Life Groups

Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the day approaching.
– Hebrews 10:24-25

If you haven’t experienced the joy and growth in a small group setting, now is your opportunity! We are encouraging every member of CCO to be involved in a community group. We truly believe that growth happens best in “circles”!

Below you’ll find a list of the home and small groups we are currently hosting at CCO. Feel free to contact the group leader, or click the above link to have someone contact you.

Book Discussion • “God & Money”

Group Type: Book Club/Discussion

Group Leader(s): Manley & Mara Klassen manleyklassen@gmail.com

When: Sundays at 6:30pm

Location: North Oxnard

Description: The question isn’t “How much should I give?” but rather “How much should I keep?” This book inspired Pastor Lance’s sermon on “tithing & giving” in February.

Marriage Support Group • Sunday Afternoons

Group Type: Marriage Support & Prayer

Group Leader(s): Jeff Atchison jeff@calvaryoxnard.org

When: Occasional Sundays at 1pm—as announced.

Location: Various parks around North Oxnard, or at the Atchison’s house, depending on the weather.

Description: We gather to fellowship, discuss marriage, read various books on marriage, and pray for each other.

Pure Desire Men’s Accountability

Group Type: Men’s Group

Group Leader(s): John Davis firemech.2@gmail.com

When: Pure Desire—Conquer Series begins 2/11 @6pm room 212

Location: Calvary Chapel of Oxnard, TBA.

Description: This ministry uses biblical principles, accountability, and a safe environment to provide healing and restoration for men to share about personal issues with no condemnation. Video series with workbook used to facilitate discussion.

Sunday Sermon Discussion

Group Type: Sunday Sermon Discussion

Group Leader(s): Cris Lebrilla clebrilla@yahoo.com and Rupert Caipang rlaz_c@yahoo.com

When: Alternating Thursdays @ 7pm

Location: Village Park residential area (Camarillo)

Description: Go deeper in your learning of the previous Sunday’s teaching as we share what we gleaned and are encouraged to study Scripture on our own.

Men’s Golf Fellowship

Group Type: Men’s Hobby/Interest

Group Leader(s): Sam Gardner samgolfmentor@gmail.com

When: Thursdays at 6pm

Location: Sterling Hills Golf Course

Description: Enjoy a shared hobby with a few brothers in Christ!

Moms Praying for Prodigals

Group Type: Prayer/Support Group

Group Leader(s): Debbie Wiedler debbieweidler56@gmail.com

When: 2nd & 4th Monday at 6:30pm

Location: Oxnard

Description: Is your heart heavy for a son or daughter who has walked away from the Lord, has never placed their trust in Christ, or is battling addiction? Find a safe place for support and prayer together.

Military Active Duty, Retirees, & Veterans

Group Type: Men’s Fellowship, Bible Study, and Prayer

Group Leader(s): John Still john.robert.still@gmail.com

When: 1st, 3rd, & 5th Tuesdays of the month at 6:30pm

Location: Camarillo

Description: Dinner together, fellowship, Bible Study and prayer. Focusing on the challenges and benefits of military experience on our walk with Christ. Open to men on active duty, veterans and retired.

Asian-American Cultural Appreciation

Group Type: Fellowship

Group Leader(s): Lew & Janica Soratorio teamsoratorio@gmail.com

When: 4th Fridays of the month

Location: Camarillo

Description: All who appreciate the diversity within the Asian-American community are welcome! A celebration of uniqueness within the body of Christ. A time to enjoy each other’s dishes, holidays, and traditions.

Chronic Pain/Illness Women’s Support

Group Type: Women’s Prayer & Support Group

Group Leader(s): Roni Hicks mr.hickswife@gmail.com

When: One Thursday per month

Location: Calvary Chapel of Oxnard, Room #205

Description: A Christ-centered support group for women who suffer with chronic pain and/or chronic illness. A place to share, relate, & find encouragement.

“One More Chapter” • Women’s Classic Books Discussion

Group Type: Women’s Book Club/Discussion

Group Leader(s): Miriam Walker curlygirlmom@icloud.com

When: 3rd Saturday of each month

Location: Oxnard

Description: Women’s Classic Literature Book Club 3rd Saturday of each month from 3pm-5pm For ladies who enjoy reading, especially the classics that form the backdrop for life today. We will discuss the worldview of the characters and how that informs their choices along with traditional literary discussion questions.

