The Bible is central to our teaching, faith and life. This has to do with simple life-orientated teaching and biblical expression.
Worship is our highest priority – not just singing, but not less than that. It has to do with regular corporate worship that is personal, intimate and non-manipulative.
Small groups are the basic structure of the church; the place of belonging, relationships, self-disclosure, growth, discipleship and practice of ministry.
Spiritual gifts are in every believer – they are to be identified, evoked and exercised for the common good. We must be more gift-based than organisational-based.
Training is fundamental to our being church – to “equip the saints” for the work of the ministry in all it’s aspects, and also for life itself.
Signs and wonders are a normal and regular part of church life – to practice the ministry of compassion and power in terms of healing the sick and broken, driving out demons and doing the supernatural works of God.
Ministry to the poor is very important to God and to the Vineyard – it should be a regular practice of mercy in terms of feeding, clothing, helping, serving, etc.
Evangelism is the call of every believer – to bring others to Christ through friendship, power encounter, and other programmes of outreach. Real church growth means reaching out into the world and advancing the Kingdom of God.
Other churches must be loved, respected and worked with, because we are part of the Body of Christ. We must seek to have good relationships with the broader church.
Church planting and missions are at the heart of the Vineyard calling. Every church must have a vision to grow and multiply and to touch other parts of the world. “…the best form of evangelism is planting a new church”.