we grow better together.
God never intended for us to walk through life alone. We were created to follow Jesus together! Joining a Grow Group is a great way to connect with others and grow in your faith. Groups meet at various times throughout the week, including Sunday morning. Some groups meet at the church and other groups meet in homes. Click the "Find a Group" button to check out the available groups, or read the FAQs for more information.
GROW GROUP FAQs
WHAT’S A GROW GROUP?
A Grow Group is a group of 10 to 20 people who meet together each week to grow to be more like Jesus. They do this by focusing on three things: 1) digging into God’s Word, 2) building true friendships, and 3) training for our mission.
WHEN AND WHERE DO GROW GROUPS MEET?
Grow Groups meet at various times, including Sunday mornings and evenings throughout the week. Some groups meet at VRBC, and others meet in homes and apartments around Coppell and Valley Ranch. You can find a detailed listing of all groups by clicking the "Find a Group" button above.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A GROW GROUP MEETING?
Grow Group meetings usually begin with an informal time of catching up with each other. A facilitator then leads in a Bible-based discussion, often focusing on how the message from that week’s worship service applies to our lives. Groups also spend time praying together and encouraging one another. Meetings usually last about 75-90 minutes.
DO GROUPS DO ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF THE MEETING TIME?
Each group schedules at least one fun outing and one service opportunity each semester. Some groups also plan other informal get-togethers for those who are interested.
DO GROW GROUPS MEET ALL YEAR?
Each Grow Group meets for 10-14 weeks, depending on the semester. We have sessions in the fall, spring, and summer, with a month-long break between each session. Registration takes place during the month before each session begins, but if you start attending VRBC in the middle of a semester, you are welcome to join whenever you're available.
I DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE BIBLE. IS THAT OK?
Absolutely! All of us are at different points along our spiritual journey, and that's totally ok. In fact, it makes our discussions more interesting. And don’t worry – no one will ask you any hard Bible questions. Since we’ll be talking about a sermon most people in the group have heard, everyone can participate in the discussion, regardless of how much (or little) you know.
I’M SINGLE – IS THERE A PLACE FOR ME?
Absolutely! All our groups are open to both married and unmarried adults.
WHAT IF I DON’T CONNECT WITH THE GROUP I SIGN UP FOR?
Since each group meets for only 10-14 weeks, you have three opportunities per year to try different groups to find one that fits well. While we’d encourage you to stick with a group through the entire semester, if you have trouble connecting with the group you signed up for, let us know and we’ll help you find one that works for you.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN A GROW GROUP?
Being in a Grow Group is a great way to deepen your relationship with Jesus, develop meaningful friendships with others, and discover the unique mission that God has given you. It will help you grow and have fun at the same time!
what about kids and students?
We're glad you asked! We also have Grow Groups for kids and students, and they are a great way to invest in the spiritual lives of your children. Check out the VR KIDS and VR STUDENTS pages for more info.