There are two key arenas in which personal growth and discipleship take place: in the “rows” of Sunday services and in the “circles” of face-to-face community that happens in small group life.

This is one of the key reasons Vineyard Boise pursues dynamic small group ministry for each and every disciple as we seek to move people from rows to circles.

Both areas are critical; both are unique in what they accomplish in and through growing disciples of Jesus. The small group is the realm of face-to-face, of “one-another” in which we experience the presence of a Triune God who himself exists in the eternal face-to-face community of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We can, and do experience the presence of God through a dynamic worship service — but there is a unique way in which God is seen in a circle of disciples committed to loving God and loving people. Such a dynamic circle is also the primary context in which salvation and inner healing is experienced in deepening measure.


Small groups (we usually call them “discipleship groups” in the Vineyard Boise community) meet on most nights of the week (and a few meet during the day), though they tend to cluster around Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Most groups meet in homes in and around the Treasure Valley.