Our FALL LIFEgroups   

Here's a list of our fall groups kicking off in October, and the days and times they meet. We have a wide range of groups meeting on almost every day of the week, so check them all out. Then click the button right below this paragraph to sign up online. For more information about groups in general, or some personal assistance in finding the right group for you, email Lyle Castellaw.

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SUNDAY:

GROUP# SP
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: Dana and Lyle Castellaw
Time: Sunday, 9:30-10:30am
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Starting Point. Starting point is a group where you can explore faith within a safe place to ask questions and learn about the Bible and Christianity. It's designed for anyone who is curious about Jesus, God and the Bible, those who have just begun a relationship with Jesus or those who have some church experience but have been away awhile. You'll enjoy the journey with us! 
Details: "Homework" for the study is approximately 1 hour per week
Cost: $10 for the book

GROUP# SU1
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: Gary and Pat Streed, Rob and Tracy Van Horn
Time: Sunday, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Mission Viejo (Marguerite Pkwy and Trabuco)
Topic: We'll be discussing and applying the TerraNova weekend message 

GROUP# SU2
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: Allen and Karen Covey, David and Noreen Taylor
Time: Sunday, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Lake Forest (Toledo and Ridge Route)
Topic: Renovate. If you've ever attempted a home renovation, you know how messy it is! So why do we attempt it? Over the course of eight sessions, this study will introduce you to the possibility of a personal renovation, exploring the foundation and blueprints of God's original design for us. 

GROUP# SU3
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: Lyle Castellaw, Danielle Smith
Time: Sunday, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Mission Viejo (Trabuco and Los Alisos)
Topic: Bridges. This group will focus on what God is doing all around the world with his great mission to reach, love and bless all nations. Bridges is a video teaching series that will promote learning, discussion and a call to action. You will find your hear aligning with God's heart as this group journeys together with six "sit down" meetings and two "field trips"! 

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MONDAY:

GROUP# MO1
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: Steve and Diane Powers, Jackie Jordan (host) 
Time: Monday, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Mission Viejo (Muirlands and La Paz)
Topic: James: Faith Works. Perhaps more than any other book in the New Testament, James emphasizes the application of belief. Our group will explore the practical wisdom of this letter written by the brother of Jesus, while together we'll seek to live out genuine faith that expresses itself through good works. 

GROUP# MO2
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: Brian and Nancy David
Time: Monday, 6:30-8:00pm
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield) 
Topic: It's in the Text. Rich images and stories fill the pages of our Bibles, but they come from a time and culture very different from our own. Touring through the Bible with an ancient "Hebraic" lens can help the text come alive, and perhaps help us discover more about who God is, who we are, and what's our calling. "Hagah" is the Hebrew word for "meditate" and can mean "moan, tear, growl or even wrestle", like a lion with its prey. Come "hagah" the text with us! 

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TUESDAY:

GROUP# INSPIRE AM
Type: Women's Bible Study
Time: Tuesday, 9:00-11:15pm
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Finding I AM. What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join us as we explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study, you will learn to trade emptiness for fulfillment, and bondage for freedom. 
Details: Homework for the study is approximately 15 minutes a day/ 4-5x a week. Study begins 9/25.
Cost: $20. Childcare also available for extra cost. Please note name and age of child on registration form.  

GROUP# INSPIRE PM
Type: Women's Bible Study
Leaders: Deanne McCarty, Carol Foote 
Time: Every other Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Finding I AMby Lisa TerKeurst. See description above for "Inspire AM"
Details: Study begins 9/25
Cost: $20 for study, which includes homework

GROUP# TU1
Type: College-age (ages 18-23)
Leaders: Mike Taylor, Ashley Neelands
Time: Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Lake Forest (Trabuco and Peach Wood)
Topic: Apologetics: Understanding the Most Argued Topics in the Bible. Our group will be lookin at the major topic of Apologetics (defense of our Christian faith) such as science, morality, worldview, hell, resurrection, etc. These discussions will help us better understand our faith and arm ourselves with the truth. 

GROUP# TU2
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: John Reed, Steve and Lisa Castle (hosts) 
Time: Tuesday, 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Laguna Hills (Oso and the 5 Freeway)
Topic: Starting Point. An interactive study through some of the most foundational concepts of the early Christian faith, as seen through the stories of Jesus and the writings of Paul. Perfect for skeptics, beginners and long time followers of Jesus alike. 

GROUP# TU3
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: Kevin and Lisa Fagan, Jaycee and Nancy Williams
Time: Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Irvine (Jamboree and Portola Pkwy)
Topic: Jesus: Healer of the Body, Soul and Mind. Over one hundred years of modern psychology and we still haven't improved on the principles and lessons taught by the greatest doctor of the human soul-Jesus. This group will be growing together with the help of the book, "Jesus: The Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived" by Mark W. Baker. All this and a light dinner every week! 

