Connecting

The Vine Series is designed to help you understand more about who we are, how you can mature as a follower of Jesus, and how you can be involved in what God is doing here. We offer one session in the series each month, and you may take them in any order. When you've completed all four, we invite you to consider making us your church home through membership.

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What We Believe and How We Live It

Next class date: 09/15/2019

Beliefs

What We Believe and How We Live It

There are many different beliefs when it comes to life and spirituality. This session is designed to point you to the Bible and explain the basic Christian principles we believe and live by at Vine Church. This session contains our theology on the Trinity, what we believe about Jesus, the purpose of the Church, how we remain culturally relevant while theologically conservative, and many other foundational truths that are important for us to be grounded as Christians.

Growing In Forgiveness And Maturity

Next class date: 10/13/2019

Freedom

Growing In Forgiveness And Maturity

We all take different paths in life. Many of them lead us through hurt, shame, pain, and regret (sometimes through no fault of our own). Experience reveals that time doesn't heal every wound, it simply scars many of them over. This session of the Vine Series looks at the transformation Jesus does in us as we learn to follow and trust Him. It's about transparency, being known, being healed, maturing spiritually, and ultimately giving Jesus freedom to do what He wants in us.

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts and How To Use Them

Next class date: 11/10/2019

Serving

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts and How To Use Them

Every follower of Jesus has been given abilities and spiritual gifts to use in serving. According to the Bible, spiritual gifts are given to us by Jesus for the common good. Our goal is that we would be equipped to help one another grow to maturity and become the individuals and the church that Jesus intends us to be. This session of the Vine Series will help you discover more about your spiritual gifts and how to use them through serving. If you're interested in serving somewhere at Vine Church, this session will also help you know the various areas where you might be able to serve and what might be a good fit for you.

Understanding Involvement at Vine Church

Next class date: 08/18/2019

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Community

Understanding Involvement at Vine Church

Every person needs to have real relationships in their life to do well. This session of the Vine Series is about being connected to the local church and to each other. It's about what it means to commit your life to Jesus' mission alongside other people to avoid being an isolated Christian. It's about the importance of membership in a church and learning that the church isn't something we go to on Sundays; it's who we are!

Small Groups are foundational to us at Vine Church. They are the place where real, lifelong friendships are formed; the place where the Bible is discussed and applied in a non-threatening atmosphere, where questions can be asked and stories can be told; the place where it is safe to be yourself, where you can receive support and encouragement right where you are in life.

Barry & Leann Biggerstaff Barry & Leann Biggerstaff childcare

Barry & Leann Biggerstaff

Married Couples, Singles

Monday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 212 South Mark CourtCarbondale, Illinois 62901 bcbigger13@gmail.com 618-534-4480
Cindy Suitt

Cindy Suitt

Women's Group

Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1445 South Wall St. Main BuildingCarbondale, Illinois 62901 the.suitt.family@frontier.com 618-889-6779
Zach & Kailey Seaman

Zach & Kailey Seaman

University Students

Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm 44 Nova LaneCarbondale, Illinois 62901 zachariah.seaman@gmail.com 309-826-9664
Cory & Michelle Mohr

Cory & Michelle Mohr

Married Couples, Singles

Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 306 S. Canterbury Dr.Carbondale, Illinois 62901 corywmohr@gmail.com 618-203-1373
Mitch & Liz Jordan

Mitch & Liz Jordan

Married Couples, Singles

Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1445 South Wall St., North BuildingCarbondale, Illinois 62901 mitch.jordan01@gmail.com 309-825-4112
Peter Waring

Peter Waring

University Students

Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:30pm 1032 Villa CourtCarbondale, Illinois 62901 pwaring2015@gmail.com 618-303-9672
Brian & Carrie Davis Brian & Carrie Davis childcare

Brian & Carrie Davis

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 338 Virginia DrMakanda, Illinois 62958 bdavis16@yahoo.com 618-303-1607
Steve and Debbie Williams

Steve and Debbie Williams

Married Couples, Singles

Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1505 Gleneagle DriveMarion, Illinois 62959 wmsins@hotmail.com 618-926-1123
John & Jessi Vancil John & Jessi Vancil childcare

John & Jessi Vancil

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1445 South Wall St., Main BuildingCarbondale, Illinois 62902 jdvancilx2@yahoo.com 618-318-6525
Chin-Jen & Fui-Yee Phoebe Wang Chin-Jen & Fui-Yee Phoebe Wang childcare

