Our small groups run on a trimester schedule, and new groups will be offered each session.

Fall session: mid-September thru December

Spring session: mid-January thru May

Summer session: mid-June thru August

While we do our best to keep everything updated, at times there are changes within groups. If you are trying out a new group it’s always a good idea to contact a leader to confirm dates, times, and locations.


Time: 6:00pm (June 11, 18 and July 2, 30 and Aug 6)

Location: 4315 Urbandale Ave Des Moines, IA 50310

Leaders: Sherri Harder 

Info: We will us the ancient practice of Lectio Divina to read through Philipians. We read, pray and listen through the scripture, interacting with the Holy Spirit. Children are welcome.


Men’s Group

Time: 7:00 AM (Begins Feb. 6th)

Location: Grounds for Celebrations in Beaverdale

Leaders: Mike Harder 515.778.5117

Info:  Adults only. Discovery Bible Study. No childcare available.


Women’s Group

Time: 11:00am

Location: Vineyard Church

Leaders: Diane Du Bois 515.999.2761

Info: We are currently studying the Psalms.


Women’s Group:

Time: 6:00 PM, dinner then study (will not meet for June-July, will start back up every other week in August)

Location: Marilyn’s home - 4621 Wakonda Dr. Norwalk IA, 50211

Leaders: Marilyn Kowbel 515.778.0216

Info: Bring a Bible and journal.


Men’s Breakfast

Time: 8am (Second Saturday of each month)

Location: Vineyard Church

Leader: Paul Wunn 515-490-4123

Info: Come out for breakfast, fellowship, Bible study and discussion. Held on second Saturday of each month, Men 10 years and older are welcome.

Share the Table Groups

Share the table is an adventure to invite people to gather around the table or an activity you enjoy. Create a time and place where people can gather together, engage in conversation, and/or learn something new.

If you want to attend one of these events or host an event Sign up here or contact Cara Lutes with your best availability, and we will connect you.

Family Dinner Night

Time: First Friday of each month, 6:00 PM (Begins June 1st)

Location: Price’s Home, 208 E. Philip St., Des Moines IA, 50315

Leader: Rob Price 319.541.1919, Shelly Price 319.471.0523

If you love belly laughs, semi-dangerous amounts of chocolate, and relaxing around a bonfire with friends, then come on over! Rain or shine, we’ll have food and games for kids and adults of all ages. This is a great chance to connect with our Vineyard family, friends, and neighbors. No need to RSVP or bring anything- just come ready to relax and have fun!

Syrian Cooking Lessons

Time: Weekend afternoons or evenings (flexible on your needs)

Location: Apartments on 24th and Hickman

Leader: Cara Lutes 612.597.4863 or 

Learn how cook to make falafel from a Syrian family in our neighborhood! Build relationships, learn something new and share life!


Get training and equipping in specific or broad areas of our lives. We want to look more like Jesus in real-life practical ways.


Connection with others and sharing our passions in the pursuit of lasting relationships.


Coffee Talk

Time: Second Friday of each month, 7:00 PM

Location: Java Joe’s, 4943 Douglas Ave, Des Moines

Leader: Sarah Bosen

Coffee Talk is a monthly women’s group that meets informally to have a time for coffee and conversations without the distractions of work, home, or kiddos.

Create Night

Time: Fourth Friday of each month, 7:00 PM (Begins Jan. 26th, ends May 25th)

Location: Vineyard Church, Cafe area

Leader: Kristin Wunn or 515-331-2138

Come and enjoy fellowship with others working on your own creative project or assisting in making blankets for Journey of Hope. This is also a great opportunity to bring friends and neighbors and get to know others. Elementary age children and older. They can bring their own projects or we will have coloring sheets available as well.