Join a creekside Group

The purpose of Creekside Groups are centered around:

CONNECTING with others | Moving beyond Sunday courtesies to sharing life

GROWING together in Jesus | Growing beyond information to transformation in life and thinking

DOING LIFE together | God designed us for relationship


Our next regular group cycle launches in February, but you can check out some of our ongoing groups below


GENERAL GROUPS (men/Women)

GOD NEVER GIVES UP ON YOU

MONDAYS | 6:45-8:45 PM | BIBLE/BOOK/VIDEO STUDY 

LEADERS: MIKE & TANYA WHITE

Frequency: Weekly | Location: Martinez Home & Zoom (Hybrid)  | Duration: Ongoing (this study starts 2/12)

God enacts His perfect plan through imperfect people—including you and me! In this Bible study, you will see how God used Jacob—the misbehaving patriarch who was strong on savvy but weak on conscience—simply because God chose to use Jacob. His story invites us to believe in a God who sticks with the unworthy until we are safely at home. God turns brokenness into blessings through His grace, mercy, and relentless love. Not just for Bible characters, but for you. God Never Gives Up on YOU!

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BEGINNINGS OF GOD'S CREATION

TUESDAYS | 7:00-8:15 PM | BIBLE STUDY

LEADERS: MATTHEW & LEIGH SIEGER

Frequency: Weekly | Location: Martinez Home | Duration: 6 Weeks (starts 2/13)

In the beginning . . . was God! The accounts in the first book of the Bible are not fairy tales or legends but historical facts that form the foundation of our faith. We will discuss creation, Adam and Eve, the Fall, Cain and Abel, the Flood, and the Tower of Babel. No homework and no previous Bible knowledge required.

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FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH

WEDNESDAYS | 6:30-8:00 PM | BIBLE STUDY 

LEADERS: GRAHAM SEEL

Frequency: Weekly | Location: Creekside | Duration: 6 weeks (starts 2/7) | Childcare Available

Whether you're new to the Christian faith and starting your journey, craving a deeper connection with God, or looking to rekindle your relationship with Jesus, Creekside's Foundations of Faith group is the perfect space to do that. We invite you to join us for a transformative six-week journey starting Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m. We explore the essence of salvation, discover effective ways to read the Bible and delve into the profound meaning of walking with Jesus in every aspect of our lives. Reignite your passion for a meaningful relationship with God and others.
KNOW - GROW - GO!

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MAKING SENSE OUT OF SUFFERING

WEDNESDAYS | 6:30-8:00 PM | BIBLE/BOOK STUDY 

LEADERS: ERIC & PEGGY JOHNSON

Frequency: Weekly | Location: Creekside  | Duration: 6 weeks (starts 2/21) | Childcare Available

Have you ever asked God: "Why? Why do you allow such suffering?" Do you have family or friends who reject God because they "just can't believe" in a God who allows suffering? Join us as we seek answers to these most vexing questions! We will be reading through the book "Making Sense Out of Suffering" by Peter Keeft.

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COMPASSION FOR DISABILITIES | BEACON OF HOPE

THURSDAYS | 6:30-7:30 PM | SUPPORT GROUP |

LEADERS: ANNA NEVIS AND MARK PIGHIN

Frequency: Weekly | Location: Creekside | Duration: Ongoing

A discussion group for special needs families, and individuals with or without disabilities, to help each other grow and learn through Christ how to expand our compassion skills. It is open to all ages, and families are encouraged to attend.  This group will offer unique examples/experiences because it will be facilitated by two members of the disabled community. Come join us, we'd love to meet you! We are taught to be beacons of hope and will strive to facilitate thoughtful discussions involving our group so we can all grow together and lift one another through shared experiences and compassion.

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ONE AT A TIME

THURSDAYS | 6:30-8:00 PM | BIBLE/VIDEO STUDY

LEADERS: KATE & RUSS MIGNANI

Frequency: Weekly | Location: Walnut Creek Home | Duration: 7 Weeks

(starts 2/15)

Do you wonder if you can make a difference in this world? Join us as we go through a video series and Bible study that explores how Jesus made the biggest difference in all of history -- impacting one life at a time -- and how we can follow His example today.

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WEEKEND WALKING GROUP

SATURDAYS | VARIOUS TIMES | ACTIVITY GROUP 

LEADERS: DAVID BARTKE & LAURIE BUTLER

Frequency: Varies | Location: Various Locations | Duration: Ongoing

We are a gentle group of like-minded, mixed-age men and women who enjoy walking, hiking, or strolling various regional park trails and walking paths. We try to gauge our excursions based on weather and temperatures. Members will receive notice through e-mail describing each walk's plan, and have an opportunity to RSVP yes, no, or maybe. Our walks are sometimes invigorating, and other times provide a peaceful retreat from busy lives. You decide. All levels are warmly welcomed.

