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Events


Sundays: Coffee & Bagels, 8:45am-9am

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

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Events


Sundays: Coffee & Bagels, 8:45am-9am

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

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Life Groups


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

Note: Childcare is available for our Wednesday evening LifeGroups.

Life Groups


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

Note: Childcare is available for our Wednesday evening LifeGroups.

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.  

Childcare is available for Wednesday evening Life Groups.

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


SUNDAYS

YOUNG ADULts

6:30-8pm

Cafe

Join us as we seek to live out Acts 2:42. We are a discussion-based lifegroup where we learn  about God, each other, and ourselves through scripture, reflection, and conversation. We seek to eat, learn, pray, play, and laugh together and to share in one another's burdens. 

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

 


Mondays

REFIT: Dance Cardio Fitness

10:15am
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:
Kristen Robichaux
kristen.robichaux@yahoo.com
225-335-4242

overcomers outreach

7pm
Life Center

"Overcomers Outreach is an international network of Christ-centered 12 Step support groups which ministers to individuals, their families and loved ones who suffer from the consequences of any addictive behavior. We exist to serve as a bridge between traditional Twelve step recovery groups and churches of all denominations. We recover together as we meet to study and grow in God's Word. Our ministry is all welcoming, regardless of age, race, lifestyle, background, or belief". (overcomersoutreach.org

Contact:
Gene McMahan
office@vineyardbr.org
225-335-4242


Wednesdays

Journey Together Through Ephesians

6:30-8pm
 

This life group bible study will take us on a journey together through the book of Ephesians. Learning to Walk in Faith as a Christian in the Church and Community! Let’s take this journey together in Ephesians to see how we can grown in our Christian life since we came to have faith in Jesus Christ. Let’s learn how to walk in both faith and practice as a community!

Contact:
Stefanie Ashford
iamstefanie@icloud.com
225-362-3624

Pray-'n-play

6:30-8pm
Church Cafe

A time for adults of all ages to get together for fellowship with board games and a short devotional. We'll play a variety of games, from luck based to strategy based and everything in between. Bring your Bible and your competitive side!

Contact:
Lyn McElroy
lynyangell2@yahoo.com
901-219-6355

Scott McElroy
smcelr2@gmail.com
225-400-3476


Thursdays

Free space

6:30-7:45pm
Sycamore Room

Free Space is a relaxed, structured time dedicated to worship, quieting our soul, listening to the Spirit, and sharing what He may be saying, all to deepen our relationship with Him.

Contact:
Mark Meng
vineyardmem@gmail.com
225-270-4837


MONTHLY GROUPS

MOPS: MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS

First meeting of the fall will be Wednesday, September 19 at 9:30am.
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 MOPS Kids 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:
Kristen Robichaux
vineyardmopsbr@gmail.com
225-335-4242

"Quarters" potluck (50+)

2nd Thursday of the month
6pm
Vineyard Cafe

A group for those 50 and older. Join us monthly for a potluck dinner followed by a simple time of sharing and prayer together. Let’s talk, laugh, and cry – together! Bring a dish to share.

Contact:
Judy Momenzadeh
quiltinqueene@yahoo.com
305-281-9144

the parklake house group

1st & 3rd Friday of the month

6:30-8:30

12624 Parklake Ave, Baton Rouge

Twice a month, we sit with the Spirit, seeking and praying together. We will be looking at spiritual giftedness in response to some scripture and prayerful reflection. 

Decaf coffee, tea, and popcorn will be served. Please plan to eat dinner before, after, or on your way in. 

Contact:

Jimmy Butts
jimmy.m.butts@gmail.com
843-324-3252

MEN'S STRATEGY GAME NIGHT

4th Friday of the month

The next meeting is Friday, October 26 at 6pm
Vineyard Cafe

Do you play a mean board game? Join us on the 4th Thursday of each month for a hardy session of strategy board gaming. We love to play games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, and sometimes fun party games like Quiplash and Munchkin.

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

 


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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 2018.  Do something that will change the lives of others. You'll spend 10 weeks at the Vineyard Church reaching out to those in need.  You have have the chance to not only change your life but change the lives and community in Baton Rouge. 

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 as you help others, 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: April 15th and May 5th. 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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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

Contact: Gene McMahan  //  (225) 406-3369

 "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.)