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Life Groups

Yes, our Life Groups are continuing to meet virtually while we shelter-in-place! Now, more than ever, people need community - and virtual Life Groups are a great way to get started. To get involved, simply click the "Join a Group" button and we'll reach out to you as soon as possible.

Life Groups are the velcro of the Southwinds Family. Whether you are new or have been attending for a while, Life Groups help you stick around by connecting you to a community where spiritual growth can thrive.

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Our Pastors are available to visit on the courtyard after each of our 2 services on Sunday (9:00, 10:45) and would love for you to introduce yourself. 
 
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Childcare

Life Groups

CARE

CARE - CoDependency

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

This group focuses on assisting those who struggle with codependent or enabling behaviors in their relationships. Learn how to set and maintain boundaries and a Biblical way of managing conflict and relationships. **COMING FALL 2020**

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CARE - DC4K

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

Kids face unique struggles when their parents divorce. In DC4K, we use age-appropriate curriculum to help them navigate their new normal and the challenging emotions that come up. Our group meets on the Southwinds campus from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

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CARE - DivorceCare

When: Monday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

You do not have to go through this time alone. Join our 13 week, Wednesday evening group for support and fellowship of individuals who understand what you are experiencing. Our group meets on the Southwinds campus from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and childcare is available.

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CARE - Family Grace

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

Family Grace is a support group for the families and spouses of those living with a mental health difficulty or disorder. Our curriculum provides validating support, helpful biblical and clinical insights and empowerment through practical tools to see greater hope. Our group meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the church campus. Childcare is available, free of charge. The cost of the workbook is $20. Join us and watch lives change!

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CARE - Financial Peace University

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

Please purchase your course materials ASAP. You're only allowed to attend the first two sessions without them. Purchase here: http://www.fpu.com/1110360 This class is brought to you by Financial Peace University (FPU) / Dave Ramsey and his teaching team. We will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more. this life group is made up of people who live in our area and is a great way to share ideas, be encouraged and stay motivated. Classes meet for 9 weeks, every Wednesday at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Southwinds campus. One FPU membership per family is all you need to get started.

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CARE - GriefShare

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. You don't have to go through the grieving process alone. We meet Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:00 pm on campus at Southwinds.

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CARE - Living Grace

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

This is a support group for the Southwinds family, friends and surrounding community. We study, share and help each other and the ones we love through anxiety and depression. We are Trading Silence for Hope and support mental health! We welcome new and returning members. Our group meets every Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the church campus. We meet in the Children's Worship Room in Children's Ministry, and childcare is available, free of charge. The cost of the workbook is $20. Join us and watch lives change!

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CARE - MarriageCARE

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 West Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

Marriage Care is for anyone looking to enhance your marriage relationship, learn new communication tools for biblical insights, even with marriage in crisis. Even only one spouse can benefit from attending. Don't wait, it's never too early or too late to give your marriage the care it needs!

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Celebrate Recovery

CARE - CR - Men's Step Study (OPEN - Espersen)

When: Monday, Evening

By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four participant's guides you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Childcare available. This group meets on Mondays in the Southwinds' Worship Center.

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CARE - CR - The Landing

When: Friday, Evening    Where: 13400 West Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

A Christ-Centered program to help minister to teenagers who struggle with life-controlling hurts, hang-ups and habits. The lessons deliver hope-filled truths and real life strategies for giving young people the tools for making wise choices and developing healthy patterns for living.

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CARE - CR OS: Men Life Issues

When: Friday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four participant's guides you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits This is a step study for men.

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CARE - CR OS: Men Substance Abuse

When: Friday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four participant's guides you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits

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CARE - CR OS: Women Codependency

When: Friday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four participant's guides you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits This is a step study for women.

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CARE - CR OS: Women Substance Abuse

When: Friday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four participant's guides you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life\'s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. This is a step study for women.

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CARE - CR OS: Women's Life Issues

When: Friday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

By working through the lessons and exercises found in each of the four participant's guides you will begin to experience the true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits This is a step study for women.

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Empty Nesters

First Responders

First Respdrs - Sermon-Based Questions (Sasser)

When: Monday, Evening

Open to all First Responders no matter what stage or place you serve as a First Responder. Our group is made up of First Responders married or single. We are currently following the Sermon Based Questions. Bring your Bible, your sermon notes and let's unpack the message together. We meet Monday evenings. We are building a community and family of First Responders who come together in God's word for support and continual growth as a Christ Follower. We meet on Monday evenings in Tracy from 5:30p - 6:00p for fellowship, we study and share 6:00p - 7:30p. We begin & end promptly. There is no childcare available at this time.

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General (All Ages & Stages)

CARE - Gospel University - Thielen

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 Middle Rd Tracy, CA 95304

Gospel University is an interactive training on the foundational issues of Christianity and how to defend them in your conversations with others. We will learn how to answer the most difficult questions, how to answer cults & other religions, and how to effectively share the Gospel with others.

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Foster/Adopt - Gates

When: Sunday, Evening    Where: Mary Ct. Tracy, CA

This is a group consisting of people who have/are/want to foster and/or adopt children. We meet Sunday evenings from 5p-7p in Tracy. For the winter trimester, we will be doing a study called Christ-centered Parenting. Cost will be $15 per workbook. Childcare is provided. Christ Centered Parenting: Do you ever feel ill equipped to talk about the cultural issues of our day? Designed to help you lead your children and teens in a confident and responsible way, this 6- session resource will equip you to address pressing cultural topics which children of all ages, from preschoolers through young adults, face, including: -Gender Issues - Suicide, Depression, Anxiety - Pornography - Addiction and coping mechanisms - Same-Sex Marriage - Singleness, Dating , Marriage, and Divorce Give your kids a biblical worldview that will produce the next generation of culture shapers-not simply the next generation shaped by their culture.

