Life Groups


The health of our community is measured by the quality of our relationships. At New Beginnings Community Church, we take relationships seriously.

In fact, one of our core values is: The health of our community is measured by the quality of our relationships.

Life Groups are a fundamental aspect of assisting our community in their growth in Christ. Life Groups approach this by cultivating a safe place where each person can take the next step in their walk of faith. We believe that this is best done in small gatherings of people with the opportunity to bond.


Characteristics of Life Groups

Groups of 6-12 people — meet in Bay Area homes, offices and/or restaurants

Groups get together regularly — usually meet once a week or every other week

All groups include:

  • fellowship — to help make connections that will last

  • sharing — often about how God is challenging each of us to respond to the Sunday message; in order to encourage personal growth

  • prayer — in order to support spiritual growth

  • acts of loving service — to demonstrate God’s love for the world

Two Types of Life Groups

Neighborhood Life Groups meet with time and location as a common point of gathering. These groups are open to everyone (i.e., – varied ages, marital status etc.). Folks commonly meet in homes in nearby neighborhoods, primarily to study the Sunday message.

Stage and Interest Life Groups gather around specific areas of life stages or interests. We have Life Groups for Men, Women, Young Adults, Married Couples, Families with Children, Singles, Single Moms, and Single Parents.  We are developing new ones for Spanish and Chinese speakers -- and for those going thru cancer, infertility, and grief/loss.


57 NBCC Life Groups meet all over the region, 30 of these are open to new members, and we are always starting more!

Find an open Life Group near you!


Other Resources

If you are looking for more of an in-depth Bible Study, here are two of our partners:

Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)
Community Bible Study (CBS)

If you have any other questions about Life Groups, please email Pastor Tilden Fang at


NBCC Contact for Life Groups

Pastor Tilden Fang:

Take the next step


5 Easy Steps to Search for a Life Group:

  1. Select the "Find A Life Group" button below,and use the “Find a Group” tool to browse through open Life Groups. 
  2. Enter your home address or zip code in the upper left hand “Location” box.
  3. Filter your search by clicking the drop-down arrow to the right of any of the following fields: “Day of Week,” “Time of Day,” “Childcare,”  “Type,” or ” Area of Town.”
  4. Review any group’s description by clicking on far right arrow of each group.
  5. When you find a group you would like to visit, select the “Email Leader(s)” button—found on the right side of the page in the group description.

If you do not receive a response from the Life Group Leader within a few days, please contact the Life Group ministry at

If you cannot find a Life Group that’s a good fit, or if you prefer to have a person assist you in finding a group, select the “Help Me Find a Life Group” button below, and let us know your Life Group preferences by completing the questionnaire. An NBCC representative will contact you to help you get connected!


Open to leading or hosting a Life Group?

Leaders guide their Life Groups through meetings, keeping the group focused before the Lord and on the subject matter at hand. We are always looking for new Leaders.


Hosts graciously open their homes to their Life Groups, providing a peaceful and comfortable environment. We are always looking for new Hosts.


Other Resources

If you are looking for more of an in-depth Bible Study, here are two of our partners:

Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)
Community Bible Study (CBS)

If you have any other questions about Life Groups, please email Pastor Tilden Fang at


Contact for Life Groups

Pastor Tilden:

Study Notes

Each week, on Monday nights, we will post suggested discussion notes for Life Groups.


2017 Life Group Study Notes


January 14, 2018

Divine Direction Part 2 - Stop!

January 7, 2018

Divine Direction Part 1 - Start!

December 31, 2017

The Star - Part 4

December 24, 2017

The Star - Part 3

December 17, 2017

The Star - Part 2

December 10, 2017

The Star - Part 1

November 26, 2017

An Uncommon Christmas


November 19, 2017

A New Beginning

November 12, 2017


November 5, 2017


October 29, 2017



October 22, 2017
Mission & Marketplace: The Power of Human Flourishing


October 15, 2017
The Great Invitation!

October 8, 2017
Thank God for the church!

October 1, 2017
Trust and Obey

September 24, 2017

September 17, 2017
A Shocking Discovery

September 10, 2017
My Faith's Starting Point


Sept 3, 2017
Perfect Love



August 27, 2017
What's Next? Pt 6

Aug 20, 2017 — individual message within series
Jesus, Charlottesville & the Gospel: Is there Hope?

August 13, 2017
What's Next? Pt 5

August 6, 2017
What's Next? Pt 4

July 30, 2017
What's Next? Pt 3

July 23, 2017
What's Next? Pt 2

July 16, 2017
What's Next? Pt 1


July 9, 2017
The Attitude of a Servant


July 2, 2017
Cultivate a Contented Soul

June 25, 2017
"When Suffering is a Privilege!"

June 18, 2017
Don't Panic Pt 4

June 11, 2017
Don't Panic Pt 3

June 4, 2017
Don't Panic Pt 2

May 28, 2017
Don't Panic Pt 1


May 21, 2017
Transformed Pt 6

May 14, 2017
Transformed Pt 5

May 7, 2017
Transformed Pt 4

April 30, 2017
Transformed Pt 3

April 23, 2017
Transformed Pt 2

April 16, 2017
Easter: Transformed Pt 1


February 19, 2017
The Prayer Factor Pt 3

February 12, 2017
The Prayer Factor Pt 2

February 5, 2017
The Prayer Factor Pt 1



January 29, 2017
Triumph Of The Willing

January 22, 2017
The Power of a Dream

January 15, 2017
The Journey of a Big Dream

January 8, 2017
The Unexpected Dream

January 1, 2017
The Necessity of a Big Dream

Interested in Study Notes from previous years?

2016 Life Group Study Notes


December 23, 2016
Due to Special Christmas Celebration, no notes are available

December 18, 2016
Restoring the Wonder!

December 11, 2016
Slow Down!

December 4, 2016
What Is Christmas Really
About Anyways?


November 27, 2016
Radical Gratitude

November 20, 2016
Radical Living – The Outro

November 13, 2016
Radical Forgiveness

November 6, 2016
Radical Love

October 30, 2016
Radical Sacrifice

October 23, 2016
Radical Giving

October 16, 2016
Radical Living


October 9, 2016
Radical Politics


August 28, 2016
Finding God


July 10, 2016
Do Not Covet

July 3, 2016
Do Not Lie

June 26, 2016
Do Not Steal

June 19, 2016
Don’t Commit Adultery

June 12, 2016
Do Not Murder

June 5, 2016
Keep the Sabbath

May 29, 2016
Don’t Make Idols

May 22, 2016
Don’t Misuse My Name

May 15, 2016
Don’t Have Other God’s Before Me

May 8, 2016
Honor Your Mother and Father


May 1, 2016
I Don't Get It

April 24, 2016
Beautiful Day at Columbia Middle School: No Message

April 17, 2016
Why Worship?

April 10, 2016
Why Church?

April 3, 2016
Faith in the Midst of Reasonable Doubt


March 27, 2016
Crazy Faith

March 20, 2016
Are You Ready?

March 13, 2016
A Big Mistake

March 6, 2016
Mission Impossible

February 28, 2016
The Risk

February 21, 2016


February 14, 2016
I Can’t Change It — Now What?

February 7, 2016
Pay Attention

January 31, 2016
Which Path is Best?


January 24, 2016
Kirk Perry of Google ◊ When Believing is Seeing


January 17, 2016
Heart of Change

January 10, 2016
Prayer Dare

January 3, 2016
Change Is Possible

Interested in Study Notes from previous years?