Life Groups

Welcome to our Life Group Page!

Our fall life groups begin on Sunday, September 27th

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 complements 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

Monday @ 6:00 PM

Unmasked

Type
General

Leaders
Jasmine Ruckey and Emily Rudolph

Focus
20s and 30s Community

Location

Childcare

Description
**Calling all 20 and 30-somethings**
This is a group especially for you. A place where we can gather together in a space that allows us to be our authentic, "unmasked" selves with each other and God.
It'll be a group of endless possibilities! We'll hang out, chat, have snacks, enjoy bonfires, and maybe even do a little pumpkin carving ;)
If you're in your 20s/30s and looking for a faith-based community, we'd love to have you!

Monday @ 7:00

Learning to Mentor

Type
General

Leaders
Jim and Kathy Fasulo

Focus
Mentoring

Location
Zoom (Online Group)

Childcare
Not provided

Description
In this lifegroup, we learn why mentoring is so important for all Christians, and how to go about becoming a mentor. We will be using the book, "Mentoring Like Jesus" by Regi Campbell, as a guide. In addition, Jim and Kathy have been mentoring others for many years and will be using their experience to assist others in becoming effective mentors.
We hope that you will join us!

Wednesday @ 7:30 AM

Retired Guys Breakfast

Type
Men's Group

Leaders
Tom Weston

Focus

Location
Chutes Family Restaurant

Childcare

Description
What better way to start your morning than with fellowship and food?

Wednesday @ 5:00 PM

Walk, Talk, and Pray

Type
General

Leaders
Karen Secord and Ingrid Libby

Focus

Location
Back Bay

Childcare

Description
Join us as we walk, talk, and pray our way around the beautiful Back Bay trail. We will be meeting in the Back Bay parking lot and hit the trail at promptly 5:15.

Wednesday @ 7:00 PM

Prayer

Type
Intercessory Prayer

Leaders
YoungSook Beausoleil

Focus
Prayer

Location
VCGP Lobby

Childcare
not provided

Description
Intercessory prayer and worship. Come and join us as we pray, worship and learn how to live a kingdom life and contend for the faith.

Thursday @ 6:30 PM

The Ragamuffin Gospel

Type
General

Leaders
Karen Secord and Karen Wathen

Focus

Location
Wathen's Residence

Childcare
Not provided

Description
Many believers feel stunted in their Christian growth. We beat ourselves up over our failures and, in the process, pull away from God because we subconsciously believe He tallies our defects and hangs His head in disappointment. In this newly repackaged edition—now with full appendix, study questions, and the author’s own epilogue, “Ragamuffin Fifteen Years Later,” Brennan Manning reminds us that nothing could be further from the truth. The Father beckons us to Himself with a “furious love” that burns brightly and constantly. Only when we truly embrace God’s grace can we bask in the joy of a gospel that enfolds the most needy of His flock—the “ragamuffins.”