activity/interest group

Activity and interest Groups exist to connect people who enjoy doing similar things. Their affinity in an interest or activity makes it  natural for group members to instantly relate to one another.  

  • Fireball Friday  - 3rd Friday/monthly/6:30pm

    This is a unity building experience, a time of fellowship where Christians can invite friends and neighbors to a few hours of fellowship and FIRE! They meet on the 4th Friday in April; then the 3rd Friday of May thru September. Bring your own drinks, meat to cook over the fire pit, and a dish to share. If you want to bring firewood, contact Chuck Downing.  They meet at Crown Point Park (first entrance after turning on Crown Point Dr. at the light on Ingraham.)


    Led by Chuck Downing/Spirit Alive Class                                                        

    Location: Crown Point Park

  • Zion's Shepherds - Wednesday May 1, 8, 15, 2019/6:30pm

    When seconds count, help is only minutes away. On average, it takes first-responders 6-9 minutes to arrive at incidents involving a hostile intruder. In turn, hostile intruder incidents last 5-12 minutes. Simple math then tells us, you are the help until help arrives. Are you prepared? We will provide training for anyone interested in being prepared to react to a hostile intruder. At MCN, we will discuss how preparation is Biblical; how we can take comfort in knowing He is God, as we delve into Psalm 46; and how we can apply our preparedness to survive a hostile intruder incident anywhere and anytime in our day-to-day lives. We will also discuss case studies and participate in hands-on demonstrations.


    Led by: Van Erhard/MCN Safety Response Team
    Location: Church/Rm. 110

  • Hymnology - Wednesdays/monthly/6:45pm

    In our study, we'll be looking at the life and hymns written and composed by Haldor Lillenas.


    Led by: Janet Crow                                                                                         

    Location: Church/Fellowship Hall

  • run for god - Saturdays/weekly/8:30am

    No Running Experience Needed. Run for God / Mission in Running Shoes is a 12-week Walk/Run Bible Study ministry.  This group is designed for all fitness levels. During the 12 weeks, the goal is to work towards participating in the Live Well San Diego 5K on July 28, 2019. 


    Led by: John & Kim Foster                                                                                    

    Location: Allied Gardens Park

  • quilting - 3rd Saturday/monthly/10:00am

    Open to everyone – beginner, intermediate or advanced – regardless of skill level.  Come and enjoy the fellowship and comradery.


    Led by: Gayle Smith & Cindy Zabuska                                                        

    Location:  Church/Fellowship Hall

core groups

Core Groups meet year-round and are not seasonal. Most of our Sunday School and Wednesday night groups that meet on campus fall into this category

  • College young adults - Sundays/weekly/9:30am

    We are a community of young adults who are completely captured by the person of Jesus, and the life offered in His Kingdom. We desire to be a place where absolutely everyone is invited to experience first-hand the beauty of being in an authentic community that is passionate about knowing Jesus deeply and following Him together.


    Led by: Pastor Jeff Jimenez                                                                               

    Location: Church/Room 207

  • seventh day - adult 55+ - Sundays/weekly/9:30am

    This group gathers together to discuss the fundamentals of the faith, which helps us blend these basic Biblical Truths with personal obedience and service.


    Led by: Amanda Thurman                                                                                       

    Location: Church/Room 210

  • moms in prayer - Sundays/weekly/9:45am

    Intercessory Prayer for Children and Schools in the Community. In a time of anxiety due to culture, education, and curriculum in public schools, learn how to pray powerfully and effectively for your children using God’s Word as a guide. Our goal is to impact children and schools for Christ.


    Led by: Cyndi Stockwell
    Location: Church/Room 208

  • adult bible study 55+ - Sundays/weekly/11:00am

    This group affords the opportunity for in-depth discussion of the Scriptures in a relaxed, often humorous, always relevant manner.  This spring, we’ll be learning from the lives of Prophets, Priests, and Kings in the Old Testament.  Check us out!  Bring your electronic or printed WORD of GOD!


    Led by: Pastor Ed Felter                                                                                                      

    Location: Church/Room 109

  • the word 55+ - sundays/weekly/11:00am

    Get the most out of your Bible study! This group will reveal the wonder, power, and message of Scripture in new ways.


    Led by: Claudene Todhunter                                                                                  

    Location: Church/Room 110

  • care n share 55+ - Sundays/weekly/11:00am

    We’re studying the Scripture and applying its principles to guide our lives,  empowered our ministry to others, and help us to grow in our knowledge, service, and love of God.


    Led by: Pastor Robert Churchman                                                                 

    Location: Church/Fireside Room

  • whole hearted adults - sundays/weekly/11:00am

    A study of James: this practical book with advice on overcoming temptation, controlling the tongue, praying effectively, and practicing what the Bible teaches.


    Led by: Greg & Janet Crow                                                                                     

    Location: Church/Room 209

  • faith & family adults - Sundays/weekly/11:00am

    Faith & Family is gathering each week to study the C.S. Lewis and A.W. Tozer Lenten Devotionals through April 28, 2019.  May and June study to be announced at a later date.


