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Small Groups


Be known. Grow.

We gather in smaller groups to get to know each other. To facilitate this, we have various groups which meet on a seasonal rotation. Want to meet someone new? A small group is a great place to start.

WINTER Groups are open for registration NOW. See the WINTER GROUPS GUIDE below.

We have a church rhythm; this is how it works:
We rest during September, January and May. Small groups do not meet during these months, but you may sign up for one. After each rest month are three active months: our fall session runs October- December, our winter session runs February- April, and our summer season runs June-August.

Every small group falls into one of four catogories:

LIFE GROUPS
Life Groups share seasons of life and build community. These groups are based on shared demographics (ex: moms, young married couples, sages). These groups are open for visitors and can be joined at any time.

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.

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.

HEALING & 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.

Want to lead a group? SIGN-UP HERE.

 


 

WINTER 2020 GROUPS GUIDE

SIGN-UP January • GROUPS ACTIVE February - April
 

LIFE GROUPS

VineyardLADIES
Tuesdays @ 9:30am  • Vineyard Church
Leader: Corrine Rindall
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f24
A group of ladies who study books of the Bible, fellowship and volunteer where they are needed in the church. We are a support group for each other. Any women are welcome.

VineyardMOMS
2nd Fridays @ 7pm  •  Vineyard Church
Leader: Sheri Mitchell
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f67
A monthly gathering where moms can relax, recharge, and find support in their journey as a woman, wife, daughter, sister, mother, friend! Childcare provided upon request.

VineyardYOUTH
2nd Wednesday @ 6pm  •  Vineyard Church
Leader: Allen Hodges
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f38683198
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.

 

SOCIAL GROUPS
Bowling Group
Monthly on Sundays •  Fireside Lanes (West End)
Leader: Sydney Harris
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f3868
Let’s bowl! This monthly Sunday afternoon group will get together to knock down a few pins and enjoy a little competition. Families are welcome to bowl together (bumpers are available). Each participant will pay their own lane fees ($3.75 per game); scholarships are available.

Bunko
2nd Fridays @ 7pm  • Heights
Leader: Lori Cadwell
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f38
Bunko 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.

Carson Dinner Group
2nd Saturdays @ 6pm  •  Heights  •  Limit 8
Leader: Mark and Janet Carson
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f3851
We learn a lot about each other around a dinner table. Dinner Groups meet monthly in a host’s home for a meal and open conversation. Hosts organize the meal, typically potluck style, as they see fit.

Couch to 5K
Thursdays @ 5:45pm  •  Various Locations
Leader Jennie Hodges
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f386810
Couch to 5K participants will meet weekly to encourage one another as we follow the success-proven Cool Running program, which will move us from a status of relative physical non-fitness to the ability to run a 5K (3.1 m). Following our first meeting at the Vineyard building, sessions will meet at various outdoor locations throughout Billings. Participants will have the option of registering for the Heart and Soul Run on June 20th.

Crochet Group
Wednesdays @ 6:30pm  •  Heights City Brew
Leader: Lanette Goodman
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f386879
We are a group of gals who meet Wednesday night 6:30pm at City Brew in the Heights. We crochet baby blankets for the church, have made some Christmas ornaments and whatever else comes to mind. This is more about connecting and having some support if needed.

Writers Group
1st Mondays @ 7pm  • Vineyard Church
Leader: Jan Viren
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f26
Let's inspire each other with our writing, no matter what the skill level or genre (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc.). Teens and adults are welcome. We will have a writing exercise each session, and we'll all share something we're working on for constructive criticism and kind comments from the group to help us grow and stay motivated in our writing endeavors.

 

GROWTH GROUPS
Book Study: The Book of Esther
Tuesdays in February @ 7pm  •  Vineyard Church
Leader: Lori Cadwell
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f38681156
Let’s look at the book of Esther. Esther is the only book in the Bible where the name of God isn't mentioned but His love for his people shows in every verse. Participants will read through and discuss this entire book of the Old Testament over the four Tuesdays in February.

Financial Peace University
Sundays @ 6pm  •  Vineyard Church
Leader: Harvest Church
Sign-up: https://harvestchurchtv.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/349102
Learn how money doesn't have to be stressful with Financial Peace University, a popular video course from Dave Ramsey. Get tools to plan for your future, dump debt and communicate about money. This course is being offered jointly with Harvest Church. Invite friends and family to join with you, even if they do not attend church. Childcare is provided for $10 per session.

Forward
Tuesdays 2/18-3/31 @ 7pm  •  Vineyard Church
Leader: Adam Greenwell
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f386831
So you believe in Jesus...what now? You might be new to this, or have believed for decades. Either way, we are called forward into who God created us to be. Join us for a Bible and theology study that points us forward into relationship with God and each other, brings Him glory and sets us to mission.

The Life: How to Let Christ Live His Life in And Through You
Tuesdays @ 7pm  •  Heights
Leader: Ardys Couch
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f3868115694
Join together for The Life, a video curriculum with Dr. Bill and Anabel Gillham. Learn what it means to know Jesus Christ as the way, the truth, and the life in practical ways. This group is open to any one of any age, including teens and those who do not have a Christian faith.


Parenting...oh, BOY!
1st Saturdays @ 10am  •  Vineyard Church
Leaders: Chad and Sheri Mitchell
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f386811
Are you failing? Are you succeeding? Can you and your marriage survive? Will your children survive? What is the point of parenting? Are there some truths that can help make parenting make more sense? Join Chad and Sheri Mitchell, parenting veterans of 25-years, and learn from their successes and failures how you, your children and your marriage can survive and even THRIVE in the parenting years. Childcare is provided upon request.

Spiritual CPR
Sundays @ 12pm  • Vineyard Church
Leaders: Gil and Linda Sommerville
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f39
Suppose you’ve watched your new neighbor working in the yard, changing oil in his riding mower, setting up for backyard BBQs, pruning trees. You’ve exchanged visits, borrowed tools, & shared meals a few times. You’ve ENJOYED his sense of humor, kindness, & wisdom. “What a great neighbor,” you decide. After a few months & a developing friendship, you begin to see him as your best friend! And then—you discover—that HE’S THE KING OF KINGS & LORD OF LORDS!  LIVING RIGHT NEXT DOOR!!!
In our time together we’ve gotten “glimpses” of His personality, creativity, emotions, and things that cause Him joy & sorrow. In the next sessions of Spiritual CPR, we’ll explore resources God has given us to help accomplish His purposes, armor to protect us (and our families and friends) from evil, and get a biblical glimpse of the place He’s preparing for us. 

 

HEALING AND RECOVERY GROUPS
GriefShare
Fridays @ 6pm  • Heights
Leader: Mark Carson
Sign-up: https://bvc.breezechms.com/form/a7793f3868115687
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