FMCSB Small Groups

Contact Pastor T.J. for questions about finding the right small group or starting a new one.(805) 965-1338  ext. 225,

Men’s Morning Bible Study

Tuesdays, 6:45 am (ongoing)
Mesa Cafe, 1972 Cliff Drive
Contact: Mark Bates,
Our Men’s Morning Study is open to join at any time. This group meets at Mesa Café in the Mesa Shopping Center for breakfast with the Bible! We will start off by studying 1 Peter.

Women’s C.H.A.T. 

Tuesdays, 6:30—8:30 pm, 2nd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays (ongoing)
Pastor Colleen's office
Contact: Jen Gamez-Sparrow, 616-540-6687
A Bible Study and prayer time for women with younger children. We think about how God's Word can Challenge us, Help us, be Applied to our daily lives, and how it can Teach us about God. Free childcare by staff sitters is provided.

Men's Bible Study

Tuesdays, 7:00 pm, starts September 27th
1503 Cliff Drive
Contact: Bruce Williams, 805-331-9281; Phil Guenthart, 805-705-1503
This study for men will be going through the book of James this year. Meets across the street from the church. 

Sermon Study

Tuesdays, 7:00 pm, starts September 20th
Location: Inman/Woodyard home, 464 Fellowship Road
Contact: Pastor T.J. Breshears:, Amanda Elliott: 805-705-0399
This group studies the passage that will be preached in the coming Sunday in order to prepare for what God will say to each of us.

Women's Tuesday Night

Tuesdays, 7:00 pm,  starts September 27th
1011 Belmonte Dr. (Horvath Home)
Contact: Astrid Guenthart, 805-705-1503; Syd Bush, 805-966-7941
A women’s study devoted to reading the Bible and praying together. They will be studying Ruth and Esther this Fall and they hope you will join them.

Opening the Word

Wednesdays, 7:00 pm (ongoing)
Pastor Colleen's Office
Contact: Pastor Colleen Hurley-Bates
You are invited to come, open the Bible and discuss the many truths God has for us in His Word.  This is an ongoing, open study and people are encouraged to join at any time. 

Torah Study

Wednesdays, 7:00 pm (ongoing)
2322 Vista Madera (Simandle Home)
Contact: Warren and Leanne Simandle, 805-682-6809
This group reads, digests, and discusses the Pentateuch (the first 5 books of the Bible) as well as sections from the rest of the Old Testament.

Women's Early Bird Study

Thursdays, 7:00 am, starts September 22nd
Counseling Center
Contact: Janet Allen: 805-729-0803
Come join in a study to enliven and enrich your prayer life through the use of David Brazzeal’s book Pray Like a Gourmet: Creative Ways to Feed your Soul. Brazzeal reminds us that “time with God is a rich and delicious banquet that we share together, and not a drive-thru fast food meal we eat alone.”

Senior Study

Thursdays, 1:00 pm, 2nd and 4th, starts September 8th
Upper Fellowship Room
Contact: Colleen Hurley-Bates: 805-965-1338 ext. 223, Alison Dillemuth:
We welcome everyone to join our senior study (if you feel like a senior, you can come!). We open God’s Word for prayer and discussion. This fall, we will begin by reading James.

Young Adult Small Group

Sundays, 12:45 pm, starts September 18th
La Cumbre Plaza
Contact: Danielle Garcia,; Stacey Breshears,
Young adulthood can be a crazy time. Support for growth during this time is crucial. Come join us as we learn from and discuss C.S. Lewis’s classic The Screwtape Letters.

Young Family Small Group

Sundays, 4:00 pm, last Sunday of the month, starts September 25th
Counseling Center
Contact: Rob Sparrow and Jen Gamez-Sparrow, 616-540-6687
Join this monthly group for a time of fellowship with other parents of young children. Free childcare by staff sitters is provided by the church