Community

God has created us to be relational beings. We need each other and we want to stop pretending that we don’t. The church is not a place, but a people — a community that is continually being reformed and renewed by the transforming power of the gospel.

Sunday Morning

We meet each Sunday morning for Sunday School at 9:30 am (nursery provided) and Sunday Worship from 10:30AM to 12PM at North Atlanta High School, 4111 Northside Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30327. A map can be found in the contact section.

Adult Sunday School Class
Location: Library (Second floor)
When: 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Leaders: Howie and Dina Espenshied
Begins Sunday, August 20   

Family Sunday School Class for parents & children grades 4 – 8
Location: Children’s Chapel Room
When: 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Leader: Curt Benham

A major way God grows and establishes his Family (the Church) is through OUR families. As parents, it’s a joy and a privilege to help our children learn and flourish in the Gospel. But it’s not easy! We are starting this Family Class because we want to help parents as they disciple their children. The class is designed for 4th-8th graders and their parents, but anyone is welcome to attend. Curt will be teaching, and this fall we’ll be discussing topics such as: What is the Church? – Why do we worship God the way we do? (Primer on Anglican Liturgy) – What are the Sacraments? – The Anglican Catechism.

Pastorate Groups

A Pastorate is a gathering of 15-25 people who meet every other Sunday evening. Along with Sunday worship, Pastorates are an essential part of life together at VCV.

Pastorate Groups provide an environment where we can build relationships with others in the church, and experience the fullness of New Testament Christian community – ministering to one another, and taking care of one another as we learn what Biblical Community (radical inclusivity) really is.

Pastorate meetings last about two hours, beginning each time with a meal, followed by a time of sharing needs and praying Evening Prayer together. Pastorate groups are open to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, and they’re the hub of pastoral care and intercessory prayer for VCV. Childcare is provided on-site at Pastorate Groups.

SMYRNA GROUP
2795 Guthrie Street, Smyrna, GA 30080
Hosted by Bryan and Melissa Wyatt
When: Alternate Sundays at 5:30 p.m.
Co-led by Joe McSpadden and Curt Benham
Begins Sunday, September 17

VININGS GROUP
3518 Belridge Lane, Smyrna, GA 30080
Hosted by Howie and Dina Espenshied
When: Alternate Sundays at 5:00 p.m.Co-led by the Sheltons and the Espenshieds
Begins Sunday, September 10


Mid-Week Groups

Men’s Monday Evening Group
Location: Mark Elliott’s home
220 Londonberry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
When: Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Mark Elliott and Curt Benham
Begins Monday, September 12

Men’s Thursday Morning Group
Location: VCV Office
3350 Riverwood Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339, Suite 490
When: Thursdays at 6:30 a.m.
Study: Various gospel-focused books serve as springboards for conversation
Leader: Jim Payne 

Theology on Tap
This is a monthly gathering beginning Thursday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. There will be beverages and guided discussion around theology and real life relational issues. All are welcome. This is for those who would enjoy a casual setting in which to make connections at VCV and/or interact with current faith and culture topics. Stay tuned for venue information. Contact Howie Espenshied (hespenshied@yahoo.com) if you’d like more information or would like to help.

Women’s Tuesday Morning Group
Location: Lorri Elliott’s home
220 Londonberry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
When: Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Leader: Lorri Elliott
Study: Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers
childcare provided
Begins Tuesday, September 19
There will be an informal social gathering on Tuesday, September 12 at 9:30 a.m. for all those interested in participating in the group.

Women’s Wednesday Evening Group
Location: Carlyn Clawson’s home
2639 Ridgemore Road, Atlanta, GA 30318
When: Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Leader: Carlyn Clawson
Study: Mindfulness & the Gospel (8-week study)
Begins Wednesday, August 23

Women’s Thursday Evening Group
Location: New VCV church space
When: Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.
Leaders: Simona Weik and Mary Beth Pierce
Study: Spiritual formation group combining materials from The Journey and Dan Allender
Begins Thursday, October 5

Children & Youth

Sunday Morning

Family Sunday School Class for parents & children grades 4 – 8
Location: Children’s Chapel Room
When: 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Leader: Curt Benham
Childcare provided for children younger than 4th grade
Begins Sunday, August 20

A major way God grows and establishes his Family (the Church) is through OUR families. As parents, it’s a joy and a privilege to help our children learn and flourish in the Gospel. But it’s not easy! We are starting this Family Class because we want to help parents as they disciple their children. The class is designed for 4th-8th graders and their parents, but anyone is welcome to attend. Curt will be teaching, and this fall we’ll be discussing topics such as: What is the Church? – Why do we worship God the way we do? (Primer on Anglican Liturgy) – What are the Sacraments? – The Anglican Catechism.

Nursery & Toddlers (0-2yrs)
When: 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Village Kids Drop-off Station

Pre-K (Potty-trained 3-5yrs)
When: 10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Village Kids Drop-off Station

Elementary Children’s Chapel (K-3rd Grade)
When: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Leaders: Volunteer Teams