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 Bible Discussion
Sundays, 10:30 - 11:45 AM
Vanguard Campus, Heath Bldg, Room 106

In our Bible study sessions we have a handout with questions related to the text. Anyone is free to speak to the subject with comments or questions. We begin our sessions with praise reports and prayer, and a hymn. Besides our regular Bible study, we occasionally invite a guest speaker from our church, Vanguard or an Assemblies of God Missionary. Members of our class are valued and bless us all by sharing their stories on a particular Sunday. Outside of our regular Sunday group we gather bi-monthly in someone's home for a book discussion. We enjoy our times of fellowship over meals and special occasions.
Facilitators:  Gus and Betty Cerillo
Exploring the Bible
Mondays, 10:30 AM-1:30 PM

January 20 - March 9; May 4 - June 22
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.  (NOTE:  This group is FULL)
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

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
Women's Bible Study
Tuesdays,  7-8:30 PM
Costa Mesa
This is a group of women that come together to study God’s Word, to pray with and for each other, and to support one another.  This season 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 helps us to get centered in what we believe and how God can use us! 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. Book cost is $15. 
Facilitator:  Renee Dallas
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