Life Groups 2020

College Group

(18-24 ish)


The Book of James

Led by Roman Gritsak

Every-other Monday 5-6 pm at GGC

Women’s Groups


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Romans Bible Study

by Warren Wiersbe

Twelve lessons will teach you how the book of Romans can help you be right with God, yourself, and others. Trust beloved Bible teacher Warren W. Wiersbe to lead you or your small group on a chapter-by-chapter study that’s both penetrating in its analysis and easy to understand. A perfect companion to Wiersbe’s Be Right commentary, this study guide will help you understand the important topics of sin, justification, and sanctification among others. Notes for small groups are included.

Led by Linda Goyer

Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm meets at Polly Clark’s home near Stickney Point Rd. and Swift Rd.

Finding I Am, women's study

Finding I Am

by Lysa TerKeurst

What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it.

Join Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel to explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study we will be trading feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.

Led by Amy Kecskes

2nd and 4th Tuesdays 7 pm in the GGC prayer room

Young Adults Group

Colossians, bible study

The Book of Colossians

Led by Roman Gritsak and Zach Nerston

Every other Monday night 6 pm at the Gritsak’s home in Palmer Ranch

Mixed Groups

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The Book of James

by Francis Chan

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—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. James writes to believers who know suffering, who’ve faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God.

Francis Chan unpacks the dense truth contained in the book of James in front of the iconic backdrop of San Francisco, the city where he lives and ministers. Through 12 sessions, Francis works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life.

Led by Tim and Nicki Parker

Wednesdays 6:30 pm at the Parker’s home in Venice

Led by Bill and Claudia Storms

1st Sunday of the month 11 am in the GGC prayer room

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Reasonable Faith

by William Lane Craig

Perfect as a textbook yet excellent for lay readers, this updated edition builds a positive case for Christianity by applying the latest thought to core theological themes.

J. Gresham Machen once said, “False ideas are the greatest obstacles to the reception of the gospel”-which makes apologetics that much more important. Wanting to engage not just academics and pastors but Christian laypeople and seekers, William Lane Craig has revised and updated key sections in this third edition of his classic text to reflect the latest work in astrophysics, philosophy, probability calculus, the arguments for the existence of God, and Reformed epistemology.

Led by Ruffin Crozat

Every other Friday in the GGC portable 6:30 pm

gospel of John, life group

The Gospel of John

by Matt Williams
The Gospel of John: Finding Identity and Purpose DVD Bible study covers twelve passages from the book of John that give a fuller understanding of the reason Christ gave his life on the cross. Sessions are taught by professors with specialized areas of knowledge.

Designed to accompany the DVD study, The Gospel of John Participant’s Guide provides an outline of the video teaching with room for notes and includes photos, maps, additional information, and a five-day personal Bible study guide after each lesson.

Led by Peter Magerkurth

Meets Wednesday nights 6:30 pm at the Magerkurth’s home in Palmer Ranch

1 and 2 Timothy, bible study

2 Timothy

Led by Dave and Kathy Aynardi

Every other Monday at 6 pm in the GGC prayer room

Men’s Group

James, bible study

The Book of James

A men’s life group that is devoted to studying Scripture and building community with one another.

Led by Tom Lutz & Jim Reid

Thursday mornings at 6:30 am in the GGC prayer room