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, 1 PM
Costa Mesa - on the patio with option to Zoom 
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 Renee 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
Periodic Physical Gatherings 
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 (October 5 - November 30)

Costa Mesa - Physical gatherings on a patio
This season we are beginning a study in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. The study is an in-depth look at the pilgrims returning from exile to start life again in Israel, along with the rebuilding of the Temple and Wall as well as the godly ordinances presented to keep them a holy nation. We begin with worship and the lesson and then finish our time with lunch and praying for one another’s needs. Pack your own lunch and join us - all ages are welcome!
Leader: Adri Ras
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
Mondays,  7-8:30 PM
Fountain Valley
Have you ever been asked or wondered about questions like: Is the Bible a Myth?  Why does God allow suffering?  Why is the church responsible for injustice? If so, this Small Group is for you; where we can meaningfully and respectfully delve into these and other questions either in person (socially distancing) or Zoom (your choice). To aid us we will be looking at Keller’s Reason for God (978-0-310-33047-9) and will have copies available at our first session. Who are we? Eclectic and caring enough to challenge each other to grow. Join us, there is always room for one more!
Facilitator:  Eric Oleson
Adult Bible Study (50+)
Mondays, 7-9 PM
Zoom Group

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
Adult Bible Study
7 - 9 PM, Newport Beach
Newport Beach

We share life together studying God’s Word, enjoying one another’s friendship, and praying for one another.
This season we are walking through the book of Romans verse by verse.  Our desire is to see these biblical truths fill our everyday lives and affect every circumstance that we encounter!  We welcome any age but are primarily a group of adults 50+. 
Teacher: Jim Townsend | Contact: Christy Demetriades
Mixed Group Bible Study & Fellowship
Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30 PM
Costa Mesa
We are a blended ages and life stages group of people studying the meaning of the word "Christian". It may not mean what you think.  We share the Bible and relationships together. We are meeting on our outdoor patio and absolutely loving gathering together!
Group Leader:  Court Moorefield
Central Prayer Group
Wednesdays, 11 AM -12 PM
Zoom Group
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: Renee Dallas
How to Read the Bible
Wednesdays,  4-5 PM
Costa Mesa
This series will help you understand the overarching story of the Bible by helping you understand its unique design and literary devices.  While the Bible is one unified story, it cannot all be read in the same way. We will walk through each literary style found in the Bible and explain how each uniquely contributes to the overall story of Scripture. By understanding how the Bible was written, we can better understand what the Bible.  By the end of this series, you will be familiar with every part of the Bible and how it uses language to communicate who God is, who we are, and the big, redemptive story that we are all living. Everyone is welcome!
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 Leaders:  Gary and Sherry Rorden
Oneness
Thursdays, 5 - 6:30 PM

Costa Mesa - Meet on their patio
We are going through the book: Oneness: A Biblical view of the race issues in America and the churches involvement. by Tony Evans. We take a half chapter at the time and reread sections that apply to discussion. He writes from his upbringing and experience living in primarily white America and reflects on what he feels is lacking in the Christian church. His perspective is challenging. We are addressing the hope that through Tony's eyes, and the leading of the Holy Spirit, the church will learn how to demonstrate God's compassion to all people! This group is open to all ages.
Facilitators: Gerry & Adri Ras
Women's Discipleship Group
Saturdays,  10 AM - 12 PM
Costa Mesa
This is a discipleship study for anyone seeking a deeper relationship with Jesus, greater degree of freedom, and true fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Together we will explore Biblical topics that are critical to building a firm foundation in our walk. This is a group open to women of any age or background. Spanish interpretation is available.                                                                                                                                                                              
Facilitator: Dawn Frawley 

Rooted Groups

Women's Rooted Group
Tuesdays,  7-8:30 PM
Zoom
We will be going through “Rooted,” an experience that explores your unique plan and purpose including learning how to hear the voice of God and discovering how God desires for us to be engaged in a profound life-changing experience with Jesus. Rooted becomes a catalyst for life-change where the Holy Spirit can work on our hearts, center us on what is most important and change us from the inside out influencing every relationship! This is a place where you will be heard, supported and encouraged, by other women, as we journey together through the rhythms and practices that form the basis of the Rooted experience. This is a group that is open to all women of any age or background.  
Facilitator:  Jo-Ann Bravo                                                                                                                                                                            
30 Somethings
Wednesdays, 7 - 9 PM
Huntington Beach
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! 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.  This group is designed for late 20s-30s.  
Facilitator: Donna and Tom Watt
Women
Wednesdays, 10 - 11:30 AM
Huntington Beach
We will be going through “Rooted,” an experience that explores your unique plan and purpose including learning how to hear the voice of God and discovering how God desires for us to be engaged in a profound life-changing experience with Jesus. Rooted becomes a catalyst for life-change where the Holy Spirit can work on our hearts, center us on what is most important and change us from the inside out influencing every relationship! This is a place where you will be heard, supported and encouraged, by other women, as we journey together through the rhythms and practices that form the basis of the Rooted experience. This is a group that is open to all women of any age or background.                                                                                                                                                                              
Facilitator: Donna  Watt