Want to cultivate more meaningful and godly relationships in your life? Joining a group at the Refinery is great way to start! 

We offer three different types of groups:

Life Groups

Our weekly life groups can help you to develop meaningful relationships and grow spiritually. In fact, life groups are one of the best places to grow in your walk as a Christian.

That is why it’s our vision for every person at The Refinery to be part of a life group at least twice a year. Our life groups meet weekly at the church or in homes around

Chula Vista and last 6-10 weeks.

Affinity Groups

Our affinity groups are the perfect place to gather with people who are in similar stages of life or share a similar interest or hobby. They’re a fun and casual way to meet new people or invite your friends.

Therapy/Recovery Groups

Weekly therapy groups are an affordable way to get emotional and spiritual healing and support in a safe and confidential group setting.

Life Groups

 If you’re interested in attending a group, please contact the group facilitator.




Bible Study – Redemption Stories (adults, all ages) – Ever feel like you've messed up or failed God too many times? This study will be an encouraging and candid look at the lives of Biblical 'heroes' that display God's redemptive work and His ability to turn around hopeless situations.

Facilitator: Matthew Opdycke ( Location: The Refinery, Room 5. Time: 9:15-10:15 a.m.



“The Binders” (women) -- Grow in your relationship with God and form lasting relationships with other women. This is an open, ongoing group. Facilitator: Glee Blasingame ( Location: The Refinery, Room 5. Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Family Potluck and Fellowship (families with infants and young kids) – Got kids and don’t have much time during the week to attend a life group? Then this is the group for you! Parents and their kids are invited to hang out and share life together in a casual and fun setting. We meet at The Refinery or at different homes in Chula Vista on the first Tuesday of every month for a potluck dinner and a short devotional/discussion.

Facilitators: mixed Location: TBD Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contact Aryn South for more information: (  


Sit, Walk, Stand. (mixed, all ages) – Join us for an inspiring look at Ephesians and our association with Christ, the world, and Satan. This group is

based on the book, Sit, Walk, Stand, by Watchman Nee.

Facilitator: Aaron Belcher ( Location: The Belcher’s House: 249 I Street, CV 91910 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Cost: $6 book


College/Young Adults Group (mixed, 18-33) – Join us for down-to-earth fellowship and great Bible-based discussions. Bring your appetite

for learning -- and dessert! Bonus, if you have a sense of humor.

Facilitator: Victoria Browne ( Location: Victoria and Bryan’s house (email for directions) Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.


I Am: A Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is (women, all ages) -- The pressure for women to do more and be more has never been more intense. In this group, we'll support one another as we challenge our own negative self-talk and start believing what God says about us. This unique life group meets daily or weekly and discusses the material as a closed Facebook group, as well as a few times a month in-person.

Facilitator: Melissa Baldwin ( Workbook cost: $16 Locations: The Refinery, Room 5, and online (on Facebook). First in-person meeting is Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.

Affinity Groups


Relax with Art (mixed) -- Take some quiet time to be creative and to relax by exploring a variety of art media. No skills are required. This is an ongoing group. Facilitator: Esperanza Stewart (619-808-1251). Location: The Refinery, Room 5. Day/Time: Thursdays, 10 a.m.- Noon. 


Recovery and Therapy Groups

Please contact the group facilitator prior to joining.


DivorceCare (mixed) -- We’re a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you as you go through a divorce or separation. Location: Center for Enriching Relationships South Bay Counseling Center (located at the east end of The Refinery church campus. Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30, beginning Feb 21. For more info, visit: Register online at: 

Sober Roses (women) -- Location: The Refinery, Room 9. Day/Time: Mondays, 7:00 p.m.

Hand in Hand (mixed) -- Group contact: Aaron Baker ( Location: The Refinery, Room 9. Day/Time: Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.

OA (mixed) -- A program of recovery from compulsive eating using the 12 Steps and 12 Steps Traditions of OA. Location: The Refinery, Room 4. Day/Time: Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.

Solution and Light (mixed) -- Location: The Refinery, Room 9. Day/Time: Thursdays, 5:00 p.m.

CoDA (Spanish) -- A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. Group contact: Cindy Hambrick ( Location: The Refinery, Room 5. Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.