Spring 2017 Groups

SPRING 2017 Semester
February to April

Small groups function on a semester schedule, with three semesters per calendar year.
During each semester, the leaders, locations, and topics will vary.

For group locations and additional information, please visit our Sunday Service.

 

JESUS CALLING: LEARNING TO LIVE IN RELATIONSHIP TO JESUS
Open to all Adults and Youth—Childcare providedCloses after March 3.

Fridays February 10 to April 28, 2017 (No meeting February 17 & March 17)
7:00-8:45 pm

McClure Home
Leader: Randy Maranville

We speak of Christianity as being about having a personal relationship with Jesus, yet most of us are not so sure about how to do that, or if it is even really possible. Sarah Young’s book, “Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence” is a daily devotional for every day of the year. Each daily entry has a brief reading as the voice of Jesus and two or three Bible verses. During the week, we will read the devotionals and practice connecting with Jesus in our day-to-day lives. During our group time we will (1) experience one of the daily devotions, (2) participate in an experiential exercise of meeting with Jesus, (3) share with one another about our journey during the week and (4) pray for one another. If you have desire to grow in relationship with Jesus and want to join others in that experience, join us on Friday evenings.

Materials needed: “Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young, Bible, notebook/journal, pen

 

THE SAMSON SYNDROME: WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE BADDEST BOY IN THE BIBLE

Open to Men of All Ages—No childcare available

Limited to 5 participants

Fridays February 17 to May 5, 2017
7:30-9:30 pm

Chen Home
Leader: Anthony Chen

We will read and study “The Samson Syndrome” by Mark Atteberry, which addresses a number of areas that men struggle with. We will also study the biblical account of Samson contained within Judges 13-16. All who attend are expected to read that week’s chapter prior to the group meeting.

Materials needed: “The Samson Syndrome” book by Mark Atteberry; Bible

 

GROUP QUILTING: COVERED IN TRUTH

Open to All Adults and Youth—No childcare available

Mondays February 13 to May 1, 2017
6:00-9:00 pm

Ashley Home
Leaders: Joyce McKay, Letha Ashley

Basic sewing skills are required for each person making a quilt top. Non-quilters/sewers are welcome to come and have fellowship and watch the quilt tops being made.

We will be making quilt tops. Powerful words of the Bible will be quilted, stitched and prayed over to create a quilt top with colors of your choice.

Materials needed: Given at first meeting. Basic proficiency in sewing required if you plan to make a quilt top for yourself.

Fee of approximately $100 +/- for materials for each quilt top.

 

CONNECT AND GROW

Open to all Adults and Youth—No childcare available

Sundays February 12 to April 9, 2017
5:00-8:00 pm

Young Home
Leaders: Kevin & Cindy Young, Bill Glad

We will come together on Sunday evenings to share a meal, life, and learning over the long-term. We will provide soup and group members will bring sides and extras for our meal each week.

We’ll be exploring the importance of spiritual practices or “habits” in shaping our loves, affecting our spiritual health, and growing our relationships with God, other believers, and the world. Some weeks we will be covering material from the first two chapters of the book, “You Are What You Love” and passages of Scripture. Other weeks we will be sharing about our experiences of putting new habits into practice.

At the end our of nine weeks together, we will decide if we want to continue meeting together, and if so, what direction to take.

Materials needed: Bible; Sides/extras for our weekly meal

 

FINANCIAL PEACE (with Dave Ramsey)

Open to all Adults and Youth—Childcare available

Sundays February 12 to April 9, 2017
12:30-3:30 pm

Vineyard Church
Leader: Joy Crampton

Each meeting will begin with a potluck meal together. After the meal, we will have a one-hour video class taught by Dave Ramsey, followed by discussion.

When it comes to managing money, this class will teach you how to: Become Debt Free: pay off your credit cards, car loans, mortgage, and student loans. Prepare for the Future: save for financial emergencies and confidently plan for retirement. Get on a Plan together: create a budget that actually works for you AND your spouse. The average family taking Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace class has an $8,000 turnaround in the first 90 days. Over 4.5 million people have taken this class and taken control of their money. Come along as we make 2017 a year of turnaround for our finances.

Materials Needed: Required: Physical or digital copy of “Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money”

Recommended, but not required: Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Membership Kit ($109 on Dave Ramsey website). With membership kit, do not purchase book separately, as membership kit contains required book.

 

LIFE SKILLS: LEARNING TO LIVE, LEARNING TO LOVE

Open to all Adults—No childcare available

Special flat-rate fee available for attendees from Vineyard Church
Closes after February 13.

Women – Mondays February 6 to July 31, 2017
Men – Thursdays February 2 to July 27, 2017
6:30-9:30 pm

Vineyard Church 7530 Bandera Rd., Ste. 140, 78238
Leader: Alice Ware

When we learn WHY we do the things we do, we are empowered to focus on healing our wounds and changing our behaviors. Then we begin to grow, mature and develop true character and healthy relationships. Life Skills equips us to break free from, and to reverse, the cycle of family dysfunction passed down generationally. Life Skills helps fix the brain’s thinking and its associated protective behaviors, which were a result of a lifetime of wounding.

We will cover about 1 lesson per week throughout the course.

Materials Needed: Pen, 3-ring notebook binder; Life Skills workbook (provided)

SOZO PRAYER MINISTRYOpen to all Adults—No childcare available

By appointment only February 12 to May 7, 2017

Vineyard Church 7530 Bandera Rd., Ste. 140, 78238
Leader: Cindy McBride

This is not a regular Community Group, but an opportunity for Vineyard Church members to receive Sozo prayer ministry, by appointment only. Each meeting/appointment will be a 2 hour personal prayer ministry session. Prayer team will consist of members with Sozo Level 1 training and will be scheduled for specific times.

Materials needed: None