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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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Life Groups

CARE

CARE - Gospel University - Thielen

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road 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 and other religions, and how to effectively share the Gospel with others. Our meeting day has changed back to Wednesday evenings. We will be meeting "In-Person" in the Church Lobby at 6:30 pm.

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CARE - GriefShare (Tuesday Zoom)

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

This 13-week session features videos of grief specialists talking about grief recovery issues, while telling real-life stories of others who have experienced a loss. The companion Participant Guide gives you a daily word of encouragement and comfort from God. We are 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. Healing does not happen over night. Previous members are welcome to join as many sessions as you like. This group meets on Tuesday evening at 6:00 via Zoom.

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CARE - GriefShare (Wednesday)

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 Middle Rd Kids Worship Center Pre K/Turquoise Room Tracy, CA 95304

This 13-week session features videos of grief specialists talking about grief recovery issues, while telling real-life stories of others who have experienced a loss. The companion Participant Guide gives you a daily word of encouragement and comfort from God. 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 on session if you so desire. We meet Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm inside the Kids Worship Center in the Pre-K/Turquoise Room. Social distancing observed. Masks strongly recommended.

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CARE - Healthy Marriages - Sunday

When: Sunday, Evening    Where: Zoom Tracy, CA 95304

Learn key communications skills and the fundamentals of establishing and growing a healthy marriage, while centering it on Christ. Appropriate for mariages at all stages. This marriage group meets on Sunday evenings at 6:30. Below is the information needed to join the Zoom meeting.

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CARE - Living Grace - Teresa Colon

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. POST COVID RESTRICTIONS: We will 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 - Sexual Assault - The Wounded Heart

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

Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. The Wounded Heart takes an intensely personal and specific look at this form of abuse. Dr. Allender explores the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse and lays hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear. Now with its companion workbook, survivors can work through the complex issues of sexual abuse in a concrete way by following a step-by-step process towards healing. We will meet on Wednesday's at 6:30 via Zoom. This class will start on April 12, 2021.

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Celebrate Recovery

CR - Large Group

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. The Large Group meets on Friday evenings at 7pm at the church (social distancing in place).

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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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CR - Women's Step Study - (OPEN)

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. **** Group Begins - August 4, 2021*** This group meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 on the Southwinds Campus.

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First Responders

Specialty Group - First Responders (Sasser)

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

Open to all First Responders. Our group is made up of married and single members. The book of Revelation was a reminder that God saw the churches in Asia Minor's hardships, cared about them, and would reward them for their faithfulness. John's message of hope in Revelation assures Christians that God is in sovereign control of all past, present, and future events. We meet on Monday evenings in Tracy from 5:30p - 7:00p for fellowship. We begin and end promptly. There is no childcare available at this time.

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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. If you are interested in being a facilitator or a member of a Core Life Group please complete and submit the following form: Facilitators: LG: Facilitator, Assistant, Host Home Form Participant/Member: Join a Life Group (2021) Form For questions please contact Jamie Ulloa at: julloa@southwinds.org or at (209) 815-3925.

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General - The Book of John - Corbett

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

The Book of John. Who was Jesus? A wise teacher? A prophet? A fake? The Apostle John unfolds the truth. Throughout the centuries, John's portrait of Jesus has drawn men and women into a trusting, intimate relationship with the Son of God. As you study John, you can begin deciding for yourself who Jesus is. This group meets on Monday evenings at 6:30 via Zoom.

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Married

Married - New Morning Mercies (Devotions) - Zelmer

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

Mornings can be tough. Paul David Tripp wants to energize you with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel. He knows that what we really need is an encounter with the living God. Then we'll be prepared to trust in God's goodness, rely on his grace, and live for his glory each and every day. Join us Wednesday evenings at 6:30. Our group meets in person - social distancing in place.

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Men's Group

Men - Book of James - Landeros

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

True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus. James writes to believers who know suffering, who've faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God. Join us as we walk verse by verse with James. We meet weekly on Tuesdays at 7-8:15 pm sharp!

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Men - Greater Than - Villaluna

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

In the "Greater Than" study, Francis Chan walks us through his own difficult childhood to help us understand that God is greater than any pain, sin or hardship that we might encounter in this life. Watch the videos and follow along with the study guide, and you too will realize that God is greater than any obstacle standing in your way. We will continue to meet on Tuesday evenings at 7pm via Zoom. Please contact me at my cell: 707-580-3116.

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Men - The Book of Colossians - McNely

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

What we think about Jesus matters. Our perception of Him shapes us. In this 8-session series, Louie Giglio will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world. Our men's group meets "every other" Monday at 7:00 via Zoom.

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Men - The Book of Hebrews - Leyba

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

If you want to know what life is truly about—if you want to grasp the full, staggering power and beauty of Christianity—turn to the book of Romans. Romans takes you on a journey across the miles and the centuries to experience the incredible meaning and impact of Paul's letter to the Romans. We meet Friday mornings from 9 am - 10:30 am in the Turquoise Room in the Children's Center.

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Specialty Groups

Women's Group

Women - David - Swanger

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

God will never give up on you. Seeking the Heart of God Through a Study of David. In this examination of the "man after God's own heart," David will delight and disappoint you. You'll want to be just like him at times and nothing like him at others. If you've ever experienced doubts, temptations, losses, family problems, or personal inconsistencies, this study is for you! Join us on Thursdays at 10:00am. We meet in person (social distancing) on the campus in front of the Worship Center.

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Women - Elijah - Costa

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

Join our group on Monday evenings at 6:30 via Zoom as we study the life of Elijah. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire. Let's visit the life of Elijah. In this faith-building study, you'll discover how Elijah's obedience to God kept him anchored, sharpened his faith, broadened his impact, and invited heaven's fire to fall. God is also working in your life today to fashion a fiery, bold faith that will empower you to share the hope of Christ.

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Young Adults-Launch(18-30)

Young Marrieds

Young Marrieds-Laugh to a Better Marriage-Kaufmann

When: Sunday, Afternoon    Where: 800 Block of Lawn Court Tracy, CA 95304

Through exploring a variety of subjects including the myth of a "soul mate," the different ways men and women think, the conflicting levels of libido, and the necessity to forgive, Gungor proves the key to marital bliss is not romance or destiny - it's work and skill. Couples need to work hard at maintaining their relationship and to have the skills to pull it off. The longer spouses wait to learn these skills, the greater their chance of wanting to bail, yet Gungor makes it easy for couples to bring their relationship to the next level. We meet Sunday afternoons at 4pm.

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