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Even though you’ll find that our weekly Sunday morning celebrations are a great opportunity to meet many warm and friendly people, the best place to forge friendships and experience Genuine Christian Community (GCC) is during the week in our Connect Groups. These groups are where you’ll find friendship, support, encouragement, love and prayer.

Some groups may be on a break for summer, Feel free to contact a CG leader to see if their group is on a  or having summer activities.

Also visit upcoming events and Fridays in the Park starting June 15

We have groups in in Carmel Mt. Ranch, Rancho Bernardo and Rancho Peñasquitos, Carmel Valley and Escondido.


High School Connect Group – Sundays 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Poway

Kris and Rachel Larkin Email  or call (858) 735 0712

Food, fellowship and Bible study

Men’s Connect Group – Tuesdays 6:30 pm – Poway

Ric Higgins Email  or call (858) 699-5045
Together we seek a closer relationship with Father God. We work to enhance our personal lives, our church and our families. Through an appreciation of each other, and Jesus’s love we build each other up to live as the victorious warriors we were made to be.

Age 40 plus Connect Group – Tuesdays 7:00 pm – RB 

Gary & Kathy Mancini Email or call (858) 382-1933
This is a spiritually thriving, energetic, fun filled group for the mature (not the old).  No child care is provided.

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Bible Study – Tuesdays – 6:45 pm – Carmel Valley

Les and Dawnette Meredith Email or call (619) 993-7731

The Bible study is focused on helping to build a solid foundation in the Word of God, and learning to live from a continuous presence of the Holy Spirit so that we can become “led by the Spirit.”  I am excited to have a study with Heidi and Rolland Baker, who were long time missionaries with little Kingdom success until God met Heidi in a powerful and public way at the Toronto Revival.  After that event, their ministry broke out in signs and wonders and they have launched over 10,000 churches throughout Africa from their orphanage and Christian Center in Mozambique. Some people refer to Heidi as the “Charismatic Mother Theresa.” We will have our typical schedule of meeting at 6:45 p.m. for snack and fellowship, followed by a short DVD lesson and discussion. We wrap up each meeting with prayer around 8:15 p.m. We hope you can join us-please feel free to bring a friend or recommend this to a friend.

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Marriage Connect Group – Tuesdays –  7:00 pm – Rancho Bernardo 

Video study for couples with discussion, fellowship and prayer. Child care available. Please email or call first to confirm.

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Women’s Connect Group – Tuesdays – 12:30 pm – Rancho Bernardo 

Great discussion, fellowship and prayer. A safe place to share and grow.

Email Shell Cowper-Smith

Mom and Tots Connect Group – 1st and 3rd Tuesday 9:30 am – Poway

contact Angela to be put on weekly reminder

Angela Willet Email
If you are a young mom and would like to connect with some other young moms.

Wednesdays 7:00 pm – Connect Group – Tierrasanta

Mike and Tina Gray – children welcome

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Young Adults Connect Group – Escondido – Wednesdays 7:00pm (not 1st Wed of each month)
Mark Cowper-Smith Email
We are a group of young people led by the “young at heart” and the Holy Spirit. We value genuinely connecting with each other and building authentic, meaningful relationships by creating a safe place for fun and open (and frequently hilarious) discussions, encouraging and praying for one another, listening for the Lord and the voice of each person present, whether you’re a regular, or it’s your first time.

Men’s Prayer Saturdays – 7:00 am – 8:00 am Hilltop Park

Les Meredith Email or call (619) 993-7731


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Women’s Fun nights

We  invite all women, young and old,  for a “Girls Night Out.” We will shift around the days each month to accommodate everyone’s busy schedule. check bulletin, Facebook and upcoming events for details.

CG Semester dates for 2018

  • Sept 10-Nov 12
  • Jan 14- March 25
  • Jan – March 25
  • 2 week break for Easter
  • April 8 – May 27

CG Semester dates for 2019

  • Sept 9 – Nov 11

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