Spring LIFEgroups

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our spring 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.

Spring LIFEgroups begin in February and last through the first week of May (depending on the group). So, it’s a short-term commitment!  This Spring, 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 Spring LIFEgroups below, and select the group you’d like to participate in.  Then click the "SIGN UP FOR A SPRING LIFEGROUP" button right here. (OR, you can fill out the simple sign-up form in the LIFEgroup brochure this weekend at TerraNova.) 


SUNDAY

Group#SP  [BRAND NEW Group Starting this Spring!]

Type:  Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leader:  Dana and Lyle Castellaw
Time:   Sunday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Feb through March)
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake & 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 or those who have just begun a relationship with Jesus or those who have some church experience but have been away for a while. 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)
Leader:  Gary and Pat Streed, Rob and Tracy Van Horn, Rex and Carolee Castellaw (hosts)
Time:   Sunday, 6:30 - 8:30 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 Adults (singles and couples)
Leader:  Vincent and Christine Salinas, Brad and Lori Coffey
Time:   Sunday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where:  Laguna Hills (Alicia Pkwy and I-5)
Topic:  Welcome to the Big Boy/Big Girl World. Are you starting off in your career life while wondering how to be wise with money? This group will set in motion beliefs and practices to put you in a healthy rhythm. Come explore with us!


MONDAY

Group #MO1  [BRAND NEW Group Starting this Spring!]

Type:   Parents (singles and couples)
Leader: Rick McKee
Time:   Monday, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake & Rockfield)
Topic:  ClubNova Parents Group. Got kids who are coming out on Monday nights to ClubNova (2nd and 4th Mondays of the month)? We’re starting a new parents group so you can hang at the Hub and grow relationally and spiritually while your kids enjoy ClubNova. Talk about “Win-Win!”

Group #MO2

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:   Fragile Stone: The Life of Simon Peter. This group will explores the dynamic life of the Apostle Peter, revisiting well-known passages and revealing unexpected insights. Peter’s life serves as a model for Jesus-centered discipleship, offering hope that we likewise can be changed as Jesus calls us to follow him.

Group #MO3

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 Pkwy and Rockfield)
Topic:  It’s in the Text. Since the Bible was originally written by and to an ancient “eastern” Hebrew culture and we are mostly 21st century “westerners,” it can sometimes be a challenge to read and understand. We are walking through God’s Word (this session we hope to get through Torah) using more of a “Hebraic” lens to see what else we can learn from it today about who God is, who we are, and what is our calling.


TUESDAY

Group #INSPIRE

Type:   Women’s Bible Study
Time:   Tuesday, 9:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic:  1 Peter: A Living Hope In Christ, Jen Wilkin. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable,   undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and an eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance.
Details:  Homework for the study is approximately 15 minutes a day/ 4-5x a week. Study begins 2/6.
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, Patti Lawler (host)
Time:   Every Other Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Mission Viejo (Trabuco and El Toro)
Topic:  1 Peter: A Living Hope In Christ. See description above for “Inspire.”
Cost:  $20 for the study, which includes homework. 

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:  The New Rules of Love, Sex, and Dating. Our group will explore the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with dating in the twenty-first century. Come ready to connect with God’s truth (He’s the inventor of all this, after all!) so that you can become the type of person that the person that you’re looking for is looking for!

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:  Q&A. From “salvation” to Revelation, you’ve got questions. What about those who’ve never heard about Jesus? What does prayer really do? How can we be certain the whole Jesus thing wasn’t a myth? And what’s up with Revelation? We’ll pick some of your harriest questions and have thought-provoking and intellectually honest conversations about them.

Group #TU3  [BRAND NEW Group Starting this Spring!]

Type:  Open to everybody! (singles and couples)
Leader:  Kevin and Lisa Fagan, Jaycee and Nancy Williams
Time:  Tuesday, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
Where: Irvine (Jamboree and Portola Pkwy)
Topic:  The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity, by Lee Strobel. This group will explore the most persistent emotional objections to belief―the  eight “heart barriers” to faith.

Group #TU4

Type:  Single Moms' Book Club
Leader:  Jackie Jordan
Time:  Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic:  Hope & Help for the Single Mom: The 21 Principals of a Healthy Single Mom, by Lori Little. This group will take every single mom to a new level by equipping her with positive instruction and practical applications that will inspire her to live well as a single mom and raise healthy children.


WEDNESDAY

Group #Per-spire

Type:   Inspire Women’s Fitness Group
Leader:  Dana Castellaw, Tricia Fitzgerald
Time:  Wednesday, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., begins 2/7
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic:  Leading a Life of Balance, by Marilyn Meberg. Come ready to focus on physical, spiritual, and emotional growth!  During each 2 hour session we begin with a 50 minute workout together (cardio, pilates, yoga), and end with a topical group discussion on topics of balance.   30 min homework a week.                                                                                                                  Details: $10 for the 12-week study. Childcare available for extra cost. Please note names and ages of child on registration.

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:  We’ll be discussing and applying the TerraNova weekend message series. Bring your Bible and your message notes!

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:  The Parables of Jesus. James Montgomery Boice said, “Some sections of the Bible give us grand theology. Some move us to grateful responses to God. But the parables break through mere words and make us ask whether there has indeed been any real difference in our lives.” Come taste the difference!

Group #WE4  [BRAND NEW Group Starting this Spring!]

Type:  Yoga (Open to everyone! Men and women welcome.)
Leader:  Carie Glasscock
Time:  Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake & Rockfield)
Topic:  Holy Yoga is the practice of connecting our entire being — mind, body, and spirit — with God. Using breathwork, movement, meditation, and scripture, we have the ability to enter God’s presence and experience healing, peace, and a renewed sense of purpose. No experience necessary. Men and women welcome! Please bring a yoga mat, yoga block, and water.                                                                                          Cost: $5.00 donation per class


THURSDAY

Group #MOLO AM

Type:  Morning Play Group for Mothers of Little Ones and their children in the infant-kindergarten stage
Leader:  Holly Lee, Joann Frederick
Time:  Thursday, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. 
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. $35 for 1st child, $20 for each additional child (for the whole study)

Group #YF

Type: Young Families
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 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. $40 for 1st child, $20 for each additional child (for the whole study)

Group #TH1

Type:  Men's Study
Leader: Monte Krol
Time:  Thursday, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where:  Lake Forest (Trabuco and Bake Pkwy)
Topic:  Judges: The Flawed and the Flawless by Tim 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 #TH2

Type:  Young Adults
Leader:  Steve and Eunice Yang
Time:   Every Other Thursday, 6:30 - 8:35 p.m.
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic:  Enemies of the Heart. The difficult circumstances we are dealing with today are likely being fed by one of four emotional forces that compels us to act in undesirable ways, sometimes even against our will. This group will identify these forces and offer practical, biblical direction to take charge of those feelings that mysteriously control us, and to strengthen our relationships.


SATURDAY

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!

Group #SA1

Type:  Men’s Study
Leader:  Kevin Kasper, Mark Barr, Tab Johnson
Time:  Saturday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.  (1st and 3rd Saturdays)
Where:  The Hub / 7 Whatney (Bake and Rockfield)
Topic:  Exploring the Old Testament.  Hit the Hub on Saturday morning to connect with guys and explore how the Old Testament applies to our lives.

Group #SA2 [BRAND NEW Group Starting this Spring!]

Type:  Men’s Basketball Pickup Group (ages 14 and up)
Leader:  Nick Schrunk
Time:  Every Other Saturday, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.  
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 size of group. While we hoop, we’ll also get to 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!