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!

Find a group for you!

Our groups run in two semesters: Spring and Fall.
Groups listed below run from  February 14 through April 4.  

Creative Writing Group: Grief & Gratitude

SUNDAYS at 6:15 pm in West Hempstead
A creative approach to understanding the juxtaposition (unlikely pairing) of Grief and Gratitude in our lives. We’ll do this through reading different characters' stories from the Bible, reflecting through writing short poems/paragraphs and sharing them as a group.

Location: 494 Pinebrook Court (backdoor)
Leader: Crystal Nunez
Childcare: No
Capacity: 8

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At the Well: Biblical Encounters of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and others.

MONDAYS at 7:00 pm in RVC
Discussion and Bible study of biblical characters and their encounters “at the well” — including insights and prophetic importance of its significance today.

Location: Experience Vineyard, 251 Merrick Road, 1st Floor, Traction Room
Leader: Dr. Brendell Francis
Childcare: No
Capacity: 10

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Going Deeper: Intimacy with the Father and hearing His voice

MONDAYS at 7:30 pm in RVC
Intimacy with the Father and hearing His voice, are at the heart of having a relationship with God. You were made for this! Learn tools to hear God’s voice and live a lifestyle of experiencing His love and His presence every day.

Location: Experience Vineyard, 251 Merrick Road, 2nd Floor, Ministry Room
Leaders: Carol Buchanan, Ed Dembek
Childcare: No
Capacity: 12

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Dinner & discussion: Living a God-centered life

TUESDAYS at 7:00 pm in Baldwin
Join us for a light dinner and discussion about how to live a God- centered life in an ever-changing world by contrasting today's culture with timeless biblical truths.

Location: 3392 Colony Drive, Baldwin
Leader: Jesse Sorensen
Pets: One dog (Labrador)
Childcare: No
Capacity: 10

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Bible Study: Book of James

TUESDAYS at 7:30 pm via Zoom
James, who was one of Jesus’ younger “half” brothers, was highly regarded and became head of the church in Jerusalem. We’ll explore the rich promises and stark definitions that make the Book of James unique.

Leaders: John & Kate Reichart, Fran Lavelle
Capacity: 8

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Bible Study: Life of the prophet Jeremiah

WEDNESDAYS at 7:00 pm via Zoom

Join us as we study the life of the prophet Jeremiah.

Leaders: Anne Mungai, Serena Richardson & Nicole Smith
Capacity: 10

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New to the Bible or need a refresher?

SPECIFIC WEDNESDAYS at 7:30-8:30 pm via Zoom
Each week we will view videos from “The Bible Project” ( to gain biblical understanding through unique visual storytelling. Come ready to learn, share and grow in your faith.

Meeting dates: 2/23, 3/9, 3/16 & 3/23
Leader: June Maisonet
Capacity: 8

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Come Breathe, Flow, Pray & Play

WEDNESDAYS at 6:30 pm in RVC
Gentle yoga for all! We'll share our faith, pray, learn breathing exercises that can help calm the nervous system which can help with anxiety. Learn poses on the mat while listening to Christian music. Please bring a yoga mat and water (Five Below has mats for $5.00).

Start date: 3/2
Location: Experience Vineyard, 251 Merrick Road, Lower Level
Leader: Gail Pattay
Childcare: No
Capacity: 12

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Contemplative Prayer

SPECIFIC THURSDAYS at 7:30 pm via Zoom

Contemplative Prayer: We’ll practice prayer and meditation, listen and share the milestones, detours and questions of our spiritual journey. That includes intentionally listening to the gentle, quiet voice of the Holy Spirit and His directions for our lives.

Meeting dates: 2/24, 3/10, 3/24 & 4/7
Leaders: Marina Carter, Sami Shaker
Capacity: 5

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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.