GROW Groups

GROW groups focus on various aspects of growing relationally with God and others.

“The person who loves their dream of community will destroy it, but the person who loves those around them will create community.” ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Growing in our relationship with God and others is a core value to The Experience, that’s why in addition to our Sunday services,  we connect in small groups. Our GROW Groups focus on various aspects of growing relationally with God and others; if you want to get more plugged into what God has for you, partner with a GROW or GO Group and see what’s next!

Upcoming Growth Opportunities

Upcoming Growth Track Sessions

Location: 1st Floor Traction Room, Experience Vineyard, 251 Merrick Rd, RVC
Time: In Between services (10:45-11:30am)
We’re offering training in several areas, using the time between our two Sunday Services. Sign up for any that interest you.
*Sign-up is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome

3/26 — How to Read the Bible (led by Pastor John Reichart)
4/2 — Discerning God's Direction (led by Sami Shaker)

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The Alpha Course

We are excited to be offering the next session of our Alpha Course. THE ALPHA COURSE is an exploration of Jesus and historic Christian faith. It’s ideal for (1) those who already believe, but want to shore up the reasons for their hope — and (2) for those who are curious about Jesus and would appreciate exploring in a context  of intelligent content and respectful discussion.

Tuesdays, 4/18 to 6/20, @ 6:45pm

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Find a group for you!

Below you will find the list of Winter/Spring ’23 GROW Groups!  This semester will take place from the week of February 13th to April 6th, 2023. If you have questions about these or our other growth opportunities, email Pastor John Reichart:

Click the links below a group to sign up!

Holy Yoga

Location: Experience Vineyard, 251 Merrick Rd, RVC, 2nd Floor Ministry Room
Description: “Holy Yoga” in the morning (10 -11:30am) is designed to bring the heart, mind and body together through meditation/prayer, stretching and conversation. All levels welcome.
Leader: Gail Pattay (Questions? Call 516-770-5216)
Capacity: 15

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Genesis to Revelation

Location: Experience Vineyard, 251 Merrick Rd, RVC, Traction Room
Description: From Genesis to Revelation: Who is God and Why is He called God?
Leader: Dr. Brendell Francis (
Capacity: 10

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The Bible Project

THURSDAYS (2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30), 7:30PM - 8:30PM, ZOOM
Location: Zoom
Description: New to the Bible or need a refresher? Each week we’ll view videos from The Bible Project ( to gain biblical understanding through unique visual storytelling. Come ready to learn, share and grow in your faith.
Leader: June Maisonet (
Capacity: 8

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The Gospel of Luke

Location: Zoom
Description: Bible Study, Gospel of Luke. Luke was a physician and the only non-Jewish author of the New Testament, which adds a unique perspective.
Leader: George Mungai ( and rotation of others
Capacity: 12

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Financial Peace University

MONDAYS 2/6-4/3, 7PM, RVC
Location: Experience Vineyard, 251 Merrick Rd, RVC, Traction Room
Description: The Dave Ramsey web-based course  teaches how to save for emergencies, pay off debt fast, spend wisely, and invest for our future and find peace in our lives.  No complicated financial blah, blah, blah here. Simple “baby” steps, lots of support using Biblical principles that work! Really! 
Leaders: Don Mason & Paul Zagardo (
Cost: $79.99 (paid via Financial Peace website after receiving link from Paul)
Capacity: 12
* Click this link to hear Paul Zagardo tell his personal story of financial crisis — and the cure.

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What did Jesus do and how do we copy Him?

TUESDAYS (2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28), 7PM, BALDWIN
Location: Will be sent via email from group leader, Jesse.
Description: A comparative look at the decisions Jesus made and what they would look like today. How do we make decisions that emulate what Jesus did with real world examples?
Leader: Jesse Sorensen (
Capacity: 12

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Finding Faith, Intimacy and the Presence of God

Location: Experience Vineyard, 251 Merrick Rd, RVC, 2nd Floor Ministry Room
Description: Wow, we’re invited to have intimacy with the Father and walk in faith that can move mountains. What would it look like to live your life in the presence of God?  Come join us as we study the Book of Hebrews and seek God to powerfully expand our relationship with Him!
Leaders: Carol Buchanan & Ed Dembek (
Capacity: 12

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Surrender to Love

MONDAYS (2/13, 2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/3), 7:30PM, RVC
Location: Experience Vineyard, 251 Merrick Rd, RVC, 1st Floor
Description: We’ll follow the book, “Surrender to Love,” by Dr. David Benner. He writes, “Only God deserves absolute surrender because only God can offer absolutely dependable love.”
Leaders: Donna DellaRatta & Marina Carter (
Capacity: 10

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Paul’s Letter to The Philippians

Location: Zoom
Description: Bible Study — Paul’s letter to the Philippians.  It’s a deeply personal letter, marked by appreciation and encouragement.
Leaders: Anne Mungai (, Serena Richardson & Nicole Smith
Capacity: 10

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Middle School Group

THURSDAYS (3/2-4/6), 6-7:30PM, RVC
Location: Experience Vineyard, 251 Merrick Road, RVC, Lower Level
Description: For grades 6-8, we’ll have a different theme every week as we connect, build relationships while having fun and exploring faith.
Leader: Crystal Nunez (
Capacity: 15

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Women's GROW Group

THIRD SATURDAY ONCE A MONTH (2/18, 3/18, 4/15)
Location: Experience Vineyard, 251 Merrick Rd, RVC, Rear of Sanctuary or Lower Level
Description: Our focus is to grow as women of God and foster relationships as sisters in Christ. We’ll immerse ourselves in the word of God, worship, pray, fellowship and seek our destiny in the Kingdom of God.
Refreshments will be served.
Leaders: Anne Mungai & Diane Valerioti (
Capacity: 25

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Join the E-Team

The E-Team is the core of our church; people who want to use their spiritual gifts to serve others inside and outside the four walls of the church.

GO Opportunities

It’s our desire as we receive the transforming love of Jesus, that we go and share it outside the four walls of the church.