What is Vineyard, what we believe, and what's our story.
Our fellowship has quite a history! We were founded back in March of 1993 by Tom and Karen Pauquette, as a church plant. We began meeting in a living room located on South Eureka Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. Over the years, we have moved around quite a bit, calling different locations our home. Some of these places include West Franklin Elementary School, as well as a storefront that could be found on the corner of Wedgewood Drive and Sullivant Avenue. As we continued to share the gospel with our community and build relationships with fellow believers, we grew stronger. In May of 1996, we were thrilled to take possession of a building located at 1159 Demorest Road.
In the Spring of 2001, we began construction on a corn field and moved to our current Holt Road site. We were motivated to create a space that would serve the needs of our fellowship and community for years to come. Our church has grown over the years, and we now have a thriving and growing congregation. It's been an exciting journey, and we're grateful for the support and dedication of our members.
You may have noticed there are quite a few Vineyard churches in Columbus and the surrounding areas. It's interesting to learn that many of these churches started as outreaches or "church plants". However, it's important to note that each Vineyard is independent, meaning that not all Vineyard churches are the same. Despite their differences, all Vineyard churches do share common essential elements of Christian doctrine and practice.
We believe and teach all the basic truths of Christianity. We also believe that God still speaks to and empowers the Church today, and expect to experience a deep sense of God's presence and power in our worship, Bible teaching and prayer. Our heart's desire is to emulate the church as described in Acts 2:42-47.
This is what we believe.
- The necessity, sufficiency, clarity, authority, and infallibility of the Bible.
- The doctrine of sin: human beings are wholly unable to will or achieve their salvation without the free grace and intervention of God.
- The doctrine of atonement: Christ received the penalty we deserved in our place.
- The necessity of the new birth through the Holy Spirit, the blessings of justification, union with Christ, adoption, and sanctification.
- The indispensability of the church and its ministry of the Word, baptism, and communion for the formation of Christians into disciples.
- The availability and operation of spiritual gifts such as prophecy and physical healing.
- The personal return of Jesus Christ to earth to judge the world and establish a new heavens and new earth.
-Adapted from “The Decline and Renewal of the American Church: Part 3 – The Path to Renewal, by Dr. Tim Keller
We are a part of the Association of Vineyard Churches.
Visit that site to view our full Statement of Faith.