Small Groups

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Men's Morning Bible Study


Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 am
Ongoing (will continue during summer)
Mesa Cafe, 1972 Cliff Drive
Contact: Mark Bates (

Join other men from the church in a great study of the book of Romans. Breakfast with the Bible is a great way to start your day! Feel free to join at any time.



Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
January 15 - May 28
Kass Home, 724 Mission Canyon Road
Contact: Pastor Colleen ( and Fred Kass (

Following up on the theme of 'Redeeming Failure,' this study will now begin to look at "Forgiveness."  As God's people, this is a key component in our life with God and one another. While it is imperative from God's perspective, it is often a difficult truth to live out.  We will be delving into scriptures, narratives, and real life as we explore what forgiveness means. After forgiveness, we will pivot to "Stewardship."

Women's CHAT


2nd, 4th, & 5th Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Ongoing (haven’t heard whether or not they will continue during summer)
Pastor Colleen's Office
Contact: Jen Gamez-Sparrow (616-540-6687)

This group for women with younger children looks at how God’s Word can Challenge us, Help us, be Applied to our lives, and Teach us. Childcare provided.

Men's Bible Study


Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Taking Summer Break the first week of June
Upper Fellowship Room
Contact: Phil Guenthart (805-705-2819) and Bruce Williams (805-331-9281)

This year, we will be studying 1 & 2 Chronicles. Men, come find great fellowship, pray together, and study a great book of the Bible that we don’t talk much about.

Women's Bible Study


Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
January 8 - May 28
Horvath Home, 1011 Belmonte Dr.
Contact: Astrid Guenthart (805-705-1503) and Syd Bush (805-966-7941)

Women of all ages, join us for a study of Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing by Chris Rice and Emmanuel Katongole. We look forward to growing and praying together this year as we read this powerful book.

Morning Prayer


Wednesdays, 7:00 - 7:30 am
Ongoing (Continuing during the summer)
FMCSB Sanctuary
Contact: Jake Elliott (

Begin your Wednesday mornings by seeking the Lord’s Presence. All are welcome as we dwell on scripture, pray through the back of our weekly bulletin, and pray for each other.

Wednesday Night Open Bible Study


Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Ongoing (Continuing during the summer)
CDCC Counseling Center
Contact: Mark Bates (

All are invited to come, open the Bible, and discuss the many truths God has for us. Feel free to join anytime and invite a friend!

Women's Early Bird Study


Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:15 am
Ongoing (Continuing during the summer)
CDCC Counseling Center
Contact: Janet Allen (805-729-0803)

Start your Thursdays with a study of Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better by Brant Hansen. Join us for study, prayer, and fellowship.

Senior Study


2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:15 am (on the 5th Thursday, we do not meet)
Ongoing (Continuing during the summer)
Upper Fellowship Room
Contact: Nikki Ramage ( Phone (949) 241-7851

In early April we launched a senior book study of Richard Rohr's "Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life." We discuss a chapter of the book each week and then pray for each other.

Young Adult Small Group


Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Taking a break during the summer
50 Cedar Lane (Eales Monroe Home) or 1413 Cliff Drive (Parsonage)
Contact: Megan Eales Monroe ( and Kevin Eales Monroe (

We will gather to reflect on the sermon from the previous Sunday and discuss how we can apply that to our lives. Feel free to come even if you missed Sunday.

Summer Bible Study on Revelation


Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am
May 29 - August 7
Upper Fellowship Room
Sign up at Connection Central or by emailing

Here and Now...There and Then by Beth Moore is a lecture series on the book of Revelation. Beth presents many points of view, allowing women to decide for themselves when the interpretation varies among scholars. She teaches that God is as specific about what He does reveal as He is about what He does not reveal. Beth’s focus is understanding what GOD is telling us about our relationship with HIM. Unlike her other studies, there is only about 45 min total of optional self study per week. Beth admittedly states she is not going into as much detail as she could in this study of Revelation; she avails sources to study for deeper reflection.

We will meet once a week on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 for a 75 minute video and 15 minutes of sharing our prayers with the Lord. The study will run from May 29 to August 7 and is open to women of all ages.