We think Life Groups are a really big deal.
Church is so much more than a once-a-week gathering on Sundays. It's also a familial community sharing life around a table. Life Groups are the primary way that we grow in the faith & practice the way of Jesus, together, in Salem. Real transformative growth happens in those spaces where those on the journey of faith are able to be vulnerable, authentic, & open with each other. It happens when a group of ordinary people commit to taking on the life of Jesus—being with Jesus, becoming like Jesus, doing what Jesus did… not just as lone rangers but together. When this happens, we believe Holy Spirit works deep in us, from the inside out, and we grow in our Christlikeness. This is the essence of discipleship, & Life Groups are one of the best ways we seek to do that here at Salem Vineyard. That's why we believe being a committed member of a Life Group is so incredibly important.
We have Life Groups of various flavors, all depending upon the focus & leader of the group. Most of our Life Groups run on a school-year season (September through May with a break in the summer). They vary in group size & openness to newcomers throughout the year, again depending upon the focus of the group. Look at the list below to see if there's one that God might be leading you to commit to for the season.
Coming Fall of 2019
Starting next Fall, we plan to offer some short-term (4-10 week) groups meant to explore specific topics. We’re calling these groups “Life Classes”. We’re planning to have classes on: marriage/relationship skills, first steps in the faith journey, SEEK (those interested in exploring questions about spirituality & faith), Holy Yoga, songwriting, & others. Come back soon to find out more!