Spiritual Formation

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness...”

2 Timothy 3:16

Spiritual Formation Small Groups

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God’s Word is a living, breathing document that we cherish.  We desire to know what God says in His Word and how it impacts our lives.  Through gathering in a small group, we learn together through study, dialogue, spiritual rhythms, relationship and experience.  Ultimately, our desire is to grow in our relationship with Jesus and others!

Bible and Book Study Groups

Focus (Bible Study)
Sundays, 8:45 – 10 AM
Vanguard Campus, Scott Bldg, Room 134

Teaching through the book of Acts and Psalms.
This is a Bible Study group which focuses on Spiritual Formation. Joe is teaching through the book of Acts and Rene is teaching through the book of Psalms. The group has a teaching and discussion format and includes a time of prayer and sharing. It is open to anyone in any age group that wants to grow spiritually and develop friendships. We believe that the Word of God inspires us to hope and life and growth so we work through our understanding of it in relationships, discussion, and practical ways. We hope to aspire and inspire!
The group meets yearly and is open to new people at any time. We look forward to meeting you! 
Facilitators:  Joe and Renee Dallas
Adult Discussion Class (Bible Study)
Sundays, 10:30-11:45 AM
NMC Campus

This group of adults, generally 50+, meets in Heath Bldg, Room #106.
In each session, we have a handout with questions related to the text. We follow the scriptures and may have quotes from commentaries. We begin each session with prayer requests and sing a hymn, then we work through a hand-out. Anyone can raise a hand and speak to the subject, with comments or questions. It is truly a discussion class; there are no lectures.
Facilitators:  Keith & Myrt Ewing
Exploring the Bible
Mondays, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM
Costa Mesa

This group studies the book of Daniel verse by verse.
This year we will study the second half, chapters 7 through 12, as we learn what the vision that God gave to Daniel means for us in the future. It is the prophetic portion of the book sprinkled with symbolism that we will unpack as the study unfolds. We begin with worship and the lesson and then finish our time with lunch and praying for one another’s needs. All ages are welcome!
Leader: Adri Ras
Adult Bible Study
Tuesdays, 7-9 PM
Newport Beach

We share life together studying God’s Word, enjoying one another’s friendship, and praying for one another.
We are studying the book of Ecclesiastes this season. Written by King Solomon (wisest man that ever lived!), it is filled with biblical truths that affect our everyday circumstances and lives. We welcome any age but are primarily a group of adults 50+.
Leader:  Jim Townsend
Mixed Group Bible Study & Fellowship
Tuesdays, 7:30-9 PM
Costa Mesa

We review each of the five questions that Pastor Jordan includes with his Sunday message.
Our group is a blended group sharing authentic experiences with a focus on God’s Word and true-life application. We have fun sharing life together as we grow in Christ and with each other. Singles, married, new to the church, been at the church forever – all are welcome! Whether connecting with others is in your comfort zone or it is a stretch for you, we are sure you will feel comfortable growing with others in our group!
Group Leader:  Court Moorefield
Central Prayer Group
Wednesdays, 11 AM -12 PM
Conference Room

We gather together each week to pray for the needs of those that call Newport Mesa Church their home.
A safe place for anyone to pray for the needs of the church. Led by various staff of Newport Mesa Church, this group typically includes: sharing a devotional or focus, a worship song or two, pray over the prayer cards turned in during the month, and share praises and wins. Anyone can join at any time!
Facilitator: Jordan Hansen
Adult Bible Study
Wednesdays, 7-9 PM
Costa Mesa

Our group consists of ages 45 and up. Married, single, longtime or new Followers of Christ with grown children.
We have a very relaxed environment and want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable while incorporating Bible study, discussion, prayer, caring for one another, and fun into the evening.  Join us – we would love to have you!
Group Leader:  Kathy Rigdon
Adult Bible Study (50+)
Wednesdays, 7-9 PM
Balboa Island

This is a Bible Study group that primarily is based in small group studies by Rick Warren and other notable leaders and authors.
We spend time in community with each other reading God’s Word, Praying for one another and sharing life together. Our group has an age range from mid-50s to mid 70s. We welcome singles and married couples! (NOTE:  This group is FULL)
Leaders: Tom & Becke Prince

Rooted Groups

30 Somethings
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 PM
Newport Mesa Church

Childcare Available
Rooted is an experience that explores your unique plan and purpose which includes the idea of hearing God speak to you and engaging you in a profound experience with Jesus.
You will see yourself as an important person in the community which listens and supports you. Rooted is a catalyst for life-change where going back to the basics help us to get centered in what we believe and how God can use us! The benefit of going through Rooted with people who are similar in age and life stage is that it allows you to form deep and meaningful relationships with your peers. This is a place where you will be heard, supported and encouraged as we journey together through the rhythms and practices that form the basis of the Rooted experience. 
Facilitator: Emily Burg 
40 Somethings+
Mondays,  7-8:30 PM

Fountain Valley
Are you ready to dig in and discover for yourself who God is; how He speaks to us; discuss suffering; our opposition, i.e., the enemy; how to make the most of your life; money; and more? Regardless if you are a new Christian or a seasoned Christian that has “seen it all,” please come join us and experience this adventure with other like-minded souls that want to bring their faith to the next level. We look forward to working through all of these topics and life skills together. 
Facilitator:  Eric Olsen
How to Age Gracefully
Thursdays, 10 AM -12 PM
Costa Mesa

We welcome anyone – single or married, older or younger as we get to know and love each other.
We will be going through “Rooted,” an experience that explores your unique plan and purpose which includes the idea of hearing God speak to you and engaging you in a profound experience with Jesus. You will see yourself as an important person in the community which listens and supports you. Rooted is a catalyst for life-change where going back to the basics help us to get centered in what we believe and how God can use us!
Facilitators:  Louis and Heike Steers