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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.

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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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Childcare

Life Groups

CARE

CARE - Expressive Arts Outreach Ministry - Ward

When: Tuesday, Evening

This ministry uses art to connect with people who are struggling with homelessness. We meet every other Tuesday at 7:15 for our team meeting with the shelter outreach art events immediately afterwards. For more information contact Claire Ward at (925) 384-7970; claire.e.turnau@gmail.com.

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Celebrate Recovery

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 (OPEN) Journey Begins - Tuttle

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 God; and find freedom from life's hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Free dhildcare available. Our group meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 on the Southwinds Campus.

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Empty Nesters

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 cmartinez@southwinds.org.

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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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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 6pm as we learn how to become fishers of men.

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General - The Beatitudes - Johnson

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: 1500 Block of Badger Way Tracy, CA 95304

What does it mean to be blessed? And, more importantly, how do we become someone who is blessed? The kind of life God is calling us to may not look the way we imagined, but it will be better than we could have hoped. In this eight-session series, pastor Matt Chandler takes us through the Beatitudes and shows us what it means to live in the kingdom of God. Through Jesus's teaching, learn what the blessed life really looks like. Join us on this journey, Tuesday evenings at 6 pm.

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Married

Married - The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry - Escobar

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

"Who am I becoming?" That was the question nagging pastor and author John Mark Comer. Outwardly, he appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren't pretty. So he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words: "Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life." The perfect read to help you slow down during Lent or any other time of year, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry is a fascinating roadmap to staying emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world. Our married couples group meets in person EVERY OTHER SUNDAY at 5:30 in Tracy.

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Men's Group

Men - First Peter - Landeros

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

This world looks nothing like the promised perfect kingdom of God. And yet we as God's people must live in it every day. In The Book of 1 Peter, Kyle Idleman walks through the short letter and unpacks the importance of our witness in this world. The world's not as it should be. Until the day that God rights all wrongs, we have a job to do. Let's be about the business of the kingdom. Our group meets Tuesday evening from 7-8:15 pm sharp!

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Men - The Warrior Poet Way - McNely

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

There is a war on masculinity, and everywhere we look -- we can see the painful reminders of this collapsing order. In The Warrior Poet Way, John Lovell offers a needed antidote to the lack of strong men in our modern world. This guide dispenses essential advice on how to be a whole man, from tyranny-proofing your home to wooing the right woman. Lovell teaches the virtue of balance and guides men through each mental and physical change they must make to embody the ancient spirit of a real man. Our men's group meets on Monday evenings at 6:30 at the church.

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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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Women's Group

Women - Amos - Swanger

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

Amos is often called a prophet of doom. And when you begin to read his prophecy, it doesn't take long to realize that nickname fits. On the surface, his prophecy doesn't sound like a happy formula for the good life. However, every condemnation he gives serves as an invitation, a cry for us to "seek God and live" (Amos 5:4). You'll be invited to live assured, faithful, chosen, humble, justly, prayerful, and hopeful. This kind of living will bring us and others around us peace and true prosperity. Amos is promoting the God life, and, the God life is the good life! Come, join us on Thursday mornings at 10 am here at the church as we put on The Armor of God.

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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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Young Adults