God for the Rest of Us follows the story of a Las Vegas Church in the heart of Sin City. Lead by Pastor Vince Antonucci, this series focuses on real-life people you wouldn't expect to see sitting next to you on Sunday morning. Experience what happens when a church reaches out and asks the question: what if God is not just for the faithful, church-going, or holier-than-thou types? What if God is for the rest of us?
SMALL GROUP study
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Small Group Study Episodes
Centering on Vince Antonucci and his unusual church that reaches out to people on the Las Vegas Strip, the God for the Rest of Us Small Group Study is six episodes and features real-life stories of God’s love at work among people who least expected it.
Two men move to Las Vegas, one to lose himself and the other to save the lost. Travis was a young player from Philly who soon found himself becoming a pimp on the strip. Vince was a pastor of a booming church in Virginia Beach who is called by God to start a new church in Sin City. As we follow the story of how God brings them together, we explore Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep, and learn about his heart for “the rest of us”.
Two Vegas performers struggle with their work as God transforms them from within. Warren is a fire-breathing clown who finds he has unique opportunities to reach out to those far from God. Sandy is a Brittany Spears impersonator who finds the demands of her job are increasingly in conflict with her faith. As they weigh the need to stay pure against the command to be a light in the darkness, Vince reveals that this is a dilemma that we are all called to face.
Donnie is a bouncer at Vegas’ top nightclub, an aspiring police officer, and a determined young man who fought his way out of homelessness on the streets of Compton. Scott is a man rebuilding his life after his gambling addiction cost him absolutely everything. Scott’s addiction hurt everyone in his life, while Donnie’s crack-addicted mother continues to hurt him today - but each learn lessons of forgiveness and acceptance as Vince reveals God’s heart for the hurting through the story of the prodigal son.
Two desperate men who are ensnared in the trap of Sin City find new life and purpose. Gary works as a casino pit boss, feeding the addictions of his customers while he himself is addicted to drugs and hate. Anjel is a homeless vagabond, living on the streets, supporting himself by pick-pocketing drunk tourists. Then, a God-orchestrated encounter connects these men, and grants them new purpose in lives of service and sacrifice, making Vince’s point that God has a long history of turning misery into ministry.
And yes, God is for the Christian too…though often in unexpected ways. Jessi is a gifted performer and acrobat working in Cirque Du Soleil productions, and Tommy is a seminary grad working in an exciting new church plant. Both lifelong Christians, they feel like they’re in their dream jobs. Until God interrupts. As they both become open to God’s radical new direction for their lives, Vince explains the all-in nature of faith that Jesus shared in the parable of the talents.
Marvelous Mark is a performer and comedian on the Vegas strip, who brings the whole cast of God For the Rest of Us together for an outrageous idea - a block party in Las Vegas’ infamous Crack Alley. While Vince weighs the idea, it grows even bigger, as the team decides to also put on a huge variety show. As nervousness and uncertainty give way to an unforgettable day, the seedy park becomes a perfect reminder that God is for the rest of us.