Small Groups


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.

MARRIAGE GROUPS

MARRIAGE ON THE ROCK BY JIMMY EVANS

HOSTS: JOSH & ANA MARTINEZ

When: Every Monday • 6:30-8pm • 2/4-4/8

Where: Grace Church - Room 2

Childcare: Provide upon RSVP

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Description: From communication to money to sex, Marriage on the Rock is the best-selling resource that clearly deals with all the major issues a couple will encounter. Leading 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.

Through this power-packed resource that has changed thousands of lives, Jimmy Evans will show you:

  • Why no person can meet your deepest needs
  • How to make marriage a top priority
  • How to understand and meet your spouse’s needs
  • The different ways men and women communicate
  • How to achieve maximum sexual pleasure
  • Skills for raising great kids even in a blended family

Whether you’ve been married for years or just preparing for the journey, Marriage on the Rock is the essential resource that will transform your relationship. Marriage on the Rock can turn disillusioned, divorce-bound marriages into satisfying dream relationships.

Questions: Contact Ana Martinez

anamartinez7884@gmail.com / (760) 586-7154

LADIES GROUPS

LADIES NIGHT OUT

HOSTS: SABRINA SCHLESINGER & ANGELINA SPENCER

When: 4th Fridays • 6:30-8:30pm • 1/25, 2/22, 3/15*

Where: Luna Grill at The Shoppes in Carlsbad  (the shopping mall)

Childcare: No littles unless they are breastfeeding please

Description: A night out with the ladies of Grace for good food and even better fellowship!

Questions: Contact

Angelina Spencer / angelinaspencer21@gmail.com / (360) 513-2795

Sabrina Schlesinger / sabrina@gracesd.tv

 

 

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

HOST: DYLAN SOLIS & TAYLOR ROGERS

When: Every Tuesday • 6-8pm • 1/29-3/5

Where: Grace Church - Crown Room

Childcare: Childcare provided upon RSVP

RSVP HERE FOR CHILDCARE

Description: It's Not Supposed to Be This Way  DVD Bible Study by Lisa TerKeurst

What went wrong? Why did God let this happen?

Reality often ends up so very far from the life we long for, doesn’t it? Bible teacher Lysa TerKeurst deeply understands daily disappointments and life-altering loss. By walking through her own valley, she’s discovered that in God we can find unexpected strength as we wrestle well between our faith and feelings.

In this six-session video Bible study, Lysa offers a safe place to share your disappointments, fresh biblical insight to get you through painful situations, and life-giving perspectives for living in between Eden and eternity.

With solid truth, vulnerability and honest humor, Lysa will help you:

  • Find peace and hope for the future when you feel like your life is not what you expected.
  • Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations.
  • Train yourself to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so you can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes.
  • Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give you more than you can handle.
  • Shift your suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing you.
  • Know how to encourage a friend and help them navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.

Questions: Contact Dylan Solis

dylan@gracesd.tv / (806) 685-0400

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY

HOST: NANCY NUNEZ

When: Every Thursday • 9:30-11:30am • 2/21-4/4

Where: Grace Church - Crown Room

Childcare: Childcare provided upon RSVP

RSVP HERE FOR CHILDCARE

Description: One in a Million: Journey to the Promised Land by Priscilla Shirer DVD Study

Priscilla discusses how God uses the wilderness to draw us into an intimate relationship with Him. The same God who led the Israelites out of Egypt in the Old Testament paid a great price for us through His Son, Jesus Christ, in the New Testament.

  • Session 1: In session one God's chosen people had been in captivity in Egypt for approximately 400 years when God raised up Moses to deliver them to the promised land. As the Israelites were delivered from Pharaoh, we find deliverance from Satan through Jesus Christ today. However, to begin the journey God has for us, we must choose to follow His leading (36:41).
  • Session 2: Welcome to the Wilderness. Priscilla discusses how God intentionally chose the wilderness for the Israelites. He took them to a place where they had to deepen their trust in Him. In our lives too, God uses the wilderness to show us His divine ability working through us so we see greater potential in ourselves because of Him (29:40).
  • Session 3: Experiencing God. Priscilla discusses God's predictable character and unpredictability in His actions. Moses gave the Israelites specific instructions to obey God; they must wait on and trust in Him. Because of His great love for us, we must allow Him to work in us and through us instead of relying on our own initiatives (49:21).
  • Session 4: Seeing Him at Sinai. God uses the wilderness to draw us into an intimate relationship with Him. The same God who led the Israelites out of Egypt in the Old Testament paid a great price for us through His Son, Jesus Christ, in the New Testament (49:50).
  • Session 5: Breaking Barriers. Among the two million Israelites who left Egypt only two entered the promised land - Joshua and Caleb. Though the others had proof of God's ability to work miracles, they chose not to fully trust in Him. Because Joshua and Caleb were willing to do things differently, they experienced God's abundant blessings themselves (40:35).
  • Session 6: Aspiring to Abundance. Joshua, unlike Moses, acted immediately in obedience to God as the new leader of the Israelites. Though we may not feel equipped to follow God at times, He will provide for those who trust in Him. Just as the Israelites often faced what seemed like impossible odds, we find ourselves in places where God grants us the opportunity to see His miracles unfold (40:34).
  • Session 7: In this short final session, Priscilla wraps up the study (7:31).

