Small Groups


Small Groups

We believe that meeting regularly in small groups is a critical part of pursuing spiritual growth and transformation.  We're not created to walk the spiritual journey alone or with mere acquaintances.  Deepening relationships with encouragement, challenge, and support are a wonderful gift from God that we all need in order to continue to be spiritually alive and thriving.

Small groups provide an opportunity for us to get to know one another personally, to spend time talking at length about the things of God, to pray for one another, and to experience God’s ministry through others.

Small groups at the Vineyard promote and encourage:

  • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a commitment to share in His ministry
  • Love and service to those inside and outside the church
  • Connection to the Vineyard
  • Regular interaction with scripture

Please contact  for help finding a group, or see below for a list of groups currently meeting.

Current Small Groups for 2018-2019

The small groups below accept new visitors at any time. Feel free to check out any number of small groups.


9am in Palo Alto, at JLS Middle School
Leaders: Ron + Amanda Giles ( Contact:  )
Focus: Bible Study. Sunday mornings before worship service in room 40.

3:45pm in East Palo Alto
Leader: Jon White ( Contact:  )
Focus: For people who live, work, or minister in East Palo Alto

4:00pm in Mountain View at Church Office: Foundations Class
Leader: Susan Van Riesen, Ron + Amanda Giles ( Contact  )
Focus: A 7-session class offered twice a year to help you understand who we are and help you mature as a follower of Jesus

7:00pm in Mountain View at Church Office: Search for Significance
Leaders: Mike + Jan Davis, Rich + Philippa Perkin (Contact:  )
Focus: An 8-week course designed to root your self-worth and value in God


7:15am in Mountain View at Baji's Cafe
Leader: Jim Peterson ( Contact:  )
Focus: Men's monthly breakfast at Baji's Cafe on the first Tuesday of each month. This is a great opportunity to build deeper friendships within our church community.

6:30pm in Sunnyvale
Leaders: Harry Cutts, Anne Hulsey, Kassie Dantzler, Matthew + Julie Young ( Contact:  )
Focus: Supper, study, and service group


7:00pm in Sunnyvale
Leaders: Karen Isaacs, Jim + Colleen Peterson, Georgina Aubin ( Contact:  )
Focus: Group dinner, fellowship, Bible study


7:00pm in Menlo Park
Leaders: Laurette Beeson, Jennifer Rodriguez ( Contact: )
Focus: Scripture study


6:30pm in San Jose
Leaders: Matt +Heather Stringer ( Contact:  )
Focus: Worship, prayer, Holy Spirit, and Kingdom outreach. Meets every other week.