Connect Groups exist to direct our focus on God’s presence within us and all around us. It’s incredible how quickly this awareness can increase when surrounded by just a few souls on a similar journey.
Find a list of Connect Group offerings below. If you don’t see one that is nearby or meeting at a time that you can make, consider hosting your own group. Email Bobby to learn about that (simple) process
CURRENT CONNECT GROUPS
Women's Connect Group
Host: Missy Spahn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date/Time: Tuesdays @ 1030a, Vineyard Lobby
Beginning: May 25
Style: Ongoing, but studying the following topic for 6 weeks
The Rock, the Road & the Rabbi: how can we be sure of what the Bible is really saying, when we are so separated from the ancient Jewish culture in which it was written?
College Connect Group
Whether you are studying at one of our colleges in Jacksonville, or are simply college student age, welcome! Here are some ways to connect:
Young Life College
As a church we partner with the organisation Young Life for our college ministry. Ben Swanson is the Director of College Ministry for Young Life in Jacksonville, with a particular focus on UNF. If you want to join a student small group, social or adventure trip, no matter where you study, get in touch with Ben 904.705.1846 and check out Young Life College at UNF on instagram @ylcjax
We aim to grab lunch together somewhere local after the Sunday church service each week (starting August 29th) so look out for that and feel free to bring friends.
For more information on how to connect with our community, or to grab a chat to get to know eachother better, get in touch with Ben & Miriam Swanson and look out for them on Sundays: email@example.com @sonofmyrighthand @miriamgswanson
The Scriptures come to us with some very good news, namely: the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Mark 1:15), the kingdom of heaven is within you (Luke 17:21), that, Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20) and because of this, who the Son sets free is free indeed (John 8:36).
It is often habituated patterns of distraction that dampen our lived experience of this very good news. And so to habituate new patterns of awareness that align us with the truth of who we are in God, we will gather monthly to engage the ancient practices of the Christian tradition — lectio divina, visio divina, breath prayer, centering prayer, audio divina, meditation, Jesus prayer, visual journaling, creative arts, silence, etc — all invitations into the vastness of God, the clearing in the many-treed forest of a million things. All are welcome to join, at any time.
Purpose:The Scriptures come to us with some very good news, namely: the kingdom of heaven is at hand (Mark 1:15), the kingdom of heaven is within you (Luke 17:21), that, Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20) and because of this, who the Son sets free is free indeed (John 8:36) .
When: Second Thursdays, 7-8p, beginning July 8th
Living a Centsible Life
Living a Centsible Life is a men's small group opportunity for those 17 and older, based on How to be Financially Responsible. The group will cover a specific topic over four weeks, and then move on to a new financial topic. It's a great way to jump in whenever the timing/subject works for you, but also have the opportunity to stay in for as long as you'd like.
The first topic: Creating a Strong Financial Foundation, begins June 29th. The group will meet every other Tuesday from 6:30-8pm in the Beaches Vineyard Church lobby.
Additional upcoming topics include:
Daily Money Management (slated for August 31)
Financially Protecting Your Loved Ones (slated for November 2)
Long Term Planning Through Investing (slated for January 11, 2022)