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Life Groups

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.

Choose a Group

You can use the Life Groups search tool below or our Life Groups Catalog to find a group that fits your needs. 
Please feel free to contact the Facilitator directly if you want to join their group. You can also fill out the Join a Group form and we will connect you. 


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Our Pastors are available to visit on the courtyard after our services and would love for you to introduce yourself. 
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Life Groups


CARE - Expressive Arts Outreach Ministry - Ward

When: Thursday, Evening

WEEKLY MEETINGS WILL BEGIN OCT. 5TH, 2023. This ministry uses art to connect with people who are struggling with homelessness. We meet every Thursday at 6:30 for team meetings and shelter outreach art events. For more information contact Claire Ward at (925) 384-7970;

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CARE - HH -Healthy Habits with Money- Stephenson

When: Sunday, Afternoon    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

COMING 2024! Change Your Life with Financial Peace University! Learn How to Budget, Payoff Debt, Invest, and More. This nine-lesson course teaches you how to save for emergencies, pay off debt fast, spend wisely, and invest for your future. You must have a membership to attend the class. Membership cost is $99.99. To purchase the membership and access the class go to: The group meets on Sunday afternoons at 1pm at Southwinds Church.

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CARE - HLW - Abortion Support - Dailey

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

Disheartening numbers of women have undergone an abortion--and they need help to heal emotionally and spiritually. This study frees you from the bondage of guilt and grief that follows an abortion. Forgiven and Set Free guides suffering and hurting women to bring their emotional scars from abortion "out of the dark past and into his holy light," where true and lasting healing can take place. We will meet on Monday's at 6:30.

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CARE - HLW - Heal from Grief - K. Thielen

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

We have a 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. Grief can be a long process, feel free to take more than one session if you so desire. We meet Wednesdays at the church at 6:30 inside the Turquoise Room.

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CARE - HR - Healthy Relationships & Boundaries- Banks

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

THIS GROUP IS FOR WOMEN ONLY. Does your life feel like it's out of control? Do you feel like you have to say yes to everyone's requests; find yourself readily taking responsibility for others' feelings and problems? Do you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you've forgotten your own limits and limitations? This study will help you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with yourself and others. We meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 on the church campus.

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CARE - MH - Mental Health for Adults

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

Thrive: Living Resilient and Renewed is designed to move you through topics addressing physical, mental, spiritual, and relational health. Each chapter will guide you through scripture, proven science, practical tools, and a simple metric to measure and improve your progress. This will help you become more resilient through mental health stressors and various life challenges and will help you live renewed in your "in Christ" faith, life, purpose, relationships, and more. Childcare is available free of charge. The cost of the workbook is $25.

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Celebrate Recovery

CR - General Meeting

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

If you are struggling with life's hurts, hang-ups, or habits. We welcome you to come and join us for a Christ-centered recovery program. Everyone meets together for worship, followed by teaching or testimony. Our General Meeting session takes place Friday evenings at 7pm here at the church. We also offer a (free) light meal. Fellowship begins at 6:00pm. Childcare available at no cost.

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CR - Men's Step Study - Journey Begins (OPEN) - Nielsen

When: Wednesday, 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. Childcare available. This group will be meeting on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 on the Southwinds Campus.

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CR - The Landing

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

Teenagers face unique challenges when it comes to mental health. In this group, discover tools and skills that will help you manage everyday stresses while developing in your faith. Mental Health for Teens (previously The Landing) group meets on Friday evenings at 7pm on the church campus.

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CR - Women's Step Study - Journey Begins (OPEN) - Colon

When: Thursday, 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 God; and find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits. No childcare available. Our group meets on Thursday evenings at 6:30 on the Southwinds Campus.

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Empty Nesters

Emptying The Nest - Wanna Getaway - Martinez

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

This group is for parents of graduated High School students. The goal of this group is to be a support for parents who are entering into a new season of life and a new found freedom that was not present when young children were at home. This group will not be a weekly group. Our goal is to use travel points to head to inexpensive locations for two nights and spend time praying for our children, diving into God's Word and spending time exploring new locations. Contact Pastor Chris Martinez for more information - (760) 685-5152.

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General (All Ages & Stages)

CORE Life Groups

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

Core Life Groups are smaller (2-5) person groups. Participants are paired with a Facilitator. Together they decide how, when and where to meet. To join a CORE group, complete the Join a Life Group Form. Anyone interested in becoming a facilitator should complete the LG: Facilitator, Assistant, Host Home Form. For questions please contact Chris Martinez at (760) 685-5152 or

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General - Multiply (Mt. House) - John

When: Sunday, Evening    Where: 200 Block of East Cara Court Mountain House, CA 95391

"Follow me" said Jesus, "and I will make you fishers of men" (Matthew 4:19). God's design has been for every disciple of Jesus to make disciples until the gospel spread to all peoples. Tragically we have taken Christ's command "TO GO", and mutated it into a comfortable call for Christians "TO COME". Join us EVERY OTHER Sunday at 5pm as we learn how to become fishers of men.

