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.

At the Duluth Vineyard you'll get the chance to meet lots of people at a weekend service. But it’s through joining a small group that people really get to know each other, be known and share life - listening, learning and supporting each other through the ups and downs.
 
In the Bible, God explains how he actually designed us to have these kinds of intentional relationships. To love (1 John 4:7), honor (Romans 12:10), even to be patient and bear with each other (Ephesians 4:2). Romans 12:3-8 puts it like this; together we make up a body, each of us a different body part. Just imagine if your body was missing a part - not good for the part or you body! You need a group of Christ-following friends, as much as they need you.
 
If you've never been a part of a small group, or its a been a while, try going to one this week (or join up in a month if groups are on break). You can check out all the groups we have going on bellow.

The Two Seasons of Small Groups

Open Months

A time to welcome in new small group members, some groups will take a break, a time to form new groups, a time to ask God what he’s doing in our lives and where we should plan to connect the following month, etc.

Open Months are January, May & September

Connection Months

All of our groups are meeting, developing deeper relationships, connecting, sharing life together.

Winter Connection:
February, March, April

Summer Connection:
June, July, August

Fall Connection:
October, November, December

Types of Small Groups

Life Groups

Sharing life together and with God. Learning to love Jesus more through community.Really learning to share all of life together and with God, Life Groups live out four main purposes: to connect more deeply with Jesus; to build genuine and trusting friendships with each other; to grow in all that God has deposited in us; and to learn to love others outside of our groups by regularly serving people together. Life Groups are places of real community, where we ask questions and navigate the ups and downs of live together, as we learn to love Jesus more and more in the process. These groups are open for visitors and for joined at any time.

Learn & Grow Groups

Get training and equipping in specific or broad areas of our lives. We want to look more like Jesus in real life practical ways.
We’re all called to be disciples and embark on lives that are learning to follow Jesus in every area. These gourds help us do that by training and equipping us in everything from specific to broad areas of our lives that we want to look more like Jesus and less like us. They also offer us the benefit and help of connecting with others as we grow together on the path of discipleship. Learn Grown groups are available to join only during the Open Months. Once the group has started, the next opportunity to join will be during the next Open Month. In the meantime feel free to join one of our many Life Groups or Social Circles!

Social Circles

Connection with others and sharing our passions in the pursuit of lasting relationships.
As followers of Jesus, everything in our lives should revolve around him, including our jobs, relationships, and even our passions and hobbies. Social Circles are a place where you can take your passions and connect with other people who share them. We think because of who Jesus is and what he does when he gets a hold of our passions, that Social Circles will not only be a blessing to those who are participating in them but also to the whole community through love, service, and the building of lasting relationships. These groups can be joined by anyone at any time.

Healing & Recovery Groups

Free of shame and judgement, those groups offer help to process pain, addictions and sin by meeting Jesus.
It’s normal and expected that as we go through life we’ll discover a need to pursue healing in certain areas of our lives. With trained leaders and others who are working through the same issues, these groups offer excellent material that help us process through pain, addictions, and sin by meeting Jesus in a deep, life-changing way. These groups are free from shame or judgement and are a safe place to become whole. Healing and Recovery groups are available to join only during the Open Months. Once the group has started, the next opportunity to join will be during the next Open Month. In the meantime feel free to join one of our many Life Groups or Social Circles.