“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another —
and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
– Hebrews 10:25
Why Life Groups?
The North Jersey Vineyard Church is a small-group based church. What this means is that while we absolutely value the Sunday worship times, without fellowship throughout the week, it would be extremely difficult to stay focused and faithful to God.
We were not made to do life alone. God created us for community, and Life Groups provide a place for you to connect with others, share life, and grow in faith together.
When we do life together, our problems become smaller as God uses others to bring support and encouragement to our lives. Life Groups become a place where others don’t just know your name but care about what is happening in your life and want to support you in your spiritual journey.
We believe every person is created with God-given potential to make a difference in the world. Life Groups are a place you can grow with others to become more like Jesus and reach the potential God has put inside you.
What are Life Groups?
Life Groups are groups of 8-15 people that meet together each week during a semester in various locations across our area. We meet in order to grow in our relationship with God, have fun, and meet new friends. Scroll down to check out the various groups that meet throughout the week. We hope that you’ll commit yourself to a life group that will help you draw closer to God and others.
4 Things to Know
There are two semesters every year:
Life flows in seasons, and we want to make it easy for you to be in the right Life Group in each season. This is why we have new groups that start and stop two times a year in what we refer to as “semesters.”
Campaigns and “free market” groups:
Every fall, we engage in what is called a “church-wide campaign.” These groups usually last 8 weeks, and during this time the entire church is studying the same material. The weekend messages and the Life Group discussions focus on the same topic.
Our winter/spring semester is 12-14 weeks long and consists of “free market” groups. During this semester, people can gather together based on things they enjoy and that are important to them — such as men’s and women’s groups, young adults, Bible studies, prayer groups, book studies, and more. “General” groups are open to everyone.
Everyone can join a group:
Our hope is for every person at the North Jersey Vineyard to be connected in meaningful community through a Life Group. With so many groups to choose from, we are confident there is a group that is a great fit for you. You can search and sign up for groups, browsing groups by topic, location, day, and time here on our website.
Interested in becoming a Life Group Leader?
Whether it’s something you are passionate about, an experience you’ve had that can help others, or an area in which you are looking to grow, leading a group is a great way to bring people together in meaningful community. If you’re interested in exploring this further, please contact Phil at email@example.com to talk about the process of becoming a Life Group Leader.