Spring Session

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

Fall session: mid-Sept.-Dec.  Spring session: mid-Jan - May  Summer session: mid-June - Aug.

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.



Dates: February 26 - April 10

Time: 12:15 PM

Location: Vineyard Church

Leaders: Judy and Denny Applegate 515.229.8353

Becky Waugaman 515.669.0144

Info: Childcare will be provided, if you sign up in advance. We will eat together and share through the Leap Materials.

Dates: March 5 - April 19

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: With’s home - Urbandale

Leaders: Matt With 515.229.3933

Shawn With 515.865.1292

Info: Children are welcome. We will be eating dinner at 6:00 pm.


Dates: February 27—April 10

Time: 6:00 PM Soup supper, 6:30 PM group begins

Location: Harder’s home - Des Moines  (Beaverdale area)

Leaders: Sherri Harder 515.778.6512 Mike Harder 515.778.5117

Info: Children are welcome. Our group will have an optional light meal together.

Dates: March 1—April 10

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Cashmore’s home -West Des Moines

Leaders: Kara and Willie Cashmore 515.577.8060

Info: Children are welcome. Bring a Bible and journal.


Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Coleman’s home - Des Moines

Leaders: Brandon & Caitlin Coleman (847) 899-4123

Info: Children welcome, no childcare provided.


Dates: March 1 - April 10

Time: 7:00 AM

Location: Grounds for Celebrations in Beaverdale

Leaders: Mike Harder 515.778.5117

Info: This is usually a men’s group, however our Leap Group is open to men and women. Adults only.

Dates: February 27 - April 10

Time: 12:00 Noon

Location: Cozy Café at 5405 Douglas Ave, DSM

Leaders: Randy Anderson 515.277.7087 or 515.868.9676

Info: Adults only.


Dates: Not Meeting During the Summer - Should start again in the Fall 2017

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Vineyard Church

Leaders: Kevin Blocher 515.771.7130

Info: Men’s Group. Adults only.

Dates: March 2—April 10

Time: 6:00 PM, dinner then study

Location: Marilyn’s home - Norwalk

Leaders: Marilyn Kowbel 515.778.0216

Info: Women’s group. Bring a Bible and journal.

Dates: March 2—April 10

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Georgeff’s home - Des Moines  (central)

Leaders: Jay Georgeff 515.240.4852

Info: Adults only.


Dates: March 3 - April 7  (Group will also go to the Good Friday Service together on Apr. 14th)

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Hunt’s home - Johnston

Leaders: James and Joann Hunt 515.300.0128

David and Diane DuBois

Info: All ages welcome. Childcare is provided.


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


Ultimate Journey

Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM (Introduction on Sept. 11; Starts Sept. 18)

Location: Vineyard Church

Leader: Diane Holcomb 

Equipping people to be followers of Christ who live their lives with nothing to prove, nothing to lose, nothing to fear, and nothing to hide. On the Ultimate Journey you will discover a path that will take you where you have always wanted to be. God created you for something more and is ready to lead the way. Come aboard. Your journey awaits.

Obtain Phase 1 book and study guide online at Cost is $50 plus S&H. Order code name is vccdesmoines. Childcare to be determined.


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


Coffee Talk

Time: 2nd Friday of each month, 7:00 PM (starts Sept. 9)

Location: Java Joe’s, 4943 Douglas Ave, DM

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: 4th Friday of each month, 7:00 - 9:00 PM (Aug 26, Sept 23, Oct 21, Nov 18)

Location: The Vineyard

Leader: Kristin Wunn

Children are welcome.

A night to come together and fellowship while working on your own creative project. Even if you aren't currently working on a project, we will have fleece blanket material and coloring pages available to help you explore your own creativity.