Growth Group Details


Day Time Location Typical participant Brief description Contact
Tuesday 7pm Irvine Home Middle age and up The Hospodarec Growth Group is a wonderful variety of individuals, both singles and couples. We’re middle-age and older. In addition to our normal weekly Bible study, we also like to choose a community project to work on together. For the past few years we’ve focused on Operation Christmas Child, where we send goodie boxes filled with art/school supplies, games, crafts, and Christian gifts to children in third-world nations around the globe. Steve Claflin [email protected]
Tuesday 6:30pm Dinner, 7:00pm Discussion Lake Forest Home Mostly couples in 20’s and 30’s, most have kids, but not all. We are mostly couples in our 30’s with young children. All children are welcome too.During our group discussions, we read Bible passages and also share our journeys and stories. We support and inspire each other through prayer and caring. Warner Carr [email protected]
Wednesday 11am The Meadows, Irvine Seniors We are a group of seniors who are mostly residents of The Meadows, but we welcome anyone who is able to join. We are a spirited and friendly group focused on community. We hold lively discussions where we encourage each other to develop in our faith and demonstrate God’s love. Pastor Graham McGuinness [email protected]
Wednesday 7:00pm WCC – B – Family Life Center Any Our group is made up of men, women, singles, couples, parents of toddlers, grandparents, Caucasians, Asians, and African Americans from ages of late 30’s to early 70’s. Our occupations range from medical professionals, financial professionals, sales personnel, military, to retired corporate executives. Though our group is diverse, we all unite in friendship as we study the Bible and grow in our love for God. [email protected]
Friday 6pm Tustin Combination of English and Tagalog Our group is a combination of Tagalog/English discussion. Our group is an extension of our family. In addition to regular Bible study we have other activities as well like watching concerts and movies, walking, boba time, and more. By sharing in each other’s lives through community and study, we encourage each other to grow closer to God. Mila Pingul [email protected]
Friday 7:30pm Lake Forest Home Mostly married, some with kids, but not all Everyone is welcome although we’re mostly married couples and some of us have kids, but not all. During our meetings, our kids will watch a movie or just have fun playing together. We enjoy hanging out as a group outside of the scheduled times doing things like going out to dinner or having a game night. We’ve all grown very close through sharing our lives and we’re always excited for new people to join us and share in the joy of praising God. Sean Merritt [email protected]
Friday 7:30pm WCC, Family Life Center Any We seek to meet, know, and follow Christ. Each week, we study, discuss, and stir in the Word of God. ​ Casey Chow [email protected]

Friday Evening Growth Group


Everyone is welcome although we’re mostly married couples and some of us have kids, but not all. During our meetings, our kids will watch a movie or just have fun playing together. We enjoy hanging out as a group outside of the scheduled times doing things like going out to dinner or having a game night.  We’ve all grown very close through sharing our lives and we’re always excited for new people to join us and share in the joy of praising God.

Time: 7:30pm

Date: Friday

Location: Lake Forest home

Contact: Sean Merritt, [email protected]

The Hospodarec Growth Group


The Hospodarec Growth Group is a wonderful variety of individuals, both singles and couples. We’re middle-age and older. In addition to our normal weekly Bible study, we also like to choose a community project to work on together. For the past few years we’ve focused on Operation Christmas Child, where we send goodie boxes filled with art/school supplies, games, crafts, and Christian gifts to children in third-world nations around the globe.

Time: 7:00pm

Date: Tuesday

Location: Irvine home

 Contact: Steve Claflin, stev[email protected]

What’s the Difference?


Young Couple’s Growth Group


We are mostly couples in our 30’s with children. All children are welcome too. During our group discussions, we read Bible passages and also share our journeys and stories. We support and inspire each other through prayer and caring.

