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.




“The Binders” (women, all ages) -- This winter, join us as we explore some of the surprising and interesting questions God asked people throughout the Bible. As we consider those questions, we will reflect on the same questions in our own lives.Book:Questions God Asksby Dale and Sandy LarsenCost: $11 Facilitator: Glee Blasingame ( The Refinery, Room 5. Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

In the Meantime (mixed, 18-34) –What do you do when there's nothing you can do? What do you do when there's no way forward and there's no way out? In this 6-part study, we’ll answer the question, "What do I do in the meantime?" Study Guide:In the Meantimeby Andy Stanley. Cost: $8 Facilitator: Victoria Browne ( The Browne’s home: 4242 Spring Street, Unit 24, La Mesa, 91941Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

Fierce Faith: A Woman's Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry, and Overcoming Anxiety (women, all ages) – Ever feel likeJesus’s call to “fear not” seems like the hardest instruction to follow? In this study, you’ll gain biblical wisdom and practical insight to help identify your fear-based thinking, overcome big and little worries, and stop the anxiety spiral. If you want to live a more confident, less worried life, then this is the group for you! Cost: $10 for book. Facilitator: Jennifer Sweetser( Sweetsers’ Home: 2843 M Avenue, National City, 91950 Time:6:30-8:00 p.m.


The Upper Room (mixed, all ages) –Join us for an 8-week study of The Gospel According to John Chapters 13-17. These are the words Jesus spoke in the few hours during and after the Last Supper. Topics include the glory of God, the Holy Spirit, the believer’s relationship with Jesus and with the Father, persecution, heaven, and much more.Facilitators: Aaron and Diane Belcher( The Belcher’s Home: 249 I Street, Chula Vista, 91910 Time: 6:30-8 p.m.


The Gospels and Acts (mixed, all ages) –Join us every Sunday as we delve into a Bible Study of the four Gospels and the book of Acts. (This is an ongoing group.) Facilitator:Matthew Opdycke ( Location: The Refinery, Room 5. Time:9:15-10:15 a.m.

Affinity Groups (ongoing)

Refinery Women

Refinery women’s ministry provides opportunities for women to get nurtured and grounded in God's word and find grace and encouragement among other women in the church. Contact Jennifer Sweetser ( find out how you can get involved.

Family Ministry Meet-up Group

Parents and their kids are invited to hang out in a casual and fun setting. We’ll meet up one Saturday a quarter at different locations around Chula Vista and San Diego (parks, beaches, museums, etc.)Contact Aryn South for more info and to receive regular updates:

Theology on Tap

Do you thirst for meaningful conversation about faith and life with interesting people? Well, thirst no more! You are invited to join in for an evening of thought-provoking conversation with great people in a comfortable and relaxing setting. Meet with us the second Tuesday of each month at Chula Vista Brewery on Third Avenue. Contact Pastor Jon for more info:

Recovery and Therapy Groups

Please contact the group facilitator prior to joining.


New Beginnings NA (mixed) -- Location: The Refinery, Room 5. Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 12:00 p.m.

Barefoot Recovery Group (mixed) -- Location: The Refinery, Room 9. Day/Time: Mondays, 5:00 p.m.

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.

REGeneraton Recovery Group (mixed) -- Location: The Refinery, Room 9. Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7:00 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: Wednesdays, 7:00 a.m.; 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. Location: The Refinery, Room 5. Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.

Sitting n a Cloud (mixed) -- Location: The Refinery, Room 5. Day/Time: Fridays, 7:00 p.m.