A generation ago, community was a lot easier than it is today. Back then, it was commonplace for folks to know every neighbor on their street. Families were larger. Extended families regularly got together. People worked at the same job their entire career and through decades of working together they became friends with their co-workers.

But over the past few decades, all of that has changed. Americans have become more and more isolated. More and more alone. That’s why it’s such a huge passion for us that people who come to our church become “known.” Whether it’s through friendships that develop with others over time or in a formal small group at our church, we want everyone to experience significant community at the Vineyard.

When it comes to small groups, they are an absolute great place to meet new people, connect with God, hang out socially, and serve those in need in our surrounding community. Groups meet in a “seasonal” format — Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer and each season lasts 8-12 weeks so it’s “easy on” and “easy off.” And you don’t need to be a Bible scholar or a prayer warrior to join one! People who are brand new on their spiritual journey as well as long-time Christians are all welcomed in our small groups.

If you want to join a group or have questions, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. Simply give us your name, e-mail, and write something like, “I’d like to join a small group.” You can also register at this signupgenius.com link!

A list of small groups for Winter is listed below:

Group #M01
Led by – Don Schumaker
When – Every other Monday Starting January 9 @ 7:30pm
Where – Shelby Township
What – Prayer and verse by verse study of Romans
Who – Men only
Group #M02
Led by – Kathy Banasik & Cindee Schumaker
When – Every other Monday Staring January 9 from 6:30-8:30pm
Where – Shelby Township
What – Entrusted by Beth Moore, study of 2 Timothy & prayer
Who – Women Only
Group #T01
Led by – Phyllis Mandziara
When – Every other Tuesday starting January 24 @ 7:00 pm
Where – Troy (Square Lake and John R)
What – In-depth bible study using Breathe by Priscilla Shirer
Who – Women only
Group #T02
Led by – Zachary Lubnow
When – 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm
Where – Macomb Township
What – What’s in the Bible DVD Series
Who – For kids age K-5
Group #T04
Led by – Chris Carlson
When – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month from 6:10-7pm & 7-9pm
Where – Rochester, at Rochester Rd. & Snell
What – Fellowship, prayer, & optional Pastor Tim’s Meeting
Who – Anyone! (no child care)
Group #twentysomethings
Led by – Brad Wall & Matt Waszkiewicz
When – Every Wednesday at 8:45pm
Where – Applebee’s in Utica
What – Discussion of the Gospel of Mark
Who – Twenty somethings (high school seniors – age 29)
Group #W02
Led by – Greg & Jessica Gortat
When – Every other Wednesday, 6:30-8:15pm. (starts Jan. 11th)
Where – Washington
What – Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Who – Anyone
Group #W03
Led by – Deb Keller
When – Four weeks on Wednesday starting January 18th from 6:45-9:00pm
Where – Bruce Township
What – Worship/Teaching/Discussion/Prayer
Who – Women only
Group #Th01
Led by – Dave & Chris Carlson
When – Every other Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm
Where – Shelby Township
What – Financial Peace University
Who – Anyone (no child care)
Group #Th02
Led by – Luana Luckhard
When – Every other Thursday starting January 12 @ 6:30pm
Where – Shelby Township
What – Second Half Study on Faith/ Hebrews
Who – Men/ Women singles
Group #Th03
Led by – Pat Ridge
When – 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month from 7:00-9:00pm (starts Jan. 26th)
Where – Shelby Township
What – Prayer and fellowship
Who – All (childcare not provided)
Group #F01
Led by – Don & Cindee Schumaker
When – Every other Friday from 7-9pm
Where – Macomb & Shelby Township
What – Digging Deeper Questions
Who – Anyone (no child care)