Director: Pastor Scott VanBibber
(209) 489-3977

What is a CONNECT Group??

A group of 8-15 people who gather weekly or bi/weekly, either in a home, apartment, mobile home, or at the Connecting Point campus. We connect with God. We connect with others who are on a journey with Jesus. We connect with family, friends, and neighbors who make up our “extended family”. We connect to care, support, and help each other through life. 

Title: Transformation

All Adults
Leader: Mark and Michele Turpin
Day/Time: Sundays, 5:00PM 
Location: CPNaz Vista Room
DescriptionYou’ll learn how to recognize and conquer the roadblocks to true happiness and how to take the first steps toward a grounded, purposeful, satisfying life and a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God. 

Title: The REAL God – This group is FULL

All Adults
Leader: Chuck and Karen Freeman
Day/Time: Bi-Weekly, Thursdays at 6:30PM
Location: The Freeman Home in Hughson
Description: God longs for you to see Him.  We will look at the seven attributes that will help us get a closer look of God.

Title: LORD, Change My Attitude

Young Marrieds
Leader: Pastor Nick and Natasha Gebhart
Day/Time: Weekly, Mondays at 7:00PM
Location: The Gebhart Home in Keyes
DescriptionWe will talk about – Can attitudes be changed? – Identifying attitudes that dishonor God, disrupt our fellowship with Him and hinder our spiritual growth – Learn how to replace destructive attitudes with God-pleasing ones – Apply the Bible’s teachings about redemptive attitudes that can move us from stagnancy to life-changing growth in our walk with the Lord. 

Title: The Good Fight – This group is FULL

Leader: Pastor Greg and Myrna Gebhart
Day/Time: Bi-Weekly, Sundays at 5:00PM
Location: Craig and Christie Lundquist’s Home in Denair
DescriptionDrawing on their years as marriage counselors, best-selling authors Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott uncover common misbeliefs about marital conflict.  Let’s face it, the fur flies for every couple.  But only a few discover this secret: IT”S HOW YOU FIGHT, NOT WHETHER YOU FIGHT. Learn the practical, life-changing techniques that will show you how to turn every conflict to your advantage, leading to more intimacy and deeper respect. 

Title: Conquers – The Battle Plan for Purity

Men and Women

Leader: Keith and Laura Weed
Day/Time: Weekly, Sundays at 5:00PM
Location: Keith and Laura’s Home in Turlock
Description: This study on sexual purity is here to help men get to the root of bondage, while offering proven principles and practical tools to conquer pornography and find freedom.  The Conquer Series, unrivaled in its scope and authority, is about heart transformation.  This life-changing group provides insights which will lay out biblical strategies, scientific facts and teach men how to use God’s weapons to become conquerors. 

Title: Kingdom Culture – The Sermon on the Mount

All Adults

Leader: Michele Jones
Day/Time: Weekly,Thursdays at 6:30PM
Location: Michele’s Home in Denair
Description: The Sermon on the Mount contains some of Jesus’ most surprising, puzzling and profound teachings.  He calls us to give up our worrying, to love our enemies and to rejoice when we are persecuted.  We will explore the context surrounding this important passage in the New Testament and the implications Christ’s teachings have for our Spiritual Growth.

Title: Goliath Must Fall – Please note changes

Married & Singles
Leader: Katie Contreras 
Day/Time: Weekly, Saturdays at 5:30PM
Location: Katie’s Home in Denair
DescriptionMany of us have giants in our lives, hang-ups and habits, fears and insecurities that keep us from reaching our full potential. Frozen, we lose sight of the promise God has for our lives and settle for far less than best. In “Goliath Must Fall”, we’ll look at powerful insights from the Biblical story of David that will help overcome our giants by fixing our eyes on the size of our God, not the size of our giants.

Title: Breathe: Babylon

College and Young Singles
Leader: Moana Slade
Day/Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Description: Ancient Babylon was a culture where anything seemed possible, an empire of intoxicating power and promise.  It was also the land where the Israelite’s were sent into exile.  The same seductive spirit of Babylon is at work in our culture today.  In this study, we will explore God’s call on our lives to engage the world without falling in love with the world.
If you are interested in any of the Groups above or have questions about CONNECT Groups, you can contact Pastor Scott at by clicking on the blue hyperlink.