“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 three 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 first series of 8 lectures will deal with philosophical backgrounds and the first 100 years of the Christian Church.

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

Single parenting is hard. Join us Wednesday evenings as we discuss the past Sunday's message and how it can be applied to the challenges of single parenting, using the time we have together to encourage one another and to pray for one another and for our families.


General Groups


WOMEN’S BOOK STUDY

Women's Book Study discussing "None Like Him" by Jen Wilkin

Dates: Thursdays, September 27-December 6 (excluding Thanksgiving)
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Place: NGC Vancouver Room 202

Come and sit around a table with other women to explore and discuss 10 of God's attributes and to pray for one another.  Missed the first week or two?  No problem!  Each chapter is stand-alone so you are welcome to join us as soon as you have the book and register.

Book: None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different Than Us (And Why That's A Good Thing)  by Jen Wilkin

Book description:  Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone. Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God's limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.

*Childcare is available for a small fee.


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.


LOVE AND RESPECT MARRIAGE GROUP

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 per couple.


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

Men who come along side of other men to help them overcome life dominating sin in their lives.


“none like him” book study

We will be going through the book "None Like Him" by Jen Wilkin. Each meeting will be from 6:30-8 with a light meal of soup or salad.

We currently have 6 open spaces available

*No childcare


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.


EAST VANCOUVER
SERMON DISCUSSION
GROUP

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


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


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.


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 HOMELESS: THANKSGIVING MEAL

Come join us as we provide a special Thanksgiving meal for those in need. On November 3rd we will be gathering at Leverage Park to deliver food and needed items to the homeless. This event will be different from our usual set up. We would like to provide a nice, formal sit down, full holiday meal experience.

With this being a large holiday meal, we are looking for help in the following areas:
10 turkey roasters
5 mashed potato makers
5 greenbean casserole makers
5 salad preppers 
10 pie bakers

Due to the nature and size of the event, we are in need of:
10 kitchen prep/load
20 servers/clean up

We need individuals who will meet at the church from 10am-1pm to help prep, cook and load food and then we will need a team who will meet at Leverage Park from 2:30-4pm 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.


FEEDING THE HOMELESS

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-1pm to help prep, cook and load food and then we will need a team who will meet at Leverage Park from 2:30-4pm 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. Space is limited to to the first 13 volunteers who sign up.