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


    Life groups are designed for closer fellowship with a small number of people meeting in homes.  For more information, see our page:

    Salt and Light Prayer and Action Meeting

    Leader:        Michelle Earling-Bullis

    Evening:      Every 2nd Sunday of the month

    Time:           After Worship Service

    Location:     NLCF

    Salt & Light Prayer and Action Ministry's mission is to see America's biblical and moral foundations restored by training and equipping churches to establish Salt & Light Biblical Citizenship Ministries that will defend and promote life, natural marriage, and constitutional and religious liberty.

    Salt & Light is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan, organization dedicated to promoting biblical moral values in the public sector. Further, they are a coalition of cross-denominational churches with active Salt & Light Biblical Citizenship Ministries working to rebuild our Judeo-Christian heritage in America.

    Salt & Light mobilizes Christians at the grassroots level, helping them to live out their responsibility to influence government and civic affairs for good. History has clearly shown that without a strong, godly influence to overcome the natural tendency toward evil, governmental authority will destroy God-given rights, including the right to hear His truth.

    Wednesday Morning Prayer Group

    Leader: Gary & Pat Allen 209.742.7466

    Day:       Every Wednesday

    Time:     9a-11a

    Location:    Holy Grounds Coffeehouse

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

  • 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 Men's Group

    leader:      Kevin Shelton

    Day:            Every Monday

    Time:          6:59am

    Location:   Happy Burger Restaurant

    Men’s Tuesday Evening Bible Study

    Leader:      Loyd Hobby 209.966.3921

    Evening:    Tuesday

    Time:          7p-8:30p

    Location:    NLCF Coffee Shop

  • 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)

    Women's Group

    Leader:      Carol Holland

    Day:            Thursday

    Time:          9am

    Location:    NLCF Nursery

    Meet with other women to share God's Word, fellowship and prayer.  

    IF Table Groups

    Various groups of 6 meet monthly using the material and format of IF Table Groups.  For more information, see Maureen Horst.