Men’s Ministry

The Great Commandment: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind…Love your neighbor as yourself. Mark 12:30, 31
The Great Commission: Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matt 28:19-20
Our Purpose: To help men discover how they have been uniquely called and shaped by God to live the Great Commandment and to fulfill the Great Commission in every aspect of their lives—personal, home, church, workplace, community, and world.
I look forward to our meeting together.
-Lynn Phipps
Men’s Ministry Chairman
Upcoming Events
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Men’s Ministry Breakfast
2nd Saturday of each month
is open to the men & boys of VGBC, as well as their friends. Coffee & fellowship begin at 7 am, breakfast at 7:30 am. Please click make reservations or call the church office.
Men’s Bible Studies

Tech Ministry

Did you know it takes a crew of seven in the background to run church services on Sunday morning? The tech crew is responsible for sound, lights, cameras, on-screen lyrics and live streaming. We are always looking for more people to join our team — no experience is required as training will be provided! Our ages range from 8yrs to 75 and our backgrounds is everything from kiddos to sound professionals to teachers to ex-military to students. Contact Danielle Doyle at church office if interested in volunteering, and click the titles to learn more about each available position!


This person works under the direction of the director to set cameras 1, 2 or 3 in desired spots. Will learn how to operate the camera controller, how to move and zoom smoothly and how to quickly follow directions. Will learn to be familiar with camera terminology and placement.

This person is responsible for running the Proclaim the streaming computer- the bible verses, nametags and song lyrics. Will learn how to operate Proclaim.

These people are responsible for listening to and fixing sound levels of the music and speaking.  Will learn to operate the mixer. Cues for upstairs mixer will be completed for you before each Sunday service. Mastery of upstairs mixer is required before able to run downstairs mixer
This person is responsible for running the Proclaim on the live computer – the bible verses, and song lyrics. This person also switches the main screen & wing screens between streaming and ELITE. Will learn how to operate Proclaim as well as SCARAB, and how to troubleshoot.
Light Operators


This person is responsible for providing adequate lighting on the stage for the musicians, baptisms and the choir. Will learn how to change lighting scenes and adjust as needed.

This person should be very familiar with how the stream should look. Responsible for switching camera shots and proclaim, as well as keying nametags and lyrics

This person is the POC of all positions and Pastor Jay. Turns on all equipment beforehand, sets up the stream and watches over all positions to ensure service and streaming quality. Will be on headset and paying attention to everything if something goes wrong.
Also starts and stops the live stream

Worship Ministries

WORSHIP is the first step in our process of discipleship and is usually the point of entry into our church family. Our hope is that during worship you will get reoriented to God through teaching and music that is based on the truth of His Word.
We hope you commit to worship with us regularly on Sunday mornings.
WORSHIP is the central act of the church. At Vista Grande, music is a primary tool in our worship. The purpose of music is to facilitate the people’s expression of praise and adoration. God is the God of infinite variety. In our music worship, we seek to emulate that variety using resources from a large spectrum of genres to contribute to a vibrant worship experience.
We utilize songs that have stood the test of time, songs that have become standards in just the last few years, and songs that may only be for today but help us to communicate with God nevertheless. This pattern of planning enables us to worship together, across the generations, through music.
Our heart’s desire is to worship God the way He wants to be worshiped. We invite you to worship with us through music, drama, and the declaration of the Word.
-Jay Hill, Minister of Music


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5680 Stetson Hills Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Believing that we have a responsibility to raise up the next generation of worship leaders, our choral opportunities begin at age four and continue through all ages. The children’s choir program is primarily a music education program. The student choirs are an opportunity to hone and focus vocal skills for a lifetime of service in choirs and worship teams.
Children   |   Middle School   
High School   |   Young Adult   |   Adult
Adult Choir
VGBC Orchestra
We desire to provide an opportunity for all to use their musical gifts in worship. Consequently we have opportunities for guitarists and drummers every week and for orchestral players about every other week. We also have two handbell choirs. If you’ve take the time and spent the money to develop the skill, we want you to use it to  worship.
We currently have two ensembles that are self sustaining. Rejoice is a women’s quintet. They choose their own members, rehearse weekly, and sing about once every six weeks. The men’s octet, is just that, eight men’s voices. They also choose their own members, rehearse weekly, and sing two to three times each semester. We are open to supporting additional ensembles but currently these are the only two active vocal ensembles.
One Accord
Christmas Dessert Theatre
“An Unexpected Christmas”
December, 2020
The Annual Christmas Dessert Theater is our other main event. This past year, we had our first ever virtual streaming event. You can rewatch it by clicking here.

