Why should you join a connect group?

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At Monterey Bay Christian Center, we love doing life together, just like Jesus encouraged us to do! So, we really hope you’ll get “connected” to one of our Connect Groups which meet seasonally every Spring and Fall.

There’s something for everyone so just jump in wherever you feel most comfortable!

Scroll down  to read about our 2018 Fall Groups!

Have questions? You can contact any of our group leaders directly. Stop by the Connection Center on a Sunday or click HERE to register!

FALL Session: October & November 2018

We're excited about our Connect Groups for Fall, 2018. Read the descriptions and meet the leaders below. If you have a question, just click on any of the email links. We'll see you in a group soon!

Once you're connected, go HERE to access your group's information and resources!

  • 831 Youth Group

    LEADER: Jen Gunter

    LOCATION: Monterey Bay Christian School - Room 14

    TIME: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm (ongoing)

    DETAILS:  Our heart, goal, passion, and drive, is for teens to know that God loves them, He is for them, and He has a good plan for their life.  Together, we Love, Grow, and Serve.

  • Bible Study (Men's Group)

    LEADER:  David Schmidt

    LOCATION: Church - Fellowship Hall

    TIME: Mondays @ 6pm (ongoing)

    DETAILS: This is an ongoing study covering various topics for all the men in our church. Everyone is welcome! If you have questions, just contact David by clicking on his name above.

  • Everyday Jesus

    LEADER: Jen Gunter

    LOCATION: 1168 Hilby Ave, Seaside

    TIME: Tuesdays at 6:30pm (beginning October 2nd)

    DETAILS: We all picture in our mind of who we think Jesus is, based on our church background or upbringing. But in the Gospels, we see that Jesus' character is dynamic and displays emotions not commonly associated with Him. If we're unaware of the diversity of His personality, we'll miss out on His fullness and our experience of Him will be limited.

  • The Grave Robber (Adult Group)

    LEADER: Linda Alexander

    LOCATION: 408 Casanova Ave, Monterey (Fred & Lilly Menezes' Home)

    TIME: Wednesdays @ 6:30pm (beginning October 3rd - 1st Wednesdays at MBCC))

    DETAILS: By Mark Batterson - "Our impossible situations are God’s greatest opportunity to reveal His glory Sometimes it’s hard to believe that God still does miracles. We don’t expect Him to move in miraculous ways in our day-in and day-out lives. Maybe we’d like to see miracles, but it’s hard to see past our problems. All that is about to change, like water into wine.

  • The Healing Choice (Women's Group)

    LEADER: Tammy Wood

    LOCATION:  Available upon request

    TIME: Mondays @ 6pm (beginning October 1st)

    DETAILS: If you've been wounded by your partner's porn use or infidelity and its impact to the relationship, we know the sense of loss, hurt and anger. We know the feelings of shame and self-blame. Join this Connect Group - it's your safe place to end isolation, to be understood, and to find your healing.

  • Raising Kingdom Kids (Family Friendly Group)

    LEADER: Shane & Xenia Cromer

    LOCATION: Church - Fellowship Hall

    TIME: Tuesdays @ 6:30pm

    DETAILS: Most of us believe passionately in contributing to our children's physical, social, and intellectual development. We make sure they have clothes and shelter. We try to see that they eat right, get enough sleep, and monitor their friendships. We also do everything possible to make sure they succeed at school. Featuring the inspiring teaching of Dr. Tony Evans, this six-week study calls and instructs parents to raise God-following children who are also spiritually strong and prepared to take on the assignments God has for their lives. 

  • Seasoned Saints (55+)

    LEADER: Jason Yarbrough

    LOCATION: Church - Fellowship Hall; Conference Room

    TIME: Thursdays @ 9:30am (ongoing)

    DETAILS: “Seasoned Saints” is MBCC's ministry for our senior citizens (55+). On the 2nd Thursday of each month we get together for food, worship, testimonials, a short devotional and a great time together. Every other Thursday the Conference Room is open for anyone who wants to have some coffee & conversation!  We'd love for you to get connected!

  • Thriving in Babylon (Adult Group)

    LEADERS: Jason Yarbrough

    LOCATION: Church - Conference Room

    TIME: Thursdays at 6:00pm (beginning  October 4th)

    DETAILS: By Larry Osborne - These are confusing times for many Christians. Traditional biblical values are not only rejected; it seems as if they're attacked on every front. It's all happened at warp speed, leaving many of us spiritually and culturally disoriented or even fearful, frustrated, and angry. How can we spiritually survive in an increasingly spiritually hostile environment? And is there any hope for the next generation?

    Check out the PREVIEW VIDEO!

  • Women of the Word (Women's Group)

    LEADERS: Susan Yarbrough

    LOCATION: 1200 Hilby Ave, Seaside

    TIME: Thursdays at 6:00pm (beginning October 4th)

    DETAILS: We all know it’s important to study God’s Word. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible?

  • Young Adults

    LEADER: Uziel Diaz

    LOCATION: Email for address (Ricardo & Jody Rodriguez' Home)

    TIME: Every Other Thursday @ 6:30pm (ongoing)

    DETAILS: Details Coming Soon

  • Host Your Own Group!

    We recognize that sometimes you already have a "group" of friends that regularly get together. If that's you,  we're challenging you to commit to meet weekly during this fall session of Connect Groups. Just click HERE to access a list of curriculum available in the church office or visit Right Now Media which has hundreds of free video-driven Bible studies from which to choose. What is Right Now Media? Watch THIS VIDEO:

    Call or email the office if you need help logging in to Right Now Media. We don't care how you do it - just do it!