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Events


Sundays: 1st Service, 9am
               Coffee & Bagels, 10:30am–11am
               2nd Service, 11am

Wednesdays:  Life Groups, 6:30–8pm*
                       Youth Group (Jr & Sr High), 6:30–8pm
                       Kids Kingdom Rangers, 6:30–8pm

*Childcare is available on Tuesday evenings and on Wednesday evenings when Kingdom Rangers meets

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Events


Sundays: 1st Service, 9am
               Coffee & Bagels, 10:30am–11am
               2nd Service, 11am

Wednesdays:  Life Groups, 6:30–8pm*
                       Youth Group (Jr & Sr High), 6:30–8pm
                       Kids Kingdom Rangers, 6:30–8pm

*Childcare is available on Tuesday evenings and on Wednesday evenings when Kingdom Rangers meets

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Life Groups


Small groups of people meeting regularly to make friends and grow in their relationship with God.

Life Groups


Small groups of people meeting regularly to make friends and grow in their relationship with God.

It’s tough to have deep relationships through one meeting a week. In fact, it’s tough to really know people by just attending a big event like a church service together. That’s where our Life Groups come in. Community means meals together, spending quality time together, showing up at each other’s homes, serving others together, being there when there is a need, offering resources that we have to each other, and exemplifying a life that is surreal to most people today. 

We are a people who come together to build community around and because of our connection with God. It is more than just a Sunday thing. It is a way of life.  

Childcare is available for Wednesday evening Life Groups when Kingdom Rangers meets.

Please note: Life Group meeting times are subject to change. Please contact your Life Group leader for updated information on meeting times.


SUNDAYS

YOUNG ADULT LIFEGROUP (AGES 18-30)

6:30pm
Vineyard Cafe

We are a conglomerate of young adults who are coming together as friends and siblings in Christ to empower one another, encourage one another, and pray for one another. We will live life together in an effort to support each other and uplift the name of Jesus in our lives and the lives of those with which we come into contact.

Contact:
PJ Newton
razkiel66@gmail.com
985-774-9696

Lane Delafosse
mursin21@gmail.com
225-588-5393

 

 


TUESDAYS

campus lifegroup

8pm
LSU Student Union (directions)

The Campus Life Group will be a place where young adults can build intentional, authentic relationships with one another while we discuss the Bible, what it means to follow Jesus in today's culture, and the things that matter to us.

Contact:
Ryan Brown
ryan@vineyardbr.org
504-559-1401

Dan Powell
dan@vineyardbr.org
 

OVERCOMERS OUTREACH

7pm–8pm
Life Center

A Christ-centered 12 step support group for individuals, families, and loved ones who suffer from or have been victim to any addictive or abusive behavior. Childcare can be arranged with a 24hr notice (contact the LifeGroup leaders)

Contact:
Jack & Jane Chapman
jack18916@yahoo.com
225.413.9638

 

 


WEDNESDAYS

The Discipled life

6:30pm–8pm
Cafe

Jesus never said that following Him would be easy!  If you have committed your life to Christ and desire to seek after and know Him in a deeper way, join us as we will uncover and be challenged by what the New Testament says about being a disciple of Christ.

Contact:
Catherine Talley
catheford@hotmail.com
337-739-0003

Pastor Jon Maurer
jon@vineyardbr.org
225-317-4600

 

 

 


THURSDAYS

REFIT

5:15pm
Life Center

REFIT is a dance cardio fitness experience. At REFIT, we believe that the heart is more than a muscle. That a person is more than a body. That relationships are as important as results. We believe fitness isn't just for the fit – it's for the willing.

Contact:
Lizzie Scott
lizzieburtscott@gmail.com
225-324-2001

 

 

 


MONTHLY GROUPS

MOPS: MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS

1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month
9:30am–11:30am
Vineyard Cafe

MOPS is dedicated to meeting the needs of every mother of preschoolers (birth to five years). A MOPS meeting includes practical teaching through speakers, demonstrations and videos with childcare provided through the MOPPETS program. Plus, there's food... food you didn't make! But more important, you'll get to have honest conversations with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations of motherhood.

Contact:
Hannah Birchman & Kristeen Kidd
vineyardmopsbr@gmail.com
225-335-9426

 

WoMEN'S MINISTRY

2nd Thursday of the month
6:30pm

Auditorium

All women are invited to connect with each other and with God, learning to live in authentic community. Childcare is provided.

