Our Life Group Mission is that we serve as an extension of The Vine enabling people to love each other through Christ-centered relationships and keeping one another accountable to engage in our community.
Because we believe this, we say every group need to have:
1. Authentic Fellowship (Sharing life together through all circumstances.)
2. Intentional Discipleship (Growing through Intentional Study together.)
3. Prayer (Praying with and for one another through needs and growth in the Gospel.)
4. Ministry/Proclamation (Serving Together to Members in our groups and praising the Lord for ALL to hear.)
Jen Armstrong shares her story about her Life Group:
I didn’t know what true community and living life together meant until our life group here at The Vine. The girls in our group hold me accountable, encourage me, challenge me, and constantly point me to Christ. They also help me with practical things like potty training and growing in loving my husband well. When I had an unexpected, and extended stay in they hospital, they demonstrated practical love by deep cleaning our house, taking down our Christmas tree and even stocking our fridge. Life groups aren’t perfect because people aren’t perfect, but it’s so encouraging to live life together.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN A LIFE GROUP?
We consider Life Groups to be the primary means by which we build communities and do life together at The Vine. It is in Life Groups that you will be most known and cared for at The Vine.
WHEN AND WHERE DO THESE GROUPS MEET?
Our Life Groups meet on various days and nights of the week in homes and other locations.
WHICH GROUP SHOULD I JOIN?
There are many different Life Groups so it is likely you will find a fit where the location and time works for you, or even one that fits your age and stage in life (young-marrieds, families with young children, empty-nesters). We also have groups that are mixed age and stage.
WHY ARE SOME GROUPS LISTED AS ‘CURRENTLY FULL’?
To carry out the mission of Life Groups at The Vine, we believe the ideal size for a group is between 10-14 people. Other limitations such as meeting place also play a factor in this size. When a group reaches the full number, we list it as currently full, and ask the group to pray that God would place it on someone’s heart to multiply when the time is right. Through this approach, we have grown from 8 to 20 Life Groups in 3 years and look forward to having Life Group opportunities that work for everyone who understands this need in his/her life.
CLICK HERE to see the map of our current Life Groups.
If you are interested in Life Groups at The Vine, please fill out the form below.