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THE BOARD GAME CLUB

SATURDAY | 6:00-9:00 PM | ACTIVITY GROUP

LEADERS: JACOB WALDO AND JESSE ROSETTE

Frequency: Twice a Month | Location: Creekside Church | Duration: Ongoing

Have you ever wanted to enact the righteous judgment of God upon your enemies? Do you ever wish you could work with others to prevent the annihilation of humanity? Do you simply like to have fun? This group is all about board games, or more accurately, all games in general. Games like: Catan, Risk and Pandemic or Scattegories, Taboo and Catch Phrase, Exploding Kittens, Sushi Go and Uno, or even Clue, Monopoly, and Trouble. We will provide most of the games, but we would love for you to bring your favorites; the more the merrier! There will also be games for all ages, so bring your kids and/or your grandparents if you think they'll enjoy it!

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WOMEN'S GROUPS

LADIES JOURNALING

SATURDAY | 9:00-10:30 AM | BIBLE STUDY

LEADER: MONIQUE THOMPSON

Frequency: Twice a Month | Location: Online/In-person at Creekside | Duration: Ongoing

Journaling is an excellent way to both record and process what God speaks to us. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time, to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have received. Without writing them down, you may forget those blessings and some very important lessons! While journaling is a very personal time with the Lord, you may want to share some of your journaling with your small group or mentors. Through discussion, you may be able to look deeper into what God is speaking to you, gain new insight, and encourage others & receive encouragement from others. This group is for all women whether you have journaled before or not. It is a casual time to get together and start your Saturday morning and read a passage together, write about what we are reading, and then, if comfortable, share and discuss what we have read. All you need to bring is a Bible, pen/pencil, journal, and an open heart.

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MOMS OF LITTLE'S GROUP

MONDAY | 6:15-7:45 PM & TUESDAY | 9:00-10:30 AM | MOM'S GROUP

LEADERS: ADRIANA HUMPHREY & DANIELLE ROSA

Frequency: Weekly| Location: Monday-Martinez Home & Tuesday-Creekside | Duration: Ongoing

This is a group for moms of little ones. We will be going through a video series that speaks directly about being moms and women. We will learn together to lean on God while we go through our motherhood journey. If you would like to be part of a community of fellow moms and meet in a child-friendly space, please join us! You are more than welcome here.

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SUSTAINABILITY CRAFTING

TUESDAY | 6:30 - 8:30 PM | WOMEN'S ACTIVITY GROUP

LEADER: MARY WATSON

Frequency: Once a Month | Location: Pacheco Home | Duration: Ongoing

This group will meet together to do a sustainable craft. Every crafter will
be doing the same project. The craft will be done to take home the same night.  Open to the first 10 women for each month.

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GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD

WEDNESDAY | 6:00-7:30 PM | WOMEN'S BIBLE/VIDEO STUDY

LEADER: MONIQUE THOMPSON

Frequency: Weekly | Location: Creekside | Duration: 6 Weeks (starts 2/14)

Are your thoughts holding you captive? I'll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn't really love me. In Get Out of Your Head, Jennie gives us tools from the book of Philippians to stop the spiral of toxic thoughts and transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances, by taking control of our minds.

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GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD

THURSDAY  | 10:00-11:30 AM | WOMEN'S BIBLE/VIDEO STUDY

LEADER: MONIQUE THOMPSON

Frequency: Weekly | Location: Creekside | Duration: 6 Weeks (starts 2/15)

Are your thoughts holding you captive? I'll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn't really love me. In Get Out of Your Head, Jennie gives us tools from the book of Philippians to stop the spiral of toxic thoughts and transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances, by taking control of our minds.

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Men's Groups

BE A GODLY MAN | MEN'S GROUP

THURSDAY | 6:30-8:00 PM | VIDEO BIBLE STUDY

LEADER: PHIL LAVRISCHEFF

Frequency: Weekly | Location: Creekside | Duration: Six Weeks (starts 2/8)

God has created men to have incredible strength. But today's culture has hijacked masculinity, distorting strength into passivity and abuse.
In this 6-part video Bible study series, pastor Joby Martin invites men to embrace God's definition of masculinity and to step into His calling upon their lives to wield their strength on behalf of others. God has designed men to be protectors, providers, and defenders. When men act like men, everyone flourishes.

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FRIDAY MEN'S GROUP

FRIDAY | 7:00-8:00 AM | BIBLE/BOOK STUDY

LEADER: DAVID BARTKE AND PERRY PICCHI

Frequency: Weekly | Location: Creekside | Duration: Ongoing

Our group will be studying a biblical character or book. The format is a discussion of the weekly text with an emphasis on understanding what God is saying to us and how we can apply it in our culture.

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