Bible Study Growth Groups

Bible Study Growth Groups begin on Fall Kick-off Sunday, September 9.  Group sign ups open Sunday, August 19, on the patio after Sunday services.  Be sure to plug into a group!   If you have questions, contact Jan Kiehl at 760-726-0590, ext. 18 or

Growth Groups are a great way to connect and fellowship with other Christians, grow in God’s Word and in your relationship with Christ, and be encouraged and supported through prayer.  Most growth groups meet weekly September through May and take a summer break.

Day / Time Location Leader


The Book of Matthew (Men’s Bible Study Breakfast)

Day / Time Location Leader
Tuesday, 7:00AM (Year Round) IHOP Restaurant, 4253 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA Lee Gillogly

Matthew, whose name means “gift of the Lord”, was a tax collector who left his work to follow Jesus.  Matthew’s main purpose is to confirm for his Jewish-Christian readers that Jesus is their Messiah.

Experiencing God (Begins Sept. 11)

Day / Time Location Leader
Tuesday, 10:00AM Church, Rooms 5 & 6 Jerry Carey

God is inviting you to experience Him in an intimate love relationship through which He reveals to you His will, His ways, and His work.  Through the biblical principles in this course, God can teach you how to know when He is speaking to you; recognize His activity around you; adjust your life to Him and His ways; identify what He wants to do through you; and respond to His activity in your life.

The Basics of Bible Prophecy (Begins Sept. 11)

Day / Time Location Leader
Tuesday, 10:00AM Upham Home Rollin Lojeske

Bible prophesy can be a playground for fanatics or it can be green pastures for disciples. In this book the authors show how prophecy can motivate people to holiness, inspire them to evangelism and provide them with hope. In the process, they supply answers to many intriguing questions about prophecy.

Revelation Decoded (Begins Sept. 11)

Day / Time Location Leader
Tuesday, 6:30PM Church, Rooms 5 & 6 Gil Maza

Confused by the endless speculation about the End Times?  Frustrated at how often predictions about the rapture, the antichrist, and the mark of the Beast have failed decade after decade, even by some of the most popular Bible teachers?  Is it even possible to actually understand the Words of Jesus as revealed to the Apostle John?  The answer is YES.  Join us as we legitimately “decode” Revelation once and for all.

ABC (Answers, Bible, Curriculum) (Begins Sept. 11)

Day / Time Location Leader
Tuesday, 6:30PM Church, Room 11 Tim Dixon

ABC provides a thorough understanding of the authority and primary teachings of Scripture.  Be equipped to defend the Bible, and become conformed to the image of Christ, as you apply God’s Word in your everyday lives. This three-year program covers the entire Bible in chronological order.  Answers Bible Curriculum can be started or paused and restarted at any time throughout the year without losing valuable lessons.  You may start this class at any point in the study.

I & II Peter (Begins Sept. 11)

Day / Time Location Leader
Tuesday, 7:00PM White Home Allen Weate / George White

As our faith is being tested, daily we have to realize that we have a magnificent future.  God has done His part. Now we are to see that we do ours and never lose sight of the eternal world and eternal life that we have in Christ Jesus.

Wednesdays (Childcare provided for parents attending Wed. evening groups.)

Colossians & Philemon (Ladies Group - Begins Sept. 12)

Day / Time Location Leader
Wednesday, 10:00AM Dreier Home Donna Dreier

Colossians is full of dramatic and powerful passages coupled with rich instructions from Paul that defend Christ’s deity and His sufficiency to reconcile men to God.  Paul’s message is a reminder that believers—then and now—are complete in Christ.  Paul’s message to Philemon teaches him, and all believers today, the importance of grace and forgiveness.

Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship With God (Begins Sept. 12)

Day / Time Location Leader
Wednesday, 6:30PM Smith Home Bob Balch

How do we hear God’s voice?  How can we be sure that we think we hear is not our own subconscious?  What role does the Bible play?  What if what God says to us is not clear?  The key, says best-selling author Dallas Willard, is to focus not so much on individual actions and decisions as on building our personal relationship with our Creator.

Rebuilding Your Broken World (Begins Sept. 12)

Day / Time Location Leader
Wednesday, 6:00PM Church, Room 4 Michael Dailey

Life is full of adversity and pain.  Either through stress, pressure, unfortunate circumstances, or bad decisions, many of us find ourselves living in a world that has fallen apart.  This series found in James 1 is designed to help you begin where you’re at in order to rebuild your broken world.  Whether it is redefining how you view God and life’s trials or how to respond to discouragement or temptations, this study gives the solution to find healing and restoration in broken relationships and difficult circumstances.  

Financial Peace University (Begins Sept. 12)

Day / Time Location Leader
Wednesday, 6:30PM Church, Rooms 5 & 6 Pastor Mike Openshaw / Bob Heistuman

FPU is a nine-week program that teaches God’s ways of handling money through Dave Ramsey’s video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities. FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan shows how to get rid of debt, manage money, spend and save wisely, and much more.  Childcare provided with advanced registration.  Sign up, order member kit, and more information at the patio table after Sunday services.  Registration deadline is August 29.

The Book of Revelation

Day / Time Location Leader
Wednesdays, 6:30PM (Year Round) Church, Rooms 5 & 6 Scott Hoerner

Join us as we walk through the Book of Revelation.  We won’t be deciphering codes, predicting the return of Christ, or any of that, but we will be digging in chapter by chapter.  We will be encouraged by this often intimidating book as it reminds us of the spiritual battle around us and that we have hope in our ultimate victor and savior Jesus Christ.


Renovation of the Heart (Ladies Group - Begins Sept. 13)

Day / Time Location Leader
Thursday, 9:00AM Church, Room 4 Lura Black / Cathy White

Renovation of the Heart, a bestseller by Dallas Willard, explains the common misunderstandings about human nature and the discipleship process by outlining the general pattern of personal spiritual transformation―not as a formula, but as a systematic process. As intentional apprentices of Jesus, we are to move deeper into a relationship with God while becoming more like Jesus.  Discover your true identity while exploring spiritual growth in a new way. 

Sermon-Based Study (Begins Sept. 13 at Bruce Home)

Day / Time Location Leader
Thursday, 6:30PM Bruce Home & Marcon Home Chris McKinney

A sermon-based study to help people better understand and act on Sunday messages while building relationships through Bible study and fellowship.