What makes a Vineyard Church distinctive?
Each Vineyard church, whilst unique, has a set of core practices that unite us and help to identify how we do church. This is not a definitive list of our values, it is really an explanation of some of the more important aspects of what the Vineyard is about, with an emphasis on local church.
In this series, we will look at 5 Core Values that explain why and how we 'do church'.
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1. The King and His Kingdom
Jesus told people that, “The time has come, the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark 1:15) What did he mean?
Why is the Kingdom of God at the Core of our values? At the start of this new season, Nick preaches on the Kingdom of God and how we live in the tension between the now and the not yet of the Kingdom.
3. Kingdom Compassion: Expressing love to our neighbours
When Jesus saw people in need, he had compassion on them. In this talk Nick looks at why compassion is a core value in The Vineyard. How do we show compassion? How do we express the love and compassion that Jesus had? Who are we to be a 'neighbour' towards?
5. Making Disciples of King Jesus
Jesus told his followers to, “Go and make disciples of all nations...teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” In this talk Vicki looks at how we make disciples in Coventry Vineyard and why it is a core value.
2. Worship fit for a King
God is King. He reigns. Jesus stated, “Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.” In this talk Nick asks: Why is worship at the core of our values? And how do we do it?
4. Building a Kingdom Community
Jesus said “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” What did he mean? In this talk Nick asks, Why is church so important and how do we join with Jesus as he continues to build his church here in Coventry?
Previous talks from 2014...
"When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force—no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks…" Acts 2:1-4 (The Message)
What if we, as a church community, decided to develop a culture of transformation, where we humbly prayed "Come Holy Spirit" and then co-operated with the Spirit of God as He equipped us for mission?
The Church and the City
“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile.
Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” -Jeremiah 29:7
What if we measured the success of a church by how the people live out their faith in their community. What if success sounded like stories of the Kingdom? We often ask, "is the city of coventry itself changing because the church in coventry is impacting and transforming the city?" Are lives changed, people transformed and hope found?
In this series we look at how our church is called to make a difference in our city and communicate the good news of Jesus to our friends and neighbours and work colleagues.
Your soul combines your will (what you choose to do), with your mind (what you think about and how you respond emotionally) and your body (your physical being).
We have a responsibility with what we do with our bodies. In this series we will look at how we honour God with our bodies.
Life is a challenge. What challenges will you face in 2014? What is the one thing that you would like to accomplish this year? Is there a habit, a relationship or situation that needs your attention?
Following Jesus is a challenge. It's not an easy option. In this four part series we will confront our fears, deal with opposition and persevere as we "run the race" set before us.
Are you up for the challenge?