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 Fall is listed below:

Men on Mondays
Led by – Don Schumaker
When – 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month from 7:00-9:00pm
Where – Shelby Township
What – Studying the book of Romans
Who – Men only
Everyone on Tuesdays
Led by – Chris Gortat
When – Every other Tuesday from 7:00-9:00pm
Where – Evanswood Outer Room & Various public locations
What – Doing what Jesus did
Who – Everyone all ages! No child care but please bring your kids.
Women on Tuesdays
Led by – Donetta Malloy and Lisa Schlinke
When – Tuesdays from 9-11:30am
Where – Kensington Church in Troy
What – Insights Study
Who – Women only. Child care provided
Everyone on Wednesdays
Led by – Greg and Jessica Gortat
When – Every other Wednesday from 6:00-8:00pm
Where – Washington Twp.
What – Surprised by the Power of the Spirit by Jack Deere
Who – All welcome. No child care.
Women on Wednesdays
Led by – Deb Keller
When – Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00pm
Where – Washington Twp.
What – Various topics
Who – Women only
Kids on Wednesdays
Led by – Kellie Kopp & Melissa Lubnow
When – Every other Wednesday from 6:15-7:30pm
Where – Evanswood Church Fellowship Hall
What – Teaching kids how to worship God through song and music
Who – Kids ages 5-12
20somethings on Wednesdays
Led by – Brad Wall & Matt Waszkiewicz
When – Every Wednesday at 8:45pm
Where – Applebee’s in Utica
What – Book of Mark
Who – High School seniors through 29 years old
50 & 60somethings on Thursdays
Led by – Jack and Donetta Malloy
When – Thursdays nights
Where – Troy
What – TBD
Who – 50s and 60s couples
Adults on Thursdays
Led by – Don and Roxanne McCoy
When – Every other Thursday at 6:30pm
Where – Washington Twp.
What – Digging Deeper Questions
Who – All Adults
Adults on Thursdays
Led by – Luana Luckhard
When – Every other Thursday from 7:00-9:00pm
Where – Shelby Township
What – Bible Study
Who – All Adults. No child care.
Everyone on Fridays
Led by – Don & Cindee Schumaker
When – Every other Friday at 6:30pm
Where – Shelby Township
What – Digging Deeper Questions
Who – All, child care is provided
Everyone on Fridays
Led by – Jim & Karen Boniface
When – Every other Friday evening from 7:00-9:00pm
Where – Outer Room at Evanswood
What – Digging Deeper Questions
Who – All adults
30+ Singles on Weekends
Led by – Beth Tindale
When – Weekend dates throughout the year
Where – Various
What – Social gatherings for fun and fellowship
Who – Any singles 30 years and up
Women TBD
Led by – Wendy Waszkiewicz and Pat Ridge
When – TBD (*Closed group until October/ November)
Where – Shelby Township and Macomb
What – Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
Who – Women only