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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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Life Groups

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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 - Food Issues (Tuesdays)

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

Join us for this 10-week study to examine our eating habits and make changes together. The first six weeks, we will examine the "whys" behind our eating habits with Barb Raveling's "Freedom from Emotional Eating". Then we will move on to her 30-day study, "Taste for Truth." Through it all, we will support one another as we make healthy changes to honor God's masterpiece: Each one of us. We are meeting Tuesday nights, 6:30-8. This group is currently meeting over Zoom and will move to the church campus once government regulations allow.

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CARE - GriefShare (Tuesdays)

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: 13400 Middle Rd 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 Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the courtyard between the main office and the Worship Center (the building with the word "Welcome" on it). Social distancing observed. Masks strongly recommended. Please bring your own chair.

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CARE - GriefShare (Wednesdays)

When: Wednesday, Evening

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. We are meeting by Zoom for now and may move to the church campus if government regulations allow.

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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. We are currently meeting over Zoom and will return to the church campus once government regulations allow. 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! This group is meeting over Zoom and will move to the church campus once government regulations allow.

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CARE - Pregnancy & Infant Loss

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

Join us for a compassionate study for those recovering from a miscarriage, stillborn birth, or loss of a young infant. We will be studying Anchored by Eric Cushman, available on Amazon. This group is currently meeting in Rubinos' backyard (with COVID regulations observed!) and may move to the church campus once government regulations allow. While meeting at the house, childcare is not provided, but your kids are welcome to come and hang out. Once on campus, free childcare is provided.

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CARE - Redefine Grace

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

Redefine Grace is a Christ-centered resource providing simple, innovative and grace-filled mental health solutions and community support for students grades 6-12. This group is currently meeting over Zoom and will move to the church campus once government regulations allow.

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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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Empty Nesters

Empty Nesters - Sermon-Based Questions - Tidwell

When: Thursday, Evening

Our group is made up of both married couples and singles. We are mostly 50+ years in age and have adult children. Our group is following the Sermon Based Questions. We are currently meeting via Zoom. Please contact Corey or Robyn Tidwell for more information. The group will begin the Fall session on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

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First Responders

First Responders - Sermon-Based Questions (Sasser)

When: Monday, Evening

Open to all First Responders, no matter what stage or place you serve. Our group is made up of married and single members. We are currently following the Sermon Based Questions. Bring your Bible, your sermon notes and let's unpack the message together. 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 - 7:00p for fellowship. 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: Tuesday, 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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General - The Beginning

When: Sunday, Morning    Where: We will begin meeting at that church once state approval has been given. ,

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 Life Group experience is for you! The next Beginning Class will start on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 11 am. Until we are able to safely meet in the building, we will be meeting via Zoom.

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Married

Married - 1 & 2 Peter and Jude Study - Thompson

When: Friday, Evening

How does a Christian behave when surrounded by a hostile world that doesn't understand who we are or why we do what we do? In three letters, Peter and Jude provide some answers: Abandon the old pagan ways. Learn the new habit of love. Put on the mental armor that will make you strong to face suffering that may come. These nine studies from N.T. Wright show you the wisdom of their words for us today and remind you, in the midst of hardship, that the God who deserves all praise is still "the one who is able to keep you standing upright." We meet at 6:30 every Friday on Zoom, rotating men and women each week. Please contact Jed or Candice if you have any questions.

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Men's Group

Men - COMPELLED, The Irresistible Call - Munoz

When: Tuesday, Evening

In this 6-week Life Group series called "Compelled," we will be hearing from people just like you, who heard the call of Jesus and willingly accepted the responsibilities that came with that call. You will hear from people as their lives were changed. They will share what evangelism looks like in their lives and why they feel so compelled to share the truth of Jesus' amazing love and power in their lives. They will share some of the fears they faced, and how the Holy Spirit brought a peace to their souls, giving them the courage to take steps of action. Men - Please join us we meet on ZOOM meeting ID 393-571-5118 on Tuesday at 7:00 PM. Our meetings run 1 hour in duration.

