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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Childcare

Life Groups

CARE

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: Wednesday, 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 women of Southwinds Church, our 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 (CLOSED - McNely)

When: Wednesday, 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

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

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 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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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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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 - Forgotten God - 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. For the January 2020 term, we will be studying the Forgotten God led by Francis Chan on RightNow Media. In this study, author Francis Chan reminds us of the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without Him, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results. This seven-session video resource offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction in our lives. It is designed to initiate and facilitate discussion, interaction and practical application of the message of Forgotten God. We look forward to seeing you!

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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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Married

Married - A Lifelong Love - Thompson

When: Friday, Evening    Where: W. Charlene Ct. Mountain House, CA 95391

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 - Lifelong Love - Myers

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

We are a group of Married couples that meet once a week together on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30. We hope you and your spouse will join us as we continue studying how to have a mission based marriage and ways our marriages can make us holy over simply making us happy. This trimester we will be doing an 8 session video study based on Gary Thomas' book, "A Lifelong Love." Gary is the author of "Sacred Marriage" which has sold over 1 MILLION copies and will be visiting Southwinds in February for A Lifelong Love conference! In addition to being a renown expert on biblical marriage he is one of our personal favorite authors and we believe you'll benefit by his teachings on how to make your marriage more about proclaiming the gospel than fulfilling your own needs and happiness.

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Men's Group

Men - Dare to be Uncommon - McNely

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

Do you want your life to be Uncommon? Do you want to be known for flashes of goodness and great moments, or as a man of character and integrity in all circumstances? God's desire is to give meaning and purpose to your life by giving you dreams and goals that only you can accomplish. But every day you're fed messages, expectations, and images that push you to live a life other than the one God has planned for you. How can you counteract those messages? How can you maintain your character, in all parts of your life? Let Super Bowl-Winning Coach Tony Dungy be your coach as you walk together through these questions and more. This 7-week study is meant to be done in a group setting and includes experiences that relate to the session's topic, discussion, Bible study, reflection, and commitment options that will help you continue to grow.

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Men - Sermon-Based Questions - Warwick

When: Friday, Evening    Where: 1390 Parkside Drive Tracy, CA 95376

Keith Warwick is the group Facilitator and Keith Watkins is the Facilitator Assistant. Most of the time we meet at Keith Watkins' home on Monday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Once in a while we meet at Keith Warwick's home at 1390 Parkside Drive in Tracy. Our discussions follow the sermon series. We take plenty of time to talk about topics of interest and share the more serious things going on in our life. The group is open to men of all ages but it is largely a seniors group with men ages 50 - 80. We welcome new members. We average 3 - 4 participants each Monday.

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Women's Group

Women - 12 Women of the Bible - Quilici

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 565 Cumberland Drive Tracy, CA 95376

In this twelve-session small group Bible study, Twelve Women of the Bible, Lysa TerKuerst, Elisa Morgan, Jeanne Stevens and other leaders look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve biblical women and what they mean for your life today. You'll discover lessons from each of these women that will help you persevere through the circumstances you are facing today.

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Women - Adorned - Nolen

When: Monday, Evening

As we live out Christ's beauty before a dying world, we become more and more adorned with the gospel--together. Titus 2 community helps women flourish and impact those around them in profound ways. Join us as we seek God's truth and strength for the life he has given us. Childcare is available through our AWANA program. We will have a nursery for the youngest. Start date is 09/16. 6:30-8:00

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Women - All Things New - Montano

When: Monday, Evening    Where: 2860 Hidden Valley Ct Tracy, CA 95377

Over eight sessions, Kelly Minter will lead us through the Letter of 2 Corinthians to discover how Paul's encouragement to the believers in Corinth challenges the church today. As new creations in Christ, we are to spread the message of Jesus' grace, comfort and generosity with the world. In the way we live, we must boldly declare: He makes all things new. Our group meets Monday evenings at 6:30 pm. We meet at the home of Briana Montano in South Tracy (Glenbriar neighborhood - Tracy Blvd/Valpico crossroads).

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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 - Determined, A Study of Luke-Bronson (FULL)

When: Monday, Morning    Where: 2578 Pebble Creek Court Tracy, CA 95377

***NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED**** Monday's, 9:30am - 11:00am Determined-A Study of Luke- Heather M. Dixon Living Like Jesus in Every Moment. Do you ever wonder through life without appreciating the gift of every moment? It's easy to do in a world with all the distractions. We can live intentionally and experience abundant life every day. By following the footsteps of Jesus. In this 6 weeks study of Luke, we will follow the life of Jesus and His ministry as we consider the choices He made on His way to the cross.

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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