Small Groups

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Men's Morning Bible Study


Tuesdays, 6:45-7:45 am
Mesa Cafe, 1972 Cliff Drive
Contact: Mark Bates (

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

Redeeming Failure


Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
September 18 - November 20
Kass Home, 724 Mission Canyon Road
Contact: Pastor Colleen ( and Fred Kass

All of us fail, and when that happens, we have an opportunity to allow the Lord to redeem that action and lead us into growth in the future. We will be looking at some people in the Bible who failed, some spectacularly so, using their narrative as a guide to help us understand God and ourselves more. There will be time for personal reflection, as well as time for prayer for one another.

Women's CHAT


2nd, 4th, & 5th Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
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
Begins September 25th
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
Begins September 18th
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 wonderful study of Joanna Weaver’s Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World. We look forward to growing and praying together this year as we read this powerful book.

Morning Prayer


Wednesdays, 7:00 - 7:30 am
FMCSB Sanctuary
Contact: Jake Elliott (

Begin your Wednesday mornings by seeking the Lord’s Presence. All are welcome as we pray for the larger cares and concerns of the world.

Wednesday Night Open Bible Study


Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:15 pm
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!

Torah Study


Wednesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Begins October 10th
Simandle Home, 2322 Vista Madera
Contact: Warren and Leanne Simandle (805-682-6809)

An in-depth look at the Old Testament roots of Christianity. This group is sponsored by Chapel Ariel ministries and is part of a larger network of small groups all studying to understand the Jewish background of the Bible. Learn more at and use the club # TC-7669.

Women's Early Bird Study


Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 am
Begins September 14th
CDCC Counseling Center
Contact: Janet Allen (805-729-0803)

Start your Thursdays will a delightful study of Anne Graham Lotz‘s Just Give Me Jesus. Join us for study, prayer, and fellowship. We will be beginning a new book in the spring.

Senior Study


2nd & 4th Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Begins September 13th
Upper Fellowship Room
Contact: Jo Brown (805-967-1326) and Karen Wills (805-967-8609)

In the fall, we will be studying the Gospel of John as we learn what God has for us in the book. All seniors are welcome to this group. We hope to see you there.

Young Adult Small Group


Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
50 Cedar Lane (Eales Monroe Home)
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.