LVC Small Groups

Lakeshore Vineyard Small Groups…

We are better together.

SMall Groups

Small Groups are communities where we can meet and enjoy friends, learn together
and grow closer to God. We have groups for women, for men, for men and women, 
and for families with kids. We offer a variety of groups: some groups to study the Bible together, others to offer support to one another, and others to engage in activities together.

Small groups at Lakeshore Vineyard run in 3 cycles per year each consisting of
one month for people to learn about the groups being offered and sign up, 
followed by three months of meeting as as group.

In January, May and September we release a Small Group Catalog for the upcoming Session. Copies of the Catalog are available both in print at the Connection Station in the lobby and online below.

  • We sign up in January for the groups that meet February - April.
  • We sign up in May for the groups that meet June - August.
  • We sign up in September for the groups that meet October - December.

Please sign up for the group of your choice either:

  • Online here.
  • The mailbox on the Information Station (Grid-Wall) in the Lobby

If we are not currently in a sign up period, you can find out about
other activities offered through:

To request to be added to the LVC weekly email list
you can sign up here or email

Small Group CAtalog

All of our presently offered small groups are listed below.

You can sign up for small groups here.

  • Alpha - WEdnesdays, 6:30-8:30pm - lvc worship center

    Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith.
    Come for a nice meal, watch a talk, make some new friends and talk about things that matter.

    You can start off with a taste by attending the Taste of Alpha Dinner on September 20, 2017 at 6:30PM and see if it's something you might want to continue. Sign Up Here for the dinner.  

    If you're already in, sign up here for the Alpha Course.

    • Leaders: Doug and Brenda Kerfoot
    • Adults of all ages and stages of life are welcome to come.
    • Childcare: available for donation.
    • This is an Exploring Christianity Group.
    • Meets weekly beginning with the Taste of Alpha Dinner on September 20.  
      (If you have missed that date, please know newcomers are welcome through October 11th.)
    • Costs: Request contributions towards dinner.
    • Questions?  Contact
  • WAlk with God - Wednesdays, 7-9pm - lvc room 2

    Join us as we take the next few months to focus on knowing God personally and walking with Him daily.  Each week we will worship, learn, practice, journal, share our experiences and pray. 

    We will encourage each other to walk daily with God, growing in sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit and in our ability to follow Him as we seek to bring others an encounter with God.

    • Leaders: Ken and Robin Thomas
    • Adults of all ages and stages are welcome.
    • Childcare: Available for $5/child per meeting, $8/family maximum.
    • This is a Spiritual Growth Group.
    • Meets weekly beginning October 4th.

    Sign up for the Walk With God Small Group here.

  • bikes, burgers & beverages - 1st & 3rd wednesdays - 6pm or 7pm

    Like to ride your Indian, Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, or Yamaha?  Join us the first and third Wednesday of each month as we ride in a group to various burger establishments within an hour.  Don't like the 2-wheel transportation method?  Meet us at our destinations for a burger!  Bad weather back-up; meet at Center Shot in Dorr for some indoor range time and a burger afterwards.  Let me know if interested!

    • Leader:  Rick Baarman
    • Adults of all ages and stages are welcome.
    • Please arrange for all your own childcare needs.
    • This is an Activity Group.
    • Meets until the weather doesn't cooperate.
    • Meet at 6PM at the Baarman's or meet at 7PM at the various restaurants.  Destinations will be communicated via email to those who sign up.

    Sign up for the Bikes, Burgers & Beverages Small Group here.

  • Praying the psalms men's group - thursdays, 6-7am - lvc room 1

    This is a men's group where we meet to simply read and pray the Psalms.

    • Leader: Ken Thomas
    • This is a men's Spiritual Growth Group.
    • Please arrange for your own childcare needs.
    • Meets weekly.

    Sign up for the Praying the Psalms Men's Group here.

  • thursday morning men's group - thursdays, 7-8am - lvc room 6

    We are a group of retired men who meet and take turns leading a month at a time.  We are using the Jesus Calling Daily Devotional and other devotionals to guide our conversations.

    • Contact: Dennis Vogel
    • This is a Men's Spiritual Growth Group.
    • Please arrange for your own childcare needs.
    • Meets weekly.

    Sign up for the Thursdays Morning Men's Group here.

  • Sensible Shoes: A story about the spiritual journey - thursdays, 9:30-11:30am, lvc multipurpose room

    Come join this 12 week women's study based on Sharon Garlough Brown's book, Sensible Shoes.  We're not just reading the book... we are stepping into it by trying out some of the same spiritual exercises the women in the book are learning to do.  Come to this enjoyable and transforming group and connect!

    • Leaders:  We will have rotating leaders for our discussions.  Contact Lou Bagladi for group information.
    • This is a Spiritual Growth Group for Women.
    • Childcare:  Available for $5/child per meeting, $8/family maximum.
    • Fee:  Less than $15 for the Sensible Shoes book plus the study guide.
    • Meets weekly from October 5 - December 14.

    Sign up for the Sensible Shoes Small Group here.

  • Wolters-thomas small Group - fridays, 6:30-8:30pm - meeting at the thomas'

    We do life together.  Join us as we jump into the Gospel Project's Bible Study.  This study will complement the sermon series.  We talk about anything & everything and often all at once!

    • Leaders:  Pat & Mary Wolters, Ken & Robin Thomas
    • Adults of all ages and stages are welcome.
    • Childcare:  Available for $5/child per meeting, $8/family maximum.
    • This is a Spiritual Growth Group.
    • Meets weekly starting October 6th.

    Sign up for the Wolters-Thomas Small Group here.

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