SMALL GROUPS

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MIXED GROUPS

50+ Night out

Saturday 6pm
Welcome all men and women 50years old and up! We will have a great night connecting and having fun!
Lala & Rick Lopez
Location: 5406 Pomerado Way

Starting Point for New Believers

Day of week & Time: Tuesday 6:30pm
Are you new to the Christian faith and trying to figure out what God and Church is all about, then this small group is for you. Join us for Starting Point where we will explore the cornerstone beliefs that make up our faith and discover the next steps you can take to grow stronger in your relationship with God.
Leader Name: Bradley Royce
Email Address: b_royce@hotmail.com
Location of Group: Discovery Southwest Campus, Classroom 1

Stock Market/Investment Group

Day of week & Time: Tuesday 6:00pm
The stock market/investment group is about meeting with likeminded individuals to learn more about stocks, stock market analysis, sharing ideas and knowledge, and learning more about God and life through the example of stocks.
Leader Name: Drew Martin
Email Address: Drew@discoverybakersfield.com

A Study of the Book of Revelation

Day of week & Time: Mondays at 6:30 PM
Description: In this thrilling series, Pastor John Hagee walks you through an in-depth study from the beginning of the Book of Revelation to the end. He describes in great detail the truth of prophecy through a dynamic and detailed chart that will make prophecy come alive.
Leader Name: Jim Rivano
Email Address: Jim@discoverybakersfield.com
Location of Group: Discovery Southwest, Campus, Classroom 1

Singles 30+ Hangout & Bible Study

Day of week & Time: Bi-Weekly on Fridays 7pm
Do you need a safe place to connect and just relax? Join us! We will be connecting and studying the bible.  
Leader Name: Zhendel Rodriguez
Email Address: jendelr81@gmail.com

Shafter/Wasco Families

Day of week & Time: Every other Friday at 6pm Beginning September 7th
What will be your groups curriculum or activity?: We will be spending time together as families, enjoying one another with a potluck meal and games. Come out and share with others your experiences as we all walk out this journey through marriage and parenthood.
Name: Amber Salcido
Email Address: Salcidoam@gmail.com

Housefires Group

Day of week & Time: The 3rd Friday of every month 6:30pm
Housefires Groups are designed to help equip, empower, and activate believers in a Kingdom Lifestyle, so that all can learn to live naturally supernatural. Our areas of focus are Kingdom Values, Hosting God's Presence, Prophetic Ministry and Worship, Healing Prayer, and Power of Testimony.
Leader Name: Pastor Mario Lopez & Monica Lopez
Email Address: mario@discoverybakersfield.com

Worship Leader Small Group

Day of week & Time: Monday 6:30pm
Learn how to develop and stretch yourself as a Discovery Worship Leader practically and spiritually alongside other Worship Leaders.
Name: Pastor Brennan LaMar
Email Address: Brennan@discoverybakersfield.com

Influencers Network Team (Business Owners)

Day of week & Time: Every 3rd Tuesday 6:30pm
6 Sessions Total: WORK AS WORSHIP LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE (5 video sessions) & a MIXER with a guest speaker.
Leader Name: Rafael Crespo
Email Address: rafael@cresporoofing.com

Intro to a Lifestyle of Prayer

Day of week & Time: Thursday 6:30pm
Prayer is one of the most important building blocks of the Christian Life! We simply cannot know God without it! This12 week group will cover some of the essentials of Prayer. We will also look at the practical features of Prayer as well, such as developing a Prayer Lifestyle, studying the guidelines God has given us for Prayer, and learning how to pray for ourselves and others.
Leader Name: Pastor Mario Lopez & Monica Lopez
Email Address: mario@discoverybakersfield.com

 

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YOUTH

High School Boys Hangout & Study

Day of week & Time: 6:30 on Mondays
We will be discussing the Sunday messages and digging deeper into discussion to apply it to our lives.
Leader Name: Pastor Graphtin Hill
Email Address: nick@discoverybakersfield.com
Phone: (661) 808-6527

Jr. High Boys Hangout & Study

Day of week & Time: Monday 6:30pm
We will be doing a book study on Sacred Selfie: A New Perspective on the World. Join us for study and connecting!
Leader Name: Jacob Vega
Email Address: jacobvega07@yahoo.com

