Real God | Real People | Restoring Lives
These 3 phrases summarize what’s important to us: at Grace Vineyard, we want to see people encounter God, grow as disciples in authentic community, and together restore people to wholeness by the power of Jesus Christ. We believe we are called to be to each other what Jesus has been to us so that together we can impact the world with the living presence of the Spirit of God in us. And when we live like that, we bring Glory to God.
Here’s a more complete way to describe each of these 3 essentials:
God is alive! When we meet He shows up, and we experience Him through His Word, His Spirit and each other.
“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, there I am in their midst.”
– Matthew 18:20 NASB
Come as you are. We grow by getting real with God and others in genuine, caring relationships.
“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
– Acts 2:46-47
Give it away. We freely share the truth, love and power of Jesus to heal and restore broken lives.
“For God was in Christ, restoring the world to himself, no longer counting men’s sins against them but blotting them out. This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others. We are Christ’s ambassadors. God is using us to speak to you…”
– 2 Corinthians 5:19-20
(vision is simply a description of a preferred future): For people everywhere to know and worship God in all His glory and goodness
(mission is what we do to make our vision of a preferred future become reality): To build growing communities of worshipers who are becoming like Christ, empowered to do His work
What’s Important to Us
We are a church family with a focus on loving the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and loving our neighbor as ourselves.
We love to worship God as a lifestyle through song, praise, giving, and service.
We love the Word of God and we teach and study the Bible in our meetings as well as in our personal lives.
We love to share our faith and see others come to know Christ and experience His healing touch in their souls and bodies.
We love our children and we endeavor to teach them the Word of God in a nurturing and exciting atmosphere.
We love the whole church body and seek to be a blessing in the community.
We invite you to come and see that the Lord is good and that He loves you with all of His heart. You are welcome here!
If you’re interested in our corporate by-laws, you can read them here: Grace Vineyard Christian Fellowship Bylaws