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We love our Small Group team, and we celebrate when someone new meets the criteria to join in a leadership capacity!  These people facilitate, instead of teaching.  They grow, instead of lecture.  In short, they are a team who actively develop and disciple our congregation into growth that helps each individual become a more fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ!  They are going to help us reach our goal of connecting 1,000 adults into small groups.

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CARE - CR - Men's Step Study- W112

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 13400 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. We do offer childcare for this course as a part of our CARE Night offerings.

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CARE - CR - Women's Step Study - M79

When: Monday, Evening    Where: 13400 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 and this group meetings at 6:30 weekly.

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CARE - CR - Women's Step Study - Tu90

When: Tuesday, 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. We do not offer childcare for this course, but our Awana program provides opportunities for children to learn about God and His Word. Children ages 3+ through 6th grade are encouraged to sign up. Childcare for these age groups is not provided through another source.

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CARE - CR OS: Men Life Issues - F58

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: Women Codependency - F61

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 - F62

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- F60

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

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- Women's Step Study - W66 (Closed)

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. This is a step study for women and this group meetings at 6:30 weekly.

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CARE - DivorceCare - W101

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

New start date: January 24, 2018. 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. Our first meeting will be January 24th.

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CARE - DivorceCare 4 Kids - W102

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

DC4K is designed to help minimize the short- and long-term effects of divorce on your children's schoolwork, emotional health, and spiritual life. As your children begin to heal from the pain and confusion, their relationships with you, God and others will grow healthy and strong. Please note that only children whose has a parent enrolled in DivorceCare will be enrolled into DC4K.

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CARE - Family Grace - W106 (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 January 24th through April 18th at 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 - W104

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 small 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. Childcare will be provided.

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CARE - GriefShare - W103

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

New group starts: January 24, 2018. 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 - Women - Living Grace - W105

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 January 24th through April 18th at 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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FCA Coaches Huddle - W37

When: Wednesday, Morning    Where: Perko's ,

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages athletes and coaches to grow in their faith and sport. We meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 6AM at Perko's Restaurant.

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First Respdrs - Protect Your FR's Marriage - M96

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: (800 block) N Stella Ct. Mountain House, CA 95391

Join us and experience our fellowship, comradery and support for whatever stage of the First Responder and First Responder Family journey you are in! Our group is made up of First Responders and their spouses. We are studying a RightNow Media study titled: "PRotecting Yoru First Responder Marriage" written by Chuck Douglas, a Police Officer of the Oklahoma City Police Department prior to his joining FamilyLife with his wife Melissa. Chuck went on to earn a Masters of Divinity, bringing much knowledge and experience to the faith of First Responders and their families. Currently we are meeting on Monday evening, but we may change as our First Responders' schedules change. We try to keep meeting dates corresponded to schedule availability...when we can. We are building a community of friends who understand the life of a First Responder family while coming together in God's word for support and continual growth as a Christ Follower. We meet in Mountain House from 7:00 to 8:30 pm and childcare is available. Please contact rsnyder@southwinds.org with questions and address information.

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General - Isaiah: God Is Our Salvation - Sa83

When: Saturday, Morning    Where: (1200 Block) Manly Drive Tracy, CA 95377

Isaiah : God is our salvation. Isaiah's calling was primarily to the nation of Judah and to the city of Jerusalem, he urged the people to repent from their sins and to return to God. he also foretold the coming of the Messiah and the salvation of the Lord and the End of Days events. We meet every Saturday morning at 9 am to 10:30 at the Thompson's presently. We shift locations according to special needs. I.e., if you are in the hospital we are willing to hold our small group study in your room if you want.

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General - Laugh Your Way to a Better Marria - Tu93

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: (1000 block) Berkshire Drive Lathrop, CA 95330

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage. We will be watching, then discussing video clips from mark Gungor's funny and insightful series on how to improve your relationship through better understanding of your spouse (or significant other), their thought processes, and emotional needs. This is a great resource for couples at any stage in their relationship! Study starts at 7 pm, proceeded by a potluck starting at 6:15 pm. Group meets in Pepping home in the River Islands area of Lathrop. (Note: there are two house dogs at residence.)

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General - Not a Fan - W68

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: 365 E. Legacy Drive Mountain House, CA 95391

Twenty times in the New Testament, Jesus Christ issued a compelling and challenging invitation: "Follow Me." Jesus is not interested in mere fans. He doesn't want enthusiastic admirers. He wants completely committed followers. Our Small Group will meet in Mountain House. We will meet every other Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Please contact Michelle Leto at 815-321-9782 or mleto@southwinds.org with questions.

