About Us

 

Who We Are

We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take Jesus very seriously.

 

We believe the normal Christian life should be marked by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. Our life with Christ isn't just an adoption of a Biblical worldview or theological beliefs. The foundation of our faith and life as individuals and as a church family rests on the real understanding and expectation that Christ wants to be active in our lives day by day, and that His manifest presence and power is normal in our everyday lives.

We believe the church is to be a family made up of lives woven together in order to be a reflection of Christ and an encouragement to one another. As Christians we are called to live interdependent lives in community. We believe the church exists not for itself, but for the sake of the world to express Christ’s love, grace, and mercy to the least, the last, and the lost. 

 

Vineyard Statement of Faith

 

 

Our Four Connects

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Connect with God  |  Connect with our Purpose  |  Connect with the Church  |  Connect with our Community

 

 

 

A Few of Our Distinctives

 

The already and not yet of the kingdom.

In the Vineyard, we pray for people, and sometimes they are healed and sometimes they are not. Our theology and practice of the kingdom of God makes it so we can acknowledge both miracles and suffering.

 

The main and the plain.

John Wimber would always look back to what the Scriptures say, right on the page. We base everything we do on the “main and the plain” teaching that Jesus gave.

 

“Come, Holy Spirit.”

This is our central prayer liturgy. As Carol Wimber used to tell us, “There should never be a time in our gatherings together that we don’t invite the Holy Spirit.” We all need a constant filling of the Holy Spirit.

 

Everyone gets to play.

We believe that anyone can do the work of the Kingdom. We don’t have an elite or superstar leaders – we are all commissioned – men and women, children, of every background.

 

Naturally supernatural.

We avoid all hype or emotional manipulation. Going about our lives naturally, we pray for healing and listen for God’s voice in all circumstances.

 

Remember the poor.

We lean toward the lost, the poor, the outcast, and the outsider with the compassion of Jesus. We are all in need, in some way.

 

Faith is spelled “R-I-S-K.”

We believe the call to be the Body of Christ involves getting outside of our comfort zones. Adventurous faith is welcome in the Vineyard.

 

Worshippers of God and rescuers of people.

We are given to express worship and compassion in every part of our lives. This is our expression of loving God and loving our neighbor.

 

Plant churches who plant churches.

The very nature of the Gospel and the Church leads to reproduce kingdom outposts in the world – the planting of new churches.

 

Equipping the saints.

We will continually invest ourselves in training and equipping God’s people to do what Jesus did, equipping the saints for ministry (Eph. 4:12).