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Growth Group Office

2405 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92084
Phone: (760) 724-6700 x253
Email: aearnest@northcoastchurch.com

Growth Groups are the hub of our
ministry here at North Coast.
Growth Group Pastor: Dave Enns
Email: dave@northcoastchurch.com
Phone: (760) 724-6700 x259

Tips on Topical Prayer

Over the years we've found that group prayer goes better when we follow three simple guidelines.  Group prayer goes best when...

1.  WE PRAY FOR ONE TOPIC AT A TIME
Anyone in the group is free to introduce a prayer request either before prayer begins or during the prayer time.  Once a topic is introduced, the group focuses on that request alone.  Once it's covered, the group moves on to the next topic.

2.  EACH PERSON PRAYS MORE THAN ONCE
Because the group is focusing on one topic at a time, each person is encouraged to pray several times during the prayer time for those topics they feel most led to pray about.

3.  WE KEEP OUR PRAYERS SHORT AND SIMPLE
Group prayer goes better when members keep their prayers short and to the point.  When someone prays for a long time, it's hard for the other members to stay focused and long prayers tend to intimidate those who are just learning to pray out loud in a group.

 

2014/2015 Calendar

Fall 2014 Quarter

Mid-Quarter Training Dates

  • Carlsbad: Nov. 1 @ 5:30p
  • Parents of Kids, K-6: Nov. 1 & 2
  • Young Marrieds/Young Families: Nov. 1 & 2
  • General: Nov. 8, 9, & 16
  • Empty Nest, Parents of Teens, Special Studies, Targeted: Nov. 8, 9, & 16
  • San Marcos/Escondido: Nov. 16
  • Spanish Speaking: Nov. 16

Fall Quarter Meeting Dates
September 14 - December 6

Thanksgiving (no meetings this week)
Week of November 23-29

Winter 2015 Quarter

Winter Quarter Sign-Ups
January 3 - 11

Essentials Training for New Leaders & Hosts
Saturday, January 10

Halftime for All Growth Group Leaders and Hosts
TBA

Winter Quarter Meeting Dates
January 11 - March 21

Spring 2015 Quarter

Spring Quarter Sign-Ups
March 21 - March 29

Mid-Quarter Training Dates
TBA

Weekend of Service 2015
April 25 - 26

Spring Quarter Meeting Dates
April 5 - June 6