Contact:
Nicole Green
nicolegreen@holyyoga.net
225-202-1882

MEN'S MINISTRY

3rd Thursday of the month
6:30pm

Auditorium

The men of Vineyard Baton Rouge gather to eat together, worship together, and learn from God's word, followed by discussion and prayer.

Contact:
Jeremy Pleasant
jeremy@vineyardbr.org
818-429-5079

 

MEN'S STRATEGY GAME NIGHT

4th Friday of the month
7pm

Vineyard Cafe
Baton Rouge, LA

Do you play a mean board game? Join us monthly for a hardy session of strategy board gaming (games like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, etc). Contact the leaders for more info:

Contact:
Ryan Brown
ryan@vineyardbr.org
504-559-1401
 

"THE QUARTERS"
50+ POTLUCK & BIBLE STUDY

4th Thursday of the month
6:30pm–8:30pm
15827 Castle Ridge St
Baton Rouge, LA

A group for those 50 & older. Join us monthly for a pot-luck dinner followed by a Bible study. It's an interactive group giving everyone time to share and pray for one another.

Contact:
Pete & Lorraine Kennedy
iamlorrainekennedy@gmail.com
225-773-5482

 

 


Life Groups Defined: 
Simply put, a life group is a group of friends (new and existing) who consistently get together with a purpose and are intentional about having spiritual conversations and following Christ. 

If this seems like a “flexible” definition, it is! Real community doesn’t always fit inside one set box. That’s why we’ve gone with the values approach. Whatever a group looks like, as long as we’re pursuing and living out our four values in one way or another, then it’s great! Our four values are our “bulls eye” for a healthy group. Beyond that, get creative, seek God, and learn together.  

This means that as long as we’re being real with each other and living out Jesus’ teaching together, it is a life group, and each group may look different from the next. 

The group may look like a more “traditional” small group - with 6-15 people meeting weekly to study the Bible and share about their lives. A few groups could even get together and throw monthly parties that are more laid back and “invite-able” for non-Christians. Another group might be smaller, with 2-4 people who work in the same place and are focused on serving that area. One might look more like a support group for people who are going through a certain trial in life. Another might be for college students. Still another might be a life group for all the people who help set up sound equipment on Sunday mornings. The ideas are limitless.

 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT LIFE GROUPS.


CORE VALUES:

INTERACTIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
This means that as a group we’re actively growing in our relationship with God through worship, Bible study, and obedience. We’re learning what it means to follow Jesus and live out his teaching. 

TRANSPARENT CONNECTIONS
Life groups are so much more than sitting in a circle confessing your deep, dark secrets. We need to be real and authentic with each other, but those relationships come through a life lived together. This means we take time to play, eat together, and share stories. Bible study is important, but so are trips to the beach, weekend hikes, and parties.

AUTHENTIC SERVICE 
It’s easy for small groups to become inward focused, but a group that becomes all about the members quickly dies. The Christian life is by nature outward-focused. We’re called to bring the kingdom of God to the world!  So, each group should have at their heart some way to serve others. This involves engaging with non-Christians in real friendships and pursuing compassion and justice as a team. It could be anything from adopting a neighborhood park that the group regularly cleans and hangs out at to develop relationships to a justice cause the members are passionate about. It could even be active involvement in a local school where some members’ kids attend.  The crazy thing is - this service side is actually good for the group. Some people connect with others through face-to-face interaction, but we also connect through side-by-side work. It’s amazing, but as we follow Jesus and look beyond our own needs to the needs of others, that service to the world will actually bring us closer together. 

NATURAL GROWTH 
Anything living grows and eventually reproduces. It’s important that our life groups are always open to new people and are always growing. This is a life characterized by hospitality. We care for the people who are here and constantly welcome outsiders. It isn’t a forced thing, and there are no time lines or systems here. For, as we’re living life 

together, we’ll naturally want to invite others along on our journey. This also means that at some points along the way, we’ll feel led to send people out from our group to start new groups and continue the growth process.

What about leading a Life Group?
What are the requirements for leading a life group? In short, there’s a necessary high bar and low bar to leadership – both a high standard to live up to and a real sense that everyone is welcome.  There’s a low bar because most of the time, perfectly qualified leaders doubt their ability to lead. You just have to be someone who can invite people over and make them feel welcome!  There’s also a high bar for leadership.  If ministry teams are the heart of the church, then life group leaders are really the frontline pastors.  They’re the lead servants.  They set the tone for the church and make people feel welcome.  A team leader who catches a missional, or outward-focused, vision and has a heart for God, and therefore the people in the group, can absolutely impact the entire church and the world.

