Vision and Purpose
At the Vineyard we believe that if we follow Jesus seriously and deeply, His life will be formed in us, bringing radical change and transformation.
What is more, his life not only impacts us, but as we are filled with His presence, it overflows and touches everything around us, our relationships, our circumstances, even our city and the Island we live on. So, our heart, our aim, our goal and purpose is to be and produce intimate whole disciples of Jesus who reproduce themselves and bring the life of Jesus to everything around them.
We passionately believe that a follower of Jesus knows and loves Him, receives from him, is changed by him, and because of that, goes on mission with him, turns outward and lets the life and transformation of Jesus overflow all around them.
That is the kind of people we are, and are becoming at the Vineyard, and we take seriously our God given mission to love, influence, and shape the city and communities around us, serving them, and living out the gospel that says the earth is the Lords and everything in it, and that he loves and died for every bit of it.
We often talk about the “3 F’s” as part of who we are and who we are called to be…
We want to be a community of people that follow, or apprentice themselves to Jesus Christ as he becomes our friend, teacher, saviour, and our King. We seek to cultivate an intimate, life-giving relationship with Him, learn to depend on Him for our needs, and then live a life of obedience to Him.
We recognise that we as people were created to live in authentic community. The kind of place where you are welcomed and known. A place where we can take off our masks and be real and find our home with others doing the same. We want to become a community that knows and is known by each other and serves and loves one another. In short, a community that grows together and has incredible fun doing it.
Jesus has many things for His followers to do in His name. He has called us to be difference makers for His sake and He has promised to empower us to live His life and to do His works wherever He has placed us. We want to be a place that points people to Jesus and His plans that he has for our lives and the lives around us. As He teaches us, heals us, and loves us, we want to turn around and introduce people to Him so that He can do the same in their lives. We want this to happen everywhere we go as a community.