Faith Riders


A motorcycle ministry passionate about sharing Christ with the world

As the Lord inspires practical ministry opportunities, we are diligent to share the Good News of the salvation message of Jesus Christ to every person we encounter

Ride With The VGBC F.A.I.T.H.Riders to share the gospel

September begins fall colors across the Rockies. Our normal ride in September and again in October will be to see these colors in full glory. We will have our next group ride with VGBC F.A.I.T.H.Riders Saturday September 10th at 8:30 AM after the Men’s Breakfast at 7 AM. If you have ideas for a route that you know has full fall colors, please let Paul Brandenstein know before Thursday, September 8th.


Everyone is welcome, and I encourage each of you to bring an outreach friend or neighbor along. Please contact Paul Brandenstein at (719) 439-2449 if you are interested in joining this ride.

Women’s Ministry

As women, there are so many roles we are called to:
wife, aunt, mother, employee, sister, niece, co-worker,
friend….. yet, the greatest title we can have is
daughter of the King of Kings.
At VGBC, we desire for women to worship, connect, serve, and impact in a transforming way.


Through Bible study and events, women can grow in a personal relationship with Christ as they seek to worship and know Him more. Bible studies during the school year. 


We try to have many different experiences and events throughout the year where women can connect with other sisters in Christ in a fun and meaningful way. From MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meeting twice every month to the ladies’ annual tea, every woman can find a place to connect and belong.


We serve our world by collecting food donations for Mercy’s Gate, Coins for Crisis Pregnancy Centers, and more. Older women influence and serve our young girls during the annual Custom Made Girls’ sleepover. You’ll see a variety of women serving our church every week. If you have a heart to serve, we’d love to help you find a special spot to use your time, gifts, and talents well.


We desire to equip and encourage women to make an impact in their sphere of influence starting with Biblical hospitality at home.
Ladies Bible Studies

Ladies Mission Control Teas
Join us for tea as we pray over our missionaries around the world

Upcoming Events
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Prayer Ministry



Prayer Ministry



“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.

With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”

Ephesians 6:18, NIV

We want to be known in our community as a house of prayer. We believe that prayer is not only powerful, but essential in our lives; both individually and corporately.
This ministry seeks to meet needs by sharing through prayer the joys, praises, and concerns of daily living. We believe we receive comfort, strength, encouragement, and spiritual growth through an intimate relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you would like to know more about accepting Jesus into your life, we would be delighted to share with you.
If you have a prayer need or request, we would like to pray for you. You may submit your request by one of the following:
  • perforated prayer request form in the worship bulletin
  • contact our staff by phone at 719-598-2139
Prayer requests are handled according to your choice of confidentiality. Some requests are shared in Sunday School, which will allow class members to intercede on a personal level. Those of an urgent nature are e-mailed to Ministry Staff and the Deacon Body. If requested, an abbreviated form of your request is placed in the Prayer Matters email and made available to the deacons and staff. Prayer requests will remain on the list for up to four weeks. If the status of the request changes, the time will be extended.
If you wish to receive an email copy, please contact Jan Giles.
Ladies Mission Control Teas
Join us for tea as we pray over our missionaries around the world

Operation Christmas Child

NOV. 15 – 22
Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a project of Samaritan’s Purse and is the largest Christmas project in the world.  OCC brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes and the Good News of God’s love.  People of all ages can be involved in this simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas: Jesus Christ. The OCC Collection Center Team coordinates volunteers from all around Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas to deliver thousands of filled shoeboxes to the Collection Center (within VGBC).  Members are encouraged to bring both empty shoeboxes to be filled and filled shoeboxes.


We’re so excited that you’re considering joining us for the 2022 Vista Grande Baptist Church Craft Fair supporting MOPS! Click the link below to register!
MOPS Leadership
Vista Grande Baptist Church MOPS
Steering Team
Abby Bell
Natalie Wright
Heather Sommer
Craft Coordinator
Amy Huffman
Anna Petree
Childcare Coordinator:
Donna Warwick
Megan Czieki (coordinator)
Sam Takach
Chelsea Do
Tina Thomas
Mentor moms:
Sandi Dick (coordinator)
Gloria Mendoza
Sheehan (coordinator)
Melissa Gaskin
Katie Elliot
Ali Smith
Michelle Fox
Anna Morgan
Registration Dates
VGBC Moms:
August 21  |  Between services
MOPS Registration Event
August 25  | 9 – 11 am
Open Registration*
August 26  |  Online
*The registration the link will be posted if you are unable to attend the registration event ONLY if there is space available.
Upcoming MOPS Events