What is From the Vine Ministries?
The Vineyard’s purpose is to encourage, refresh and empower women with wisdom, scripture and resources to be the best moms, wives and women of God He has called us to be! When the world is too fast and its measurements of success are set way too high, we provide an environment for ladies to believe in themselves and feel worthy enough, living life abundantly!
When you drive into our yard and see the spectacular trees that create a safe canopy, when you enter our house and instantly feel peaceful and calm, when you leave equipped and passionate about your life… THAT is what God intended!
We believe that ladies/teens want to discuss their fears, flaws and faith without “churchy judgement” yet still desire classes and resources to know HOW to apply Jesus to their lives, not just KNOW about Him. We provide mentors who are transparent and willing to walk through any situation.
We are not associated with one church or denomination, but rather are available to all women and teens choosing God’s guidelines instead of the world’s rules/fads.
“And they defeated the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimonies.” Revelation 12:11
What do we offer?
Small Group Dinners
Moms’ Cooking Classes
Group and Private Counseling
Prayer Groups and Mentoring
Retreats and Workshops
Support Groups (various topics)
Teen Bible Study and Events
College/Senior MOMs Support
And more… tell us what YOU need!
Huge Awesome Announcement:
SO HONORED to be chosen! ❤️
Thank you, Ms. Tonya Frye and Board Members!!
We are excited to see how God will use FTVM in our community and humbled to be welcomed into this fantastic networking group!
2018-19 NetCaring™ Season Partner Ministries!
Here’s What's Coming Up!
August 30, Thursday, 7- 8:00pm
“Healthy Vines” - Intro session (women only)
This course is to educate and encourage ladies in the vast aspects of nutrition and exercise, providing practical tips and simple information to be successful in your journey as well as providing face to face advice and accountability. Often just having someone to hold your hand and walk with you is all that anyone needs. We will focus on the Keto diet but also welcome others going through WW, Daniel Fast, Adkins or other programs. There will be two sections of each meeting: a specific topic/demo cooking and tasting, then a discussion topic with a guest speaker.
Free to public, donations appreciated.
Please register: Info@FromTheVineMinistries.com
Sept 4, Tues, 9:30-11:30am, 12 weeks
“Ground Up Women”
A small confidential group of women who have been through the hot water, the grinder and the press. Women who are ready to admit that life is hard, who need truth from unafraid mentors, and who in turn are willing to be transparent and share with others the wisdom they have acquired. They are REAL women willing to discuss REAL topics no one seems to talk about but we need to know about: the changes in marriage, aging, motherhood, sex, fears, finances, anger, friendships, beauty, passions in your soul, faith and grief. This is not a Bible study or a book club, but we will use both items. Fresh Brewed Life by Nicole Johnson
Director: Cyndy Gusler
Sept 5, every Wed, 10:00am -3:00pm
“The Vineyard Cafe”
Join us as we open our doors to provide a weekly peaceful place for guests to gather, meet with friends, read/do your Bible study, have a confidential conversation in a safe quiet atmosphere, work on your laptop, or just sit and be! Our coffee bar opens at 10am. Lunch will be served at 11:30 prepared by Kids in Motion, our precious special needs adults making a variety of quiche, salads, fruit, muffins, cookies, etc… Each week will be a varied “from kitchen to table” menu. A $10 donation per person is welcomed. Then our coffee bar resumes until 3:00pm.
Director: Debbie Martin
Sept 6, Thurs, 7-9:00pm
“Life Coaching” - Intro session
Need help getting through life? Need a nudge in the right direction but afraid of failing? Come to our intro session and receive practical advice from someone who can help simplify your overwhelming chaos into priorities that are best for you! Come share your needs, ask your questions and see the resources available. This course will be determined by the attendees as to the topics discussed, dates and times of meeting.
Director: Melinda Gordon
Sept 9, Sun, 5-7:00pm
“Teens in Action” - Intro session
This course is designed for teens 12-15 years of age and will discuss topics such as making wise choices, strengthening your faith, building healthy friendships, enduring school pressures, and more. Come share your needs, ask your questions and see the resources available. This course will be determined by the attendees as to the topics discussed, dates and times of meeting.
Director: Melinda Gordon
Sept 11, Tues, 7-9:00pm, 6-8 week study
Bible study - “Conversation Peace, the Power of Transformed Speech” by Mary A. Kassian
We all find ourselves at a crossroad in conversation, - how we speak, share ideas, articulate thoughts and resolve conflict can be tricky. Our own agendas often get in the way. Join us to find 7 keys to successful communication of “taming the tongue.” Kassian offers practical instruction in examining the soil of our hearts, listening, communicating ideas, strengthening vocabulary, improving speech habits, and building better and stronger relationships.
Director: Tracy Sutton
Sept 11, Tuesdays 1:30-3pm and Sept 23, Sundays 4:30-6pm
“Caretakers of Aging Parents and Spouses”
Book: The 36-Hour Day, authors Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins
This support group is for loved ones and caretakers of the elderly and spouses. Although we will mainly concentrate on Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s, ANY disease that your loved one has will also be discussed. We will meet with a structured share time and then a discussion on a topic chosen from our book. We will invite guest speakers from areas of interest to the group: affordable insurance policies, free medical programs offered, hospice options, clarification of legal forms, emotional support for family members, etc…
This group will meet the 2nd Tuesday and the 4th Sunday of each month, come when you can but please RSVP.
