“The Spirit of the Lord is on me…”

“…because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
-Jesus (Luke 4:18-19)
At Vineyard Church of Augusta this is our mission inside and outside our church. It includes adults and children, men and women, wealthy and poor, majority and minority, all kinds of people from all walks of life. In the Vineyard, everybody gets to play! We invite you to join us. As we follow in the footsteps of Jesus, we too are anointed to bring good news to the poor, to set captives free, to help blind eyes see, to liberate the oppressed–to demonstrate everywhere that the Lord’s favor has come to everyone!

WE ARE A PEOPLE WHO…

Worship & Experience God

The kingdom of God is not a geopolitical territory, nor is it the people of God. Rather, the kingdom of God is a dynamic realm. When one enters the kingdom she/he experiences the dynamic reality  which exists within the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This  means that the experience of the kingdom of God (and thus, the  experience of God’s presence) is central to our faith and Christian  life.

Partner With the Holy Spirit

We  are not simply implementing the best church strategies and trying to  accomplish what is humanly possible. Rather, our mission involves  praying and finding power from God Himself to accomplish what humans  could never accomplish on their own. We pray for the sick, we confront injustice, and we seek to hear the  voice of God on behalf of others. This involves partnership with a  Person beyond ourselves.

Reconcile People With God & All Creation

Jesus  is reconciling humans to God, to each other, and to the entire  creation, breaking down divisions between Jew and Gentile, slave and  free, male and female. Therefore, we are committed to becoming healing communities engaged  in the work of reconciliation wherever sin and evil hold sway. We seek  to be diverse communities of hope that realize the power of the cross to  reconcile what has been separated by sin.

Engage in Compassionate Ministry

We  lean toward the lost, the poor, the outcast, and the outsider with the  compassion of Jesus as sinners whose only standing before God is utterly  dependent on the mercy of God. This mercy can only be truly received  inasmuch as we are willing to give it away. We believe that ministry in Jesus’ name should be expressed in  concrete ways through the local church. The poor are to be served as  though serving Jesus Himself. This is one of the distinguishing  characteristics of a church expressing the love of Christ in a local  community.

Pursue Culturally Relevant Mission in the World

The  Church exists for the sake of those who are exiled from God. We are  called to bring the Gospel of the kingdom to every nook and cranny of  creation, faithfully translating the message of Jesus into language and  forms that are relevant to diverse peoples and cultures. To this end, we promote a creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative  approach to ministry that is faithful to Jesus and expressive of His  heart to reach those who are far away from God. As the Apostle Paul  said, we are ready to “become all things” (1 Cor. 9:19-23) to all  mankind to see many come to faith in Christ.

We share these values with our family of churches within the Vineyard USA.

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Worship & Experience God

The kingdom of God is not a geopolitical territory, nor is it the people of God. Rather, the kingdom of God is a dynamic realm. When one enters the kingdom she/he experiences the dynamic reality  which exists within the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This  means that the experience of the kingdom of God (and thus, the  experience of God’s presence) is central to our faith and Christian  life.

Partner With the Holy Spirit

We  are not simply implementing the best church strategies and trying to  accomplish what is humanly possible. Rather, our mission involves  praying and finding power from God Himself to accomplish what humans  could never accomplish on their own. We pray for the sick, we confront injustice, and we seek to hear the  voice of God on behalf of others. This involves partnership with a  Person beyond ourselves.

Reconcile People With God & All Creation

Jesus  is reconciling humans to God, to each other, and to the entire  creation, breaking down divisions between Jew and Gentile, slave and  free, male and female. Therefore, we are committed to becoming healing communities engaged  in the work of reconciliation wherever sin and evil hold sway. We seek  to be diverse communities of hope that realize the power of the cross to  reconcile what has been separated by sin.

Engage in Compassionate Ministry

We  lean toward the lost, the poor, the outcast, and the outsider with the  compassion of Jesus as sinners whose only standing before God is utterly  dependent on the mercy of God. This mercy can only be truly received  inasmuch as we are willing to give it away. We believe that ministry in Jesus’ name should be expressed in  concrete ways through the local church. The poor are to be served as  though serving Jesus Himself. This is one of the distinguishing  characteristics of a church expressing the love of Christ in a local  community.

Pursue Culturally Relevant Mission in the World

The  Church exists for the sake of those who are exiled from God. We are  called to bring the Gospel of the kingdom to every nook and cranny of  creation, faithfully translating the message of Jesus into language and  forms that are relevant to diverse peoples and cultures. To this end, we promote a creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative  approach to ministry that is faithful to Jesus and expressive of His  heart to reach those who are far away from God. As the Apostle Paul  said, we are ready to “become all things” (1 Cor. 9:19-23) to all  mankind to see many come to faith in Christ.

We share these values with our family of churches within the Vineyard USA.

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