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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Life Groups

CARE

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 -(Open to All)

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: https://fpu.com/1056991 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 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 - Marriage 911/411

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

This support group gives you the opportunity to gain insight and tools to better your marriage relationship, whether it is good or in crisis.  We encourage you to come even if your spouse is not willing or available.  Draw closer to God and gain valuable tools to become a better spouse and grow your marriage.  Childcare Available

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Celebrate Recovery

CARE - CR OS - Welcome Home

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

Welcome Home is Celebrate Recovery's tool to help veterans stuck in hurts, hang ups and habits. This is an Open Share group for Veterans led by Veterans. Participants can recapture some of that sense of brotherhood and sense of mission, because every week they gather to discuss what is happening in their lives and to reach out to other veterans struggling with different hurts, hang-ups and habits. Whether you served during peace time or war, if you experienced combat or never heard a shot fired in anger, all veterans are welcome at Welcome Home!

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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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CARE - CR- Men's Step Study - Journey Begins

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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Empty Nesters

Empty Nesters - Barnett (FULL)

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: (1300) Block Claremont Dr. ,

Building a healthy relationship with your adult child in a changing world. Using the book "Doing life with your adult children", by Jim Burns. This is a married couples group that is currently closed for this 11 week study this Fall but may reopen for a study in the Spring.

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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)

Foster/Adopt - Gates

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

This is a sermon based study for married couples who have adopted kids, foster kids, or are thinking of fostering/adopting kids. Come join our group as we meet each week to discuss the sermon. Children are welcome. Childcare is TBD according to amount of kids attending. Please contact facilitator with any questions.

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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 11:00 am. Childcare is available in our Children's Ministry.

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General - The Book of Titus - 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 Fall 2019 term, we will be studying the Book of Titus as led by Chip Ingram on RightNow Media. Chip challenges us to display the gospel in our lives through doing good. We do good works not to earn God's favor, but as a result of God's favor. We look forward to seeing you!

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Married

Married - Busyness- Thompson

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

Do you find that in the midst of the whirlwind of our lives, it may seem impossible to make time to focus beyond the noise and activities of the daily demands on our time? The study "Busyness: Finding God in the Whirlwind" from LifeGuide Bible Studies, will help us delve deeper into learning to live centered in God's loving presence, in a way that allows all our activity to flow from that center. We will explore together how we can experience this change of heart that will allow us to know God's presence with us in the midst of the busyness. We meet every Friday at 6:30pm, where we rotate each week meeting as men only and women only. Please contact Jed or Candice for further questions.

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Men's Group

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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Men - The Book of Proverbs - McNely

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

Do you want to know God's will for your life? The best way to hear God speak is to spend time with God in Scripture. Your relationship with the Word will determine your relationship to the Lord. This course will help you do more than just study the Bible and know about God. It will help you grow closer to God as we study God's word together. Do you long to hear God's voice, to receive his guidance and comfort? If so, this course will be a great help for you! We meet every other Monday night on the Southwinds campus from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Call Don at 209-629-5360 for more information.

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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 Fall trimester we will be covering the "Wisdom Books". Beginning with the book of Job which addresses waiting on God in difficult times. Enjoy discussion, prayer for one another, and simply doing Life Together! Our group meets every Wednesday from 9-11am in South Tracy.

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Women - Captivating - Hubert

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: (200 Block) Alvarado Tracy, CA

Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul; a study for women of any age or marital status, based on the book, "Captivating", by John & Stasi Elderidge. What Wild at Heart does for men, Captivating does for women: Setting their hearts free. This groundbreaking book helps readers by: Providing a look into the glorious design of women. Describing how the feminine heart can be restored. Casting a vision for the power, freedom, and beauty of a woman released to be all she was meant to be. Healing the trauma of the past. The message of Captivating is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now as the Hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.

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Women - Great Day Every Day- Montano (FULL)

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

We will be reading through Great Day Every Day by Max Lucado with weekly group discussion. When you find the divine promise of each day, you can face whatever it brings. Speed bumps and speeding tickets won't derail you. Hiccups and hard times don't have to ruin your day. In fact, those days can become great days. Whatever you face, you can have a great day every day. We will be learning how to navigate life's challenges with promise and purpose. 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 - Seamless- Quilici

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

Seamless-Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story by Angie Smith Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Whether you've grown up hearing Bible stories or you're exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming. Experience the Bible as a whole as you gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of Scripture. Discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments.

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Women - The Struggle is Real - DelaConcepcion

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

Join us this fall as we delve into "The Struggle is Real" by Nicole Unice. In this 6-part series, Nicole explores why life is a struggle and what to do about it. With God as the hero of the story, a hard day has new meaning. We can find joy in Him instead of feeling stuck. And our lives can be defined by redemption instead of struggle. Join us Wednesday mornings starting at 11:30 AM to learn together, grow together, and do life together! Childcare is available, but space is limited. Please email to inquire. The cost of the participants guide is approximately $8.50.

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Women - Twelve Women of the Bible - Bronson

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

***NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED**** Monday's, 9:30am - 11:00am Real Women, Real Struggles, Real Faith. Each one of the 12 sessions in this study will focus on one biblical woman. This fresh look at the women of the Bible will help you discover new insights and provides a powerful witness to God's gracious love that will leave you felling challenged, encouraged, and deeply valued.

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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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Young Adults-Launch(18-30)

Young Adults - Why I Believe - Kazakevich

When: Friday, Evening    Where: 1400 Block of Gentry Lane Tracy, CA 95377

We are living in a day where truth is relative, Christianity is minimized, and morality is under attack. It is more essential than ever for Christ followers to know what they believe and why they believe it. Is there good evidence that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, that Jesus rose from the dead, that God exists and that He created the earth? We will discuss these topics and more with the dvd/book study by Chip Ingram, Why I Believe!

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Young Marrieds