Your new friendships are just one group away!

Life Groups have one simple purpose: to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others and only then can we live the full life He intends for us. Sharing life through community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why Life Groups exist, to make these life-changing relationships relevant and accessible to you. Whether you are looking for a place to meet new friends, gain freedom in your life, grow spiritually, or serve your community, there’s a group for you to be part of. Your new friendships are just one group away!

 
 

 

Summer 2017

Men’s Group:  Chillin’ & Grillin’ (A Man and His Marriage)

Tuesday, July 11 6:00-8:00 PM

Join us for a night for Men to gather around the grill and discuss our role in the marriage. This is a great way to connect with other Men and build relationships. We will have a relaxed evening with plenty of fellowship, food and laughs.

Leader: Pastor Jon & Jay Yancer  –  Location and Start Date: VLC, July 11  –  Requirements: 16+, $5 for dinner  –  No childcare available

 

Men’s Group: Chillin’ & Grillin’ (A Godly Man in the world)

Tuesday, August 8 6:00-8:00 PM

Join us for a night for Men to gather around the grill and discuss how to be a Godly Man in the world. This is a great way to connect with other Men and build relationships. We will have a relaxed evening with plenty of fellowship, food and laughs.

Leader: Pastor Jon & Jay Yancer  –  Location and Start Date: VLC, August 8  –  Requirements: 16+, $5 for dinner  –  No childcare available

 

Dragons, Dinosaurs & the Bible

Tuesday, July 25 6:30-8:00 PM

Secular scientists tell us that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago. This directly contradicts the word of God. How should Christians view dragons and dinosaurs? Join us for biblical and historical answers and insight regarding these creatures and why it matters.

Leader: Mike Larner  –  Location and Start Date: VLC, July 25  –  Requirements: Age 16+  –  No childcare available         

 

Women’s Group:  Mommy & Me Playgroup

Tuesdays 10:00-11:00 AM, 4 weeks

A time for moms of young children (5 and under) to connect with other moms. We will have a time of prayer and a short devotional.

Leader: Abbey Smelter  –  Location and Start Date: Off Site, July 11  –  Requirements: Women with children 5 and under  –  No childcare available

  

Euchre Night

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00PM, 2 weeks

Join us for a fun filled night of playing the card game euchre. We will be meeting on July 18 and August 1 at the church. So grab a teammate and let’s have some fun. 

Leader: Pastor Dy & Dean Miller  –  Location and Start Date: VLC, July 18 & August 1  –  Requirements: Age 16 +, basic knowledge of Euchre  –  No childcare available

 

In the Wind for Victory (Motorcycles)

Saturdays 9:00AM-2:00PM, 2 weeks

Join us for a motorcycle ride on July 22 and August 5. We will have amazing fellowship, a time of prayer, devotional and the open road. 

Leader: David Hallaxs  –  Location and Start Date: At VLC, July 22  –  Requirements: Age 19 +  –  No Childcare available

 

Haven of Rest Rescue Mission

There are many ways to serve and be a light in the community. The Haven of Rest is looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of areas with kitchen service, chapel, after school tutoring program and office help. For as little as an hour a week, you can share the love of Christ with others and have a big impact. For more information and how you can help, contact Elaine, the Haven of Rest Director.

Leader: Elaine Hunsicker 269.965.1148  –  Requirements: A servant’s heart  –  No childcare     available

Men’s Group: Chillin’ & Grillin’ (A Man and His Family)

Tuesday, July 25 6:00-8:00 PM

Join us for a night for Men to gather around the grill and discuss our role in leading our family. This is a great way to connect with other Men and build relationships. We will have a relaxed evening with plenty of fellowship, food and laughs.

Leader: Pastor Jon & Jay Yancer  –  Location and Start Date: VLC, July 25  –  Requirements: 16+, $5 for dinner  –  No childcare available

Men’s Group:  Bibles & Barrels

Saturdays 8:00-10:00 AM, 3 weeks

Men don’t miss this! A group where we will read God’s word while lifting each other up in prayer and enjoy breakfast. After that, we will continue to fellowship on the range where you’ll safely shoot handguns, rifles, shotguns, and more. Don’t wait to sign up, group is limited in size.

Leader: Ken Bailey  |  Location and Start Date:    Spectacle Lake Outdoor Club, July 29                               Requirements: Men 21+,    $10 each week plus bring gun and ammo  |  No childcare available 

 

Prophecies of Jesus

Tuesday, July 11 6:30-8:00 PM

The Bible contains over 100 prophecies regarding the coming of Jesus; some occurring 1000 years or more before His birth. Join us as we learn about and discuss many of these “Prophecies of the Passion.” This group is great for new and mature Christians. 

Leader: Mike Larner  –   Location and Start Date: VLC, July 11  –  Requirements: Age 16+  –  No childcare available

 

Women’s Group: Makeup for Beginners

Tuesday, July 11 6:30-8:00 PM

Join us for a one time class to learn more about makeup application. 

Leader: Abbey Smelter   –  Location and Start Date: VLC, July 11  –  Requirements: Age 16+, $5 for Materials  –  No childcare available

 

Women’s Group: Scavenger Hunt

Friday, July 28 6:00-9:00 PM

Let’s take Jesus out into the community while having fun and building relationships. This is not your typical scavenger hunt, but one that has the potential to touch lives through random acts of kindness. We will break up into teams, finishing together with food and fellowship.

Leader: Libby Peters  –  Location and Start Date: Offsite, July 26  –  Requirements: Women Age 18+, $5 plus dish to pass  –  No childcare available

 

Team Victory Road Runners

Wednesdays 6:30 PM

If you are an avid runner or you’ve never run before, this is the group for you. Join us for a weekly run where each week we will have a specific run to get us shape and reach our goals. Location will change every week.

Leader: Pastor Jon  –  Location and Start Date: Offsite, July 12  –  Requirements: Running shoes and dress for outdoor running  –  No Childcare available

 

Tour de Battle Creek

Saturdays 6:30-8:00PM, 2 weeks

Looking to meet new people? Interested in taking on a new hobby or sharing your passion for cycling with the group? Join us July 15 and July 22, as we explore the Battle Creek area and local trails. 

Leaders: Miles & Olivia Weaver  –  Location and Start Date: Off Site, July 15  –  Requirements: Age 18+, Bicycle  –  No Childcare available 

 

Norm & Judy’s Supper

Wednesdays 4:00-6:30PM

Join us the last two Wednesdays of the month for this amazing opportunity for you and your family to give back to the community and bless those who are less privileged. Norm & Judy’s Supper prepares and serves meals to the homeless and struggling families in the Battle Creek area. Whether you are helping prepare or serve meals, or just offering a friendly smile, your time and talent are greatly appreciated. Families are encouraged to serve together (12 years and older). 

Leader: Liane McNeil  –  Location and Start Date: Share Center- Offsite  –  Requirements: A servant’s heart, Age 12+  –  No childcare     available