The name of our church, Vineyard Community Church, is intentional. It reflects a core value - community!
Community can begin during a Sunday service, but it truly develops and grows as we go beyond. Small groups develop community, relationships and spiritual growth.
Small groups are usually 5-10 people plus a leader, that typically meet weekly or bi-weekly. Each small group has a different topic they study. Some might do a Bible study, some might be more topical (parenting, marriage, prayer), some might activity based, and often they have a targeted demographic (men, women, married couples, single moms, high school kids, etc). Some are hosted at the church, while others are at someone's house.
Small groups are key in building strong, lasting relationships within the church. Members often develop close bonds with each other, turning into deep friendships, not just acquaintances from church. Times of celebration, times of crisis or grief, and just overall daily life can all be shared with your small group!