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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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You can use the Life Groups search tool below or our Life Groups Catalog to find a group that fits your needs. 
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Life Groups

CARE

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    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 6:00 - 7:30 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 experienced a stillbirth at 20-weeks. We will be studying Anchored by Erin 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 (CLOSED - Espersen)

When: Monday, 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. 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

First Responders

Specialty Group - First Responders (Sasser)

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

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)

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    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

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 - The Book of Judges - Munoz

When: Tuesday, 7:00pm    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Tracy, CA 95304

The Book of Judges is all about how humans failed to solve the problem of rebellion against God when God commissioned them to do so. We are going to see God's faithfulness shine in the darkness of human failure. Men - Please join us we meet on ZOOM meeting ID 393-571-5118 on Tuesday at 7:00 PM. Our studies run approximately 1 hour in duration.

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Men - Unstuck - McNely

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

Are you stuck in a rut? It's easy for Christians to find themselves caught up in the life of cluttered schedules, rhythms, and routines dictated by our culture. Many feel stuck in the routine of life—their jobs, relationships, and daily circumstances. They know it's not the life they dreamed of. And they feel stuck in a life yearning for deeper meaning. The Unstuck Bible study has been designed to help guide you out of the ruts and pitfalls that so often ensnare us all. You will be inspired and equipped through the powerful biblical teaching of Mark Batterson, Francis Chan, Lisa Harper and Rich Stearns. Each of these teachers will draw from the lessons of the award-winning short film Journey to Jamaa—a true story about two kids who are forced to search for hope in a broken world. The dynamic combination of the film, profound biblical teaching and powerful real-life stories from everyday people will help you and your group get unstuck and back on the path to a life of purpose that God intends for you!

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Men - Willing to Believe - Landeros

When: Tuesday, 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

Women's Group

Women - Children of the Day - Swanger

When: Thursday, Morning    Where: 13400 W. Middle Road Turquoise Room - The Shed Tracy, CA 95304

Join Beth Moore in this verse-by-verse Bible study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. During this 9-week study, you'll learn how to let go of past mistakes and discover your circumstances are not coincidental - God's timing is impeccable! Whether you're facing family crises, medical diagnoses, relationship troubles, doubts, or fears, you'll come away encouraged that even though it may not feel that way, you are exactly where Christ wants you to be! "You are children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness." 1 Thessalonians 5:5. We are now meeting back at the church in the Turquoise room at 10 AM on Thursday mornings.

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Women - Matchless - Costa

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

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 - 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

Young Marrieds - You and Me Forever - Kaufmann

When: Sunday, Afternoon    Where: Alternating locations Tracy, CA 95304

Marriage is great, but it's not forever. It's until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. Francis Chan with his wife Lisa address the question many couples wonder at the altar: "How do I have a healthy marriage?" Francis and Lisa dive into Scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest parts of our souls. We meet Sunday afternoons at 4pm. Our meetings will alternate between the Kaufmann's and Rubio's home.

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