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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We believe the call to be the Body of Christ involves getting outside of our comfort zones. Adventurous faith is welcome in the Vineyard.
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.
The very nature of the Gospel and the Church leads to reproduce kingdom outposts in the world – the planting of new churches.
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).