“Groups” are where a lot of life happens and a lot of community develops. This includes groups (in homes, restaurants, forests, coffee shops, and more), serving opportunities (in and out of the church facility), and mission trips. Groups are initiated by the people of Northwest Gospel Church. Stay connected on social media to stay informed.


NGC Classes


QUESTIONS

Questions is a lunch with our pastors, elders, and other leaders where those new to NGC can come, meet leaders, and ask questions.


BASICS

Taught live by Pastor Andrew Murch, this two-week class covers the ‘basics’ of who we are as a church and how we do life together and in our community. It also serves as our Membership class. The class is two Sundays in a row, beginning after the second gathering until about 3pm.  Lunch for the whole family and activities for your kids are provided. 


CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY 

Lecturer: Ryan M. Reeves, PhD (Cambridge)
Assistant Professor of Historical Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Dr. Reeves examines the twists and turns of church history, addressing major theological developments along the way. He demonstrates how God has been at work in each stage of church history and explains that Christians today can be confident that God continues to work in the church for His glory.

The 2nd Session of 10 Lectures will deal with issues in the Early Church from the 2nd century through the time of Augustine.  We will especially look at the early Councils of Nicea, Constantinople and Chalcedon.

Each class will be about an 1hr long with a short introduction and review, a video lecture of about 30 minutes and ending with a short question and answer time.

Facilitator: Joseph Leas, Elder NWGC


SINGLE PARENTING

Parenting is hard, but there are few things in life that rise to this level of importance. God has chosen parents to be primary instruments in the shaping of a human soul.

Join us Wednesday evenings as we watch and discuss Dr. Paul David Tripp's Getting To The Heart of Parenting series. These sessions will take us on a journey through the Bible to discover a different and better way to parent. After laying down foundational parenting principles, Tripp covers specific application for children 0-5, 6-12, and 13-18.


General Groups


MEN OF FAITH EVENING GROUP

Every Monday at 7pm at the Camas/Washougal campus. Join us weekly as we study, connect, and grow together.

We will be starting with Wayne Grudem's book, "Christian Beliefs".


MEN OF FAITH

Every Thursday at 6:30am at the Camas/Washougal campus. Join us weekly as we study, connect, and grow together.


BIBLE PROJECT GROUP

The Bible Project Group is an in-depth biweekly Bible study that meets at the leader’s home in Fisher’s Landing. We explore biblical books and themes that tie the story of the Bible together. This is a great group for visual learners, since we use 5-minute videos as a springboard for discussion. All ages of adults are welcome, but we do not provide childcare. We meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00-8:30. Bring your Bibles and get ready to dive into the gospel according to Matthew this fall and enjoy tasty treats together.


MEN OF HONOR: UPROOTING ANGER

Join us for 11 weeks as we go through the book, Uprooting Anger.

Everyone experiences anger, but few of us handle it in a Christ-centered way or know how to help others biblically. We need something better than our own moral efforts and resolutions if we really want to rid our hearts of deep-rooted anger. In this biblically-based, practical guide to anger management, Robert D. Jones focuses on changing the underlying motivations and beliefs of the heart that drive angry behavior. By uprooting these heart problems, readers will learn to handle their anger and see the fruit of thorough and lasting change.

*There is a $10 fee for the book.


HOMESCHOOL FAMILY CONNECTIONS

At capacity, but sign up to go on the waiting list.
Tim and Caitlin Lopez are a first-generation homeschooling family who want to connect with other NGC families. Hosting up to 4 other homeschooling families in their home, their goal is to meet twice per month (1st and 3rd Sunday evenings from 5-7:30pm) throughout the school year, with breaks at Christmas and summer. The group eat a meal together and then have a time of discussion while the kids play. The discussion content will be focused on personal and spiritual growth (rather than homeschooling topics), but will be mutually agreed upon by the group members. We would expect group members to make a one school year commitment.


DINNER MEET UP GROUP

At capacity,  but please sign up to be contacted if a spot opens up.

Gather together the 3rd Friday of each month at a local restaurant to connect and get to know other members at NGC.


