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
God Opens Doors
Meets: 2nd and 4th Sunday mornings starting Sept 8th, 9:45-10:45am @ Redeemer by the Sea. This is a Sunday morning adult topical study. Childcare provided.
Various Topics
Meets: Sunday mornings, 9:45-10:45am @ Redeemer by the Sea. This is a Sunday morning adult topical study. Childcare provided.
Ezekiel
Meets: Sundays, 6:30-8pm at the Voertmans.
The Catechism
MEN’S BREAKFAST BUNCH Leader: Tom Burke Meets: Every Monday @ Coco’s Restaurant in Vista at 7am. Adult group with prayer time, Bible study and refreshments
Biblical Citizenship
Meets: 10am – Noon, 2nd Wednesday of the month @ Redeemer by the Sea Fellowship Hall & 4th Wednesday at member’s homes. 
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. Follow us on Facebook! Read our brochure HERE.
Esther: It is Tough to be a Woman
Meets: Wednesdays starting 9/11, 9:15 – 11:15am @ Redeemer by the Sea Fellowship Hall
The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for today’s overloaded and stressed woman.
Esther, while a queen, lived as an outsider in a hostile environment. Women will learn strong lessons of faith, providence, and hope to equip them to live courageously “for such a time as this.”
The Keys to a Blessed Life
Meets: Wednesdays starting 9/11, 6:30-8pm @ Pastor Augie’s Home
All believers can access the abundant life that’s theirs in Jesus Christ. And this 6-session study based on Christ’s teachings in the Beatitudes will help you walk in the path of divine blessing so you can experience peace and fulfillment in life, work, and relationships.
Tactics: A Guide to Effectively Discuss Your Christian Convictions
Meets: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 6pm @ various homes
In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority.
In the Tactics Study Guide, apologist and radio host Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver’s seat in discussions about faith, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful tact. Readers will learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through potential minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables, and—most importantly—get people thinking about Jesus with conversations that look more like diplomacy than D-Day.
The Tactics Study provides a game plan for communicating the compelling truth about Christianity with confidence and grace.
Grief Support
GRIEVING WITH HOPE Leader: (Currently on break.)
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the 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”.
The Dream of You
THURSDAY AT RHONDA’S Leader: Rhonda Sutherlin
Meets Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm @ Rhonda’s home. Let’s be honest, the life you lead isn’t what you’ve always dreamt. And maybe the person you’ve become isn’t who you’ve always imagined. Sure, you can clean it up. You can work longer, love harder, and eat better. You can scrub the surface of your life until it gleams and still never address the fact that somehow you lost sight of who you really are and what you’re living for.
 
 
FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
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 Friday 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
HIKING GROUP Leader: (Currently on break.)
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 beginning on August 14th (time TBD) in Room 3 at Redeemer by the Sea. Ring in Worship about once per month – alternating between services. Ken and Kay have rung for about 30 years now and have taught many people how to ring. It is helpful if you have read music, but if not, be willing to learn. You would ring basically 2 notes – one in each hand. So if you can tell your right and left apart, and count to 4, and you like to laugh, you’ll fit right in.
Music
Meets Wednesdays at Redeemer by the Sea. This group enjoys a devotion and rehearsing for worship leadership.
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 -10:40 in the Lounge during the school year. Discover the value of placing Jesus at the center of everything in your life. Learn how the New and Old Testament Scriptures directly connect Jesus’s epic story to what you’re dealing with right now. Each week will feature topics and questions that are engaging and challenge you to think critically and figure out why you believe what you believe.
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  Contact: Rhonda Sutherlin at the Preschool