SMALL GROUPS

Life is better together.


IMG_3003.PNG

MIXED GROUPS

Discovery One

Day of week & Time: Fridays @ 6:30pm Bi-Weekly
Leader Name: Naomi Medina
Location: 4305 Southern Breeze Dr.
Phone: (661) 559-4832

Discovery One is where singles, over 30, come together to create community, fulfill purpose, and be the one that God created us to be. This season we will be meeting twice a month on Friday and will be using the book, Wholenessby Toure Roberts.

 

Gospel of Mark Bible Study

Day of week & Time: Mondays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Jim Rivano
Location: Discovery SW
Phone: (661) 487-7942

Join us as we go deeper in our relationship with God while studying His Word in this Bible Study by Francis Chan.

 

50+ Night Out

Day of week & Time: Every Second Saturday @ 4pm
Leader Name: Lala Hernandez
Location: 10211 Saint Albans Ave.
Phone: (909) 644-5051

This fun time of fellowship is for all adults who are 50+ years old! Join us as we get to know one another and grow in our faith!

 

Fishing and Fellowship

Day of week & Time: 1st and 3rd Saturday of Each Month @ 6am
Leader Name: Marc Castro
Location: Various Locations
Phone: (661) 364-7218

Join us once a month as we fish at lakes and ponds in Bakersfield and enjoy a time in the word at the same time. 

 

Lifestyle of Prayer

Day of week & Time: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Mario Lopez
Location: 5406 Pomerado Way
Phone: (661) 369-6970

 

Housefires Group

Day of week & Time: 3rd Friday of every month @ 6pm
Leader Name: Mario Lopez
Location: 5406 Pomerado Way
Phone: (661) 369-6970

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. 

 

IMG_3004.PNG

YOUTH

High School Boys Hangout & Study

Day of week & Time: Mondays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Pastor Graphtin Hill
Location: 6625 Hanford Dr.
Phone: (661) 808-6527

Come and hangout! Our group will be using the "Grow" curriculum geared for high school aged boys. 

 

Junior High Boys Hangout

Day of week & Time: Mondays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Jacob Vega
Location: 11908 Cactus Flower Ave.
Phone: (661) 331-2171

My small group will be a time for boys in 7th and 8th grade, to get together to learn and grow closer to God while also creating relationships with each other. Set in a fun and safe environment with snacks and games as well.

 

Junior High Girls Tuesday Hangout

Day of week & Time: Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Shelby Teach
Location: 6625 Hanford Dr.
Phone: (661) 900-4293

My small group will be a time for girls in 7th and 8th grade, to get together to learn and grow closer to God while also creating relationships with each other. Set in a fun and safe environment with snacks and games as well.

 

Squad 6 (6th Grade)

Day of week & Time: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Brittany Bergman
Location: Discovery SW Room 5
Phone: (559) 593-6185

Squad 6 will be using a youth curriculum called Limitless that uses scripture to discuss life and youth potential.

 

High School Girls Hangout

Day of week & Time: Mondays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Stephanie Valdivia
Location: 8404 Persimmon Dr.
Phone: (661) 303-0225

Grow deeper with God as we discover our purpose for high school age girls. 

 

Junior High Girls Thursday Hangout

Day of week & Time: Thursdays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Ashlyn Roberson
Location: 9519 Citrus Creek Dr. Bakersfield, CA 93311
Phone: (661) 381-0012

This is a time of fellowhip and fun as we use the Grow curriculum for junior high girls. 

 

IMG_3005.PNG

YOUNG ADULT

Young/Newly Married Couples

Day of week & Time: Mondays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Annamarie & Dakota Encheff
Location: 6601 Cedarcrest Ave.
Phone: (661) 302-3319

This group is for couples to fellowship, play games & build friendships with other newly married couples! We will be going through Right Now Media's marriage series. It's going to be tons of fun!

