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:
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.
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.
Weekly therapy groups are an affordable way to get emotional and spiritual healing and support in a safe and confidential group setting.
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 (email@example.com). 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: TBA Location: First meeting to be held at Bryan and Tasia’s House Time: 5:30-7:30 pm Contact Pastor Summer for more information: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 (email@example.com) Location: TBA Time: 6:30-8 pm Cost: $20 for workbook. ***Begins Oct. 10***
Draw Closer to God - (mixed, all ages) -- We’ll work on removing the stumbling blocks and barriers that often prevent us from drawing close to God - coming into the presence of God. We will use contemplative prayer methods to practice drawing closer to God. Facilitator: Marilyn Calderon (firstname.lastname@example.org) Location: The Refinery, Room 9 Time: 7-8:30 pm ***Begins Aug. 23***
How to Recognize God’s Voice (mixed, all ages) – Do you struggle to hear from God? If so, you’re not alone. In this group, we’ll provide the biblical tools you need to discern His voice. This group is based on the book by Cindy Jacobs, Is That You God? Recognizing His Voice Above the Noise Facilitator: Aaron Belcher (email@example.com) Location: The Belcher’s House Time: 6:30-8:00 pm Cost: $10 book
Hosea: Unfailing Love Changes Everything (women, all ages) – Discover the God who cherishes you. Join us as we journey through the book by Jennifer Rothschild based on the old-testament prophet Hosea. Facilitator: Pat Frehafer (firstname.lastname@example.org) Location: The Refinery, Room 5 Time: 6:30-8 pm Cost: $14 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 (email@example.com) Location: The Brewster’s house (email for directions) Time: 6:30-8 pm ***Begins October 11***
You Make Me Crazy: Surviving Relationships God’s Way (college/young adults) – We all have relationships that drive us crazy. Whether it’s a boyfriend or girlfriend, spouse, sibling, parent, co-worker, a crazy-maker can really make life difficult. This study will help bring sanity to your relationships. Study guide: $10 Facilitator: Victoria Browne (firstname.lastname@example.org) Location: Victoria and Brian’s house (email for directions) Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
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 (email@example.com). 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 (email@example.com). 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) Location: The Refinery, Room 5. Day/Time: Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.