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Leader Tools

Welcome to the VRBC Grow Group Leaders' page! This is the right spot to find Leader's Guides, calendars, and other resources to help you lead your group.

Fall Grow Group Leader Training & Curriculum

If you missed our Grow Group Leader Training on August 27, we have put together a series of videos to get you caught up on what we went over. You can access the training HERE and PDFs of the handouts we used in the training HERE.


This fall, most of our groups have decided to use sermon-based curriculum. Leader guides will be posted below and emailed to all leaders by mid-week. If your group would like to explore other content options, just reach out to Amy Wilkins. We have some great options to recommend.

Leader Guides

Fall 2023

(Guides are posted the Wednesday before the week they are used)

Road Trip, Wk 2 (10/1-4)
Road Trip, Wk 3 (10/8-11)
Road Trip, Wk 4 (10/15-18)
Hidden Riches, Wk 5 (10/22-25)
Hidden Riches, Wk 6 (10/29-11/1)
Hidden Riches, Wk 7 (11/5-8)
Hidden Riches, Wk 8 (11/12-15)
Standalone, Wk 9 (11/19-29)
Christmas Store - Serve Day
Advent, Wk 10 (12/10-13)
Advent, Wk 11 (12/17-20)


The fall 2023 session begins on Sunday, September 10,  and concludes on Wednesday, December 20. A few details:

  • All groups will meet together on September 10 at 11:00am in the Worship Center, then dismiss for a churchwide kickoff party outdoors. This will take the place of the normal group meeting for the first week of the semester, and we'll begin our normal schedule on September 17.

  • On September 24, at 11:00 am, we have the third and final Forward Together lunch and conversation. This will take the place of Grow Groups for that week, and we invite all groups to be part of this important step in our pastor search. All groups will resume again the following week, October 1.

  • During our "Hidden Riches" series on prayer, sometime in late October or early November, all of our groups will gather one evening outside of their normal group meeting for a Prayer Experience together. Our groups did this during the "Deeply Rooted" series two years ago and found it to be a very powerful and meaningful time together.

  • Cornerstone Sunday is November 19, and we will have Sunday morning Grow Groups meet at 9:30, followed by a joint worship service at 11:00 and lunch at noon. Sunday evening groups will meet as normal on November 19. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, no groups will meet from Monday, November 20, through Sunday, November 26. We will resume our normal schedule on Monday, November 27..

  • The week of December 3-9, all groups will be serving at the Christmas Store in place of your normal group meeting. For Sunday AM groups, we will have a serving project for you during your normal meeting time. For all of our evening groups, we will give you early access to the volunteer signups so that you can sign up your group to serve sometime during that week.. 

Watch your email for more details on these events as the date approaches. If your group needs to take any other weeks off, just let us know so we can coordinate the calendar accordingly.

Grow Group Coaches

Your Grow Group Coach is available to encourage you, answer any questions you have about your group, talk about how to navigate challenging group members, and pray with you! To see the listing of coaches, click the button below:

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