Time:
6:30pm – dinner
7:00pm-8:00pm – discussion

Day: Tuesday

Location: Lake Forest home

Contact: Warner Carr
[email protected]

FilAm Saturday Growth Group


FilAm Saturday Growth Group

Our group is a combination of Tagalog/English discussion. Our group is an extension of our family. In addition to regular Bible study we have other activities as well like watching concerts and movies, walking, boba time, and more. By sharing in each other’s lives through community and study, we encourage each other to grow closer to God.

Time: 6pm

Day: Saturday

Location: Tustin

Contact: Mila Pingul, [email protected]

Pastor Joseph Moses : Gospel Torch, India


“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke:2:14 
Greetings to you in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who came to this world to seek and save the sick, sinful and the suffering! Praise God the Father who manifested His Love, Glory and Power through and in His Son Jesus Christ! 

It is immense joy and a great blessing to come back to you in this New Year. As you know pretty well about our road accident and Fannie’s surgery, the Lord strengthened us to proclaim the Gospel of Christmas starting from 29th Nov. to 30th Dec. all over the mission field and in the city of Vijayawada though 42 Christmas Programs, travelling almost 5,200 kilometers. Honestly saying, your intercession for our humble family and mission work is great strength behind us to press on in sowing the seeds without taking a single step back. So, we, as Gospel Torch Family and team, are thanking you very personally for your prayer and love shown through your mails, phone calls, and contributions. 

Here is a glimpse of the fruit of your prayer and sacrifice in regard with Gospel Torch ministry during the Christmas 2016. All our Pastors teams, Children Home boys, members of the congregations, youth, my wife, my two daughters-Fannie & Joanny involved themselves in all the programs to glorify the Lord. Many new people accepted the Lord as their personal Savior at various places! Please do join your hearts in this vast mission work in reaching the unreached and to bring salvation to the unsaved. 

Do continue to pray for the Open-Air Gospel Meetings, Construction of the Churches, Children Home, Pastors and their needs, and expansion of the mission work to the other unreached parts of the state, and finally for the needed resources for all the above needs. 

 Thanking you with deep gratitude,
Pastors Joseph & Annie Moses


Mission Movers: Eric & Lyn Taylor – Makanalani Kids, Kauai, HI


We have had an amazing October here at Makanalani and we have seen God at work in the lives of so many.

Early in the month a group of pastors from several churches in Kauai met for three days and enjoyed a time of fellowship as well as being refreshed & energized.

Following was a group from Oahu. Navigators brought young military men & women who serve in Oahu to Makanalani for a time of getting into the Word and serving. These young adults ages 19-25 from all over the mainland. Some come from very difficult situations & Navigators does a great job of mentoring & teaching them about God’s love.

Next group were the leaders and support staff for Camp Agape. A great Christian organization who serve the kids of parents who are incarcerated. They had just completed a camp & were able to take time to regroup & prepare for 2017. The group included young adults being mentored and trained up.

As the Camp Agape people left; 24 beautiful young women arrived. All “beautifully flawed” as the camp was called due to amputation of limbs. Friends of Bethany (Bethany Hamilton of Soul Surfer) brought these amazing young people to Kauai from all over the USA. It was very humbling experience to meet these courageous young women see how they were able to use the adversity & turn it into an opportunity to show how they were loved by God.

Moms in Prayer group arrived as they were packing up which was very quick turn over! The island is small and many of the moms stepped in to help them pack up and clean. The power of prayer for our children, both young and adult, is amazing. The Hawaiian islands is fortunate to have a group of very passionate leaders for Moms in Prayer who are constantly encouraging women to join and pray for their children & also for their schools and teachers.

Surfing the Nations followed Moms in Prayer with a few hours to prepare. Vans arrived with 35 college age youth from all over the world including the USA. None of them knew where they were going to be staying while on Kauai so to see the expressions on their faces was priceless. Some were even crying!! These youth are part of a 3-month internship program through STN in Oahu where they stay and learn about Christ, serve others & learn to surf. They spent a day helping us a Makanalani cleaning & clearing the property and the house. Such a blessing to us.

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