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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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Men - Willing to Believe - Landeros

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

What does an individual contribute to his or her own salvation? Does God wait on the doorsteps of our hearts, quietly hoping to be let in when we decide to open the door? Or does he call us and pursue us in a way we can't resist? The debate between the irresistible call of God and a human being's free will has raged for centuries. So what is the answer? And why does it matter? In Willing to Believe, R. C. Sproul uncovers issues that provoked the Reformation and revived the controversy between Pelagius and Augustine. We meet weekly 7-8:15 pm sharp!

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Specialty Groups

FCA Coaches Huddle - Goulding

When: Wednesday, Morning    Where: Perko's ,

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages athletes and coaches to grow in their faith and sport. Our meetings are held at Perko's Restaurant in Tracy, every month on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday's at 6AM.

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Women's Group

Women - Anxious for Nothing - Montano

When: Monday, Evening

Have we let our fears get the better of us? In Anxious for Nothing, Max Lucado leads readers to reflect on the promises of Philippians 4:4-8. This passage from Paul's epistle contains an antidote to anxiety that will help you develop a mindset of resilience. Rediscover the power of prayer and take control of your thoughts. You can rest in "the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding." Our group meets Monday evenings at 6:30 pm over Zoom.

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Women - James, Mercy Triumphs - Swanger

When: Thursday, Morning    Where: Kellogg Park 2224 Mt. Pellier St. Tracy, CA 95304

Bible scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. In other ways James more closely resembles the Book of Proverbs than any New Testament book. Come along with Beth Moore on a journey to get to know both the man and the Book of James. You will never be the same again. This group begins September 10, 2020. Please join us on Thursday mornings at 10am. This group meets at Kellogg Park in Tracy. The address: 2224 Mt Pellier St, Tracy, CA 95304.

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Women - Matchless - Costa

When: Monday, Evening

We are finishing up our Study of Joseph and will be beginning the book of Matchless - The Life and Love of Jesus. Who is Jesus? Why did He come to earth? How can I know Him? We live in a world where there's a lot of confusion about Jesus. Too often people want to shape Him and His message to fit their personal needs or agendas. So how can we know the truth? Join author Angie Smith in this 8-session search for truth as she unfolds the story of our matchless Savior—His mission, miracles, and message. This study will begin on September 28, 2020.

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Women - Sermon Based Questions - Nolen

When: Monday, Evening

As we look forward to the Fall season, please join us as we work verse by verse through 1Peter. Start date is 09/14. We will be meeting on the patio at church, 6:30, socially distanced, but emotionally within reach! All you need is your chair and your Bible.

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Women - The Book of Ruth - Bronson

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

***NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED**** Monday's, 9:30am. The story of Ruth and Boaz is one of the most beautiful examples of God's love and sovereignty recorded in the Bible. Woven through out this beautiful love story is a greater story of God's amazing love for us. If you have faced loss and wondered if God really loves you or if God is involved in the details of your life, then this study is for you. Ruth's courage in the face of adversity will inspire you to trust God with your future.This in-depth Bible Study will take you verse-by-verse and chapter-by-chapter through the book of Ruth. This book will fill you to the brim with hope, as you see an imperfect family be used mightily by God. Join me on this journey as we study the depth of God's amazing love for us!

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Women - The Gospels - Barnett/Garth

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

Join us as we read Scripture together. Our goal is to inspire one another to grow in our daily quiet time in the Bible. This fall/winter, 2020-21 we will read through/study the gospels beginning with Matthew. Our focus is to strengthen our faith as we study and to encourage each other to apply what we read to our daily lives. We meet every Wednesday from 9-11am Zoom. We enjoy discussion, pray for one another and fellowship with plans to "circle the wagons", practicing safe distancing from time to time as desired.

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Young Adults-Launch(18-30)

Young Adults - Romans 12 - Kazakevich

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

An In-depth Study of Romans 12 with a Focus on Discipleship: a proven path to becoming more like Jesus. Whether you have become stagnant in your spiritual growth, a new believer and unsure how to grow spiritually or a mature Christian looking for a game plan to disciple others, this is the group for you. We will have both Zoom and in person (social distancing) meetings.

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Young Marrieds