SMALL GROUPS

Be known. Grow.

Small groups are exactly what they sound like: small gatherings that help us get to know each other and learn to look like Christ together. This is where we grow. This is where we become known. Small groups are the greatest catalyst for living a life with Christ at the center.

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FALL GROUPS GUIDE

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2022

GAME NIGHT AT TLC

Monthly on Mondays @ 6:30pm
Led by John & Mariel Mulford
Location: TLC Assisted Living

TLC Game Night is an open call to Vineyard-ites of all ages who are interested in creating community with TLC Assisted Living, right next door to the Vineyard. This group will meet monthly to play games, chat, and enjoy being neighbors. This is a great group to exercise your ministry muscles, to be a good listener and minister as the Holy Spirit leads while having a great time!

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MEN'S DISCUSSION GROUP

Wednesdays @ 12pm starting 10/5
Led by Richard Opp
Location: Vineyard Church (Cafe)

This is a talk-and-chew, so bring your favorite lunch. Topics will vary, but will initially include the two realms, the corruptible and the incorruptible. "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is not seen is eternal." 2 Cor 4:18

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MUSIC & PRAYER

Every other Wednesday @ 7pm starting 10/5
Led by Ben Bennett
Location: Vineyard Church (Cafe)

Gather to pray and play. This group is for musicians of all levels and prayer enthusiasts. Bring songs, instruments, your voice, prayers and ideas that you would like to sing about. We will linger in songs we know, songs we want to know, and spontaneous song or spoken word from scripture and beyond. Come when you can; participants don’t need to attend every session.

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CIGARS & GOD

Every other Friday @ 6:30pm starting 10/7
Led by Fred Harmon
Location: Various

Bring your Bible and your own cigars to have in-depth conversation on biblical topics that will vary depending on the interests of those attending. This group will meet at various cigar lounges around town.

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HEAVEN OUR NEW HOME

Sundays @ 1pm from 10/16-11/6
Led by Gil & Linda Sommerville
Location: Vineyard Church (Cafe)

STAR TREK fans immerse themselves into a subculture with special wardrobes, a special Klingon language, a special mode of travel that can race at WARP 10 speed in order to discover strange new worlds and peoples...IMPRESSIVE, eh? Well, "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor mind conceived” of what God has prepared for those who love Him! (1 Cor. 2:9) So Warp speed is SLOW compared to "twinkling of an eye" and these STAR-TREK-SIGHTS will be boring compared to the New Jerusalem and the experiences we'll have. Join us for a four-session delightful, astonishing, rejuvenating, and unexpected "TREK" into what is in store for us; real people with real bodies enjoying relationships, traveling, creating, working, and enjoying Christ's presence in the natural beauty, creativity, and delight that He intended.

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SUNDAY POTLUCK & DISCUSSION

Every other Sunday @ 4:30pm starting 10/9
Led by Brandon & Bethany Williams
Location: Williams Home (West End)

Join this family-friendly group for a potluck dinner and viewing of an episode of The Chosen. Discussion will follow, with supervision provided for children who don't want to participate in the discussion. This fellowship focused group will give time for prayer as needed and hopes to foster new relationships that will last beyond the fall small groups session.

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YOUNG ADULTS FELLOWSHIP

Various dates monthly
Led by John & Mariel Mulford
Location: Various

Welcome Vineyard Young Adults! All 20-30 somethings are invited to gather together throughout the fall season and beyond. This group is focused on forming relationships and seeing Jesus among us. This means opportunity to let our hair down (for those who have it!) and have some fun together, while also caring for each other with prayer and support as needed. Events are TBD, and participants are encouraged to bring their ideas for gathering— including sharing a meal, having a board game night, or participating in a community event. Minimally, we will plan on meeting once a month to connect and check in. Participants are not expected to attend every event. Childcare not provided, but some events may be family friendly.

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FAITHWALKING

Various time options
Led by Jenna Greenwell
Location: Online

Feeling emotionally or spiritually stuck? Do you want to change behaviors, but no matter what is tried, the same patterns of anger, frustration, bitterness, apathy, disappointment or guilt happen over and over? Faithwalking is a cohort based emotional discipleship course that provides in-depth instruction and personal coaching to gain emotional freedom and healing. Cohorts meet weekly via Zoom for 10 weeks; weekly meetings include large group instruction and one-on-one coaching to engage with the material at an individual level.
For more information, visit https://faithwalking.us/foundations/
Questions can be directed to Jenna, who will oversee your Faithwalking journey. Fee is $175 per module, and financial assistance is available.

