Small Groups

We are made for connection and we are thrilled to offer so many options to get plugged in! Keep checking back to see new groups coming and the most up-to-date information. If you have questions about a group, contact the group leader hosting it.


Sunday @ 7:40am | Prayer Group
Host: Marie Goetz
Where: Grace Church Conference Room (next to the cafe)
Time: 7:40-8:20am
When: Every Sunday
Who: Co-ed
Focus: Join others in prayer and intercession
Sunday @ 9am | Anthem Student Connect
Hosts: Anthem Youth Leaders
Where: Grace Church Conference Room (next to Cafe)
Time: 9-10:30am (Students will sit together in the sanctuary for worship and then head to Conference Room after.)
When: Every Sunday starting November 1st
Who: 6th-12th grade students
Sunday @ 1pm | Outreach Group
Name: Love God, Love People Outreach Group
Hosts: Debra Tobias

Where: Grace Church - Room 2
Time: 1-3pm

When: 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12, 7/10, 8/14, 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11
Who: Anyone
Childcare: No childcare available but would love for you to include them
Gathering every second Sunday of the month throughout 2022 to help meet the needs of our community and share the love of Jesus! We will be serving our community monthly through outreach opportunities.
Contact: Debra Tobias / (434) 509-2381 /
Monday @ 6:30pm | Online Bible Study

Host: John Sapone & Nathan Anderson
Where: Zoom - Connect with Nathan Anderson for login information.
Time: 6:30pm-8pm
When: Every Monday beginning September 12th.

Contact: Nathan Anderson /
Monday @ 7pm | Grace Action Team
Host: Julie Sturk
Where: Grace Church - Room 2
Time: 7pm
When: Every 4th Monday / 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/23, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/24, 11/28, 12/26
Who: Everyone
Childcare: No kids please
Description: A team taking action to protect our God given freedom, infuse Biblical standards and uphold Godly values in our family, schools, city and nation.
Contact: Julie Sturk / 760-218-5321 /
Tuesday @ 6pm | Grace Young Adults
Host: Erik Middlestead
Where: Grace Church, Room 2
Time: 6-8pm
When: Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month (First meet up is May 17th)
Who: 18-28
Childcare: No kids please
Description: Young adults gathering, worshipping, building community, growing in faith and friendship.
Contact: Erik Middlestead / 
Tuesdays @ 6:30PM | Journey Into Intimacy

Host: Marie Goetz & Anna Rhine
Where: Grace Church, Oceanside, Conference Room
Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Dates: June 21 - September 27, 2022
Who: Women
Description: Journey into Intimacy with God and develop your secret place where you meet with God.
Contact: Marie Goetz / Ph: 760-672-9520 /
Anna Rhine / Ph: 760-439-5758 /
Childcare is available upon registration.



Tuesdays @ 7pm | Biblical Citizenship in Modern America

Host: Ben & Eileen Giese
Where: Grace Church, Room 2
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
When: Tuesdays 9/13/22 - 11/1/22
Who: Anyone, all ages welcome, 12 and older.
 Throughout our history, American pastors and churches have played a vital role in the establishment and preservation of religious and civil liberty.  Being "salt & light" requires knowledge of the culture we are attempting to preserve and influence as we fulfill the Great Commission and "make disciples of all nations."  Being Biblical Citizens requires a knowledge of Biblical principles and how to apply them to the world around us.  Let's become the catalyst for restoring Biblical values in our neighborhoods, State, and Nation.
Contact: Eileen Giese / (760) 500-0307 /
Biblical Citizenship class workbook, $20: Purchase book here!

Wednesdays @ 9:30AM | The Hard Good
Host: Nancy Nunez & Eileen Giese
Where: Grace Church - Conference Room
Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM
Dates: Wednesday mornings,  9/14 to 10/26
Who: Women of all ages
Description: The Hard Good Study Guide is for anyone who wants to take heart, who wants Jesus to be their present reality as much as their future hope. As you take the "hard good" road, you'll learn to:
  • Accept things you wish were different.
  • Apologize and forgive first.
  • Give up now for the best.
  • Cheer for someone who has what you want.
  • Open your heart, even when it's been hurt.


