Join a Group

“Let us consider one another in order to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.”

Hebrews 10:24-25

We were created to be in relationship, not only with God, but with one another. When we gather and grow in our faith together, we experience life as God intended–in community.  Spiritual transformation happens best when we join an authentic and caring group, centered on Scripture, where we can acknowledge our true brokenness and seek healing and transformation that can only come from God.

View our groups below to begin your journey in community.

Finding lasting community at Mariners begins with Rooted.


Rooted is a 10-week small group experience designed to connect you to God, the church, and your purpose. Together, in a group of 10-15 people from all walks of life, you’ll explore the Bible, engage in prayer and serve experiences, share stories, and practice rhythms essential to a healthy spiritual life. These spiritual rhythms aren’t new, or something the church recently created, every one of them is found in Acts 2 where the early church began. We will provide you with a facilitator who is trained to come alongside your group to help you get the most out of the experience. Rooted is available 3 times a year, in January, April and September.

For more information, check out our FAQs or email us at [email protected].

  • ROOTED REGISTRATION • FALL 2022
  • Irvine
  • Huntington Beach
  • Mission Viejo
  • North Irvine
  • Santa Ana
  • Tustin
  • Oceanside
  • Online
ROOTED REGISTRATION • FALL 2022

ROOTED REGISTRATION • FALL 2022

We are so excited for you to join this session of Rooted! Select a location to learn more about the dates and ways Rooted groups are available for your community. Select the time that works best for you and complete the registration form to sign up!

Irvine
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach

IN PERSON
Tuesdays • Sep 13 – Nov 8 • 6:30-8:30p
Thursdays • Sep 15 – Nov 10 • 6:30-8:30p

Rooted Celebration will be held on Sunday, November 13.

Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo

IN PERSON
Tuesdays • Sep 13 – Nov 8 • 6:30-8:30p

Rooted Celebration will be held on Sunday, November 13.

North Irvine

North Irvine

IN PERSON
Wednesdays • Sep 14 – Nov 9 • 6:30-8:30p

Rooted Celebration will be held on Sunday, November 13.

Santa Ana

Santa Ana

IN PERSON
Tuesdays • Sep 13 – Nov 8 • 6:30-8:30p 

Rooted Celebration will be held on Sunday, November 13.

Tustin

Tustin

IN PERSON
Sundays • Sep 11 – Nov 6 • 12-2p
Wednesdays • Sep 14 – Nov 9 • 6:30-8:30p

Rooted Celebration will be held on Sunday, November 13.

Oceanside

Oceanside

IN PERSON
Wednesdays • Sep 14 – Nov 9 • 6:30-8:30p

Rooted Celebration will be held on Sunday, November 13.

Online

Online

ONLINE
Wednesdays • Sep 14 – Nov 9 • 6:30-8:30p
Fridays • Sep 16 – Nov 11 • 7-9p (Mandarin)

Rooted Celebration will be held on Sunday, November 13.

Ready to lead a group?

Rooted Facilitators get a front row seat to something remarkable – God transforming lives. Rooted leaders must have graduated from Rooted and agree to our leadership commitment and volunteer agreement.

Life Groups

Life Groups are an extension of your Rooted experience, designed to equip you to Study God’s Word, Practice Rhythms and Change The World through community. Already been through Rooted and need help finding a new Life Group? Let us help you search, join or start a group of your own.

Life Group Finder

We will be launching new opportunities to join a life group this fall! Online registration will be available on Monday, September 12 at 8a. Sign up for a reminder to register online.

Start a Group

Interested in starting a Life Group? Click here to start your application to join the Adult Discipleship team as a Life Group Leader.

Do I need to attend Rooted before Joining a Life Group?

Yes. When we create groups for Rooted, we always intend for that group to become an ongoing life group as you collectively build a solid foundation of biblical community and connection.

What do Life Groups do?

Life Groups meet regularly, in homes, coffee shops, parks and anywhere in-between to study God’s word, primarily through our weekly sermon discussion questions, practice the same spiritual rhythms experienced through Rooted, and change the world through outreach.

How often do Life Groups meet?

Life Groups tend to meet either weekly or bi-weekly on different days and times. Most groups meet for 10 weeks at a time with breaks built in throughout the year.

What if I’ve been through Rooted and need help joining a new Life Group?

From our Group Finder, Life Group Connect events, and our Start a Group option, we’ve got you covered to jump back into a Life Group. Learn more above.

What resources do you offer for Life Group Leaders?

Quite a bit! From weekly leader emails, podcasts, group content, coaching and quarterly Leader Gatherings, our team is committed to equipping leaders to shepherd well. Email our team if you are a leader looking for resources and support.  

Where can I find more specialized care and support groups?

Visit the Care & Recovery page to learn more about our specific care groups and programs.

Theology and the Mission of God: A Call To Faith in Action

Theology and the Mission of God is an 8-week, group-discipleship experience focused on the study and application of core doctrines of the Christian faith. This course includes a participant workbook with 4 days of guided personal study per week designed to prepare you for meaningful weekly conversations.

Weekly sessions:

  1. We Love God the Father (Theology)
  2. We Love God the Son (Christology)
  3. We Love God the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology)
  4. We Love God’s Word (Revelation/Bibliology)
  5. We Love God’s World (Creation/Anthropology)
  6. We Love the Gospel of God (Soteriology)
  7. We Love the People of God (Ecclesiology)
  8. We Love the Mission of God (Missiology)

Registration for the Fall 2022 session will open later this summer.

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