Our vision for a Vineyard Church comes from the observation that Jesus is seeking one new people, comprised of many nations – a people to love, indwell and empower. We seek to become that people.
Our mission as a Vineyard Church is to proclaim and demonstrate the reality of God’s loving, powerful presence in the world.
The values that most powerfully motivate us as a Vineyard Church include:
Love for God, expressed in worship and adoration. We seek to develop a deeply loving relationship with God. We want to recognize and grow in our experience of how deeply God loves us. We want to express our love for God from the deepest parts of our selves.
Love for other Christians, expressed in warm hospitality, honest conversation about real issues, forgiveness and reconciliation when sin or offense occurs, and helping each other when someone is in need. We want to be a diverse community that shares our lives together.
Love for people who are in our community, expressed in service and welcome. We invite other people to join us and taste the community we have together. We serve them utilizing our talents and skills and gifts. We tell them about the love that God has for them as we develop honest friendships.
Experience of God – In times of prayer and worship, God’s presence can be felt and experienced by people. We seek to enter God’s presence, to experience with our intellect, our emotions, our physical bodies, however God would express himself.
Family of God – Growing a community of the children of God, people who put their faith in Jesus and follow him. We welcome people from many background with diverse values and experiences to come and join the family of believers. We treat each other with respect, we offer each other acceptance, we challenge each others’ assumptions, we share with people who are in need, and we hang out and enjoy each others’ company.
Kingdom of God – Our understanding of the story told in the bible, the story of a good creation, deep brokenness, and God’s work to establish a kingdom through which he will redeem all of creation. We live as citizens of God’s kingdom, demonstrating the present reality of the kingdom of God as well as the future completion of this kingdom.