Groups & Classes

Connect with others and grow in your faith through our groups and classes.

With it being one of our Core Values, we believe that “Community” in LifeGroups at VNC is a great way to get connected with other believers, grow in your faith, and experience true community (celebrating together, grieving together, and growing in Christ together). Our groups strive to help people Know Jesus more, Love Jesus more, and Obey Jesus more, as we become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. If you’d like to be a part of a LifeGroup, or lead one, please click the button below and let us know.

Winter Groups & Classes | In-Person

New Believers Path

Are you a new believer who would like to take the next steps on your faith journey? We'd love to walk that out with you through our Believers Path. Class information will be shared here and will be available at Guest Central and the Information Center as well. We can't wait to see all God will do through you as you lean into walking with Him more closely!

Meeting Date: Sundays at 9 a.m. in room 1228, beginning March 3

Group Type: Ongoing

Social Study

Gender/Age Group: 16+

Childcare: Check out our Clubhouse Ministries, available for children from birth through fifth grade, during both 9 & 10:45 a.m. services.

Emerge

We invite young adults, ages 18 to 30, as we connect through fellowship. This group will meet at the home of Judah and Jessica Ball. Register online for more information.

Leaders: Judah & Jessica Ball

Next Meeting Date: Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m.

Group Type: Ongoing

Social Study

Gender/Age Group: 18-30

Childcare: Not provided

GriefShare

It may be difficult for you to make sense of the loss of a spouse, parent, friend or family member. If you find yourself in this situation, this may be the group for you! GriefShare is a 13-week class designed to help you navigate the feelings of loss with others who find themselves in the same place. We will have in-person sessions on Thursdays at VNC in room 1403 (please enter at door 6).

Leaders: Sandy Mangel

Meeting Dates: Thursdays at 6 p.m., beginning January 11

Group Type: Ongoing

Social Study

Gender/Age Group: 16+

Childcare: Not provided

The Bible Recap

Have you ever closed your Bible and thought, What did I just read? Or maybe you have tried to read through the Bible in a year, but quit when it felt confusing or impersonal. The Bible Recap is here to help. Tara-Leigh Cobble, host of the popular Bible Recap podcast, walks readers through a one-year chronological Bible reading plan and explains each day's passage in an easy-to-understand way.


Emphasizing how God's character can be seen throughout Scripture, the recaps are simple and short yet deep enough to help you understand the hard parts and press into knowing God better. The Bible Recap will not only help you understand the entire narrative of the Bible, it will fortify your faith. Join our Bible Recap group as we read the Bible in a year through this chronological reading plan!

Leaders: Carla Hawkins & Cindy Godby

Meeting Dates: Sundays at 9 a.m. in the Youth Center, began January 7, but join anytime!

Group Type: Ongoing

Social Study

Gender/Age Group: 18+

Childcare: Check out our Clubhouse Ministries, available for children from birth through fifth grade, during both 9 & 10:45 a.m. services.

Surrendering the Secret

Many women hide the secret of abortion deep in their hearts, and they are suffering severe consequences. They carry a great burden of shame and failure, afraid to reveal their hidden pain, and by doing so are forced to endure the long-lasting effects in isolation. Surrendering the Secret will allow women to release this burden and find freedom through 'redemptive community' while experiencing hope and joy, as shame and failure are replaced with beauty. Surrendering the Secret will meet for 7 weeks. Please sign up below.

Leader: Becky Bailey

Meeting Dates: Sundays at 9 a.m. in room 1226, beginning March 3

Group Type: Ongoing

Social Study

Gender/Age Group: 18+

Childcare: Check out our Clubhouse Ministries, available for children from birth through fifth grade, during both 9 & 10:45 a.m. services.

Pre-Marriage Class

If you are engaged to be married or seriously dating, we invite you to join us for this 7-week class to help you set a solid foundation for your marriage.  It will provide helpful conversations and ways to build a solid foundation in Christ as you look to your wedding date! It fulfills the premarital counseling requirement for any couple being married by a VNC Pastor. There is no cost to this class, but please sign up below so we know you'll be there!

Leaders: Matt & Becky Bailey

Meeting Dates: Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in 1222/24, beginning March 3

Group Type: Ongoing

Social Study

Gender/Age Group: 18+

Childcare: Check out our Clubhouse Ministries, available for children from birth through fifth grade, during both 9 & 10:45 a.m. services.

Sunday Night Women's Group

Join us as we begin The Bible Recap (TBR) reading plan! The Bible Recap (TBR) follows a chronological Bible reading plan using your Bible of choice. After reading a portion of your Bible each day, there is a 7-minute recap by Tara Leigh Cobble covering that day’s section of Scripture. Simply register below to join the Sunday Night Women’s Bible Study for the winter session of TBR, January 7-March 17, every other Sunday, 6-7:30 p.m. An email will be sent to all who register to provide the room number and details before we meet the first time. 

Leaders: Linda Carullo

Meeting Dates: Sunday nights (biweekly) at 6 p.m., beginning January 7

Group Type: Ongoing

Social       Study

Gender/Age Group: Women 18+

Childcare: Not provided

Wednesday Morning Women's Group

Join us on Wednesday mornings for this ongoing women’s Bible study as we study God of Covenant by Jen Wilkin. There are no minor characters in the story of God. Beginning with Genesis 12, walk alongside the fathers of our faith—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph—to discern Jesus in the stories of His people. Over 10 sessions, discover how God orchestrates everything for His glory and the good of His people, and see how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Workbooks can be purchased for $15 at the VNC Shop.

Leader: Denise Taylor

Meeting Dates: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., beginning March 27, room 1217

Group Type: Ongoing

Social       Study

Gender/Age Group: Women 18+

Childcare: Not provided

Thursday Night Men's Group

The Thursday Night Men's Group will be doing the study Discipleship Essentials by Greg Ogden. No sign up is needed for this group. Books for this study can be purchased at the VNC Shop for $15.

Leader: Mark Jones

Meeting Dates: Thursdays at 7 p.m., beginning February 8, in room 1106 (Conference Room)

Group Type: Ongoing

Social Study

Gender/Age Group: Men 18+

Childcare: Not provided

Saturday Morning Men's Group

Join the Saturday Morning Men's Group as they study Hebrews for Everyone by N.T. Wright. New Christians and longtime followers of Jesus alike will find inspiration and practical wisdom for their journey within these pages. Books are available at the VNC Shop for $15. There is no sign-up required.

Leader: Greg Taylor

Meeting Dates: Saturdays at 8 a.m., beginning March 23, in room 1217

Group Type: Ongoing

Social Study

Gender/Age Group: Men 18+

Childcare: Not provided

Bible Study with Pastor Tanner

Pastor Gene Tanner invites you to join him on Wednesday mornings as he works his way through different books of the Bible. There is no need to sign up for this study. You are welcome to join at any time!

Leader: Pastor Gene Tanner

Meeting Dates: Wednesdays at 10 a.m., in the Youth Center

Group Type: Ongoing

Social Study

Age Group: 18+

Childcare: Not provided