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We desire for our church to be a place where:

The unchurched and unbelievers can come and have the freedom to explore/discover Christianity. Individuals have the freedom to wrestle with God’s truth as they seek to know more about God and His heart.  This would include:

  1. People can come as they are, be themselves, be loved, and be guided into God’s truth and toward a closer and transforming relationship with God.
  2. Seeking the truth about the Bible ? Is it really authored by God ? If so what role did God play in its inspiration ? Is it true from cover to cover?
  3. Learning more about God’s grace and its ultimate expression through Jesus and the cross.
  4. Learning more about the Christian’s identity in Christ.  What really happens within a person the very moment they are born-again by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
  5. Learning more about spiritual gifts, their expressions, and validity.
  6. Learning more about the “already” and the “not yet” of the Kingdom of God (its present and future realities).
  7. Learning more about what God has to say about moral issues (such as sex outside of marriage, homosexuality, divorce, and abortion), marriage, and family.

We are a church where:

  1. Jesus is our first love.
  2. We highly value:
    1. Interactive worship – expressing our love for God, to Him and to others – and enjoying His presence.
    2. Discipleship – teaching the truth of God’s word, God’s ways, and God’s heart; teaching and modeling how we should respond to God’s  love and the importance of becoming more like Jesus in the way we live and interact with others.
    3. Relationships – developing and growing in our friendship with God and others.
  1. People are real and genuine.
  2. Ministering to the needs of others is one of our primary goals.  God did not intend for ministry to be limited to ordained ministers/clergy.  In the Vineyard our motto is, “Everybody gets to play.”
  1. People are encouraged and equipped to take their faith in Jesus into their everyday world.
  2.  We earnestly desire to pass on to others the hope that we have come to know in Jesus Christ.
  3. Casual but modest dress is welcomed.