Jr. High girls

Day of week & Time: Thursday 6:30pm
In this small group we will be focusing on the theme of identity and how to stay true to yourself and God, on and off campus.
Leader Name: Shelby Teach
Email Address: shelby@discoverybakersfield.com

Squad 6 Large Group

Day of week & Time: Wednesday 6:30-8:00 pm
Every week we will address Love God, Love Each Other, and Change the World, along with week four as corporate worship, while following an age appropriate curriculum for sixth grade students.
Leader Name: Brittany Bergman
Location of Group: Discovery Southwest Campus

High School Girls Study on Identity

Day of week & Time: Tuesday 6:30pm
The focus of this small group is to empower young high school girls to discover their identity in Christ as well as their God-given purpose. If you are a high school girl this small group is for you!
Leader Name: Jessenia Salinas
Email Address: jessenia@discoverybakersfield.com

High School Girls Study on Identity

Day of week & Time: Monday 6:30pm
Being a teenager can be challenging. There is so much pressure that raises the question, “Who am I?”. This small group will help shape and identify the young woman God has created you to be.
Leader Name: Stephanie Valdivia
Email Address: Stephanie@discoverybakersfield.com

 

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YOUNG ADULT

Young Adult Hangout (Post-College)

Day of week & Time: Every other Friday Beginning Friday September 7th
This group is for young adults looking to have fun getting to know other awesome young adults! Some nights will be a night in, and others will be night out with activities around Bakersfield!! Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone - JOIN US!
Leader Name: Elizabeth Salinas
Email Address: Elizabeth.salinas0330@gmail.com

Young Adult Hangout (College Age)

Day of week & Time: Every other Friday Beginning September 14th
We will be hanging out at various coffee shops and restaurants, building community and using the You Version bible app devotional for discussion.
Leader Name: Pastor Daniel Maldonado
Email Address: daniel@discoverybakersfield.com

Young Adult Game Night

Day of week & Time: Last Friday of Every Month 6:30pm
We will be playing different games and enjoying fellowship with one another.
Leader Name: Sean Jachim
Email Address: jachimsean@gmail.com

 

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MEN

Discovering the Wisdom of God

Day of week & Time: Thursdays 5:30pm
We will be delving into the deepness of God’s word in a variety of different areas with emphasis placed upon biblical disciplines specific to men - including leadership responsibilities and biblical responsibilities as men, husbands, fathers, and servants of God. As we draw close to God through His word, our goal is to fulfill God’s greatest commandment, which is to love Him with all of our being. 
Leader Name: John Campbell
Email Address: Mog@bak.rr.com

Men's Large Group

Wednesdays 6:30PM
We will study a mixture of sermon-based studies and Mark Batterson's "Play the Man”.
Leader Name: Pastor Tony Nool
Email Address: Tony@DiscoveryBakersfield.com

Travel Light Men’s Bible Study

Monday 7:00pm
Men we will be meeting to gather and fellowship. In this group we will attempt to hone in matters of life and interest, while looking to biblical & practical approaches and application for everyday living.
Leader Name: Randy Castillo
Email Address: randileecastillo@gmail.com

The Armor of God Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast

1st Saturday of each month @ 6:30am
Leo’s Burgers on Ming Ave.
Leader Name: Bill Adkins
Email Address: badkins909@gmail.com

 

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WOMEN

MOMMY & Me Class(Birth to 5 Years old)

Thursday 9:45am – 11:15am
A time to fellowship WITH your child(ren) and other mommies. We will have a short devotion time, music, crafts, games and so much more! Mommies don’t stay home come out and let’s do life together!
Leader Name: Carly Halbrook
Phone: 301-1445
Email: carlyanniam@att.net

Women's Grief share

Day of week & Time: Tuesdays 6:45-8:00
Grief is not something you get over, but rather a personal journey which you learn to live with your loss and your grief by the grace of God. It is different for everyone. This small group is to support one another no matter what stage you are at in your journey. It allows the opportunity to meet an empathetic group of women who know grief as well and will listen, encourage, and pray for each other.
Leader Name: Monica Escamilla
Email Address: monicaescamillarn@gmail.com

Woman’s Morning Crafts

Day of week & Time: Fridays 10-12
We will be doing different crafts each week. Crafts vary from sewing to basic crafts. We love to get to know each other and have fun doing so.
Leader Name: Lori Hazelip
Email Address: Lahaze1962@yahoo.com
Location of Group: SW Campus Children’s room 1

