The Vineyard is a community that really does love God and people. We believe that following Jesus is the best thing ever and that everyone is welcome to experience this relationship.
We believe that Jesus told the church exactly what the church is supposed to be doing. And that in the book of Matthew we have the clearest picture of what he said. Jesus came and told his disciples. “I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
We are to go to every type of person, every nation on our planet leading them to become disciples or students or apprentices of Jesus, baptizing them in water, and immersing them in the reality of the Trinitarian God; and teaching these new disciples to obey everything Jesus gave us to do.
And Jesus gave us two promises as we go about this task: That he has been given complete authority throughout the entire universe, and that he will be with us until the job is completely finished.
We want to develop a community of disciples of Jesus who love and experience God, who love one another, and who partner with Christ to bring healing to our world. Our vision statement is comprised of five purposes that we live out as a church.
Membership – “…a community…”
Maturity – “…of disciples of Jesus…”
Meeting God – “…who love and experience God…”
Ministry – “…who love one another…”
Mission – “…and partner with Christ to heal the world…”