GROUP# TU4
Type: Book Club (for parents, single or married)
Leaders: Jackie Jordan
Time: Tuesday, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: The Art of Parenting: Aiming Your Child’s Heart Toward God. Experience God’s truth in this 8-week video study and apply His word in your family by focusing your attention on four crucial elements in your children’s lives: Identity, Character, Relationships and Mission.  

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WEDNESDAY:

GROUP# PER-SPIRE
Type: Inspire Women's Fitness Group
Leaders: Carrie Henahan, Tricia Fitzgerald
Time: Wednesday, 9:00-11:15am
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Becoming a Woman of Freedom. Is your Christian life weighing you down? Our study will help you get your second wind to identify and lay aside those burdens that make you feel stuck in busyness. Come ready to focus on physical, spiritual, and emotional growth! Each 2-hour session begins with a 50-minute workout together. 
Details: Study begins 9/26
Cost: $10 for the 9-week study , childcare available for extra cost.

GROUP# WE1
Type: Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leaders: James and Kaylene Shamas, John and Judy Parrott
Time: Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: North Irvine (Portola Pkwy and Jeffrey)
Topic: Majoring in the Minor Prophets. Encounter a deeper reality through the prophets of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah. These Old Testament books will show you how every event is stamped with God's presence. They'll give you eyes to see the unseen, not only in their ancient sermons but also in your life today. All this and a potluck dinner very week! 

GROUP# WE2
Type: Yoga (open to everybody)
Leaders: Carie Glasscock
Time: Wednesday, 7:00-8:15pm (September 15-December 19)
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Holy Yoga. Roll our your mats as we learn to quiet our minds, focus on the truths of Jesus, and strengthen our physical bodies. In Holy Yoga, the goal is to live beyond ourselves, and to take what God has shown us off the mat and into the world. Come and experience healing, peace, and renewed strength. No experience necessary. This is a co-ed class. Please bring a yoga mat, yoga block and water. 
Cost: $5 donation per class ,

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THURSDAY:

GROUP# MOLOAM
Type: Morning Play Group for Mothers of Little Ones and their children
Leaders: Holly Lee, Joann Frederick  
Time: Thursday, 10:00-11:45am (begins 10/4)
Where: Parks located in Irvine or Lake Forest areas
Topic: Making connections with like-minded moms through thoughtful discussions on the book A Little God Time for Mothers: 365 Daily Devotions

GROUP# MOLOPM
Type: Book Club for Mothers of Little Ones and their children
Leaders: Simone Iantorno, Bonnie Nourse
Time: Every other Thursday, 6:30-8:15pm
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Making connections with like-minded moms through thoughtful discussions.
Details: Childcare available. $35 for first child, $20 for each additional child

GROUP# YF
Type: Young families (singles, couples, and children)
Leaders: Henning and Dede Visser
Time: Every other Thursday, 6:30-8:15pm
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Experiencing God at Home. God's powerful work in the nations and in our neighborhoods can truly begin at home. Come discover the seven spiritual realities that will apply directly to the crucial task of raising children who are able to see what God is doing and join Him in it! 
Details: Childcare available. $40 for first child, $20 for each additional child

GROUP# TH1
Type: Men
Leaders: Monte Krol
Time: Thursday, 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Lake Forest (Trabuco and Bake Pkwy)
Topic: Romans: The Gift of God by Timothy Keller. This study of the first 7 chapters of Romans does a deep dive in one of the most read and studied books of the Bible. Paul teaches us that righteousness is the "gift of God", but what does that mean? Join us to find out. 

GROUP# TH2
Type: Young Adults
Leaders: Oksana Orlik and Scott and Lindsay Simons
Time: Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Lake Forest (Trabuco and Bake Pkwy)
Topic: We'll spend time each week developing friendships, encouraging one another, and expanding our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus. As we explore the stories of Jesus and discuss current cultural topics, we'll have special weeks designated for service, worship and connection.  

GROUP# TH3
Type: Open to everybody
Leaders: Dean and Gayle McAlesse
Time: Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Lake Forest (Jeronimo and Lake Forest)
Topic: From Christian to Disciple. This is a group for those who want to learn what it means to be a follower in the Way of Jesus. We use the gospel of John as our base study and branch out to explore spiritual disciplines and practices. Come join us!

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SATURDAY:

GROUP# SA1
Type: Men
Leaders: Kevin Kasper, Tab Johnson
Time: Saturday, 7:30-8:30am
Where: The Hub/ 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic: Hit the Hub every Saturday morning to connect with guys and explore how the scriptures apply to our lives. 

GROUP# SA2
Type: Men's Basketball pickup group (ages 14 and up)
Leaders: Nick Schrunk
Time: Every other Saturday, 2:00-3:30pm
Where: Lake Forest Sports Park Gym (Portola Pkwy and Rancho)
Topic: Get out to the gym with us! We lace up and play full or half court, depending on the size of group. While we hoop, we'll also connect, pray and dive into the scriptures. You don't have to be a "big baller" to join in, just someone who wants to enjoy the group and run up and down the court two Saturdays per month!