Here at The Vine, we believe that living in the light of Jesus’ love compels us to use our unique God given gifts to live a life of purpose that serves those around us. As we seek to be “On Mission” by trusting God’s presence to be with us wherever, whenever, and with whomever He leads us to advance His kingdom, we believe that Christ will transform our culture.  We join together with other churches, non-profits and Christians to solve local problems and to boldly proclaim His love to all people bringing hope to the poor, disadvantaged and suffering.
Here is a list of our current programs and partners with ideas on how you can take the next step to engage in our community.

Branching Out is our church wide service of service held in the spring and fall.

Through Branching Out, we want to see our church body in fellowship with one another while we serve our local community and allow God to increasingly open our eyes and our hearts to the things He cares about. If you are a part of our church body at the Vine, we strongly encourage you to join us as we Branch Out into the community twice a year.

Hope Tree is The Vine’s Adoption and Foster care ministry. Its mission is to create a church culture of awareness, service, and support for families of adoption and foster care. We want to be a congregation that is known in our community for supporting children from “hard places.”  There are several ways to get engaged in this ministry: play or support our annual Golf Tournament, help volunteer at an upcoming Hope Tree Fellowship Tea or event, become a Community of Care Coordinator for fostering families, consider mentoring new couples that want to adopt or foster.

 

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Abba House is a fifteen month residential ministry program to help women break free from addiction.

We encourage you to get to know Abba House and the ladies that reside there by visiting their website and/or follow them on Facebook. Another great way to get engaged would be to attend the monthly Night of Purpose dinners where some of the ladies of the Vine and the Abba House have dinner together.

Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.

We encourage you to learn more about Family Promise and how it impacts our community. Consider serving at their Day Center where families acquire job skills or to serve the families at The Vine during the weeks they are being cared for on site. For more information, visit their website at familypromise.org

The Jericho House’s mission is to become a refuge for men caught in addictions and to help them and their families experience personal healing and restored relationships through salvation in Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.

We encourage you to find out more about them from their website and to consider supporting them by playing in their annual Jericho House golf tournament.

Kids Hope USA develops one-on-one relationships through the creation of church-school partnerships that pair church members with at-risk kids in supportive, mentoring relationships. Would you consider becoming a Mentor spending one hour per week reading, talking, playing, and listening to a child at school?  Please email Wayne Benac at wbenac.khusa@gmail.com for more information.

Renewal Counseling Group provides Hope, Help and Healing in a Christ centered atmosphere. Vine member Paul Phipps is the ministry founder. For more information on how you can support Paul and Renewal Counseling Group, please visit their website at renewalcounseling.net

Strings of Mercy’s mission is to bring comfort and encouragement to the suffering through the gift of music.

Chuck Beckman, an elder at the Vine, is the director for Strings of Mercy in the Atlanta area. If you have interest in Strings of Mercy, an initial step could be to follow them on Facebook. Another great way to get engaged would be to get to know Chuck and his heart for the ministry God has called him to. Pray for Mercy Music and Chuck as he uses a gift God has given him to minister to others. For more information, please visit their website stringsofmercy.org.

In a Christian setting, The Net helps individuals, couples, and families gain insights into their behaviors, emotions and relationships while learning more productive ways of expressing themselves. Counselor Erin Kennedy White is the daughter of Vine members, Scott and Suzie Kennedy.  For more information on how you can support Erin and The Net, please visit their website at thenetms.org or read her blog.

A nondenominational, international Christian outreach for teenagers.

Chris Ashburn is the area director for Young Life and is a member at the Vine. If you have interest in Young Life, get to know Chris and his heart for the ministry God has called him to. Pray for Young Life and the crucial work of God that the Lord is doing in the lives of students through it. For more information, please visit their website at fcyl.younglife.org.