Sign up for a Spring Growth Group Today!

Hurry and Sign-up Today! Spring 2015 Growth Groups begin the week of February 1 and will fill up soon! Have some questions? Check out our Growth Group FAQ page for more information.

At The Vine, we believe that life is best done together! So, we want to encourage you to check out one of our Spring 2015 Growth Groups.

Growth Groups are The Vine’s groups of 12-15 people who get together each week in convenient locations to grow spiritually, make new friends and have fun together. Growth groups are a great way to meet new people while growing in your faith!

Growth Groups kick off the week of February 1 and come to an end in April – the groups only last 10 weeks!

Find a group that fits your schedule and follow through with one of the 4 Easy Steps listed at the end to connect with a group.


#1 Basic Christianity @ 6-7:30 pm in the Ministry Center

Led by: Paul Burdick

Book: Basic Christianity by John Sott

Named a “Book of the Century” by Christianity Today

Basic Christianity is Gospel basics:

1. Who is Jesus Christ?

2. What did he accomplish on the cross?

3. How will that affect my life?

The answers to these three questions encompass the entire depth and breadth of God’s Grace towards his people. If we learn the fundamentals of living the faith, rather than engaging them in the activities of our church alone, then we might see the preservation of both – and the continuance of the next generation in the community of God’s people. In this course, we intend to convey an accurate understanding of these fundamentals, especially living them out in community. By doing so, we hope to give Christians confidence in their own faith, competence in sharing it, and the desire to participate in the calling of God’s people with grace, love and truth.


#2 Young Adults Group @ 7 pm in the Sanctuary

Led by: Bob Keitz

Book: Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung

Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung counsels Christians to settle down, make choices, and do the hard work of seeing those choices through.

Too often, he writes, God’s people tinker around with churches, jobs, and relationships, worrying that they haven’t found God’s perfect will for their lives. Or-even worse-they do absolutely nothing, stuck in a frustrated state of paralyzed indecision, waiting … waiting … waiting for clear, direct, unmistakable direction. But God doesn’t need to tell us what to do at each fork in the road. He’s already revealed His plan for our lives: to love Him with our whole hearts, to obey His Word, and after that, to do what we like.

#3 Men & Teen Boys –  Knowing the Bible 101 @ 7PM in Baldwin Hall

Led by Brad Bauer & Steve Priola

Book: Knowing the Bible by Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz

The Bible is not only God’s letter to us but it’s also our guidebook for life. Do you want to better understand the Bible’s origins and how it is arranged? Do you want feel more confident and equipped to read and study the Bible so that you grow in your faith? Men and teen boys please join us as we explore this together in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. Our text for this class is an easy read, humorous, and filled with very practical information. We hope that you decide to be part of the discussion!

#4 Firm Foundations for Women @ 7 pm @ The Harry’s home

Led by Juanita Harry, 9 Woodgate Dr, Lancaster NY; 668-2220

Book: Firm Foundations available from Juanita

Ladies, this is a great place to begin if you are a new Christian or never had teachings in the faith. Juanita will take you through a 10 week journey to encourage you and secure the foundations of your faith, answering your questions and helping you know what to do after you make a commitment to the Lord. Time together will include prayer, service, and helping others in need.


#5 Financial Peace University @ 6:30-8:00 pm (Feb 3-Mar 31) in the Youth Room (Behind stage in Baldwin Hall)

Led by Bob & Diane Emser

Book:Financial Peace Kit (see description)

In this 9 week course you’ll learn how to handle money God’s way…and His way is always the right way!  You can restore common sense and wise financial habits to your life by learning how to get out of debt, save, and invest.  The class is fun, encouraging and the teaching is practical.  We have 6 kits available at $85 each,  or you can purchase on line at Dave ($99). A kit is required to attend the class–1 per couple or individual.  If you would like further information contact Bob & Diane at or go on-line to

#6 Intimacy with God through Prayer @ 7:00 pm in the Prayer Room

Led by Barb Kaczmarek & Jill Schweickhard

Book:Beyond the Veil byAlice Smith

In Beyond the Veil, Smith proclaims God’s call for His people to pray and shares what she has learned on her own journey toward deeper intimacy with God through prayer. Whether you are new to intercession or are a veteran prayer warrior, we will discover sound, biblical methods for prayer in our families, churches, and nations.

Each chapter includes questions and prayer exercises, with a corresponding

devotional to bring the principles of intercession to life. We will be taken into a new understanding of the call to prayer and the significance of it for all believers through discussing the principles of prayer and praying together each week.We will discuss the book from 7-7:45 and spend time in prayer from 7:45-8:30.


#7 Women’s Study, January 29-March 5, 7-8:30 in Baldwin Hall

Hosted by: Women’s Ministry

Book: Study guides are available for $9.00 on first come basis.

Let Three Little Letters Change your Life Forever:  “YES!”  do you want to experience life in extraordinary ways? then see what happens when you say yes to God!  Embrace simple obedience and watch it transform your life into a remarkable journey.  Say yes and discover the blessings God has planned for you.  Know what it truly means to partner with Him as you: listen for His voice and discern what He is asking you; see how wholehearted obedience honors His presence in your life; and give yourself to Him and let Him affect lives around you in amazing ways. (A 6 week DVD based study by Lysa Terkeurst, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries.)


#8 Malachi 4:6 @ 6-7pm on Encounter Nights in church balcony

Led by Pastor Tammy

Moms & Dads, Grandma’s, Aunt’s…looking to pray more with your children? Come spend time together in prayer, helping you learn how to pray with your child and teaching them to pray. This is an interactive group where we will spend time in worship and going through prayer stations. The goal is to create an environment for you and your family to spend more time in prayer together. 2nd and 4th Fridays only.


4 Easy Ways you can sign up today…

1. Simply write the GG# on your Connection Card at church on Sunday.

2. Call the church office at 716-683-0570 ext. 5

3. Sign-up at the Events Table in the back of the sanctuary

4. Sign up below!





Select a Growth Group
 #1 Basic Christianity #2 Young Adults Group #3 Men & Teen Boys #4 Firm Foundations for Women #5 Financial Peace University #6 Intimacy with God through Prayer #7 Women’s Study #8 Malachi 4:6