Growth Groups

Here at La Jolla Pres., we want to see lives transformed through a relationship with Jesus. One way we witness that is by sharing God’s Story, and equipping you to share His story as well. We strive for sermons that are informative, applicable, inviting and transformative.

What 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 in which 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. If you are interested in joining a group, please email Pastor Chad Fransen at or call (858) 729-5509.

Whether you are a member of LJPC, a regular attender, or looking for a place to make new friends and study the Word, we invite you to join a Growth Group.

Block 1 Jude in June:
In the first two weeks of our summer series, we will embark on an enlightening study of the Book of Jude. Through powerful teachings and reflections, we will delve into the themes of the transformative power of changing our narrative and standing firm in our faith. We'll finish the month hearing from Mindy Smith (Stan and Marie Beard's daughter) talking about the paralyzed man at the pool of Bethesda and Pastor Scott on the battle for the world's rule. Prepare to be inspired and challenged as we explore the profound truth of who truly rules the world.


Scripture Sermon Title Speaker Watch Listen

Jude 1:1-4

Changing the Narrative

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Video Audio

Jude 1:17-25

Don’t Give Up

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Video Audio

John 5:1-15

Do You Want To Be Well?

Rev. Mindy Smith

Video Audio

John 12:27-36

Who Rules The World Anyway?

Rev. Scott Mitchell Video Audio


Thank you for your interest in going deeper into God’s Word. We have a variety of opportunities on Sundays and during the week to gather together and encourage each other. To get connected to a group, please complete to form below, and someone from the church will be in touch shortly to help you find a group that’s a good fit for your situation.