This is one of the key reasons Vineyard Boise pursues dynamic small group ministry for each and every disciple as we seek to move people from rows to circles.
Both areas are critical; both are unique in what they accomplish in and through growing disciples of Jesus. The small group is the realm of face-to-face, of “one-another” in which we experience the presence of a Triune God who himself exists in the eternal face-to-face community of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We can, and do experience the presence of God through a dynamic worship service — but there is a unique way in which God is seen in a circle of disciples committed to loving God and loving people. Such a dynamic circle is also the primary context in which salvation and inner healing is experienced in deepening measure.
A few meet during the day, though they tend to cluster around Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Most groups meet in homes in and around the Treasure Valley.
For the simple reason that disciples are learners, and each small group in the Vineyard Boise community is a circle of learning in which disciples of Christ continue to “add to their faith, virtue, and to virtue, knowledge.” Our small groups aren’t just places of food and refreshment, they are places where we each share our own journey of “leaving our nets” and following Him.
We encourage this! We want this to happen. Much. We ask new small group leaders to attend our Vineyard 101 class and to connect with our small group pastor. We don’t want anyone to have to do this alone! We also have a monthly gathering of small group leaders that we call ReGroup where we would very much like to see all new small group leaders connecting with other small group leaders (usually on the first Sunday, during first service). We aren’t meant to do this alone!
The Connections Board in Heritage Hall has a flier for every discipleship group in the Vineyard Boise community that we invite you to peruse whenever you are on campus, or click the button below to find a small group
To find a small group online, simply click the button below. Questions? Contact Pastor Mike or Marcus Hathcock, our Circle Sherpa.