The History of the Vineyard
In 1982, John Wimber, who had been a pastor and church consultant, was asked to serve as the leader of a newly formed association of about seven churches (all in Southern California) that called themselves Vineyard. As the leader of this new movement, known as The Vineyard: A Community of Churches, John pastored the pastors and trained and encouraged the planting of churches internationally. Worldwide, Vineyard churches have been planted in many nations including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Russia, Turkey, throughout the European continent, Africa, Southeast Asia, and in Australia. God has shown us, however, that his desire is not just to build the Vineyard, but that we should promote his Kingdom, and encourage, build, and love the whole church.
Learn More About The Vineyard Movement from VineyardUSA.org
The History of the Duluth Vineyard
The Duluth Vineyard Church began in early 1990 as a small group of people who were looking to express their faith in God together. We believed that God wanted us to create a place where those who were “not-yet-Christians” and those who were Christians without a church home could come to learn about Jesus. We wanted a place where we could worship God in a laid-back manner with music we liked! We also wanted an atmosphere that was comfortable for people who were not accustomed to “church stuff.” This meant that everything we did had to be in a style that was understandable and meaningful. For a number of years, the Vineyard met in a small building in the Lakeside neighborhood, eventually holding 5 services each weekend to make room for more people to experience God. In 2009, we moved into our current facility on Arrowhead Road. Over all these years, it’s been our hope to be a church community that both loves God and loves people really well and that makes a positive impact in our city and beyond. We look forward to all that God in store for us into the future.