Growth Groups

Growth groups 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.  Check out what’s available and plug in!  Contact the church office for more information.  760-726-0590

Most growth groups meet weekly September through May and take a summer break.  

SUNDAYS

MONDAYS

GriefShare Support Group

Day / Time Location Leader
Monday, 6:30PM Church, Room 11 Allie Garcia, Brenda McGill & Mark Cassidy

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now.  If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

GriefShare support groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:

Video seminar with experts

Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects.  These videos are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.

Support group discussion with focus

After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Personal study and reflection

During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling.  Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

GriefShare support group meets weekly on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  REGISTER HERE.

TUESDAYS

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY BREAKFAST

Day / Time Location Leader
Tuesday, 7:30AM IHOP Restaurant, 4253 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA Lee Gillogly

All men are invited for fellowship, food, prayer and Bible study in the book of Philippians.  The Apostle Paul writes to encourage the Christian believers at Philippi to stand FIRM and LIVE joyfully in every circumstance.  The book of Philippians was written about 61 AD.  Come join us!  What a great way to begin your day.  For more information, contact Lee Gillogly 760-631-1831.

HOW THE "FORGOTTEN GOD" (HOLY SPIRIT) HELPS US "EXPERIENCE GOD"

Day / Time Location Leader
Tuesday, 10:00AM Church, Room 5 Jerry Carey

In the name of the Father, the Son, and… the Holy Spirit.  We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two?  As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit–the Helper–so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ.  Unfortunately, today’s church has admired the gift but neglected to open it.  Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church’s power–the Holy Spirit.  Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results.  Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form Chan’s invitation to stop and remember the One we’ve forgotten, the Spirit of the living God. 

REVELATION DECODED

Day / Time Location Leader
Tuesday, 6:00PM 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.

WEDNESDAYS (Childcare provided for infants thru grade 5)

THE MAN CHURCH SERIES: REAL MEN

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

The Man Church is a field-tested resource for challenging and equipping men to become the people God created them to be.  Real Men empowers men to learn from the examples, both good and bad, of the real men of the Bible.  This fall we will look at the lives of heros of the faith – Abraham and Joseph.  Experience an interactive, in-depth time of small group Bible study examining the lives of real men of the Bible.

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL (WOMEN'S STUDY)

Day / Time Location Leader
Wednesday, 6:30PM Church Sanctuary Andrea Openshaw

What’s your struggle?  Today, it might be a struggle between you and someone you love.  It might be the struggle to get up every morning, pay the bills, feed the kids, and try to find time to exercise, do your devotions, pray, and love your spouse.  From cover to cover, the Bible is all about our raw reality in the struggle.  It’s about the beautiful results created from the struggle.  This study provides practical tools to help you navigate into a new, God-centered life story.

THURSDAYS

SERMON-BASED STUDY

Day / Time Location Leader
Thursday, 6:30PM Bruce Home (odd months) / Marcon Home (even 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.  Enjoy awesome camaraderie in a home setting as the group talks through how the Sunday sermon applies to your every day life.