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CASKET EMPTY New Testament Conference

March 8-9, 2024

Register Now for the Spring Great Banquet Retreats

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Classes

Come as you are any week to these mid-sized groups where you can meet a variety of people. No prior Bible knowledge or sign up is required. Classes predominantly happen on Sunday mornings between or during worship services. Occasionally there are midweek options.

Life Groups

Make new friends as you learn to live your faith with a small group of people. Committing to gather for Bible study and prayer creates a place to care for each other’s life experiences as you grow in Christ. New groups form in the fall, new year, and spring. Some groups meet on a short-term basis, and others are ongoing. Sign ups are below.

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Sundays, 10:10-11:10 AM

Perspectives

Perspectives is a class that respectfully addresses current controversial topics through the lens of Christ and our world.  Each week is a welcoming, diverse conversation… click here for more information

 

 

Foundations

The Foundations class is a community with open hearts, open minds, and open doors, seeking Jesus’ guidance for our lives. Grow your roots in Christ… click here for more information

 

 

Parent Connect

Make friends at church and get some great advice for your parenting journey while your babies, kids, and teens enjoy their own community with the programs happening for them on… click here for more information

 

 

International Friends Bible Study

This class welcomes international friends to our church community. We meet weekly to discuss the sermon Bible verses, and gather once a month to share a meal together. All are welcome… click here for more information

 

 

Apprentices

Come explore how you can imitate Jesus Christ in your relationships, worldview, and everyday tasks with a community that highly values learning from each other’s insights. The class conversation is rich as is the desire to grow in following Christ…. click here for more information

 

Beyond Basics

Join any week for an in-depth and approachable examination of a book of the Bible. This is a community that strives to better understand scripture, build community, and support one another… click here for more information

Sundays, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Inductive Bible Study

Join this friendly class to take a closer look at the sermon scripture. This simple method of inductive study is easy to follow and interesting! Come any week to discover… click here for more information

Sundays, Special Needs

Friendship Class and Bells, 9:00-10:30 AM

Members of this inclusive community for adults with and without intellectual disability get to know each other better as they get to know Christ. No matter what you believe, or… click here for more information

 

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CASKET EMPTY Bible Studies

Various Times at VPC and Online

In October 2023 and March 2024, the creators of the CASKET EMPTY Bible study series are hosting conferences at VPC! Following these discipleship weekends, we will launch small group studies for you to continue this life-changing experience of understanding the Bible as one redemptive story with Jesus at the Center. The word CASKET EMPTY® is an acronym for the entire Bible, with each letter representing a key period in the redemptive story. We will focus on the Old Testament part of the acronym, CASKET, in the fall, and the New Testament part, EMPTY, in the spring.

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Monday Night Men’s Group

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM at VPC and Online

We are guys of all ages coming together to study, grow, share, and care for one another and serve the community in which we live. We meet on Monday evenings to hear testimonies and teaching in a large group setting, then break into smaller groups for discussion and prayer. Pizza and popcorn are served for dinner each week so you can come straight from work if you need to.

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Monday Night Women’s Bible Study

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 PM at VPC and Online

The Bible is filled with inspiring stories of women who, with faith, used their time, talents, and treasure for God’s purposes. Women who were messengers, mothers, business managers, church leaders, and Jesus’ core disciples followed their call as God’s children to participate in His work here on earth. Through a deeper look at Scripture and the context of these women’s stories, we will see that God can turn the activities of our everyday lives into a holy vocation that matters.

At the women’s Bible study, you’ll find a supportive and encouraging group of women of all ages ready to get to know you as they get to know the Bible. The group begins with a large group teaching, facilitated by the Director of Groups and Education, Kim Pattianakotta, then splits into smaller groups for discussion and prayer.

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Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study

with Childcare

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 AM at VPC and Online

The Bible is filled with inspiring stories of women who, with faith, used their time, talents, and treasure for God’s purposes. Women who were messengers, mothers, business managers, church leaders, and Jesus’ core disciples followed their call as God’s children to participate in His work here on earth. Through a deeper look at Scripture and the context of these women’s stories, we will see that God can turn the activities of our everyday lives into a holy vocation that matters.

At the women’s Bible study, you’ll find a supportive and encouraging group of women of all ages ready to get to know you as they get to know the Bible. The group begins with a large group teaching, facilitated by the Director of Groups and Education, Kim Pattianakotta, then splits into smaller groups for discussion and prayer.

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Time in the Word for Dads Online

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 PM Online

What’s driving your daily life amidst competing priorities? This online life group for dads with children and teens is a weekly time to recharge your faith and encouragement to live it. Join group leaders, Lyle Kellman and Vernon Joyner—experienced dads who get where you’re at—to read scripture, discuss its impact on life, and consider how to apply it to family and faith…

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Faith in Ordinary MOMents Online

A Monthly Group for Busy Moms Led by Pastor Hope Lee

2nd Thursdays, Oct-May, 8:30-9:30 PM Online

Some of the busiest people are moms! God holds a special space for the women who juggle all of the stuff of life and still seek to know Him. If you have kids in kindergarten-college, join group leaders Pastor Hope Lee and Heather Austell for a monthly study and discussion that will encourage your faith.

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Young Married Small Group

Sundays, 10:10-11:00 AM at VPC

Young adult couples are invited to join mentor couple, Jim and Leslie Vereide Jones for Bible study and conversation that will give you spiritual perspectives for your marriage. The conversation is rich, and other couples are looking forward to getting to know you.

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Seniors Small Group

Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30 PM at VPC

This seniors group is beginning a new season of weekly Bible study and invites you to join them! Group leader Barbara is a fantastic facilitator of discipleship discussions and uses a variety of resources to guide the group to grow in faith – scripture studies, book studies, and articles are common.

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Interested in Hearing About Additional Life Groups?

Kim Pattianakotta, the Director of Life Groups and Education, is happy to talk with you about possible life group opportunities. The groups listed on this page are new or currently inviting more participants, though there may be another group that is a fit for you.

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Resources

Free Video Bible Study Subscription

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.

Devotionals

Amidst the pressure points of life, God’s word assures us that He is with us in every experience and circumstance. Check out these devotional suggestions and allow God to guide you to know Him more each day.

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.

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