community groups




VLCC Community Groups - Fall 2022

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) at Victorious Life

    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 has resumed in-person meetings weekly, Thursdays at 6:30pm. Follow us on Facebook for updates: facebook.com/CRVLCCTROY/. Contact: Jennifer Wilks or Pastor Brian Barkercr@vlcctroy.org.

  • EDIFY

    Edify Meets Friday nights at 7:00 PM at VLCC (downstairs in the fellowship hall).  For most Fridays, we have a time of acoustic worship, interactive study of Scripture, prayer, and fellowship. We're a diverse group of young professionals, graduate students, doctorate students, and international students. On the last Friday of every month-—instead of our regular meeting—-we attend Troy Unplugged (also at VLCC).  Contact: Tim Stockwell at

    t.stockwell@yahoo.com

  • 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 will definitely be meeting this academic year, date and time TBD. For more information and other opportunities through Cru RPI, contact Stephanie Chong at stephanie.chong@cru.org.

  • Russell Sage InterVarsity


    InterVarsity at Russell Sage College: To learn about this semester's meetings on the Sage campus, contact Niki Campbell at campbn@gmail.com

  • Rensselaer Christian Association

    Rensselaer Christian Association (InterVarsity at RPI): Offers small groups, prayer, and larger group gatherings. To learn about current group meetings and activities on campus, find information on our Discord: https://discord.gg/c6YJWyeWcN

  • His Table Community Meal

    His Table Community Meal serves a free community dinner, weekly, in the fellowship hall, (use the Fulton Street entrance) of Victorious Life, Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 pm. Contact: Tim Stockwell or Mark & Chris Strube.

  • Prayer for the City of Troy

    Prayer for the City of Troy is a group of local citizens who meet to pray for City concerns weekly. In person meetings are every Thursday morning 8:00 – 8:30 in Troy City Hall, (Hedley Building, 433 River Street, 5th Floor Conference Room).  Contact: Pastor Brian Barker.

  • Lansingburgh Fellowship

    Lansingburgh Homegroup alternates between fellowship dinners and discussing a Bible study book or video series. All are welcome! We meet twice a month, Oct-May, meeting dates are announced in the bulletin.  Contact: Pastor Brian or Dena Barker.

  • Ladies' Fellowship Luncheon

    Ladies' Fellowship Luncheon meets once a month on Saturdays for a devotional and fellowship while sharing a potluck meal.  Contact: Lillian Morin at coffeetherapywithbooks@gmail.com

  • 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 helped with any needs we can provide. Please contact Lillian at coffeetherapywithbooks@gmail.com for information or to volunteer.

  • Averill Park Fellowship

    Averill Park Homegroup meets once a month on Sundays to worship, encourage, and enjoy fellowship over a pot-luck meal. We're currently studying Return to Me by Claude King. Meets at various 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 at Victorious Life on 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 at home and to work on grammar, vocabulary & translation as well as delve into Greek text topics or questions prompted by sermon passages. Meetings are at church, once bi-monthly on Mondays, 6:00-9:00 pm. 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.

  • Ladies' Bible Study

    Ladies' Bible Study meets once monthly on a Sunday after lunch.  We are currently studying “God of Deliverance: a Study of Exodus 1-18” by Jen Wilkin (copies available). Contact: Lillian Morin at coffeetherapywithbooks@gmail.com

  • hudson valley revival Prayer Gathering

    Hudson Valley Revival Prayer Gathering is a group of people from different churches meets on Saturdays to pray for revival and spiritual awakening in our region. Meeting times and locations vary, see their website hudsonvalleyrevivalprayer.org for more information. Contact: Joanne Panettieri at hvrevivalprayer@protonmail.com


  • First Principles

    First Principles this 6-week study meets Sundays 9:00-9:45am at church, beginning Sun., Sept 18. This study covers the basics of the Christian faith to help provide a foundation for understanding Scripture. Contact: Bill Gilday

  • Well Versed World Study Group

    Well Versed World Study Group this 9-week study leading up to Election Day explores what the Bible has to say about a variety of current political  & governmental topics. Meeting weekly on Sunday evenings. For directions or Zoom link to meeting, contact : Jim Ault

  • Troy unplugged

    Troy Unplugged is a monthly community open mic music venue designed to encourage local musicians and song-writers, while also raising support and awareness for area non-profits. Troy Unplugged is held the last Friday of each month at 7:30pm in the church sanctuary. Find us on Facebook and at www.troyunplugged.org Contact: Brian Barker