Vineyard Distinctives


The Already and the Not Yet

In the Vineyard, we pray for people, and 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.

The Main and the Plain

John Wimber would 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.

“Come, Holy Spirit.”

This is our central prayer liturgy. As Carol Wimber used to tell us, “There should never be a time in our gatherings together that we don’t invite the Holy Spirit.” 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 rely on elite or superstar leaders – we are all commissioned – men and women, children, of every background.

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 to the Vineyard. We believe that Jesus can love us all to health.

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.

Faith is Spelled “R-I-S-K.”

We believe the call to be the Body of Christ involves getting outside of our comfort zones. Adventurous faith is welcome in the Vineyard.

Be a History Maker

We simply believe that God is speaking and acting through ordinary people today. We are the Vineyard – join the movement!

Equipping the Saints

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

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 Rescuers 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.

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