Bible Study Growth Groups

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.  Be sure to plug into a group of your choice today!  If you have questions, contact Jan Kiehl at 760-726-0590, ext. 18 or jan@lightcc.org.

Day / Time Location Leader

Tuesdays

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

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

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

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)

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.

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

Colossians & Philemon

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.

Rebuilding Your Broken World

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 (Sept. 12 - Nov. 14)

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.  

The Book of Romans

Day / Time Location Leader
Wednesday, 6:30PM Church, Room 11 Scott Hoerner

Join us as we start a new study through the book of Romans.  This is a rich and deep book, that will build our faith on Christ, as it has for so many others throughout the years.  It is a simple, yet powerful time where God moves through His word, and we are constantly reminded that He is enough.

Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship With God

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.

Thursdays

Renovation of the Heart

Day / Time Location Leader
Thursday, 9:30AM 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

Day / Time Location Leader
Thursday, 6:30PM Bruce Home (even months) & Marcon Home (odd months) Chris McKinney

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

This group meets at the Bruce Home during even months and the Marcon Home during odd months.