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EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY

Mondays @ 6:30pm from 10/3-12/5
Led by Brad Hudson
Location: Vineyard Church (Conference Room)

This group is a video driven course challenging attenders to develop a devotional life that leads to emotional maturity. Nine weeks in length, it involves reading and daily devotions. Attenders will share with others in discussions each week their discoveries and challenges within a healthy framework of support. The result you should hope to gain is a self developed rule of life that leads to emotional maturity in keeping with biblical truths. Materials fee is $32.

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START HERE

Tuesdays @ 6:30pm starting 10/4
Led by Harlan Barnett
Location: Vineyard Church (Conference Room)

This group is an introduction to life in God's Kingdom. Using the book Start Here: Kingdom Essentials for Christians (Williams, 2006) as a guide, we will explore the benefits and implications of salvation in this life. This group will be beneficial for anyone new to God's Kingdom, or anyone looking to brush up on the basics of Kingdom life. All materials provided.

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DOING THE STUFF

Every other Tuesday @ 6:30pm from 10/4-12/6
Led by Adam Greenwell
Location: Vineyard Church (Cafe)

Leaving religion behind, Jesus calls his followers to do the stuff that he did in the places they were called. Because we have the story of God in our lives, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the people placed in our lives, we are equipped to do the stuff Jesus did! This group will explore calling, giftings, power evangelism, and partnering with the Holy Spirit to bring Good News to the poor, proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord's favor has come!

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SCREWTAPE LETTERS BOOK STUDY

Wednesdays @ 6:15pm from 10/5-11/16
Led by Brad Hudson
Location: Vineyard Church (Conference Room)

This group will read and discuss C.S. Lewis's classic work, The Screwtape Letters, on temptation and spiritual warfare. Written as a series of letters from one senior demon to his younger colleague in a mentoring style, teaching him ways to tempt and distract the believing subject. The book is very helpful for gaining insight on spiritual challenges to faith and growth. Participants will need to purchase the book at approx. $10.

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BIBLE, BANTER & BINGO

Wednesdays @ 10am from 10/5-11/9
Led by Gil & Linda Sommerville
Location: Sommerville Home (Heights)

Remember the old "Candid-Camera-like" series called "Punk'd" where elaborate pranks were pulled on celebrities (fake award ceremonies, fake outrageous limo drivers, fake home decorators, etc)? Sometimes life can feel like we're living in a world of pranks, lies, & being "had". How do we defend the truth, abide in the love of God and show compassion to those who’ve also been punk’d? Join us for a look at the biblical character Jude– a wee-but- mighty-call-to-action on defending the truth in a Punk'd world. After discussion, join us for fellowship and bingo as we practice the instructions found in Jude 20. Bring your bible.

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BODY & BLOOD OF CHRIST

Saturdays @ 5pm from 10/8-11/19
Led by Jessa Dalbey
Location: Yellowstone Cellars & Winery (West End)

This group will gather once a month for wine (the blood) and bread or crackers (the body). We will get to know each other and share stories of how mealtimes and social gatherings increase our faith and love as a church family. Snack plates will be provided, group members will purchase their own beverages. All are welcome!

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GRIEFSHARE

Sundays at 1pm starting 10/8
Led by Mark Carson
Location: Carson Home (Heights)

GriefShare is a thirteen week structured group to help people work through their grief over the death of a loved one. Visit www.GriefShare.org for a full explanation of the program. Materials fee is $25.

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EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Sundays @ 2:30pm from 10/9-12/4
Led by Brad Hudson
Location: Vineyard Church (Cafe)

This course challenges the participant to develop maturity in relational matters in a biblical way. In this course one will participate in preparation devotionally and in small group sharing that will introduce healthy relational habits. One should hope to gain a stronger self awareness along with skills to develop loving, growing relationships leading to mutually beneficial spiritual maturity. Materials fee is $18. We recommend completing the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality course as a prerequisite to this course.

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Worship Service: Sundays @ 10am
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (406) 259-VINE
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 50008, Billings, MT 59105
Physical Address: 1413 Rosebud Lane, Billings, MT 59101
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm