COMMUNITY GROUPS ARE WHERE THE LIFE OF CHURCH HAPPENS DURING THE WEEK.
Community groups do 5 things together:
1. Worship through song or liturgy.
2. Interact with Scripture through discussion, study, lectio divina, etc.
3. Pray for each other.
4. Engage suffering together through things like sharing a meal with folks at the Clintonville Resource Center.
5. Form new groups Healthy things grow. As groups grow, it’s natural that new groups will emerge as new leaders and hosts emerge.
*Our Community, Women’s and Youth Groups have regular rhythms of service and breaks; new people are encouraged to contact leaders before showing up to make sure they are meeting and where.
Men, Women, Kid-Friendly, Shared Meal
2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays at 5pm
“We desire to be a place that welcomes radical giving and radical receiving from each other and the Lord.”
We eat, worship, have a discussion, wait on the lord, and set aside time for prayer. Our outreach is the first tuesday of the month at the Clintonville-Beechwold Resource Center, when we bring a meal to share.
CONTACT: Jenny Sigler,
MEETING PLACE: 48 Tibet Road
Men, Women, Kid Friendly, Shared Meal
Mondays at 6pm
“BUILDING COMMUNITY, ENGAGING SUFFERING”
The Boettcher group gets together on three Mondays each month to get to know one another, share a meal, study a book of the Bible, and pray for each other. Once each month we serve as a group by visiting Summit's Trace, an assisted living facility.
CONTACT: Karl Boettcher
MEETING PLACE: 2612 Indianola Ave
Men, Women, Kid Friendly
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
"Let us love one another..."
In God's kingdom, we're all neighbors. Jesus taught that above all, we should love God and love our neighbor. Our group aims to provide a context for meaningful friendships and make space for pursuing the presence of God.
We have a relaxed, kid-friendly environment without official childcare. We want to allow for children to be part of the community to the extent they are comfortable
CONTACT: Megan Hackworth 614-556-7778; email@example.com
MEETING PLACE: call for details
Wednesdays at 7pm
“A fun, intentional community of couples and singles who want to share life together and engage in personal and spiritual growth.”
We want to merge the social and the spiritual, through lively, weekly gatherings and a community that connects and supports each other throughout the week. On Wednesdays we will hang out, worship, read the Bible, and pray together. Our hope is to create a community in which we know each other and are known, and where God can grow us and show us his love.
Men, Women, Kid Friendly, Shared Meal
2nd & 4th Thursdays (6pm at the Boyd’s)
1st & 3rd Thursdays (Hospitality nights)
“PURSUING SILENCE, THOUGHTFULNESS, AND RHYTHM IN OUR LIVES.”
*We will meet twice a month for discussion and meditation on scripture.
*Once a month will be set aside for connecting with another family/person in the group.
*Once a month will be set aside for intentional hospitality to those whom God would bring our way.
More information: http://tiny.cc/boydcommunitygroup
CONTACT: Jared Boyd 614.205.1124 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaime Boyd : 614.302.8615 ; email@example.com
MEETING PLACE: 563 Richards Rd. Columbus, OH 43214 (your own home on nights of hospitality)
Thursdays at 7pm
“LEARNING TO LIVE THE JESUS STORY THROUGH LIFE TOGETHER.”
We encourage each person to share their story as we read through scripture together. A typical night includes worship, Jesus discussion and prayer. We focus on living life together outside of group with a regular rhythm of socials and service.
CONTACT: Paige Bailey
MEETING PLACE: Porto’s: 2922 N. High Street
2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 7pm
"Our group is a place where women gather to pursue relationships with each other and with Jesus.”
A typical meeting includes worship, a short teaching and time for prayer. We enjoy being together and often share meals together.
CONTACT: Adrienne Cannell
MEETING PLACE: 2632 Summit St.
1st & 3rd Mondays of each month at 7pm
“Learn to entrust our lives to Jesus through reading, teaching and discussion and fellowship.”
CONTACT: Mandy Shumaker 614-648-7693
MEETING PLACE: Deb Wood’s home: 1313 Island Bay Drive, Columbus, OH 43235
1st Monday of each month at 7:30pm
“We are a group of women attempting to create a sacred space in which we can encounter God through scripture, prayer, reflection and relationship.”
We meet once a month and generally study scripture, have a time of reflection, a time of sharing, and pray with and for one another.
CONTACT: Chelsea Kay 614-578-9888/ firstname.lastname@example.org
MEETING PLACE: 3235 Indianola Ave., Apt. 1 43202
Tuesdays at 5:45pm
“We GATHER to learn about jesus and minister to the community.”
On the first and third week of every month we prepare and serve food at the Clintonville Community Resource Center. Then we come back to the Central Vineyard office and break into smaller groups for discussion. On the even weeks We meet at the Central Vineyard Office for dinner together and break off into High School and Middle School Groups.
CONTACT: Peter Shumaker
MEETING PLACE: CV Office (2999 Indianola Ave)
12 STEPS FOR CHRISTIANS STUDY GROUP
4th Monday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m.
“For anyone who wants to learn about 12 step spirituality in a scriptural context. “
Participants will learn about 12 Step framework for personal growth and recovery as a way of walking with the Lord. The group is open to anyone who is curious about 12 Step spirituality as well as those who are already in membership in a 12 Step fellowship and wish to learn more from a specifically Christian point of view. 12 Step study is useful for anyone who has been negatively impacted by an addictive culture of fear, anger, repression, and denial. The shared text for the group is “The Twelve Steps for Christians”, by Friends in Recovery, RPI Publishing.
The first two meetings will involve getting acquainted and learning about the faith-based history of the 12 Steps. This group is intended to supplement, not to replace 12 Step fellowships such as AA, Al-Anon, or OA.
Thursdays at 7pm
"Healing the hurt of separation & divorce.”
I hope the men and women who come to this group will feel that they are in a safe environment, free to discuss openly thier thoughts and feelings. Target audience are any divorced, separated men or women. Recent divorces or those who may not be healed completely from a past divorce or separation. On the first Thursdays of each month we will serve a meal at the Resource Center.
CONTACT: Deb Woods, email@example.com
MEETING PLACE: CV Office: 2999 Indianola Ave