Adult Ministries

There’s a Group for You

Learning Communities

Come as you are; no prior Bible knowledge required. Join these mid-sized communities anytime! 

Small Groups

Develop accountability to living your faith in a small group of friends that gather for Bible study and to share in life experiences.

Adult Learning Communities

Sundays, 10:10 -11:10 AM

Exploring Faith

Every journey starts with a single step. Embark on a faith journey or renew your spiritual direction with fellow travelers who understand the importance of asking questions and looking into the Bible to step beyond what they’ve known. 

Current Series: Uprising by Erwin McManus—Jesus came to give life to the full. If we trust in Him, we’ll find that there is more life in us than there is death around us. In this six-part video discussion series, Erwin McManus illuminates the desperate desire of every human being—to truly live—and then serves as a guide on a quest to discover how. His practical, Biblical teaching will help you embrace God’s promises and become more of the person God uniquely created you to be.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/817159502

 

Christ & Culture

Engage in ethical questions and hear from VPC mission partners in real time as this community learns how to put faith in action. Consider this a welcoming place to address tough questions, a respectful place to share perspectives, and an enlightening place where the hope of Christ prevails.

Current Series: New Life—Seeking Christ’s renewal in race relations, the new post-COVID normal, and VPC’s pulpit as our senior pastor retires. God specializes in making all things new. How good are we at detecting his handiwork? Join us as we discern how God is working for redemption and restoration through the circumstances of our lives, individually and corporately as a church.

Missions Sundays: Every 3rd Sunday of the month, gain perspective on God’s work in the world as VPC Mission Partners visit to share about ministry.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/463246442

 

Parenting Support & Conversation

Hosted by Next Gen Ministry, this community investigates and shares tips for dealing with relevant parenting issues and supporting faith at home. Whether you have a baby or teens in the throes of high school, you’ll find guidance, comradery and prayer.

Current Series: Revolutionary Parenting by George BarnaAs parents our deepest desire is to raise children who succeed in life. This is also our greatest challenge. How can we foster traits such as honesty, compassion, and dedication in young minds? How can we develop future spiritual champions? Drawn from a landmark study of Christian twenty-somethings and the parents who raised them, this video discussion series will help you create a parenting plan to build a solid foundation of faith in your children and teens.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/147204976

 

Foundations

A community with open hearts, open minds, and open doors, seeking Jesus’ guidance for our lives. Grow your roots in Christ with practical insights for how we can love God and love one another. .

Current Series: Uncommon GroundLiving Faithfully in a World of Difference by Tim Keller and John Inazuthrough varied and enlightening perspectives, learn how to live with hope, interact respectfully and remain faithful to the Gospel in a complex and fragmented age. Lessons based on the book’s essays will guide discussions around business, art, politics, racism, and other topics so that we may learn how better to become like Christ even when encountering people not like ourselves.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/193175045

 

Apprentices

Explore how you can imitate Jesus Christ in your relationships, world view, and everyday tasks with a community that uses the Bible and prominent books to engage in thoughtful discussion and prayer.

Current Series: The Color of CompromiseThe Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby—engage a history we either ignore or just don’t know. Equal parts painful and inspirational, this acclaimed book details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. Group discussions will guide you in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/228996281

 

Beyond Basics

“How does that apply today?” Come ask this question with us as we dig into the truth of scripture, build community and support one another with prayer.

Current Series: Jesus Christ’s 12 Ordinary MenThe twelve disciples were people just like us. They had no prior theological training and no position of authority within the Jewish hierarchy. They had foibles and failings as we do. The only thing that made them special was their great faith, their selection by Christ, and the training he gave them: training that we could all make use of. Join us as we turn to scripture to understand how God works through ordinary people to advance His Gospel mission.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/331867154

Sundays, Special Needs

Friendship Class for Special Needs, 9:00-10:00 AM

This welcoming community gets to know each other better as they get to know Christ. No matter what you believe about God, or how you express it, you always have a friend here!

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/580239385

Midweek, Various Times

Monday Night Men’s Group

Biblical, real, straight talking—where 60-80 guys of all ages learn, grow, and laugh together. Dig into the Bible and the message of the Sunday sermon. The large group meets for a time of testimonials and teaching, then breaks into smaller groups for discussion and prayer.

7:00-8:30 PM on Mondays; Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/913540707

 

Monday Night & Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Studies

Current Series: Join pastor Glenda and women of all ages for Threshold to New Life — as we study the last chapters of Luke and John, we will see that the disciples are at the “threshold” of a new era. In the days between that first Easter and his ascension, Jesus seeks to clarify the meaning of his death and resurrection and to prepare them to continue his mission after the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.  As we walk with the disciples, we will learn from Jesus more about our calling and the mission he has entrusted to us. Join us for the journey!

Monday Night, starting April 5th at 7pm, Monday Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83677342870

Tuesday Morning, starting April 6th at 9:30am, Tuesday Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81080779802

 

Bridgepoint Thursday Morning Group

Current Series: Answering God’s CallResponding to God’s Voice in Life and Work with live speaker Dave Ramos. Did you know that the secret of seeking is not in our human effort to reach God, but in God’s calling to us. We start out searching, but we end up being discovered. We think we are looking for something; we realize we are found by Someone.

7:00-8:00 AM on Thursdays; Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83310492143

 

Refuel Friday Morning Men’s Group

Current Series: The Grave Robber—How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible by Mark Batterson. No matter how big the problem is, God is bigger still. Anyone who longs to see God work in miraculous ways today will love Batterson’s faith-building, life-giving message.

7:00-8:00 AM on Fridays; Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/753790954

Small Groups

Ongoing Groups

Some of our men’s, women’s and co-ed groups are recruiting new members. Contact the Director of Community Engagement, Kim Snyder, to discuss which groups are a good fit for you.

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The “Growing Your Soul” Experience 

A nine month journey from September – May, these groups are designed for people who are hungry for more of God and more of God’s purpose in their lives. Want more information or want to join us?

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Create a Group 

Have you met some people at VPC you’d like to start a small group with? Get started by reaching out to the Director of Community Engagement, Kim Snyder. Our adult ministry provides Bible study resources, leader training, and assistance recruiting additional group members.

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Resources

Videos & Bible Studies

VPC has purchased access to over 20,000 streaming videos to support you on your spiritual journey. Whether working on your own personal Bible study, leading a small group, supporting a meaningful use of media with kids, doing a study with your family, or looking for a teaching illustration, one of these engaging and informative videos will meet your needs. Think Netflix streaming for Christians! Sign up for your free account.

Daily Devotional

Amidst the pressure points of life, God’s word assures us that He is with us in every experience and circumstance. Sign up to receive daily devotions via email, and allow God to guide you to know Him more each day.

Spiritual Growth Plan

Making room for spiritual growth in our lives takes planning and strategy. Statistics show that 81% of people do not have a plan for their spiritual growth. We encourage you to prayerfully consider making a Spiritual Growth Plan.

SHAPE

Discover Your SHAPE to Serve
Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experience – SHAPE is an acronym from Rick Warren’s bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life. It is an excellent guide for examining how God has uniquely gifted and guided you for service in the Body of Christ. Take the SHAPE assessment anytime at www.viennapres.org/SHAPE.

Lectio Divina and Examen

Lectio Divina is an ancient spiritual practice for engaging with the word of God for transformation instead of information. Try Lectio Divina Method with a scripture passage today. Examen is another way to engage scripture with God. See more at: www.ignatianspirituality.com/ or Adele Calhoun’s Spiritual Disciplines Handbook.

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