MEAL TRAIN TEAM

This team comes together to plan, prepare, and deliver meals to NGC families in need of help. Whether it be because of a loss of a loved one, a sick parent, or a big life event, the Meal Train Team is there to help lighten the load.


SERVING @ NGC

One of the direct on-ramps to Groups is to begin serving. Serving is an incredible way to get to know other people in the NGC community and grow together in relationship.


EAST VANCOUVER
SERMON DISCUSSION
GROUP

Multi-generational sermon based discussion group. Every Thursday from 7:30-9pm.


HOMESCHOOL PLAY GROUP

This group is for families with homeschoolers to get together for fun and dispense some energy. It's a very laid back group. We simply open up the gym for kids to play and families to connect. Feel free to bring toys or scooters! 
We meet the last Tuesday of each month.


Life Stage Groups


MOPS:    MOTHERS OF PRESCHOolers

Our 2018/2019 MOPS group is currently at capacity. To be placed on the waiting list for this year or to be notified when registration opens for next year, please email MOPS@nwgospel.com.


YOUNG PROFESSIONALS


This group is open to anyone 22-30 years old who is looking for the opportunity to connect and be in community with other like-minded young professionals. 1st and 3rd Sunday night of the month at 6pm.

VERGE:
Young Adults

The Verge is the young adult network at NGC. Whether it’s official Verge events, or organize happenings, join other college-aged young adults who are seeking community and pursuing maturity. 


CITIZENS YOUTH

Every Wednesday at 7pm. Citizens is a community of middle school & high school students learning to live for Jesus. Every Wednesday, students get together to sing, learn through the preaching of the Word, and spend time growing as a community.


TRIBES

Every Sunday at 9:30am. Citizens Tribes is our weekly gathering where middle schoolers get together, play games, grow in community, and learn through the preaching of the Word.


THE ACADEMY

Every Sunday at 9:30am. The Academy is designed to help high schoolers better understand their faith and to own it. This is a lecture style gathering that focuses on theology and biblical literacy.


LEGACY SENIORS

The Legacy Seniors are experienced couples and singles with a desire to leave a legacy of leading others to the Gospel.


Interest Groups


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MENTORS GROUP

One hour a week can change a child’s life. The goal of the school mentorship program is to adopt a local public school in the Vancouver community, to engage and encourage students through mentorship and learning. This is a structured program. It consists of working with 1 to 4 elementary age students one hour a week. There is also a 2-hour monthly prayer/training meeting. The first adopted school will be Mill Plain Elementary.


GRIEFSHARE

This small group of people meets weekly to help you face the challenges involved in the loss of a loved one and move toward rebuilding your life.


BOARD GAME GROUP

Come together and get to know other families in NGC through some competition. Games will vary from various strategy games.  This group meets Thursdays from 6:45-8:15pm. No need to bring anything! The leaders of this group love board games and are great at explaining them. 


CREATIVE CONNECTIONS

A group designed for Christian fellowship with other women sharing a mutual love of crafts. Each lady is encouraged to bring a treat to share and their favorite project to work on. It’s a great opportunity to get out of the house, away from kids, and to connect with other ladies sharing similar interests and Godly values in our area. 1st Friday of each month, 6pm–12am. Room 202. No Childcare Provided.


ADVENTURE GROUP

Connect with others for fun adventures & activities on a monthly basis. Adventures include indoor & outdoor activities such as escape rooms, bowling, indoor skydiving, stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking & hiking. July's activity will be a stand up paddle board or kayak outing at Lacamas and Round Lake.


NGC VOLLEYBALL

Join us in the NGC Gym as we enjoy the game of volleyball together.


Outreach Groups


FEEDING THE Hungry

Come join us as we help provide for those in need. We will be gathering at Leverage Park to deliver food and needed items to the homeless. There are 2 different ways in which you can help. We need individuals who will meet at the church from 10am-12pm to help prep, cook and load food and then we will need a team who will meet at Leverage Park from 2:30-4:30pm to help unload, set-up, serve food and clean-up. You will have the opportunity to let us know in which way you are able to help when you register.