What We Believe

Beliefs

We affirm the beliefs stated in the Apostles, Nicene, and Chalcedonian Creeds. We believe they state true Christian orthodoxy and are faithful to the clear teaching of the scriptures. We believe the following:

1.         We believe in one living and true God, the Creator and Lord of the heavens and earth, that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, of one substance, equal in power, and eternal: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.

 2.         We believe Jesus Christ is and was in his incarnation truly and fully God and truly and fully man, yet one Messiah and the only mediator between God and man and that there is no other name under heaven by which we can and must be saved.

 3.         We believe that Jesus Christ came down from heaven, was incarnated by the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life in perfect obedience to the Father, and was crucified for my sins and the sins of the world. He suffered, died and was buried, and He rose bodily from the dead on the third day. Being God-man, Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of God the Father, interceding for His people. At His coming, Jesus inaugurated the fulfillment of the Kingdom of God.

 4.         We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, save and empower for ministry every believer in Jesus Christ. As the paraclete He is an abiding encourager, teacher and guide who distributes gifts to all believers according to His choosing for the building up of the church and for advancement of the Kingdom of God. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the exercising of the Gifts of  the Holy Spirit within the church.

 5.         We believe that we, along with all men and women, are sinners by nature and choice and as such were under condemnation. We are now accounted as righteous but only by the merit and gift of the Lord Jesus Christ, through faith alone, and not by our own works or deserving.

 6.         We believe we can be born again by the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit. This same Holy Spirit then lives in us, producing faith, holiness and power.

7.         We believe in the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both the Old and New Testament scriptures in their entirety, without error, in all that they teach, and as the only infallible rule for our faith and practice.

 8.         We believe that the church is intended by God to be a worshiping community of believers, observing the ordinances of Christ and governed by His law. We believe the church is intended to exercise the gifts, privileges and disciplines invested in the church by the Word and Holy Spirit, intending to extend the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole earth.

 9.         We believe Christ committed two ordinances to the church; water baptism and the Lord’s Supper (communion). We believe water baptism is to be available to all Christian believers following a clear profession of Christian faith. We believe that the Lords Supper is open to all believers. Through the working of the Holy Spirit, the Lords Supper nourishes our soul. It brings to us remembrance the sacrifice of Christ for our sin, our communion with Christ and the church, and our obligation to live in faith and holiness all the days of our life.

 10.       We believe in the personal, visible, physical return and appearing of Christ to the earth and the full consummation of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment of all people with eternal blessing of the righteous and eternal suffering of the wicked.

About the Vineyard Movement

The Vineyard movement began in Southern California in the early 1980s and has spread throughout the United Stated and into dozens of other nations throughout the world. The primary focus of the Vineyard has been on real people experiencing the real presence of God. We are a people passionate about a God who is passionate about us!

The first Vineyard Church in Central Ohio was planted in 1986. There are now about 35 Vineyards in the area and more are being planted every year.

For more information on the Vineyard, its history, beliefs, structure, and resources, please see www.vineyardusa.com.