nights this summer for some great food with a potluck / BBQ theme, and a series of thought-provoking spiritual conversations connecting using the "Ask Anything" format.
meets: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8pm, in Laguna Hills (Oso & Cabot).
Men's Golf Group [TU2]
leaders: Tom Link Jr. & Tom Link Sr.
details: Pros and learners are welcome! Our 1st night will be a meet and greet and go nine holes of golf. Our last nite will feature a scramble tournament with bragging rights and some prizes on the line! Hit the links with the Links and learn how to avoid the hazards, both on and off the course.
meets: Tuesdays, 6:30pm-dusk, Jun 6, 13, 20, 27 at Lake Forest Golf & Practice Center [map]
Women's Walk & Talk [TU3]
contact: Jana Langford
details: Get some exercise with friends while we discuss "Meta-4". The group will meet at the Center's flagpole and then walk the Oso Creek trail (40 minutes, relaxed pace), followed by discussion on the patio. A great summer evening experience!
meets: Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Jun 20, 27, and July 11, 18); Mission Viejo at Norman P. Murray Center [map]
Prayers for Prodigals [TU2]
leaders: Melissa Parker.
details: Lots of us have a prodigal in our lives. Our prodigals matter to God far more than to us, as much as we love them. This group will be a safe place to share and pray for the prodigals in our lives. We will be using excerpts from the book Prayer for Prodigals.
meets: Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30pm, Jun 27, July 11, 25, and August 15; Lake Forest (Trabuco & Ridge Route)
Holy Yoga [WE1]
leaders: Carie Glasscock, Betina Rodgers (instructor)
details: Come and experience a "time-out" from the world and a "time-in" with God, through scripture medication, prayer, worship and movement. No experience needed.
meets: Wednesdays, 9 - 10am, May 24, 31, June 7 & 14; at 7 Whatney ("The Hub") [map]
cost: $5.00 per session. Bring your own yoga mat, towel and water bottle.
Let's Ride (Mtn Bike Riding Group) [WE2]
for: Open to All
leaders: James Shamas & Darryl Teichrow
details: Come "pedal out" the pressures of the workday as we connect and ride. You can look forward to 4 different rides!
meets: Wednesdays, 6 - 8pm, Selected Mtn Bike destinations in South County
for: Morning playgroup for Mothers of Little Ones (Infant to Kindergarten. Older siblings welcome).
leaders: Holly Lee & Michele Barto
details: Making connections with like-minded moms through thoughtful discussions on the book Heartfelt Devotions for Mom by Elisa Morgan, while we play with our children.
meets: Thursdays, 10 - 11:45am, June 1, July 6, August 3 & 31; Parks or pools in Irvine or Lake Forest.
Men's Group [TH1]
leader: Monte Krol
details: We will be discussing the weekend message series, Meta-4.
meets: Thursdays, 7 - 9pm, Lake Forest (Trabuco & Bake Pkwy).
College/College-Age Women [TH2]
for: College or College-aged women
leader: Ashely Neelands
details: "Coffee & Book Chats. " Join us this summer as we chat through an easy, yet super uplifting read, Wild and Free. We'll meet at different coffee shops in the area, discuss this rad book - and get to know each other better. The chapters stand alone, so if you can only make it to a few hangs...it's ok! Come explore this hope-filled anthem for the woman who feels she is both too much and never enough.
meets: Thursdays, 7 - 8:30pm, Various area coffee shops.
for: Young Adults
leaders: Steve & Eunice Yang, Tom & Inna Link
details: Fun with discussion. — This will be an activity -oriented group that will include time to get to know people and have some thoughtful discussion along the way. Activities in the queue include Angels game, beach day, game night, OC fair, sports day, hiking, food fair, etc. Group will begin on Thursday but may launch into other days, depending on the activity selected.
meets: Thursday, 3-4 various dates and times over the summer
Let's Ride (Mtn Bike Riding Group) [FR1]
for: Open for All
contact: Sandy Boyd, Doug Cirbo
details: We park and meet up at the back parking lot at Portola Pkwy and Glenn Ranch Rd., 200 yards west of Wahoo's, against the 241 toll road.
meets: Friday, 7 - 9am, Whiting Wilderness Park [map]
Women's Road Bike Group [FR2]
contact: Deanne McCarty
details: We will be taking a "pit stop" to read and discuss the weekend message series, Meta-4.
meets: Friday, 9am, Roads and riding paths in select South County locations
God on Film Redux: 4 movies of the past with major God themes [MOV]
for: Open to All*** THIS GROUP IS FULL ***
contact: Doah Lynd
details: A group for movie fans! We will eat, watch and discuss the spiritual themes of the movies: The Seventh Seal, Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Game, and Silence.
meets: One Friday and 3 Saturday's, June 9, June 24, July 29, August 26, in Lake Forest (Lake Forest & Serrano)
contact: Kevin Kasper, Tab Johnson
topic: Exploring the Old Testament. Hit the Hub every 1st and 3rd Saturday morning of the month to connect with guys and explore how the Old Testament applies to our lives.
meets: Saturdays, 7:30 - 8:30am, at 7 Whatney ("The Hub") [map]
Hiking Group [SA2]
for: Open to All
contact: Lyle Castellaw
details: No experience necessary! Hiking venues include Ladera Ranch, Laguna Coast, Riley Park and O'neill Park in RSM. Enjoy creation, get some exercise, and have engaging conversations along the way. Kids are welcome too!
meets: Saturdays, 7:30 - 9:30am, (Dates: June 10, 17, 24 July 1) at Local South OC wilderness trails
College/College-Age Men [SA3]
for: College and College-Aged Men
contact: Mike Taylor
details: Join us this summer as we read and discuss John Eldredge's Walking with God. We'll meet for breakfast and discuss the book, share what's going on in our lives, and pray for each other. Each section of the book stands along, so don't worry about missing a week!
meets: Saturday's, 9 - 10:30am, June 24, July 17, 29, August 5, at Bagels and Brew, Lake Forest [map]
contact: Holly Ammari, Stephanie Stuck
details: A "Do it Yourself" craft time that features a new project each session. We will be creating 4 simple scripture based DIY projects and going over Meta-4. Come and get your "art groove" on!
meets: Saturdays, 2 - 4pm, June 10, 17, July 22, 29); at 7 Whatney ("The Hub") [map]
cost: $20 for supplies
Young Families Park Group [FPG]
for: Parent with younger children
contact: Scott & Lindsay Simons
details: Parents and kids will spend time together as a family and build friendships with peers, while enjoying the park, discussion, and games.
meets: Saturdays or Sunday's, various times at local parks or playgrounds
for: Open to All
contact: Lyle Castellaw
details: The Spiritual Life is a lot of things — a relationship, a way of living...it's also a journey. Where are you at in this journey? Maybe just the beginning? Or returning after taking some detours in life? Wherever you may find yourself right now, we are creating groups to explore your next step on your journey, all in an honest, relaxed, conversational environment.
FX groups are all about groups of four people meeting seven times during the summer for an hour. We've developed a group guide to move you through each session — no homework required. Once you sign up, we will put you in a group that fits your schedule and location. Come join the many at TerraNova who have gone through FX.
meets: various days and times