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.




Culture Wars (mixed, all ages) – Join us every Sunday before church. Facilitator: Matthew Opdycke. Location: The Refinery, Room 5. Time: 9:15-10:15 a.m.



“The Binders” (women, all ages) -- Grow in your relationship with God and form lasting relationships with other women. Beginning Jan. 3 we’re beginning a study called, “Discovering the Real Jesus.” 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) – Parents and their kids are invited to hang out and share life together. We’ll 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. Children and infants of all ages are welcome.

Facilitator: varies Location: varies Time: 5:30-7:30 pm Contact Aryn South for more information (


Intentional Parenting (mixed, parents of kids of all ages) -- Raising kids in today's culture is a difficult challenge and it requires a plan. Without a plan, parents usually default to Quick-Fix Parenting. In this 6-week group, we’ll learn how to move from Quick-Fix Parenting to Intentional Parenting. Facilitator: Diane and Aaron Belcher ( Location: Room 5, the REFINERY Time: 6:30-8 pm Cost: $20 for workbook. 

Is the Cross Enough? (mixed, all ages) -- We’ll dive deep into some of our biggest stressors, concerns, criticism and conflict (internal/external), and any crisis we’re going through. We’ll process these in light of the truth that there’s nothing that the shoulders of Christ can’t bear and there’s no hurt He cannot heal. This requires an 8-week commitment. Facilitator: Jeannette Brewster (jmbrewster@gmail.comLocation: Room 11b, The Refinery Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Culture Wars (mixed, all ages) – Further discuss each Sunday’s sermon topic. Facilitator: Marilynn Calderon and Brenda Smith Location: Room 11a, The Refinery Time: 6:30–8 pm

Christians and the Culture (college/young adults) – How do we live as Christians in this post-modern world that so often seems to be in conflict with who we are and what we believe? Join us as we discuss some important and controversial issues such as sexuality and morality, prosperity and the Christian, and mental illness and the Church. Facilitator: Victoria Browne (xlittledrummergirlx@gmail.comLocation: Victoria and Brian’s house (email for directions) 

Time: 6:30-8:00 p.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.


How to Listen to God (mixed) – Learn how to listen to God by writing down your thoughts. Based on the books, How to Listen to God: Overcoming Addiction Through Practice of Two-Way Prayer by Wally Paton and When Man Listens by Cecil Rose. Group contact: Marilyn Calderon ( Location: The Refinery, Room 9. Day/Time: Sundays, 8:30-9:30 p.m. This is an ongoing group.

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.