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  • Phone: (661) 487-1797
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  • Mailing Address: 
  • 9530 Hageman Rd, Suite B, Box #380, Bakersfield, CA 93312
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  • Twitter: @vanguardbible

Service Times

  • Sundays @ 9:00a
  • Freedom Middle School
  • 11445 Noriega Road
  • Bakersfield, CA 93312

vGroups

We believe substantial life change happens in the context of relationships that are committed to applying the truths of Scripture.  Because of this, we work hard to make sure that small groups don't become just "another thing" on a buffet of ministry options.  Our small group ministry is the primary vehicle for discipleship and care at Vanguard.  Therefore, joining a small group is essential to getting "plugged in".  

The vGroup ministry exists to further the vision of Vanguard with intentional, spiritual growth in the context of loving, accountable relationships.  

WHAT IS A vGROUP?

A vGroup is 8-16 adult Christ-followers who…

  • Share the same stage of life
  • Meet at least 3x per month
  • Value "intentional discipleship"journal bible coffee mug
  • Apply the Scriptures together
  • Pray for each other
  • Encourage each other
  • Hold each other accountable
  • Serve together
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE VGROUP MINISTRY?

You've probably heard the old saying: "When you aim at nothing—you hit nothing." vGroup Leaders are trained to lead their groups into a deeper, richer group experience by pursuing these 4 biblical objectives:

  • Changed lives
  • Biblical fellowship
  • Mutual ministry
  • Multiplication of leaders
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL GROUP GATHERING LOOK LIKE?

Our 4 biblical objectives shape the way our groups spend their time together. A vGroup intentionally allocates it's 120 minutes into the following time blocks:

BelongingPraying handsfor fellowship and relationship building

Breakdown—the text of Scripture as a group to discuss how it applies to our individual lives

Breakout—into gender specific, smaller groups for loving accountability and prayer

As the Lord entrusts more people to our church, we will ask existing groups to make room for more by birthing new groups every 12-18 months.  New groups are started during two "launch windows": early Fall and shortly after the New Year. vGroup registration opens a few weeks prior to the launch window.  

If you would like to register to be assigned to a group, please download our PDF registration card by clicking here, fill it out electronically and then email it to .  (We recommend you use Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and edit the registration card.  You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free by clicking here.)

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

(Heb. 10:24-25 ESV)