For Sunridge Church in Temecula, the church is more than just a place for people to gather on Sunday mornings to hear a sermon. It is a place to form meaningful friendships and connections. It’s a place to “do life” with others who are seeking a deeper relationship with God or who want to learn more about what it means to be a Christ follower. And it’s a place to have fun, share a meal, and find a support system for when times get tough.
Certainly, people are able to find connections with others on their own, but Sunridge Church has made it a priority to help attendees find their “tribe” by offering a variety of ways for people to get involved and meet others within the church. Not only does the church offer Bible study groups, as one might expect a Christian church to do, but they also offer various support groups, shared interest groups, and season-of-life groups. You can find out more about the current group offerings at Sunridge Church here.
For those interested in Bible studies, there are groups for both men and women that meet on the church campus. New Bible studies are always starting up, giving people a chance to dive in at any time. There are also “Life Groups” for singles and couples that meet in homes throughout the Temecula Valley. These groups will either go through a study of the Bible together or will discuss in greater depth the previous Sunday’s sermon. These groups will sometimes get together outside of their regular meeting times for casual outings, dinners, or game nights to further grow their friendships.
Sunridge also offers two ongoing support groups: Divorce Care and Grief Share. Both groups offer caring environments for people who are walking through difficult, and often lonely, seasons of life. In these groups, members can learn about how to cope with the losses related to divorce or the death of a loved one and can lean on each other for support and encouragement.
There are also opportunities for people within the church to bond over shared interests. There are currently groups dedicated to those who love playing basketball, going mountain biking, and playing pickleball, but other “Affinity Groups” are being added all the time. In addition, groups are formed based on the season of life of the individuals, such as groups for young adults, senior adults, and moms with young children and school-aged children. The church also regularly hosts a Financial Peace University group for couples and individuals who want to learn more about how to manage their household finances.
Finally, the church regularly hosts casual events that are designed to connect people within the church who may not otherwise have a chance to get to know each other. There are potlucks, game nights, events featuring special speakers, and more.
If you’re looking for a Temecula church that not only prioritizes the study of the Bible but also creates an authentic community of Christfollowers, Sunridge Church is definitely a church to consider.