Every house is built upon a foundation. The Vineyard is built upon the foundation of our theology—how we think about God and apply His word—and our values. This includes the ideas and attitudes that we feel are important. Values concern what a church feels like. Values can also affect the atmosphere of the church. It is possible for two churches to believe exactly the same doctrine but to feel very different because the two churches have different value systems. We value:


We believe that Jesus is our Head and the Holy Spirit our Counselor. We seek to be responsive to the leading of the Holy Spirit in our personal lives and in every area of the church's life and ministry.


We want every expression of ours—whether speech, music, or manner—to be non-hyped, natural, and reality-based. This doesn't mean that things are watered down, but we want to "package" the truth in ways that are real.


We value genuine relationship with God and with others. We believe God intends for more than a collection of individuals or a crowd. God is looking for a community of people who share a corporate value system. Following Jesus happens in the context of relationships, not in isolation.


We seek completely truthful, consistent and open relationships with God, with others, and with ourselves.

Outward focus

Jesus said that he did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45) We do not exist for ourselves. We want to carry on Jesus' ministry of serving and extending compassion and truth to those in our sphere of influence.