Life Groups

barbcyr2016aLife Groups are a vital expression of church life at the Vineyard. Our church structure is different from the traditional pastorally centered church whereby we consider the life group leaders and members as the first line of pastoral care. We take our cue from Ephesians 4:11-12 that apostles, evangelists, preachers, pastors and teachers were given to the church for the “perfecting and full equipping of the saints, that they should do the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church).” (Amplified version)

We believe that meeting in the life group format compliments the larger celebration services and helps to facilitate genuine community, committed discipleship, and effective ministry thereby fulfilling the command of Jesus to go into the world and make disciples.

How do you get involved with Life Group Ministry at the Vineyard? Group listings will be available below one month in advance. If you find one that interests you give the facilitator a call to let them know you are interested or if you aren’t sure what might be a good match for you, call the office (207.854.8339) and they will be happy to help with your search.

Life Groups Signup Form

  • Childcare not provided for any of the Life Groups this semester.
Sunday @ 3-5PM

Walking Group

Type
General

Leaders
Bruce and Maila Stevens

Focus
Fellowship

Location
Various - TBA

Childcare
Not provided but children are welcome

Description
Join us for a walk Sunday afternoons at various locations around the greater Portland area. Ice cream is included!

Tuesday @ 10-11:30 AM

Moms Group

Type
Mom's Group

Leaders
Melissa Bennett and Chrissy Bennett

Focus
Young moms fellowship

Location
Various - TBA

Childcare
children are welcome

Description
Now that the beautiful warm Maine weather is here, come join us for a weekly Mom and kid(s) playgroup. We’ll meet as various locations each week that are kid friendly- places like playgrounds, parks, beaches, etc. It’s a great excuse to get out of the house and have some quality #mommytime together while the kids tire each other out :)

Wednesday @ 10 am - noon

Alpha

Type
General

Leaders
Chad Perreault

Focus
What is Christianity?

Location
Vineyard Church of Greater Portland 715 Bridgton Rd Westbrook, ME 04092

Childcare
Not provided

Description
Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus die? Does God heal today? What about the Church? What is the Alpha Course all about?
Looking for answers? The Alpha Course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening manner over eight thought-provoking weekly sessions. It’s also a great refresher on the foundational truths of the Christian faith. It’s low key, friendly and fun. And it’s supported by all the main Christian denominations. You’re not on your own either. More than 2 million people worldwide have found it a worthwhile experience, completing the Alpha Course in churches, homes, schools, universities and even prisons!

Wednesday @ 6:30 PM

Fun on the Water

Type
General

Leaders
Steve and Patty Whiting

Focus
Fellowship

Location
Panther Run Marina 1292 Roosevelt Trail Windham 04062

Childcare
Children welcome with parental supervision

Description
If you enjoy spending time behind a boat on the lake, whether it be water skiing, wakeboarding or tubing , then this is the group for you. Join Steve and Patty as they take advantage of beautiful summer evenings on their boat at the Panther Run Marina in Windham.

Wednesday @ 7 PM

Intercessory Prayer

Type
General

Leaders
YoungSook and Denny Beausoleil

Focus
Prayer

Location
Vineyard Church of Greater Portland 715 Bridgton Rd Westbrook, ME 04092

Childcare
Not provided

Description
It’s time, more than ever, to press into God in prayer regarding where we are today, in our personal life, and as a church. Scripture talks about praying in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. One of the ways to care for each other in the Body of Christ is to lift one another up in prayer. As we do, we draw near to Him and realize once again how much we need Him. We learn more and more to trust Him with our whole heart. We trust Him with our future because things are not in our control. Come join us in His Presence. We will be going on field trips upon invitation from people at church.

Thursday @ 6:00 PM

Let's Be Creative

Type
General

Leaders
Patty Collins

Focus
Creativity and fellowship

Location
22 Main St Windham ME 04062

Childcare
Not provided

Description
“God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27
We all have a creative side because of the God who created us!  Let’s explore our creative connection to our Father. We will review a few creative scriptures and work to exercise our left brain with small art projects and group discussion.
Everyone is an artist, everyone has a creative side, don’t be intimidated by lack of skill, come play!  After all, we are created in the image of God, and look at the marvelous works He has done!
There will be a small fee each week from $3-$5, depending on the project and supplies needed.

Thursday @ 6:30 PM

Picnic in the Park

Type
General

Leaders
John and Suzanne Hoekstra

Focus
Fellowship

Location
Harborview Park Portland ME

Childcare
Not provided

Description
What a fun way to end your work day! Grab a bag or take out and picnic with us in Portland. Bring your lawn chair. We can just hang out and enjoy company while we eat or take a walk or play a game. Let’s enjoy a leisurely evening together in the fresh air of Maine.

Saturday @ 8-9:30 AM

Men's Group

Type
Men's Group

Leaders
Luke Gower

Focus
Various weekly discussion topics

Location
Vineyard Church of Greater Portland 715 Bridgton Rd Westbrook, ME 04092

Childcare
Not provided

Description
Vineyard men - gather Saturday mornings for a time of fellowship and meaningful discussion. Topics will vary and TBD. Coffee and pastries/donuts will be provided!

Saturday 8:30-11AM

Deck Devotions

Type
Women's Group

Leaders
Barb Cyr

Focus
Weekly devotions

Location
61 EMerson Dr Windham ME 04062

Childcare
Not provided

Description
Start your weekend with a time in the presence of the Lord and the fellowship of lovely ladies. Gather on my deck for coffee, a light breakfast and a word to carry you through your day. We can hang out and/or take a walk. Devotional time will be about midway, so feel free to roll in a bit late or out a little early or if you need to leave for other activities. The important thing will be to come and dwell.

Saturday @ 9-11AM

Biking Through Greater Portland

Type
General

Leaders
Mario and Ruth Maston

Focus
Fresh air and fellowship

Location
Various - TBA

Childcare
Children are welcome

Description
We will be spending the first part of Saturday morning riding various trails in the Greater Portland area, enjoying the beauty and summertime weather of the great Maine outdoors, getting some exercise and having fellowship. This group is open to families and anyone who is able to ride on relatively easy trails. So come and join us and enjoy riding, being together and having fun!

Sunday @ 12 pm

Let's Ride! Motorcycle Group

Type
General

Leaders
Mike and Lorraine Landry

Focus

Location
Various - starts at VCGP

Childcare
Not provided

Description
If you have a motorbike join Mike and Lorraine on Sunday afternoons for a ride around our beautiful state. It'll be a great time to enjoy the beautiful summer weather and good fellowship.