Resources for you

Through easily accessible resources, we encourage our LifeGroups to grow in their faith as we cooperate with the Holy Spirit on our journeys of sanctification. We seek to be groups who do life together, modeled after the early church model found in Acts 2, through life-giving relationships, serving our neighbors, excellent worship, and spiritual growth.


Mission Opportunity 

Your group can apply for a community service grant up to $500 to assist in funding a community service project you want to do.  Mission board was gifted 10% of the total earnings from the north wing capital campaign to use toward mission and community service projects.  We have donated over $300,000 to local, regional and international projects over the past 5 years.  Mission Board would love to spend our last $100,000 on your passion projects within the community.  If your group is interested you can access the application by clicking the button to the side.  

 

All applications can be sent to Charlie Greiner at chgreiner829@gmail.com for mission board review.  The mission board meets the first Thursday of every month and will review applications then.  If you need project ideas, contact Mandi Cutchins at mcutchins@vbumc.org. Now get out there and serve!


VBUMC Discipleship Pathway

As we seek to Discover What God Can Do Through You… here at Virginia Beach United Methodist, this Discipleship Pathway is vital for us to grow in faith, love, and as Disciples of Christ Jesus. In this Pathway, we can see that all of our great ministries are tied together to create loving, lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ. As our various ministries lead us along our spiritual journeys of faith, we can help encourage everyone to grow into God’s love as we first know it, then as we experience it, and then as we live it. This Pathway is meant to enable us to grow as a church and to also reach out into the community so that we may connect, partner, and share God with all those we come into contact with. Our Pathway flows in multiple directions as we not only progress on the pathway ourselves in our journey with Christ Jesus, but as we share our wisdom, love, and faith with others in order that we may be a God-centered community of believers who are discovering what God can do through them to be a lighthouse to the oceanfront and the world.

 



RESOURCES

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Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 

 

We strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.

 

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

Book Resources

These books are for you to grow as a leader, to be a part of a thriving group doing life together, and to give understanding on the importance of Methodist beliefs including why LifeGroups are so important to our discipleship journeys.

Leading small groups that Thrive
Tattoos on the Heart
Bob Goff Books and Studies
Making Small Groups Work
Creating Community, Revised & Updated Edition: Five Keys to Building a Thriving Small-Group Culture
The Self-Aware Leader
Five Marks of a Methodist The Fruit of a Living Faith
Trust and Inspire
Leadership and Self Deception
Compassionate Leadership: How to do Hard Things in a Human Way
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
Three Simple Rules A Wesleyan Way of Living
Practicing the Way: Be with Jesus. Become like him. Do as he did.

Online Resources & Videos

These online Resources and videos are for you to find a deeper connection with God in ways that are unique to you. We encourage you to use these resources to grow personally and as a group.

The Bible Recap
D-Group International
United Methodist/Wesleyan Small-Group Resources from the UMC Discipleship Ministries
Desiring God Small Group Articles
Small Group Network
RightNow Media
Church Leaders Small Group Articles
UMC Discipleship Ministries Small Group Articles
Small Group Network Articles

Podcast Resources

These podcasts are intended for you to connect with God on a deeper level in new ways for you to best continue on your journey discipleship. All of the following Podcasts are available on Spotify and other major platforms.

Exhale Podcast
You've Hear it Said Podcast
The Gospel Project for Adults Leadership Training
Transform Discipleship Podcast
Practicing the Way