At VGF, we believe that grow is important because we believe that true spiritual growth happens in the context of Christian community. These are communities where we encourage one another, we love one another, we pray with one another, and we basically just live life with one another. The Christian life is not one lived in isolation and we see this in the model of Jesus. He didn’t go off on His own at all moments and not get involved in the lives of those around Him, but rather He chose to invest and engage with those who He loved. He invested in His disciples, he invested in His brothers and sisters, He invested in strangers and sick and paralyzed. He invested in those people in small group contexts. He didn’t invest in them in large groups because in small groups, that’s where true growth occurs. We encourage you to get involved in one of our community groups. These groups meet all over the county. Check out the listings below to find one near you.
The title is pretty straight-forward. These are groups in which people do "life" together. Usually meeting in a home, a Life Group exists to plug into the Word, ask questions and get answers, and "be family" together. They offer lifetime connections where we love, push, pull, and sharpen each other in our life with Christ. In the Christian life, we are meant to experience deep, loving relationships.
Focus Groups usually focus on a key theme. It may be a particular letter of the Bible or a topic that is studied using Scripture. We believe the Gospel has power to change lives and so we do not want to have studies that just offer information but allow the Word of God to change us.
We believe words are crucial to our understanding of Jesus' work in our lives. Jesus came to redeem, and buy us out of slavery to sin; we believe in the complete healing power of the Cross. We do not exalt a process and we do not want total forgiveness to be compromised by believing we will always struggle. Jesus heals completely, restores entirely, and redeems in power. These groups face and recognize particular hurts and issues, but believe in the redemptive power of Jesus Christ to overcome the hurts and totally heal.
Please feel free to fill out the form below with any questions you may have regarding our Community Groups. A ministry leader will get back with you shortly.