Community Groups

There’s a saying that “small groups are the backbone of the church." Our Community Groups provide the structural support system for accountability to personal spiritual growth, where we encourage each other toward Christlikeness in genuine and trusted relationships.

We strive for spiritual health and authenticity in our relationships here at The Garden, to provide not only an entry point into our vibrant church life, but also strength, encouragement, and joy throughout life’s various seasons.

The fall term of Community Groups begins in September.  All current rosters will roll over from the spring term, so if you were a member of a Community Group last term, there is no need to register.  Just make sure that you are in touch with your Community Group leader(s).

If you are new and are interested in joining a Community Group, registration begins Sunday, August 22nd (space is limited).

Track A begins the week of Monday, September 6th (women's, co-ed, and GYA groups)
Track B begins the week of Monday, September 13th (men's groups)

Please contact us if you have any questions:

Coronavirus UPDATE:
For this term, Community Groups will meet differently according to the specific needs and decisions of each group, either 1) in-person, 2) hybrid mode, or 3) virtually using the Zoom platform.

If you are not a part of Community Groups but are interested in joining one, we would love to have you be a part of our community!  If you want to socially connect with others and get involved with spiritual growth and prayer, especially during this time of mandated physical distancing, please contact us and we’ll get you connected.

Pastor Mike Yamamoto


Alan Wang & David Ro

Category | Men's Group

Time | Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meeting Dates | Track B

Location | Simi Valley

Leader | Alan Wang

Co Leader | David Ro


My name is Alan Wang.  I am married to Caroline and have one daughter and one son (middle school and elementary). I live in Simi Valley and lead a men’s group that meets every other Thursday evening for men in various life stages. Please feel free to reach out to me if you are interested.

Fav Food: Sushi
Fav Movie: Gladiator
Fav Hobby/Sport: Mountain Biking

My name is David Ro. My wife Queena and I live in Simi Valley. We have 3 daughters, Ashlyn, Kalyssa and Saydee. I am co-leading a men's group that meets every other Thursday night. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Fav food: Anything spicy
Fav movie: The Karate Kid
Fav hobby/sport: MMA, basketball