So you're wondering what to expect when you come for the first time...
First time visits can always be a little awkward. At the Vineyard, we do our best to make every guest feel welcome! Don't be surprised if you find that people genuinely want to get to know you. We are people who are motivated by the love of Christ, and are looking to draw people into community and get connected with God! We encourage people to engage in conversation that will bring each other closer together and develop healthy relationships.
We start out our weekend services with a time of worship for about 35 minutes. We have a worship band that leads us in praising God! During this time, we encourage all people to participate in worshipping the Lord together.
After our time of worship, we will have a take a breif moment to share updates on what is happening within our community. Then, we then take a break for about 5 minutes to get some coffee and muffins. (Kids Church is offered for the 10:30 service). That's right! If you have young ones, they can take part in that day's education lesson while you have the liberty to stay in the sanctuary for the teaching.
At this time, we also have a time of teaching based on God's word. We use the Bible to teach, instruct, exhort & encourage each other into good works that will draw us closer to Jesus and have an impact in our lives.
Do you know that God listens? At the end of each service, we have times of prayer where we will offer prayer for anyone who is in need. We believe that when we pray, Jesus hears our prayers- whether it is prayer for something emotional, physical, spiritual or financial, we will come along side you and pray with you.
We hope that this helps you in knowing what to expect when you come and visit us.