Build relationship with us and our values.
The best way for you to get to know the Vineyard is by being involved in a Vineyard where you can begin to embrace our statement of faith, come to understand, and embody our values, and learn to live out the reality of our distinctives.
Be active in a local Vineyard church and build relationship.
In order to plant a healthy Vineyard church, you must first have been a part of one. There are things to be taught and there are things to be caught. Being part of a healthy functioning Vineyard church is vastly different from reading a book or website about us, listening to our music, or attending a conference.
In order to reproduce a reproducing church, the values and DNA of the Vineyard need to be experienced in a local Vineyard church where you can and will be immersed in the methods, values, and relationships that make us “Vineyard.” This is the best place for you to learn about who the Vineyard is and grow in your leadership potential.
As you participate, the local church will help you develop relationships with other Vineyard churches and their leaders (which includes relational support, prayer, resources, and friendship). We encourage you to attend local/regional conferences, trainings and retreats.
We embrace a theology deeply-rooted in Jesus’ proclamation and demonstration of the kingdom of God. You will gain the ability to discuss this thoroughly and become comfortable demonstrating it as you both study it and interact with others in the local church setting.
Get to know and embody our values.
While other church planting organizations may believe some of the same things we do, our values describe not only what we believe, but how we do things and how our community feels and functions together.
As a potential planter, take time to get to know and discuss these values and to express and embody these values in your daily life.
We are a people of the kingdom of God who:
- Partner with the Holy Spirit
- Experience and worship God
- Reconcile people with God and all creation
- Engage in compassionate ministry
- Pursue culturally relevant mission in the world