Growth Groups

Growth_20Groups_20smallWhat Are Growth Groups?

Realistically, church staff or elders are not able to personally minister to everyone who attends our church. That’s why we place such a high priority on our Growth Groups. We also believe that sustained, spiritual growth and life change happens best in the context of a small group community. Plus, in a Growth Group, people have the opportunity to study God’s Word together, share life stories, take part in local service projects and care for one another in relevant ways.

Most of our groups study a sermon-based curriculum, meaning the study questions focus on the sermon from the previous Sunday. Our groups are generally comprised of 10-16 people and require a commitment to the sermon series. Our groups meet from the middle of September through May (i.e. a fall, winter and spring session). Our groups take a break after Thanksgiving through December and during the summer months.

Whether you are an LJPC member, a regular attender, or looking for a place to make new friends and study the Word, we invite you to join a LJPC Growth Group. To find a group, contact Brooke Phelps at

During the next five weeks we will be hearing from Pastor Paul, Pastor Stan Beard, Sarah Carter from Urban Life, as well as some of our high school students on Youth Sunday.  They will be exploring different texts and sharing their insights.

April 23 John 21:1-14 Paul Cunningham – “So What Now?” Growth Group Handout
April 30 John 15:9-17
Stan Beard – “Remain in My Love” Growth Group Handout
May 7 John 21:15-25 Paul Cunningham – “Jesus Reinstates Peter” Growth Group Handout
May 14 John 2:1-12 Sarah Carter from UrbanLife – “The Wedding at Cana” Growth Group Handout
May 21 Ephesians 2:1-10 Youth Sunday – “Made Alive in Christ” Growth Group Handout

If you missed the Sunday service, you can  listen to past sermons here or watch the complete video here

Sunday Service Times

Traditional Service
8:45am in the Sanctuary

Contemporary Service
10:00am in Fellowship Hall

Traditional Service
11:00am in the Sanctuary


Our campus is located at 7715 Draper Ave, in the heart of La Jolla, CA at the corner of Kline St. and Draper Ave., an easy drive from most of San Diego. There is easy underground parking in our garage accessible from Kline St.

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