Childcare is available upon registration. Please register here:
Link for book purchase: Purchase book here!
Contact: Nancy Nunez / (951) 255-4002 /
Eileen Giese / (760) 500-0307 /

Wednesday @ 6:30PM | The Chosen
Host: Ben & Eileen Giese
Where: Grace Church - Sanctuary
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Dates: Wednesday evenings,  9/14/22 to 11/2/22
Who: Anyone, all ages welcome.
Description: Watch the worldwide sensation, crowdfund-record breaking tv series, The Chosen, Season 2, on the big screens movie-style!  We break for in-depth discussions on culture, history, Biblical revelations, and fun facts - all things The Bible and The Chosen combined.
Contact: Eileen Giese / (760) 500-0307 /
Childcare available upon registration. Please register here:

Thursdays @ 6:30PM | Marriage on the Rock
Host: Gina & Steve Sutherland / Ben & Eileen Giese
Where: Grace Church - Room 2
Time: 6:30pm-8pm
Dates: Thursday evenings,  9/8/22 to 11/10/22
Who: Young single adults, dating and married couples.
Description: From communication to money to sex, Marriage on the Rock is a resource that clearly deals with all of the major issues a couple will encounter.  Marriage authority, Jimmy Evans, discusses practical real-life challenges and offers easy to understand solutions even if you are the only one willing to work on the relationship. This is a 10-week class.
Contact: Eileen Giese / (760) 500-0307 /
Gina Sutherland /
Childcare is available upon registration. Please register here:

Fridays @ 6PM | Ladies Night Out
Host: Sabrina Schlesinger
9/9 -Señor Grubby's in Carlsbad Village (377 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008)
10/14 - Windmill Foodhall in Carlsbad (890 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011)
11/11 -  Park 101 in Carlsbad Village (3040 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008) 
12/9 - Craft Coast Beer & Tacos (275 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054)
Time: 6pm
Dates: 2nd Friday of the month - 9/9, 10/14, 11/11, 12/9
Who: Married ladies, single ladies, divorced ladies, moms, not moms, young ladies, not-so-young ladies.
Childcare?: We love kids, but this night is a kid-free evening, thanks for understanding!
Description: Ladies, come on out for a night without kids to enjoy some much needed girl talk and good food! The only agenda for these nights is to build new friendships and invest time in old friendships. Bring your girlfriends as well! 
Contact: Sabrina Schlesinger / 

Saturday @ 5PM | Young Marrieds Hangout
Host: Patrick & Rosie Higuera
Where: Kick off dinner on August 13th at Higuera residence.
Time: Varies based on event; Contact Rosie for additional information
August 13th - Potluck at the Higuera Home / 5-8 pm / 4712 Ventana Way, Oceanside, CA
Sept. 16th - Cruisin Grand Escondido - Vintage Car Collection and Car Show; Dinner to follow
Oct. 15th - Whale & Dolphin Watching Date / Oceanside Harbor
Nov. 12th - Movie Date / TBD
Dec. 17th - Christmas Party Potluck and white elephant gift exchange / 5pm at Higuera Home
Who: Young married couples.
Description: Young Marrieds Ministry where we meet together for support, friendship, mentorship and building marriages on the solid word of God. We will be doing a series of fun activities such as hikes, picnics, group dates, ETC! 
Contact: Rosie Higuera / 760-712-8278 /

Saturdays @ 5PM | Dinner at 5
Hosts: Roger & Marie Goetz
Where: The Goetz or Schwartz Home - Please contact for address
Time: 5-7:30pm
When:  Select Saturday's as listed, New Study beginning April 30th  (4/30, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16/ 7/23, 7/30)
Who: Co-ed group for the Boomers (age 50+)
Childcare: No children please
Description: We are beginning a new study: Where Do We Go From Here? How Tomorrow's Prophecies Foreshadow Today's Problems by David Jeremiah / Book can be purchased on Amazon or
 This group meets for dinner (Bring your favorite dish), Prayer, Q&A, and Study time.
Contact: Marie Goetz / (760) 672-9520 /  or  Register Here
Saturdays @ 10:30AM | Women of the Bible
Host: Vivian Gallardo
Where: Grace Church - Meetings will be held in room three.
Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM
Dates: 9/10-11/19
Who: Women
Description: Taking a journey through the Word to discover and learn more about the Women of the Bible. Please bring a Bible and a journal.
Who: Women
Description: Journey into Intimacy with God and develop your secret place where you meet with God.
Sundays @ 4PM | Rooted

Host: Marchelle Locke
Where: Grace Church - Conference Room
Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Dates: 6/19-8/21
Who: Women
Description: Rooted is a way to connect with God, the Church, and your purpose, through this course you will learn the 7 rhythms of Rooted; daily devotion, prayer, freedom from strongholds, sacrificial generosity, serve the community, share your story and celebration.
Order your workbook here! 
Register here!
Contact: Marchelle Locke / Ph: 405-905-0231 /

Why should you join a group?

In times of need and times of fun, Grace small groups are your source of friendship and support. They are your key to developing connections with those who share your interests or people who are dealing with similar life issues.

Small groups are an opportunity to reach out to others, while growing in your walk with the Lord. Groups meet in homes, businesses, restaurants, or at the church. The groups change and begin again three times a year, so you have the opportunity to try out different ones. You’ll never fully experience all that Grace has to offer until you connect in a small group! Join a group anytime!

Interested in Leading a Group?

Have you ever considered leading a small group? Click the link below to find out all about becoming a small group leader at Grace.