These are common interest groups where people come together to do what they love.  Whether it’s playing a sport, reading a book, organizing a business, or going on a hike!  The list is endless.

These are groups focused on specific life events such as marriages, being single, parenting, recovery from abuse, etc.  These groups are designed to bring healing, encouragement, support, direction and strength in a specific phase in one’s life.

These are discipleship groups that help you understand basic biblical principles and grow in your relationship with Jesus.  Discipleship groups meet weekly and go over a curriculum written by Pastor Mel Ayres.

CONNECT GROUPS

H-O-R-S-E  Quit horsing around and join our basketball team!  Make new friends and play some pick-up games with your brothers in Christ.  Whether you have the skills of classic Michael Jordan or you could use a refresher this game will be fun and join good workout. So dust off those sneakers and join them on the court!

Leader: Todd Porter (toddporterafp@gmail.com)

Where: Woodland Hills (Contact group leader for location)

When: Saturday 8:00am (May 4th-June 30th)

Open to: Men 

We live in an emotional world.  The problem is some are positive and some negative.  The key to controlling our emotions is bringing them into submission.

Leader: Cristina Thompson (cristinathompson@yahoo.com)

Where: Woodland Hills (Contact leader for location)

When: Thursdays 7:00pm (May 2nd-June 30th)

Open To: Women

What are you trusting God for?  Physical healing?  A financial miracle?  Nothing is too big for God.  After a terrible explosion, Desiree Ayres walked out of the hospital completely healed and whole.  Get encouraged to stand on the promises of God’s Word.

Leader: Pastor Desiree Ayres

Where: In His Presence Church (Prayer Room)

When: Mondays 6:00pm –  (May 6th-June 24th)

Open To: Men & Women

Often people focus so much on being loved that they forget their limits.  Unpack the ten laws of boundaries, showing you how to bring health and happiness into your relationships.

Leader: Ade Fafowora

Where: In His Presence Church (Room 2)

When: Thursdays 7:00pm (May 2nd-June 30th)

Open To: Women

You are healed!  Learn how to receive and give healing.  Brother Hagin believed that people need the medicine of God’s Word.  The spirit of God is moving and the Word of God always works.  We all have the ability to put it into action.

Leader: Jennifer Jackson

Where: In His Presence Church (Bookstore)

When: Thursday 7:15pm (May 2nd-June 30th)

Open To: Co-ed

Sometimes worship feels like it’s on autopilot.  This book will inspire new passion and understanding of what genuine worship looks like.  This is a heart-focused Bible study on worshiping more authentically.

Leader: Nikita Byanjeru

Where: In His Presence Church (Main Sanctuary)

When: Thursdays 6:30pm (May 2nd-June 30th)

Open To: Co-ed

Expose one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God – offense.  This trap restrains countless Christians and severs relationships.  Although you will encounter offense, you can choose how you will react.

Leader: Sheena Morales

Where: In His Presence Church (Room 3)

When: Thursdays 6:30pm (May 2nd-June 30th)

Open-to: Women

Discover strategic 7 keys to unlock incredible, God-given favor in your life.  God’s desire is for us to increase favor in every area of our lives.

Leader: Christine Rodela (christine.jhnet@hotmail.com)

Where: Woodland Hills (Contact group leader for location)

When: Thursdays 7:00pm (May 2nd-June 30th)

Open To: Women

Take a roadmap to a spiritual journey that will change your life.  Find answers to the questions you’ve always asked but didn’t know how to find – what am I here for?

Leader: Virginia Ingram

Where: In His Presence Church (Room 8)

When: Thursdays 7:00pm (May 2nd-June 30th)

Open To: Women

Start your journey to authentic living with this study of the life of the soul, the practice of fasting, and the process of living more authentically.  This book will lead you on an inward journey to greater health, happiness, and success as you learn to live from the inside out.

Leader: Kimberly Jones

Where: In His Presence Church (Prayer Room)

When: Thursdays 7:00pm (May 2nd-June 30th)

Open To: Women

Pick up some Spare friends and join Keith’s bowling groups to practice with some fellow avid bowlers or just to dust off some skills.  It’s a laid back environment where you can relax, let your hair or hairpiece down, and fellowship with others.

Leader: Keith Hinson (kinson1@live.com)

Where: Corbin Bowl in Tarzana

When: Saturdays 1:00pm (May 4th-June 30th)

Open To: Co-ed

 

Starting a new business?  Already own your own company?  God called each one of us to be great by the gifts and talents He placed in us.  Call to fellowship with other like-minded champions and pray over and new or old ventures.

Leader: Stuart Schossler

Conference Call Number: (563) 999-2090 (code: 119267)

When: Sundays 1:00pm (May 5th-June 30th)

Open To: Co-ed

God’s greatest gift is Love.  What better way to show love than to give your time to help those less fortunate.  Volunteer at a mission centre by cooking and serving homeless families.  Bless someone else this session and honor god with your works.