Women in Leadership 

Day of week & Time: Monday 6:30pm
Calling all woman leading in church, in our community or in your careers. We will be going covering 2 leadership books that will sharpen your leadership and encourage you. We will be building a safe place for woman taking the lead and carrying burdens not everyone understands.
Leader Name: Pastor Veronica Hanash
Email Address: Veronica@discoverybakersfield.com
Location of Group: Discovery Southwest Campus Classroom 1

Women of Faith of Fitness

Day of week & Time: Once a month, Thursdays at 6:30-8pm.
We will meet once a month for an evening filled with fellowship, a fun workout, and to support each other as we strive to reach our personal health goals. We will dig into the Word of God with devotionals and participate in fun faith filled activities to make this an amazing of breakthrough!
Leader Name: Myrna Velasquez
Email Address: myrn429@yahoo.com

Girl Wash Your Face! (Book Study)

Day of week & Time: Wednesday 6:30pm
Have you ever believed that you aren’t good enough? That you’re a bad mom? Have you ever believed that you deserve to be treated badly? ALL LIES! Join us to expose the lies some of us have been believing.
Leader Name: Pastor Tonia
Email Address: Tonia@discoverybakersfield.com

#MomLife - Mom's of Preschoolers ages 0 - 5

Day of week & Time: The 2nd Monday of every month 6:00pm
#MomLife is a small group for Moms of preschoolers ages 0-5. #Momlife exists to walk alongside Mothers of preschoolers while encouraging, equipping, and empowering them. Come relax, enjoy guest speakers, be encouraged, and fellowship with other Moms. Meetings take place the second Monday of every month in the evening along with a daytime play date the fourth Monday of every month. Childcare for ages 0-5 and refreshments will be provided. Together we are better. You won't want to miss out!
Name: Cristal Medina
Email Address: medinacristal28@gmail.com
Location of Group: Discovery Southwest Campus, Classroom 5

Sermon Based Woman’s Group

Day of week & Time: Thursday 6:30pm
Every week we will discuss and process Pastor Jason’s Sundays Sermons further and dig deeper. Join this group to grow and build community.
Name: Alyssa Merlo
Email Address: alyssa@discoverybakersfield.com

All Things New Book Study & Connection Group

Day of week & Time: Thursdays Every Other 9/6 Begins 6pm
We will be doing a book study, All Things New - by John Eldredge, and find hope in the midst of the beauties and tragedies of life. Join this group to grow and connect.
Name: Sonya Portillo
Email Address: Myfatheristheking@yahoo.com
Location: 93314

 

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Couples

Couples Date Night 

Day of week & Time: One Saturday a month 6:30pm
Join us for fun date nights and connecting with other couples. 
Name: Tony & Mayra Reyes
Email Address: Reyesmayra49@yahoo.com
Location of Group: Varies

Couples Bowling

Day of week & Time: Times and days vary
This group will be a couples bowling group. We will meet at the alley and have fun connecting and hanging out. 
Leaders Name: Mark & Carol Dobbs
Location of Group: Southwest Bowling Alleys

 

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Freedom

Celebrate Recovery

Fridays 6:30pm    
Celebrate Recovery is a recovery program aimed at all "hurts, habits, and hang-ups", including but not exclusive to: high anxiety; co-dependency; compulsive behaviors; sex addiction; financial dysfunction; drug and alcohol addictions; and eating disorders. Celebrate Recovery is one of the seven largest addiction recovery support group programs
Leader: Skeeter Sadler
Email: sadlerskeeter@gmail.com
Phone: 747-5931
Location: Discovery Southwest Campus Classroom 5

Grace and Healing for Homosexuality

Wednesdays 6:00pm
This Freedom group will be a year long journey that focuses on healing and deliverance from homosexuality. We will be discovering who we are in Christ, and no longer identifying with the world. Join us as we shatter the illusion of identity crises. Registration for this closed group is annual only so don't miss this opportunity to grow and develop a healthy relationship with God, yourself, and others.
Leader: Mark Martinez
Email: mark.martinez711@email.bakersfieldcolleg.edu                       
Location: Discovery Southwest Campus Classroom 1