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 (mixed, all ages) – Join us for a Bible study 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. 


Relat(able): Making Relationships Work (young adults, 18-29)—  In this study by Louie Giglio, we’ll explore the fundamental question of what makes us relatable to others. We'll learn how God can give us greater purpose in dating and marriage, bring us peace in the midst of conflict, and help us restore relationships that seem broken beyond repair.  Facilitator: Summer Armentrout ( Location: TBA Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. 




A Journey Through Hebrews (mixed, all ages) – Join us for a Bible study on the book of Hebrews. Facilitator: Aaron Belcher Location: The Refinery, Room 5 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.




Relat(able): Making Relationships Work (adults, 30s-40s) --  Facilitator: Summer Armentrout ( Location: Denise Sexson’s House: 524 Guava Ave. CV 91910. Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. 




Affinity Groups


Gardening Group (mixed, all ages) – Do you love gardening and nature? Drop the Refinery Courtyard anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to help us plant, prune and water. Gardener: Brenda Smith ( Location: Refinery Courtyard. Day/Time: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 


Mommy and Littles (infants-4 yrs, and their moms) – Get to know other moms and their kids. Every month we meet up at the church or offsite (beach, parks, zoo, etc.) Facilitator: Jessica Stewart ( Location: TBA Day/Time: First Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m. Please contact facilitator in advance.


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.