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General - The Armor of God - Williams

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

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. The enemy's battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. The Armor of God, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory. Come, join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 here at the church as we put on The Armor of God.

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General- Ephesians - Mt. House/Telugu-Bathula

When: Friday, Evening    Where: 500 Block N Tramonto Court Mountain House, CA 95391

Ephesians deals with topics at the very core of what it means to be a Christian—both in faith and in practice. As followers of Christ, we must fully understand who God declares us to be. We must also become grounded in the knowledge of God's accomplishment for all humanity. Next, our present existence and walk must become exercised and strengthened, no longer tottering or staggering back and forth with every spirit of teaching and subtlety of men. We meet at 8pm in Mt. House.

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Married - Culture Shock - Zelmer

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: (1600 block) Southbrook Street Tracy, CA 95377

We live in a reactionary culture where issues such as Truth, Sex, Homosexuality, Abortion, Environment, Church and Politics arise. People on either side throw stones, and everyone ends up more entrenched in their own opinions than in reaching common ground--or even exhibiting common courtesy! But more importantly, what does God say? More than ever before, believers must develop convictions based on research, reason, and biblical truth. It's equally important that you're able (and willing) to communicate these convictions with a love and respect that reflects God's love. We welcome you to join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in Tracy.

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Married - Love in Chaos - Escobar

When: Sunday, Evening    Where: (2400 block) Garazi Street Tracy, CA 95304

We don't have to look far to see division in our world. And in many ways, we are confused, angry, and disillusioned by all the chaos we're experiencing. How should Christians respond to the chaos? What does it look like to live faithfully in these strange and challenging times? Join Bob Goff in this Bible Study as he helps us answer these questions. Learn what it looks like to follow Jesus and obey his commands even in a time of chaos. Our married couples group meets in person EVERY OTHER SUNDAY at 5:30 in Tracy.

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Men's Group

Men - The Book of Job - Landeros

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: (2700 block) Annette Court Tracy, CA 95304

The world teaches us "It's all about you!" In the world's philosophy, we become the author and hero of our story. But the Bible teaches a different view, one where the actual Author of life—takes center stage. In the book of Job, God asserts his preeminence and displays his power. He explores the overriding truth that we exist not for ourselves but to glorify the God who deserves all worship and praise.We meet Tuesdays from 7-8:15 pm sharp!

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Specialty Groups

Specialty Group (1st Responders) - Romans - Sasser

When: Monday, Evening    Where: 4000 block of Canal Blvd. Tracy, CA 95304

All First Responders are welcome. The book of Romans is a letter written to the church in Rome by the apostle Paul. Romans: The Gospel of Grace, outlines in clear terms the central truths and doctrines of the Christian faith. Romans culminates with the incredible truth that God has made a way - through the sacrifice of Christ - for all to find salvation. We meet 5:30-7:00 pm, Monday evenings in Tracy. We begin and end promptly. Childcare not available at this time.

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Specialty Group - Following Jesus in a Digital Age - Navarro

COMING IN 2024! As Christians, what does our faith have to do with issues of life in a digital age and how might technology be shaping how we view the world around us? Following Jesus in a Digital Age, challenges us by what the Bible says about technology but also how it is shaping our walk with Christ. Be equipped with biblical wisdom to navigate the most difficult aspects of our digital culture - including the draw of social media, the rise of misinformation, need for digital privacy, and polarization. - DAY, TIME, LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED.

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Specialty Group - New Facilitator Training -Villaluna

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

Many people never become a facilitator simply out of fear. Making Small Groups Work helps to develop new facilitators by providing tools and strategies that help them to work past their fear to start and maintain an effective life group. It trains leaders in the foundational values and practices of becoming a life-changing group leader. This study group meets on Thursday evenings at 6:30 via Zoom.

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Women's Group

Women - Jesus, the One and Only - Swanger

When: Thursday, Morning    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

Based primarily on the Book of Luke, this study is a careful examination of the life of Christ. You will be introduced to an intimate Savior as you get a close-up and personal portrait of the life of Jesus the Messiah. You'll see Jesus come to a funeral and raise the dead, confront conniving religious leaders, teach on a hillside, and even walk on the waves. Our Women's group meets at 10 am, Thursday mornings here at the church.

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Women - Moms in Prayer - S. Bathula

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95376

Today's society has many barriers that try to hide God's love from our children. But where two or three gather in His name, He promises to be in the midst. There is power in prayer and there is nothing like a praying mother. Mom's drop your kids off at Awana and join us in praying for our children, our schools and our teachers.

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Women - Seek First the Kingdom - Morris

When: Wednesday, Morning    Where: 500 Block of Cecchi Court Tracy, CA 95377

In the Seek First the Kingdom Bible study, Christine Hoover invites you to the book of Matthew to explore the abundant life God calls us to. The study invites you to embrace the abundant life Jesus offers and helps us to understand what the Kingdom of God is. It confronts false idols, and helps shows you how to join in the work of the kingdom of God in your community and around the world. Please join us - we meet in Tracy every Wednesday from 9:30-11:30.

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Young Adults