Does that look like you?  You may be a perfect fit for small group leadership.  If it seems overwhelming, don’t worry.  God equips us as we are moving in obedience to his leading.  We’re here to help you find whether this is the right fit and to support you as you begin and grow!

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Wednesday Nights


Kingdom Rangers, Youth Ministry, Life Groups: Something for the whole family. 

Wednesday Nights


Kingdom Rangers, Youth Ministry, Life Groups: Something for the whole family. 

Kingdom RANGERS (K-5th Grade)

Reaching, Teaching and Keeping Kids for Christ
Meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00pm

Kingdom Rangers is a ministry that reaches across the United States and in over 80 nations around the world. It motivates kids spiritually through Bible study and memorization, devotionals, and Christian role models. Kids are strengthened mentally by an advanced awards-based weekly program. Further, the boys & girls increase their physical prowess by participation in age-specific activities and recreation. Finally, they are introduced to church, community, and nature-related activities to develop their social skills and awareness.

Dedicated leaders, called commanders, provide the necessary direction during a weekly outpost meeting.  The meetings are designed to develop our kids towards maturity in Christ, and also to provide a loving and Godly role model.

email: ryan@vineyardbr.org

YOUTH (6th-12th grade)

Here at The Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge we believe that youth are not only the future of our church, but an important, active part of our present body of Christ. We host activities and worship services that are designed to bring them closer to God and to each other with fun and interactive games and relevant Bible teaching. We desire to be a safe place where youth can share life, good or bad, with their brothers and sisters in Christ.

If you are a 6th-12th grade student, come hang out with us! We would love to meet you and have you become a part of our family.

WEEKLY EVENTS:
Sundays @ 11am
Wednesdays @ 6:30pm

(Come at 6pm on Wednesdays to hang out: basketball, football, ping-pong etc...)

email: dan@vineyardbr.org
facebook: Vineyard Baton Rouge Youth

 

Internships


DO SOMETHING THAT LASTS THIS SUMMER!

Internships


DO SOMETHING THAT LASTS THIS SUMMER!

LETTER FROM THE PASTOR:

I invite you to do something life changing with your summer in 2017.  Do something that will set a foundation for the rest of your life! We believe in a God who communicates with his creation; why not take a summer to focus on what he has to say to you? You will spend everyday for 10 weeks in complete abandonment to discover God’s purposes for your life. The Summer Internship at the Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge will help you build a strong foundation, refine and define who you are, and help you discover God's calling for your life.  

My name is Dan Powell and I’m the Young Adults Pastor here at the Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge. This packet will give you an overview of our Summer Internship, its vision and focus, and hopefully answer some questions you may have. The Vineyard staff and I are looking for those who are hungry, teachable, sincere, and willing to make a true commitment to God’s purpose for their lives. You will be challenged and stretched over these 10 weeks, but the possibilities from such a consecrated time before God are countless.

 

Below you will find our Internship Info Packet; I encourage you to pray through this information. If you feel God pulling your heart toward the Vineyard Summer Internship then please fill out the application by one of two application deadlines: January 31st and May 15th. I will contact you within one week of your application submission to set up an interview. 

This training is not intended for everyone. It might be intense and trying at times. Our staff will be praying that the Lord’s will and direction will become clear to us with each prospective student. I eagerly wait as our Father guides a group of young and passionate individuals who desire revolution in their lives.

Dan Powell
Young Adults Pastor
dan@vineyardbr.org

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Women


Gathering together. 
Laughing hysterically. 
Sharing stories. 
Eating yummy food.
Encouraging one another. 
Finding depth in Christ together. 
Relating in vulnerability. 
Creating authentic friendships. 

Enough said.

Women


Gathering together. 
Laughing hysterically. 
Sharing stories. 
Eating yummy food.
Encouraging one another. 
Finding depth in Christ together. 
Relating in vulnerability. 
Creating authentic friendships. 

Enough said.

The the women of the Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge have several organized events throughout the year to connect relationally and grow spiritually. Keep an eye on our Event Calendar. All of our events are open to friends and family. Look for details about our annual Women's Retreat!

