We believe the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative Word of God and it is therefore our infallible rule of faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16-17).

We believe that there is one God eternally and self-existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, spiritual regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received only through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ as Messiah, Savior and Lord, and not as a result of good works. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; that the fullness of the Holy Spirit is to be every believer’s experience and that it is God’s will that both the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) and the gifts of the Spirit (Romans 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 28) be manifested through the believer’s life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe that all Christians should be committed to the fulfilling of the Great Commission as set forth in Matthew 28:18-20, thus making it possible for the gospel to be preached to all the peoples of the world.

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Genesis 1:26 27). Rejection of one's biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. 

We believe that the term “marriage" has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Hebrews 13:4). We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. 

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10). 

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of VCF as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the VCF members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by VCF in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality (Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22). 

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). 

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of VCF. 

Core Values

Values, like the wind, are invisible, but underlying every decision we make is a value. These values affect the climate of our church community and shape our teachings, practices and preferences. Having been entrusted by God with the ministry of Vineyard Christian Fellowship, we are led by Him to identify the following key concepts as those which guide this ministry.

1. The Lordship of Christ: Jesus is the head of the Church and apart from Him we can do nothing. It is only through Him that people are drawn to God. (Ephesians 1:22-23, John 14:6)

2. Authority and Centrality of Scripture: All Scripture is given by God. It is the standard of truth in which God reveals Himself and His will to everyone. We desire to make all our preaching and teaching Bible-centered. (II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 3:16-17)

3. Foundation of Prayer: Prayer is essential to the work of God. By beginning with and carrying forth any effort in prayer, we are convinced in faith that the end result will be in the purposes of God. (Acts 6:4, James 5:16)

4. Primacy of Worship: The worship of God, both personally and corporately is to be the ultimate calling of every Christian. It is our way of expressing our awe of God’s majesty, glory and power. (John 4:23-24, Hebrews 13:15)

5. Love for One Another: Our Lord made it very clear when declaring His New Commandment that our demonstrated love for one another would cause all to see that we are His disciples. (John 13:34-35)

6. Love for and Outreach for the Lost: Jesus commissioned us to make disciples of all nations. In keeping with the Lord’s love for the lost, we will make every effort to welcome strangers and to preach the gospel to all people. (Matthew 28:19, John 3:16)

7. Fullness of the Spirit: We humbly acknowledge that the work of God can only be carried out in the power of the Holy Spirit, Who has come to empower and to fill every believer. We desire to grow in the fruits and the gifts of the Spirit for Christ-honored living and ministry. (Acts 1:8, Galatians 5:25)

8. Developing Mature Disciples: We embrace the calling of God to help one another discover and grow in knowing Him and doing His will. (Phillippians 1:6, John 8:31-32)

9. A Grace Orientation to Life: Salvation begins and continues with God’s grace. It is our purpose to encourage everyone among us to depend totally on the grace of God and to trust Him for all the future grace needed to live for His glory. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5-7)