“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.”
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.
ROOTED REGISTRATION • WINTER 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!
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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 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.
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Start a Group
Interested in learning more about starting a Life Group? Let us know here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit the Care & Recovery page to learn more about our specific care groups and programs.
Activity Groups provide space for you to connect with others around a recreational activity throughout Orange County. Interested in starting up an Activity Group? Let us know by filling out the interest form below.
Available Activity Groups + Leader Contacts
Reach out to the group leader if you are interested in joining!