Our kingdom theology informs and shapes who we are. Our values defined by that theology shape and guide the things we do and how we do them.
Join Phil Strout, the National Director of Vineyard Churches, as he shares some of the distinctives that
define who we are as a international movement and local church family.
Come As You Are, But Don't Stay As You Are
You’ll be loved no matter what state you are in when you come to the Vineyard. We believe that Jesus can love us all to health.
We avoid all hype or emotional manipulation. Going about our lives naturally, we pray for healing and listen for God’s voice in all circumstances.
The Main and the Plain
John Wimber would always look back to what the Scriptures say, right on the page. We base everything we do on the “main and the plain” teaching that Jesus gave.
Come Holy Spirit
This is our central prayer liturgy. As Carol Wimber used to tell us, “There should never be a time in our gatherings together that we don’t invite the Holy Spirit.” We all need a constant filling of the Holy Spirit.
Everybody Gets to Play
We believe that anyone can do the work of the Kingdom. We don’t have an elite or superstar leaders – we are all commissioned – men and women, children, of every background.
The Now and the Not Yet
In the Vineyard, we pray for people, and sometimes they are healed and sometimes they are not. Our theology and practice of the kingdom of God makes it so we can acknowledge both miracles and suffering.