Fall LIFEgroups

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our fall lifegroups.

LIFEgroups are TerraNova’s groups of 10-16 people who get together each week at a convenient OC location to learn about the Bible, grow, and have fun together. It’s a great way to build friendships while growing in your faith.

Fall LIFEgroups begin in October and last through the first week of December (depending on the group). So, it’s a short-term commitment!  This Fall, some groups will follow the key ideas and scripture passages from the weekend messages, while other groups will explore a curriculum of their choosing. Either way, these groups will be relational, fun and also deep!

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO NEXT:  Check out the listing of Fall LIFEgroups below, and select the group you’d like to participate in.  Then click the "SIGN UP FOR A FALL LIFEGROUP" button right here. (OR, you can fill out the simple sign-up form in the LIFEgroup brochure this weekend at TerraNova.) 


SUNDAY

Group#SU1

Type:  Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leader:  Gary and Pat Streed, Rob and Tracy Van Horn
Time:   Sunday, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Mission Viejo (Marguerite Pkwy and Trabuco)
Topic:  We’ll be discussing and applying the TerraNova weekend message series. Bring your Bible and your message notes!

Group #SU2

Type:   Young Couples
Leader:  Vincent and Christine Salinas, Brad and Lori Coffey
Time:   Sunday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Lake Forest (Trabuco and Bake Pkwy)
Topic:  The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller.  We will be using this book and video study to lay a foundation for a marriage that overflows with love, respect and joy.  Come and connect with other couples who are just in the beginnings of their marriage journey!

Group #SU3

Type:   Couples (married or engaged, all ages)
Leader:  Dana and Lyle Castellaw, Brian and Linda Seitz
Time:   Sunday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Foothill Ranch (Bake and Alton)
Topic:  The Art of Marriage. God loves marriage. But marriage is fabulously hard!  It's more "art" than "science". Together we'll master the marriage art-form. Come ready to laugh, rest, learn, and be challenged!


MONDAY

Group #MO1

Type:   Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leader:  Steve and Diane Powers, Jackie Jordan (host)
Time:   Monday, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Mission Viejo (Muirlands and La Paz)
Topic:  One Month To Live:Thirty Days To A No Regrets Life by Kerry and Chris Shook. What if you had only a few weeks to live? How would you make each day matter? This challenge to be all God has created you to be---living passionately, loving boldly, learning from your mistakes, and leaving a lasting legacy---is a journey you’ll never forget!

Group #MO2

Type:   Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leader: Brian and Nancy David
Time:   Monday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic:  Genesis and Exodus: How God’s Story Begins and Why it Matters. Ever start reading your Bible but end up asking yourself, “Wait, what?!” The story of scripture becomes more clear when we understand the critical “opening scenes.” This group is designed to do just that: engaging God’s text through a “first reader” lens to see what we can learn about who God is, who we are, and what’s our calling.

Group #MO3

Type:   Young Adults
Leader: Steve and Eunice Yang
Time:   Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Lake Forest(Lake Forest Dr. and Trabuco)
Topic:  Counter Culture. This group will explore how to address our culture and it’s issues with the truth and grace that Jesus displays.


TUESDAY

Group #INSPIRE AM

Type:   Women’s Bible Study
Time:   Tuesday, 9:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic:  Ruth: A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz. Through this Old Testament book, we’ll uncover five life-giving habits that help us to persevere when things get hard, complicated, and messy.  The direction of our lives needs to be far less about to-do lists and accomplishments, and more about becoming the people God can count on.
Details:  Homework for the study is approximately 15 minutes a day/ 4-5x a week. Study begins 9/19.
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
Leader:  Deanne McCarty
Time:   Every Other Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Where:  TBA
Topic:  Ruth: A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit. See description above for “Inspire.”
Cost:  $20 for the study, which includes homework. Study begins 9/19.

Group #TU1

Type:  College-age (ages 18-23)
Leader:  Mike Taylor, Ashley Neelands
Time:  Tuesday, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Lake Forest (El Toro and Toledo)
Topic:  Wonderlife by Mike Foster.  An 8-week study about identity, shame, passion, calling, fear and the pressure to conform and the art of living in the present moment and what I’m supposed to do with my life.

Group #TU2

Type:  Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leader:  John Reed, Steve and Lisa Castle (hosts)
Time:  Tuesday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Laguna Hills (Oso and the 5 Freeway)
Topic:  The Reason for God by Tim Keller. Our study picks up from where the TerraNova summer teaching series, Who Needs God, left off. Keller’s book is filled with great questions and intelligent responses. We’ll pick the 8 questions and conversations the group would most like to have and dive in.

