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Vine Church | Merrifield

About Us

OUR MISSION


To connect people to Jesus Christ that lives may bear God’s eternal fruit.


OUR VISION


Vine Church seeks to unite people to the person and mission of Jesus Christ by…

A.     Inspiring people to Connect to God through Christ-Centered Worship. 

B.     Encouraging people to Grow in Faith through Small Group Discipleship. 

C.    Equipping people to Bear Fruit through Gift-Based Team Ministry. 

D.    Exhorting people to Sow Christ’s Seed through planting their lives and resources in Christ’s mission.


OUR VALUES


Real - Vine Church values authenticity in people and practice.  Jesus said, “I am the True Vine” (John 15:1).  As Christ is true, Christ’s followers are known for their authentic life and witness.  The Apostle Paul writes, “Beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.  Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you” (Phi 4:8-9 NRS). 

Redemptive – (Romans 3:23-26 A present reality for those in Christ.  Romans 8:16-28 A future hope.)The Vine Church values the redemption of fallow ground for the Kingdom of God.  Therefore we focus our ministry on the unchurched, unreached, unloved, underclass, unnoticed, and underutilized.  We seek to utilize underused people, programs, places and resources for Christ’s global mission.   Our commitment is to restart, recycle, and reuse gifts, people, buildings, visions, institutions, and resources that have become underutilized for the Kingdom of God.

Reproducable – (Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:7-8; Luke 10:1-12) The Vine Church values the extending of Christ’s work into unreached mission fields.  Our goal is to plant ten connected Vine Churches or Satellite Churches in our first twenty years of ministry and to connect in mission with Christ’s worldwide movement transforming people, societies and nations.

Relational – (Eph. 4:4-6; Romans 12:3-5; I Cor. 12:12-18) The Vine Church values ministry that is connected to Christ and Christ’s body.  We seek to live under covenantal authority within the Body of Christ. 

Rooted
 – (Mt. 13:51-53; Mt. 5:17-19) The Vine Church values ministry that is rooted in Scripture, the historic Christian Tradition as well as personal and community faith experiences, and reason. 

Relevant – (Mt. 13:51-53; I Cor. 9:20-23; Gal 6:14-15) The Vine Church values ministry that speaks the timeless message of Christ to this post-modern world.  We are committed to communicating Christ to the real time in which we live. 

 

Vine Church is a plant of the United Methodist Church.