 

Young Adults Co-Ed

Day of week & Time: Tuesdays @ 7pm
Leader Name: Thomas & Emily Hulme
Location: 8404 Persimmon Dr.
Phone: (706) 429-5647

In this group young adults 18-30 will get to fellowship with one another as we study the Book of James/Works by Matt Chandler. 

 

Young Adult Women

Day of week & Time: Wednesdays @ 6pm
Leader Name: Kelsey Bonesteel
Location: 3009 Seaview Dr.
Phone: (661) 333-2570

The world has always been full of trials, disappointments, temptations, fractured friendships, and financial hardships. Yet Paul's letter to the Phillipians claims we can discover contentment and joy in the midst of it all by prioritizing what matters most - Christ. Please join us as we study the book What Matters Most by Karen Ehman. 

 

Young Adults Group with Gordon

Day of week & Time: TBA
Leader Name: Gordon Loo
Location: 7103 White Ln
Contact: gordon_loo@us.crawco.com


IMG_3002.PNG

MEN

Iron Sharpens Iron

Day of week & Time: Saturdays (AM)
Leader Name: John Campbell
Location: 5330 Office Center Dr.
Phone: (661) 301-9966

We explore a variety of different topics to help men thrive as servants of Christ, Iron sharpens iron. Our goal each small group season is to join together in fellowship to help all of us become better Men of God.

 

Father and Son

Day of week & Time: Saturdays @ 10am
Leader Name: Daniel Maldonado
Location: Various Locations
Phone: (661) 706-9101

This group will meet and various locations as fathers and sons will go and do activities together. A schedule of events will be provided. We will also use the book Raising Boys by Dr. James Dobson.

 

Men’s Fitness Bootcamp

Day of week & Time: Mondays @ 6:30pm & Wednesdays @ 5am
Leader Name: Ben Vega
Location: 11908 Cactus Flower Ave
Phone: (661) 440-5835

We will be conducting introductory workouts to get work on our physical fitness as well as fellowship together for our spiritual well being. An additional Wednesday 5am workout will be added if the Monday evening class is too full. 

 

MTG Card Game

Day of week & Time: Mondays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Michael Salinas
Location: TBD
Phone: (661) 912-7180

This group is a great time of fellowship for men who love to play MTG.

 

IMG_2999.PNG

WOMEN

The Best Yes

Day of week & Time: Bi-Weekly on Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Nancy Vega
Location: 11908 Cactus Flower Ave.
Phone: (661) 706-6954

There is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your Best Yes in this book study by Lysa Terkeurst. 

 

Prayer Squares

Day of week & Time: Mondays @ 9am
Leader Name: Bonnie Kinser
Location: Discovery SW Room 1
Phone: (661) 477-5370

This sewing group will make small squares with bible verses attached for people who are sick, grieving, or in need of prayer. The squares will be prayed over before being given out to others. 

 

Woman’s Morning Crafts

Day of week & Time: Fridays @ 10am
Leader Name: Lori Hazelip
Location: Discovery Room 1
Phone: (661) 332-9023

Join us as we make a new craft and fellowship with one another each week. 

 

#MomLife

Day of week & Time: 2nd Monday of Every Month
Leader Name: Cristal Medina
Location: Discovery SW Room 5
Phone: (661) 578-9450

#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 mom's night out every month.  Childcare for ages 0-5 and refreshments will be provided.  Together we are better. You won't want to miss out!

 

Sunday Sermon Study

Day of week & Time: Tuesdays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Alyssa Merlo
Location: 4305 Southern Breeze Dr.
Phone: (661) 431- 5772

Join us as we study and discuss the Sunday sermon topics.

 

IMG_3007.PNG

Couples

Couples Date Night 

Day of week & Time: Every 3rd Saturday
Leader Name: Mayra & Tony Reyes
Location: Various Times and Locations
Phone: (661) 578-2991

Let's have fun together as we go on dates with our significant others once a month. The first meeting will be a meet and greet at the church. Date night locations will be announced at the first meeting.

