By joining a Group, you will grow in your faith, meet new people, build relationship and have fun ​in the process.

GROUPS AT CENTRAL VINEYARD

We have groups of all types that meet across the county. These groups are a great way to make new friends and build relationships. Our groups run on a termly basis, although we have some groups that you can join at any time, scroll down to see what is available.

We want each groups to offer the opportunity to meet with each others, deepen our faith and explore what it means to connect with God, grow as a family and make a difference. With this in mind groups will loosely fall into one of three streams:

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PRESENCE

Encounter God’s presence and grow deeper in relationship with him.

​‘Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the one who takes refuge in him’ – ​Psalm 34:8

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PEOPLE

Meet new people, have fun and grow as a family and friends.​

​’Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves’ – ​​Romans 12:10

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PURPOSE

Make a difference, meet the needs of the city and see it transformed.

​’Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you’ ​- Jeremiah 29:7

GROUP SIGN-UP OPENS SUNDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER

Discovery Bible Study

Brixworth

Weekly on Tuesday

7.30pm

Dan & Jess Cherriman

A group where people can get to know each other, support and encourage each other as we use “Discovery Bible Study” to not only look into the Bible but to encourage each other to live out God’s word.

Football

Moulton, Northampton

Weekly on Tuesday

8.00pm-9.00pm

Alex Turtle

Can you score like Harry Kane, pass like Luka Modric, or save like Hugo Lloris? No, well neither can we! Join us for a friendly game of football.

Kettering

Barton Seagrave, Kettering

Weekly on Thursday

7.30pm

David & Elaine Roberts

We want to learn together how we can develop our fellowship with God and each other in the wider context of our community, as we reach out from CV to Kettering.

Kettering

Barton Seagrave, Kettering

Weekly on Thursday

8.00pm

Michelle Newstead

There will be space to worship, explore the Bible and pray, alongside some practical evenings that will grow us and challenge us to do the things we read about Jesus and His disciples doing. And yes, there will be cake…

Kingsley Park

Kingsley Park, Northampton

Fortnightly on Wednesday

7.30pm

Sam Rajagopal

A group for anyone who wants to dig deeper into God’s word. We will be using Inductive Bible study techniques to explore different texts in the Bible and give you tools (such as observation, interpretation and application) to use when you are reading Scripture on your own.

Kingsthorpe Hollow

Kingsthorpe Hollow, Northampton

Weekly on Monday

7.30pm

Ben & Victoria Summers

A group with a mix of Bible study, fun and developing a deeper relationship with Jesus – perhapds through a huddle or other activity.

Ladies Faith & Food

The Good Loaf, Northampton

Weekly on Thursday

6.00pm

Jane Houston & Suzy Van Rooyen

We’ll cook together, eat together, learn, discuss & pray together. Ideal for ladies who are just starting to explore their faith as we explore Gods word in a safe, friendly environment.

Men’s Group

Moulton Park, Northampton

Fortnightly on Wednesday

8.00pm

Dan Walter

A group for guys to hang out, talk about life and grow in our pursuit of Jesus together. Time to build friendships and accountability as men, husbands, fathers and brothers.

Wellingborough

Wellingborough (north)

Weekly on Tuesday

7.30pm

Steve & Ann Ashley, Theo Carter

Our group wants to build solid friendships through hanging out, eating good food and having a good laugh! Through these friendships we wish to become stronger as a community, and go deeper in our faith.
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Wellingborough

Wellingborough (south)

Fortnightly on Wednesday

8.00pm

Tom & Ash Nicholson

Join us as we look at discovery more about God’s Word, God’s purpose for our lives and discover a little more about each other as we reach out into Wellingborough.

Young Adults & Students

Kingsley Park, Northampton

Weekly on Wednesday

7.30pm

Chris Khoo

Group for young adults and students, to provide a place to grow in community and faith where we can explore what it means to follow Jesus in our everyday lives. With a focus on fun and friendship, we will explore topics over a series of weeks.

Young Married Group

Water Meadow Drive, Northampton

Fortnightly on Monday

8.00pm

Rob & Cheryl Maycock

A group for younger (20s/30s) married couples (in earlier years of marriage), and engaged couples – with a focus on praying for each other, supporting one another, sharing a meal together and doing a community outreach activity.

Youth (Yr 6+)

42 Sheep St, Northampton

Fortnightly on Sunday

4.00pm

John & Cathy Leathersich

This group is for those who don’t feel like children anymore but aren’t really grown up either. A chance to have fun, build friendships, talk together and learn a bit too, aimed at those who are in Year 6 and above.

Youth (Yr 9+)

42 Sheep St, Northampton

Fortnightly on Wednesday

7:30pm

Sam & Charly Robinson

A group for older youth year 9-13. A chance to meet together, laugh, eat and pray. Equip you to have a deeper relationship with God and to discover more about Him. We’ll talk about what it means to be a Christian in our culture today and the issues we face.

How do I start a group?

​If you are interested in exploring the idea of starting a Group then please fill out the form and we’ll be in touch!

All new groups start together at the beginning of each term and depending on the kind of group, run for either one term or a whole year. If you’re thinking about exploring starting a new group next term, please fill in the form as early as possible during the term before. This gives us time to get in touch and support you in the process of setting up a new group.

We offer all our leaders training, coaching, and support through our clustering system and want to see everyone grow in their potential and calling. If God has put a vision in your heart or if you’d like to speak with someone about what it means to lead a Group, we’d love to take some time to explore that with you.

Everyone who leads a Group need to have completed our Discovering Community – Group Leadership Training, our next trining session will be:

Discovering Community – 18th November 2018

Below is a video of last terms training evening:

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When Do Groups Run?

We have 3 terms per year and groups run for 10 weeks during each term:

  • Term 1: 9th September – 17th November 2018
  • Term 2: 13th January – 23rd March 2019
  • Term 3: 6th May – 13th July 2019

Between term times there is normally a 5 to 6 weeks break, where group leader can take a rest and we host different training events for the whole church.

Why is there a Sign-up for some groups and not others?

If a group has spaces then the sign up button will allow you to join. If it says ‘closed’, this means that the group is full and reached it capacity.

What happens when a Group is full?

When a Group is full the ‘sign up for this group’ button will say closed, we would encourage you to look for another Group that you feel you could make a home in.

I’m not a member of Central Vineyard, is it okay to join Group?

Most of our Groups are aimed at building community within our church family. By joining a group you will be joining the community here at the church. Some Groups are open to bringing along your friends – these groups will often mention this in their description or just speak to the group leaders.

The Group I’m in isn’t for me, can I join another?

Yes, there is no pressure to remain in a Group you are already part of. You are free to sign up to any Group you would like, but please note that some Groups are age, life stage and gender focused.

Can I attend more than one Group?

Yes, you can sign up to as many Groups as you would like, but please be aware of others who may want to join – especially if there are not many remaining spaces in that group. You may also find it better to be fully committed to one Group, than half committed to two or three Groups.

MORE INFORMATION:

Pete Willis

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