(Pastors Bill and Barb Herzog)
How We Got Here
In 1994, our Vineyard was started (like a lot of Vineyards) in Bill and Barb's house with around 12 people. We started with a call from God and the values that were passed along to us by the late founder of the Vineyard movement...John Wimber. John would say that we were just one vegetable in the stew that is the Church
So a group of people began to gather together and ponder, "What would it look like if we gave the Church back to God?" So our journey has been like an experiment to see what that would look and operate like. Are we perfect? No, we are still learning...and will continue to learn...that is what disciples do.
“I never understood why going to church made you a hypocrite. Because nobody goes to church because they are perfect. If you’ve got it all together, you don’t need to go. You can go jogging with all the other perfect people on Sunday morning. Every time you go to church you’re confessing again to yourself, to your family, to the people you pass on the way there, to the people who greet you there, that you don’t have it all together. And that you need their support. You need their direction. You need some accountability. You need some help.”
- Rich Mullins
Who We Are
You will hear us on occasion refer to the "crash" of kingdoms...and you will see rhino images all around. A herd of rhino is called a "crash" since a rhino can run up to 30MPH and only see out about 30 ft.
How does this fit...glad you asked. Jesus went about announcing the kingdom of God was here and demonstrated it by healing the sick and casting out demons. Our thought is to stay focused on the things Jesus did and said...to run our race with singlemindedness and clarity...take the good news wherever we are!
What To Expect
We love to worship..we really do! We love to sing songs to God just like our prayers....worship is one of those special places where even in a crowd you can feel alone with the Father. We dedicate around 30 minutes to this special event on a Sunday. I know that sounds like a long time..but to be in the presence of the One you love...
We teach the Bible and the values therein, in a relevant, understandable way. We administer the gifts of the Spirit in a natural, non-religious, no-hype way, being "naturally supernatural." Be with people who are humble, transparent, and real. Click here to download the national "Vineyard Statement of Faith."
(Pastor Bill gives the message.)
We do believe that the life of the Church is not inside the four walls of it's meeting place. We tend to want to do what Jesus did...meet and serve people outside the building. We may serve a cold drink or wash a car...or pray for a person right where they are...asking where it hurts. Not waiting until later in our "prayer times." You do know that is where Jesus did His best work...in the streets...with hurting people. Click here to learn more about Vineyard's core values.