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General - Sermon-Based Questions - Martinez (FULL)

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: (100 block) Cedar Mountain Drive Tracy, CA 95376

We meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm to dig deeper into the Sunday Morning Sermon. Childcare is available for $5 per family to help provide for babysitters. How many times have you asked yourself that question? How many times have you felt like you couldn't measure up no matter how hard you tried? We've all been there. Through 6 sessions, arm yourself with biblical truths to combat comparison by studying the account of Rachel and Leah. Learn to be content without becoming complacent, and discover godly wisdom to quiet the incessant Why her? question in your head. Develop greater awareness of your insecurities, and learn to stop the lies in their tracks. Because the truth will set you free, and free women don't have to measure up to anyone. Not even her. https://www.lifeway.com/en/product-family/rachel-and-leah?intcmp=lw:lw-women-catalog-2020-2021

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General - The Beginning

When: Sunday, Morning    Where: 13400 Middle Road Tracy, CA 95376

The Beginning is the first book in the Walk Through the Gospel Series for new disciples, and teaches the essential first steps for new believers. If you are a new believer or recently reconnecting to God's family, The Beginning Small Group experience is for you! Join us in the Conference Room in the church office at 10:45 am. Childcare is available in our Children's Ministry.

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General - The Book of James - Johnson

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: (1500 block) Badger Way Tracy, CA 95304

This is a Coed group for individuals of all ages; there will likely be both married and single people who attend. We are currently studying the Book of James led by Francis Chan on RightNow Media. True faith produces fruit. Faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. James writes to believers who know suffering, who've faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God. Through 12 sessions, Francis Chan works through James verse by verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and his Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life. We look forward to seeing you!

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Married

Married - A Lifelong Love - Thompson

When: Friday, Evening    Where: Admiral Way Lathrop, CA 95330

What does it look like to have a spiritually intentional relationship in the midst of dirty dishes, work deadlines and car pools? A Lifelong Love video series, by Gary Thomas, will dig deep into practical tools to craft our marriages into inspiring relationships that breathe spiritual life into others, as well as help to infuse our marriages with a spiritual passion that will change us and the world around us. We meet every Friday at 7 pm, where we rotate each week meeting as men only and women only. Once a month we meet at a park as families. Please contact Jed or Candice for further questions.

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Married - Love Talk - Myers

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: (1300 block) Appalosa Court Tracy, CA 95376

In this 5-part series, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott will help you determine your personal communication style and learn how the two of you can speak each other's language like never before. They will offer wisdom and insights for applying biblical truths to your relationship. Today, you can begin an adventure in communication that will draw the two of you closer in a way that creates the depth and connection you long for in your relationship.

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Men's Group

Men - James Faith/Works - McNely

When: Monday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

James Bible Study Book includes a small-group experience for 13 sessions, personal study between group sessions, applicable Scripture, "How to Use This Study," a leader guide, and a family discipleship page. James had a unique earthly relationship with Jesus, but his letter clarifies what the Christian life should look like for us all. The Book of James is filled with practical wisdom for Christians, calling us to live out genuine faith through good works, but it is also rooted in rich theology. Perhaps more than any other book in the New Testament, James emphasizes the application of Christian belief. This 13-session study examines the core message of James: the relationship between faith and works. In our own ability, we cannot stand in the face of adversity. Without faith we could never find the strength to trust God. We would never be able to see above the trials we meet and to keep our eyes focused on the King while counting our trials as joy. This is the essence of James. We don't work to be saved; we work because we are saved. Faith apart from works can never be sustained.

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Women's Group

Women - Bible Book Club - Barnett

When: Wednesday, Morning    Where: (1300 block) Claremont Drive Tracy, CA 95376

Join us as we continue to read through Scripture together; inspiring one another to grow in our daily quiet time in the Bible. During this "Winter Trimester" we will be continuing in the prophetic books of the Old Testament. Our focus is to strengthen our faith as we see the gospel throughout the entirety of God's Word. Also, encouraging each other to apply what we read to our daily lives. enjoy discussion, prayer for one another, and fellowship! Our group meets every Wednesday from 9-11am in South Tracy.

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Women - Doing Life With Your Adult Child - Quilici

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: Cumberland Drive Tracy, CA 95376

If you have an adult child, you know that parenting doesn't stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In "Doing Life With Your Adult Children", parenting expert Jim Burns helps you navigate the toughest and the most rewarding parts of parenting your grown kids. Meetings will be hosted at my home in Tracy on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm.

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Women - Free Of Me - DelaConcepcion

When: Wednesday, Morning    Where: (300) Block Kelley Mist Ct. Tracy, CA 95377

Join us this winter as we delve into "Free Of Me" by Sharon Hodde Miller. We live in a culture that's all about self, becoming the best "me" I can be instead of becoming like Jesus. This me-centered message affects every area of our lives - our friendships, families, self-image, even our faith - and it negatively impacts each one. The self-focused life robs our joy, shrinks our soul, and is the reason we never quite break free of insecurity. In this 5-part series, Sharon Hodde Miller invites us into a bigger, Jesus-centered vision - one that restores our freedom and inspires us to live for more. Based on her book Free of Me, this study unveils our deepest insecurities and equips us to focus on God and others instead of ourselves. Discover a purpose bigger than "project me" and experience freedom from the burden of self-focus.

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Young Adults-Launch(18-30)

Young Marrieds