Leader: Alicia Cheadle (ar_chead@hotmail.com)

Where: Northridge (Contact leader for more information)

When: Sunday 5:30pm (May 5th – June 30th)

Open To: Co-ed

Are you on FIRE for God?!  Join this group to set out and speak the Good News to all who will hear.  Let the Spirit lead you to the many lost around us and witness the way Jesus intended.  Shy or bold your testimony is all that may be needed for someone to come to Christ.

Leader: Dianne Jones

Where: Woodland Hills (Contact group leader for additional information)

When: Thursdays 5:00pm (May 2nd- June 30th)

Open To: Women

Learn the foundations of Christianity and gain a better understanding of who God is and HIs mighty Word.  Whether a new believer or just need a refresher this curriculum will lay the foundation to propel your faith!

Leader: Prince Perez (prince@ihpchurch.org)

Where: Woodland Hills (Contact leader for location)

When: Tuesdays 7:00pm (May 7th-June 30th)

Open To: Co-ed

The early bird gets the best views!  Start your Saturday off right with a morning hike on beginner and intermediate trails.  going to various places like Runyon Canyon or Cahuenga Peak you’ll watch the city in a light most people hardly see.  Nothing connects your spirit closer to God than an in-depth look at His canvas.

Leader: Tiniyan Odaibo (toodaibo@gmail.com)

Where: Various Locations (Contact leader for additional information)

When: Saturdays 8:00am (May 4th-June 30th)

Open To: Co-ed

A wise man keeps wise company.  Explore and examine God’s Word with your brothers!  Fellowship, connect, and sharpen your spirtual tools to lead a life God called you to be.

Leader: Daynin Blake

Where: In His Presence Church (Room 6)

When: Thursdays 7:00pm (May 2nd – June 30)

Open To: Men

Dive further into the word and examine the messages taught in service.  Connect, fellowship, and gain abetter understanding of how to apply God’s direct word to your life.

Leader: Hannah Obanero (hannaobanero@yahoo.co.uk)

When: Mondays 7:00pm (May 6th -June 30th) 

Where: Woodland Hills (Contact leader for location)

Open To: Women

There’s strength in numbers.  Pray and fellowship with other women of God while diving further into the service.  Gain a better understanding of His Word and how to apply it to your life.

Leader: Jannett Morris

Where: In His Presence Church (Room 9)

When: Thursdays 6:30pm (May 2nd – June 30th)

Open To: Women

Hear ye! Hear ye!  Spread the Good News to all who will hear!  God called each of us to go out proclaim the Gospel and make disciples of all nations.  Join your fellow sisters in making an impact in a world that needs it most.

Leader: Sheila Jones

Where: In His Presence Church (Room 3)

When: Wednesdays 5:30pm (May 1st – June 30th)

Open To: Women

GROW GROUPS

Man UP and step into the things God has called you to!  You are the Head and not the tail.  Learn how to lead and succeed in your personal and professional life.

Leader: Pastor Mel Ayres

Where: In His Presence Church (Main Sanctuary)

When: Mondays 6:00pm (May 6th -June 30th)

Open to: Men 

SPECIALTY GROUPS

In the hustle and bustle of today’s world, sometimes it’s hard to hear yourself think, much less listen for the voice of God.  Learn how to recognize God’s voice and the many ways in which he speaks for you to follow His plan.

Leader: Elaine Dorty (dorty54@yahoo.com)

Where: Woodland Hills (Contact group leader for location)

When: Mondays 7:00pm  (May 6th-June 30th)

Open to: Women

I do…Again!  Reaffirm the foundation of your marriage with Godly counsel.  Relationships aren’t always easy especially when life throws curve balls.  Your union is more powerful than you think!  Fellowship and gain wisdom with his marriage connect.

Leaders: Pastors Dennis & Gladys

Where: In His Presence Church (Room3)

When: Mondays 7:00pm  (May 13th – June 30th)

Open To: Co-ed

Contact for more information: gladys@ihpchurch.org

Time to pick up your heavenly crown and claim your throne in the Kingdom of God.  Learn your identity in Christ and stop attracting unhealthy relationships you don’t deserve.  Take a journey to become who God called you to be.  Gain support and strength in your sisters and learn how to date the Godly way.

Leader: Lean Briggs (ms.cbriggs84@gmail.com)

Where: Woodland Hills (Contact group leader for location)

When: Fridays 7:00pm (May 3rd- June 30th)

Open To: Women

Here comes SuperMom!  Parenting as a single woman can get difficult.  Lean on and get support from other single mothers who are doing it all God’s way.

Leader: Jessica Jimenez

Where: In His Presence Church (Room 8)

When: Sundays 1:00pm (May 5th- June 30th)

Open To: Women