Small Groups

Ministry Director: Pastor Dan 209.966.7734

"He [Christ] is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ." Colossians 1:28 (NIV)

NLCF offers various small group studies to encourage and equip the body in wisdom and health to enable us to grow to full maturity in Christ so that we might live our lives to the fullness that Jesus offers us in abundance!  

We believe that true "community" happens when we spend time together in smaller groups, rather than merely attending Sunday Morning services. Our studies and ministries are open to anyone willing to take that "next step" in their walk with Christ and connecting to the body of believers.  

"Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved." Acts 2:46 (NIV)

Small groups are the bedrock of community and they are always changing and growing. Don't miss out on the blessing of really getting to know others and walking together in the path of holiness.


  • co-ed

    Sunday Morning Bible Study

    Leader: Chet Skinner, 209.742. 5933

    Sunday 9a-10:15a NLCF

    Enjoy Spirit-filled teaching for life application of the Living word. Bring your difficult Biblical questions for discussion-in writing please. We’d love to have you join our participation-oriented class. Self-expression is encouraged. Bring your Bible, coffee and pastry (you can get them in the Coffee Shop) and get ready to explore God’s Word!



    Leader: Tim Theurer, Leslie Hummel, Phyllis Smith  

    Date: 1.15.19-4.9.19

    Time: 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

    Place: Butterfly Chapel (above Mountain Fitness in Mariposa) 5041 Highway 140

    Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and the happy memories from past years can't be re-created? Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one's death. You'll learn:

    -How to deal with the many emotions you'll face during the holidays. 

    -What to do about traditions and other coming changes. 

    -Helpful tips for surviving social events.

    -How to discover hope for your future difficult experiences.

    Please join us-you don't have to go through the grieving process alone.

    Food, Fun, & Fellowship

    Leaders: Joe and Gwen Reyes, 559.658.1807

    Evening: Beginning 8.28-indefinitely.

    Time:      6PM - 8PM

    Place:     Reyes home: 50777 Westview Way, Oakhurst

    Food, fun, and fellowship! God says where two or more are gathered, He is in their midst. Come join the Reyes' as they open their home and share the lesson He placed on their heart to share. (It will be different every week). Invite friends and family!

    Wednesday Morning Prayer Group

    Leader: Gary & Pat Allen 209.742.7466

    Wednesday 9a-11a Holy Grounds Coffeehouse

    Come and join our prayer warriors as they focus on the prayer requests we've obtained all week and then some! If you have the spiritual gift of prayer (Intercession) or would just like to join in prayer, this is a perfect place to serve.


    How to Study and Apply the Bible to Everyday Life

    Leader: Pastor Eric von Raeder -209.966.7734

    Date:      2.28.19

    Time:     6 PM potluck dinner

                   6:30 PM-8 PM program

    Please bring a potluck dish to share and your Bible. Childcare will be available please RSVP at 209-966-7734

  • mens

    Every man is valuable to the Lord and to New Life. Small groups can provide a chance for men to meet together to establish good habits of teaching, accountability and integrity; allowing them to grow and become godly leaders in their jobs, communities, homes and families.  

    Current Groups Available: (Also See Co-Ed Groups above)

    Monday Morning Men's Meeting

    Leader: Kevin Shelton, 209.777.1517

    Monday 6:29a-7:30a Happy Burger-off Hwy 49

    Fellowship and devotional in town for men of all ages-so this is a perfect group to invite friends, coworkers, or family. Each week one of the men will have a thought-provoking devotional in which to apply biblical principles into your life in a whole new way!

    Men’s Tuesday Evening Bible Study

    Book of Acts

    Leader: Lloyd Hobby 209.966.3921

    Tuesday 7p-8:30p NLCF Coffeehouse

    The Acts of the Apostles, also called "The Book of Acts" or simply "Acts", is a historical account of the first 30 years of the Christian church, from the final day of Jesus' ministry on the Earth to about 60 A.D.. Needless to say, a short book cannot cover everything that happened over a period of three decade. The Acts of the Apostles describes only some of the highlights starting in Jerusalem and through the missionary journeys of the Apostle Paul. As a result, the Book of Acts is fast-moving, action-packed and covers quite a bit of geography as well as time. Come join us on the journey.

