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Adult Ministries

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Learning Communities

Come as you are; no prior Bible knowledge required. Join these mid-sized communities anytime! New fall series are starting soon! Scroll down for more information.

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. New groups are starting soon! Scroll down for more information.

Adult Learning Communities

Sundays, 10:10-11:00 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: Encountering Jesus—The joy of meeting Jesus comes to life in the acclaimed T.V. show, The Chosen. Examine how Jesus Christ fills an emptiness nothing else in life can satisfy as we pair video clips from The Chosen with people’s stories in the Bible. Come discover or rediscover the peace, joy and hope of knowing God!  

Meets in room 112/the community room on the first floor and simultaneously online at https://zoom.us/j/81641091385. 

Group Leader: Kim Snyder

 

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: Generous JusticeJustice and compassion for those in need are central to Biblical teaching, and yet, it is easy to think otherwise. Modern culture does not commonly associate human rights with the Bible. Let’s challenge our preconceived beliefs about justice and Christianity. With teachings based on Tim Keller’s book, Generous Justice, we’ll explore how we can live a life of justice empowered by an experience of God’s grace.

Meets in the Great Hall on the first floor and simultaneously online at https://zoom.us/j/463246442.

Group Leader: Phil Covell

 

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: If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat by John OrtbergAt a time of increasing divisions, it is important to remember the Church is the body of Christ, sharing his Love and salvation to all. It is also important to remember that WE are the Church, and if God is to share His Love through us, we have to stand up, trust God, step out of the boat and into whatever adventure He has in store for us.  

Meets in room 203/204 on the second floor and simultaneously online at https://zoom.us/j/193175045.

Group Leader: Jonathan Lochhaas

 

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 Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis—If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain? Gain hope and wisdom about this crucial life question as we seek insight from renowned theologian, C.S. Lewis.  

Meets in room 205 on the second floor and simultaneously online at https://zoom.us/j/228996281.

Group Leader: Jeff Hallett

 

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: The Gospel of Johnjoin us for an in-depth but easy-going and approachable examination of John’s Gospel.

Meets in room 206 on the second floor and simultaneously online at https://zoom.us/j/331867154.

Group Leader: Allen McCarley

 

Food, Fun, Family – Hosted by Children’s Ministries

Get to know other parents and kids after the 9:00 AM service. Stop by the food table outside the Park St. Doors on the patio area and enjoy a snack with other families before your kids head to children’s programs at 10:10 AM. Parents with little ones are welcome to engage with one another in that area or on the preschool playground. This simple community gathering will uplift your sense of being known at church. 

Group Leader: Melissa Ciavarella

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!

Meets in room 108 C/D.

Group Leader: Emmy Parker

Midweek, Various Times

Monday Night Men’s Group

7:00-8:30 PM on Mondays

Biblical, real, straight talking where guys of all ages learn, grow and laugh together. The group begins with a large group video teaching, followed by a testimony from one of the guys, then breaks into small groups for discussion, prayer and support.

Current Series: Anxious for Nothing—Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado. Men, let’s get real—people are stressed and we need encouragement. You’ll find that with this group. Join us any week!

Meets in the Great Hall on the first floor and simultaneously online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81284838415.

Group Leaders: Ted Davies and David Steiner

 

Women’s Bible Studies

7:00-8:30 PM on Mondays; 9:30-11:00 AM on Tuesdays

Join Pastor Glenda and women of all ages online 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. .

Fall Series: Finding Joy in the Journey—a study on the book of Philippians. “Rejoice in the Lord always” may not seem possible in the midst of the uncertainty, stress, and messiness we may be experiencing in this season of our lives. It is helpful to know that these words were not written by a happiness expert, but by the Apostle Paul while imprisoned. Join us for the journey as we explore how we, too, can live a life of joy no matter our circumstances.

Group Leader: Pastor Glenda Simpkins Hoffman

 

Wednesday Night Community

7:30-8:30 PM on Wednesdays

Starting in January 2022, Join Pastor Connie and this co-ed community online as they dig into God’s word as a large group and encourage one another through small group discussion and prayer.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81637788785

Group Leader: Pastor Connie Jordan-Haas

 

Monthly Racial Reconciliation Prayer Call

Noon – 1:00 PM on the first Friday of each month

This collaborative community of people from a variety of churches gather each month online to share two witnesses, prayer and quality time in small group discussion. Anyone is welcome to join anytime. The group is hosted by VPC’s Ministry for Racial Reconciliation and Healing (MRRH).

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87865087355

 

Bridgepoint Connections—Connecting Professional and Spiritual Life

Check out the group opportunities hosted by Bridgepoint Connections. VPC collaborates closely with Bridgepoint to provide opportunities for ministry in the workplace. There’s a Thursday morning co-ed group and Friday morning men’s group starting soon.

Click here for more information.

Small Groups

Join a New Small Group

New men’s, women’s and co-ed groups will begin in January 2022 in person and online. Stay tuned for a sign up and more information about the upcoming 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. 

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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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