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We have 3 types of groups


These are groups that gather around a common interest, stage of life, or gender. These groups gather together on a regular basis and the activity or interest can vary from financial planning to weight lifting to studying the Bible.


These are  groups of three or more people who gather together on a regular basis. You’ll connect, study the Bible, and pray together.


These are groups that offer support and connection especially in the most difficult seasons of life. There are groups for recovery, grief, mental health and for healing from trauma.  Compassionate and trained leaders bring their own life experiences and hope to these groups.

To join a group, use our group finder or scroll down and browse all groups.  

Any questions? Contact Staci Rue, Groups Pastor 
or Audra Lexin, Marriage, Family, & Care Ministries Pastor.

Affinity Groups

Men's Bible Study

Mondays at 7pm

We are studying the life of Abraham. Learning to live by faith.
Leader: Otis Conner

Tuesday Morning Prayer Group

Tuesdays at 8am

Join some DV pastors, staff and anyone wanting prayer on Tuesday mornings. We will lift up our concerns and encouragements to the Lord. All are welcome to pray with us and receive prayer.


For ALL moms from first time expectant moms to those raising school age children, all the way up to high school!  It is our heart and purpose to encourage, lift-up, love and care for every mom at any stage in her mothering journey.   Please join us during this time on our Facebook page for tons of great content!  
Leaders: Cherri Thompson and Laurie Woolery

The Gospel of John

Thursdays at 7pm

Let's study the Gospel of John together. Any and all are welcome to join, especially if you are a new follower of Jesus or are thinking about following Him and have some questions. Please join us!
Leader: Jamie Goodreau

First Place 4 Health


First Place 4 Health is a successful biblical approach for women to weight loss and overall health management, which puts Christ first and improves every area of a person's life.
Leader: Cheryl Bloemendaal

Women’s Ministry Bible Study

Tuesdays at 12:00pm

Welcome to our Women's Fall 2020 bible study! The Answers to our Deepest Longings: 40 Days Through the Bible. This study is for women ages, 17 and up. We will meet virtually on Tuesdays via Facebook/Zoom. Please register by going to https://desertvineyard.org/fallbiblestudy OR contact Elena at [email protected]
Leaders: Cherri Thompson and Elena Brockway

Life Groups

Digging Deeper

Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm

Let's do life together as we go deeper into the weekend sermon series. Come and be a part of this small group discussion as we explore and unpack the message given on the prior weekend at the Desert Vineyard.
Leader: Donna Oakey


Wednesdays at 6:00pm

We are meeting virtually each week to study and discuss the Bible, pray together, and fellowship. Our group welcomes all ages and is family-friendly (children are welcome to join).
Leaders: Taylor and David Eicher, Tessa Williams

Come as You Are

Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm

Join us as we pursue doing life together. Marrieds and singles with or without children are welcome. We look forward to a family-like experience as we explore community life. We will discuss weekend messages, spend time in Acts and take time to pray for one another.
Leader: Karen Stefacek


Mondays 6:00pm-7:30pm

Everyone is welcome to join us as we study God's word through the Sermon Series for the next 8 weeks.  We have a heart for missions and look forward to the Lord growing us and using us to bless our community, our country and the world.
Leader: Sally Kelly

A Deeper Look

Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00pm
We are a small group of ordinary people seeking to know God more. Join us as we journey through “a deeper look” of the weekly sermon series and strive to become the faithful Jesus followers that God is calling us to be.
Leaders: Josh Evans and Kim McClure

Doing Life Together…Apart

Tuesdays at 6:00pm

To say the last few months have been a surprising turn of events is the understatement of the year. But social distancing doesn't mean you have to do life alone. Join this 8 week group to further discuss the weekend messages and get to know others at Desert Vineyard Church. It will be a casual, relaxed environment. A Zoom meeting link will be sent to you once you sign up to join.
Leader: Staci Rue

Life Together

Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Come and join us as we do life together!  We will meet on Zoom and will be using resources from The Bible Project to discuss biblical themes like peace, love, hope, justice, and more.

Our group has been made up of couples in or soon entering the empty nest stage of life but all are welcome to join us.  Feel free to give us a call or send an email if you have any questions.  Hope to see you soon!
Leaders: Dave and Robin Aikenhead

Care Groups

Celebrate Recovery

Mondays 6:45pm and Saturdays at 10:00am

Celebrate Recovery is a spiritual growth discipleship program designed to help people live a free life devoted to Jesus Christ. It is designed to help broken and hurting people overcome life’s adversities and discover freedom and healing from hurts, habits and hang ups. CR is for anyone who wants to discover true freedom and experience genuine joy and purpose in life. It truly is a program that anyone and everyone should attend. This is an open share Zoom call for Men only. Contact Russ for more details.
Leader: Russ Rodenbucher


Grief Share is a special support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is hosted by people who understand what you are experiencing, and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. Each Grief Share session includes a video seminar and group discussion. A Grief Share workbook assists you with note taking, journaling and grief study. The cost is $18 for the workbook.  For more info www.griefshare.org or contact the church office.
Leader: Bettie

Healing From Within–a women's sexual abuse recovery group

Join this 8 week support group of women who are survivors of sexual abuse. Whether this is your first experience in processing your trauma or you have been in therapy for years, you will find encouragement and healing in this safe space. We will be going through Dr. Diane Langberg's "Threshold of Hope" book and workbook. Please register in advance. The cost for materials is $15.
Leader: Yvonne

Overcomers Outreach

We are meeting online! Overcomers Outreach is a recovery group designed to bridge the gap between church and secular recovery using the Bible and 12-step literature for all compulsions.
Leader: Dano


Mondays at 6:30 pm

Perceptions is a peer-to-peer faith-based mental health group that provides Christ’s compassion to individuals persevering through depression, anxiety, or mental illness. Together, we can work through our mental health issues rather than be “defined” by them. We are meeting online!
Leader: Sharon