Community Groups are the heart of what we do here.
Community is where we connect together, where we grow together, where we serve together. Our weekend gatherings are fantastic, equipping times where you will hear the word and worship together—and our Community groups are a vital next step for everyone who calls NewHeart their home.
WHAT IS A GROUP?
A Community group is an intentional gathering of people who meet regularly. Since God designed us for relationships, we believe it is through the connections made in smaller groups that God will help us grow. People form groups around what matters in their lives. This can look like connecting with people who share similar interests or are at the same stage in life as well as finding people who have experience in an area in which you want to grow. Community groups are also where we pray for each other and support each other. Community groups meet once a week in locations all around our city, and with many groups to choose from, we believe there is a group out there for you.
Our groups are “free market.”
“Free market” simply means group leaders are free to use their gifts and interests to determine when and where their group meets and what they meet about. From soccer groups and lunch groups to Bible studies and coffee meet-ups, our groups are as varied as we are.
We have three semesters every year.
Life flows in seasons, and we want to make it easy for you to be in the right small group for you in each season. This is why we have new groups that start and stop three times a year in what we refer to as “semesters.” Our group semesters:
- Winter/spring (February-May—16 weeks)
- Summer (June-July—9 weeks)
- Fall (August-November— 16 weeks)
Join a Group
Find a Community Group
EAST SIMI VALLEY
Led by Caren Pelinovshi. This is a regular Community Group that’s setup for both men and women. (meeting time is still being determined, Thursday Morning (OR) Tuesday Night)
THE STORYFORMED WAY
Led by Brian & Rebecca Fox. This group will be going through the Story-formed Way— a fantastic overview of the over-arching story of God as told through the Bible. This is a regular Community Group that’s setup for both men and women, and does include children.
WOMEN’S LIFE JOURNAL GROUP (BIBLE)
Led by Pastor Rebecca Fox | This Group meets Tuesday mornings EARLY @5:30 am and is focused on reading the daily Bible reading from the Life Journal and then discussing it together, and praying for one another.
MEN’S LIFE JOURNAL GROUP (BIBLE)
Led by Pastor Brian Fox | This Group meets *Saturday* mornings @ 6am and is focused on reading the daily Bible reading from the Life Journal and then discussing it together, and praying for one another. (And we have Coffee and Bacon)
MID SIMI VALLEY
Led by Steve & Denise Brown | This group meets on Mondays at 6:30pm. This is a regular Community Group that’s setup for both men and women.
THRIVING IN BABYLON (STUDY)
Led by David & Rebecca Calvin | This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays @ 6:30pm. And will be going through the Larry Osborne video study “Thriving in Babylon” – Children Welcome!
Study description: These are confusing times for many Christians. Traditional biblical values are not only rejected; it seems as if they’re attacked on every front. It’s all happened at warp speed, leaving many of us spiritually and culturally disoriented or even fearful, frustrated, and angry. How can we spiritually survive in an increasingly spiritually hostile environment? And is there any hope for the next generation?
MEN'S COMMUNITY GROUP
Led by Jim Jackson | Men’s Community Group | Note: No childcare is available for this group | Meets at NewHeart, Wednesday nights at 6:30pm in the Dreamroom.
WOMEN'S COMMUNITY GROUP
Led by Tania Bishop | This is a Women’s only Community Group. Childcare is not available. Meets in Mid-Simi Wednesday nights at 6:30pm.