How it Works on Sundays:
Each week you will experience dynamic, contemporary, live worship music, a bible-based message you can apply to your real life, and real people who will warmly welcome you just as you are. Dress is casual.
Usually around an hour and a half long. During the 11:00 am service, there is nursery care available for infants and toddlers, as well as programs available for children ages Pre-K through High School.
A cry room at the back of the sanctuary provides an opportunity for nursing mothers to view the service live, and there is also a comfortable family room with a live video feed of the service for parents and caregivers with young children. Children are of course welcome to stay with their parents in the sanctuary as well.
30 minutes of worship.
This consists of expressing our love and thanks to God with music and song. Worship is very significant to everything that we do at the Vineyard, which is why we dedicate so much time to it during each service.
Sometimes during worship we may be led into reflection and intimacy; at other times there will be celebration and clapping. Feel free to sit or stand and participate in whatever way is most comfortable for you.
Announcement & events.
During announcements we pass two sets of collection bags. The solid color bags are for regular tithes and offerings to the church. The striped bags are for CAREworks – our ministry to help local families in need of food, clothing and financial help. If you are visiting, please let these bags pass by. Giving is for our regular members.
If you are visiting, we invite you to fill out a welcome card at your seat and turn in at the Welcome Center in the foyer where there will be a free CD of Vineyard Music for you!
Meet and greet.
After a short “meet and greet” break, we listen to a message applying biblically-based truth to our lives. The message is usually presented by our Senior Pastor, Don Andreson, but occasionally another staff pastor or special guest may share.
After the message, the service closes with prayer, and there is an invitation to receive personal ministry time at the front of the sanctuary. During this time, members of the Ministry Team, usually in teams of two, will pray for each individual who comes forward. After the service is concluded, there is usually an informal time of fellowship and socializing in the cafe and lobby areas.
Special Classes on Marriage and Parenting.
Between the 2 services (from 10am-11am) we normally run a video series aimed at strengthening families.
The next class series is Marriage on the Rock, beginning on Sunday, September 17. This 10 week video driven class will cover a different aspect of building a healthy marriage weekly. It is designed for couples and includes weekly assignments and discussion that happens at home. Cost for the class is $20 per person. It includes your workbook (each person needs their own) and an offering for childcare.
To register, fill out a Steps Connection Card and drop it in the Steps Registration Box located at the Welcome Center. Be sure to let us know if you need child care.