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
Focus:   Prayer is the fuel that propels all that we do on the earth to advance God’s kingdom. We gather in the in the 7-9 year old classroom before our Sunday celebrations to ask God to meet with and speak to each person attending that morning.

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

Leader Name:   Christopher D. Hallaren
Phone Number:   757.719.1488
Meeting Time:   Sundays After Morning Service
Location:   Manna Church
Focus:   Manna Growth Track is designed to facilitate your growth as a healthy, effective follower of Jesus Christ. Bring some lunch or go grab some fast food to go. This is a DVD/Discussion formatted group. You’ll catch Manna’s DNA and initiate some new friendships through our times together. We meet in the 7-9 year old classroom.

Sole Chasers

Leader Name:   Tatiana Hallaren
Phone Number:   551.200.1791
Meeting Time:   Mondays @ 8:00 am
Location:   Manna Church Parking Lot - 326 Tabbs Ln.
Focus:   Start your week on the right foot and join me for a Monday morning walk/jog at 8AM. We'll meet up in our new church parking lot for some prayer and encouragement and then be on our way. A little exercise and encouragement for all - can't beat that! Male and females welcome.

House of Prayer

Leader Name:   Chris Hallaren & Yolonda Vines
Phone Number:   757.879.2073
Meeting Time:   Tuesdays @ 6:30-8:30 am
Location:   Manna Church Worship Center
Focus:   Jesus said, “My house shall be called a hours of prayer.” Join us for a time of prayer, worship and Scripture reading. Your welcome to come for 30 minutes and hour or whatever time works for you. We meet at church building.

5 Loaves Food Pantry

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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.

Back Porches

Leader Name:   Bob & Arlene Nipp
Phone Number:   757.871.1883 & 757.871.5742
Meeting Time:   1st thru 3rd Tuesdays of the month @ 6:30 pm
Location:   Nipps Home
Focus:   This small group will be casual food, fun and fellowship. We'll meet on our back deck (weather permitting) and have a pot-luck meal and discuss what God is currently teaching us. We may include readings from Prayers on Fire by Brian Simmons. Children are welcome, but no childcare will be provided.

Fixer Upper

Leader Name:   Chris & Tatiana Hallaren
Phone Number:   757.719.1488
Meeting Time:   Every Other Wednesday @ 6:00-8:00 PM
Location:   Manna Church
Focus:   We’re no Chip or Joanna Gaines, but if you want to help us continue the process of making Manna’s new building feel like home, come join us! We’ll be putting our renovation/decoration skills into action. After we’re finished with fixing some stuff, we’ll head out to fellowship over some dessert. Come join us!

What In The World Is Going On?

Leader Name:   Jim & Vivian Beard
Phone Number:   757.633.9294 & 757.349.9123
Meeting Time:   Wednesdays @ 7 pm
Focus:   This is a Dr. David Jeremiah DVD Bible study group. We will be studying through this book that centers on digesting Bible prophecies that relate to the last days. This is a great study that’ll be sure to encourage your soul and help strengthen your faith. We’ll meet at our house. (363 Lynchburg Dr. NN) There will be a $10 book fee. We are purchasing the DVD set.

Shape Up

Leader Name:   Sue Hallaren
Phone Number:   757.719.4571
Meeting Time:   Thursdays @ 7:30-8:30 am
Location:   Denbigh Community Center
Focus:   How about a little toning and strengthening while you fellowship? Meet me behind the Denbigh Community Center. We’ll be using the outdoor exercise stations on the property. Real quality equipment! Wondering about bringing your Kids? There’s a great playground right there!

Mom's Play Date

Leader Name:   Meredith Stuart
Phone Number:   757.234.1817
Meeting Time:   4th Thursday of the month @ 10:00 am
Location:   Stuarts Home
Focus:   Moms, come bring the kids to play while we hang out and get to know each other. We'll be meeting once a month at my house. The address is 114 Kittiwake Dr, NN. Give me a buzz for more details.

First Friday Night

Leader Name:   Chris & Amy Story
Phone Number:   757.209.1900 & 540.222.3597
Meeting Time:   First Friday of each month @ 6-8 pm
Location:   Story's House
Focus:   We will be hosting a night of worship and encounter with Jesus at our house. (107 Bonwood Rd, Hampton) We Would love to have you guys!

“Life on Life”: A Women’s Breakfast

Leader Name:   Susan Hallaren
Phone Number:   757.719.4571
Meeting Time:   2nd Saturday of each month @ 9:30 am
Location:   Manna Church
Focus:   Come join us at Manna as we learn some life lessons from the Lord through the lives of others. Every gathering will include breakfast, the sharing of a life lesson, discussion and prayer. Ladies, you don’t want to miss this!

Men’s Mettle

Leader Name:   Victor Krus
Phone Number:   910.723.0989
Meeting Time:   2nd Saturday of Month
Focus:   Join the Men’s METTLE small group. Mettle is defined as a person's ability to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way. Manna METTLE-Men Encouraged Through Tough Life-Encounters. We’ll share a meal and life together from 08:30-10:30am @ Manna Church; on alternating months we will have an activity/service work to demonstrate servanthood to the world around us.

Steak Night

Leader Name:   David & Yolonda Vines
Phone Number:   910.286.4830 & 910.797.0571
Meeting Time:   3rd Saturday of the Month @ 5 pm
Location:   Vines Home
Focus:   Join us on the third Saturday of the month at our home for dinner off the grill and a shared word of encouragement. We will provide the meats. Everyone else will bring a side to share. Bring your family and an appetite for some good Word, good food and great fellowship. Our address is 835 Ventnor Dr. NN.

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.