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!


    Food, Fun, & Fellowship

    Leaders: Joe and Gwen Reyes, 559.658.1807

    Evening: Every Tuesday

    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

    Day:       Every Wednesday

    Time:     9a-11a

    Place:    Holy Grounds Coffeehouse

    Come and join our prayer warriors as they focus on the prayer requests we've obtained all week and then some! 


    Marriage Small Group-Cherish, The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage

    Leader: Pastor Eric and Peggy Von Raeder

    Date: 6/20/19 thru 7/25/19

    Time: 6:00 PM-Dinner

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

    Cost: $20 per couple for study guide

    childcare provided

  • 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  1 Peter

    Leader: Lloyd Hobby 209.966.3921

    Tuesday 7p-8:30p NLCF Coffeehouse

    1 Peter focuses on the importance of believers bearing up under unjust suffering, yet continuing to live well.. In this way, 1 Peter might be called the Job of the New Testament, providing encouragement for the true believer to continue on in the way that Jesus has laid out for all his followers.  The endurance Peter called these believers to is similar to Job's, a man who suffered despite his righteousness.  Peter maintained that this was the kind of true perseverance that God expects from His people.

    Come and join the men as they study in-depth the life lessons that the book of 1st Peter is full of. 

    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!

  • 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)



    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


    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