Growth Group Leader Notes

For the week of October 15, 2017


Things to Remember:

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

Message #1: The Fall Of Identity
Pastor Christopher Hilken

Goals for the Evening: 

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



  • 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. You can also access it online here. For questions, please email [email protected] 
  • Real Man Weekend 
    This is a great opportunity for the guys in your Growth Group to get connected.  Getting away for an entire weekend together facilitates connections that typically take months to realize. You can sign up online using your credit card, mail in your registration, or drop it off at the church office with your deposit during the week.  Just write “Attention: Men’s Weekend” on your envelope.  Cost from $165-189, depending on which rooms you choose.  Visit the website for more info



  • Check out the written Leader's Guide to Growth Group Homework
  • Listen to the audio Homework Guide for more discussion suggestions. Check the column to the right for the audio player, mp3 file, or podcast.



Remember to keep politics COMPLETELY out of your Growth Group discussions. Despite the fact that there may seem to be a predominant political persuasion in our church and in your group, we exist to minister to everyone who wants to know Jesus. There are new Christians, seekers, and even long-time Christians who are deeply offended when comments, jokes, and even prayer requests send the message that people who vote their way are not welcome here.

If someone in your group starts to take things in a political direction (be it with humor, a rant, or even a "prayer request" for a specific outcome) gently remind them that the body of Christ (and North Coast Church) is made up of followers of Jesus - some of whom are Republican, Independents, Democrats, Tea Party etc.



Vista Campus 

  • Arise – October 26
  • Empty Nest – October 28/29 & November 4/5
  • General – October 28/29 & November 4/5
  • Military – October 14/15
  • 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
  • Singles – October 15
  • Special Studies/Targeted – October 28/29 & November 4/5
  • Young Marrieds/Young Families – October 28/29

Carlsbad: October 21/22 & REAL Women: November 1/8/9
Fallbrook: TBA
Ramona: October 22
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.   

His Needs, Her Needs: Mon., October 23,30 & November 6, 7-9pm, $30 per couple, for married couples only. Based on Dr. Willard Haley’s book, His Needs, Her Needs, this interactive workshop will discuss the #1 communication secret and how to implement it.  For more info or to register go to:

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

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!

Community Service is a ministry of North Coast Church dedicated to being the hands and feet of Jesus and showing God’s love in tangible ways through our service to the community. We have created many options for you as a Growth Group to go out and serve. We partner with several non-profit organizations in our community. It is our hope that each Growth Group will do one to two service projects per Growth Group year. To see how you can get involved and serve our community, check out our Community Service website.