We Are Vineyard- Come As You Are

Have you ever noticed how hard it is just getting to church on a Sunday morning? You are tired from the week, and sleeping in sounds so much better than facing the struggle to get to church. There are also all of those chores that didn’t get done yesterday…or you couldn’t do yesterday because you […]

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We are Vineyard: Rescuers of People

A few years ago Lori, Bri, and I were at the Vineyard National Conference in Southern California. One of the “meetings” we attended for church planters took place on Balboa Beach with hippie worship leader and some great food. Bri and a group of teenagers were roaming the beach watching the surfers, playing in the […]

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We are Vineyard: We are worshippers of God

We are in a message series called We Are Vineyard, and we are looking at some values, some distinctives that define who we are as part of the Vineyard overall and who we are as a church. We started with We are people of the main and the plain…We want to keep the main thing […]

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We are Vineyard: We are People of the Spirit

Today we are continuing our message series We are Vineyard. We have been looking at some of the things that make us different from other churches. Not better than others, just different. We are not the only ones going to heaven; many people are going to get to heaven and discover that all those people […]

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We are Vineyard: We are People of the Kingdom

Today, we are continuing our message series We Are Vineyard by looking at one of the most important theological statements of the Vineyard. We say it like this: We are people of the Kingdom. For us, living in 21st Century America where we have elections and vote it may seem like an outdated concept to […]

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Study after study in the last quarter-century reveals that American Christians are increasingly not reading or engaging their Bibles, don’t engage their Bibles, and don’t know their Bibles. A recent Lifeway Study reveals how often people read their Bibles: 19% – Every day 26% – A few times a week 14% – Once a week […]

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We are starting a new message series today called We Are Vineyard! For those of you who don’t know, we are part of a larger movement of churches who associate together based around some core philosophies. We are independent churches, led by some pretty independent pastors and leaders…but we have some core things in common. […]

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What about divorce?

I have the longest running marriage in my family for 3 generations. For the last intact marriage in my family, you have to go back to my Great-Grandparents. When my grandmother got married, she knew my grandfather had problems. He was an alcoholic. He might have cheated on her. But he was hardworking, she loved […]

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Does God Hate Gay People?

We have been working through some pretty tough, but good questions as part of our Got Questions? Message Series Questions that many of us have probably wanted to ask for a long time, and haven’t for some reason.  The next two weeks we have what probably are our toughest two questions. I think these are […]

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Can faith and science go together?

A little boy comes to his dad asks, “Dad, where did human beings come from?” and his father says, “Well, we descended from apes.” The little boy goes to his mom. “Mom, where did human beings come from?” She says, “We were created by God in His image.” The boy says, “But Dad said we […]

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