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.

LADIES GROUPS

LADIES NIGHT OUT

HOSTS: ANGELINA SPENCER & SABRINA SCHLESINGER

When: 4th Fridays • 6:30-8:30pm • 5/24, 6/28, 7/26

Where:

5/24 - Teri Cafe - 2216 S El Camino Real, Unit 123, Oceanside (Across the street from Target)

6/28 - Lucha Libre - 2525 El Camino Real, #218c, Carlsbad (At The Shoppes at Carlsbad Mall)

7/26 - Panera Bread - 2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad (At The Shoppes at Carlsbad 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

 

 

PREGNANT & POSTPARTUM MOMS GROUP

HOST: REBECCA RODRIGUEZ

When: 1st & 3rd Fridays • 10:00am-12:00pm • 5/17-7/19

Where: Grace Church - Crown Room

Childcare: Please contact Rebecca if you have questions about childcare

Description: A small group for pregnant and postpartum moms to be encouraged, share struggles, celebrate the joys, and talk through useful resources and topics.

Questions: Contact Rebecca Rodriguez / rebecca_lynee@yahoo.com / (817) 723-9913

 

MILITARY WIVES & MOMS

HOSTS: SAMANTHA BRYANT & SHANNON RYNER

When: Every Thursday • 6-8pm • 5/23-7/11 • *NOT MEETING JUNE 6TH

Where: 386 Trent Street, Oceanside (Camp Pendleton)

Childcare: No childcare, but children are welcome

Description: Gather with other military wives to build relationship and dive into God’s word with a Bible Study by Priscilla Shirer.

Questions: Contact Samantha Bryant

sammabreck@gmail.com/ (619) 517-8398

 

MEN'S GROUPS

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

HOST: FREDDY CASTANEDA

When: 1st & 3rd Mondays • 6:30-8:00pm • 5/6-7/29

Where: Grace Church - Crown Room

Childcare: None provided

Description: Come and learn how to be a warrior for Christ in an environment like the military. Learn how to deal with situations that may compromise your walk with God while sharing experiences from others that have been in situations that can help us grow as men. Open to men who have served and are currently serving in the military.

Questions: Contact Freddy Castaneda

ficastaneda@yahoo.com / (209) 500-9622

 

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

CO-ED BIBLE STUDY

HOST: VIVIAN GALLARDO

When: Every Friday except the 1st Friday of the month • 6:30-8:00pm • 7/12,7/19,7/26

Where: Vivian Gallardo's Home –320 Grapevine Rd 2, Vista

Childcare: Children are welcome, but there isn't childcare

Description: This group is for those who want to dive deeper into Sunday's message and the Bible!

Questions: Vivian Gallardo

vivgallardo10@gmail.com/ (760) 472-1593

 

SINGLE ADULTS SMALL GROUP

HOST: VIVIAN GALLARDO

When: 1st Fridays • 6-8:00pm • 5/3, 6/7, 7/5

Where: Vivian Gallardo's Home –320 Grapevine Rd 2, Vista

Childcare: No children please

Description: This group is for those who are decidedly single, never married, divorced, separated, widowed, and single parents. Living Single by Tony Evans will lead single people to find Biblical principles, pastoral exhortations, and encouragement as you grow in grace and in your walk with the Lord. 

Questions: Vivian Gallardo

vivgallardo10@gmail.com/ (760) 472-1593

 

DINNER AT 5 FOR BOOMERS AGE

HOSTS: ROGER & MARIE GOETZ

When: Every Saturday • 5-7:30pm • 6/1-8/3

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 the book, God is Good, He is Better Than You Think.

Questions: Contact Marie Goetz

marie@gracesd.tv / (760) 672-9520

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

YOUNG ADULT GROUPS

YOUNG ADULTS MEET UP

HOST: LAUREN TYSER

When: One Saturday a month • 2-5pm • 5/11, 6/22, 7/27

Where:

5/11 - Boomers Vista

6/22 - Axe Trowing - Oceanside

7/27 - Laser Tag

Email or text Lauren for addresses so she knows how many are coming!

Childcare: No children please

Description: We will spend one Saturday each month going out as a group and having some fun!

Questions: Contact Lauren Tyser

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

YOUNG ADULTS SMALL GROUP

HOST: JORDAN & GABY SMITH

When: Every Sunday • 1-3:30pm • 5/12-7/14

Where: 2048 Wedgewood Drive, Oceanside

Childcare: Children welcome, but no childcare will be provided

Description: Join other young adults for an afternoon of food and discussing the Sunday morning message in greater detail! Bring a dish to share.

Questions: Contact Jordan Smith

jordandsmith7793@yahoo.com / (502) 262-3307

 

STUDENT GROUPS

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

XLR8 STUDENT LEADERSHIP

HOSTS: ERICA TIGGS & MATTIE SCHLESINGER

When: Every 1stSunday • 12:30-3pm • 6/2, 7/7

Where: Grace Church (Room 2)

Description: Leadership and training for students grades 4 - 10. Learn how to run media, lead worship, become a greeter, and more for Xtreme Kidz.

Questions: Contact

Erica Tiggs / erica@gracesd.tv/ (205) 541-3913

Mattie Schlesinger / mattieschlesinger@gmail.com/ (760) 807-3451

 

OUTREACH GROUPS

SENIOR CARE OUTREACH

HOST: CARLOS & PINK MERCADO

When: Every 2nd Saturday • 10am-12pm • 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14

Where: Life Care Center - 304 N Melrose Dr, Vista

Childcare: Family friendly outreach

Description: Join us for our monthly outreach to Life Care Center in Vista (a senior care facility) for a time of music, prayer, conversation, and sitting with those who could use a caring touch and a friendly smile. We meet every month from 10am-12pm at the center on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Email Carlos & Pink Mercado below for more information and to let us know if you will be joining our senior care outreach.

Questions: Carlos Mercado

wecare@gracesd.tv / (619) 884-9697

PRISON MINISTRY

HOST: Michael Malson

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 Michael Malson

Mg1290@gmail.com / (808) 781-1213

PIER & BEACH OUTREACH

HOST: MARK & REBECCA RODRIGUEZ

When: 3rd Saturdays* • 7:30-10:30am • 7/20, 8/17, 9/21, 10/19, 11/16, 12/21

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 Mark & Rebecca Rodguez

rebecca_lynee@yahoo.com / (817) 723-9913