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. To see the contact info for each group, click on the Small Group Leader's name.

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Surf Small Group

Leader Name:   Brit Kentner
Meeting Time:   1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:30am
Location:   White Plains Beach
Focus:   Co-ed group that meets to simply enjoy the fun waves at White Plains. BYOB (Bring Your Own Board)

Propel Women's Group

Leader Name:   Cindy Arakaki
Meeting Time:   Wednesday's from 6:00 - 7:30pm
Location:   Waikele
Focus:   We equip and empower women from all walks of life. Whether you lead in the boardroom or the playroom, the marketplace or ministry we want to help you understand your identity so you can fulfill your God-given Passion, Purpose, Potential.

Creating Faith-Based Technology

Leader Name:   Richard Darling
Meeting Time:   Every other Sunday and Wednesday
Location:   Ka Makana Ali'i, online
Focus:   If you have a general interest in technology and/or have a creative side, this group may be for you. We will discuss how technology affects our world and how we can create faith-based technology to create solutions for our church and community.

Iron Sharpens Iron - Men's Group

Leader Name:   Shawn Withy-Allen
Meeting Time:   Tuesdays, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Location:   Ka Makana Ali'i Food Court
Focus:   We’ll encourage and challenge each other to grow in a variety of ways, the most important being in our relationship with God. We will use a variety of resources and incorporate weekly challenges and accountability to ensure we don’t remain the same.

Called Youth Ministry

Leader Name:   Landon Mauricio
Meeting Time:   Sundays @ 6:30pm
Location:   91-1258 Renton Road, Ewa Beach
Focus:   CALLED is a ministry created for students to build a relationship with Jesus and other believers around Hawai'i. Captivating messages and awesome faith-related activities everyone from all ages. Let us help you discover God's calling for you!

Strategic Prayer

Leader Name:   Shawn Withy-Allen
Meeting Time:   Varies
Location:   Varies
Focus:   We’ll meet at various strategic locations in the community to pray for God’s power to break through. This is a great group for those who love to pray AND those who would like to learn how to pray more effectively. God has given us.

Second Saturday's Foodies

Leader Name:   Teresa "T" Trevino, Cara Coleman, Ashley Sigafoose
Meeting Time:   2nd Saturday of the Month (beginning October 13)
Location:   Various restaurants, beginning with Kona Brewing Co.
Focus:   This group is open to all lovers of food! We will meet at a new restaurant each time to explore Oahu’s rich cuisine culture while we fellowship with one another.

Moms: Give Them Grace

Leader Name:   Allison Adams
Meeting Time:   Thursdays, 9-11am
Location:   Kapolei, contact for address
Focus:   Being a mom is tough. Join us as we learn to extend God’s grace to other moms and to ourselves, but most importantly to our children with the hopes of guiding them into a lifelong love for Jesus! Women only, children are always welcome!


Leader Name:   Jazmin Orse
Meeting Time:   Tuesdays, 5-6pm
Location:   94-223 Hanawai Circle 96797, HI, Waipahu
Focus:   A place where you can be yourself without worrying who is watching. A place where you are able to workout and have fun with it too. This group will be a place where you can build relationships and pray with one another.

Manna Running

Leader Name:   Brandon DiBianca
Meeting Time:   Tuesdays 6-7pm
Location:   Kapolei Regional Park (makai parking lot)
Focus:   Open to all abilities (including walkers!) We will do an easy 30 minute run each week around Kapolei. At the end of the small group cycle we will do a 1 mile prediction run. The person who comes closest to their prediction wins a prize!

With God's Grace - Women's Group

Leader Name:   Janis Tanga
Meeting Time:   Thursdays, 6-7:30pm
Location:   Waipio Gentry
Focus:   EXPLORE, become EMPOWERED, and ENGAGE in Christ and the biblical purposes of Manna. Our group welcome women with open arms, connect to God and others, equip and encourage each other to live out God’s purpose for our lives, and share Christ’s love.

Family Fun Sports Group

Leader Name:   Withy-Allen Family
Meeting Time:   2nd & 4th Saturdays, 9-11am (begins Sept 29)
Location:   Kapolei Green Neighborhood Park (Mehana neighborhood)
Focus:   Fun and games for the whole family. The kids will play a variety of sports while parents can either hang out in the shade or participate in the action. We will present a Scripture to everyone and work together to memorize it before the next meeting.