Every woman is unique and special to us at the Vineyard. Our goal here at the Vineyard is to provide space to get to know each other well and enjoy each others company, while challenging each other to find God’s unique design for our lives.  Through the main events and several “side” events, our hope is that you can create time to plug in and get to know the women in our community.  

email: nicolegreen@holyyoga.net

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Men


The men's ministry at the Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge meets regularly for teaching, retreats, and other outings. For upcoming events, please check our calendar.

Men


The men's ministry at the Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge meets regularly for teaching, retreats, and other outings. For upcoming events, please check our calendar.

Humans were made in God's image. Men bear part of that image and our interactions with others should reflect Jesus' example.

We want to seek God's heart, as God seeks ours. 
We want to be an inclusive, authentic community. 
We want to appropriately celebrate what it means to be a man in Christ.
We want to celebrate women as our partners in the church and in day-to-day life.
We want to recognize that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, with hearts and minds, strengths and weaknesses, emotions and needs that are all originally God-given.

In seeking God's heart, we want to find (and become) who God has made us to be. For upcoming events, please refer to our weekly Communicator or check our events calendar.

email: jeremy@vineyardbr.org

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Transformational Prayer Ministry


Transformational Prayer Ministry


Thank you for your interest in Transformation Prayer Ministry at the Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge. You may have questions regarding this particular prayer ministry. We use a model for inner healing prayer called Theophostic. The term "theophostic" is derived from two Greek words: theos which means God, and phos which means light. In this type of prayer ministry we ask God, by the power of His Holy Spirit, to illuminate a person's mind so they can identify the lies they believe and that are causing emotional pain and disrupting their walk with Christ.

Ed Smith, the founder of this model defines it as "intentional, focused prayer leading to an authentic encounter with the presence of Christ, resulting in mind renewal and a subsequently transformed life." If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment to receive ministry, please contact: Lorraine Kennedy at (225) 773-5482 or iamlorrainekennedy@gmail.com

Our prayer model for Transformation Prayer Ministry utilizes one facilitator and one prayer partner at each session. The sessions are completely free of charge. In Galatians 5:1, Paul says that “for freedom, Christ came to set us free.”  We look forward to walking with you on your journey towards experiencing your freedom in Christ. If you are interested in learning more about the theophostic model you may go to www.theophosticprayer.com.

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Prophetic Ministry


We believe God speaks...

Prophetic Ministry


We believe God speaks...

Prophetic ministry is rooted in the believer's ability to hear God's voice. We believe God speaks in many ways and often speaks to encourage people and release his heart to them. The word prophetic sounds a little mystical but it's one way for followers of Jesus to give voice to what God is doing or wanting to do in the lives of others.  We believe God speaks through a small still voice, and if we listen we can use the prophetic ministry to encourage others.

Here at the Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge many people have received uplifting and life changing words through prophetic ministry. Appointments are approximately 1 hour long and include a short time of worship with a focus on the Holy Spirit speaking encouraging words. If you find yourself at a place in life where you are seeking God's wisdom or you need a little encouragement for the journey contact us by using the form below.

Amanda shares her experience with the Prophetic Ministry team.

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Overcomers outreach


A CHRIST CENTERED 12-STEP GROUP

Overcomers outreach


A CHRIST CENTERED 12-STEP GROUP

OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of Overcomers Outreach at the Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge is to encourage community and to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives as we work our way along the road to recovery.  We are changed as we share our experience, strength, and hope with one another.  In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace and forgiveness in solving our life’s problems.  By working through the “Twelve Steps,” we grow spiritually, and we are freed from our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger personal relationship with others and our personal, loving, and forgiving Higher Power, Jesus Christ. 

When: Tuesday Nights, 7pm-8pm
Where: Vineyard Church of Baton Rouge
             The Life Center (adjacent to playground area)
             16761 Tiger Bend Road
             Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Leader: Jack Chapman  //  (225) 413.9638  //  jack18916@yahoo.com

"If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed" John 8:36

"If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed" John 8:36

Overcomers Outreach teaches the Twelve Steps by relating them with Biblical verses.

  1. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors. That our lives had become unmanageable. (Romans 7:18 I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.)
  2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. (Philippians 2:13 For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.)
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God. (Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.)
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. (Lamentations 3:40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.)
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our wrongs. (James 5:16a Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.)
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. (James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.)
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove all our shortcomings. (1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.)
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. (Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.)
  9. Made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. (Matthew 5:23-24 Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.)
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. (1 Corinthians 10:12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!)
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and power to carry that out. (Colossians 3:16a Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.)
  12. Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and practice these principles in all our affairs. (Galatians 6:1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.)