“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.
TECHNOLOGY AND DATING 101
For teens, how do students maintain the Christian sexual ethics in technology and dating? These are two of the hardest areas to navigate with our teens. What does technology use look like for our teens, and how do we set up boundaries to protect them? And join us week two as we talk about Dating 101. Nothing poses a greater threat to sexual integrity than the typical teen dating pattern. Come and learn another way for your kids to navigate relationships in this world. How do students maintain the Christian sexual ethic in dating?
CLD: Understanding the new testament
Our courses are offered by Western Seminary and are taught by world-renowned teachers and theologians. These courses will help equip you to read and understand the story of the Bible. This cohort meets on Sunday’s at 9:30am. Find out more about the Western Seminary Center for Leadership Development HERE!
Wednesdays. 7-8:30pm.Single parenting is hard. Join us for an 8-week video series taught by Dr. Keven Leman on how to raise happy, healthy, children in a single parent home. It’s a great place to learn, get support, and meet other parents! $10 per person.
LOVE & RESPECT
Group is at capacity.
This is a 10 week group that will meet other married couples and go through a video series on the book Love and Respect. It's an incredible opportunity to strengthen your marriage, and meet other couples. Every couple will receive the love and respect workbook. Cost $10/couple.
Group is at capacity
The Truth Project is a DVD-based small group curriculum comprised of 13 one-hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett. This home study is the starting point for looking at life from a Biblical worldview perspective. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in our daily lives.
Each time we gather, we will have a potluck dinner followed by the video driven teaching.
THE BIBLE PROJECT
Group will meet through May and break for the summer.
Discussing biblical themes every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening at 7pm. Great place to grow in biblical knowledge and in relationship with others. This is a multi-generational group held at the group leaders home. Please Email group leader for the location of this group.
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.
HOMESCHOOL PLAY GROUP
Tuesdays. 1-3pm. NGC Gym. This group is a great place for families with young kids to get out of the house 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.
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.
CAMAS SERMON DISCUSSION GROUP
Begins Wednesday, April 11th. This is a sermon based discussion group that meets on Wednesday evenings. The purpose is to build relationships and grow together as Christians. Childcare provided while Discovery Kids Live is in session.
Multi-generational sermon based discussion group. Every Thursday from 7:30-9pm.
Life Stage Groups
Join us July 8th at Hazel Dell Community park for an afternoon of fun, food and fellowship!
MOPS: MOTHERS OF PRESCHOolers
MOPS stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers,” and by preschoolers we mean kids from conception through kindergarten. The spirit of MOPS is that we moms need each other, and our hope is that through our MOPS group you will find encouragement, support, practical teaching, and meaningful friendships.
Our East Vancouver MOPS group’s 2018/2019 session will meet September - May on the 2nd, 4th, and occasional 5th Tuesdays of every month from 9:30-11:30am. Childcare will be provided. Our first meeting of the year will be on Tuesday September 11th.
Our MOPS meetings always begin with brunch and a time to connect with other moms at your table. Most meetings also include practical and encouraging teaching through speakers and videos. Crafts and other activities are often incorporated as well, but more importantly, you'll get to have honest conversations with other moms who understand the joys and frustrations of raising young kids.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if financial assistance is needed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Legacy Seniors are experienced couples and singles with a desire to leave a legacy of leading others to the Gospel.
Every Tuesday at 9:30am. Join us weekly as we study the Bible, connect, and grow together as the Legacy Senior ladies of NGC. No childcare available.
FOSTER NIGHT OUT VOLUNTEER
There are hundreds of families within a few miles of this facility that are foster parents. If you're a foster parent you can't just hire a babysitter to go on a date, so it's hard to get a break. On July Friday 6th we are opening our facility to give foster parents a break. This is a great opportunity we have as a church to bless foster parents in the area. If you want to serve our community fill out this form for our first foster night out on July 6th
NORTHWEST GOSPEL FANTASY LEAGUE
Be a part of the all church fantasy league! Sign up and you will be put in one of our multiple leagues. We will have one huge draft party with food, games and obviously the draft on August 26th. Every skill level welcomed. No entry fee, but we will have great prizes for each league winner!
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.
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
Begins January 24th. Come together and get to know other families in NGC through some competition. Games will vary from various strategy games. This group will meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month. 6:45-8:15pm. No need to bring anything! The leaders of this group love board games and are great at explaining them. Childcare provided!
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.
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. June's activity will be miniature golf.
Join us in the NGC Gym as we enjoy the game of volleyball together.