THE VINEYARD CHURCH
STATEMENT OF FAITH
that there is one Living and True God, eternally existing in three persons,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory;
that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all.
that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God,
fully inspired without error in the original manuscripts,
and the infallible rule of faith and practice.
in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness,
wisdom, power and love; that He concerns Himself mercifully
in the affairs of men; that He hears and answers prayer;
and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.
We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings,
His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven,
perpetual intercession for His people and His personal visible return to earth.
in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the
world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and
empower for ministry all who believe in Christ; we believe the Holy Spirit
indwells every believer in Jesus Christ and that He is an abiding
Helper, Teacher and Guide. We believe in the present ministry of the
Holy Spirit and in the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Spirit.
that all men are sinners by nature and choice and are therefore
under condemnation; and that God regenerates by the Holy Spirit those
who repent of their sins and confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
in the universal Church, the living spiritual body, of which
Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members.
that the Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the church:
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
We believe in baptism by immersion and communion open to all believers.
also in the laying on of hands for the empowering of the Holy Spirit, for ordination
of pastors, elders and deacons, for receiving gifts of the Spirit, and for healing.
in the personal, visible appearing of Christ to each believer and the consummation
of His Kingdom, in the resurrection of the body and the final judgment.
in what is termed “The Apostles Creed” as embodying
fundamental facts of Christian faith.
VINEYARD WHEELING CORE VALUES:
FOUND PEOPLE FIND PEOPLE
John 1:35-51, Matthew 28:19, John 4:39-42
GOD’S PEOPLE GROW
SAVED PEOPLE SERVE PEOPLE
ALL PEOPLE NEED PEOPLE
GRATEFUL PEOPLE ARE GENEROUS PEOPLE
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
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