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Life is better together than alone. Discover what it’s like to have a church family – people who care to grow in faith with you, share life experience with you, pray for you, serve with you, hang out with you! This is the Body of Christ in action.
At VPC, we believe that the community formed in small group bible studies, midweek communities and Sunday School groups is critical to helping us become more like Christ together for the world.
Online Search Engine
Explore groups that suit your needs and interests on Group Finder. While the search is customizable to the demographic of people you’d like to gather with, we encourage you to be open minded. When various ages and stages mix together, different perspectives help us gain wisdom and insight while experiencing the Body of Christ!
Sunday, 9/16 & 9/23 from 9:00-9:30 & 10:30-11:00 am in the Great Hall on the 1st floor
Interested in meeting the leaders and potential group members of a small group, midweek community or Sunday school bible study? These informal gatherings over coffee and breakfast snacks are a great opportunity to make acquaintances and ask questions that can help you determine the right group for you.
New Short Term Small Groups are Forming Soon!
See available times and sign up here
This fall’s groups will be launched the week of September 30th, with a 7 week study on the book of Acts. No matter where you’re at on your faith journey, you’ll discover more of what it means to get to know the person of Christ, be a part of the body of Christ, and do the work of Christ.
Short term groups are great for meeting new people, being in community during key seasons for group life in our church, or experiencing a small group bible study for the first time. Groups meet 6-8 weeks, for 1.5 hours, at VPC during a variety of times. When the group ends, members are given the opportunity to continue meeting or join other groups.
For more information about groups or connecting at VPC:
Contact our Director of Community Engagement, Kim Snyder, at email@example.com or 703-938-9050 x130.
9:30 AM Groups
2nd Floor, Room 203/204
A community with open hearts, open minds, and open doors . . . where Jesus is Lord with a capital L! Each week we dig into scripture seeking Jesus’ guidance for our lives and our families. For more information, contact John and Kathy Draper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partners with Christ
1st floor, Parlor
Join us as we explore how faith connects with everyday life. Whether using a video, guest speaker, or book to inspire discussion, the most important part of our time is the perspective and encouragement we gain from each other in Christ. Bible study series range from 5-8 weeks so that new attenders won’t feel new for long! For more information, contact Polly Schiff at email@example.com.
2nd Floor, Room 205
“How does that apply today?” Come ask this question with us as we dig into the truth of scripture, build community and support one another with prayer. Knowing Christ and following Him are more than basic necessities! For more information, contact Allen McCarley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friendship Class for Special Needs Adults
1st Floor, Room 109
You always have a friend here. This welcoming community gets to know each other better as they get to know Christ. No matter what you believe about God, or how you express it, we hope you’ll join us! For more information, contact Emmy Parker at email@example.com.
11:00 AM Groups
2nd Floor, Room 205
What if your view of the world came through the lens of Jesus Christ? Would His light change your life? The Apprentices community believes He would. Join us as we explore a variety of scripture based media to inspire discussion, wisdom and increased perspective of what God can do in this world and our lives. For more information contact Elaine Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Floor, Room 211
Single Adults Living Truth seeks to encourage each other’s life experience through applying God’s Word. Whether divorced, separated, widowed, never married or single by choice, you’ll find an open-minded community to gather with for Bible study, fun, fellowship and prayer. For more information, contact HaeOk Lee at email@example.com.
Truth App – Starting Sep. 30th
2nd floor, Room 206
Do you have an app for truth? Join us in discovering authentic life application through God’s Word and community. Each week, this intergenerational group works together to discuss the central truths of a scripture passage and how to build those truths into life. This straightforward, investigative approach to Bible study is accessible to everyone, and involves nothing more than showing up ready to open God’s Word. For more information, contact Jim Jones and Leslie Vereide Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Couples Class – Starting Sep. 30th
3rd Floor, Room 307
Supporting your relationship with Christ supports your marriage. Come find out why! As you dig into scripture together, you’ll discover how the person of Christ, body of Christ, and work of Christ are relevant to your life and relationship. For more information, contact Rick and Beth Webster at email@example.com.
For additional groups, check out Group Finder.
Community Bible Studies
Monday Night Men’s Group
Biblical, real, straight shooting where 75-100 guys of all ages learn, grow and laugh. Dig deep into the scriptures of the Sunday sermon with Phil Kratovil and pastors Pete James and Stan Ott. The large group meets for 45 minutes of teaching then breaks into 45 minute small groups. For more information, contact Phil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 7:00-8:30 pm on the 3rd floor
- Pizza and popcorn will be served
- Watch Pete James talk about the Monday Night Men’s Group.
Refuel Men’s Group
Fridays, 7:00-8:00 am at Tysons Corner Center Mall Management Offices
Join other like-minded men before work in Tysons, for a time of study, discussion and prayer. It’s a great way to finish the week and get a spiritual spark going into the weekend. For more information, contact Phil Kratovil at email@example.com.
Monday Night & Tuesday Morning Women’s Groups
Refresh, renew, grow closer to God and make friends of all ages. Led by pastor Glenda Simpkins Hoffman, these communities connect you with the wisdom of scripture, advice of other women, and encouragement to follow Christ in everyday life.
