Growth Group Leader Notes

For the week of October 22, 2017


Things to Remember:

  • Drinks when people arrive
  • Contact anyone that has missed a meeting to let them know you missed them

Message #2: Regaining Our Purpose
Pastor Chris Brown

Goals for the Evening: 

  • Continue to build relationships
  • Discuss the homework together
  • Pray together



  • Taking It Home Section: We suggest you make sure you have plenty of time to go over the Taking It Home section this week. Similar to a couple weeks ago we recommend dividing into men only / women only groups which will allow people to be more open with sensitive topics.
  • Listen to the audio Homework Guide for more discussion suggestions. Check the column to the right for the audio player, mp3 file, or podcast.
  • Check out the written Leader's Guide to Growth Group Homework





Vista Campus 

  • Arise – October 26
  • Empty Nest – October 28/29 & November 4/5
  • General – October 28/29 & November 4/5
  • Parents of K-6 – October 28/29 & November 4/5
  • Parents of Teens – October 28/29 & November 4/5
  • Seniors – November 3
  • Spanish – November 4
  • Special Studies/Targeted – October 28/29 & November 4/5
  • Young Marrieds/Young Families – October 28/29

Carlsbad: REAL Women: November 1/8/9
San Marcos/Escondido: November 4



  • Don’t forget to complete your attendance online.
  • If you need any deletions, additions, or changes made in your group, please indicate those changes in the comment box.
  • Please use the Leader’s comment box to share with us the most significant events of your Growth Group meetings.
  • Please allow your group members to view your printed roster and have them verify that we have their current address and phone number.   

THE DAILY DOSE – Want a daily dose of a devotional throughout the “Identity Theft” sermon series? Text the keyword “daily” to 51400 to receive quick devotional videos and resources throughout the week. Standard text message rates apply. For questions, please email [email protected]

Breakfast n’ Chat – Interfaith in Carlsbad - New!

  • Project:  Make and serve a nourishing breakfast for 20 men that come from La Posada Men’s Shelter.  Volunteers are encouraged to stay and chat after serving breakfast. 
  • Day:  Saturday mornings, Carlsbad Interfaith
  • Time:  Arrive by 6:30am  


Green Oak Ranch Garden Beautification 
We could use about 30 to 60+ people on this project. 
Duties:  Project may include gardening, planting, weeding, raking paths, hauling away debris, painting and basic landscaping. Our Team Leader is John Westbrook.

  • Date/Time: Saturday, Nov. 11, 8am-12pm
  • Meet: 1237 Green Oak Road in Vista, CA 92081
  • Bring: Gloves, hats, close-toed shoes, sun block & water
  • Child Friendly: Yes, but we ask for parental supervision at all times
  • Tools to Bring: Rakes, shovels, hand trowels, hand clippers of any size, brooms, dust pans & wheelbarrows

To see other ways you can get involved and serve our community, check out our Community Service website.

“The Palomar Experience”- Oct 27-29, 2017

We’re down to only 30 openings, so don’t delay, register today!
Lookin’ for some guy stuff to do? Want to kick back or get refocused on God? Join us for another epic man’s weekend that will get you recharged and refreshed as Chris Brown leads us into a look at what a real man is and isn't! The weekend will also include plenty of man event options like paintball, high ropes course, skeet shooting, archery, zipline, horseback riding, etc. Space is limited so don’t delay! Register online today!