We are dependent on God.
We cannot do ministry on our own. We know that God has to be involved. Therefore, we look to see what He is doing and we join Him in His work. We ask God to make us strong enough to do all that He asks us to do, yet weak enough to know we cannot do it without Him. We will meet with God every day and we commit to grow in our relationship with Him. He will be first in our lives - first before the church and before our ministry.
We are a Vineyard Church.
We are led by the Holy Spirit, we spell faith RISK, kids are important, we are all in, we serve each other and we serve our community. We believe in participating in worship, bible study, prayer, fellowship and communion and being generous in our giving.
We value community.
We welcome everyone and want them to be part of our community. From Guest Services or how we answer the phone to how we act in the parking lot and in the neighborhood, we want to make sure people know they are valued and invited to be part of our church family. Community shows up in how we treat one another as well as in our desire to serve the people in the community around us.
We bear fruit.
Everyone here grows. EDLD... do it again. Evangelism, Discipleship, Leadership Development, Diversity...do it again. That is us. We operate in this cycle and teach people to do the same.
Honor and respect rule the day.
We speak and act and respond in honor and respect to everyone. We communicate honestly and in love. We celebrate successes and applaud people for a job well done. We apologize when we’ve hurt someone and do all we can to make amends. We trust one another and always believe the best about one another. We do not operate in gossip, negativity, or cynicism and we are not complainers. We work hard to live in unity with one another and show the world what “agape” love is all about.
We are one team.
There are many ministries at this church and we are all equal and work together. We are better together. We are not territorial and we are glad to share space with each other. We value each generation and know that everyone has an important contribution to make. No person and no ministry is more important than another. We are quick to listen, kind when we speak and slow to become angry. We are loyal to our mission and to one another.
We are driven by love.
God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son. We love God and we love others. We experience it, model it and show it to others.
We are intentional with leadership development.
We know it is necessary to develop and empower others to lead. We do not try to do everything by ourselves, but instead diligently work to mentor others and give ministry away. We look for ways to be inter-generational and want to mentor and build up people of all ages.
We strive to give our best.
God gave His best to us and blesses us very richly. Therefore, we work diligently to give our best to God. This includes how we treat one another, how we function in our ministry area, and how we manage our time, treasure and talents. We try to get back in touch with people within 24 hours when they call or email us. We recognize that we represent God and Vineyard Community Church to our community
We are teachable and flexible.
No one has “arrived.” We are all learning and we are all growing. This truth keeps us humble. We know that sometimes someone younger than us has new and better information and we are willing to learn from them. We know that sometimes people older than us have more experience and we are willing to listen and learn from them. We work hard to include others in what we are doing. We are willing to change plans to help accommodate and include others.