There’s a Group for You
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
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. .
Summer Series: Uncommon Ground—Living Faithfully in a World of Difference by Tim Keller and John Inazu—through 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
“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.
Summer Series: Jesus Christ’s 12 Ordinary Men—The 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
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.
Summer Series: 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. July 18 – Myanmar; August 15 – North Africa
Meets in the church sanctuary and on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/463246442
COMING IN SEPTEMBER:
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.
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.
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.
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!
Meets in room 108 C/D.
COMING IN SEPTEMBER:
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
Monday Night & Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Studies
Join Pastor Glenda and women of all ages as they dig into God’s word and encourage one another. The group time flows between large group teaching and small group discussion and prayer.
7:00-8:30 PM on Mondays; 9:30-11:00 AM on Tuesdays
Refresh Thursday Morning Group
Let God refresh and renew your soul as you grow in faith with this co-ed group. A variety of topics are covered through guest speakers and video Bible studies.
7:00-8:00 AM on Thursdays
Refuel Friday Morning Men’s Group
Jump start your day with guys of all ages who seek Christ in life and work. A variety of topics are covered by guest speakers and video Bible studies.
7:00-8:00 AM on Fridays
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.
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?
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.
Videos & Bible Studies
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
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