A Small Group consists of 3 or more people who gather together to build community, to grow and serve together. They meet in a variety of places and cover a variety of interests.

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Sunday Morning Power-Up

Leader Name:   David Vines
Phone Number:   910.286.4830
Meeting Time:   Sundays @ 9:15-9:30 am
Location:   7-9 year old classroom
Focus:   Prayer is the fuel that propels all we do on the earth to advance God’s kingdom. We gather in the 7-9 year old classroom for 15 minutes of prayer to pray for our Sunday morning celebration – that each person would meet with and hear from God that day in our service. Here’s a Great Plan: prayer, coffee, worship!

The Daniel Plan

Leader Name:   Ben Gill
Phone Number:   757.374.2781
Meeting Time:   Mondays @ 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location:   Victory Family YMCA - Multipurpose Room 101 Long Green Blvd. Yorktown, VA 23693
Focus:   The Daniel Plan is a groundbreaking lifestyle program founded on biblical principles like Faith, Friends and Food. Join this life-giving group where all can learn to live these health principles in a supportive environment. Dates: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 & March 4, 11

The Blessed Life

Leader Name:   Chris Hallaren
Phone Number:   757.879.2073
Meeting Time:   Mondays 7:00 pm
Location:   Chris & Sue's
Focus:   This group will read and study through the book The Blessed Life by Robert Morris. This is sure to be a life-changing study. Generosity. It’s a beautiful thing. Come join us as we discover how to unlock the rewards of generous living. Chris & Sue Hallaren will host this group at their home – 161 Shasta Dr. NN.

Shape Up

Leader Name:   Tatiana Hallaren & Sue Hallaren
Phone Number:   551.200.1791 & 757.719.4571
Meeting Time:   Tuesdays @ 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location:   326 Tabbs Ln Newport News VA 23602
Focus:   Interested in working out and developing some deeper friendships? Gals, if this is you, come join us! We’ll be building up our health even as we build each other up through the great time we’ll have together each week. We’ll be meeting at Manna’s building.

5 Loaves Food Pantry

Leader Name:   Jarrod January
Phone Number:   804.334.1727
Meeting Time:   4th Tuesday of Every Month @ 5:00-7:00 pm
Location:   Hampton Roads Church: 14425 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News, VA 23608
Focus:   Do you like to serve? Do you have a heart for the needy? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this is the place for you! 5 Loaves operates out of Hampton Roads Church on Old Courthouse Way (Next to the Fire Station). The pantry is a Manna Church ministry partner.

Southside Small Group

Leader Name:   Bruce & Helena Ausink
Phone Number:   757.218.9933 & 757.201.2180
Meeting Time:   1st & 3rd Tuesdays of Every Month @ 7:00 pm
Location:   531 Woodford St. Norfolk, VA 23503
Focus:   Come meet with us in the Bayview area of Norfolk (just across the tunnel) for an hour of fellowship and Bible study. We’ll be meeting at our house.

Reaching Out!

Leader Name:   Christopher D. Hallaren & Samuel Hallaren
Phone Number:   757.719.1488
Meeting Time:   2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month
Focus:   Join us for a variety of outreaches. We’ll visit Manna guests as well as use prayer, acts of service, giveaways and other means to share the gospel. On the 4th Tuesdays we’ll join in with Five Loaves food pantry and serve there. Our passion is to reach people for Jesus!

Prayer on the Move

Leader Name:   Chris Hallaren & Yolonda Vines
Phone Number:   757.879.2073 & 910.797.0571
Meeting Time:   Wednesdays @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Location:   Varies
Focus:   History is made through the prayers of God’s people. With a heart to see God’s kingdom advance in our city, we’ll be praying at a different location each week. Care Net, City Center, a Denbigh shopping plaza and Manna’s building will all be prayer targets for this strategic prayer team. Come join us!

Growth Track: First Step, Next Step, & Leader Step

Leader Name:   David Vines & Chris Hallaren
Phone Number:   910.286.4830
Meeting Time:   Wednesdays @ 9:00 pm
Location:   On Line & Google Hang Out
Focus:   Manna’s Growth track exists to develop your faith, connect you to Manna’s vision and empower you to be an effective kingdom leader. We send out the Growth Track teachings every Sunday afternoon. You can view them from home at a time that’s convenient for you. On Wednesdays @ 9:00 pm we have Google Hang Outs in order to connect, discuss content and answer any questions. Our hope is for everyone at Manna to go through the 3 Growth Track phases. To sign up or ask more questions, drop by the Manna Connect table in the back of the worship center.

Kingdom Warriors Initiative

Leader Name:   Lynn Jones
Phone Number:   773.936.5875
Meeting Time:   Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location:   1400 Middle St. Williamsburg, VA
Focus:   We are men endeavoring to follow and love God with all of our hearts. Through the connections this group will provide, we’re believing for lost ground to be retaken, our kingdom influence to grow and for other men to be discipled for Christ. We’ll be meeting @ 1400 Middle St. Williamsburg, VA

Family Life’s: The Art of Parenting DVD Series

Leader Name:   Charles & Heidi Strauss
Phone Number:   757.876.9347 & 757.876.5254
Meeting Time:   Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm
Location:   5 Victoria Station, NN, 23608
Focus:   This 8-week series will be a great encouragement on how to intentionally put Christ and the Bible at the core of your parenting practices. You’ll leave this group with a greater confidence in parenting your child no matter what his or her age, personality or gifting may be. We’ll meet at our home – 5 Victoria Station, NN, 23608

The Cure: What if God isn’t who you think He is and neither are you.

Leader Name:   Mike Marshall
Phone Number:   757.814.0452
Meeting Time:   Thursdays @ 6:30 pm
Location:   714 Baptist Rd. Yorktown, VA 23690
Focus:   This book and corresponding study explore the pitfalls of trying to live a “righteous” Christian life and helps us walk more openly and authentically as a Christian. Mike & Valerie Marshall will host this group at their home and it will be led by their former pastor – 714 Baptist Rd. Yorktown, VA 23690

Single Moms Connection

Leader Name:   Mabel Tavarez
Phone Number:   646.260.0101
Meeting Time:   2nd Friday of Every Month @ 6:00 pm
Location:   4302 Merlyn Walk Place, NN, VA, 23602
Focus:   Single Moms. This group is for YOU! I was once a single mom. The tiredness, loneliness and bouts with despair are not easy things to walk through. Each time we meet we’ll share a meal, tell some stories and connect with one another. Join me for this monthly gathering that I know will make a difference. We’ll meet at my house - 4302 Merlyn Walk Place, NN, VA, 23602

Manna Youth

Leader Name:   Chris & Tatiana Hallaren
Phone Number:   757.719.1488 & 551.200.1791
Meeting Time:   1st Saturday & 3rd Wednesday Evenings
Location:   Varies
Focus:   1st Saturday and 3rd Wednesday of each month We’ll be digging into God’s Word and having some fun! Come join us and bring a friend. Ages 12 through 18 welcome.

Celebrating Sisterhood

Leader Name:   Meredith Stuart & Sue Hallaren
Phone Number:   757.234.1817 & 757.719.4571
Location:   Varies
Focus:   Ladies, please join us for a once a month fellowship centered on God’s awesome Word and lots of uplifting community. The time and specific gatherings are not set in stone as a variety of women will be leading from month to month. Please contact us if you are interested.

Small Groups not only impacted my life...they changed my life.


Small Groups are where life happens.


Small Groups have really helped to refine and deepen my understanding of what it means to BE the Church.


The dynamic of small groups is one of the the quintessential ways of Christ to aid in the fulfillment of the Great Commission.