The Vineyard family of churches is a missionally-minded community, committed to carrying the words and works of Jesus into every arena of human life.
Joining the Father in what He is doing in the world, we have identified who we are, what we do, and where we are going as we take our place in the wider Body of the 21st century Church. The following three statements combine to communicate our purpose as Vineyard USA.
Our Journey Together
Who We Are
The Vineyard is a God-initiated global movement of churches (of which VUSA is a part) with the Kingdom of God as its theological center. The Bible is our rule of faith and practice. Our desire is to know the Bible, do what it says, and experience the way of living it describes.
We embrace a full range of kingdom practices from proclaiming the Good News of Jesus, to healing and deliverance, to ministry with the poor. Vineyard churches embody a praxis that includes intimate worship, actively equipping ordinary people for ministry, responding to the initiative and leading of the Holy Spirit, and joining God’s mission in the world.
What We Do
In light of this, we believe that God has called VUSA to participate in the kingdom of God as it moves forward by:
- Providing pastoral care, vision, resources and oversight to help local Vineyard churches fulfill their unique, God-given calling.
- Envisioning and motivating pastors and leaders to join God’s mission by multiplying churches both in the United States and around the world.
- Training and empowering current pastors to disciple, train and send future leaders.
Where We Are Going
We will know we have succeeded in our mission when we see thousands of churches with the Vineyard theology and practices multiplied around the world – led by pastors who are theologically, practically, and spiritually equipped to pursue their unique calling to “the greater glory of God and the well-being of people.”