 

Couple’s Game Night

Day of week & Time: Thursdays @ 6pm Bi-Weekly
Leader Name: Christine & Joe Rangel
Location: Discovery SW Room 5
Phone: (661) 616-7262

Join us for fun and fellowhip with other Discovery couples!

 

IMG_3008.PNG

Freedom

Celebrate Recovery

 

Financial Peace

Day of week & Time: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Jesse Soto
Location: Discovery SW
Phone: (661) 348-1634

Financial Peace University will help you take control of your money, plan for your future, and transform your life. Every Freedom Night begins with Worship and Prayer. Snacks and Child Care are provided.

 

Living Hope

Day of week & Time: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Michelle Lozano
Location: Discovery SW
Phone: (661) 487-2900

Hope for anyone dealing with homosexuality. We are a confidential group with a great leader who is here for you.  Every Freedom night begins with Worship and Prayer. Child care and snacks are provided. 

 

Marriage Enrichment

Day of week & Time: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Eric Kidwell
Location: Discovery SW
Phone: (661) 397-5322

For all marriages looking for more. Every Freedom Night begins with Worship and Prayer. Child Care and snacks will be provided. 

 

Teens Depression & Anxiety

Day of week & Time: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Leanndra Garza
Location: Discovery SW
Phone: (661) 979-5972

This group is for any teens dealing with panic attacks, depression, and general anxiety. Every Freedom Night begins with Worship and Prayer. Snacks and Child Care will be provided. 

 

Women’s Depression & Anxiety

Day of week & Time: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Veronica Hanash
Location: Discovery SW
Phone: (661) 932-4924

Womens Freedom Group for any hurts, habits and/or life hang up. Child Care Provided.


WOrship

 

Discovery Worship Acoustic Guitar

Day of week & Time: Last Tuesday of Each Month @ 6:30
Leader Name: Lindy May
Location: 7103 White Lane Room 1
Phone: (661) 808-6417

Join us for a Monthly Meetup where our focus will be helping Discovery Worship Acoustic Guitar Players: Connect with other Guitar Players for community, support & growth, Grow closer to God, Learn what the acoustic guitar's role is in the band & Practice Worship Leading from behind an acoustic guitar.

 

Discovery Worship Bass Guitar

Day of week & Time: 2nd Tuesday of Each Month @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Mike Lopez
Location: Bakersfield Sound Co. 10715 Rosedale Hwy.
Phone: (661) 444-8693

Join us for a Monthly Meetup where our focus will be helping Discovery Worship Bass Guitar Players: Understand their role as the bass player and the role of bass in music, Gaining a closer walk with God, Connecting with other bass players for fellowship, community and support, Learning different styles of bass, different tones, pedals and amps.

 

Discovery Worship Drummer

Day of week & Time: 1st Saturday of Each Month @ 10am
Leader Name: Steven Hight
Location: Riverwalk Park
Phone: (661) 910-0860

Join us for a Monthly Meetup where our focus will be helping Discovery Worship Drummers: Understand their role as a drummer, Gain a closer walk with God, Connect with other drummers for fellowship, community and support, Learn different styles of drumming, how to tune to pitches and how to build dynamics.

 

Discovery Worship Electric Guitar

Day of week & Time: 1st Wednesday of Each Month @ 6:30pm
Leader Name: Drew Martin
Location: 224 Claudia Autumn Dr.
Phone: (661) 487-0806

Join us for a Monthly Meetup where our focus will be helping Discovery Worship Electric Guitar players: Better understand their roles as Lead & Rhythm Guitar Players in the worship context, Gain a closer walk with God, Connect with other electric guitar players for fellowship, community & support and will focus on teaching them different styles of guitar tones, pedals and playing.

