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


Jin Pak & Ray Chun

Category | Men's Group

Time | Friday, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Meeting Dates | Track B

Location | Porter Ranch

Leader | Jin Pak

Co Leader | Ray Chun


Hi, I’m Jin Pak (left). Allison, my wife, and I live in Porter Ranch with our energetic 10-year-old daughter, Claire. Raymond Chun (right), my co-lead, lives in Chatsworth with his wife, Julie, and their 3 wonderful children (Audrey, Mathew and Nicholas).

We co-lead a men’s only group that meets every other Friday evening. We would like to connect and grow together in the faith, knowledge, and love of Jesus Christ.