Chin-Jen & Fui-Yee Phoebe Wang

Married Couples, Singles, University Students

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 42 Greenbriar CtCarbondale, Illinois 62901 cjwang@vinechurch.net 618-525-5661
Renada Greer

Renada Greer

Women's Group

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 3805 Chautauqua RoadCarbondale, Illinois 62901 renadagreer@yahoo.com 618-534-8765
Valerie Rasp

Valerie Rasp

Women's Group

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 20 Pine Shores Apt. 9Carbondale, Illinois 62902 valrasp03@gmail.com 618-203-4485
Jami & Tara Moore Jami & Tara Moore childcare

Jami & Tara Moore

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:30pm 869 Biersdorf RoadCarbondale, Illinois 62901 jamisonmoore@msn.com 618-201-6001
Nathan & Krystal Emrick Nathan & Krystal Emrick childcare

Nathan & Krystal Emrick

Married Couples, Singles, University Students

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1445 South Wall St.Main BuildingCarbondale, Ilinois 62901 emricknathan@gmail.com 618-559-1712
Maggie Gonzalez

Maggie Gonzalez

Women's Group, University Students

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 2011 West Meadow Lane, Apartment ECarbondale, Illinois 62901 gonzama713@gmail.com 618-335-4758
Justin & Michelle McDaniel Justin & Michelle McDaniel childcare

Justin & Michelle McDaniel

Married Couples, Singles, University Students

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 193 Oak Valley DriveCarbondale, Illinois 62903 jtmcdaniel88@gmail.com 618-553-2606
Daniel & Ashley Booth Daniel & Ashley Booth childcare

Daniel & Ashley Booth

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 3205 W Kent DriveCarbondale, Illinois 62901 mrdanielbooth@yahoo.com 618-521-2027
Mike & Kathie Lorentz

Mike & Kathie Lorentz

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 7843 Giant City Rd.Carbondale, Illinois 62901 michael.lorentz@farmersinsurance.com 618-549-6143
Michel Andre

Michel Andre

University Students

Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm 72 Jenni LaneCarbondale, Illinois 62902 mandre@vinechurch.net 618-561-0703
Buddy & Andrea Sellars Buddy & Andrea Sellars childcare

Buddy & Andrea Sellars

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 304 Excalibur Dr.Carterville, Illinois 62918 basellars051@yahoo.com 618-997-9599
Jerome & Amber Hodgins Jerome & Amber Hodgins childcare

Jerome & Amber Hodgins

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 906 S. Division StreetCarterville, Illinois 62918 jeromehodgins@gmail.com 217-721-8714
Tim & Lorie Devardo Tim & Lorie Devardo childcare

Tim & Lorie Devardo

Singles, Married Couples

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 111 Brooke LaneCarterville, Illinois 62918 timdevardo@gmail.com 618-973-9742
Greg & Stacy Smith Greg & Stacy Smith childcare

Greg & Stacy Smith

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 152 Oak GroveMakanda, Illinois 62958 greg.smith@kroger.con 618-499-5451
Darrin & Kim Baskin

Darrin & Kim Baskin

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1513 East Grange Hall RoadMurphysboro, Illinois 62966 baskin91@gmail.com 618-713-4050
Barry & Leann Biggerstaff Barry & Leann Biggerstaff childcare

Barry & Leann Biggerstaff

Singles, Married Couples

Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1445 South Wall Street Main BuildingCarbondale, Illinois 62901 bcbigger13@gmail.com 618 534-4480
Donnie & Sherrill Evans Donnie & Sherrill Evans childcare

Donnie & Sherrill Evans

Singles, Married Couples, University Students

Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 11723 East Cypress DriveCarbondale, Illinois 62901 donnie.evans@joyglobal.com 618-751-0120
Elizabeth Michaels

Elizabeth Michaels

Women's Group

Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 203 South Brook LaneCarbondale, Illinois 62901 elizabethmichaelsrd@gmail.com 872-256-3375
Jackson Scalero

Jackson Scalero

University Students

Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm 1430 Bradford Lane, CarbondaleCarbondale, Illinois 62902 jscalero@gmail.com 224-688-4450
Jay & Hannah Tirey

