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: 6:30 PM group begins

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

Leaders: Sherri Harder 515.778.6512

Info: Children are welcome. Our group will have an optional light meal together. We are studying Gospel of Wholeness is a biblical process designed to help you form a close, life-giving relationship with Jesus that releases you into more authority and effectiveness in God’s Kingdom.


Men’s Group

Time: 7:00 AM

Location: Grounds for Celebrations in Beaverdale

Leaders: Mike Harder 515.778.5117

Info:  Adults only.

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Coleman’s home - Des Moines

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

Info: Children welcome, no childcare provided.

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Cara’s home - Des Moines

Leaders: Cara Lutes (612)-597-4863

Info: Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month. Adults only.

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Georgeff’s home - Des Moines

Leaders: Tim Kucera (641) 629-6369 or Jay Georgeff (515) 240-4852

Info: First and Third Tuesdays of each month. Adults only. We will explore different prayer models together.


Men’s Group

Time: 12:00 Noon

Location: Chick-Fil-A on 4040 Merle Hay Road

Leaders: Randy Anderson 515.277.7087 or 515.868.9676

Info: We discuss the previous Sunday’s message. Adults only.

Men’s Breakfast

Time: 8am

Location: Vineyard

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.


Women’s Group:

Time: 6:00 PM, dinner then study

Location: Marilyn’s home - Norwalk

Leaders: Marilyn Kowbel 515.778.0216

Info: Bring a Bible and journal.


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


Good a Beautiful God Small Group

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: With’s home - Urbandale

Leaders: Matt With 515.229.3933

We are studying the Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith. There will be a place where the kids can play and the Adults can study. Come to our small group everyone is welcome! Books are available at church for $10.


Women’s Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Vineyard Church

Leader: Diane DuBois, 515-999-2761

We will be studying Isaiah, friendship and fellowship, close community and prayer. Adults only.

For the two Wednesday night groups below(*). Both groups below will be held at the Church. Join us for supper and a Small Group. Pick a small group, enjoy supper at 6:00pm, childcare provided with rsvp (suggested donation of $3 a child or $5 per family). Something for everyone!

*Vineyard Discipleship Group - Experience & Worship God/ Partner with the Holy Spirit

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Vineyard Church

Leader: Paul Wunn 515-490-4123

The Vineyard Discipleship Guides are to help you get started practicing Hebrew  10:24-25. Consider them a travel guide in your journey. We will start with Experience and Worship God: Engage consistently with God, intentionally deepening your relationship and allowing your experience of his presence to fuel your life in the Kingdom. This will cover the next class on the Holy Spirit - Book is $13 and can be purchased at the Vineyard office, or see Paul Wunn.

*Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Vineyard Church

Leader: Mike Harder

Take steps to deepen your relationship with Jesus, break from from the past, and experience practices that help you experience emotional health and contemplative spirituality. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It's Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature Paperback by Peter Scazzero. You can order the book here from Amazon.


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.