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General - Spiritual Gifts - Tu99

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: (600 block) W. Antigua Terrace Mountain House, CA 95391

God has designed us all in a specific and powerful way to fulfill our role within the Body of Christ. Gain a deeper understanding of what Spiritual gifts are and identify the unique gifts with which God endowed you. In this 8-week study, we will spend time in a 20 minute video lesson, followed by group discussion sharing. We've seen lives transformed in this study before; come and find out what God has in store for you.

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General - The Beginning - Su100

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! Our next group starts January 21st. 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 Call - G73

Join us as we jump into a Disciple Path Series! It's a multi-book journey, and we will be studying "The Call." The focus of this study is to understand the question "Who am I as a disciple of Christ?" It begins by exploring who Jesus really is before walking through the priorities of a disciple, the cost of a disciple, and the fruit of a disciple.

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General - The Life - G75

Join us as we jump into a Disciple Path Series! It's a multi-book journey, and we will be studying "The Life." This study asks the question: "What does a disciple do in relationship with God?" Through this vital disciple-making experience, each group member discusses and practices some of the following disciplines: reading the Bible, prayer, community, serving, and evangelism.

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General - The Mission - G76

Join us as we jump into a Disciple Path Series! It's a multi-book journey, and we will be studying "The Mission." This study asks the question: "What does a disciple do in relationship to the world?" Knowledge and community are good only to the extent that they serve a disciple's mission. This study begins with Jesus and ends with Jesus as it guides growing disciples along the journey to missionality.

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General - The Truth - G74

Join us as we jump into a Disciple Path Series! It's a multi-book journey, and we will be studying "The Truth." The focus of this study is to understand the question "What does a disciple believe?" It explores the primary doctrines of a disciple of Jesus. The include the doctrine of God, humanity, the work of Jesus, the kingdom, the Holy Spirit, and the church.

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General - The Way - G72

Join us as we jump into a Disciple Path Series! It's a multi-book journey starting with a 5 week study called " The Way" guides new disciples on a journey through the Gospels, and is a starting point for followers of Christ who want to go deeper in their understanding and practice of discipleship.

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Married - Sacred Marriage - Th111 (Full)

When: Thursday, 7:00pm    Where: (1300 block) Appalosa Court Tracy, CA 95376

Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse, it is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Gary Thomas' video study, Sacred Marriage, shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. This group meets at the Myers' home in the Shulte/Tracy Blvd area every Thursday (please call Mark or Wende for address) and invites all couple to the exciting study of how God can work in and through your marriage!

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Married - Wide Angle Framing Your Worldview - Su09

When: Sunday, Evening    Where: (2400 block) Garazi Street Tracy, CA 95304

Our group meets on Sundays at 5:30 - 7:30pm. We meet in the South East area of Tracy (Elissagary Ranch). Please contact Allen for the exact address. Our group consists of married couples with kids ranging from 6 to 14 years old. During our time, we will go over a study(or sermon based notes), and afterwards we enjoy snacks and dessert. Also, we emphasize fellowship/social events on separate nights.

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Married- Parenting - W50

When: Friday, Evening    Where: (200 block) S. Tranquilidad St. Mountain House, CA 95391

Parenting- Loving Our Children with God's Love focuses on 9 studies designed to uncover some major parenting insights found in the Bible. Each study covers a basic challenge of parents, with the focus that children are a reward from God and a rich blessing (Psalm 127:3, 5). Join us as we study and discuss not only the challenges and responsibilities of parenting, but also the great privilege and joy that it is. We are a group of married couples who meet every Friday evening from 6:30-8:30. We meet each week alternating as men only, women only and then families. We all study the same book with the hopes of growing deeper in our faith as men, women and couples. We meet in Mountain House on the men's nights and in central Tracy on the women's/family nights.

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Men - 1 & 2 Corinthians - Tu28

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: (11000 block) W. Linne Road Tracy, CA 95377

This is a men's group currently studying "The Atheist Delusion" by Ray Comfort of Living Waters Ministry. The video study is 20 minutes long with a simple tract/handout followed by discussion. The video series teaches some simple techniques on how to answer atheist and skeptics. We watched the movie (1 hour) of the same title last week. The movie can be seen for free on You Tube and Living Waters\' website. We are located a the Basalite Block plant at 11888 West Linne Road. We meet from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Please contact me at my cell: 707-580-3116.

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Men - Man in the Mirror - M30

When: Wednesday, Evening    Where: Southwinds-5th Grade room Tracy, CA 95376

Man in the Mirror - The Study of the 24 problems men face. This is a book study, with video, audio and PDF files available for viewing and downloading online. Each of the chapters is self contained and you can GET IN at any of the study to be well served by the weekly subject. Join us! We are on Chapter 4.

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Men - Sermon-Based Series - F25

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

We are an informal men's group. Our usual format is to share how God has spoken to us that week through people, circumstance, or His Word, and use that for a time of equipping and encouraging. We are currently studying through the Sermon-Series. We meet Friday mornings at the church from 8:00 - 9:30 am.