    Men's Wednesday Evening Bible Study

    Courageous-Honor Begins at Home

    Date:  January 9, 2019

    Time:  6:30 PM-8:30 PM

    Place: NLCF

    Honor Begins at Home: The Courageous Bible Study Member Book guides the participant through this compelling Bible study based on the movie Courageous. This 8-session study will take individuals and small groups deeper into biblical truths for a godly family, exploring topics such as redeeming your history, walking with integrity, winning and blessing the hearts of your children, and more.

    Every session involves watching a clip from the movie to help group members engage in discussion. And daily readings from The Resolution for Men and The Resolution for Women will help you connect with God and His best plan for your family.

    Guys Shootin' Hoops

    Leaders:   Tommy Ellison 209.742.4122 & Jeff Totten

    Evenings: Thursdays at the New Life Gym

    Time:         6PM - 9PM

    Hey Guys! Come get some great exercise and have fun just hanging out with a bunch of cool guys ages 13-113!

    Due to school and church activities, it is a great idea to call Tommy to make sure that everything's on

    before you come.

    33 the Series-Authentic Manhood Volume 6 - 

    A Man and His Fatherhood

    Leaders: Dave Catherina, 559.633.0914

                     Pastor Dan, 209.966.7734

    Date:        1.10.19 and every Thursday for six weeks

    Time:       6:00 p.m. dinner

                     6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. program

    Place:      NLCF Sanctuary

    Cost: $15 for training manual (if you have dinner, a donation is appreciated)

    Hey guys! Be sure to put this on your calendar and if you would like to check the trailer, here is the link: praying for the man or men that God would want you to invite. This volume 6 is very timely!

    Come join a bold movement of men who are stepping up to lead a culture of change in our community.

    Hope to see you there!

    Pastor Dan              

  • women

    Women thrive when they can meet to share life together. Whether you are looking for accountability, personal growth, companionship, or study of the Bible & felt needs; New Life Small groups for women can be a start for you. 

    Current Groups available, (See also Co-Ed groups)


    Finding I Am, How Jesus Fully Satisfies The Cry of Your Heart-a Lysa Terkeurst Study

    Leader: Carol Holland,209.742.7630

    Dates:    1.3.19-3.28.19

    Time:     9:30 AM-11:00 AM

    Place:    NLCF Coffeehouse

    $15 for workbook

    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 Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.


    First 5-When Words Fail.

    Leader: Bonnie Hobby, 209.966.3921

    Date:     Fridays-random gathering.

    Time:    TBA

    Place:    Hobby home: 3611 Highway 49 S., Mariposa

    Try this new way of women coming together. First, download the "First 5"app on your smartphone or tablet and follow the short devotional every day. You sign up under "Ms. Bonnie's" group. Then Fridays, you will have the opportunity to meet together and share what you have gleaned.

  • MOPs


    Leaders: Bridget Stappenbeck, 209.489.9488; Julie Beery, 209.742.7041

    Date:9/11/18-every 2nd Tuesday until May.

    Time: 9 AM – 11:30 AM



    Donation: $5

    If you are a mom to a child that is a newborn up through five years old (before they enter kindergarten,) then this is a great group for you. Bring your little ones, and while they are having a good time in their age appropriate small group while you are in yours.

    Our 2018/19 theme is "Find Your Fire" quote.

    "Never let the fire go out… When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful. Share with God's people who are in need. Welcome others into your homes." Romans 12:11-13

    MOPS stands for "Mothers Of Preschoolers" and is a worldwide non-denominational minister that encourages mothers of young children, who are adjusting to the joys and challenges of motherhood.  MOPS is about celebrating motherhood, meeting needs, making connections, and experiencing God's love.  

    MOPS Mariposa  is the local chapter of MOPS International which exists to encourage, equip and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother, and leader in the name of Jesus Christ. By meeting the needs of moms, we impact women, we impact her children, and ultimately, we impact the world.


    MOPS Mariposa meets September through May,  MOPS is open to ANY mother of children, newborn through kindergarten. Dinner ($5 donation) and free childcare are provided at each meeting.

    For a sneak peek of the 2018-2019 theme:  (Click Here for Video)

    For more Information regarding the childcare: (Called Moppets)

    Visit: MOPS International website

New Life Christian Fellowship

5089 Cole Road

Mariposa, CA 95338

209. 966.7734