Group #TU3

Type:  Prayers for Prodigals (Women’s Group)
Leader:  Melissa Parker
Time:  Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (every 2nd & 4th Tuesday)
Where:  Lake Forest(Trabuco and Ridge Route)
Topic:  Lots of us have a prodigal in our lives. And as much as we love them, our prodigals matter to God far more than to us. This group will be a safe place to share and pray for the prodigals in our lives. We will be using excerpts from the book, Prayers For Prodigals.

Group #TU4

Type:  Book Club (Women’s Group)
Leader:  Jackie Jordan
Time:  Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic:  Trusting God with My What Ifs and Whys by Linda Dillow. Imagine what your life would be like without worry!  Come join other like-minded woman who are ready to leave worry behind and embrace a fierce trust in God’s goodness.


WEDNESDAY

Group #WE1

Type:   Parents of Teenagers (singles and couples)
Leader:  Allen and Karen Covey, Julie Raab
Time:  Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic:  Can I Ask That?  Got teens?  This group is for you! This LIFEgroup will focus on questions that our teens want to ask but are afraid to or do not know how to ask. Our goal is to prepare parents to answer the tough questions that teens have related to God, the Bible, Christianity, and social issues.

Group #WE2

Type:  Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leader:  Sandy and Suzy Boyd, Doug and Kathy Cirbo
Time:  Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Trabuco Canyon (El Toro and Ridgeline)
Topic:  Divine Opportunity by Ryan Montague. This study is all about discerning how God is working in our everyday meetings and conversations.  The group will get tools and insight on how to know where God is leading and as a result, what to do and say.

Group #WE3

Type:  Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leader:  James and Kaylene Shamas, John and Judy Parrott
Time:  Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where:  North Irvine (Portola Pkwy and Jeffrey)
Topic:  We’ll be discussing and applying the TerraNova weekend message series. Bring your Bible and your message notes!

Group #WE4

Type:  Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leader:  Mike and Venita Shellman
Time:  Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Anaheim (Chapman Ave. and the 5 freeway
Topic:  We’ll be discussing and applying the TerraNova weekend message series. Bring your Bible and your message notes!

Group #WFG

Type:  Inspire Women’s Fitness Group
Leader:  Dana Castellaw, Heather Teichrow, Tricia Fitzgerald
Time:  Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.  (group begins on September 20)
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic:  Stepping Into His Image is a curriculum focused on physical, spiritual, and emotional growth. During each 2 hour session we begin with a 40 minute workout together and end with a topical group discussion. Daily journaling, limited enrollment.
Details:  $20 for the 10 week study. Childcare available for extra cost.


THURSDAY

Group #MOLO AM

Type:  Morning Play Group for Mothers of Little Ones and their children in the infant-kindergarten stage
Leader:  Holly Lee, Michelle Barto
Time:  Thursday, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. (Oct 5 - Nov 16)
Where:  Parks located in Irvine or Lake Forest areas
Topic:  Making connections with like-minded moms through thoughtful discussions on the book Wisdom for Women by Debbi Bryson, as we play with our children.

Group #MOLO PM

Type:  Book Club for Mothers of Little Ones and their children in the infant-kindergarten stage
Leader:  Simone Iantorno, Bonnie Nourse
Time:  Every Other Thursday, 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic:  Making connections with like-minded moms through thoughtful discussions using Loving My Actual Life, by Alexandra Kuykendall.
Details:  Childcare available. $25 for 1st child, $15 for each additional child (for the whole study)

Group #TH1

Type:  Men
Leader: Monte Krol
Time:  Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Lake Forest (Trabuco and Bake Pkwy)
Topic:  Judges: The Flawed and the Flawless by Timothy Keller. Is it true that Judges is one of the toughest books in the Bible to understand? Our guys group says: Bring it on! You'll find this group challenging and deep, yet fun and playful as well. Come join us!

Group #YF

Type:  Young families (singles, couples, and children)
Leader:  Lauren Mead, Dede Visser
Time:   Every Other Thursday, 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic:  Effective Parenting in a Defective World by Chip Ingram. Parents often feel helpless when the corrupt principles of this defective world seem to contradict every godly principle they try to instill in their children, but the good news is that God has a plan for effectively raising children. Come learn with us!
Details:  Childcare available. $30 for 1st child, $15 for each additional child (for the whole study)

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SATURDAY

Group #SA1

Type:  Men
Leader:  Tab Johnson, Kevin Kasper
Time:  Saturday, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic:  Exploring the Old Testament. Hit the Hub every Saturday morning to connect with guys and explore how the Old Testament applies to our lives.

Group #MRB

Type:  Men’s Road Bike Group
Leader:  Eric Lee
Time:  Saturday, 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.  (1st Saturday of every month)
Where:  Irvine (Starbucks parking lot at Sand Canyon and Irvine Blvd)
Topic:  We’ll be going for a ride, and then sit down at Starbucks for connection, prayer, and encouragement.  A great way to start your Saturday.  Road riders of all levels welcome!