Life Groups

Barb Cyr

Life Group Director

 

Our next 8 week Life Group season will begin the week of February 24th!

More info to follow on our website.  You can also visit our FB page and Instagram feed for updates as well!

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 @ 7 PM

The Armor of God

Type
Women's Group

Leaders
Lori Gaunder

Focus
DVD Series

Location
VCGP Lobby

Childcare
Not provided

Description
All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you. A cunning, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you – your emotions, your mind, your family, your future. But… when the enemy meets a woman dressed for the occasion, he fails miserably. Join Priscilla in a 7-session Bible study that will challenge you to suit up, stand firm, and secure victory in your life. This study guide is designed to be used in conjunction with the DVD sessions and includes 5 days of study per session, leader tips, and prayer strategies.

LG2 Monday @ 7 PM

Rock Climbing!

Type
General

Leaders
Rik and Sarah Collins

Focus

Location
Evo Rock & Fitness 65 Warren Ave, 04103

Childcare
Not provided

Description
Feeling adventurous?
Join us for night of rock climbing fun!

LG3 Tuesday @ 7 PM

Built

Type
General

Leaders
Chad and Shanna Perreault

Focus
DVD Series

Location
9 Canal Street, Gorham

Childcare
Not provided

Description
How do we build a life that, like a wisely built house, stands the test of time? Built dives into what it means to let Jesus build your life just like a house, from the foundation to the rooftop. Starting from the inside out, Jesus is THE builder who comes in and loves us just the way we are, even with all our stuff we don’t want anyone to see.

LG4 Tuesday @ 7 PM

Authentic Relationship: Discovering the Lost Art of One Anothering

Type
General

Leaders
Mario Maston

Focus
Book Study Discussion

Location
50 Berkeley Street, Westbrook

Childcare
Not provided

Description
In a culture that promotes isolation and autonomy, this book reveals life-changing methods for creating healthy relationships and authentic community. Readers learn to apply New Testament principles that capture the essence of Jesus’ teachings about effectively caring, serving and loving one another. Beginning with God’s simple command to “love one another,” this book shows you how to:

• develop deep, genuine friendships
• model to others a relationship with Jesus
• create meaningful interaction with strangers
• avoid the pitfalls of judging others
• Show people love, acceptance, kindness, and respect

LG5 Tuesday @ 7 PM

Life Lessons (Ephesians)

Type
General

Leaders
Ruth Maston

Focus
Ephesians Study

Location
26 Laurel Pines Drive, Gorham

Childcare
Not provided

Description
In the book of Ephesians, Paul reminds us that Jesus longs for the day he will be united with the church-his bride in all her beauty. Paul’s letter celebrates the beauty of the church. Ephesians gives us wonderful examples and basic overviews of a Christian life. Paul shows us how to walk worthy of Christ as we live out life for God. Paul’s focus on the beauty of the church reminds us that through salvation we become a part of God’s family: a place where we can experience true belonging.

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
This book explores the three arenas of spiritual warfare that the maturing Christian will face: the mind, the church and the heavenly places. It provides a foundation of insight, wisdom and discernment on the nature of the battle and the keys to victory.

LG8 Friday @ 7 PM

40 Days of Love: We Were Made for Relationships

Type
General

Leaders
Barb Cyr

Focus
DVD Series

Location
61 Emerson Dr Windham

Childcare
Not provided

Description
Through this 6-session small group Bible study, Rick Warren teaches you how to make authentically loving God and loving others the deepest desire, highest aspiration, and constant focus.
So, what’s your number one priority in life? Your answer to that question reveals your dominant life value. Everyone has one whether they realize it or not. It’s what we unconsciously base our decisions on.
God tells us that our dominant life value is to be loved. Jesus once said that of all the commands in the Bible, two are most important: Love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself.
In this series, Rick Warren shares practical, Christ-centered advice on how to authentically love God and love your neighbor as a normal way of life. With a focus on the spiritual truths of patience, kindness, truth and forgiveness, you will learn to make love your dominant life value.

LG9 Saturday @ 6:30 PM

Loving Our Kids On Purpose: Preparing Our Kids for the Kingdom of God

Type
General

Leaders
Chris and Ingrid Libby

Focus
Parenting

Location
VCGP Lobby

Childcare
Children Welcome

Description
The family is the vehicle for generational revival. Loving Our Kids On Purpose, by Danny Silk, brings a fresh perspective on the age-old role of parenting. It incorporates the principles of the Kingdom of God and revival into your strategy as parents. With a blend of teaching, story telling and humor, Danny shares his personal family stories as well as the numerous experiences he's had helping other families. Loving Our Kids on Purpose will give you tools to protect your connection with your children; teach your children to manage increasing levels of freedom; replace the tools of intimidation and control; and create a safe place for children to build confidence and personal responsibility. Join the reformation that is transforming a generation to Love Your Kids On Purpose!