WHAT WE BELIEVE
VOH is a member of the Association of Vineyard Churches, a network of over 1,500 churches worldwide, committed to proclaiming and practicing the full message and reality of the kingdom of God. VOH abides by and embraces the core values and statement of faith of Vineyard USA.
THE CORE VALUES OF THE VINEYARD MOVEMENT
What is Vineyard? What distinguishes us from other movements, churches, and denominations?
We are a part of the Association of Vineyard Churches. The Vineyard Movement is a network of over 1,500 churches worldwide, committed to seeing each generation reached by the power of the Gospel. You can find more information about the Association of Vineyard Churches at www.vineyardusa.org.
We are a people of the kingdom of God who…
1. Partner with the Holy Spirit
2. Experience and Worship God
3. Reconcile People with God and All Creation
4. Engage in Compassionate Ministry
5. Pursue Culturally Relevant Mission in the World
VINEYARD STATEMENT OF FAITH
“The Statement of Faith is based on the Bible. The Bible is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. However, since the Bible is a diverse collection of narrative stories, poetry, law, and letters, it is helpful to summarize its teaching in a concise form that can be comprehended by both those deeply rooted in the church and those who have little exposure to the Bible. This is the historical function that the ancient universal church creeds played in the first four hundred years of Christ-centered faith.
It is also important for each community of faith to express these ancient truths in their own language, and not merely adopt the language of another age and culture. Every community of faith has two major obligations in regards to its faith, namely absolute faithfulness to the Word of God and sensitivity to the world in which they live. This means that the Vineyard movement must express the historical, biblical, orthodox Christian beliefs that we hold in common with all Christians and the particular doctrines that are our distinctive voice in terms that are relevant to 21st century Christians.
Our Statement of Faith is based on the conviction that the kingdom of God is the central theological motif that gives definition to all that we believe. It is a kingdom of God centered theology. This statement is our best current understanding of the Bible from that kingdom perspective. Our prayer is that God will bless our sincere attempt to be humble ambassadors of His rule and reign and to be a people that practice the presence of God and proclaim His Gospel, so that His will may be done on Earth as it is in heaven.
For the greater glory of God and the well-being of people!
National Director | Vineyard USA