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What We Believe 2018-12-03T17:25:54+00:00

Our vision at The Vine is to flourish in His grace, bearing fruit in our community and beyond.

We are broken and hurting, and we live in a world that is broken, hurting and without hope due to sin.  In the midst of this brokenness, we find hope as we abide in Jesus, who is making all things new.  It is this Jesus who brings hope to a lost world and to us.  Jesus enables us to flourish in His grace and causes us to bear fruit.  This fruit is displayed in a life of purpose that pursues and impacts others to advance God’s kingdom.

Our mission is to fully engage people in the 3 Loves.
Loving God, Loving Each Other, Loving The Community.

Loving God through continuous worship

Corporate worship centers our hearts and minds on Jesus while continuous worship involves doing the same by constantly preaching the gospel to ourselves.  Accomplishing this is like a three-step dance – repent, believe, and obey.  As we die to these things of this world, we learn to live in our identity as God’s adopted child.

The Bible is God’s gift to His children. Taking time to read, study and memorize it helps us to know Him and His plans for us.  His Spirit enables our hearts and minds to believe the gospel and to exalt Christ in every corner of our lives.

Loving each other through groups

Groups give us a sense of community and closeness as well as a sense of belonging.   This unique sense of community and closeness is a result of living in the Light of Jesus’ love.

The primary means by which we build community and do life together is through our Life Groups.  Each Life Group serves as an extension of The Vine charged with living out the 3 Loves.  We consistently pursue growth in the gospel through intentional study, authentic fellowship, prayer, and sharing together in ministry to our community.

Loving the community through serving and proclaiming Him

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. For this reason, we join together with other churches, and fellow followers of Jesus, to solve local problems and to boldly proclaim His love to all people bringing hope to the poor, disadvantaged and suffering.

As we serve where we live, educate, work and play, we are “On Mission” and we trust God’s presence to be with us wherever, whenever, and with whomever He leads us to advance His kingdom.

Our Beliefs

Centrality of the Gospel
We believe that as Jesus and His unmerited grace for us is lifted up, He restores our lives, families, community, and world (Rom. 1:16, Gal. 6:14)

Truth of the Word of God
We believe the Bible is our reliable Truth source. We affirm its inerrancy in the original manuscripts and its absolute reliability and authority in our lives, faith, and practice (John 17:17, 2 Tim. 3:16-17, Rev. 21:5).

Love of the Father
We believe that through His grace, accomplished by the perfect work of Christ at the cross, we are adopted as sons and daughters of the King of the Universe, who is also our Dad. The Father sees us as He sees Jesus, the Son (Rom. 8:15-17, Gal. 4:6-7: 1 John 3:1)

Freedom and Joy in the Holy Spirit
We believe and want to operate in the power and freedom of surrendering to the person and work of the Holy Spirit. We desire to grow in our understanding and operation in the fruit (Gal. 5:22-23) and gifts (1 Cor. 12-14, Eph. 4:1-16, 1 Peter 4:7-11) of the Holy Spirit.

Fellowship (Koinonia) in the body of Christ
We believe that as we focus on Jesus and His work, we will see walls that have divided us be broken down and love for one another grow (1 Thess. 2:8, Heb. 10:24-25)
 
Serving as the hands and feet of Christ
We believe we are called to humbly and lovingly serve those within and outside our community (James 1:27, Deut.10:18-19, Phil. 2:1-8, Mt. 22:36-40)

AS A CONGREGATION OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN AMERICA (PCA), WE SUBMIT TO THE DOCTRINES SET FORTH IN THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH AND THE LARGER AND SHORTER CATECHISMS.