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Vale Groups have one simple purpose: to bring people together. Groups are the best place for sustained life change to happen. Joining a group gives everyone a chance to know and be known by others and to have an opportunity to be discipled, becoming all God has planned for our lives. That's why Vale Groups exist - to make these life-changing relationships accessible to you.

Our group directory and registration are open now! 


Open Groups

Co-Ed Singles

Connect in Community - Co-Ed Singles

If you are interested in leading your own Co-Ed Group, we would love to come alongside you to help get it launched. Contact Morgan McGlasson at groups@vale.church for more information or with questions.

God did not intend for us to be alone, but it can be hard to connect with others in a similar life stage as you.  Whether you are looking for a Young Adult or Adult 30+ Co-ed group, Vale has the right fit for you. Check out the different options and find the right fit for you!

  • When: Mondays
  • Time: 7:00PM-8:15PM
  • Childcare: No
  • Location: Bloomington-Normal Area
  • Leaders: Rachael and Marcus Minteer
  • Specific Group Characteristics: Young Adult 30+
  • Current Study: Various Right Now Media Studies
     
  • When: Thursdays
  • Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
  • Childcare: No
  • Location: Bloomington-Normal Area
  • Leaders: Sarah Hlade
  • Specific Group Characteristics: Young Adult 18-29
  • Current Study: The Bible Project
     
  • When: Thursdays
  • Time: 6:00PM
  • Childcare: No
  • Location: Bloomington-Normal Area
  • Leaders: Julian Varciag and Greg & Kara Quinn
  • Specific Group Characteristics: This group is open to all people - regardless of stage of life. Young adult, empty nesters, couples, single, kids, no kids...Come as you are!
  • Current Study: Various Right Now Media Studies

 

Couples

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Looking to connect with other couples and grow in your walk with Jesus? We have several options of couples groups who are married, not married, couples with young kids, teenagers, or a combination of each. Check out the different options and find the right one for you!

  • When: Every Other Thursday
  • Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM
  • Childcare: Kids Welcome
  • Location: Bloomington-Normal Area
  • Leaders: Nate and Devon Holt
  • Specific Group Characteristics: Married Couples
  • Current Study: Various Right Now Media Studies and Regular Serving Projects
     
  • When: Sundays
  • Time: 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • Childcare: Kids Welcome
  • Location: Bloomington-Normal Area
  • Leaders: Collin & Amanda Probst
  • Specific Group Characteristics: Young Families
  • Current Study: Sermon Questions
     
  • When: Every Other Sunday
  • Time: 6:00 PM
  • Childcare: No
  • Location: Bloomington-Normal Area
  • Leaders: Duane & Linda Merrill
  • Specific Group Characteristics: Empty Nesters
  • Current Study: Various Right Now Media Studies

Men

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God has designed you with a purpose and he knows you can’t do it alone. Join other men on their journey with God through studying God’s Word, discussion, prayer, and simply doing life together.

  • When: Saturdays
  • Time: 8:30 AM
  • Childcare: No
  • Location: Bloomington-Normal Area
  • Leaders: Richard Buck
  • Specific Group Characteristics: n/a
  • Current Study: Vale's Core Values
     
  • When: Every other Tuesday
  • Time: 6:45 PM
  • Childcare: No
  • Location: Bloomington-Normal Area - various venues around town
  • Leaders: Randy Johnson
  • Specific Group Characteristics: n/a
  • Current Study: Discussion and doing life together
     
  • When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday
  • Time: 6:30 AM
  • Childcare: No
  • Location: Denny's on Oakland
  • Leaders: Jose Martinez
  • Specific Group Characteristics: n/a
  • Current Study: Discussion and doing life together

Women

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Grow deeper in relationships with God and with other women through studying God’s Word, discussion, prayer and fun doing life together!

  • When: Mondays
  • Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
  • Childcare: No
  • Location: Bloomington-Normal Area
  • Leaders: Julie Topping & Deana Bulington
  • Specific Group Characteristics: n/a
  • Current Study: Various Right Now Media Studies
     
  • When: Tuesdays
  • Time: 6:30PM
  • Childcare: No
  • Location: Bloomington-Normal Area 
  • Leaders: Judy Jiles
  • Specific Group Characteristics: n/a
  • Current Study: Women in the Bible
     
  • When: Every other Thursday
  • Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
  • Childcare: No
  • Location: Bloomington-Normal Area 
  • Leaders: Julie Howard
  • Specific Group Characteristics: n/a
  • Current Study: TBD
     
  • When: Tuesdays
  • Time: 6:30PM - 9:00PM
  • Childcare: No
  • Location: Bloomington-Normal Area
  • Leaders: Becky Max
  • Specific Group Characteristics: n/a
  • Current Study: The Chosen, Part 2

Support Groups

Connect in Community - Support Groups

Life is full of joy and excitement, but there is also pain and loss that can take us on a detour that we weren't expecting. When those situations occur we often feel overwhelmed or don't always know where to turn.  At Vale we see the need for specific support groups to help people connect intentionally with others in these similar stages of life, while still growing in their journey with Christ.

Please check out what support groups we currently have available and sign up if you find one that fits for you!

  • When: Every other Thursday
  • Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Childcare: No
  • Location: Bloomington-Normal Area
  • Leaders: Ron Garrigus
  • Name of Support Group: Together Living with Cancer
  • Specific Group Characteristics: Cancer Patients and/or Caregivers who are eager to listen, share in struggles and joy, and to pray for each other
  • Current Study: TBD
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Coming this Winter

Starting Point

Starting Point Winter 2023

Starting Point is great way to simply have a conversation about faith. Everything has a beginning. Every person, every idea, every journey starts somewhere. Whether it's one small step in a new direction or a major event, from that point forward nothing is ever the same. It's not always comfortable. It's not always easy. But it's a start.

  • When: Mondays, February 6 - March 27 
  • Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Childcare: Available with pre-registration and payment required
  • Location: Vale Church

GriefShare

GriefShare - Winter 2023

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. Whether you have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. You don't have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

  • When: Mondays, February 6- May 8
  • Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Cost: $20
  • Childcare: Available with pre-registration and payment required
  • Location: Vale Church

Man in the Mirror

Man In the Mirror | Winter 2023

When a man looks in a mirror and asks himself some of life's tough questions, he may not like what he sees. This study helps answer the tough questions every man faces and provides some practical application that lead to lasting changes in those areas. Through this study it is our desire that it will help you discover some personal insights about shortfalls you may be facing and how God has a better plan for you through the struggles. 

  • When: Mondays, February 6 - March 13
  • Time: 6PM
  • Cost: $18
  • Childcare: Available with pre-registration and payment required
  • Location: Vale Church
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