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Life Groups

Life Groups are relationally driven and smaller expressions of our church family, and they generally meet the first 3 weeks of the month. Each week, Life Groups spend time intentionally connecting with and praying for one another and discussing Sunday's teaching and how it applies in our lives. Discussion guides are provided, so even if you missed a teaching, you can still join in.

If you would like help with finding a group, please don't hesitate to contact us.

TRIPODS: In addition to Life Groups, we encourage you to explore Tripods where smaller groups of people come together for friendship and formation. Take a look at the Tripods page to learn more.

Mondays - Pottstown & Zoom
Shane & Tracie Hess


@ Shane & Tracie's house

Pottstown, PA

(Contact Shane & Tracie for their address or for Zoom info.)

Shane and Tracie are both musicians, Star Wars Fans, and parents of a 10-year-old boy. Shane is a scientist who plays drums. Tracie is an engineer and brain cancer survivor who loves genetic genealogy and helping people (re)connect with birth families.  

Life group is a place where we have fun, build authentic relationships and grow spiritually. We are a multi-generational group, all learning how to live and love like Jesus.


Children are welcome, though space is limited, so please let us know if you plan on bringing the littles.

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Thursdays - Glenmoore
Teri & Rusty Miller


@ the Richters' house

Glenmoore, PA

(Contact Teri & Rusty for more information.)

Teri and Rusty enjoy traveling on wine trails and spending time as a family. They are the parents of Josh, who is in his freshman year of college. Some of their favorite family activities are taking walks together, playing games, solving Sudoku, and watching Netflix.


We are a group of mixed-aged adults who enjoy laughing together and sharing the joys and challenges of life with each other. We want our group to be a spirit-filled place where people feel safe to learn, question, serve and support each other.


Thursdays - Phoenixville
Stef Austinat


@ Stef's house

Phoenixville, PA

(Contact Stef for more information.)

Stef is on staff here at the Vineyard and will write her group description any day now. In the meantime, you can check out her bio on the staff page. :)


Thursdays - Chester Springs
Lumi & Eric Nichols and Jean Blakinger


@ the church at

614 Fellowship Rd.

Chester Springs, PA 19425

(Contact Lumi, Eric or Jean for more information.)

Eric and Lumi are parents to Ana (18) and Teodora (13). They are a multicultural family. Lumi was born and raised in Romania, and Eric is from Texas and lived in South Korea as a small child. The Nichols speak Romanian at home, love international cuisines, and have raised their daughters to appreciate the cultural diversity of our beautiful world. As a Texan, Eric is a BBQ enthusiast who loves to grill and feed everyone. Lumi and Eric travel several times a year internationally for both pleasure and missions. Lumi is an ordained minister, and Eric is a company president.

Jean is an actuary and worship leader who also enjoys travel and reading. She has 2 adult children and one grandson.

We are excited to share life with you, pray together, and eat lots of BBQ. Children are welcome!

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Micro Church (Start-Up Phase)
Ed & Maria Murray

What does it look like to partner with the Holy Spirit to empower, equip and release ordinary people to do extraordinary Kingdom work in their context? Using 1st century multiplication examples and up to date Disciple Making Movements as a model, this micro spiritual community endeavors to obey Jesus' command to make disciples of all nations, teach people to obey God and baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit...and then do it again and again and again! In other words, we are inviting people to live like missionaries. We will have disciple making goals to accomplish our focus of gospel saturation with a vision for micro church multiplication. 

We meet on Thursdays at 6:45PM at 1635 Potter Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464.

e-mail: emurray[at]
SMS & voice: 484-245-4050

Social Groups

In addition to Life Groups, we occasionally create space for other groups throughout the year.
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Men's Breakfast Group
Shane Hess

occasional Saturday mornings, 9:00am-11:00am

@ the church at

614 Fellowship Rd.

Chester Springs, PA 19425

(Contact Shane for more information via e-mail or by phone at 302-245-3500.)

Guys and grub. Join other Vineyard men for food, fellowship and formation. We meet about every other month to share breakfast together, someone will share a short devotional/ “Ted Talk” style teaching, and we get to know each other better. For more information, please contact Shane Hess.

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