GROWTH GROUPS

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common.
Acts 2:42-4
 Growth Groups provide a place where one can…
     – build relationships  with others.
     – be transformed by God’s Word.
     – be cared for and protected.
      -be mobilized for ministry.
 
Register today by clicking on the Group’s names below! 
Or use our online Group Finder Tool to search for a group by a variety of preferences — Day of the week, Location, Type, and more
 
Contact Rachelle in the church office at 760-431-8990 if you have any questions!
TOPICAL GROUPS
Doctrines of the Church
Meets: Sunday mornings, 9:45-10:45am @ Redeemer by the Sea. This is a Sunday morning adult Bible study. Childcare provided.
Daniel
Meets: Sundays, 6:30-8pm at the Voertmans.
Genesis
BREAKFAST BUNCH Leader: Don Howard, Meets: Every Monday @ Coco’s Restaurant in Vista at 7am. Adult group with prayer time, Bible study and refreshments
Biblical Citizenship
Meets: 2nd & 4th Monday at 10 am-noon @ Redeemer by the Sea in the Fellowship Hall.
Childcare provided upon request. We are dedicated to the principle that we have Christian responsibility to defend our constitutional and religious liberties. WE encourage people to become more aware of what we can do through greater participation in civic affairs to reverse the moral decline of our country.
Running the Race
Meets: Tuesdays at 8-9:30pm on Google Hangouts starting May 1, 2018.
Commitment, training, endurance, attitude-it’s the stuff legends are made of-both in the lives of world-class athletes and true men of God. See how the lessons learned from sports are applicable to the real-life world of following Jesus in Running The Race, a 3 week study.
Want to connect with other men and dive into God’s word each week? This men’s study will take place from your home, the road, the beach, or wherever you’d like connect. 
Financial
Values based workshop, that consists of only 2 sessions. If you would like to find out when the next one is, contact Jess today!
Topics will be how your values and goals go hand in hand, how to manage the pressures to spend so you can save, and difffernt ways to plan (budget) how you sue your money. Workbook and resource book included. Childcare provided upon request.
2 Timothy
Meets: Wednesdays 5/9-6/13, 9:15 – 11am. This spring we will be studying “Entrusted” by Beth Moore.
We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this 6 session Bible study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness.
12 Characteristics of a Godly Life
Meets: Every Wednesday 6:30- 8 PM in the Lounge.
This Men’s Study is built around the “Twelve Characteristics of a Godly Life.” It will equip you to live and share your faith. The focus of this class is upon following Jesus Christ – the One who is the perfect model for all of our lives. This semester, we will look at the Spiritual Characteristics of being a believer
Galatians
Meets: Thursday mornings at 8:30 to 9:45am @ Redeemer by the Sea. Using the Life Galatians is one of the Apostle Paul’s earliest letters, addressed to the churches that he founded on his first missionary journey (Acts 13-14). Because of Paul’s missionary work, there was an influx of new Gentile believers. This left the Jewish believers in Jerusalem wondering both what to do with the new converts and how to treat the Apostle’s message. Answering both questions is the main purpose of Paul’s writing, and in the process, he has encouraged generations of Christians in the bedrock of our faith. Join Pastor Augie for this verse by verse study through the book of Galatians in the Lounge. Each week we will spend time in the Word as well as prayer. . 
Grief Support
Meets the 3rd Thursday of month, 1:30-3pm @  Norma’s home. Support to those grieving the loss of a loved one, and reading through the book “Grieving with Hope”.
Proverbs 
Meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 2-3:30 pm @ the Meinardus’ or at the church. Studying the book of Proverbs.
 Sermon Topic: Ctrl+Alt+Del
Meets on Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm at Rhonda Sutherlin’s home. We are not meeting in the summer and will resume in the Fall semester.
Journaling
Meets on the First Saturday of the month at 10am in the church Fellowship Hall.
Bring your Bible or journal and explore new devotional practices using creative techniques with simple supplies such as colored pencils, markers, stencils, stamps, and tapes. If you are new to Bible Art Journaling, come see what it’s about and use a sample set of materials.
FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
Bowling
Meets Mondays at AMF Eagle Lanes in San Marcos at 6:15. This is a fun bowling league, and the next season starts in the Fall. It’s $13 each week for 3 games. Included are discounts on food and beverages and 2 free games during the week.
Crocheting / Knitting
Meets: 1st Tuesdays 4pm @ Panera on Palomar Airport Road (Lowes area).
Bring a portable handwork (knit, crochet, etc). We start with a devotion, share in prayer, and then fellowship as we enjoy our craft.
Theater
Meets: TBD  A Growth Group for those who enjoy musical theater, plays and dance performances. We will gather for devotion and prayer and attend a variety of performances of our choice.
Lunch
BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS   Leader: Jo Voertman, Meets: Monthly at restaurants chosen by that month’s birthday celebrants. This group celebrates birthdays each month at various restaurants and contributes one dollar per celebrant to a charity chosen by that month’s birthday celebrants. 
Bridge
Meets: The fourth Friday of every month, at 12:30pm at various members’ homes. This Growth Group enjoys fellowship around the card game of Bridge. 
Sewing / Crafts
Meets: The second Saturday of the month from 9-noon at Kay’s home.
Join us as we work on those projects. The iron will be hot and the cutting station will be all set up! You bring your sewing machine and your project. We’ll listen to a chapter of “Love Does” and discuss after.
Hiking
Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9am
We hike different trails around the area, such as Calavera Hills, Batiquitos, and more! 
Golfing
Meets: 12:30pm on the 3rd Saturday of the month at various golf courses. We are a group of people that enjoy the sport of golf.  We tee it up together once a month for fun and camaraderie. This provides an opportunity to meet other church members in a social gathering.
SERVICE GROUPS
Music
Meets Wednesdays from 6-7pm in Room 3 at Redeemer by the Sea. Prepare music to ring during one worship service about once a month. Reading music is helpful BUT if you can tell your left from your right and count to 4 – you can RING!!! REALLY! High school to adults are welcome to try it out.
Music
Meets Wednesdays at 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Redeemer by the Sea. This group enjoys a devotion and rehearsing for worship leadership.
Community
Meets: First Thursdays at Pastor Augie’s home, 6:30-8pm
Do you want to make a difference by bringing the love of Christ to your neighborhood and our community? Join us as we gather to share our experiences from community service and Christian witness. We’ll enjoy each other’s company, encourage each other, open God’s Word and pray for what God is doing.
Music
Meets: Thursdays at 7:30-9 pm at Redeemer by the Sea. We prepare the worship songs for the Sunday 10:45 am Contemporary Service. The evening is music focused, but we pray for each other and have a good time together. Contact Joe if you are interested in practicing or just want to come by to listen!
OTHER GROUPS
Youth Study
Meets: Sunday mornings 9:45 -10:20 in the Lounge during the school year. This group of HS youth learn leadership skills, organizing and planning Student Ministry experiences and service projects.
Parenting and Prayer
Meets: Thursdays  at 8:30 am in Starbucks inside Vons at La Costa Town Center. We pray for our kids, the school, teachers, and each other.
Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS  Leader: Suzan Colgan
Meets: First and third Fridays of every month at 9:15-10:30 am.  Childcare provided. Mothers of Preschoolers is an international organization that supports, equips and celebrates motherhood. $25 membership fee includes resources, gifts and a fellowship with other moms that is supportive and encouraging!