Women In Leadership

Leader Name:   Sarah Withy-Allen
Meeting Time:   4th Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30pm
Location:   Kapolei
Focus:   Designed for but not exclusive to women in leadership at Manna, this group meets monthly to learn and deepen their relationships with God and one another. We will be using "Guide Your Mind, Guard Your Heart, Grace Your Tongue" by Carol McLeod.

Community Group

Leader Name:   Steve and Rebecca Thorpe
Meeting Time:   1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:15-8pm starting Nov 7
Location:   Thorpe house, Kailua
Focus:   We’ll experience fellowship in Christ and come along side each other to bear each other’s burdens (Galatians 6:2). We’ll share in a potluck style meal, worship, study His word, join in prayer and fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Children welcome!

Crafty Ladies

Leader Name:   April Glaser
Meeting Time:   First Friday of the month, 7pm
Location:   Glaser house (contact for address)
Focus:   Calling all crafty ladies! This is a small group for women in the middle of a project or those who would like to pick one up. Open to all crafts! No experience necessary! Some of the fun will be sharing knowledge and seeing each other's progress.

Car Lover's Community Group

Leader Name:   Misty Bartolotti and son Rocco Bartolotti
Meeting Time:   TBA
Location:   TBA
Focus:   We’ll experience fellowship in Christ and come along side each other to share the love of cars with the word of God (Ezekiel 1:20-21). We’ll dig in to restore ourselves and restore vehicles by the word. All Ages welcome. No childcare provided.

Wild At Heart - Men's Group

Leader Name:   Lexan Lomibao
Meeting Time:   Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm
Location:   Varies; first meeting at The Coffee Bean in Ka Makana Ali'i
Focus:   We’ll be going through the book “Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul” written by John Eldredge. We will embark on a journey to take back our masculinity by discovering the true identity of a mighty, passionate, and wild Son of God.


Leader Name:   Tyson Lum
Meeting Time:   This group consists of a series of 5-10 minute videos with interactive questions that you can do at your own pace. In person discussion and face to face gatherings will be at the convenience of those in the group.
Location:   Your smartphone, laptop, notebook or ipad.
Focus:   This group focuses on developing the healthy habits of a follower of Jesus: consistency in reading the Bible, prayer, worship, and more. If you are going to fulfill your potential, it’s critical that you learn how to consistently connect with Him.


Leader Name:   Shawn Withy-Allen
Meeting Time:   Sundays, 10:45-11:30am (also available in video format via email interactions)
Location:   'Olino Theatres Lanai
Focus:   In Next Step we discuss Who we are, Why we are, Where we’re going, and What part you play in Manna Church. If you are in the process of deciding if Manna Church is for you or you know 100% that this is your church home, this group is a must for you.

SERVE Team - Worship

Leader Name:   Brit Kentner
Meeting Time:   Sunday mornings
Location:   'Olino/Manna
Focus:   Love to sing? Play an instrument? Join the Worship Team! We love to help people connect to God through music.

SERVE Team - Set-up

Leader Name:   Jermaine Adams
Meeting Time:   Sundays, 6:30am
Location:   'Olino Theatre
Focus:   Join us at 6:30am as we transform the movie theaters into a great place to celebrate who God is and what He’s doing! Breakfast, good talks, and personal satisfaction included.

SERVE Team - Hospitality

Leader Name:   Teresa "T" Trevino
Meeting Time:   Sunday mornings
Location:   'Olino/Manna
Focus:   We are the small group that provides breakfast & coffee service on Sunday mornings for our amazing Manna serve teams, attendees and guests. Our schedule rotates among our team members to serve at least once a month.

SERVE Team - Production

Leader Name:   Brandon DiBianca
Meeting Time:   Sunday mornings
Location:   'Olino/Manna
Focus:   Like the tech side of things? Want to learn more about lighting, cameras, and mixing sound? The Production Team loves to help people have an excellent and distraction-free worship experience.

SERVE Team - Teardown

Leader Name:   Brandon DiBianca
Meeting Time:   Sundays, 10:30am
Location:   'Olino/Manna
Focus:   Join us after 2nd service to transform Manna back into theaters by helping teardown and load equipment. An easy team to join, learn on the spot, and meet some great people!