Have you ever wanted to grow in your Christian faith and have fellowship?  That is what a Growth Group offers.  There are a large number of such groups at Sierra Pres.  The groups operate in a wide variety of ways.  All are based in Biblical studies, but differ between actual reading of the Bible or related books & DVDs that help us grow in our understanding of various subjects.  There is a Growth Group Library in Ryosa Hall where you can check out books, study guides and DVDs.  Also, take advantage of our Church Library resources.

Each group is independent and can choose everything from the meeting place, the frequency and time of meetings, the subject matter and who will facilitate. Most of the groups meet in member's homes, rotating the hosting and/or facilitating.

The Growth Group Vision Team is available to help your group with any issues that may arise.  Each group is encouraged to have an agreement among themselves to respect each other’s privacy so that there can be genuine authenticity in the ongoing relationships. New groups are formed as people express a need. If you are interested in connecting with a Growth Group or would like to inquire about starting a new one, please contact either Meryl Wilson at 530.477.5342 or Mary Reeve 530.273.0283 or fill out a form below and let us know which group looks interesting to you. Please check out our Growth Group descriptions below to find out more about our existing groups.

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Host: Mike & Jennifer Hoffman

  • Location: Alta Sierra

  • Time: 1st & 3rd Sundays @ 6:30pm

  • Emphasis: 50’s & 60’s

  • Contact: 530.477.0990

HOST: Tim & Beth Grebe

  • Location: Alta Sierra

  • Time: Bi-weekly Mondays @ 5:30pm

  • Emphasis: Young Adults

  • Contact: 530.613.3605

HOST: Joe & Ruth Chown

  • Location: Varies

  • Time: Weekly Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

  • Emphasis: Adults/Seniors

  • Contact: 530.274.1156

HOST: Gib & Jane Patterson

  • Location: Nevada City

  • Time: Weekly Wednesdays @ 5:30pm

  • Emphasis: Adults/Seniors

  • Contact: 530.478.5773

HOST: Carolyn giles

  • Location: Lake Wildwood

  • Time: Weekly Tuesdays @ 7pm

  • Emphasis: Women/Seniors

  • Contact: 530.432.2779

HOST: Steve & Joan Oas

  • Location: Varies

  • Time: Weekly (except 1st Sunday) @ Noon

  • Emphasis: Adults/Seniors

  • Contact: 530.205.9093

HOST: John edmonds

  • Location: Lake Wildwood

  • Time: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 3:30pm

  • Emphasis: 50’s & Above

  • Contact: 530.432.3701

HOST: Mary Reeve

  • Location: Varies

  • Time: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 7pm

  • Emphasis: 60’s-80’s

  • Contact: 530.273.0283

HOST: Ken Buchanan

  • Location: Lake Wildwood

  • Time: Bi-Weekly Saturdays @ 6pm

  • Emphasis: Adults

  • Contact: 530.432.7645

HOST: Jeff Patton

  • Location: Sierra Pres Room C

  • Time: Thursdays @ 8-9:30am

  • Emphasis: Men- All Ages

  • Contact:

HOST: Mike Griffin

  • Location: Sierra Pres Prayer Room

  • Time: Tuesdays @ 6:30am

  • Emphasis: Men- All Ages

  • Contact:


  • Location: Sierra Pres Ryosa Hall

  • Time: 2nd & 4th Sundays @ 4:30-7pm

  • Emphasis: Families

  • After dinner, the Gathering breaks off into studies for adults, youth & children

  • Contact: Katie Gammelgard-

HOST: Vaughan Wright

  • Location: Sierra Pres

  • Time: Tuesdays @ 6:30am

  • Emphasis: Men- All Ages

  • Contact: tbd

HOST: Charles Erion

  • Location: Sierra Pres- Classroom

  • Time: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 1-2:30pm

  • Emphasis: All Ages

  • Contact: tbd

Click on the link below to view our Growth Group Brochure.