At the Vineyard, we deeply value being together. Our Sunday celebration is an essential part of our life as a worshiping family. It’s not the worship bands or our speakers that make out time together so special. It’s the very real presence of Jesus among us.
We commit to gathering together as a community, it’s a reminder to us that we belong to something greater than ourselves. HomeChurches are an important part of that. Following Jesus is always better when we do it with others.
We desire to take Jesus at his word. So in our everyday lives, we try to see where the Father is working, and then bring his love into that situation, whether it be in very practical ways such as providing food and clothing, giving a word of encouragement, or praying for healing. To be a community of healing & hope.
Our great desire is that everyone would experience, unhindered, the powerful presence of God.
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We desire to be agents of God’s love right where we are. That means here in the Alison neighbourhood, in the areas where we live, even where we work. And so we go out into our world. Regularly.
Whether it’s a group on a Sunday morning going into the neighbourhood for a Food Give-A-Way, or a HomeChurch group taking an evening to connect with the disadvantaged. Whether we’re serving food downtown at the bus terminal or connecting as a family with someone out on the street, our desire is the same. To see God’s kingdom show up in the lives of people. When it comes to tangible expressions of God’s love, everyone gets to play!
THE THEOLOGY & PRACTICE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD
This is the most fundamental care value in The Vineyard. We view the Kingdom of God as a dynamic reality that is the future reign of God breaking into the present through the life and ministry of Jesus. We see the Kingdom as the overarching and integrating theme of the Bible. We have been commissioned to proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God, bearing witness to the already and the not yet of the kingdom in our words and deeds.
EXPERIENCING GOD (His Presence)
God is eager to be known and experienced by all. We believe that God is searching for lost humanity in order to draw us into intimate relationship with himself. We value the life-changing power of the experience of His presence. The primary place where that relationship is nurtured and developed is in the act of worship.
CULTURALLY RELEVANT MISSION (Reaching Each Generation)
The church exists for the sake of those who are exiled from God. We are called to bring the gospel of the kingdom to every nook and cranny of creation. We promote a creative and innovative approach to ministry that is faithful to Jesus and expressive of His heart, to reach those who are far away from God.
RECONCILING COMMUNITY (Being Peacemakers)
Jesus is reconciling humans to God, to each other, and to the whole of creation, breaking down divisions between jew and gentile, slave and free, male and female. Therefore, we are committed to becoming a diverse community of healing and hope engaged in this work of reconciliation. This requires us to move beyond personal biases and to actively break down barriers of race, culture, gender, social class, and ethnicity. (There is no us and them)
COMPASSIONATE MINISTRY (Caring for the Broken)
We believe that ministry in Jesus’ name should be expressed in concrete ways. The poor are to be served as though serving Jesus Himself. In all forms of ministry, compassion is a hallmark of the One who was moved with compassion in the face of human need. Compassion should constitute the leading edge of our service to God, each other, and a broken world.
Why Vineyard Booklet
If you would like to learn more about The Vineyard, you can view and/or download the why Vineyard .pdf booklet here