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.

FINANCIAL GROUPS

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
HOST: MARQUICE & RAMONA TAYLOR

When: Every Monday • 6:30-8pm • 9/17-11/19 (*excluding 10/8)
Where: Grace Church - Crown Room
Childcare: Provided upon RSVP

Childcare provided upon request CLICK HERE

Description: Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University will teach you how to effectively pay off your debt, how to save for your future, and how to create a helpful budget that works for you and your spouse.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE REQUIRED MATERIALS

Questions: Contact Marquice Taylor
marquice18@yahoo.com / (760) 237-8393

MARRIAGE GROUPS

MARRIAGE ON THE ROCK BY JIMMY EVANS
HOSTS: JOSH & ANA MARTINEZ

When: Every Monday • 6:30-8pm • 9/17-11/26 (*excluding 10/8)
Where: Grace Church - Room 2
Childcare: Provide upon RSVP

Childcare provided upon RSVP CLICK HERE

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

YOUNG COUPLES DATE NIGHT

HOSTS: GEOVANIE & JATZIRI CRUZ

When: 4th Fridays • 6:30-8:30pm • 9/28, 10/26, 11/30, 12/14*

Childcare: No littles unless they are breastfeeding please

9/28/18 • 6:30-8:30pm
Local Tap House (LTH)
308 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
10/26/18 • 6:30-8:30pm
Bowlero Bowling Aley
945 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92069
11/30/18 • 6:30-8:30pm
Swami’s Cafe
202 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
12/14/18 • 6:30-8:30pm
The Cruz Residence
562 Fern Ridge Ct, Oceanside, CA 92058

 

Description: A night out with other young couples who are married, dating, and engaged to build relationship with others and eat good food!

Questions: Contact Jatziri Cruz

jatz@gracesd.tv / (760) 521-6303

LADIES GROUPS

LADIES NIGHT OUT

HOST: SABRINA SCHLESINGER

When: 3rd Fridays • 6:30-8:30pm • 9/21, 10/19, 11/16

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 Sabrina Schlesinger

sabrina@gracesd.tv

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
HOST: NANCY NUNEZ

When: Every Thursday • 9:30-11:30am • 9/13-10/25
Where: Grace Church - Crown Room
Childcare: No childcare provided

Description: Going through Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer together.

Questions: Contact Nancy Nunez
nancy@gracesd.tv / (951) 255-4002

MILITARY WIVES & MOMS
HOSTS: ALEX SCHMID & ALEX GREEN

When: Every Monday • 6-8pm • 9/17-11/12
Where: 631 Pusan Drive, Oceanside (Camp Pendleton)
Childcare: No childcare, but children are welcome

Description: Empowering women to be all that God has created them to be as a woman, wife and mother. Going through Bible Study, "Yes, Jesus" by Andrea Booth.

Questions: Contact Alex or Alex!
Alex Schmid / alexjaeschmid@gmail.com / (717) 203-6354
Alex Green / greenalex22.ag@gmail.com / (760) 583-5207

BIBLE JOURNALING
HOST: LAUREN TYSER

When: Every Sunday • 5-6pm • 9/9-12/9
Where: Lauren's home - check back soon for address or contact Lauren privately
Childcare: None provided

Description: If you love to read the Bible—and to draw and journal—welcome to the world of Bible journaling.

As you read each page and meditate on the concepts of Scripture, make the truth of God’s Word come alive by adding your own personal artwork and typography right on the page of your Bible. It’s a creative way to meditate and reflect on your reading.

Questions: Contact Lauren Tyser
marinelauren12@gmail.com / (760) 521-0319

CREATIVE CHRISTIANS
HOST: EMMILY BONURA

When: 1st& 3rdThursdays • 6-7:30pm • 9/20-11/15
Where: 1950 Shadowridge Drive, Suite C, Vista
Childcare: None provided

Description: Sewing workshop!

Questions: Contact Emmily Bonura
info@rocktherunwayfashionclub.com / (619) 723-0670

MEN'S GROUPS

MEN'S BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY
HOST: JOSHUA MARTINEZ

When: 1st Saturdays • 7-8:30am • 9/1, 10/6, 11/3
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: MIKE VOPATEK

When: Every Tuesday • 7-8:30pm • 10/16-CONCLUDED

Where: Grace Church - Crown Room

Childcare: None provided

Description: Men going through a John Bevere bible study together.

Questions: Contact Mike Vopatek

vopatek@aol.com / (703) 282-5213

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

SPECIALIZED MINISTRY GROUPS

FORGIVEN AND SET FREE: A POST-ABORTION BIBLE STUDY FOR WOMEN ONLY
HOST: MARCHELLE LOCKE

When: Every Monday • 6:30-8pm • 10/15-12/17
Where: Grace Church - Family Room
Childcare: Yes, upon RSVP

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Description: A group of women who have experienced the pain of abortion and want to experience lasting healing and forgiveness.

