Join us for our fall sermon series: Tell Your Story where we will get to hear from members of our church and community about what God has done and is doing in their lives.
There are things that we know in our heads– things that we understand logically and theoretically; and then there are things that we know in our hearts, that move past the cerebral and change the way we understand the world and ourselves on deeper level. Everyone has a unique story made up of their own unique struggles and triumphs. We all have revelations from God that help us move from our heads to our hearts, that we are now uniquely qualified to speak about. There is power in speaking life and encouragement into one another through our stories. Despite living different lives, when we come together and share our stories we will quickly find that we aren’t alone, that we often have similar fears and struggles and that we can learn from each other’s triumphs. We are all also a part of the greatest story of all. The Bible is a compilation of many individual’s stories, knit together to form the beautiful overarching story of God’s love and desire for reconciliation with us through Jesus. You are invited to participate in God’s great story. Step out in boldness, inspire and encourage others, by telling your story.
The Bible has been called the most remarkable book ever written. It has instructed, encouraged, and inspired hundreds of generations. But if you’ve ever tried to read it from cover to cover, you probably came across some parts that were strange or confusing. You might have even given up when you got to the “begats” in Numbers or glazed over when reading about the precise dimensions of the Tabernacle. This summer, lets go on a little “road trip” and take the road less traveled to really get to know the scriptures. We’ll get a sense for the lay of the land–the different sections, genres, and overall themes–and discover some hidden gems nestled in some of the more out-of-the-way chapters.
Happy New Year! We’re excited about what God has in store for us this year. Hear all about it in these three messages:
If you asked a random person what they thought about religion they would probably say something about a bunch of rules or a moral code. They might associate it with judgement and shame and fear. Or they might feel it’s a really good idea, if only they could get their life together first. It’s no wonder that more and more people are walking away from any religious affiliation altogether and don’t feel like it’s worth their time. When Jesus stepped on the scene, the situation wasn’t so different. People claimed to be the messiah all the time but most people didn’t seem to care. But there was something different about Jesus. All kinds of people flocked to him from tax collectors to Roman centurions to woman of low social standing to fishermen. And somehow this became a movement that would change the world forever. What made Jesus so irresistible and how can we as his church share it with the world?
You can check out past sermons in this series using the links below
- Have You Met Someone Who Knows the Father?
- Have You Met a Mentor?
- Have You Met a Servant?
- Have You Met a Listener?
- Have You Met an Influencer?
- Have You Met a Guide?
- Have You Met Someone Who Lives With Purpose?
The Bible is full of great stories. But if you think about it, not as a compilation of many stories, but as one, major themes emerge. Join us as we explore seven of Bible Project’s videos on themes in the Bible. The first three messages also have a special interview between Vineyard National Direct- Jay Pathak and Bible Project’s Chief Education Officer- Tim Mackie.
- Heaven and Earth
- Gospel of the Kingdom
Kids these days seem to have a language of their own: “I’m low key simping for that girl over there, no cap. She’s such a Heather and that fit is fire but she seems a little extra, what’s the tea?”
I beg your pardon, what did you say?
Sometimes we can forget that, as church people, we have our own lingo that may be confusing to newcomers. We’re “born again” and “covered by the blood”. We pray for “traveling mercies” and “a hedge of protection”. Some words or phrases are silly or can even be based on poor theology while others represent deep truths that we’ve forgotten.
In this lighthearted new series, we explore how the words we use can be a barrier to communicating the good news about Jesus and to reconnect with the profound truths that we have become casual about. Join us Sundays at 10am on Zoom or in person.
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When I received an email announcing that the Vineyard’s regional “Un-Conference” was canceled I couldn’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of disappointment. This was yet another event to add to my list of things that I missed over the summer. But Marshall and I felt determined to not let that time go to waste (he had already requested the week off from his other job), so we took it as an opportunity to invest in some much need self care and space. One night we packed up a picnic and found a cozy spot in a park–which sounds great, but this park closed at sunset and I had drastically underestimated how early the sun would set. Even though this was a night meant to de-stress and relax I found myself getting more and more stressed about how dark it was getting so quickly.
I sometimes find myself not ready to move forward as the season changes, stuck on the things that I’ll miss–stuck on the conferences that got cancelled, the shorter days, the dying leaves. Though autumn ends some things, it also brings new things with it: warm apple cider, cozy campfire nights, beautiful fall colors. Looking back I wonder how many small moments of joy, how many mini victories I have missed because I was looking at the wrong thing.
Are you giving your mini-victories as much attention as you give your mini-setbacks?
The changing season provides a good opportunity to explore where you are feeling stuck. What things are you grasping onto that are holding you back? What would happen if every time we felt disappointed we asked God “where are you moving?” I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to miss out on anything that God is doing. So, goodbye summer along with all the things that I missed; and hello fall with new adventures just waiting to be discovered.
Lord, I ask that you take my heart and make it yours. Share your excitement about new things with me, show me where you are moving. I don’t want to remain stuck, so I give you authority over the things I cling to. I want to walk with you, celebrate with you, share every moment with you instead of staying stuck in the past. Thank you for the goodness you have in store for us and the goodness we have already received. I love you Lord. Amen.
– Marissa Smith
Relationships are the atoms, the building blocks of communities. The Bible is the story of the relationship between God and us. Everything makes more sense through that lens. Getting better at relationships with each other helps us to be better at our side of our relationship with God (and vice versa). God describes his relationship with us in a lot of different ways. Sometimes he is our father, other times our lover, or brother, or friend. In each case he is the perfect model of what a healthy partner looks like. Growing closer to God means relating to him in all these different ways and letting him transform our relationships with others.
Listen to the full message
Your religion is worthless if you do not bridle your tongue and you deceive your heart. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. We must be hearers and doers, not one without the other.
– James 1:22-27
At the Loveland Vineyard, we aim to simply:
Love God, and Love People.
As a church, we engage in three different kinds of activities:
- Worship (Love God)
- Community (Love People through relationship)
- Service (Love People through action)
We are so blessed to have such a strong legacy of authentic, Spirit-filled worship and small-group based communities as well as a tangible impact on our community through our Food Pantry and other programs. We believe God is leading us to build on this foundation and focus our service activities in three key areas:
Serve the Needy