A place to learn, grow and experience friendship

We believe that following Jesus happens the best when we’re in community. Our groups are made up of married couples, singles, and families with kids from all walks of life who meet in person and virtually.

"The purpose of small groups is to make and nurture disciples."
John Wimber - Founder of the Vineyard movement

Small groups are a vitally important part of our community—a place to let your guard down and build meaningful relationships with one another and with God.

Tuesday : Small Groups

Lectio and Journaling

The practice of Lectio Divina, the slow reading of the Scriptures allowing the Scriptures to read us. We then moved into 15-20 minutes of journaling what we noticed, how God is speaking to us, what invitations He may be giving us, or could be writing out our prayers.

Leader Info: Marilyn Kowbel   kowbelm@gmail.com   515-778-0216
Location: 4621 Wakonda Dr.  Norwalk, IA 50211
Frequency: Meeting once a month, the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the evening 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Dates: September 12th - Ending in December
Book or Study: Leader is using The Message: SOLO New Testament and Journal. (No purchase is necessary)
Childcare: No childcare available

Wednesday : Small Groups

Wednesday Women's Group

Heartfelt praying - closeknit learning.

Leader Info: Karen Peterson    mamakatkp@gmail.com     515-661-0360
Location: via Zoom  (online)
Frequency: Wednesdays from 11am - 1pm
Dates: Weekly - Ongoing
Book or Study: Proverbs 31
Childcare: Adults only


Thursday : Small Groups

Connecting Vines

Connecting Vineyard friends near and far to share life, laughs, questions, and maybe even the occasional recipe from Rob's repertoire. 

Leader Info: Rob and Shelly Price   319-471-0523   fortlot@hotmail.com 
Location: via Zoom  (online)
Frequency: Thursdays at 7:00pm.
Dates: Begins September 21. Unsure on ending date.
Book or Study: The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith  (books are available at the church for $5)
Childcare: Online format, families welcome!

Friday : Bible Study
TIM's CLUBe is a partner of the Vineyard Church.

TIM's CLUBe Recovery Ministry Bible Study

Leader: Joel Thorson

Frequency: Each Friday from 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location: Vineyard Church Cafe

Details: Weekly Bible Study and fellowship with support for those who are recovering from addiction. Men and women are welcome.

Contact: TIM's CLUBe is a partner of the Des Moines Vineyard Church. Further inquiries about this Bible Study should be addressed to TIMs CLUBe directly at TIMsCLUBeDSM@gmail.com

Saturday : Small Groups

Men's Breakfast

Good food and better discussions.

Leader Info: Paul Wunn    pdwunn@gmail.com    515-490-4123
Location: Vineyard Church Cafe  (2332 Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA)
Frequency: 2nd Saturday of each month. Meal at 8:30am and study at 9:00am.
Dates: Begins September 9  (for the trimester)
Book or Study: Topical Bible study
Childcare: Welcome to men 10 and above. No childcare available.

What People Are Saying

Awesome Atmosphere. I felt welcomed by the people and most definitely welcomed by The Holy Spirit. Bible Studies are offered on Wednesday Nights as well as other Group Activities throughout the week. This has become my new church home and I hope that you feel drawn to come check us out. We do this better, together.

Facebook Review by Chris S.