Whats the Vineyard
All that God wants to do in the life of a church can be seen in a vineyard: ground preparation, sowing, grafting, cultivation, pruning, fruit production, the resulting beauty of the vines, and the joy of their wine.
The Vineyard is a Church movement, which is relatively new to East Africa, but well established worldwide with a over 1500 congregations.The Vineyard’s beliefs are the same as most main-stream denominations but our style is informal and modern. Anyone who enjoys a relaxed and up-to-date approach to worship is likely to be at home at the Vineyard.
Historically the Vineyard Movement is rooted in the charismatic renewal and historic evangelicalism. We usually call ourselves Empowered Evangelicals to reflect our roots in traditional evangelicalism as opposed to classical Pentecostalism.
The best way to grasp the Vineyard’s way of doing things is to understand the experiences that gave it birth…
Hear it from Vineyard USA:
What We Believe
We believe in the one triune God, Who exists in three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19)
We believe in the full humanity and deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His substitutionary atonement and His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to heaven and in His personal return in power and glory. (John 1:14-18; 2 Corinthians 5:21)
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, Who amongst His various ministries, regenerates, sanctifies, distributes gifts, guides and empowers us. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Galatians 5:16-23; Titus 3:5)
We believe all men and women are sinners and can only be justified by God’s grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:1-10)
We believe in the resurrection of all men and women to a final judgment, eternal blessing for the righteous and eternal punishment for the unrighteous. (Matthew 25:31-46)
For our church values click on: “why we are here”
For a more detailed Statement of Faith or more on the Vineyard Movement see our international site: vineyard.org