Jay & Hannah Tirey

Married Couples, Singles, University Students

Thursday 6:30pm - 8:00pm 1445 South Wall St. North BuildingCarbondale, Illinois 62901 jaytirey@gmail.com 618-967-6159
John Gund

John Gund

Married Couples, Singles

Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm 601 South Taylor DriveCarbondale, Illinois 62901 johngund177@gmail.com 618-925-7332
Logan Jerolds

Logan Jerolds

University Students

Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm 1 Frost DriveCarbondale, Illinois 62902 ljjerolds@gmail.com 618-697-7648
Marisa Wiegand

Marisa Wiegand

Women's Group, University Students

Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:30pm 72 Jenni LaneCarbondale, Illinois 62902 risa.wieg@gmail.com 309-256-2945
Joshua Cannon

Joshua Cannon

University Students

Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm 95 Nova LaneCarbondale, Illinois 62901 joshuacannon41@gmail.com 618-364-6063
David Ayeni

David Ayeni

Singles, Married Couples

Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm 167 Emmett LaneCarbondale, Illinois 62901 ayeniodavid@gmail.com 618-434-0024
Michael & Connie Gregory Michael & Connie Gregory childcare

Michael & Connie Gregory

Singles, Married Couples

Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1200 Jennie LaneCarterville, Illinois 62918 michaelgregory@gmail.com 618-521-8222
Brian & Stephanie Smith Brian & Stephanie Smith childcare

Brian & Stephanie Smith

Singles, Married Couples

Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1445 S Wall StCarbondale, Illinois 62901 dbsmith@gmail.com 618-499-6856
Gary Apgar

Gary Apgar

Married Couples, Singles

Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 2325 Mount Joy RoadMurphysboro, Illinois 62966 pigguy@siu.edu 618-444-5874
Dennis & Amy Trinkle

Dennis & Amy Trinkle

Singles, Married Couples

Friday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1025 South Tower RoadCarbondale, Illinois 62901 datrinkle@gmail.com 618-571-0519
Fred & Mavis Adjei Fred & Mavis Adjei childcare

Fred & Mavis Adjei

Married Couples, Singles

Friday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1445 South Wall Street Main BuildingCarbondale, Illinois 62901 mtadjei@gmail.com 618-319-0420
Jun & Kijeong Kim Jun & Kijeong Kim childcare

Jun & Kijeong Kim

Korean-speaking, Married Couples, Singles, University Students

Friday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 2109 W. Sunset Dr.Carbondale, Illinois 62901 jkim@siu.edu 801-879-5822
Brent & Anna Sunderlage

Brent & Anna Sunderlage

University Students, Married Couples, Singles

Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 200 North Oakland AvenueCarbondale, Illinois 62901 bcsunderlage@siu.edu 618-353-4147
Stephen Putbrese

Stephen Putbrese

University Students

Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm 207 North Springer StreetCarbondale, Illinois 62901 sputbrese@vinechurch.net ---
Mikaela Montgomery

Mikaela Montgomery

Women's Group, University Students

Wednesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm 1 Frost Drive (House #38)Carbondale, Illinois 62902 mmontgomery@vinechurch.net 618-322-9962
Wade & Allison Baskin

Wade & Allison Baskin

Married Couples, Singles

Thursday 6:30pm - 8:00pm 32 Terrier LaneCarbondale, Illinois 62901 wade.baskin77@gmail.com 618-521-8702
Michael & Shanaree Muzinich Michael & Shanaree Muzinich childcare

Michael & Shanaree Muzinich

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 278 Popular Camp RoadMakanda, Illinois 62958 muzinich@gmail.com 812-322-9945
Michael & Michelle Petrik

Michael & Michelle Petrik

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 6:00pm - 7:30pm 314 South Plover DriveCarbondale, Illinois 62901 petrik@vinechurch.net 618-201-7713
Blayne & Leta Smith

Blayne & Leta Smith

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1445 South Wall St., North BuildingCarbondale, Illinois 62901 blayneandleta@gmail.com 618-713-1159
Michael & JoDelle Williams

Michael & JoDelle Williams

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1445 South Wall St., North BuildingCarbondale, Illinois 62901 michaeljodelle77@yahoo.com 618-303-5039
Nick Pradel

Nick Pradel

University Students

Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm 2750 Chautaqua Rd, Apt ACarbondale, Illinois 62901 nickpradel@gmail.com 630-699-0553
Kody Boyd

Kody Boyd

University Students

Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm 40 Jenni LaneCarbondale, Illinois 62902 kodyb2011@gmail.com 618-713-8625
Bill & Marci Boudet

Bill & Marci Boudet

Married Couples, Singles

Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm 60 Native Ridge RoadCarbondale, Illinois 62901 boudet09@gmail.com 618-521-3753

A Church for Students

We know college can be busy, and moving away from home can be an overwhelming experience, but God often uses these years to build you into the person you will be for the rest of your life.

