community groups

Covid Update for VLCC Community Groups - Fall 2020

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. CR offers weekly teaching and support groups, periodic step groups for individual healing work, and supplemental biblical small group studies on topics relevant to the healing/recovery community. CR currently meets via Zoom, email for access link. We plan to resume in-person meetings in the near future, follow us on Facebook for updates: 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. Edify meets at Victorious Life most Friday nights at 7:00 PM.  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 currently meets virtually on Friday nights at 7:00 PM through Zoom video chat.  Contact Stephanie Chong for more information and other opportunities through Cru RPI.

  • Russell Sage InterVarsity

    InterVarsity at Russell Sage College to learn about current virtual or small group meetings, contact Niki Campbell.

  • Rensselaer Christian Association

    Rensselaer Christian Association (InterVarsity at RPI) to learn about current virtual or small group meetings, contact RCA or visit their website.

  • His Table Community Meal

    His Table Community Meal serves a free community dinner, weekly, at the Fulton Street entrance of Victorious Life, Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 pm. Contact: Tim Stockwell.

  • Prayer for the City of Troy

    Prayer for the City of Troy is a group of City government staff, pastors, local business people, and local citizens who meet to pray for City concerns weekly. This meeting is on hold until City Hall re-opens; and we encourage everyone to continue keeping our City in your prayers. Contact: Pastor Brian Barker.

  • Lansingburgh Fellowship

    Lansingburgh Homegroup will resume zoom and outdoor meetings in October. 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. YWOV is not currently meeting and hopes to return to in-person meetings before much longer, please contact us via email for updates. 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 at Victorious Life on the 2nd Friday of each month for breakfast, 7:00 am.   Contact Brian Barker.

  • Victorious Life Ladies' Group

    Victorious Life Ladies’ Group is not currently meeting, but hope to return to in-person meetings before much longer. Please contact us via email for updates. Contact: Lillian Morin.

  • Upper Room Prayer Gathering

    Upper Room Prayer Gathering is a group of people from different churches that meets to pray for revival and spiritual awakening in our region. Meeting on Saturdays at 3:30 pm, on a group phone chat. Contact: Patrick or Joanne Panettieri.