Questions: Contact Nancy Nunez

nancy@gracesd.tv / (951) 255-4002

MILITARY WIVES & MOMS

HOSTS: ALEX SCHMID & KATE COFFEY

When: Every Monday • 6-8pm • 1/14-3/11

Where: 631 Pusan Drive, Oceanside (Camp Pendleton)

Childcare: No childcare, but children are welcome

Description: Find encouragement, friendship, and women who understand your world!

Questions: Contact Alex or Alex!

Alex Schmid / alexjaeschmid@gmail.com / (717) 203-6354

Katie Coffey / pinderkate@gmail.com / (717) 203-6354

 

MEN'S GROUPS

MEN'S BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY

HOST: JOSHUA MARTINEZ

When: 1st Saturdays • 7-8:30am • 1/5, 2/2, 3/2

Where: Tip Top Meats - 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad

Childcare: None provided

Description: Get together once a month as men to eat awesome food and get nourished relationally, physically and spiritually.

Questions: Contact Joshua Martinez

josh@gracesd.tv/ (760) 586-7188

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

HOST: ALEX RODRIGUEZ & FREDDIE CASTANEDA

When: 2nd & 4th Monday* • 6:30-8:30pm • 1/14, 1/21*, 4/11,  4/25,  3/11, 3/25

Where: Grace Church - Crown Room

Childcare: None provided

Description: Come on out and let's grow as men of God and discuss various topics concerning men in the past, present, and future cultural climate. As men, we need to understand and learn to grow at God's pace, while we connect with other men building friendships, accountability partners, and finding spiritual mentors.

Questions: Contact

Alex Rodriguez / usmx26@yahoo.com / (760) 521-2644

Freddie Castaneda / flcastandeda@yahoo.com / (209) 500-9622

 

FAMILY GROUPS

FAMILY PLAY DAY 

HOST: MATTHEW & SABRINA SCHLESINGER

When: 2ndSaturday • 10am-Noon* • 1/12, 2/9, 3/9

1/12 – Ice Skating (Carlsbad) IceTown (1-3pm) - $14/adult & $10/5 yrs & under & $12/Student (must show ID) + $3/each for skate rental

2/9 – Get Air (Vista) - $7.99/one hour or $15.99/two hours + $3/socks

Those under 46” $4.99/one hour or $9.99/two hours + $3/socks

3/9 – Beach Day & Picnic - Carlsbad State Beach by Harbor Fish Cafe off Carlsbad Blvd

Description: Meet at various locations around North County and get your play on with your family and other families from Grace!!! No need to meet at the church, just meet at the location on the specified days at 10am. Prices vary each month.

Questions: Contact Sabrina Schlesinger

sabrina@gracesd.tv

PRAYER GROUPS

PRE-SERVICE PRAYER 
HOST: MARIE GOETZ

When: Every Sunday • Ongoing
7:40am-8:25am (Crown Room)
10:30am-10:45am (Back section of Auditorium)

Description: Every Sunday, meet others in the Crown Room and pray together about the Sunday services, Grace Church, and other needs.

Questions: Contact Marie Goetz
marie@gracesd.tv / (760) 672-9520

BOOMERS AGE GROUPS

DINNER AT 5 FOR BOOMERS AGE

HOSTS: ROGER & MARIE GOETZ

When: Every Saturday • 5-7:30pm • 1/26-4/6 (not meeting on 2/9 & 3/2)

Where: Goetz home – 1536 Ranchero Drive, Oceanside

Childcare: No children please

Description: Enjoy the company, some food, and a deeper study into God's Word with Roger & Marie! This group has dinner together potluck style, a time for questions & answers, and prayer. We will go through Max Lucado's book titled, Grace.

Schedule
Date Start Time Food Theme Homework Notes
Read Chapter 1 Read chapter 1 before our first meeting
Jan-26 5:30 PM No Dinner Read Chapter 2 & 3 No Potluck tonight and a later start time
Feb-02 5:00 PM Chili Read Chapter 4
Feb-09 No Group Meeting No Meeting we will see you next week
Feb-16 5:00 PM Mexican Read Chapter 5 & 6
Feb-23 5:00 PM Salad Read Chapter 7
Mar-02 No Group Meeting No Meeting we will see you next week
Mar-09 5:00 PM Pizza Read Chapter 9 & 10
Mar-16 5:00 PM Chinese Read Chapter 8 & 11 & Conclusion
Mar-23 5:00 PM Italian No Home Work

 

Questions: Contact Marie Goetz

marie@gracesd.tv / (760) 672-9520

CO-ED BIBLE STUDY

HOST: IVY MEDINA & DENISE VALLE

When: 1st& 3rdFriday • 7-8:30pm • 1/18-3/15

Where: Ivy’s Home – 2027 Harmony Way, Vista (Gate Code: #1946)

Childcare: No children please

Description: Co-Eds with a purpose! Going through the book of Ephesians together.

