Summer 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.



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

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


Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Coleman’s home - Des Moines

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

Info: Children welcome, no childcare provided.


Men’s Group

Time: 7:00 AM

Location: Grounds for Celebrations in Beaverdale

Leaders: Mike Harder 515.778.5117

Info:  Adults only.

Women’s Group

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Vineyard Church

Leaders: Diane DuBois, 515-999-2761

Info: Women of every age welcome. Reading a book on Chronic illnesses

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 Sunday messages. Adults only.


Men’s Group: On break this summer - start again in the Fall 2017

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Vineyard Church

Leaders: Kevin Blocher 515.771.7130

Info: Adults only.

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.



Time: 12:30 pm, after church

Location: Vineyard Church

Leader: Paul Wunn 515-490-4123

Seek. Discussion based group to gather around a table and talk about the basics of faith in Jesus and what it means to live in his Kingdom. Come to be challenged, have fun, grow, be encouraged, learn, hang out, think about what you believe, consider faith in Christ, and have a good lunch.

Ultimate Journey

Time: Not Meeting During the Summer

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

Location: Java Joe’s, 4943 Douglas Ave, DM, Moving to Freedom Blend Coffee on Hickman when it opens

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

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.