    Led by: Various Leaders                                                                                    

    Location: Church/Room 203

  • kingdom builders adults - Sundays/weekly/10:45am

    Kingdom Builders is currently walking through the epistles of Paul (Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians,   Timothy, Titus, Philemon), looking at how the Christian life is lived out through the action of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

    Led by: John Payton
    Location: Church/Fellowship Hall

  • Spirit alive adults - Sundays/11:00am

    We’re studying the Book of Acts, which emphasizes that Jesus was Israel’s long-awaited Messiah and shows that the Good News He brings is offered to all men through the work of the Holy Spirit.


    Led by: Chuck Downing                                                                                      

    Location: Church/Youth Bldg.

  • Single Adults learning Together - Mondays/2x mo/6:30pm

    Learn practical steps to escape the pervasive sense of spiritual weariness. This study will reopen the rivers of living water and help quench your inner thirst.


    Led by: Pastor Tony and Hydie Miller                                                            

    Location: Church/Fireside Room

  • zephyr house - Wednesday/weekly/6:00pm

    Zephyr House provides Christ-centered and Scripture-based teaching and preaching ministry services to veterans housed at Zephyr Affirmed Living. As a community, our goals are to point each other to Jesus and receive Him; to become a people who have a desire to support, encourage and trust each other; to be a family to those who feel lost or lonely; and to be a welcoming community who challenges each other to follow Jesus daily in how we live our lives.


    Led by: Pastor Robert Churchman
    Location: 4370 Alvarado Rd. San Diego, CA 92120

small groups

Like our Core Groups, Small Groups exist to connect individuals to an authentic and warm community of people who will journey with them in their relationship with God. Unlike our Core Groups, our Small Groups meet seasonally in homes or on the church campus on Sunday or through the week. They cover specific topics that are rooted in Scripture and have a specific start and end date.  

  • The Truth project - Sundays/weekly/9:30am

    This study is designed to equip us with a comprehensive Biblical worldview. Practically and personally we’ll be reintroduced to the Truth claims of God and learn how to marry our actions to our core beliefs founded in Scripture.


    Led by: Pastor Vic & Darcy Alvarado                                                             

    Location: Church/Fireside Room

  • east county rocks - 4th sunday of each month/6:30pm

    We’re learning what it means to follow in the footprints of our beloved Messiah, Jesus Christ, with all our heart, all our soul and all our might every moment of every day as we closely look at His life.


    Led by: Lori Ward                                                                                                               

    Location: Ward Home  

  • men's bible study & breakfast -Tuesdays/weekly/7:00am

    This Bible Study is the discussion of our Sunday morning messages and how it applies to our lives today.


    Led by: Various Leaders                                                                                   

    Location: Church/Fireside Room

  • PRecept upon precept - tuesdays/weekly/9:00am

    This group will meet to study the book of Hebrews, learning precept upon precept.


    Led by: Jean Nelson                                                                                                

    Location: Church/ Room 109

  • young adult study - Tuesdays/weekly/7:00pm

    We are a community of young adults who are completely captured by the person of Jesus, and the life offered in His Kingdom. We desire to be a place where absolutely everyone is invited to experience first-hand the beauty of being in an authentic community that is passionate about knowing Jesus deeply and following Him together.


    Led by: Various Leaders                                                                                          

    Location: Triboulet Home

  • young adult study - Tuesdays/weekly/7:00pm

    We are a community of young adults who are completely captured by the person of Jesus, and the life offered in His Kingdom. We desire to be a place where absolutely everyone is invited to experience first-hand the beauty of being in an authentic community that is passionate about knowing Jesus deeply and following Him together.


    Led by: Various Leaders                                                                                                   

    Location: Cypert Home

  • moms in prayer - Wednesdays/weekly/8:45am

    Intercessory Prayer for Children and Schools in the Community. In a time of anxiety due to culture, education, and curriculum in public schools, learn how to pray powerfully and effectively for your children using God’s Word as a guide. Our goal is to impact children and schools for Christ.


    Led by: Angie Serrano                                                                                                     

    Location: Serrano Home

  • men's bible study: men like us - Wednesdays/weekly/6:30pm

    This Bible Study will deal head-on with contemporary issues men face—time pressures, fathering, keeping our marriages strong, establishing priorities, etc. We’ll look at how Men in Scripture navigated these issues (and many others) with courageous obedience.


    Led by: Robert Churchman & Vic Alvarado                                                     

    Location: Church/Room 210

  • women's bible study - Thursdays/weekly/9:30am

    This group is following a DVD/Book Study on the life of Jeremiah and how it applies to us today.


    Led by: Elizabeth Bergherm & Colleen Hartman 

    Location: Church/Fireside Rm

  • women's bible study - Thursdays/weekly/7:00pm

    This group is studying the book Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit by Francis Chan.


    Led by: Makenzie Neer                           

    Location: Church/Angie Serrano Home