Vineyard Distinctives

Come as you are – but don’t stay as you are.

You’ll be loved no matter what state you are in when you come.. We believe that Jesus can love us all to health.

The main and the plain.

We try to 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..

The ‘now’ and the ‘not yet’.

In the Vineyard, we believe in praying for people. 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.

“Come, Holy Spirit.”

This is our central prayer liturgy. Because we are “presence-centric”, we want to invite the Holy Spirit to come in a tangible way in our midst.  We all need a constant filling of the Holy Spirit.

Everyone gets to play.

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.

Naturally supernatural.

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.

Remember the poor.

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.

Worshippers of God and lovers of people.

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.

Plant churches who plant churches.

The very nature of the Gospel and the Church leads to reproduce kingdom outposts in the world – the planting of new churches.

Equipping the saints.

We will continually invest ourselves in training and equipping God’s people do do what Jesus did, equipping the saints for ministry (Eph. 4:12).