Life Groups

Our next 8-week Life Group season begins next week!

Start belonging by joining a group below!

Life 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.

LG1 Monday @ 6:30 PM

Epic of Eden

Type
General

Leaders
Cathy and Pierre Caouette

Focus
DVD Series

Location
52 Jacques Lane, Windham

Childcare
Not provided

Description
In the Epic of Eden Bible Study, Dr. Sandra Richter (Chair of Biblical Studies at Westmont College and a member of the Committee on Biblical Translation for the NIV) clearly and powerfully communicates a history of God's redeeming grace, weaving together a story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem.

As we gather weekly, we will watch this DVD series that brings a new dimension to the history of the ancient Near East, its time, geography, culture, redemption, and relevance to today. This will be an exciting adventure through the Old Testament.

LG2 Tuesday @ 7 PM

Crafted Prayer: Pondering the Psalms

Type
Women's Group

Leaders
Lori Gaunder and Karen Secord

Focus

Location
VCGP Lobby

Childcare
Not provided

Description
Our time will focus on the Psalms and all that they contain as a beautiful model for understanding and crafting prayer. Come join us as we discover together the rich and rewarding practice of crafted prayer, and how the Psalms can help us grow in doing just that.

LG3 Tuesday @ 7 PM

Generous Justice

Type
General

Leaders
Mario Maston

Focus
How God's grace makes us just

Location
16 Country Road, Scarborough

Childcare
Not provided

Description
In his book Generous Justice, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church, challenges preconceived beliefs and presents the Bible as a fundamental source for promoting justice and compassion for those in need. Generous Justice explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice.

We will read this book together and discover how God’s grace makes us just.


LG4 Tuesday @ 7 PM

Let Story Guide You

Type
General

Leaders
Ruth Maston and Maila Stevens

Focus
The power of story to teach

Location
26 Laurel Pines Drive, Gorham

Childcare
Not provided

Description
If your life was made into a movie, would you want to go see it?

Morning after morning, we get up to the same routine, the same job, the same chores, only to go to bed and repeat it all the next day …the next week … the next month. What would it be like to live the epic adventures we see in movies?

In this two-part video series, Donald Miller shares the important principles good storytellers use to make a story meaningful. He shows the power of storytelling being used in the Bible to teach significance and purpose. In his trademark humorous and personal style, Donald Miller challenges viewers to become the heroes of their own story and make their lives count.

Discover how your story can help others in their journey as a disciple of Jesus.

LG5 Tuesday @ 7 PM

Proverbs: Worship and Prayer

Type
General

Leaders
Chad and Shanna Perreault

Focus
Encourage. Equip. Edify.

Location
11 Canal Street, Gorham

Childcare
Not provided

Description
This group will focus on Proverbs together with prayer as a way of understanding God’s will and being encouraged and equipped as we learn to hear from God and speak into one another’s lives to bring edification. Our time together will also be rich in worship as we seek God’s presence and exalt his name.

LG6 Wednesday @ 6:30 PM

Prayer and The Three Battlegrounds

Type
Intercessory Prayer

Leaders
YoungSook Beausoleil

Focus
Prayer

Location
VCGP Lobby

Childcare
Not provided

Description
Intercessory prayer and worship will be coupled with a continued study of Francis Frangipane’s book, The Three Battlegrounds. Come and join us as we pray, worship and delve deeper into this book and learn how to live a kingdom life and contend for the faith.

LG7 Thursday @ 6 PM

The Sacred Enneagram

Type
General

Leaders
Patty Collins

Focus
Understanding who we are in the journey with God

Location
VCGP Lobby

Childcare
Not provided

Description
Many of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out who we are and how we relate to others and to God. The Enneagram is here to help. Far more than a personality test, the Enneagram’s nine profile types offer what author Chris Heuertz calls a sacred map to the soul. Lies about who we think we are keep us trapped in loops of self-defeat. But the Enneagram reveals nine ways we get lost, as well as nine ways we find our way home to our True Self and to God.

In this group we’ll read and learn the path for recovering our true identity and help us navigate the journey home to God.

LG 8 Saturday @ 9 AM

Fall, Friends, and Foliage

Type
General

Leaders
Mario and Ruth Maston

Focus
Enjoying the great outdoors in Maine

Location
Various trails around Greater Portland

Childcare
Not provided

Description
Each Saturday morning we will gather and hike one of the trails in the Greater Portland area. We’ll enjoy the beauty of the great Maine outdoors in this lovely fall season, the glory of the foliage and have a good time as friends hanging out together. Come and join us. It’ll be great fun and you’ll be glad that you did!