What We Believe
We believe the Bible as given to men by God is the infallible and authoritative, inspired Word of God.
(1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
We believe that there is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, that He is fully man and fully God, in His divine conception and virgin birth, in His perfectly sinless life, in His signs wonders and miracles, in the atoning power of His death on the cross through shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection from death, in His ascension into heaven, in His position at the right hand of the Father, and in His glorious personal return to earth in power.
(Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 & 1:29; Acts 1:11 & 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 & 4:15)
We believe that all people are lost, separated from God because of sin and face God's judgment, that Jesus Christ is the one and only way of salvation, and that for lost to be saved, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ will result in regeneration by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 & 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)
We believe in the presence and ministry of the Holy Spirit, who dwells within Christians and enables them to live a godly life.
(John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 & 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)
We believe both the lost and saved will be experience resurrection; the saved will be resurrected into eternal life and the lost into damnation and eternal punishment.
(1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)
We believe that all true believers are members of the body of Christ, the church, and that the church is spiritually unified in the Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)
We believe that all followers of Jesus Christ carry a personal responsibility in the ministry of evangelism and discipleship.
(Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)
We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is for it to be exclusively expressed within the context of marriage between husband and wife; that God created man and woman as unique biological persons. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. This is the basis of our belief that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.
(Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
We believe that all believers are called to dedicate themselves to prayer, to serving our Lord, and to submitting to His authority over our lives.
(Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39 & 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 & 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6- 10; 1 Peter 3:15)
We believe that God calls and gifts leaders within the church as He chooses and that this is not limited by gender, age, ethnicity, economic status, or any other human distinction (1 Cor. 12:11; Gal. 3:28). The role of the church community is to discern God’s gifting and calling for leadership and also to discern the maturity and character required for leadership (1 Tim. 3:1-13). In the Jesus following community, leadership centers around serving the body of Christ in humility and self-sacrificial love (Matt. 20:25-28). In the Vineyard, every area of leadership is open to both men and women who have the desire for humble service to the community of believers and whose God-given gifting and calling for leadership has been recognized and affirmed by the church community.
We believe that all human life is sacred from the point of conception to its natural end; and that God calls us to have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.
(Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)