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Square One

New around here? Start at Square One.

Small Groups

Real. Life. Together.


Make the Vineyard your home church.

Square One is designed to be an easy next step for folks who are new to the church. If you have questions about the church, our mission, why we have our values, how you can get involved, or even what it means to become a member, then we invite you to be a part of Square One. We’ll provide some lunch, and give you an opportunity to talk with Bud, Melody, and some of the other leaders.

It’s not a sales pitch, and you won’t have to sign on the dotted line. We just want to take some time to get to know you, and help answer any questions you may have. Everybody starts somewhere, and we encourage you to Start at Square One. Interested? Sign up!

Small Groups are a great way to connect. They meet once a week, usually at someone’s home. Some of them share meals together, all of them have a time of teaching and conversation. Our groups are spread out throughout the Chattanooga area. Chances are, there will be one close to you.

We run our groups in semesters, with breaks around the holidays in the winter and vacations in the spring/summer. Most groups will still have a couple informal meetings during those breaks, so no matter what time of year it is, check out the full list of groups.

Ready to make the Vineyard your church home? Beginnings is our 3-week membership group. It’s more than just a class – yes, Bud, Melody, and some of our other staff will do some teaching – but it’s more of a conversation. We developed Beginnings in-house to help answer your questions about the Vineyard’s local and national structure, our theology and beliefs, and how we (including you!) put all of that into practice. We run Beginnings twice a year in the spring and fall. If you’re ready to take the next step, sign up for Beginnings!