This fall, the groups will explore the Book of Acts. As we learn more about the work of the Holy Spirit in continuing Jesus’ ministry through the early church, we will seek to deepen our awareness of and dependence on the Spirit in our own lives today. For more information, contact Glenda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mon. 7:00-8:30 pm & Tues. 9:30-11:30 am on the 3rd floor in room 322/323
- Coffee & refreshments are served
- Childcare available on Tuesday mornings with advance registration (up to 6 years old)
TGIF Women’s Bible Study
Fridays, 9:00-11:00 am on the 2nd floor in room 203/204
Take a break from the busyness of life and give yourself the spiritual renewal you need. Each season, this group chooses a book of the Bible with which to seek applicable life revelation while building community. No matter where you’re at on your faith journey, you’ll find that the method of bible study levels the playing field of knowledge so that everyone’s thoughts are valued during discussion. It’s amazing to see what God can reveal when perspectives are combined! For more information, contact Donna Hall at email@example.com.
Small Group Bible Studies
Join a Short Term Small Group – New Groups are Forming Soon!
See available times and sign up here
Short term groups are great for meeting new people, being in community during key seasons for group life in our church, or experiencing a small group for the first time. Groups meet 6-8 weeks, for 1.5 hours, at VPC during a variety of times. When the group ends, members are given the opportunity to continue meeting or join other groups.
This fall’s groups will be launched the week of September 30th, with a 7 week study on the book of Acts. No matter where you’re at on your faith journey, you’ll discover more of what it means to get to know the person of Christ, be a part of the body of Christ, and do the work of Christ. For more information, contact Kim Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join an Ongoing Small Group
Look at our available small groups on Group Finder by selecting the small groups option. While the search is customizable to the demographic of people you’d like to gather with, we encourage you to be open minded. When various ages and stages mix together, different perspectives help us gain wisdom and insight while experiencing The Body of Christ!
Consider “Growing Your Soul”
A nine month journey from September – May, these small groups are designed for people who are hungry for more of God and more of God’s purpose in their lives. Click here for more information and to indicate interest.
For a customizable search of all group connections, check out Group Finder.
“Against All Odds” with special guests, Mark and Ginger Whitacre
Wednesday 9/12, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
During the dinner, Mark will share how his time in federal prison resulted in a personal and spiritual transformation and Ginger will share how her role in the case has impacted both their lives. Read more and register.
Financial Peace University
Starting 9/18, Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Imagine if saving money wasn’t so painful. With Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money, get out of debt, and create a plan for your future. This 9-week class will equip you to handle your current financial situation and plan for a more secure tomorrow. Childcare is available with advanced registration. Get more info and register here.
Break bread together and share Christian fellowship. Participants are assigned to a group of 7-9 who meet monthly—either in homes or in local restaurants—over a six month period. We kick off with a potluck on September 22 at 6:00 pm in the Great Hall. Contact Gail Bamford at email@example.com to sign up.
Great Banquet Retreats
Men’s Weekend, November 1-4
Women’s Weekend, November 8-11
A Northern Virgina Great Banquet weekend is truly a wondrous banquet of many courses! Shut out the noise and distractions of the world, explore your faith and relationship with Jesus Christ, and experience a level of hospitality uncommon to everyday life. While Great Banquet develops community with guests of all walks of faith and church backgrounds, guests can choose to share as much about their faith as they like. As the parable of the Great Banquet illustrates, all are welcome! Read more and register here.
This weekend experience is for anyone who:
- Wishes to strengthen their spiritual life
- Wants to have a better understanding of prayer, the sacraments, study, and Christian action
- Strives to live a Christian life that bears fruit for God
- Seeks to know Jesus as Lord and Savior and to make Him known
For additional community connections, check out Group Finder
Stream Christian Videos and Bible Studies for Free!
VPC has purchased access to over 20,000 streaming videos to support you on your spiritual journey. Whether working on your own personal Bible study, leading a small group, supporting a meaningful use of media with kids, doing a study with your family, or looking for a teaching illustration, one of these engaging and informative videos will meet your needs. Think Netflix streaming for Christians! Sign up for your free account.
Open Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00am-12:30pm, the bookstore and library are located on the 1st floor of our building. Just head down the hallway from the Sanctuary and you’ll see it across from the Great Hall.
Create a Spiritual Growth Plan
Making room for spiritual growth in our lives takes planning and strategy. Statistics show that 81% of people do not have a plan for their spiritual growth. We encourage you to prayerfully consider making a Spiritual Growth Plan.
Sign Up to Receive Our Daily Devotions
Life is messy, bringing fear, anxiety, depression, grief, jealousy etc. Amidst the pressure points of life, God’s word assures us that He is with us in every experience and circumstance. Sign up here to receive daily devotions via email, and allow God to guide you with His strength to get through the day.
Try Lectio Divina and Examen
Examen is another way to engage scripture with God. Here is a simple version of examen:
- Become aware of God’s presence.
- Review the day with gratitude.
- Pay attention to your emotions.
- Choose one feature of the day and pray from it.
- Look toward tomorrow.
See more at: www.ignatianspirituality.com/ or Adele Calhoun’s Spiritual Disciplines Handbook.