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Men - Sermon-Based Series - M29

When: Monday, Evening    Where: (1100 block) Dronero Way Tracy, CA 95376

When by God's grace and leading Keith Warwick founded the group in 2012/2013 his vision was for men of all ages to get to know each other to support each other. Also to be accountable to each other. 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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Special Events: Photographers

Southwinds Event Photographer Team is a group of our church members who enjoy life through the lens of a camera! You will find them at church wide events, outreaches, and special occasions, so be ready! 1-2-3 say cheeeese!

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Student: SG - HS Girls - 10th-12th Grade-Pitcock

When: Tuesday, Evening

I Have A New Name - Hosana Poetry An inspiring book on claiming victory over our identity. The world gives us a lot of names. God gives us other names. Why do we spend so much of our lives listening to the wrong ones? Where can our true identity be found? Filled with captivating personal stories, simple retellings of complex Biblical truths, and practical everyday challenges, I Have a New Name is a relatable and inspiring book for anyone who wants to be free of their old names, their old hurts, and their old identity, and answer to a new purpose, a new confidence, and a new name. When we choose to answer to a new name, the Enemy's victory ends, our victory begins, and God's victory is here. What are we waiting for? Let's answer to something new... Group meets 6:30-8pm

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Women - Back to Basics - W46

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

"Getting back to the basics" Our group is about encouraging each other to develop and/or deepen a discipline of daily scripture reading and quiet time with the Lord, as we know that this is where life transformation begins! Utilizing Francis Chan's "Read Scripture" program as our daily plan, we come together weekly to share what we are learning in God's Word the Bible, and how we are applying it to our lives. We also "do life together", supporting one another through prayer and encouragement. Come join us every Wednesday morning from 9:00am - 11:00am in Tracy and let's do this together! Details: Please contact the group for exact address, please also note there is no childcare available.

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Women - HOSEA - Unfailing Love - M33

When: Monday, Evening    Where: Rotating between Fairhaven and Redbridge Neighborhoods Tracy, CA 95377

"Discover the God who cherishes you. Jennifer Rothschild has a story for you. It's about an unlikely couple, an usual courtship, and an illicit affair. But the marriage didn't end; instead, a love story began. It's Hosea and Gomer's love story and it your love story." "When you're looking for identity, God calls you His own. When you feel enslaved, God frees you. When you wander away, God brings you home. No matter where you are, God sees who you are and loves you faithfully. Hos unfailing love changes everything." We will be starting 9/18. Our group meets Monday evenings at 7:00 pm. We meet at rotating locations in South Tracy (Tracy Blvd/Valpico crossroads). Please contact Nicole Gant for more information.

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Women - Lavish Grace - M47

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

A study of Paul's experiences with and teachings about Grace. A practical approach to Scripture coupled with examples of God's grace at work in the lives of women today to help you embrace God's amazing grace. Group meets on Southwinds campus every Monday 6:30 - 8:00pm.

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Women - The Lord's Prayer - Tu107

When: Tuesday, Evening    Where: (800 Block) Cobalt Court Tracy, CA 95377

We are excited to be studying the book "The Lord's Prayer" by Douglas Connelly. In the Bible we read that Jesus spoke through parables, commands of service and refraining from judgments but it blows my mind how very specific and intentional He was when He told us to pray. Let's study those words, pray the prayer, have that simple conversation with our Father.

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Women - Women of the Word - Th108

When: Thursday, Morning    Where: (0 Block) Mary Ct. Tracy, CA 95376

This small group is a book study for women of all ages. It's important, especially in today's society, to study God's Word. It can be difficult sometimes to know where to start. Using the book, "Women of the Word" by Jen Wilkin we will learn a step by step approach to studying the Bible with both our hearts and our minds, regaining our passion for reading the Bible. For more information on the book and a video clip for the book, visit: https://www.amazon.com/Women-Word-Study-Bible-Hearts/dp/1433541769/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514927316&sr=8-1&keywords=women+of+the+word+jen+wilkin This group will meet every Thursday morning from 9-11am. Women of all ages are encouraged to attend. Women with children are welcome to bring their children to play with others while the group is meeting. We meet off Central Ave in Tracy, please email Catherine for exact address. Book cost will be $10 or less. Feel free to reach out for further questions.

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Young Adults - The Book of James - M110

When: Monday, 7:00pm    Where: (1600 block) Southbrook Street Tracy, CA 95377

This group is a combined mens and womens group for the Young Adults and Young Professionals of Southwinds Church! Ages range from recent high school graduates to individuals in their 30"s, and the synergies created here are exciting. We like to utilize technology, meet frequently both in and out of group, try new things, learn more about our God, and follow Him more closely. Come join us Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm and take the greatest adventure of your life!

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