Life Groups

Our next 10-week Life Group season begins soon!

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

  • Childcare not provided for any of the Life Groups this semester.

LG1 Sunday @ 6:00 PM

Board Games and Devotions

Type
General

Leaders
Casey Welch

Focus
Fellowship

Location
39 Smithwheel Rd. Old Orchard Beach

Childcare
Not provided

Description
Come out to join us for a night of fun and fellowship!

LG2 Tuesday @ 6:30 PM

Disciplines of a Godly Man

Type
Men's Group

Leaders
Chad Perreault

Focus
Godly Discipline

Location
VCGP Lobby

Childcare
Not provided

Description
Seasoned pastor R. Kent Hughes’s inspiring and best-selling book Disciplines of a Godly Man is filled with godly advice aimed at helping men grow in the disciplines of prayer, integrity, marriage, leadership, worship, purity, and more.

With biblical wisdom, memorable illustrations, and engaging study questions, this practical guide will empower men to take seriously the call to godliness and direct their energy toward the things that matter most.

LG3 Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM

The 3 Battlegrounds

Type
General

Leaders
Karen Secord

Focus
Spiritual Warfare

Location
16 Country Road, Scarborough

Childcare
Not provided

Host
The Wathen Home

Description
At any time the Spirit of God's kingdom is truly manifest in the earth, it will ultimately confront the stronghold of hell. Indeed, wherever evil spirits have either a foothold or a stronghold, you can expect also that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church that Jesus builds. 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 the foundation of insight, wisdom and discernment on the nature of the battle and the keys to victory. Here are some quotes from the book: "Victory begins with the name of Jesus on our lips. It is consummated by the nature of Jesus in our hearts." "There are satanic strongholds over countries and communities and there are strongholds which influence the churches and individuals. Wherever a stronghold exists, it is a demonically induced pattern of thinking. Specifically, it is a house made of thoughts which has become a dwelling place for satanic and activity." "Is your love growing or becoming softer, brighter, more daring and more visible? Or is it becoming more discriminating, calculating, less vulnerable and less available? This is very important issue, for your Christianity is only as real as your love. A measurable decrease in your ability to love is evidence that a stronghold of cold love is developing within you." "There is a war, a very ancient war, between the spirit of Elijah and the spirit of Jezebel. In this age-old battle, Elijah represents the interests of heaven: the call to repentance and the return to God. Jezebel, on the other hand, represents that unique principality whose purpose is to hinder and defeat the work of repentance."


LG4 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.

LG5 Thursday @ 6:30 PM

I Said This, You Heard That

Type
General

Leaders
Patty Collins

Focus
Communication

Location
VCGP Lobby

Childcare
Not provided

Description
If you've ever said the wrong thing (or said the right thing the wrong way) you know how quickly your mouth can make a big mess. But it doesn't have to be that way.
This 6-session video study explores how your wiring affects what you say, how you listen, and how others hear you. After taking the 40-question assessment, you'll learn a simple framework that will instantly improve your communication. And you'll see how advice from the apostle Paul thousands of years ago may have held the secret all along.

LG6 Thursday @ 7:00 PM

Game Night!

Type
General

Leaders
Russ and Angela Stibitz

Focus
Fellowship

Location
Gorham

Childcare
Not provided

Description
Life can be stressful and we often forget we need to take the time to have fun and encourage each other. Join us for a season of fellowship and laughter. We will play games, eat dessert and pray for one another. Dig out your favorite game and come on over!

LG7 Saturday @ 5:00 PM

Eat. Pray. Worship.

Type
General

Leaders
Chris and Ingrid Libby

Focus
Fellowship and Food

Location
187 Prospect St. Portland

Childcare
Children Welcome

Description
Whip up your favorite dish (or grab your favorite snack) and join us for a night of worship, laughter, food, and fun.