Bible Study • Chapter by Chapter (Rea’s)

Group Type: In-depth Bible Study

Group Leader(s): Donnie & Barbie Rea reafab5@yahoo.com and Rolly & Elaine Berg readmberg@aol.com

When: Mondays at 7pm

Location: Ventura

Description: Study scripture in-depth and grow together through discussion and prayer each week.

Bible Study • Chapter by Chapter (Donatelli’s)

Group Type: In-depth Bible Study

Group Leader(s): Steve & Sarah Donatelli sp.donatelli@gmail.com

When: Mondays at 7pm

Location: Ventura

Description: Study scripture in-depth and grow together through discussion and prayer each week.

Home Bible Study (Trester)

Group Type: All are welcome!

Group Leader(s): Bill & Vail Trester bill.trester@gmail.com

When: Wednesdays 12pm

Location: Outside patio of Starbucks off Las Posas Rd by Ralph’s

Description: All welcome to study the Bible individually and then come together for a time of sharing, prayer, and fellowship.

Men’s Basketball Fellowship

Group Type: Men’s Hobby/Interest Group

Group Leader(s): Tuan Dinh d_tuan81@hotmail.com

When: One Saturday morning a month TBD by interest.

Location: TBA

Description: Shoot hoops, play a few pick-up games, get encouragement & prayer.

“Women Walking with Jesus” • Walking Fellowship

Group Type: Women’s Hobby/Interest Group

Group Leader(s): Ellie Stevens isthmusbellie@gmail.com

When: One weekday morning per week from 9:30am-11am

Location: Ventura Community Park and Aquatic Center at 901 S Kimball Rd, Ventura

Description: Women of ALL ages (babies in strollers welcome). Pray God’s Word as we walk together

Support for “Spiritually Single” Women

Group Type: Women’s Prayer/Support Group

Group Leader(s): Christine Friedl christinefriedlrdh@gmail.com

When: 2nd & 4th Mondays 9am-11am

Location: Oxnard

Description: Due to a variety of circumstances (single mom/divorce/lukewarm Christianity by spouse) – many women find themselves the spiritual head in their home. This is a safe haven for women to pray for each other and receive encouragement.

Young Married Couples (Reynold’s)

Group Type: Married Couples Fellowship

Group Leader(s): Greg & Kaelee Reynolds gregdreynolds@gmail.com & Kyle & Mckenzie Garza kgarza@oakschristian.org

When: 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at from 5:30pm–7:45pm

Location: 260 Louisiana Place, Oxnard, 93036

Description: Potluck style dinner + discussion groups and prayer. Childcare available with prior notice.

Photography How-To

Group Type: All are welcome

Group Leader(s): Mike Thompson 54miket@gmail.com

When: Once a month. TBD based on interest.

Location: TBD by instructor

Description: For all levels of photography skill – learn the basics with the camera you have (iPhones and DSLRs included!). Practice capturing sunsets, landscapes, church events, etc.

Camarillo Bible Study at Starbucks

Group Type: All are welcome!

Group Leader(s): Bill & Vail Trester bill.trester@gmail.com

When: Wednesdays 12pm

Location: Outside patio of Starbucks off Las Posas Rd by Ralph’s

Description: All welcome to study the Bible individually and then come together for a time of sharing, prayer, and fellowship.

Foster & Adoptive Dads’ Support

Group Type: All are welcome!

Group Leader(s): Bill & Vail Trester bill.trester@gmail.com

When: Meets 1st Wednesday night of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the “God Squad” room.

Location: Calvary Chapel of Oxnard, Room #202

Description: This group exists to provide friendship and support to Foster and Adoptive Dads who are on the journey of raising kids. The focus isn’t on teaching, but rather sharing life together as we raise our kids. Most foster agencies will give training hour credit for attending the group.

Wednesday Afternoon Men

Group Type: Men’s Bible Study

Group Leader(s): Joel Tanner • jftanner53@gmail.com

When: Wednesday Afternoons • 2pm–4pm

Location: Calvary Chapel of Oxnard, Room #206

Description: This group is a care group for men: especially retired guys who don’t like to be out late! The group will start out by studying John MacAurthur’s “God in the Manger.”