A community of followers of Jesus; learning to be the people God intended us to be, so we can live the lives God intended us to live.
Introducing: San Bruno Vineyard
God called a small group of people to plant a church in the northern part of the peninsula in the fall of 2003. The purpose of this call is to form a community of faith and reach out to people who are not yet walking with God in a community of faith and worship. As we have been walking together on this journey over the last decade, God has focused our vision and helped us to see more clearly what He intends to do in and through our community.
There are three main areas that stand out as most significant. First we are called to be a community of intercession. We are to be in prayer for all people in this part of the Bay Area. We have likened this to preparing the spiritual landscape for what God is doing and for what God intends to do in our area. Second, we are called to build healthy relationships with other communities. We believe in one Body of Christ on Earth and that all who place their faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior are a part of that Body. We believe that God intends to reach out to people as the whole body of Christ walks in unity. Third, we are called to express God's heart for others through practical acts of love and kindness that share and reflect His character to each other.
What is the Vineyard Movement?
One might characterize the Vineyard movement as being distinctive in three areas: Worship, the Word, and Works. These values emphasize our corporate and individual relationships with God.
WorshipVineyard communities have always attempted to make worship culturally appropriate and contemporary for a local setting. From the earliest days in the Vineyard movement, these communities have emphasized an attitude in worship that expresses personal experience and relationship with Jesus. Vineyard worship leaders reach for this attitude in part by singing songs to God rather than about God. In more general terms, our worship experience rests in the attitude of surrendering to God all of our external attachments to the creation, and seeking complete devotion to Him. It is only from this place that we might enter back into healthy relationships with any part of His creation.
WordVineyard leadership has consistently embraced theology that is both conservative and orthodox. We hold to the principle that All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching. Our focus is on the person and character of Jesus in the context of the Kingdom of God . It is from our understanding of the future and present nature of the Kingdom of God that we explain the nature of worship and the dynamics of the gifts in the context of our corporate and individual relationships with God.
WorksWe believe that Jesus calls us to do what He did and is doing on Earth for the sake of His body and for the salvation of all people. God empowers His people to accomplish His will and enter into the work of His kingdom through the gifts of the Spirit. These gifts are directed either inward (for the edification and building up of the Body of Christ ), or outward (for the sake of drawing others into the Kingdom of God).