Life Groups

Life Groups September-December 2017

At VCD we believe that participating in a Small Group is a key part of becoming a strong, healthy Christian and of building a strong, healthy church. We were never meant to do life disconnected from others! Small Groups provide a place where we can deepen our relationship with God, connect with others, and grow together into the people God has created us to be. Scroll to bottom to sign up!  

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 Learning to Minister Like Jesus

A group/class focused on how to operate in the gifts of prophecy and healing—using a combination of teaching and exercises.

Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Vineyard Church

Dave Frederick & Chris Swallow

Sermon-Based Discussion

Each week we’ll discuss the prior Sunday’s sermon, along with enjoying fellowship and community.

Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ 29W711 Waynewood Drive, West Chicago 60185  (Childcare TBD)

John & Terri Martin

(630) 440-0036

Encounter  (college-age group)

We’ll teach you to minister like Jesus—equipping young people in how to hear and share God’s voice and heal the sick.

Mondays, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm @ 520 East Harrison Avenue, 60187

(Worship 7:30-8:00p; Equipping 8:00p-9:00p)

Jeremy Wagner

(630) 407-4949

Listening Prayer

We’ll read and discuss Listening Prayer by Payne—to grow in prayer and listening to the Lord together.

The Lord’s Prayer will be the basis for creating prayer journals.

Wednesdays,  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Vineyard Church

For anyone and everyone  (Childcare TBD)

Eric & Amy Fenn

(630) 776-8641


Parenting Without Regret

We’ll read and discuss Parenting Without Regret by Seibert, growing together in how to raise godly children with a purpose.

1st & 3rd Thursdays,  7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, @ 1020 E Prairie Avenue, 60187

For moms with school-age kids,  (No childcare)

Janel Toal

(773) 456-7515


Adults’ Friday Fellowship

Make and enjoy a meal, build community and explore Vineyard beliefs and traditions.

We’ll discuss material from the book, Start Here: Kingdom Essentials for Christians.

Fridays, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm @ Vineyard Church

For adults  (Childcare TBD)

Elizabeth Sargis

(630) 781-7144


Spiritual Growth & Accountability

We’ll read and discuss materials from J.I. Packer & Tim Keller

Saturdays, 9/30–11/18 (no 10/21) 7:30 am – 9:00 am @ Vineyard Church

For men in their 20s/30s

Kyle Russell

(812) 241-6690

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What dates do Life Groups meet?

The Life Groups Fall/Winter session begins Sunday, September 17th, and runs through December 10th.


Several of the groups look interesting. Can I join more than one Life Group?

Life Groups are a way to “do life” with others. They provide a context to form real relationships, to allow yourself to be known, and to care for other people practically, emotionally, and spiritually. They are a place where we develop and experience community. Life Groups are different than a class, which is primarily a consumer experience.  Because of this, we discourage people from joining more than one Life Group. However, if you feel you have the emotional and relational space in your life to commit to more than one group, you may.


What if I need childcare?

Each session we have some Life Groups that provide a limited number of childcare spots on-site. The church covers half the cost and the Life group will collectively cover the remainder. To reserve your child’s space, simply register for one of the groups that indicate “Childcare available on-site” and list the age of each child who will need care. Please only register your child if you intend to bring him regularly.


None of these Life Group times work for me. How can I get connected?

Serving Teams – Another great way to get connected at VCD is by serving on a ministry team. Whatever your skills or interests, there is a serving opportunity for you! Click here to Get Connected!

Social Events:  Click here to get connected!

Do you have questions? Desire to lead? 

Contact Rob Toal | LifeGroup Coordinator | (773) 494-1498