Questions: Contact Marchelle Locke
marchellelocke@gmail.com / (405) 905-0231

 

DIVORCE CARE
HOSTS: CARLOS AND PINK MERCADO

When: Every Thursday • 7-9pm • 9/13-11/29
Where: Grace Church - Crown Room
Childcare: Yes, upon RSVP

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Description: DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

Questions: Contact Carlos & Pink Mercado
wecare@gracesd.tv / (951) 551-1122

 

GRIEFSHARE
HOST: JON STARK & PEGGY BROWNELLER PARADIS 

When: Every Thursday • 6:30-8:30pm • 9/6-11/29
Where: First Presbyterian Church – 201 E El Camino Real, Oceanside
Childcare: No childcare provided

Description: Our weekly support group offers a warm and safe environment to help you heal as you mourn the loss of a loved one. You may begin attending our sessions at any point, as each session is "self-contained" to provide useful information in your journey. A helpful workbook is included with the registration fee of $15.

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

Questions: Contact Jon Stark
Jks1099@gmail.com / (760) 216-2311

 

 

GRIEF RECOVERY METHOD

HOST: THERA STORM

When: Every Tuesdays • 6-8pm • 9/18-11/13 (*not meeting 10/9)

Where: Contact Thera for location please

Childcare: Childcare provided upon RSVP

RSVP FOR CHILDCARE HERE

Description: Find help for a personal loss. If you are checking this out, there is a high probability that you, or someone you love, is suffering from a broken heart. Is it due to a death, divorce, a miscarriage, or another major loss? If so you might feel sad, distracted, or confused. You are not alone. The Grief Recovery Method has been helping people feel better following a loss for 40 years.

  1. Our Grief Support Groups provide a safe environment for you to look at your old beliefs about dealing with loss, which losses have affected your life, and take actions that will lead you to complete unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain.
  2. It’s an action-based group that involves reading and writing assignments outlined in The Grief Recovery Handbook – 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition.
  3. It’s not a drop in group. This is an 8-week group.
  4. Our Grief Support Group is facilitated by a Certified Grief Recovery Specialiss. Specialists come from all walks of life and professional backgrounds, but have on thing in common: a desire to help people.
  • ($50 fee for book and materials)

FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE

Questions: Contact Thera Storm

therastormlcsw@gmail.com / (910) 547-7744

 

CO-ED GROUPS

SINGLES SMALL GROUP
HOSTS: MARCHELLE LOCKE & IVAN  GIL

When: Every Thursday • 9/6-11/29 (*excluding 11/22) • 6:30-7:30pm
Where: 1615 South Tremont Street, Apt. C, Oceanside
Childcare: No childcare provided

Description: A singles small group for ages 35-55. Enjoy the company, build friendships, and have group discussion.

Questions: Contact
Marchelle Locke / marchellelocke@gmail.com / (405) 905-0231
Ivan Gil / (760) 519-9233

 

DINNER AT 5
HOSTS: ROGER & MARIE GOETZ

When: Every Saturday • 5-7:30pm • 9/22-11/10
Where: Goetz home – 1536 Ranchero Drive, Oceanside
Childcare: No childcare provided

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.

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

WORSHIP MUSIC SMALL GROUP

HOSTS: CHARLOTTE & CHRIS PROUD

When: Every Monday • 7-9pm • 10/1-11/26

Where: 2202 Highland Drive, Carlsbad

Childcare: Family friendly

Description: A weekly gathering to just worship together and be in the presence of God!

Questions: Contact Charlotte Proud

proudcharlotte@gmail.com / (909) 292-8936

 

 

CO-ED BIBLE STUDY
HOST: LARRY JOHNSON

When: Every Thursday • 7-8:30pm • 9/6-11/29 (*excluding 11/22)
Where: Larry’s home – 1751 West Citracado, Space 177, Escondido
Childcare: No childcare provided

Description: A deeper study into God's Word.

Questions: Contact Larry Johnson
4jcil@cox.net / (760) 522-2976

STUDENT & YOUNG ADULT GROUPS

YOUNG ADULTS BIBLE STUDY
HOST: LAUREN TYSER

When: Every Sunday • 3-5pm • 9/9-10/14
Where: Lauren's home - check back for address or contact Lauren privately
Childcare: None provided

Description: Dig deeper together into the word of God and go through When Godly People Do Ungodly Things by Beth Moore.

Questions: Contact Lauren Tyser
marinelauren12@gmail.com / (760) 521-0319

COLLEGE STUDENT FELLOWSHIP GROUP
HOST: LAUREN TYSER

When: Various Mondays • 7-8pm • 9/10, 10/1, 10/29, 11/12, 12/10
Where: TBD
Childcare: None provided

Description: College age fellowship and hang out.

Questions: Contact Lauren Tyser
marinelauren12@gmail.com / (760) 521-0319

ANTHEM DISCIPLESHIP
HOSTS: BRETT & TAYLOR SMITH

When: 1st& 3rdWednesdays • 5-6 pm • 9/5-12/5
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 • 9/22, 10/27, *11/17
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 • 9/22, 10/27, *11/17
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 • 12:45-3:45pm • 10/7, 11/4, 12/2
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 • 9/14-11/23
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: 4thSaturdays* • 7:30-10:30am • 9/15*, 10/27, 11/24, 12/22
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