 

Discovery Worship Female Vocals

Day of week & Time: One Saturday Of Each Month @ 11am
Leader Name: Felie Maldonado
Location: TBD
Phone: (661) 706-9100

Join us for a monthly meetup where our focus will be helping all of the female Discovery Worship vocalists: understand their role as a worshiper, gain a closer walk with God, connect with other female vocalists for community, fellowship and support, learning different styles of leading, singing. This group will meet on February 16th, March 16th & April 6th.

 

Discovery Worship Keyboard/Piano

Day of week & Time: One Saturday of Each Month @ 11am
Leader Name: Daniel Maldonado
Location: 5317 Shadow Stone St
Phone: (661) 706-9101

Join us for a Monthly Meetup where our focus will be helping Discovery Worship Keyboard/Piano Players: Understand their role as a keyboard player, Gain a closer walk with God, Connect with other keyboard players for fellowship, community and support, Learn the difference between piano and synth, how to build layers, how to use midi controllers and other relevant items.

 

Discovery Worship Men’s Vocals

Day of week & Time: One Saturday of Each Month @ 11am
Leader Name: Brennan Lamar
Location: TBD
Phone: (661) 706-9101

Join us for a Monthly Meetup where our focus will be helping Discovery Worship Male Vocalists: Understand their role as worshipers, Gain a closer walk with God, Connect with other male vocalists for fellowship, community, and support, Learn different styles of leading and singing.

 

 

dream center

 

Clothing Pantry 2nd Saturday

Day of week & Time: 2nd Saturdays @ 10am
Leader Name: Casey Perez
Location: Dream Center 520 Union Ave.
Phone: (661) 304-5627

The Clothing Pantry volunteers help sort and hand out clothing and shoes to people during the 2nd Saturday outreach at The Dream Center. 

 

Clothing Pantry 4th Saturday

Day of week & Time: 4th Saturday @ 10am
Leader Name: Melissa Cardenas
Location: Dream Center 520 Union Ave.
Phone: (661) 806-7689

The Clothing Pantry volunteers help sort and hand out clothing and shoes to people during the 4th Saturday outreach at The Dream Center. 

 

Food Pantry 2nd Saturday

Day of week & Time: 2nd Saturdays @ 9am
Leader Name: Marilu Rodriguez
Location: Dream Center 520 Union Ave.
Phone: (661) 910-2601

Join this group and help our Food Pantry prepare food baskets and hand them out at The Dream Center every 2nd Saturday.

 

Food Pantry 4th Saturday

Day of week & Time: 4th Saturdays @ 9am
Leader Name: David & Tracie Wyatt
Location: Dream Center 520 Union Ave.
Phone: (661) 578-3467

Join this group and help our Food Pantry prepare food baskets and hand them out at The Dream Center every 4th Saturday.

 

Dream Center After School Volunteers

Day of week & Time: Mondays & Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm
Leader Name: Chaz Long
Location: Dream Center 520 Union Ave.
Phone: (661) 431-3374

Students Kindergarten-12th grade can join this group for help with homework and they will also be served dinner. 

 

Dream Center Kids

Day of week & Time: 2nd Saturdays @ 9am
Leader Name: Danny Hernandez
Location: Dream Center 520 Union Ave.
Phone: (661) 340-6992

This group provides fun through games, music and stories to the kids who visit The Dream Center on 2nd Saturday. 

 

Dream Center Weekday Mornings

Day of week & Time: Thursdays @ 9am
Leader Name: Veronica Hanash
Location: Dream Center 520 Union Ave.
Phone: (661) 932-4924

Join the weekday team! We will begin with Prayer & Devotion. Then we will be organizing stock, assist in receiving donations, picking up food and helping with needs in our community. 

 

Homeless Outreach 2nd Saturday

Day of week & Time: 2nd Saturdays @ 6pm
Leader Name: Krysti Highfill
Location: Begins at 6713 Vancouver Dr.
Phone: (661) 549-3462

Join us as we go out on the streets of Bakersfield to feed, clothe and share the love of Christ with the homeless in our community.