Community

Getting Connected

 

4 Easy Steps

 

We are so glad you are here!

 

We know getting plugged in to a new church can be tricky, so we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to feel at home.  Check out these four easy steps...Don’t be afraid to jump in and ask questions- we are thrilled you are checking us out! 

 

1. Three Minute Hello

The first few weeks at any new church can feel overwhelming- you don’t know how things work and you probably want to know more about the community and our beliefs.  We want you to be able to answer those questions.  Once a month after the service, our leaders and elders congregate around the olive trees right outside the front doors. They are EAGERLY anticipating a chance to meet you and answer any questions you might have.

 

2. Community Cafe

Several times a year we offer a chance for the whole church to attend one time gatherings for dessert or dinner. These gatherings are held at homes all over town and are simply a way to meet others from the Vineyard.

 

3. Community Groups

We believe we come most alive with Jesus when we are living and serving in the context of community. So if you're ready to dig in, consider joining one of our longer-term Vineyard Communities. Each of our groups is a bit different, so visit a few before deciding which is the best fit for you. See more below or contact  vineyardcommunitygroup@gmail.com to get more information. 

 

4. Serving

For those who feel a calling to be a little more involved in serving our church and our community, there are a variety of ways  you can use your gifts, talents, and money to welcome and serve each other. Talk to your small group leader or email Chris DeHaan at chrisdehaan1@gmail.com

Community groups

At the Vineyard, we believe people are designed to know and experience the love of Christ within the gritty context of community.  Community groups are committed to living life together while experiencing God’s tangible love through the Word, worship, prayer, and service and allowing these to shape our engagement as ministers of reconciliation in our world and immediate community.

 

Vineyard Community Groups meet all throughout the week at various times (some weekly and others bimonthly), all over the city.  Each group decides on their own study material and is committed to living interconnectedly as a family of Christ-followers who loves and worships God, grows in faith and is equipped to share His love with our world.

 

Request more info at vineyardcommunitygroup@gmail.com to get connected.

 

Special Focus Community groups

In addition, there are some special community groups that have a more specific focus and format.

 

Healing Journey- Healing Journey is a 29-week comprehensive Bible study packed with tools to help women overcome the emotional, mental, and spiritual barriers keeping them from enjoying the life that God created for them. Registration closes August 29. Request more info at marietucson520@gmail.com.

 

Surge School- Surge School is a 9-month small group program for discipleship designed to give men and women of all ages and stages biblical lenses to see their lives in the context of the greater work that God is doing in creation and also the specific work that God is doing in each person to be a blessing to his or her world.  Request more info at chrisdehaan1@gmail.com.  


Vineyard Prayer Group- Vineyard Prayer Group gathers on a weekly basis to pray for our church body, city and beyond. Participants can join at any time as they are able. This group meets every Monday from 7:00-8:30 PM (currently meeting over Zoom). Request more info at koenigmary@rocketmail.com.


Women’s Bible Study- Women’s Bible Study gathers on a weekly basis to study the Word in the context of community. Participants can join at any time as they are able. Women of all ages and stages meet every Friday from 9:30-11:00 AM (currently meeting over Zoom). Request more info at tenaya@veritasvox.com.


Wild at Heart- Wild at Heart is a group for men 18 and older to study and share openly with one another.  Any man can join at any time.  This group meets every Monday from 7:00-8:30 PM (currently meeting over Zoom).  Request more info at impacttech@yahoo.com