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 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
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
Knowing and Doing the Will of God
Mondays,  7-8:30 PM
Fountain Valley
Join us as we learn and apply practical concepts of knowing and doing the will of God through a 13-week series drawn from Blackaby’s Experiencing God book. Unit headings include God’s Will and Your Life; Looking to God; God Speaks; the Crisis of Belief; Adjusting your Life to God and Experiencing God in Your Daily Life.

Come and join us as we wrestle with, and integrate God’s truth into our lives. As a small group, we are blessed to have attendees that have created a safe place to be vulnerable and candid as we respectfully wrestle with what it means to be a Christian in a secular world. All of us hope that you will join us and be a part of this journey with us regardless of age, experience or knowledge of the Bible.  

If you would like to order the book in advance feel free to order ISBN 9781415858387. A great website to search for the best price on the web is www.dealoz.com or contact [email protected] if you want to reserve one for our first group. 
Facilitator:  Eric Oleson
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.
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, 7:30-9 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

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
Parents of Preteens & Teens
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 PM
Newport Mesa Church - Green Room


We are a group of parents in the throws of parenting our teens! We desire to see God make us into his image so that we will be better people and parents!  This season 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 we have including our kids!  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.
Childcare is not provided. JHigh and High School Youth are meeting during this time.
Book Cost:  $15
Facilitators: Matt and Sharon Noble
30 Somethings
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 PM
Newport Mesa Church


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.
Facilitator: John Flowers