Director: Barbara Whiteley
Sept 12, every other Wed 6:30-8:30pm
Bible study - “The Inheritance” by Beth Moore
This nine week DVD series is a topical study of our Inheritance throughout God's Word. Our desire is to know, believe, and live our true inheritance that God has purposed for each one of us. Key verse: Psalm 16:5-6 "The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance."
There is no homework with this study but there will be a listening guide.
Director: Cyndy Gusler
Sept 17, Monday, 11:00am-1:00pm
“Monday Mentors” - Sessions will be held monthly.
Join us as our community Business Leaders share their Testimony and Tips to help educate, encourage and refresh those just starting their own adventure and/or stepping out to try new things. Often all we really need is to SEE the person and HEAR their story versus a pile of self-help books or the latest apps and technology. Each month a guest will describe his/her vision, obstacles he/she overcame and then will inspire and help YOU to accomplish your desires!
Sept 17 - Deanna Poehlman, CEO of Interview Preparedness. Author of 48 Days to the Work You Love. She gave up her corporate job to follow the passions in her heart in the middle of her life. She is a mom of two grown boys and is fearless and feisty! www.48Days.com
Oct 15 - Shellie McBeth, Founder of The Eclectic House
Nov 19 - Stephen Bartholomew, Personal Trainer/Cypress CrossFit Club
*** Bring your lunch or $10 for one of ours.
11-11:30 - doors open to mingle/network and eat lunch.
11:30-12:30 - our guest speaker will share and answer questions.
12:30-1:00 - visit/exchange info and hear about next month’s topic.
Director: Cyndy Gusler
Sept 17, Mondays, 6:30pm monthly (Oct 1, Nov 5)
“When Women Obey God”
This month’s topic: Have You or a Loved One Been Sexually Assaulted? Or do you wonder how you would defend yourself in such a situation? If you are seeking answers, healing, counseling, direction, support or just needing to hear someone else’s story... please join us! Our guest speaker is from our very own Cypress community, willing to be transparent and share her story. Her childhood dreams and career plans may have been changed, but WHAT she does now and WHY she does it will not only encourage you, but educate and empower you!! Ladies of ALL ages invited! Moms, please bring your teen girls (ages 13 and up) especially girls heading off to or in college. (Special session for boys is coming!)
** This series started as a heart nudge and turned into a passionate need. Our community ladies have come running to hear and be encouraged as they desire to HEAR God and OBEY when He gives them a calling and learn HOW to follow. But what happens when obstacles appear? What happens when you base your results/efforts on your own resources instead of expecting Him to provide? Come hear a local woman share her courage and testimony and what God is asking her to do now! 6:30pm – dinner. 7:00pm - guest speaker, 8:00 – group discussion. Free to public, donations appreciated.
Director: Cyndy Gusler
Mondays and Fridays, 9-5:00pm
“Sexual and Domestic Assault Counseling”
This department is designed to help survivors and their families deal with the trauma of sexual assault issues in general. If you or someone you know needs confidential help and resources, PLEASE do not hesitate to call us/come in! You will not be turned away!! Our counselor is professional and confidential in ALL matters. Educational opportunities will also available as we present various programs/guest speakers on topics which may include: high school girls going into college and how to prepare yourself, help for moms of assaulted daughters, education awareness of sexual predators, learning self-defense, etc...
Teenagers and adults welcome. Referrals will be available for children.
Director: Kim Parmer
“Mountains and Mustard Seeds”
This resource is available for parents and teens dealing with drugs, alcohol, wayward decisions, college issues, family chaos, premarital pregnancy, OCD and autism, learning disabilities, tutoring, social pressures, how/when to prepare for college, etc... When you do not know where to turn and fear the neighbors not understanding but rather talking and judging…CALL US!! Our experienced professional will meet with members/families individually for counseling and provide resources, and will also hold various educational sessions open to the public throughout the year.
Director: Yvonne Cumberland
In the Works…
*Dinner and a Movie!
Friday night 6:30-9:30pm - Coming soon, keep watching!
$10 per person, $15 for two
Join us for a movie of faith, family and fun! Each dinner will be catered by a local restaurant or personal chef. RSVP now to firstname.lastname@example.org and bring your friends/family! Only 28 seats available each time.
* Marriage Workshops – small group sessions with guest speakers
* Cornerstone Warriors – monthly meetings to pray over your home and community
* Refreshment for Ministry Leaders and Pastors’ Wives – a safe haven to seek help, validation and encouragement
* Moms of Twins, Triplets and Multiples – practical strategies and resources to survive those busy days
* Crafting and Cooking Classes – try something new and/or meet with others who have same hobbies
* Let us know if you're interested in any of these by emailing Cyndy@FromTheVineMinistries.com.
In December 2008, Cyndy Gusler established From the Vine Ministries by stepping out into the community as a speaker, author and coordinator of women/teen events. Her greatest desire is to encourage women to use scripture and wisdom in their daily lives instead of being frustrated with the world’s fads and forever changing measurements. Cyndy brings to life Biblical stories of our Great Women role models, learning from their joys and tears while resting in Him!
“I am the Vine, you are the branch… apart from Me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5