Questions: Ivy Medina

ivym3@roadrunner.com / (858) 829-1908

 

CO-ED BIBLE STUDY

HOST: CARLOS & PINK MERCADO

When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays • 7-9pm • 2/28-8/22

Where: The Mercado Home – 5174 El Secrito, Oceanside

Childcare: No children please

Description: Co-ed Bible Study and potluck!

Questions: Carlos Mercado

wecare@gracesd.tv / (619) 884-9697

CO-ED BIBLE STUDY

HOST: LARRY JOHNSON

When: Every Thursday • 7-8:30pm • Ongoing

Where: Larry’s home – 1751 West Citracado, Space 177, Escondido

Childcare: No children please

Description: A deeper study into God's Word and going through Overcomer by David Jeremiah.

Questions: Contact Larry Johnson

4jcil@cox.net / (760) 522-2976

STUDENT & YOUNG ADULT GROUPS

SINGLE YOUNG ADULT LADIES GROUP

HOST: LAUREN TYSER

When: 1st, 3rd& 5th Saturdays • 2-3pm • 1/19-3/30

Where: Lauren Tyser’s Home – 223 Smilax Rd. Apt. 223, Vista

Call for gate code and no guest parking within complex. Carpool if possible and look for street parking.

Childcare: No children please

Description: Young single women meeting together to go through many of the struggles with temptation and purity that are discussed throughout the Bible and how to deal with them.

Questions: Contact Lauren Tyser

marinelauren12@gmail.com / (760) 521-0319

YOUNG ADULTS BIBLE STUDY

HOST: LAUREN TYSER

When: 1st, 3rd& 5th Sunday • 1-2pm • 1/20-3/31

Where: Grace Cafe

Childcare: None provided

Description: Young adults discussing the sermon and delving into the deeper personal application.

Questions: Contact Lauren Tyser

marinelauren12@gmail.com / (760) 521-0319

ANTHEM DISCIPLESHIP

HOSTS: BRETT & TAYLOR SMITH

When: 1st& 3rdWednesdays • 5-6 pm • 1/16 – 5/15

Where: Grace Church - Crown Room

Description: 6th-12thgrade students interested in ministry and/or leadership. Training, equipping and having fun!

Questions: Contact Taylor Smith

taylor@gracesd.tv / (618) 697-6183

ANTHEM CONNECT

HOSTS: BRETT & TAYLOR SMITH

When: Every Sunday • 9-10:30am • Ongoing

Where: Grace Church (Crown Room)

Description: Jr. High & Sr. High students, join Pastor Brett & Taylor and other Anthem leaders for a Sunday morning Bible Study and a time to connect. Everyone worships in the main auditorium together and heads to the Crown Room during meet & greet.

Questions: Contact Brett Smith

brett@gracesd.tv / (618) 697-9354

HIGH SCHOOL HOUSE PARTY

HOSTS: TYLER & MIRANDA GOAR'S HOME

When: 4thSaturdays • 6-8pm • 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27

Where: The Goar’s Home – 4413 Sierra Morena Ave, Carlsbad

Description: Build relationship while having fun with other 9th-12th graders!

Questions: Contact Brett Smith

brett@gracesd.tv / (618) 697-9354

 

JR HIGH HOUSE PARTY

HOSTS: JOSH & ANA MARTINEZ'S HOME

When: 4thSaturdays • 6-8pm • 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27

Where: The Martinez’s Home – 1829 Avenida Segoria, Oceanside

Description: Build relationship while having fun with other 6th-8th graders!

Questions: Contact Brett Smith

brett@gracesd.tv / (618) 697-9354

 

XLR8 STUDENT LEADERSHIP

HOSTS: MARCI POOLE & DYLAN SOLIS

When: Every 1stSunday • 12:30-4pm • 1/13*, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5

Where: Grace Church (Room 2)

Description: Leadership and training for students grades 4 - 12. Learn how to run media, lead worship, become a greeter, and more for Xtreme Kidz.

Questions: Contact Marci Poole

marci@gracesd.tv / (951) 202-4202

OUTREACH GROUPS

PRISON MINISTRY

HOST: JOSHUA MARTINEZ

When: 2nd& 4thFridays • 6:30-9pm • Ongoing

Where: Vista County Jail

Childcare: No children allowed

Description: We are called by Jesus to minister to the poor, the weak, the strangers and the incarcerated "to the least of these". While it may not be easy to go into a detention facility, He nevertheless changes modern day disciples to be His hands, feet, eyes, ears and body. We are called to be witnesses of God's love and compassion for the world. Be part of the team that ministers to inmates at one of our local detention centers. Background checks, training, and orientation required.

Questions: Contact Joshua Martinez

josh@gracesd.tv/ (760) 586-7188

PIER & BEACH OUTREACH

HOST: JOSHUA & ANA MARTINEZ

When: 3rd Saturdays* • 7:30-10:30am • 1/19, 2/23*, 3/16, 4/20

Where: Meet at Grace Church in the Cafe

Childcare: Family friendly outreach

Description: Meet at the church to make lunches and then caravan down toward the Oceanside Pier to deliver food and minister to those who are in need.

Questions: Contact Joshua Martinez

josh@gracesd.tv/ (760) 586-7188