All groups begin the week of January 20th!

Church is more than a two-hour gathering on a Sunday. Church is not only a crowd gathered around a stage or in a cafeteria, but a community sharing life around a table. Groups are the primary way that we practice the way of Jesus, together, in South Orange County. They’re fun gatherings where we engage all of life - the journeys of relationships, singleness, marriage, parenting, and being a faithful presence in a community, plus we eat food together!


What is Rooted?

A 10-week course focused on walking through rhythms that will form and grow you as a disciple. Rooted will help you put into practice what Jesus did and discover your purpose and how it fits within God’s broader redemptive narrative.

Thousands of people have experienced Rooted, and we believe God continues to use it as a tool to bring life change and transformation to Orange County. Rooted is for people in every life stage, wherever they are in their faith journey. The weekly readings teach us what it means to be a disciple of Jesus by experiencing foundational elements of Christianity such as scripture, prayer, worship, generosity and service.


Rooted with Childcare

Leaders: Chris & Brooke Pacini

When: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

Cost: $30, childcare is provided

About this Group: Chris and Brooke are an amazing couple in our church! They have a heart to see people connect with God, their purpose, and one another. If you have kids and haven’t been through Rooted before, this is the group for YOU!


Couples Community Group

Leaders: David & Renee Maldanado

When: Tuesday @ 6:30pm

Cost: free, childcare is not provided

About this Group: We are so glad to have Renee and David as leaders! They have a heart to see people connect with God, their purpose, and one another. This is a vibrant group and is great for couples with kids that are in high school or have left the home.


Mothers of Young Kids - Real and Redeemed

Leaders: Jacquelyn Evancoe

When: Tuesdays @ 7:00pm

Cost: free, childcare is not provided.

About this Group: We are so excited to be adding this group for 2019! Mothering is a journey that is best done in community and we are thankful for Jacquelyn who is creating a space for moms with younger kiddos to gather and be known. If you have a child aged 0-5 this is the group for you! To learn more check out the group Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RealandRedeemed


Rooted

Leaders: Tom & Angela Bienart

When: Thursdays @ 6:30pm

Cost: $30, childcare is not provided

About this Group: Rooted is a transformational experience and we are so glad to have Angela and Tom as leaders! They have a heart to see people connect with God, their purpose, and one another. If you haven’t been through Rooted before, or its been a long time, this is the group for YOU!


Couples Community Group

Leaders: Jeff & Michelle Howland

When: Thursday Evening

Cost: free, read below for childcare details

About this Group: The Howlands lead a thriving community group that meets weekly in Rancho Mission Viejo. They are amazing community builders in our church. The group currently meets on a weekly rhythm of: women, men, couples, bring your kids - this is a great group to join if you can’t commit to both attending every week.


Men’s Community Group

Leaders: Lewis Fisher & Cole Beshore

When: Thursdays @ 7pm

Cost: free

About this Group: This is a strong community group for men of all ages in our church! They gather for relationship, discuss the past weekends sermon, and have common ground through all walks of life. This group is open for any men in our church!


Women’s Community Group

Leader: Katie Beshore

When: Thursdays @ 9:30am - 11am

Cost: free

About this Group: This is a great group that started in the fall of 2018 when we launched as church. Join this group to spend time with women each week for fellowship and enriching discussion!


Women’s Book Study

Leader: Mary Zappulla

When: Thursday pm

Cost: free

About this Group: This is a wonderful group of women that meet weekly and discuss a Beth Moore book. This group is currently full for 2019.


Couple’s Community Group

Leader: Rusty and Jessica Towery

When: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

Cost: free, bring your kids!

About this Group: Rusty and Jessica are an amazing couple in our church! Their group is hosted in their home in San Juan Capistrano and they meet for food and discussion.


LEAD A GROUP

Interested in leading a Community Group at Mariners Ranch Church?

Community Groups Leaders play a crucial role in the life of our church. They help get people in the church connected to each other. We hope that Community Group leaders would commit to either hosting a group in their home or to helping someone else host.

Email Jeremy for information about group leading, jschultheiss@marinerschurch.org