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.


Scripture Sermon Title Speaker GG Watch Listen

Matthew 5:1-6

Gathered Around Jesus

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Week 1 Video Audio

Matthew 5:7-12

The Blessings Continue

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Week 2 Video Audio

Matthew 5:13-16

Salt And Light

Abraham Musto

Week 3

Video Audio

Matthew 5:17-20

Jesus, Grace And The Law

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Week 4 Video Audio

Matthew 6:1-4

A Posture Of Humility

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Week 5 Video Audio

Matthew 6:19-24

What Do You Treasure?

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Week 6 Video Audio

Matthew 6:5-15

Some Thoughts On Prayer

Week 7 Video Audio

Matthew 6:25-34

Dealing With Fear and Anxiety

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Week 8 Video Audio

Matthew 7:1-6

Hypocrisy And The Church

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Week 9 Video Audio

Matthew 7:7-14

The Better Way

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Week 10 Video Audio

Matthew 7:24-29

Withstanding The Storms

Rev. Dr. Paul Cunningham Week 11 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.