Community Update Zoom Gathering

If you want to hear the latest Newsong family happenings, we would love to have you join us on Zoom this Saturday. The Newsong Board and Leadership Team will be hosting this time full of news and inspiring stories – please RSVP below!

Supporting Mental Health in Kids

The past two years have presented some enormous challenges to our families, especially in regard to the mental health of our kids. Please join us for this crucial conversation on how the pandemic has affected many of our children and how we can help them to overcome. No matter what we’re facing, there are ways we can understand, equip & encourage our kids to thrive in their mental health right now. Let’s engage in this important discussion together!


Alexandra is a mother of 3 and a licensed Marriage Family Therapist. She is also a volunteer in Newsong Kids and a mentor to counseling graduate students. Her professional focus is treating a wide range of mental health disorders, familial problems, and relational issues within minority populations and marginalized communities. She loves going on family outings, DIY home projects, and watching documentary series.

Learning Cohort: Care not Cages

Join us this Lenten season as we partner with CLUE (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice) to reflect on our Orange County jails — the people living in them, the people running them, and the entire families outside that are punished when one of their loved ones is incarcerated. This 3-week online course will help us understand the current crisis, and how we can be part of making a difference.

Learning Cohort: Black History Month

The past few years have been full of nonstop tensions. Political tension, cultural tension, generational tension, racial tension, and the list goes on. These tensions have caused separation, division and have led us to what feels like a new depth of relational brokenness. I believe that we at Newsong were made for such a time as this. What if we hold the key the unlocking the antidote our world truly needs? The beauty of knowing. The beauty of empathy.

This Black History month gives us yet another opportunity to strengthen our minds and our hearts as we step into what it really looks like to embrace and love the margins. Join us for two online sessions led by our Director of Sound and Justice, Jalen Seawright, as we dive into discovering what the heart of empathy holds for us all.

Sacred Journey: Hearing God in Everyday Life

This 7-week, interactive workshop, previously called Growing in the Prophetic, is designed to equip you with practical tools that will help you to learn the ways God speaks, how you can recognize His voice, how to see and sense His presence so that you can be led by Him and develop greater intimacy with Him in the process. Additionally, this workshop will help unlock your spiritual gifts so that you can increase your influence and impact in the world. Workshop topics will include:

  • Hearing God, Introduction to the Revelatory Gifts
  • Hearing God in Scripture Meditation
  • Rightful Identity and Releasing Blessing
  • Restoring Your Image of the Trinity
  • Encouraging Others Through Prophetic Words
  • Processing Prophetic Words
  • Increasing Your EQ and Empathy for Ministry

Sacred Journey is led by Pastor Ed Salas and Encouraging Word Prayer Team Leader, Susan Snyder. Requirements for workshop participation are a personal relationship with Jesus and a desire to grow in intimacy with God. This workshop serves as required training for participation on the Encouraging Word Ministry Team (Newsong partners).

The journey begins on February 17, 2022 and goes through March 31 for seven weeks on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM by Zoom. Registration will close on Friday, February 11 at noon – hope to see you there!

Learning Cohort: Welcoming the Stranger

Learning Cohorts are part of how we create community within our Online Academy. It’s also another way we get to partner with World Relief – they will be leading us through an amazing 3-week course called “Welcoming the Stranger,” helping us learn how to be a neighbor to immigrants and refugees in our community.

If you’d like to learn more about World Relief, please check out the November Forum through!

WORKSHOP: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Newsong’s RECESS team is proud to partner with Dr. Nefta Pereda to host this workshop, “Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences.” The goal is to help to build self-healing communities – we’d love for you to be part of it!

Intercessory Prayer Seminar

Incense at the Throne of God is a three-part, virtual seminar that will examine the uniqueness, spiritual significance, and necessity of intercessory prayer in the rhythms of life and ministry for every follower of Jesus. Topics to be explored will include:

  • Intercession: How it Works in the Unseen Realm
  • Types of Prayer and the Uniqueness of Intercession
  • The Profile of an Intercessor
  • Understanding the Gift of Intercession
  • The Four Types of Intercession
  • Avoiding Flaky Intercession
  • How to Keep from Becoming a Needless Casualty of War
  • Prophetic Symbolism in Intercessory Prayer



Monday, October 18, 7:00-9:00 PM

Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Saturday, October 23, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Incense at the Throne of God Presenter:

Ed Salas is the Spiritual Formation Pastor at Newsong Church, a multi-site international church based in Santa Ana, CA. Ed’s life and ministry was forever changed because of a seminary class taught by a pioneer of healing prayer, Dr. Charles Kraft. Ed is the author of The Praying Church, Discovering What the Heart Longs for Through Prayer.

Women’s Bible Study

Join us online as we study “Jesus and Women: In the First Century and Now” by Kristi McClelland. Registration deadline is Sunday, January 16th.

Pre-register below – we’d love for you to be part of it!

Questions? Please email: [email protected]

Women’s Bible Study – Summer Session

Join us online as we study “He’s Where the Joy Is: Getting to Know the Captivating God of the Trinity” by Tara-Leigh Cobble.

Pre-register below – we’d love for you to be part of it!

Questions? Please email: [email protected]

The Forum

Join online as we exchange ideas and engage in the most important conversations of the day. Once a month, we’ll dive deeper into the Sunday message, discuss current events, and hear different perspectives on the issues that matter in our world. We need your voice to be part of it!

Encouraging Word Prayer

Encouraging Word Prayer is offered by prayer ministers from Newsong who will pray for you in a way which is expressed as a blessing for your strengthening, encouragement and comfort in accordance with 1 Corinthians 14:3.  Each prayer appointment is 30 minutes in duration and offered virtually on the 2nd Saturday of every month.



“Today as I received an encouraging word, I realized there was more. A member of your team has the same name as my sister, with whom I don´t have a close relationship and have been hurt many times. Every time I would hear that name, my mind would relate to discouragement, judgment, and hurt. It was a battle. But now after reading those words filled with the love of  our Heavenly Father, encouraging me to keep my faith and believe even greater things can happen, I felt a Healing in my heart. I can relate to that name differently now! Thank you Jesus!”


“Thank you so much. It seems like I have been thirsty my whole life to hear some of the words you said today. The word from the Lord that you gave me, is for me.  There are so many things there and I will continue to pray. I am grateful God has blessed me with help.”


“Thank you for offering this opportunity for me to be blessed by your team.  I was filled with hope after the session and most of what I heard was confirmation for me.  Thank you again for your ministry and I will tell my friends about it.  : ) ”


“I am working from home for the foreseeable future so I thought I would listen to a different encouraging word prayer each day from my phone.

The recording I listened to today wrecked me. It was so beautiful and so on-point for this season of life even though it was several months old. Somehow the prayer meant something to me then but carried a completely different but equally powerful meaning today. How amazing is the Holy Spirit?!  As I was listening to and reflecting on the encouraging word prayer, I left like the heavens opened and God flooded my heart with a torrent of love. I couldn’t contain it; it was overwhelming in the very best possible way. I wanted to thank you for your ministry. I was blessed so immensely today by it. God is so good.”



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