At Vine, we don't have a separate student ministry. We're a church for students! We hope you'll find the authentic friendships and real encounters with God to be among your best experiences while in Carbondale. We have college small groups that meet throughout the week and designed for people who have never heard about Jesus to those who have been following Him for years!

Student Rides

No car? No problem. If you want to come to one of our Sunday services at 9:00 am or 11:00 am, just text 812.783.9544 or email us at studentrides@vinechurch.net and a couple of our students will come pick you up from your dorm or apartment! Worried you won't wake up in time to grab breakfast first? We've got you covered with free coffee, donuts, and bagels!

On Campus @ SIU

We know how stressful a full day of classes can be, so we love being on campus regularly just to serve students at SIU. If you're in a rush and between classes, feel free to stop by and grab a granola bar, cup of coffee, or whatever else we're handing out.

Why Serve?

Why should I serve in the church? Simply put, the answer is: to become a biblical Christian. Jesus Christ came to serve. 'For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.' (Mark 10:45). Serving is one of the fundamental ways to define the ministry of Jesus.

In fact, the word ministry literally means to serve. The Greek noun diakonia is most often translated as either ministry or service. It follows that if serving others is the very definition of ministry, and specifically the ministry of Jesus, then we who take the name Christian should participate in the life of service that Jesus held.

Where Do I Start?

Our Vine Series is the primary vehicle we have to help people in the process of serving. In the segment of the series titled 'Serving,' we discuss how God has uniquely made us for His purposes, which includes using the abilities and spiritual gifts He has given to us. Discovering what spiritual gifts are, and which ones we may have been given, proves to be very helpful in finding out how we can serve God and His people. You don't necessarily have to take the Vine Series in order to serve somewhere, but it is usually the most helpful way to get started.

Team Vine

Team Vine is a monthly meeting for everyone who serves in any capacity at Vine Church, and is an important commitment that accompanies serving. At Team Vine we receive Bible teaching that's relevant for what's next and needed in the church. We also receive training for areas in which we serve, worship together and receive prayer. There is always free childcare available for nursery through 5th grade. Team Vine is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and is usually the first Sunday of the month. Check our Calendar for exact dates.

Christian Generosity

We all live in complete dependence on God. As Christians, we have come to recognize this truth and give Him honor and glory for who He is. We respond to God by trusting in Him for all our provisions and acknowledging that all we have comes from Him. Christian generosity flows out of this truth and is demonstrated in our serving, loving, sharing, and financial stewardship.

Give

Giving is a major part of worshipping God in the Bible. In the Old Testament, the tithe (or 10%) was the basic amount that was set aside as God's. Leviticus 27:30 says, 'Every tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the trees, is the LORD's; it is holy to the LORD.' Offerings were brought as worship to God above and beyond the basic requirement of the tithe.

Tithing is first seen in the Old Testament but occurred before the Law was given, as Abraham tithed to Melchizedek in Genesis 14, and Jacob promised to give a tenth of all God's provision back to God in Genesis 28. In the New Testament, Jesus still assumed that people would tithe (Matthew 23:23). Even though we are now free from the specific requirements of the Old Testament Law because of Jesus' work on the cross, the principles are all affirmed in the New Testament.

Giving continues to be a focal point of the Christian life and is echoed throughout the New Testament. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 tells us 'The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.'

God still expects people to demonstrate their love for Him and faith in Him by giving their resources. Our response is to give our time, energy, and money in our local church home. We do this to further God's work and to worship Him because we are thankful for who He is and what He has done.

Some may ask the question, 'Am I expected to give?' If you're just visiting Vine Church, please simply drop your welcome card in as your offering. You are our guest! It's the responsibility and joy of those who are committed to Vine Church to give to support the mission of the church. At Vine Church, you are free to give during the offering at our Sunday service.

Vine Church is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible. You will receive an annual giving statement from Vine Church at the end of each year for amounts greater than $100.