Fall Groups registration is open. See the GROUPS GUIDE below for our current offerings.
Every group falls into one of four categories:
Groups that share a season of life.
Groups that seek connection based on shared interest or activity.
Groups that provide a community of discipleship.
Healing & RecoveryGROUPS
Groups that are a place to process addition, wounded-ness, and shame.
VineyardCORE courses lay a foundation of knowledge every person should understand as they build a relationship with Jesus. We offer the three VineyardCORE courses each year within our small group rhythm. The courses are designed to build upon one another, but each is a stand alone course and can be taken solo.
Why is a relationship with Jesus important?
Alpha, the first of our VineyardCORE series of discipleship courses, is the launching point for understanding why a relationship with Jesus is important. We explore the foundations of the Christian faith, what it means to be a Christian, who Jesus is and was, and why He died. In an informal gathering, we follow a presentation with large and small group discussions to fully explore what we believe and what it means for us from now on. Whether you are new to following Jesus or just curious about the faith, start here. For more information about the Alpha curriculum, visit Alpha.org.
Why is the bible important, and how do I read it?
The Bible is a user manual for life, but it can feel overwhelming if we don't have some simple guidance about how to read it and how to use it in daily life. God speaks to us through the words in the Bible, and this course will give you practical advice for how to understand what God is saying and apply it to your daily life.
How does God’s Spirit help us to live in harmony?
As Jesus’ disciples, how we live together matters for our own growth. It also helps the people around us believe what we have to say. This course explores how we can live in harmony through the presence of God’s Spirit with us. What is the Holy Spirit? How do we receive it? How do we interact with it? How can we use it to bring others into relationship with God? All this (and more) is convered in Life in the Spirit. Registration for this course starting October 1st is open now.
Twice a year, we gather for an afternoon of workshops to expand on the topics that are offered in our VineyardCORE courses. These workshops are called CORE MORE. Our next workship will be in April 2019. Check back in the spring for more details.
Foremore topics have included:
Reconciled Roots: The Vineyard in Church History
The Sunday practices at the Vineyard are rooted in the history of the ancient church. We will explore church history from Jesus, through the reformation, and into today. We will look for reconciliation points between Catholic and Protestant practices and gain an understanding of where our practices come from.
A Woman's Place
Have you ever felt the expectations on your life won't allow you to be the woman God is putting on your heart to be? Do you find yourself wondering if those expectations on you are from God or just the traditions of society or maybe, traditions of religion?
Join in for a look at the traditional view of a woman's role in society, marriage and church. We will also take a look at what the Bible has to say about a woman's place.
Restoring the Wounded
Moral injury is the result of attempted goodness. Out of our attempts to do right as individuals and a community, we must deal with the pain of our own actions and the actions of others that erode our moral compass. In Restoring the Wounded, we will explore moral injury and seek to find the trailhead that leads to healing.
Life Groups share seasons of life and build community. These groups are based on shared demographics (ex: moms, young married couples). These groups are open for visitors and can be joined at any time.
Tuesday evenings from 6:30- 7:45, Oct. 6 through Nov. 7, at the church building.
Leader: Jennie Hodges
Caring for aging parents will be the focus of our gathering, as we will share our stories, our parents' stories, resource information, encouragement and prayer for one another. We also welcome people who have recently lost parents for whom they cared as well as people who don't attend Vineyard Church usually. Participants are asked to plan to attend all seven meetings and we are limited to twelve in number.
(Women are often the ones who care for parents, but it is sincerely hoped this group will have both men and women attending. It is also hoped we laugh - A LOT!)
Caring for Aging Parents Support Group
Thursday evenings, 7pm, at Cadwell's home in the Heights.
Leader: Lori Cadwell
Growing relationship. David and Jonathon had a relationship that withstood more hardship than most of us can imagine. Relationships are to be cherished and nourished. Let’s put some time in our relationships. We’ll gather to talk, fellowship, and pray for each other.
Great Adventure is the discipleship path for children from infants through fifth grade at the Vineyard Church. We believe that children are precious to God, a present blessing, and our future hope. We want to create an environment that encourages children to know God, love Him wholeheartedly, and serve Him faithfully as an integral part of the Body of Christ.
-Multigenerational and diverse community
-Children growing in personal relationship with Jesus Christ
-Children living lives of service to the church and community
-Biblical teaching that is Spirit led and creative
-Lessons that reach children where they are
-A safe environment for the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of each child
-A fun, exciting place where each child will experience God’s love and power
Great Adventure occurs over two distinct seasons:
The first season (the months of September, January and May) is the integration and inclusion of the kids into the regular Sunday activity of the church. Kids, our VIPs, are with the congregation for our worship service and receive a specific teaching before the sermon. During the sermon, all kids sit within the congregation and follow along with age-specific activity sheets. Kids are included in prayer and ministry time.
During the second season (October-December, February-April, June-August), the kids are in their age specific classroom for worship and teaching. Check-in for Great Adventure during second season is located in the Yellowstone Room, the large open space on the lower level of our church building with easy access through the north-facing door near our lower parking lot.
During second season, classes are divided into the following age and development groups:
Basecamp: Ages 0-3
Hikers: PreK-Kindergarten (toilet trained and knows the alphabet)
Trailblazers: 1st-2nd grade (able to read full sentences)
Summit: 3rd-5th grade (able to read paragraphs and interact with what is read)
Youth age students are considered fully-functioning members of our church and are encouraged to participate in ministry and prayer during our weekly services as they are led.
Social Groups seek connection based on shared interest or activity. Adding to community life, these groups meet where the interest or activity requires. (ex: frisbee golf, knitting, dinner groups). These groups are open to visitors and can be joined by anyone at any time.
Saturday Oct. 10th, 5pm, at our home in the Heights
Leader: Scott & Lauren Schoer
We will share a meal together, talk, laugh, & form stronger relationships. At the first dinner we will plan a schedule that accommodates the majority of people for the following dinners with the hope that we can gather once every 3 weeks. Because we have limited dining space, we will have to close the group once the seats are full. Kids are always welcome!
Dinner @The Schoers
Growth Groups provide a community of discipleship. Bible studies, topical groups and devotional curriculums provide a connection to God and to each other (ex: video curriculum, group spiritual direction, the Core Discipleship courses). Growth Groups are available to join only during the rest months. Once the group has started, the next opportunity to join will be during the next session.
Sundays, 1130-1pm, starting Oct. 4th at the church building. Bring a sack lunch! Lunch, Laugh, Learn, & LAUNCH!
Leader: Gil & Linda Sommerville
12-week INTERACTIVE time using videos, deeper-life questions, discovery games, prayer & Bible Study to encourage, strengthen, & “launch” into meaningful friendships & purpose.
Healing and Recovery Groups are a place to process addiction, wounded-ness and shame (ex: celebrate recovery, moral injury support, marriage restoration). Healing and Recovery groups are available to join only during the rest months. Once the group has started, the next opportunity to join will be during the next session.
GriefShare is a thirteen week structured group to help people work through their grief over the death of a loved one. It runs for thirteen weeks. A materials fee of $25 is payable by check, and can be waived if needed. For a full explanation of the program, visit www.GriefShare.org. To be included in the next GriefShare program or to receive support now please email firstname.lastname@example.org