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.




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 online daily and discusses the material as a closed Facebook group, as well as a few times in-person. Facilitator: Melissa Baldwin ( Contact Melissa for more info or to join the group.


Ask It! The Question That Will Revolutionize How You Make Decisions (mixed, young adults) –Should I take this job? Buy this house? Marry this person? In this stage of life, there are usually so many decisions to make. Join us for a six-week study, where we’ll learn how to make decisions with confidence simply by applying thequestion that brings clarity to all of life’s most challenging decisions. Facilitator: Victoria Browne ( Location: Victoria and Bryan’s home, La Mesa, CA(email for directions) Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Cost:$13 book (optional)

“The Binders” (women, all ages) -- 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.


Young Families Dinner & Discussion (parents with young children)– Parents and their kids are invited to hang out and share life together in a casual and fun setting. We meet on the first Thursday of every month for dinner and a short devotional/discussion time. Facilitators: Pastor Summer, Aryn South, and Bryan Copeland Location: The Refinery Church, Gallery Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost: $10-15 donation for food Contact: Aryn South to RSVP and for more information: (  

The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Home Coming (mixed, all ages) – Based on the Parable of the Prodigal Son, this book speaks to all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger.Join us as we read and discuss this book by spiritual writer and pastor, Henry Nouwen. Facilitators: Andy and Lyn Vaughan ( Location: The Vaughan’s House: 273 Ash Ave. Apt. D, Chula Vista, CA 91910 Time:6:30-8:00 p.m.Cost:$14 book *** Begins on April 19***

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life(mixed, all ages) – As Christians, we often focus so much on being loving that we forget our own limits and limitations. We find ourselves asking: What are legitimate boundaries?How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? Why do I feel guilty or afraid when I consider setting boundaries?In this study, we’ll explore biblically based answers to these and other tough questions. Facilitator: Marilyn Calderon( Location: The Refinery, Room 4 Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.Cost:$12 workbook


Biblical ‘Heroes’ (mixed, all ages) –Ever feel like you’ve messed up too much or failed God too many times? Join us every Sunday as we delve into a Bible study on the Biblical “heroes.” We’ll learn about God’s redemptive work in our lives and His ability to turn around hopeless situations. Facilitator:Matthew Opdycke ( Location: The Refinery, Room 5. Time:9:15-10:15 a.m.

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. Group contact: Cindy Hambrick ( Location: The Refinery, Room 5. Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.