Jonah-Running Made Easy

Have you ever had that person you just couldn’t get away from? When I first started in ministry, I worked as a youth pastor as a medium sized church in North Central Ohio. There was this old guy there who, for the first couple of weeks at least, was humorous…but then he just got annoying […]

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We Are Vineyard- Everyone Gets to Play

At the school where I work the kids love to play basketball. Every lunch is one long game of basketball. Every break is a game of basketball. Some of the kids are really pretty good. Some are really bad. And most think they are God’s gift to basketball…but aren’t. There are two guys in particular […]

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We Are Vineyard- Walking with a Limp

If you read the New Testament, you can’t help but know who the Apostle Paul is. He wrote most of it, was one the Church’s earliest leaders, a Pharisee with a miraculous conversion, and responsible for starting countless new churches throughout the Mediterranean. I don’t know if you do this or not, but when I’m […]

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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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