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Summer Groups registration is open. See the GROUPS GUIDE below for our current offerings.

Every group falls into one of four categories:
LifeGROUPS
Groups that share a season of life.
SocialGROUPS
Groups that seek connection based on shared interest or activity.
GrowthGROUPS
Groups that provide a community of discipleship.
Healing & RecoveryGROUPS
Groups that are a place to process addition, wounded-ness, and shame.

Vineyard CORE

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.

The courses offered each year are:

Alpha

(next: February 2 - April 21, 2020)

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.

Biblical Literacy

(next: June 2 - August 18, 2020)

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.

Life in the Spirit

(REGISTER NOW: October 1 - December 17, 2019)

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.

CORE MORE DISCIPLESHIP WORKSHOPS

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.

Summer GROUPS GUIDE

Life Groups

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.

VineyardYOUTH

2nd Wednesday @ 6pm  •  Vineyard Church
Leader: Adam Greenwell
Hey 6th-8th graders! VineyardYOUTH is for you. Come hang out with friends, have a meal and talk about the things that matter to you.

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Kids

THE TRAILHEAD

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.

We value:
-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)

If you would like more information about the Great Adventure, please contact Kristin Cannelora at kristin.cannelora@billinsvineyard.org or Sydney Harris at sydney.harris@billingsvineyard.org

Youth

Our youth discipleship group for 6th-12th grade students is part of our small group ministry. Sign-up anytime HERE or email youth@billingsvineyard.org for more information.

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.

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Social Groups

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.

Bunco

2nd Fridays @ 7pm  • Heights
Leader: Lori Cadwell
Bunco is a fast paced dice game that can be played with 8 people (but is more fun with 12). The game can move pretty fast; counting to 21 is a must! Come have an evening of fun and fellowship.

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Growth Groups

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.

Leaning into the Prophetic Gifts

Wednesdays at 7pm - At a residence just off Rimrock
Leader: Lloyd DeTienne
This group hopes to help people find peace with the Holy Spirit, learning to open up with other people and to reconcile with internal statements we may have believed about who we are to God.

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The Gift of Being Yourself

Sundays at Noon- Vineyard Church (sack lunches are welcome!)
Leader: Tara Sinkler
Christians often speak of knowing God, but deep knowledge of God cannot be reached without deep knowledge of self. David Benner's book "The Gift of Being Yourself" discusses the importance of uncovering the true self that emerges as we become more like Christ. Benner discusses the false selves that we may hide behind and shows that discovering our true selves leads to better discernment of God's purposes for us. Over the course of 6 weeks, we will read through this short but informative book and gather to talk through the discussion questions in the back as we learn more about becoming our true selves.

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Simply Worship

Second Tuesdays in the evening- Vineyard Church
Leader: Jessica Russell
We will practice the art of worshipping God together. Have you noticed there is something deep that happens when you are engaged in worship? We will explore that space together, pressing into what God might want to share with us as we focus our attention on Him. We will sing, express adoration, and ask God to meet us deeply. No musical experience required, just an expectant heart!

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Healing and Recovery Groups

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

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 info@billingsvineyard.org

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Mailing address: P.O. Box 50008, Billings, MT 59105
Worship Location: 1413 Rosebud Lane, Billings, MT 59101
(406) 259-VINE