Vineyard Core Values
What is the Vineyard? That really is an important question. What distinguishes us from other movements, other churches, other denominations? Why do we even exist? When asking these questions, we are really addressing the issue of core values.
We are a people of the Kingdom of God who…
- Partner with the Holy Spirit
- Experience and worship God
- Reconcile people with God and all creation
- Engage in compassionate ministry
- Pursue culturally relevant mission in the world
Statement of Faith
The Bible is our final authority in matters of faith and practice. Therefore, our Statement of Faith reflects our best attempt to express what we believe, and how we are to live out that faith. The understanding that the Kingdom of God is the integrating motif of our understanding of the story of God, the Bible and our theology has influenced the structure of this document. From beginning to end, this Statement of Faith reflects our understanding that biblical theology is eschatological in nature and this eschatological dimension is expressed in terms of the Kingdom of God.
To view the Statement of Faith booklet, click here
Theological & Philosophical Statements
This paper outlines and gives Biblical support for the Vineyard movement’s mission, purposes, values, priorities, practices and leadership requirements.
To view the Theological & Philosophical Statements paper, click here
Position Papers & Articles
This paper is by Rich Nathan, who is the Senior Pastor of the Columbus Vineyard in Columbus, Ohio. God has used Rich to share the heart of the Father about women in leadership. Rich lays out the biblical argument for why we allow women in leadership roles at the Vineyard Church of Duluth. (Website: www.vineyardcolumbus.org, Email: Columbus Vineyard, Phone: 614-890-0000)
On the weekend of September 1st, 2007, Michael Gatlin referred to this article in a sermon he taught from I Corinthians about how we are all under the authority of Christ. You can listen to that sermon here.