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While short groups are intense topical studies, life groups are ongoing and focused on building community, growing, and learning together over time.  Generally it is the same core group of people regardless of the study.  While the study itself is essential to every gathering, there is also a large focus on praying with each other, sharing personal stories, socializing together and even serving the community together outside of the normal gathering times. If you are looking to connect with people, a life group is a great place to start.  Below is a list of life groups which currently have openings, if you have any questions or don’t see a fit for you, please contact Pastor Linda – or 408-736-3120 x 111 to get plugged in.

  • Jail Ministry Teachings
    Sunday mornings at 8:30am, every other week.
    Join volunteers who serve at the Elmwood Men & Women’s jail facility, as they go through reentry and leadership teachings to better prepare individuals coming out of jail.

    Led by: Pastor Angel Hernandez at
  • Sunday School for Seniors
    Sunday mornings at 10:30am in the church parlor.  Open to all seniors
    Currently studying Daniel – the sovereign God at work in human history.
    Led by: Peggy Salter at
  • Sunday Morning Ladies
    Sunday morning at 10:30am in classroom 10.  Open to all women
    Currently studying Gospel of Matthew
    Led by: Brenda Timble at
  • Tuesday Morning Men
    Meets Tuesday mornings from 6:30-7:30am in the church parlor.  Open to all men
    This group for men is currently studying the book of Hebrews every Tuesday morning to get the day started right.

    Led by: Tom Kenfield
  • Prayer Group
    Meets Tuesday mornings at 8:30am in the Worship Center.
    Join others in intercessory prayer for the church, community, and the world.
    Contact: Esther Hollinger
  • Women4Women
    Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:45am in the church parlor.  Open to all women
    The current study is “Epic of Eden” – a 12 week study of the entire Old Testament by Dr. Sandra Richter.
    Led by: Pastor Linda, (408) 736-3120 x111
  • Sunnyvale Home Group (in Lakewood Village)
    Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm.  Kid friendly, open to all.
    Potluck dinner, sharing, a purposeful focus on being missional.
    Led by: Jeff & Vanessa Scudder
  • Sunnyvale Home Group (near Homestead High School)
    Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm.  Adult singles and couples. 
    A relaxed pace workbook-guided pursuit of God’s strength for life’s challenges, optional potluck beforehand.
    Led by:John & Jen Darrow
  • Sunnyvale Home Group (near Mary)
    Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Adult couples.
    A group of couples working through “Growing Older and Wiser” with a focus on how God can develop and use wisdom in our later years
    Led by: Judy Gee
  • Sunnyvale Home Group (near Fair Oaks)
    Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.  Open to all women
    Currently studying Breath – exploring Sabbath in each day. 
    Led by: Audrey Avanzino
  • Open Book
    Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm on the Crosswalk Campus.  children’s program available.
    It’s basic – we open the Bible, this time to the book of John, and we read out loud. It’s deep – we allow the Spirit to direct our conversations. It’s emotional. It’s open.
    Led By: Rekha Maadugula & Pastor Angel Hernandez at
  • Living Out the Gospel
    Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm on the Crosswalk Campus.  children’s program available
    An ongoing group focused on connecting with and learning from each other as we go through life.
    Led by: Mark & Alise Juanes at
  • The Gospels
    Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm on the Crosswalk Campus.  Open to all adults, children’s program available
    The current study is from the book Harmony of the Gospels, Jesus’ message for modern man.

    Contact: David Stokes at
  • Women on Thursday
    Thursday evenings at 6:30pm in the church parlor.  Open to all women
    The current study is on the book of Jonah.

    Contact: Margo Dickson at
  • Casual Fridays
    Friday evenings at 6:30 pm in the church gym.  kid friendly
    Mixed group that meets for dinner and a brief study while sharing life together and what it means to be a family together. Men and women alternate watching the kids with every 4th Friday off.
    Led by: Pastor Gabe Tseng at