community groups

2019-2020 community groups

Our Community Groups are a vital part of how we grow together in the faith and build friendships at Victorious Life. Below you can see a list of our current community group offering for worship, study, prayer and fellowship, as well as other types of community groups to meet specific needs and interests. Please see our calendar page for times and dates or feel free to contact the church office for exact meetings times and places. 

  • Celebrate Recovery

    Celebrate Recovery (CR) is for anyone who has a hurt, hang-up or habit which blocks them from living a fully surrendered life in Christ. It is also for those who wish to help heal the broken. CR also offers step groups, which are gender-specific accountability groups (see Jenn to find out when step groups are meeting & when the next open enrollment period is). CR meets weekly on Thursday nights 6:30-8:30, at VLCC. Contact: Jennifer Wilks or Pastor Brian Barker.


    Edify is a post-college young adult ministry (ages 22-34) whose mission is to encourage young Christians towards a life of serving Jesus Christ by way of community, discipleship, service, and discovering their spiritual gifts. Starting in October 2019, Edify will meet most Friday nights at 7:00 PM at Victorious Life. On the last Friday of the month, everyone is encouraged to check out Troy Unplugged (also at VLCC) and Troy Night Out! Contact: Tim Stockwell.

  • Rensselaer CRU

    Cru RPI is a campus ministry at RPI whose mission is to be "a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ." Cru RPI meets weekly on Friday nights 7:00 PM, in Ricketts Hall Room 203. Contact: Tim Stockwell.

  • Russell Sage InterVarsity

    InterVarsity at Russell Sage College meets on the Sage campus with some joint activities with the RPI chapter. Meetings are weekly. Contact:  

    Niki Campbell. 

  • Rensselaer Christian Association

    Rensselaer Christian Association (InterVarsity at RPI) holds a weekly meeting, a variety of small groups & daily prayer meetings during the week. Weekly meeting is on campus on Friday evenings, Contact: RCA or visit their website.

  • His Table Community Meal

    His Table Community Meal serves a free community dinner, a message from the Bible and prayer. Meets weekly, Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm. Contact: Pastor Joe Flynn.

  • Prayer for the City of Troy

    This is a group of City government staff, pastors, local business people, and local citizens who pray for City concerns every Thursday morning 8:00-8:30 in Troy City Hall, (Hedley Building, 433 River Street, 5th Floor). Contact: Pastor Brian Barker.

  • Lansingburgh Fellowship

    Lansingburgh Homegroup alternates between fellowship dinners and inductive Bible study from a book or video series. All are welcome. We meet twice a month, stay tuned for dates, times and details.  Contact: Pastor Brian or Dena Barker.

  • Women of Valor

    Women of Valor (WOV) offers confidential support for ladies who need assistance due to present/prior domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and/or trafficking. Ladies in need of assistance should contact us. Contact: Women of Valor.

  • Young Women of Valor

    Young Women of Valor (YWOV) is an outreach to girls 5-17 years of age. We have Bible studies, teaching of options/choices, life skills, mentoring, help with peer pressure, living a Christian life, etc. Girls are fed dinner and are assisted with help with any needs we can provide. We have 3 special celebrations every year [Christmas, Easter, Annual Ministry Birthday]. YWOV meets bi-weekly, Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm, at VLCC. Contact: Lillian Morin.

  • Averill Park Fellowship

    Averill Park Homegroup studies the Bible, works on group projects and enjoy fellowship over a pot-luck meal. Meets at various times and locations. Contact: Pastor Phil or Debbie Smith.

  • Men's Breakfast

    Men’s Breakfasts start your day with home cooked breakfast, some encouragement and fellowship. Meets the first Saturday of each month, 8:30-9:30 am. Contact: Kyle Kreigbaum.

  • New Testament Greek Study Group

    New Testament Greek Study Group meets to review Greek lessons studied independently at home and work on grammar, vocabulary & translation. Meetings are once a month on Mondays, 6:00-9:00 pm, at church. Contact: Pastor Bill Gilday. 

  • Servant Leaders Breakfast

    Servant-Leaders’ Breakfast Group is a mentoring group that meets to discuss aspects of servanthood. Meetings are the 2nd Friday of each month for breakfast, 7:00 am at Manory’s Restaurant (99 Congress Street).  Contact Brian Barker.

  • Victorious Life Ladies' Group

    Victorious Life Ladies’ Group is currently discussing the book, “Elijah: Spiritual Stamina in Every Season” by Melissa Spoelstra; we also spent time in prayer & sharing encouragement. Meetings are once a month on Wednesday nights, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Lillian’s home. Contact: Lillian Morin.